Research Associate/Assistant in Microbial Bioelectrochemical Systems (MeteoRR) - D114067R

Newcastle University - Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering - Natural and Environmental Sciences - Ecosystems Services

£27,285 - £28,936 (Near completion of PhD)
£29,799 - £38,833 (PhD awarded)

We are seeking to appoint a researcher with experience of research on molecular biology and microbiology to work on Resource Recovery from Wastewater using microbial bioelectrochemical systems. The project forms part of a £6.5 million UK Natural Environment Research Council funded initiative on resource recovery from waste.

The project is a collaboration between the School of Natural and Environmental Science and the School of Engineering at Newcastle University and is focussed on anode optimization and cathodic reactions for metal recovery and microbial electrosynthesis of organic compounds.

You should have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in biological sciences, molecular biology or a related discipline and have a PhD, or be near completion, in an area related to microbiology or microbial bioelectrochemical systems. Some post-doctoral experience would be an advantage.

The post is fixed term for a duration of 6 months.

Informal enquiries and requests for more detailed project information should be directed to Professor Ian M. Head at

For information about us can be found here:
School of Natural and Environmental Sciences - Research
School of Engineering

Please click here for further details.

Please be advised that due to a new minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers.  We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

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