Research Associate in Geomicrobiology

The University of Manchester

Closing Date : 22/02/2018
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : 1 March 2018 to 28 February 2019
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
School/Directorate : School of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Division : 
Hours Per week : 1 FTE
Salary : £31,604 to 38,833 per annum (according to experience)
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : S&E-11466

Applications are invited to work as a postdoctoral researcher as part of a major EU H2020 funded project “MIND (Microbiology In Nuclear waste Disposal)”. The overall aim of this 15 partner, pan-European project is to increase our understanding of how microbial processes will influence the safety and performance of future radioactive waste repositories. The Manchester work focuses primarily on improving geological safety case knowledge of the behaviour of organic-containing long-lived intermediate level wastes (ILW).

The post is to develop a detailed understanding of the role of microbes in controlling the fate of electron donors such as cellulose, cellulose degradation products e.g. ISA and PVC in ILW. 

The position is for 12 months in the first instance.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Jon Lloyd


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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