BBSRC - Research Associate in Synthetic Biology and Bioprocess Modelling and Control
University College London - Biochemical Engineering
|Salary:||£34,056 to £41,163 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.|
|Contract Type:||Contract / Temporary|
|Placed on:||4th October 2016|
|Closes:||2nd November 2016|
[two posts available]
Full Time :
The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £34,056 - £41,163 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.
These two posts are funded as part of a prestigious, 5-year, £3.5M project (ConBioChem), which is supported by the BBSRC Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst Fund. The project involves collaboration with the Universities of Nottingham and Cambridge, and our industrial partners, Lucite International, Ingenza, Green Biologics, CHAIN Biotech and CPI. The aim is to develop continuous bio-manufacturing of platform chemicals, using metabolically engineered microorganisms. Overall, the project seeks to solve a series of key problems relating to continuous bio-manufacturing: (1) genetic instability of metabolically engineered microorganisms; (2) low product concentrations; and (3) speed of translation from the lab to industrial chemicals manufacturing at scale. Research will be undertaken in a large collaborative team comprising 6 postdocs, 6 academics and a project manager at the three universities.
Synthetic Biology Post This 5 year Research Associate position will address the design and engineering of bacterial chasses for the stable, long-term production of commodity chemicals. Specifically the work will address the construction of genetically stable and high producing biocatalyst strains using a variety of synthetic biology methods. The post will also generate data and test data from the other posts in the project including the bioprocess modelling and control post below. Candidates will be required to hold a PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g. Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology) and ideally possess experience in one or more of the following areas: recombinant strain construction, pathway engineering, genome integration in bacteria, enzyme expression, use of recombinant bacterial strain stabilizing systems, genetic circuits to ensure stable carriage of production genes. The post holder will report to Prof. John Ward.
Bioprocess Modelling and Control Post
This 5 year Research Associate position will address the overall design and implementation of continuous biomanufacturing processes at laboratory and pilot scale. Specifically the work will address the modelling of whole bioprocess sequences and their practical implementation with on-line control systems e.g. NIR spectroscopy. Candidates will be required to hold a PhD in a relevant discipline (Biochemical or Chemical Engineering) and ideally possess experience in one or more of the following areas: bioprocess modelling, bioprocess control, fermentation, on-line bioprocess monitoring. The post holder will report to Prof. Gary Lye.
UCL vacancy reference : 1584538
Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below. For informal enquiries please contact Prof John Ward ( email@example.com ) or Prof Gary Lye ( firstname.lastname@example.org ).
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