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Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub - Research Associate or Fellow: Biocatalysis for Biomanufacturing
Manchester Institute of Biotechnology

Job reference: SAE-020447

Location: Manchester Institute of Biotechnology

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 23/11/2022

Salary: £34,308 to £42,155 OR £43,414 to £53,353 per annum depending on relevant experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Department of Chemistry

Hours Per Week: Full time

Contract Duration: Fixed term from as soon as possible until 31 March 2026

School / Directorate: School of Natural Sciences

The University of Manchester is leading the Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub (Future BRH, with reseach Spokes at Imperial, UCL, Nottingham, IBioIC, CPI, and the UK Catalysis Hub. At the Future BRH we are developing industrial biotechnology towards efficient and sustainable bio-based manufacturing for key UK sectors: Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals, Engineering Materials and Fuels. By connecting interdisciplinary discovery science together with industry we are devloping innovative biomanufacturing solutions to help support the growing bio-economy.

We are looking for a Research Fellow to join our interdisciplinary Future BRH team who are working on a mix of industrial biotechnology and biomanufacturing projects. This new research post will focus on developing and employing biocatalysts, and their application in a wide range of formats (e.g., flow biocatalysis, cascade biocatalysis, single step biocatalysis, chemo-biocatalysis) for biomanufacturing. You will be based in the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB) which is a cross-disciplinary research centre and part of the University of Manchester (UoM).

Appointed at this senior research grade, you are expected to have a broad vision, creativity and experience to deliver an exciting research portfolio working collaboratively with our academic and industrial partners across multiple projects. Appointments at Grade 6 will be considered for promising candidates without the broader experience.

We are committed to creating a fully inclusive and flexible culture, one where everyone can realise their potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation. We believe that if we can positively diversify our staff we will be able to collaborate more effectively and create a more productive environment.

If you think you will be a good fit for this role we look forward to hearing from you!

The School/Department is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School/Department holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointment will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

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: Prof Nigel Scrutton, Director of the Future BRH


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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.


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