We're a passionate and inclusive team working hard together to solve difficult problems.

 

Our mission is to give humans and their animal companions access to safe and nutritious food in ways the planet can sustain into the future. 

 

Our vision is to move the world towards a more ecologically oriented economy – a world without waste.

If this is a purpose you can get behind we'd love to hear from you at careers@mialgae.com 

We’re committed to building a diverse community where people of all backgrounds belong.
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We're a passionate and inclusive team working hard together to solve difficult problems.

 

Our mission is to give humans and their animal companions access to safe and nutritious food in ways the planet can sustain into the future. 

 

Our vision is to move the world towards a more ecologically oriented economy – a world without waste.

If this is a purpose you can get behind we'd love to hear from you at careers@mialgae.com 

We’re committed to building a diverse community where people of all backgrounds belong.
Current Opportunities
Head of Research and Development

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Salary: £40k per annum, negotiable

Employment type: Full-time

 

 

Job Description:

The Head of R&D will manage all aspects of the company’s lab-based research and development. They will be confident in directing all technical work according to MiAlgae’s strategic goals, ensuring that projects are successfully executed according to standard operating procedures and processes, in a safe and efficient manner. The role will lead on all activities relating to MiAlgae’s R&D lab, reporting directly to the Managing Director and working closely with other Heads of Departments. They will manage, mentor and develop a small team of laboratory assistants, PhD and MSc students, whilst liaising closely with the Lab Manager. The successful candidate will be required to attend frequent management group meetings and provide regular concise reports to inform the Executive Team, Board of Directors and potential investors.

 

This is a position within a dynamic start-up company and therefore combines discipline-specific knowledge with leadership and business skills to promote the efficiency, profitability and competitive position of the company. The successful applicant will be expected to work flexibly and will not be limited to a strict job description.

 

Company Details:

MiAlgae is a start-up microalgae production company which utilises circular economy (and nutrient recycling) to reduce manufacturing costs. The microalgal products generated are currently aimed at the agricultural feed industry. We are a green company and aim to contribute strongly towards the sustainability of the livestock feed sector. We are particularly interested in the aquaculture feed industry and the production of omega supplements for their feeds. MiAlgae is currently in the process of completing the R&D work required to commercialise their product. The successful candidate will operate in a complex working environment with multiple stakeholders, competing priorities and limited resources.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive the direction of the company’s research and development.

  • Manage a team of researchers and industry-placement students.

  • Maintain an overview of all ongoing projects and feedback to the MD.

  • Prepare regular and concise high-level reports for the MD, Board of Directors and potential investors

  • Liaise closely with the Lab Manager for administration and maintenance of the lab.

  • Identify and record all IP generated.

 

Essential Qualifications

  • PhD in Biotechnology.

 

Essential Experience and Attributes

  • Industrial experience, or collaborative industry-led academic experience, with focus on biotechnology.

  • Experience in managing a research team.

  • Understanding of application of performance and quality metrics to drive organisational excellence.

  • Business acumen and ability to drive decisions.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely at all levels.

 

Desired Experience and Attributes

  • Experience in biomass production through aerobic fermentation.

  • Experience with scale-up of lab scale processes.

  • Understanding of business processes and change management practices.

  • Desire to work in a startup environment.

  • Can do, positive attitude.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Strong problem-solving ability.

  • Strong desire to benefit the environment.

  • Understanding of circular economy and the associated challenges.

  • A deep knowledge of data analytics and the deployment of solutions within a diverse environment.

  • A keen eye for detail.

 

Please email your CV and cover letter to careers@mialgae.com with the title “Head of R&D” or telephone Julian Pietrzyk +44 (0)79 5812 9372 for more information.

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