Summary This is an excellent opportunity to be involved in the core business development strategy of Sterling Pharma Solutions Ltd. (SPSL) for a chemistry graduate. The role is to lead an industrial biocatalysis project, which uses the latest techniques in the field to develop a new synthetic route to pharmaceutical and nutraceutical compounds. As part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between Northumbria University and industrial partner SPSL you will work collaboratively in a team comprised of academics based at Northumbria and the R&D team at SPSL. We welcome applicants with aPhD in an appropriate field or who have graduated with an MChem. A good BSc(Hons) qualification (at 2:1 or above) may be considered if accompanied by a strong background in biocatalysis and analytical chemistry obtained through either University project work or work experience. With the help of the KTP supervisors, you will be expected to apply your skills to the discovery ,production, and screening of biocatalytic reactions and ultimately develop a novel, scalable system for use on the plant to expand SPSL's synthetic capabilities for the future. The opportunities available to you: * To take a leading role in helping SPSL become leaders in industrial biocatalysis. * Potential to be retained in a permanent position within the company at the end of the project. * £2,000 p.a. professional training and personal development budget. * Residential leadership & management programme at Ashornehill College (https://www.ashornehill.co.uk/). * Potential for performance-related bonus. For full details of qualifications, skills and experience required for the post, please review the available documents on the Northumbria University 'Job Vacancies' webpages https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/work-for-us/job-vacancies/. To find out more about Sterling Pharma Solutions Ltd. visit https://www.sterlingpharmasolutions.com/ To find out more about the Department of Applied Sciences at Northumbria University visit https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/academic-departments/applied-sciences/research/ To arrange an informal phone conversation with one of the project team please contact: Dr Graeme Turnbull +44 (0)191 227 3511 / [email protected] Northumbria University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and particularly from under-represented groups. Please note that if you do not have permission to work in the UK, Northumbria University may not be able to obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship for you to take up this position. To apply for this vacancy please submit a Covering Letter and your CV,including a full list of publications where relevant and any documents specifically requested in the Role Description and Person Specification, such as a sample of written work or journal article. Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.