Biofabrication Research Engineer – Blizard Institute

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Biofabrication Research Engineer - Blizard Institute
Location:London
Salary:£34,220 to £40,194 per annum inclusive of London Allowance
Hours:Full Time
Contract Type:Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On:16th March 2020
Closes:10th April 2020
Job Ref:QMUL21812

Centre for Cell Biology & Cutaneous Research

Location: Whitechapel

The Blizard Institute is the largest and most diverse of the Institutes of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Our work in both education and research integrates basic science, clinical research and translational research activity across areas encompassing cell biology, genomics, immunobiology, neuroscience. A major recent initiative has been the collaboration with other schools and institutes of the Queen Mary University of London to expand and enhance our undergraduate biomedical programmes, offering students broad opportunities to study in an exciting environment of world-leading medical research.

The CREATE Lab is a newly established core facility within the Blizard Institute dedicated to 3D bio-printing and fabrication of microfluidic devices. Through a recent investment from the university, the facility includes state-of-the-art 3D bioprinting and microfabrication equipment and supports multi-disciplinary biomedical research in the areas of advanced tissue engineering and disease modelling.

There is an exciting opportunity for a Research Engineer to support new biofabrication projects within the CREATE Lab and manage the efficient day to day operation of the facility. The successful candidate will be responsible for working with research staff and academics to develop innovative 3D bioprinting and microfluidic methods and carry out multi-disciplinary research projects. In addition, the post will be responsible for the overall management of the facility including training, budgets, and equipment maintenance.

We seek a creative and motivated scientist with expertise in biomaterials and advanced tissue engineering as well as a Ph.D. in a related field. Additional experience in 3D printing technology and microfabrication would be highly advantageous. The successful candidate must also possess strong organisational, communication, and management skills and be able to work with scientists from diverse backgrounds and disciplines.

The post is full time and fixed-term for 16 months, with an expected start date of 1 May 2020. Starting salary will be in the range of £34,220 – £40,194 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

The post will report to Dr John Connelly, Reader in Bioengineering and academic lead for the CREATE Lab.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr John Connelly j.connelly@qmul.ac.uk

Details about the Institute can be found at www.blizard.qmul.ac.uk

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 10 April 2020. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

The School of Medicine and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.

The School of Medicine holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award. We are committed to the equality of opportunities and advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles, we strongly encourage applications from women.

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About Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is one of the UK’s top research universities, ranked fifth for world-leading and internationally excellent research (REF 2014).

We are committed to providing our students with an education that is judged internationally to be of the highest quality, and which exploits innovations in teaching, learning, and assessment.

We are proud of our local community, with a culture of contributing to our local area through public engagement, research, volunteering, and partnerships.

Our staff delivers research that makes an impact and inspires our students. From the discovery of a new world, Proxima b, to the application of new cancer treatments; the shaping of international trade policies to the physics of music – our research influences public policy, improves health and social conditions, advances specialist knowledge, and informs the cultural debate.

Our staff delivers research that makes an impact and inspires our students. From the discovery of a new world, Proxima b, to the application of new cancer treatments; the shaping of international trade policies to the physics of music – our research influences public policy, improves health and social conditions, advances specialist knowledge, and informs the cultural debate.

We have a strong reputation for disciplinary and multi-disciplinary excellence in the areas of medicine, science, engineering, humanities, social sciences, and creative industries. Our three faculties, our Life Sciences Initiative, and our specialist research centers and institutes are supported by colleagues in Professional Services.

Queen Mary is good at commercializing innovations from our researchers, effectively translating our research for societal and economic impact. Spin-outs created with our academics during the past few years have seen remarkable success, including Aptech, based on synthetic bone substitutes, sold in 2010 for ~£200m; hVIVO based in our bio incubator Queen Mary Bioenterprises with a market value of ~£160m; and Actual Experience, with a market value of ~£100m.

We are committed to building an international presence through activities that transcend national boundaries and which allow us to engage with talented students and researchers at like-minded institutions in all parts of the world. Check out our map that shows how extensive our relationships are with partners around the globe: qmul.ac.uk/partnerships.

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