The UCL Department of Biochemical Engineering will be a key Spoke in the Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub (FBRH), funded by a major award from the EPSRC and BBSRC. UCL research will address the development and scale-up of new bioprocess technologies for intensified whole cell and enzymatic bioconversion processes. Two FBRH posts are now available at UCL.

Placement Summary
UCL Department / Division: Biochemical Engineering
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 28 Jul 2019
Salary: £35,328 - £42,701 per annum (inclusive of London allowance)

Key Requirements

  • Candidates require a PhD in a relevant discipline (Biochemical, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or the Physical Sciences)
  •  Ideally possess experience in a number of the following areas: fermentation, bioconversion, enzyme purification and immobilisation, continuous flow reactors, microfluidics, chemometrics, kinetic modelling and bioprocess scale-up.
  • The post will require a high degree of interaction with project partners so excellent team-working and communication skills are required.
  • The post holder will be responsible for undertaking original experimental and modelling work, reporting on project progress and the preparation and submission of research papers arising from these and related studies.

Post Information
One post will explore microfluidic reactor technologies for the continuous enzymatic synthesis of pharmaceutical intermediates. The focus will be on plug-and-play microreactor concepts for integrated conversion processes. This work will be led by Prof. Nicolas Szita (Ref:1811891)
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The second post will explore novel industrial host organisms for large scale, commodity chemicals production. The focus will be on creation of intensified fermentation processes (fed-batch, continuous) and their control. This work will be led by Prof. Gary Lye (Ref:1810821)
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