|Salary:||£35,333 to £42,155|
|Placed On:||28th September 2022|
|Closes:||26th October 2022|
Closing date: 26/10/2022, 5pm
We are looking for a motivated PhD level graduate in biotechnology, molecular biology or chemistry with a strong interest in chemical biotechnology to join a growing lab at the University of Edinburgh specialising in the design and construction of new biosynthetic pathways in bacteria to valorise waste feedstocks into valuable industrial chemicals.
The successful applicant will join a growing team of researchers in the Wallace Lab (https://wallacelab.bio.ed.ac.uk) in the School of Biological Sciences and three industrial partners to investigate the design of new bacterial strains to valorise a newly-identified waste stream from the fish processing industry in Scotland into valuable industrial compounds. The project will involve a unique interaction with feedstock providers (Labeyrie Fine Foods, Impact Solutions), synthetic biologists and metabolic engineers at UoE and industrial end-users to develop a large-scale bioprocess to tackle the management of this abundant carbon waste source whilst also helping diminish the chemical industry’s reliance on fossil fuels. The project is funded by Innovate UK and will be for 18-months in duration.
The post-holder will report to Dr Stephen Wallace and all informal enquiries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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