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Bioprocess Engineer - Downstream

Role Title: Bioprocess Engineer

Salary: £28,000-£32,000 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

  • Working as part of a team to design and implement the separation unit operations for our proprietary bioreactor and bioprocess.

  • Designing and conducting scale down testing of separations processes

  • Utilise your separation processes expertise to creatively inform bioprocess design and operation.

  • Supporting the translation form R&D to Engineering by working with colleagues to revise designs to take them into pre-pilot and pilot scale.



  • Development of robust separation processes for muscle cell tissue engineering

  • Development of hardware and protocols for downstream bioprocessing


Selection Criteria

1. Experience

Masters-level qualification or equivalent experience in biochemical/ chemical /process engineering

Proven experience of practical or industrial downstream processing experience though new graduates will be considered.

2. Delivering for an organisation

Has delivered key design elements as part of a team, to deliver separation units for pilot/process commissioning or retrofitting or continuous improvement.

3. Team working

Demonstrable ability to work with a diverse range of people, working towards a common goal in a multi-disciplinary environment. 

4. Expertise

  • Essential: Masters level or equivalent in the fundamentals of separation processes; hands-on design, build and test of separation units

  • Preferable: Computational fluid dynamics to complement and inform unit design; whole-process modelling


The Benefits

In addition to working in a world class facility based in the Bath region with a supportive 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: Sunday 2nd June

On site interviews to be held: Thursday 13th June

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

Please note that this role is not sponsorable and that applicants should have the right to work in the UK

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