Principal Bioprocess Engineer

Salary: Negotiable

Work Type: Permanent

Location: Bath, England

Industry: FMCG

Role: Principal Engineer - Bioprocessing

Salary: 48-60 DOE
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 To lead the industrialisation of a novel bioprocess platform. Evolving laboratory scale equipment to deliver a pilot scale demonstration of cultivated protein manufacture using Cellular Agriculture's cell culture platform. Working with and leading colleagues from across a range of disciplines, internal and external to the company. Managing a team to ensure high quality and timely delivery of the collective duties and responsibilities. Making a positive contribution to company culture and community.

Lead projects to create functional and ideally novel ways to integrate of USP and DSP at pilot scale and beyond
Lead the translation of the underpinning process design, from R&D to commercialisation
Translate tissue engineering discovery and inventions into an industrialized/manufacturing demonstration setting, with optimised cost and environmental impact performance.
Lead and manage the development, implementation, and integration of safe, robust, and efficient unit operations, through design, build, commissioning, and testing stages underpinned by a deep understanding of process development engineering
Continuous improvement including oversight of advanced process control and feedback to the R&D programme

Key Selection Criteria

1) Experience

Demonstrable industrially relevant experience in bioprocess development.

Sustained track record of successfully delivering practical design, build, and commissioning/operation of bioreactors and/or separation units

2) Delivering for an organisation

Demonstrable track record as project manager for successfully delivering complex R&D/scale-up/tech-transfer assignments in the biotechnology or food industries, with demonstrable financial returns.

Experience in delivering complex, end-to-end, world-first bioprocess solutions
Highly experienced line manager, with demonstrable success of dealing with several challenges across all stages of a career.

3) Team working
Excellent interpersonal skills, communication style and team working
Ability to collaborate for the successful delivery of milestones
Ability to effectively supervise and support a diverse team
Ability to acquire, document, and share knowledge.

4) Expertise

PhD or equivalent in bioprocess engineering, biochemical engineering, biology, chemical engineering, or related scientific field.
Experienced with tissue engineering systems or a demonstrable ability to apply knowledge to such systems.
Has lead aspects of pilot equipment development, preferably in areas such as fermentation, hygienic/aseptic operations, downstream processing, membranes, or emphasis on process control

Knowledge of CFD or process modelling tools
Leadership experience with HSE procedures in a lab and manufacturing setting.

What you will get in return / The Benefits / Opportunities
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.

Closing date: 7th June
1st stage online interview, psychometric testing W/C 17th June
On site interviews to be held on: W/C 1st July

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