Product Development Research Assistant

Manchester, United Kingdom
£27,025 to £31,302 (depending on experience) plus £4,000 per annum personal development budget
29 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Oct 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location : Cloudwater Brew Co Ltd
Closing Date : 29/10/2018
Salary : £27,025 to £31,302 (depending on experience) plus £4,000 per annum personal development budget
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
Division : Manchester Institute of Biotechnology
Hours Per week : 35
Contract Duration : From November 2018 for 24 months

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious graduate with the ability and confidence to manage a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project at Cloudwater Brew Co, a Manchester brewery that specialises in modern, seasonal beer.

The University of Manchester and Cloudwater are looking to recruit a talented early career researcher in the field of Biology and Biotechnology to undertake this 24 month project, based at Cloudwater and supported using the facilities of the University of Manchester.

The goal of the project is to develop new products, improved processes, and embed capabilities within the company. The scope of the project covers analysing microbial communities in spontaneous fermentation via metagenomic studies, improving products, iterating and evolving processes to increase impact and production output, refining lab analysis for faster and more accurate quality feedback, developing new products with novel yeast strains, and quantifying and improving flavour profiles.

The position will provide the successful candidate with a unique opportunity to both progress scientific research relevant to modern beer and apply the results practically in a leading brewery.

Candidates will require a recently-obtained minimum of a 2:1 degree (or equivalent) in Biological Sciences. A Master degree in Biology or Biotechnology and/or previous laboratory experience is desirable. The project would allow a candidate to pursue a part-time PhD if desired.

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 Cloudwater Brew Co. Ltd Units 7-8, Piccadilly Trading Estate, Manchester, M1 2NP, ( ) the successful candidate will work directly with supervisors from both the University and Cloudwater and will use the facilities and resources of both organisations.

On successful completion of the KTP project there is the potential to move into permanent employment with Cloudwater Brew Co., and continue working at the worldwide award-winning company.

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: Professor Daniela Delneri, Professor of Evolutionary Genomics and an appointed Industrial Supervisor at Cloudwater Brew Co. Ltd


Tel: 0161 275 5686

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

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

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