KTP Associate
Based in James Cook Hospital & Teesside University, Middlesbrough, Tees Valley

Salary: £32k – £35k
(Dependent on qualifications and experience)
+ £4,000 Personal Development Budget

An opportunity exists for a self-motivated post-doc to be employed by Teesside University, working on a 2-year interdisciplinary project for Glycoselect (UK) Ltd at the cutting edge of monoclonal antibody development and purification.
The Company: Glycoselect (UK) Ltd is an early stage biotechnology company developing patented, analytical tools for life science products.
They specialise in the development of Recombinant Prokaryotic Lectins (RPL’s).

The Role: The role will develop a microfluidic analytical tool and a purification column for effective isolation of monoclonal antibodies based on their glycan structures. Opportunity to learn techniques such as AKTA, Forte Bio (Octet), Mas-spectrometry and sensor fabrication. This is a 2-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership and the successful candidate will be supported half a day per week by the Teesside University academic supervisory team led by Dr. M. Safwan Akram and supported by Prof. Meez Islam (Teesside University). Dr Roisin Thompson will provide company led supervision at Glycoselect (UK) Ltd. Both partners are situated within a ½ hour walk / 5 minute drive.

Teesside University : Research produced at Teesside University was considered to have strong impact. 100% of the Social Policy, History and Allied Health submissions, and 90% of the General Engineering submission, was rated as having outstanding or very considerable impact during REF2014.

Tees Valley : Located in North East England, nestled between North Yorkshire and County Durham. The area is beautiful and diverse, home to vibrant towns, picturesque villages and impressive historic venues. We are lucky to have some of the most stunning countryside and impressive coastlines on the doorstep.

For further information see the Job Description and Person Specification provided in the ‘To Apply’ link below and/or email

CLOSING DATE: 25th September 2017
INTERVIEW DATE: Wednesday 17th October

To Apply: Please complete the online application form provided here

N.B – You must refer to each criteria outlined in the Person Specification provided, within the additional information section of your application.

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