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SynBio Development Scientist (KTP Associate)
AlgaeCytes Ltd in Sandwich, Kent

Job reference: BMH-015818

Location: AlgaeCytes Ltd in Sandwich, Kent

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 30/11/2020

Salary: £32,816 - £40,322 per annum (depending on experience)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine & Health

School/ Directorate: Molecular & Cellular Function

Hours per week: full time

Contract Duration: starting as soon as possible for 30 months with the opportunity of ongoing permanent employment with the industrial partner

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious graduate postdoctoral research scientist with the ability and confidence to manage a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project with AlgaeCytes Ltd.  

The University of Manchester and AlgaeCytes Ltd are looking to recruit a SynBio Development Scientist to undertake this 30 month project which has an overall aim of improving production of omega-3 oils from microalgae.

The position will provide you with a unique opportunity to work on and manage an industrial project.  The work will enable you to combine algal culture technologies with the latest advances in modern synthetic biology tools and microbial genetics to improve the design of the production host.

You will have a PhD or equivalent and demonstrable skills in the culture and genetic transformation of microalgae.

This post is funded through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) award, a UK Government scheme intended to promote sustained and mutually beneficial relationships between universities and industry. 

Based at AlgaeCytes Ltd in Sandwich, Kent, you will work directly with supervisors from both the University and AlgaeCytes Ltd and will use the facilities and resources of both organisations. 

Due to the nature of the funding, KTP Associates who have already completed a KTP are not eligible to apply.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Blended working arrangements may be considered

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Anil Day


General enquiries:


Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.