R&D Research Scientist Biomaterials

Posted 5 April by Oxford Biomaterials Ltd

We are a silk based biomaterials company focusing on research and development of novel biomedical devices. We also focus on upscaling and spinning of silk. We are a small friendly company based in a modern building within a science park near to Oxford city centre.

We are seeking to recruit a serious, innovative, collaborative, self-motivated, committed, very meticulous and organized full time Biomaterial Research Engineer to join the existing team for a natural protein biomaterial project. This position is a broad ranging laboratory based role developing, problem solving.

Key responsibilities will include

-Organise all laboratory work efficiently.

-Help develop and implement new processes of obtaining the main silk feedstock and spun fibres/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 material 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 key attributes

-Prior experience in Industry is a plus.

-Scientific degree

-ideally, background in biomaterials, chemistry or protein chemistry

-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 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

Required skills

  • Laboratory
  • Reporting
  • Research
  • Traceability

Reference: 34834291

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