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Senior Experimental Officer in Computational Modelling, Design Engineering and Analytics for SYNBIOCHEM Synthetic Biology Research Centre
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: S&E-14184

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 01/08/2019

Salary: £40,792 to £50,132 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Department: Science and Engineering

Division: Manchester Institute of Biotechnology

Hours per week: full time

Contract Duration: Available from 1 September 2019 for 9 months

We are seeking a skilled senior researcher with a PhD and postdoctoral experience (or equivalent) to work effectively across the SYNBIOCHEM Design/Build/Test/Learn technology platforms and the Centre’s multiple science programmes.  


This position provides an opportunity to join the University of Manchester’s Synthetic Biology Research Centre SYNBIOCHEM: a Centre of Excellence for the Synthetic Biology of fine and speciality chemicals production that is harnessing synthetic biology approaches for next generation biotechnology. SYNBIOCHEM is generating state-of-the-art tools and expertise to drive academic discovery and translate new knowledge and processes towards industrial exploitation.


The Centre is located in the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, a unique cross-disciplinary research centre at the University of Manchester, bringing together more than 450 researchers with expertise in the foundational sciences supporting Synthetic Biology, including molecular biology, chemistry, engineering, materials science, computer science and medicine.


As part of the MIB the Centre builds on a long and distinguished track record in translating basic scientific discovery into industrial applications, through licensing, spin off formation and other related activities that drive the exploitation of MIB’s science and technology programmes.


SYNBIOCHEM has a team of dedicated senior technology specialists that develop and implement the Centre’s Design/Build/Test (D/B/T) technology platforms, essential for the delivery of the multidisciplinary discovery and implementation pipeline. Following the establishment of this pipeline this new SEO position will provide the opportunity to join the Centre in its final year of core funding to help drive forward the multiple science programmes and the sustainable future of the Centre. We are seeking to recruit a skilled senior researcher with expertise in bioinformatics, big data analysis (including gene sequencing data), computational design modelling of parts, devices and systems and machine learning to work alongside the core technical research team. A strong ethos for team-based working will be essential for working on the integrated science programmes across the SYNBIOCHEM technology platforms.


For more information on SYNBIOCHEM see the website:


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

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

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Nigel Scrutton, Director of the MIB and SYNBIOCHEM

Email: nigel.scrutton@manchester.acuk


Name: Dr Rosalind Le Feuvre, Director of Operations SYNBIOCHEM


Technical support:


Tel:      0161 850 2004

General enquiries:


Tel:      0161 275 4499

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

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