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Research Associate/Fellow - Synthetic Biologist/Molecular Biologist
Published(789 days ago)
The University of NottinghamNottingham, United Kingdom
Research Associate/Fellow - Synthetic Biologist/Molecular Biologist (2 Posts)
Reference MED141817 Closing Date Wednesday, 12th July 2017 Job Type Research Department Life Sciences Salary £26052 to £38183 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £29301 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance
Applications are invited to the above post to provide molecular biology and metabolic engineering support for the BBSRC/EPSRC Synthetic Biology Research
Centre (SBRC) in the creation and exploitation of gas fermenting microbial chassis as it relates to the sustainable production of chemicals and fuels.
SBRC Nottingham is one of six UK centres created by the BBSRC/EPSRC and has received £14.3M in funding for a 5 year period. The post will form part
of the ’wet-lab based’ team tasked with the experimental formulation, iterative testing and exploitation of gas fermenting bacteria. There will be close
interaction with other members of the multidisciplinary team, particularly the dry scientists responsible for in silico modelling and the iterative design
and analysis of the bacterial chassis to fast-track their metabolic engineering.
The SBRC has a wealth of facilities including three multiplexed gas fermentation suites, a bespoke state of the art robotics platform (for high throughput
DNA parts assembly, transformation and chassis growth and selection) and a suite of analytics kit (HPLC, GC, GC-MS, LC-MS-MS).
The post will operate within a framework of Responsible Research Innovation (RRI) under the guidance of SBRC social scientists and be expected to undertake
outreach activities coordinated by the SBRC Outreach Officer. The role holder will have the opportunity to use their initiative and creativity to identify
areas for research, develop research methods and extend their research portfolio.
These full-time, fixed-term posts are available from 1 June 2017 until 31 July 2019.