Senior Research Fellow (fixed term/part time)

Nottingham, United Kingdom
£40322 to £49553 per annum pro-rata depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Jun 23, 2020
Jul 23, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Reference MED176820 Closing Date Thursday, 2nd July 2020 Job Type Research Department Life Sciences Salary £40322 to £49553 per annum pro-rata depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Applications are invited to the above role to have specific responsibility for performing research and for developing research objectives and proposals for the research project 'Improving Fermentation Of Chiral Precursor Chemicals' in the research group of Dr John Heap in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Nottingham.

The aim of the project is to apply microbial strain engineering approaches to develop microbial strains with useful, interesting and industrially-relevant properties, specifically those associated with improving production of the target products of interest. With further development, such strains may be suitable as whole cell biocatalysts in a sustainable biological production process.

The person appointed will be expected to plan and conduct work using approaches, methodologies and techniques appropriate to the type of research, and will be responsible for writing up their work for publication. The role holder will need to lead substantial elements of the research.

The role holder will need to develop and manage the industrial partnership including working closely with research and management staff of the project's industrial partner and other linked research and/or commercial partners as necessary.

The person appointed will have the opportunity to use their initiative and creativity to identify areas for research, develop research methods and extend their research portfolio.

Candidates must hold A PhD or equivalent in Microbiology, Molecular Biology or other closely linked relevant subject area.

This part-time (29 hours per week) fixed-term post is available from 4th July 2020 to 1st June 2021.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to John Heap: Please note that applications sent directly to this Email address will not be accepted.

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