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Research Assistant in Downstream Separations (CARMA)

University of Bath - Chemical Engineering

Location: Bath
Salary: £29,605 to £36,024 per annum (Grade 6)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd November 2023
Closes: 14th January 2024
Job Ref: FM11213

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2119 (Research Fellow/Research Associate/Research Assistant), this role is potentially sponsorable subject to candidates meeting the tradeable points criteria

Interview Date: 

Tuesday 30 January 2024

About the role: 

We are seeking a brilliant Research Assistant to work at the frontier of research in novel food production methods as part of the EPSRC Sustainable Manufacturing Hub CARMA. This project leads a major effort to transform food production, transitioning to an environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable model in which novel manufacturing systems complement traditional food production. This research could drastically reduce carbon emissions and land use compared with traditional meat manufacture, for instance.

You will work as part of a highly multidisciplinary team to develop novel downstream separation methods for cultured meat and precision fermentation. You will be supported by CARMA researchers on developing targets to separate from the fractions that are produced.

This is a full-time, 4-years, fixed term post available from March 2024. We strongly encourage applications from candidates interested in pursuing a PhD via the staff route.

For further information about the project and the person specification, please see the Job Description below. For an informal discussion about the role please contact:

Dr Ming Xie , Lecturer, on mx406@bath.ac.uk

Professor Davide Mattia on d.mattia@bath.ac.uk

Please ensure you submit your application via our website.

About you:

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A relevant undergraduate degree in chemical engineering, biochemical engineering, process engineering, chemistry or relevant subject area
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively in multidisciplinary teams
  • A background in separations, membrane science and chemical engineering and/or downstream food separation processes is desirable.
  • An interest in pursuing a doctoral qualification via the staff- PhD route available at Bath – check this link for further information. 

You will have the attributes to develop into a kind and culturally aware leader who fosters an environment where every individual is valued and respected, regardless of their background or identity. You will proactively seek out diverse perspectives, recognizing the richness and creativity this brings to decision-making and problem-solving. You will remain optimistic in the face of challenges, seeing them as opportunities for growth and innovation.

You will understand that change is inevitable and necessary, actively encouraging those around you to adapt and evolve. By promoting a culture of openness and inclusivity, coupled with a willingness to listen as well as a readiness to embrace change, you will contribute profoundly to a dynamic and empowered team that can thrive in today's rapidly changing world.

About us:

You’ll benefit from working in a dynamic multidisciplinary team based at the Dept. of Chemical Engineering on the University of Bath campus. The Department is a top 10 department nationally, which specialises in ground-breaking sustainable technology development, including the development and optimisation of novel foods through cellular agriculture.

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