Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate, Expensive Optimization for Bioprocessing

Manchester, United Kingdom
£32,236 to £39,609 per annum
03 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
10 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location : Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9 1NB
Closing Date : 10/12/2018
Salary : £32,236 to £39,609 per annum (according to relevant experience) plus £4000 personal training and development budget
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Humanities
Division : Management Sciences and Marketing (MSM)
Hours Per week : 37.5
Contract Duration : 13 Months from the agreed start date

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious graduate with the ability and confidence to manage a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project with Biopharm Services Ltd (BPS).

The University of Manchester and Biopharm Services are looking to recruit a Research Associate/Postdoctoral Researcher to undertake this 13 month project which has an overall aim of developing an optimization tool for solving computationally expensive problems in the domain of bioprocessing (or simply drug manufacturing). Moreover, these problems have constraints, discrete (nominal and ordinal) variables, multiple objectives, and uncertainties.

The position will provide you with a unique opportunity to lead the transfer of knowledge from the University of Manchester through to the biopharmaceutical industry, and in the development of novel software tool to be commercialised by Biopharm Services.

You should have a PhD OR a good MSc and relevant working experience in a quantitative subject such as computing, mathematics, statistics, physics or engineering.

This post is funded through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) award, a UK Government scheme intended to promote sustained and mutually beneficial relationships between universities, and industry.

You will be based at Biopharm Services, located in Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1SD (not the University of Manchester) You will work directly with supervisors from both the University of Manchester and Biopharm Services and will use the facilities and resources of both organisations.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Richard Allmendinger


Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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