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Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub Research Fellow: Fermentation specialist for biomanufacturing
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: SAE-017685

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 08/11/2021

Salary: £42,149 to £51,799 per annum (depending on experience)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Chemistry

Hours per week: full time

Contract Duration: available for 36 months until November 2024

School / Directorate: School of Natural Sciences

The University of Manchester (UoM) is leading a new Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub (Future BRH, with Spokes at Imperial, UCL, Nottingham, IBioIC, CPI, and the UK Catalysis Hub at Harwell. Funded by UKRI in 2019 (EPSRC and BBSRC, £10M over 7 years), the Future BRH aims to develop new underpinning technologies based on Industrial Biotechnology (IB) to enable efficient, sustainable and innovative bio-based manufacturing in key sectors: Pharmaceuticals; Value-added Chemicals; Engineering Materials and BioFuels. The Future BRH will connect Hub and Spoke IB strengths in interdisciplinary discovery science with industry to deliver innovative and sustainable biomanufacturing solutions that position the UK at the vanguard of economic Clean Growth and the forefront of international developments in the global bio-economy.

The Future BRH is hosted by the Faculty of Science and Engineering (UoM) and has its research base in the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB) which is a cross-disciplinary research Centre that brings together more than 500 researchers with expertise in the foundational sciences supporting IB, including: molecular biology; chemistry; biochemical-engineering; materials science; synthetic biology; analytics and computer science. The Research Fellow (RF) appointment closely aligns with the University’s research strategy as part of the IB Research Beacon, which is providing solutions for 21st century industry and helping us to move towards bio-based economies.

As a research fellow, you will be part of an expert Future BRH research team (12 RF’s) providing an interdisciplinary resource working with academic and industrial partners for a mix of innovative Platform Research and the Grand Challenge projects.

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:

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Blended working arrangements may be considered         

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

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Name: Nigel Scrutton


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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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