Research Associate (PDRA) in Synthetic Biology working on microbial strain engineering with the SYNBIOCHEM Centre
University of Manchester
£32,236 – £39,609 per annum according to experience
Fixed Term – From as soon as possible until 31 March 2020
We are seeking a skilled researcher with a PhD and postdoctoral experience (or equivalent) to work effectively across the SYNBIOCHEM platforms and the Centre’s multiple science programmes on microbial strain engineering.
This position provides an opportunity to join the University of Manchester’s Synthetic Biology Research Centre SYNBIOCHEM: a Centre of Excellence for the Synthetic Biology of fine and speciality chemicals production that is harnessing synthetic biology approaches for next generation biotechnology. SYNBIOCHEM is generating state-of-the-art tools and expertise to drive academic discovery and translate new knowledge and processes towards industrial exploitation. The Centre is located in the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, a unique cross-disciplinary research centre at the University of Manchester, bringing together more than 450 researchers with expertise in the foundational sciences supporting Synthetic Biology, including molecular biology, chemistry, engineering, materials science, computer science and medicine. As part of the MIB the Centre builds on a long and distinguished track record in translating basic scientific discovery into industrial applications, through licensing, spin off formation and other related activities that drive the exploitation of MIB’s science and technology programmes.
SYNBIOCHEM has recruited a team of dedicated senior technology specialists to develop and implement the Centre’s Design/Build/Test (D/B/T) technology platforms, essential for the delivery of the multidisciplinary discovery and implementation pipeline. Following the establishment of this pipeline this PDRA position will provide the opportunity to join the Centre in its final year of core funding to help drive forward the multiple science programmes and the sustainable future of the Centre. We are seeking to recruit a skilled researcher with synthetic biology expertise to work alongside the core technical research team. A strong ethos for team-based working will be essential for working on the integrated science programmes across the SYNBIOCHEM technology platforms.
For more information on SYNBIOCHEM see the website: http://www.synbiochem.manchester.ac.uk/
Enquiries about the vacancy:
- Vacancy, shortlisting and interviews: Nigel Scrutton, Director of the MIB and SYNBIOCHEM at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Rosalind Le Feuvre, Director of Operations SYNBIOCHEM at email@example.com
- General enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0161 275 4499.
- Technical support: email@example.com or 0161 850 2004.
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Closing date: 15 July 2019 at midnight.
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