Location:         Harwell, Oxford, UK

Start date:       Q4 2018

Position:          Full-time

Salary:            £25,000-35,000 (dependent upon qualifications and experience) and pension

Apply by:         19th October 2018

Apply to:          info@electrospinning.co.uk

The Electrospinning Company Ltd (TECL)

We design, develop and manufacture materials, specifically nanofibre polymer scaffolds, which are used in tissue engineering/ regenerative medicine applications. We have a diverse range of client-led and internal R&D projects and operate to ISO 13485:2016 medical device quality standards. In October 2018, we are moving from the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory business incubator into brand new, purpose-built cleanroom facilities on the Harwell campus and wish to grow our team (currently 10 people).

Job responsibilities

The biomaterials scientist will develop and manufacture scaffolds for a range of tissue engineering and cell culture applications. They will manage some projects independently and participate in others as part of a team. They will follow standard procedures compliant with the Company’s quality standards, will maintain electronic lab book records, write reports and documents, participate in customer meetings and support the activities of the R&D and manufacturing teams. They will have the opportunity to attend scientific meetings and conferences.

Experience and Knowledge

  • Practical experience of polymer processing techniques, preferably of electrospinning.
  • Experience of cell culture and the interaction of materials with cells is desirable.
  • MSc/ PhD/ EngD in a biomedical field is ideal, though you may also have a background in engineering or chemistry.
  • Experience in systematic experimental design is desirable.
  • Post-doctoral/ industrial experience in a relevant field is desirable.
  • Experience with Quality Management Systems is desirable.
  • Proficient with standard software such as MS outlook and excel.
  • Fluent in English and able to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing.
  • Able to work on own initiative or as part of a team.

Unfortunately, we are not able to obtain working visas for non-Europeans so you will need the right to work in the United Kingdom.