Lecturer/ Associate Professor in Digital Bioprocess Engineering

University College London
Biochemical Engineering
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UCL was a founding laboratory in the discipline of biochemical engineering and established the first UK department in the subject in 1998. The department leads the Advanced Centre for Biochemical Engineering (ACBE) which coordinates bioprocess research across UCL. The Centre aims to understand how advances in the life and physical sciences, combined with novel engineering, can improve biomanufacturing approaches across a range of industry sectors; from healthcare to chemicals and energy. Our research is multi-disciplinary and highly collaborative and benefits from numerous industry links. The department hosts the EPSRC Future Targeted Healthcare Manufacturing Hub, the EPSRC Future Vaccine Manufacturing Research Hub and is a partner in the recently announced EPSRC Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub (chemicals and pharmaceuticals focus). It also hosts the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Bioprocess Engineering Leadership.

Digital technologies are already having a tremendous impact on drug discovery and healthcare diagnostics. Digitalisation also has the potential to transform our approach to bioprocess development and manufacture in line with Industry 4.0 principles. The department wishes to make a new staff appointment to explore how digital technologies such as modelling, data mining, artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation can be applied to enable a smarter, data-driven approach to bioprocess design, control and optimisation. The appointment is timely given the institutionís ambitious plans for the new UCL East campus which include creation of a new, inter-disciplinary Manufacturing Futures Lab.

The post-holder will be expected to work collaboratively with colleagues to support the departmentís developing research strategy in this area and to establish their own, internationally leading, research programme. The successful candidate will also be required to carry out related teaching, enabling and knowledge transfer activities within the department as described fully in the job description.

The successful candidate will hold a good first degree and a PhD/EngD in Biochemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science or another discipline relevant to the proposed research theme. Industrial experience or experience of working with companies while in an academic setting would be beneficial. They will have proven communication skills, demonstrable collaborative activity and a growing track record in high quality publications and presentations in high profile conferences or meetings. A commitment to high quality academic research and teaching and continuous professional development is also essential.

To be considered for appointment at Associate Professor level, candidates are expected to show evidence of successfully competing for research grant funding, successful PhD supervision, and have a publication track record compatible with the next Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise.

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

For informal enquiries, please contact the Head of Department, Prof Gary J Lye: g.lye [at] ucl[.]ac[.]uk.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this levels.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

UCL Taking Action for Equality

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Academic Staff.

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