|Salary:||£28,762 to £32,348 per annum, (pro rata if applicable) (£32348 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.|
|Placed On:||31st March 2023|
|Closes:||26th April 2023|
Applications are invited to the above role to support a project in the Synthetic Biology Research Centre (SBRC) at the University of Nottingham funded through a BBSRC / I_UK Award. The SBRC is a collaboration between the Schools of Life Sciences, Pharmacy, Chemistry, Computer Science and Social Sciences. The project aims to develop anaerobic acetogens capable of utilising carbon dioxide as a feedstock in the sustainable bioproduction of chemicals and fuels. The SBRC is equipped with state-of-the-art gas fermentation systems, bespoke liquid-handling robotics systems and well-appointed molecular biology laboratories. The post holder will be expected to undertake independent research as well as working as part of a team. A knowledge of advanced genome editing and/or metabolic pathway analysis would be desirable. The candidate will be required to undertake research and day to day management of design, construct and test aspects of this research project, requiring a high degree of competence in the engineering biology and metabolic engineering research areas.
Candidates must hold a PhD, or be near to completion of a PhD, or equivalent, in a discipline relevant to Synthetic Biology or Metabolic Engineering.
Past experience in the use of CRISPR/ Cas genome editing approaches, transposons and gas fermenters is essential.
The post is offered on a full time (36.25 hours per week), fixed-term contract until 31 March 2024. Job share arrangements may be considered.
Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Nigel P. Minton (Nigel.Minton@nottingham.ac.uk). Please note that applications sent directly to these email addresses will not be accepted.
Requests for secondment from internal candidates may be considered on the basis that prior agreement has been sought from both your current line manager and the manager of your substantive post, if you are already undertaking a secondment role.
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