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 : 9th August, 2016 - We are looking for either a Laboratory Technician, or a Research Engineer. 
If interested, please email your CV, cover letter and expected salary to admin@oxfordbiomaterials.com
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Research Engineer Protein-based Biomaterials

Biomaterial background with industrial experience if possible

Location : Oxford, Oxfordshire UK

Business/Function : R&D

Full time- 37.5h/week

Salary: Up to £23,000 Gross Per Annum

Contract length: Initially until end of April 2016

Start date : From September 2016

Reports to: Project Manager

We are seeking to recruit a serious, innovative, collaborative, self-motivated, committed, very meticulous and organized full time Biomaterial Research Engineer and laboratory supervisor to join the existing entrepreneurial team for a natural protein biomaterial project. 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 developing a new process to produce the silk feedstocks for our protein biomaterial platform technology. 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 are scalable 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 consummables.

-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 key attributes

-Positive "can do" attitude absolutely critical

-Prior experience in a laboratory, ideally supervising someone else

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

-Strong analytical, research and innovation skills

-Background in biomaterials, chemistry or protein chemistry

-Confident when working independently and supervising someone

-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.

Candidate’s ideal knowledge

-Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Project

Candidate’s qualifications

-Scientific/technical degree

-Master’s degree minimum

Candidate’s experience

-Experience in industry ideal.

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 admin@oxfordbiomaterials.com

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Laboratory Technician Protein-based Biomaterials

 

Location : Oxford Science Park, Oxfordshire UK

Job type : Temporary

Contract length : initially September 2016 to April 2017

Full time- 37.5h/week

Salary: £18,000 Gross Per Annum

Start date : September 2016

Reports to: Research Technician 

We are seeking to recruit a friendly, self-motivated, very meticulous and organised full time Research Technician.

 

Role description

Working with and for our Research Technician, the Laboratory Technician will be working in our laboratory, mainly on our new protein solution process development project. The position would be temporary, initially until April 2017, but full time, working 5 days per week. Please note that there is no molecular biology, cell culture, protein/molecule synthesis or protein analysis involved in this role.

 

Key tasks may include 

-Preparing solutions for our research Technician

-Preparing samples with/for our research Technician

-Following our testing protocols to evaluate the devices produced.

-The candidate may also be working with Excel to analyse new or existing data.

  

The candidate should

 

-Have very good written and communication skills

-Be enthusiastic, committed, self-motivated and self-disciplined, working with minimal supervision

-Be very meticulous in her/his work and give great attention to details

-Be able to work in a team and comply with all existing procedures

-Be able to record in a very detailed manner all laboratory work done and results obtained

-Have a very good working knowledge of Excel

-Be flexible and very keen on taking on new tasks

-Have a degree in biomedical sciences, biosciences, chemistry or related subjects

-Preferably have previous laboratory technician experience

 

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

 

37.5h/week, working hours

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 admin@oxfordbiomaterials.com