Join a growing protein engineering, R&D and manufacture company based on the Science Park, Cambridge, UK
At Qkine we are re-defining industry standards for growth factor and cytokine biochemical quality to enable our customers to more reproducibly and cost-effectively scale their stem cell, organoid and regenerative medicine applications. We do this by using proprietary technology to manufacture the highest purity, animal-free growth factors and use innovative protein engineering techniques to create novel forms of key growth factors to tackle fundamental biological and scalability challenges, which are holding back the industry. We are looking for talented people to join our team who share our passion for quality and supporting stem cell science. Please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of Product Development and Manufacture
We have already attracted a loyal customer following from both leading biotech and pharmaceutical organisations, as well as world-class academic institutions, and have successfully completed a significant series A investment round, which will enable the next phase of our growth, including the roll out of full commercial operations across East Asia, the US and Europe. We are now building our team to enable this rapid scale-up and are seeking experienced leaders to nurture our talented team who are making a critical difference to science worldwide.
We are looking for a Head of Product Development and Manufacture to lead our in-house R&D, protein manufacture and bioassay teams and want to hear from people who can drive our growth by providing scientific leadership, project management and delivery of our product development pipeline. You will plan and manage stand-alone R&D and process development projects, whilst also inputting on our strategy as part of our management team.
You will have:
• A degree in biochemistry or a related discipline
• PhD or equivalent research or industry experience
• Strong people leadership and nurturing skills
• Demonstrable experience of managing stakeholders and delivering projects in a busy protein production laboratory environment
• Technical knowledge of protein expression and purification technologies which enables you to innovate and achieve continuous improvement
• Experience of bacterial expression systems and detailed knowledge of protein purification.
We believe in nurturing our team, empowering individuals and working flexibly. We do this while exceeding the expectations of our customers and collaborators with a continual focus on delivering the best service and information.
In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a flexible benefits package and share option scheme.
How to apply:
Please send a two-page CV and a one-page covering letter explaining why you are a great fit for the role and would like to join our team. Please send as a single PDF file to email@example.com.