Research Fellow - AR1689HM

University of St Andrews - School of Chemistry

We seek to appoint a highly talented and motivated postdoctoral research associate with a proven track-record of excellence in Synthetic Biology including considerable experience and demonstrated excellence in enzymology, biotransformation, assay design and bacterial metabolic engineering.

The successful candidate will join the multidisciplinary research group of Dr Rebecca Goss at the University of St Andrews, working in close collaboration with Ingenza and Lucite.

You will have an excellent track record and have completed a PhD with a major component being enzymology, biotransformations and microbial engineering with your results published or pending publication in leading international scientific journals. You will have an excellent and an advanced practical knowledge of molecular microbiology methodologies and excellent analytical skills. You will be innovative and quick to master new skills and techniques. You will be a good team worker with excellent organizational skills, communication skills and leadership potential. Excellent writing skills and experience in the preparation of manuscripts or patents, including supporting information, for publication would be an advantage. Applications from excellent individuals who would be keen to apply for fellowships with the Goss group are particularly welcomed.

For Further information please contact Dr Rebecca Goss on

This post is fixed term for one year and will start as soon as possible.

Successful candidates will be invited for interview within six weeks of the application deadline.

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall). More details can be found at

We encourage applicants to apply online at, however if you are unable to do this, please call +44 (0)1334 462571 for an application pack.

Please quote ref: AR1689HM

The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland (No SC013532).

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