Recruitment

    

(Fluorescent image of nerve growth on Spidrex silk : courtesy of Prof. John Priestley, Center for Neuroscience and Trauma, Queen Mary University London)
 
Latest update : March 2018 - We are looking for an R&D Research Engineer (see below)

-No recruitment agencies-


 Please send CV, cover letter and expected salary to

stephanie.lesage@

oxfordbiomaterials.com


 

 R&D Research Engineer

Protein-based Biomaterials

Biomaterial background with industrial experience

Location : Oxford, Oxfordshire UK

Business/Function : R&D

Full time- 37.5h/week

Start date: From April 2018 until September 2019

Reports to: Project Manager

We are seeking to recruit a serious, innovative, collaborative, self-motivated, committed, very meticulous and organized full time Research Engineer to work on our protein based feedstock process. This position is a broad ranging laboratory based role developing, problem solving.

Please note: there is no biotechnology, cell culture, protein/molecule synthesis or protein analysis involved in this role.

Role description

The position will mainly involve improving our spin-able protein-based feedstock process. The candidate will interface with external research teams and support, trouble shoot and help to develop new processes and testing of the material.

Key responsibilities will include

-Organise all laboratory work efficiently.

-Help develop and implement new processes of obtaining the main silk feedstock and scaffolds made with the feedstock.

-Help ensure that all manufacturing process improvements can be up-scaled to production volume and assist with the manufacture up-scale when prototype is ready.

-Help in the development and implementation of a Quality Assurance methodologies for existing and new processes.

-Communicate observations and outcomes on a scheduled basis.

-Generate new data in support of scientific, regulatory and marketing claims and indications.

-Work with external facilities and sub-contract facilities.

-Maintain the laboratory stocks and equipment, place orders for materials and consumables.

-Comply with requirements and procedures for Design Control.

-Follow strict documentation and laboratory work processes.

-Write SOP’s and other Quality System documentation as required.

Candidate’s attributes

-Prior experience in Industry is a plus (including industrial placement).

-Scientific degree

-Background in biomaterials, chemistry or protein chemistry ideal

-It will be critical for the candidate to be able to follow strict laboratory and reporting procedures to ensure full traceability of all work done

-Practical and "hands on" laboratory skills as the position will be mainly laboratory-based

-Strong analytical, research and innovation skills

-Confident when working independently

-Able to ensure overall project goals and timelines are met by organising and supervising all laboratory work efficiently

-Able to plan relevant work/studies, analyse data and prepare reports

-Able to work in a small team.

-Positive "can do" attitude



All applicants should be able to prove that they are legally entitled to work in the UK

Please send CV, cover letter and expected salary to

stephanie.lesage

@oxfordbiomaterials.com