Bristol Centre for Synthetic Biology (BrisSynBio)


Name Bristol Centre for Synthetic Biology (BrisSynBio)
Department Innovations Programme
Internship location Bristol
Contact for enquiries Dr Andy Boyce
Contact details
Internship job title Innovations Officer
Potential start date 5 February 2018
Potential working pattern Full-time – 37 hours per week – Monday to Friday for 3 months
Details of application method Please apply to using the linked application form: Bristol Centre for Synthetic Biology PIPS application form

Suitable candidates will be invited to interview shortly after the closing date.

Application closing date Thursday 30 November 2017
Overview of host organisation
BrisSynBio is a multi-disciplinary research centre that focuses on the biomolecular design and engineering of biological systems. Its aims are to: improve our understanding of biological assemblies and processes to enable rational design of biological systems from molecules to tissues; train the next generation of scientists and engineers in synthetic biology approaches; and translate synthetic-biology research to commercial opportunities and social impact.


BrisSynBio runs an innovation programme to support the translation of world-class synthetic biology research. The programme has been running for just over 14 months and in this time, it has supported two synthetic biology spin-out companies, filed 3 patents, built a network of over 50 relevant companies, and provided entrepreneurship training to 17 synthetic biologists.

Internship job/project offered
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to support some of our innovation activities in 2018. They will develop, organise and participate in the BrisSynBio 4-Day More Business Acumen course. This hands-on programme provides entrepreneurship and business training to synthetic biologists and culminates in a dragons’ den pitching event with venture capitalists and £10,000 of prizes. They will also support the broader activities of the innovation programme including industrial networking and translational funding as required.


The post will be located in the Life Sciences Building on the University of Bristol campus, but may also include travel within Bristol and the UK. Applicants should have good organisational, communication, and interpersonal skills and be available to start in February 2018.


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I am the PIPS Administrator for South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (SWBio DTP). I am based at the University of Bath and work part-time, usually Tuesday, Wednedsay and Friday. You can contact me at

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