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Research Associate in Chemical Biology and Biocatalysis
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: E&PS-07736

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 06/03/2016

Salary: £30,738 to £37,768 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

School/ Directorate: Chemistry

Hours per week: full time

Contract Duration: until 31 March 2017

A Research Associate position is available for a Chemist, or Biochemist to work on the project Integration of Bio- and Chemo-Catalysis into Telescoped Processes funded by the EPSRC as part of the National Catalysis Hub.

You should have a PhD or equivalent in Biochemistry, or Chemistry; with a proven track record in areas such as synthetic chemistry and reaction optimisation, enzyme discovery and characterisation, and biocatalyst optimisation via directed evolution/protein engineering. The project will involve a considerable amount of enzyme redesign using structural biology, database screening and directed evolution. You should be capable of working under your own initiative but also collaborating with research partners both in Manchester and at the catalysis hub partner institutions so excellent communication and organisational skills are also required.

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School received a Bronze Award in 2013 for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Prof Nicholas Turner      + 44(0)161 306 5173; email:,

Prof Michael Greaney   + 44(0)161 275 1310; email:

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

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

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