Zentraxa Limited – Research Scientist – deadline: ongoing

Name Zentraxa Limited
Department N/A
Placement base location UNIT DX, Albert Road, Bristol
Website www.zentraxa.com
Contact for enquiries Harriet Bray
Contact details

Email: harriet.bray@zentraxa.com

Telephone: 0117 313 4701

Placement job title Research Scientist
Potential start date Early 2020 (flexible)
Potential working pattern Full time preferred
Details of application method CV and Covering letter – making clear that this is a PIPS application
Application closing date Ongoing
Overview of PIPS organisation
Zentraxa is a Synthetic Biology spin-out company from the University of Bristol, commercialising a biological process for synthetic peptide production. Using this technology, we can design bespoke peptides for applications as new materials, free from the manufacturing constraints that beset existing technology. We are developing peptide products tailored to meet end user requirements. Currently our projects focus on the development of new adhesives that show key advantages in flexibility, biocompatibility and biodegradability. Our primary application areas are currently transparent armour, medical and surgical adhesives and disbondable adhesives.
Placement offered
To design, produce and test novel peptides for a range of potential applications, in line with the requirements detailed by customers or external project partners. Peptides will be produced using Zentraxa’s synthetic biology platform technology for the recombinant production of peptides. The project will combine molecular biology, protein engineering, peptide expression and materials testing. Depending on commercial requirements their maybe opportunity for the holder to define the scope of their project.
Financial contribution/benefit(s)
We are looking for PhD students that are eligible to complete an internship supported financially by their funding body. We are in a position to cover in house costs and expenses. We have limited funds to support increased travel or accommodation costs.