Head of Bioprocessing

Salary: Negotiable

Work Type: Permanent

Location: Bath, England

Industry: FMCG

Role Title : Head of Bioprocessing
Salary: Competitive
Location: Corsham Science Park

Cellular Agriculture Ltd produces technology that aims to make cultivated meat a widely available, sustainable, ethical, affordable protein alternative.

We are passionate about food security with an enthusiasm for next-generation solutions, innovative technologies, sustainability, and the future of food and agriculture, and are looking for like-minded people to join our growing team.

The company integrates activities across a Research and Development Department responsible for innovating, an Engineering Department that delivers scaled iterations of bioreactors and bioprocess, and the Operations Department responsible for ensuring the company runs smoothly. These Departments work seamlessly together towards delivering technology that allows a sustainable alternative protein to diversify food stuffs for food security across the world.

We are committed to being an inclusive workplace. We strongly believe in the benefits a diverse team brings, and having and equitable culture in which all our people can thrive, with everyone being able to influence our day-to-day working for the better and encouraging growth.

What this role entails
The purpose of this role is to lead the translation of research and development technologies to deliver cultured meat at scale with a maximised protein yield. Lead, manage, support and develop team members to ensure high quality and timely delivery of the collective duties and responsibilities. This is a role that combines with line management and leadership duties, with some laboratory/pilot plant work. To lead aspects of the delivery of company strategy. Contribute positively to the company culture and community.


- Lead and management the translation of tissue engineering discoveries and inventions into an industrialised/manufacturing demonstration setting, with optimised cost and environmental impact performance.
- Have oversight of R&D developments for translation to pilot plant and other commercial opportunities
- Lead across the company to realise functional and ideally novel bioprocess design
- Be responsible and have oversight for the validation and auditing of processes and procedures across bioprocess development activities
- Line manage and mentor direct reports from different disciplines to deliver objectives/milestones
- Play a key role in growing and developing the company-wide team
- As part of the company management, participate in activities to contribute to delivery plans, to ensure milestones are achieved.

Selection Criteria
1) Experience
- Sustained and demonstrable industrially relevant experience in bioprocess development.
- Sustained demonstrable ability to successfully line manage a multidisciplinary team from recruitment through the complete career timeline

2) Delivering for an organisation
- Sustained track record of success in project management of developing, optimizing, and transferring novel R&D cell culture processes to manufacturing
- Outstanding ability to think strategically for the long-term success and safeguarding of the company, assess risk and make decisions as a result

3) Team working
- Leads by example to build high performing teams that deliver great results and operate to high behavioural standards. Ability to work with a wide range of people and communicate across disciplines and sectors
- Can lead a complex and time-pressured organisation to deliver milestones while ensuring a thriving workforce and while company values are upheld
- Leads by example to create a climate of collaboration and lead teams within it to capture and share knowledge, identify, produce and capitalise on thought leadership

4) Expertise

- Fundamental understanding of upstream and downstream unit operations and scale-up/scale-down principles for mammalian cell culture in biopharma/cell therapies
- Hands on design, build of equipment, and commissioning/operation experience for bioprocessing
- Experienced with tissue engineering systems or a demonstrable ability to apply knowledge to such systems.

- Use of CFD or process modelling tools
- Implementation of ISO 9001
- Experience of devising and delivering strategy in a technology-based organisation

The Benefits
In addition to working in a world class facility based in the Bath region with a supporting and inclusive team, you will receive a highly competitive base salary, share options in a growing biotech enterprise, competitive holiday allowance and a fantastic benefits package including pension, Bupa medical cover and life assurance. You will have access to world-class training, development, and networking with organisations across cellular agriculture, and food systems.

When Applying: Please include a cover letter detailing your experience and why you wish to apply for this role.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We reserve the right to close the position once we find the ideal candidate. Don't delay - apply now to be considered!

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