Assistant Professor in White Biotechnology
The University of Nottingham
Nottingham, England
23d ago

Applications are invited for a permanent position as Assistant Professor in White Biotechnology within the Faculty of Engineering’s Bioprocess, Environmental and Chemical Technologies (BECT) Research Group.

Research within the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham is underpinned by multi-disciplinary research groups that span departments.

Researchers collaborate within these research groups, but also reach out proactively to share knowledge and foster a challenge led research environment with other research entities within the University’s research ecosystem.

As such, research groups within the Faculty are a cornerstone supporting other research entities such as research centres and Beacons of Excellence.

The Bioprocess, Environmental and Chemical Technologies (BECT) research group comprises research themes working towards a variety of technologies that enable sustainable processing.

Important to the success of BECT, the role requires substantial expertise in synthetic biology within an industrial biotechnology milieu.

The Synthetic Biology Research Centre (SBRC) within the University has a core capability in the strain development of C1 utilising microbial cell factories.

Aligning with the SBRC, the role requires demonstrated expertise in the strain development of respiratory chemolithotrophic microorganisms.

The University has invested substantially into the Green Chemicals Beacon of Excellence, which has an objective of further complementing existing C1 expertise at Nottingham.

A key deliverable associated with the role is fostering a capability in cyanobacteria strain development. Supportive of these two cell factory platforms, the role also requires proven independence in initiating and submitting grant applications.

The BECT research group is deeply committed to the success of the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering within the Faculty.

The role includes teaching biotechnology modules within the Department, whilst also supporting a variety of other teaching and mentorship activities at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The role requires collegiate engagement within multi-disciplinary teams within academia and industry. A demonstrated track record of collaborating with engineers towards sustainable processing is a prerequisite.

This is a permanent full-time post, however job share arrangements may be considered.

Applications should be made online, and further enquiries may be addressed to Professor Alex Conradie (alex.conradie nottingham.

ac.uk; tel : 0115 748 6451). Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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