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.
-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