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Biochemical Engineer
Oxford, South West

An exciting new opportunity to join our clients as a Biochemical Engineer. As Biochemical Engineer in the Bioprocessing team, you will be tasked with developing the manufacturing process to produce tissue on a large scale.

 

Your duties will include:

  • Design, set up and operate end-to-end bioprocess at the bench-scale to enable efficient expansion, differentiation, and harvest of mammalian cell cultures
  • Develop process and implement enabling technologies that facilitate enhanced volumetric productivity
  • Design, plan, and execute R&D experiments that optimise unit operations and develop the over-arching bioprocess (from raw materials to final product), ensuring that deliverables are successfully met within the timeline
  • Analyse, summarise, record, and communicate experimental results.
  • Supervise and mentor junior engineers and scientists
  • Document research findings clearly in an electronic lab book
  • Along with team members, provide routine laboratory maintenance, including participating in equipment upkeep, cleaning rotas and laboratory consumables stock management
  • Ensure that laboratory and workshop health, safety and quality procedures are followed
  • Select, follow, and adapt experimental protocols and generate laboratory SOPs
  • Support the preparation of laboratory risk assessments and maintenance of health and safety protocols
  • Participate regularly in group meetings and prepare and deliver presentations to the project team and internal stakeholders

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology, or related field.

 

Essential Experience:

  • BSc with 6 or more years experience or PhD with 2 or more years experience in bioprocess development in an industrial or academic setting
  • Experience in designing, developing, and operating bioreactors up to 20L
  • Supervising junior engineers and scientists
  • Experience with downstream bioprocess technologies (e.g., filtration, centrifugation)
  • Substantial experience in aseptic cell culture, ideally with stem cells

 

Desirable experience:

  • Experience with adherent cell cultures is highly desirable
  • Experience with statistical software and DoE (design of experiments)
  • Line-management experience
  • Appreciation of Quality by Design principles
  • Ability to develop mechanical designs, PFD, P&IDs, HAZOP and SOPs
  • Experience with CAD (e.g., Autodesk) and CFD (e.g., Ansys Fluent) software packages
  • The ability to use a programming language (e.g., MATLAB, R) would be a bonus

 

 

About you

  • Advanced problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills both written and spoken
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Able to multitask
  • Initiative
  • Happy in a growing team
Salary: £35000 - £45000 PA
Date Posted: 22/06/2022
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