R&D INTERN

ABOUT US

At Design By Sol, we’re on a mission to make sure that nobody needs to eat dodgy bacon again and that food is never thrown away before it needs to be. We’re developing an active food packaging solution called Bump Mark, that is able to indicate exactly when your food goes off. We’re in the first cohort at the Central Research Laboratory, a startup incubator in Hayes and we’re always looking for a research interns from a biochemistry or food science background to join our team.

YOU

Ideally you’ll be passionate about developing new technologies with the smart use of biology and will be excited by the prospect of taking on a wide span of tasks. An interest in improving food safety and reducing food waste would help us be friends.

SOME OF YOUR ACTIVITIES MAY INCLUDE:

  • Exploring and researching iterations for the technology
  • Collating existing research into literature reviews
  • Designing methodology for and carrying out pilot lab studies
  • Liaising with academic institutions and commercial labs to organise third party testing
  • Attending conferences and events surrounding new developments in active packaging

QUALIFICATIONS

We think that this role would be suitable for somebody with a masters in biochemistry or food science but please get in touch if you come from a different background and are interested in working with hydrogels, proteins and food decay. We love to be proven wrong.

INTERESTS

  • Food safety
  • Reducing food waste
  • New material research

LOCATION

The Central Research Laboratory is based in the Old Vinyl Factory in London, a short walk from Hayes & Harlington station. Work hours are very flexible.

CONTACT

If we’ve made your brain itch, please get in touch and send your CV and a bit about your interest in the project to jobs@designbysol.co.uk