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Biofabrication Research Engineer - QMUL21812

Department: Blizard Institute
Salary: 34,220-40194 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL21812
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 16-Mar-2020
Closing date: 10-Apr-2020

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Blizard Institute

Centre for Cell Biology & Cutaneous Research

Biofabrication Research Engineer

Salary: £34,220 - £40,194 per annum

Ref: QMUL21812


Department: Blizard Institute
Salary: £34,220 - £40,194 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL21812
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 16 Mar-2020

Closing date: 10 April 2020

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 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 recent investment from the university, the facility includes state-of-the-art 3D bio-printing 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 bio-printing 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

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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 to 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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