Scientist – Downstream

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£21,000 - £28,000 per annum
Full-time - Permanent
Science and Engineering
25 Feb 2020 - 23:30
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CPI in a nutshell

At CPI we work with our partners to translate inventions into products and processes that enhance health and well-being, protect and improve our environment and increase productivity across industries.

With a deep understanding of innovation processes and funding, outstanding technical expertise and industry relevant assets, we enable products and processes to be quickly and cost-effectively brought to market. This supports the development of next-generation manufacturing, highly-skilled jobs and economic growth for the UK.

Our partners operate across many diverse markets including pharmaceuticals, speciality chemicals, food and drink, electronics and transportation.

Why this role is important for CPI’s work

As the Scientist – Downstream you will be contributing to the delivery and realisation of project work through preparation, development, research, design, testing and analysis work in line with team and business unit requirements. You will also work under technical supervision of line manager and senior colleagues, supporting with a range of activities to meet business unit objectives. 

Duties of the role will include: 

  • To contribute to the continuous design and technical expertise of downstream processing within the DSP team via internal projects to increase knowledge/​capability for greater client offering. With guidance from experienced DSP members to be responsible for the planning, execution and on-time delivery of these projects. 
  • To work within the technical area of Wilton laboratories performing experimental work and generating technical data for downstream development programmes in line with CPI strategy and collaborative R&D/commercial demand.
  • To work between the laboratory, pilot/​demonstration facilities at Wilton & other business units (i.e. biologics and formulations) to deliver internal and external projects

The person we are seeking

We are looking for candidates who are educated to HNC or Foundation Degree level (or equivalent) in a Scientific/​Engineering discipline plus relevant industrial experience. Or candidates who are educated to Degree level (or equivalent) in a Scientific/​Engineering discipline. The successful candidate will possess foundation of technical knowledge and some underpinning knowledge in downstream processing of bio-based feedstocks, as well as evidence of technical problem solving. Experience of performing techniques for the recovery/​separation of industrial bio-based products (for example centrifugation, filtration, evaporation, drying & chromatography) and protein analysis (for example HPLC methods, SDS PAGE & protein assays) is advantageous.

What does CPI offer you?

At CPI, we offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, including: family friendly policies, flexible holidays and holiday purchasing schemes, opportunities for learning and development, generous pension plan, life assurance and accident insurance schemes.

Additional information

All applicants must have the legal right to live and work in the UK at the time of application. Presentation of appropriate original documents will be required.

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