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Process Control Engineer - KTP Associate

Newcastle University

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £30,000 to £34,500 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 21st September 2021
Closes: 21st October 2021
Job Ref: 10424

Company description:

We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

Job description:

The Role

Based at British Bakels, Bicester, you will help to achieve a Knowledge Transfer Partnership's objectives continuing with the development of systems for Bakels to enable Bakels to improve the quality of their products and improve efficiency by developing and enhancing the use of Near Infrared (NIR) technology in the quality control testing of ingredients.

You should have achieved a MEng Degree in a relevant technological field or a PhD in a related area of application together with experience using qualitative and quantitative research methods. Proficiency in practical engineering monitoring and control would be an advantage.


  • Develop managerial skills and attend two residential managerial workshops (each of one week duration)
  • Individual training budget
  • The opportunity to lead a project, develop project management skills and improve long term career prospects
  • Mentoring by a Knowledge Transfer Network Adviser
  • Full access to university resources to complete the project
  • Access to a full range of continuing professional development modules within the University
  • Improving Associate profile and long-term career prospects

The KTP Associate will be an employee of Newcastle University, with co-supervision provided by Teesside University, but will spend most of their working time at the company's premises at Granville Way, Bicester. Although the contract is fixed-term for a duration of 15 months, more than 70% of KTP staff are made a permanent job offer by their KTP company.

British Bakels manufacture and distribute a range of baking ingredients and mixes, including breads, pastries, cakes and glazes. Bakels has established sales, customer service and technical teams to service the needs of the three sectors in which it operates - supermarkets, industrial bakeries and artisan bakers. Customers benefit from tailored support, which also includes support and advice with regard to packaging and equipment. Bakels' dedicated R&D team continually update products to ensure the changing demands of customers are met.

Further information about British Bakels can be found here:

For more information or informal enquiries, please contact Professor Jarka Glassy ( or Professor Gary Montague (

For further details on School of Engineering please visit our web page at:

For further details about Knowledge Transfer Partnerships please visit the web page at:

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