11/02/2019
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

PhD position in "Integrated Economic and Experimental Evaluation of Continuous Bioprocesses"

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    University College London
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciencesBiological engineering
    EngineeringChemical engineering
    EngineeringProcess engineering
    TechnologyBiotechnology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    13/03/2019 23:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    United Kingdom › London
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    35
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/05/2019
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    CODOBIO-ESR-3
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    812909

CODOBIO – Continuous Downstream Processing of Biologics - is a recently granted Marie Skłodowska Curie European Training Network. CODOBIO is implemented by a European Consortium of universities, research institutions and companies in the field of bioprocess engineering. Main objectives of CODOBIO are (i) process control and modelling of continuous downstream processes, (ii) miniaturization, scale-up and –down of continuous downstream processes and (iii) process design and development of integrated continuous downstream processes.

This PhD proposal is part of the CODOBIO European Training Network and will be hosted by the Department of Biochemical Engineering at University College London based in London, United Kingdom. The project aims to develop an integrated economic and experimental optimization of end-to-end continuous biopharmaceutical processes. A summary of the primary project objectives are:

  • Creation of a decisional tool comprising detailed process economics models linked to multi-attribute decision-making and uncertainty analysis to evaluate the potential of fully integrated end-to-end continuous bioprocesses with both column-based and column-free DSP operations
  • For column-free operations, use scale-down experimentation to determine the relevant predictive design equations to incorporate into the process economics model
  • Application of models to a series of industrially-relevant case studies

Benefits

  • Be part of a highly interacting interdisciplinary project team – structured secondments to other project partners are planned
  • Start to build up your scientific network - meet and exchange regularly with 15 other PhD students working in the same project
  • Join an embedded and customized education program– gain scientific/technical skills as well as transferable skills to complement your qualification

Eligibility criteria

  • Specific Eligibility Criteria valid at time of recruitment on the H2020 Marie Skłodowska Curie programme:
    • The applicants has to be within the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree
    • Mobility rule: The applicants may not have resided or carried out main activity (studies, work, etc.) in the United Kingdom for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to the recruitment date

Selection process

Please send your CV and personal statement in pdf format to Laura Nagle, l.nagle@ucl.ac.uk, indicating the reference number CODOBIO-ESR-3 in the subject of the email.

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Biochemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Biological Engineering, or related areas
  • Excellent skills in spoken and written English
  • Interpersonal skills conductive to team work and group research efforts
  • Travel abroad for training purposes is part of the training programme

Specific Requirements

  • This project will require the candidate to possess basic engineering and computing skills and a desire to understand the challenges of dealing with complex biological materials in real environments. Ideally the candidate will be familiar with:
    • Mammalian cell culture and purification of biopharmaceuticals
    • Engineering economics and optimisation algorithms
    • Programming (e.g. Python, Matlab)

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
University College London
United Kingdom
London
WC1E 6BT
Gower Street

EURAXESS offer ID: 379081

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