Biosensors and Point of Care Testing - Biomedical Engineer - KTP Associate

£30,000 - £34,000

Penicuik, Midlothian - 24 months

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Job description

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead the integration of Biotangents’ Moduleic Sensing™ strategies into a hardware/instrumentation solution to generate a rapid, in the field, multiplexed diagnostic technology for a range of key infectious diseases in the veterinary sector. This project will offer candidates the opportunity to develop their existing skills through leading on the integration/translation of a novel biosensing strategy into a fully developed system for real world use. In conducting the project, the candidate will work with the Biotangents team, gaining exposure to cutting edge molecular and synthetic biology techniques, whilst also working with the academic supervisors (Dr Damion Corrigan – Biomedical Engineering and Dr Andrew Ward – Civil and Environmental Engineering) on aspects of electrochemical detection strategies, sensor fabrication, low cost potentiostat development, sample delivery, fluidic integration and control software.

Project description

Supported by the academic team at the University of Strathclyde and Biotangents, the KTP Associate will deliver a field operable, fully integrated hardware and instrumentation solution for the multiplex detection of key animal pathogens at the point of need.

About the business

Biotangents is a veterinary diagnostics company based in Scotland focusing on portable infectious disease diagnostics. They have an advanced technology for detecting infectious diseases using a unique implementation of the isothermal amplification of DNA concept. Using machine learning algorithms to guide its adaptation to specific disease targets, they are using their technology, called Moduleic Sensing™, to develop portable diagnostic tests for various infectious diseases of livestock. Having developed Moduleic Sensing™ initially as a laboratory diagnostic test, they are now working to incorporate it into a portable device to bring advanced diagnostics directly to the point of need. By catching diseases earlier, treatments can be applied more effectively and the spread of the disease reduced.

Health and Life Sciences

Biomedical

PhD in biomedical engineering, physical chemistry (ideally chemical/biological sensing), physical science, electrical engineering, systems or microsystems engineering

6 January 2021

8 February 2021

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The successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead the integration of Biotangents’ Moduleic Sensing™ strategies into a hardware/instrumentation solution to generate a rapid, in the field, multiplexed diagnostic technology for a range of key infectious diseases in the veterinary sector. This project will offer candidates the opportunity to develop their existing skills through leading on the integration/translation of a novel biosensing strategy into a fully developed system for real world use. In conducting the project, the candidate will work with the Biotangents team, gaining exposure to cutting edge molecular and synthetic biology techniques, whilst also working with the academic supervisors (Dr Damion Corrigan – Biomedical Engineering and Dr Andrew Ward – Civil and Environmental Engineering) on aspects of electrochemical detection strategies, sensor fabrication, low cost potentiostat development, sample delivery, fluidic integration and control software.