Postdoctoral Fellowship in Applied Molecular/Microbial Biology

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Plymouth, Devon (GB)
01 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
24 Oct 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Applied Molecular/Microbial Biology x 2
£30,711 - £36,336
3 Year Fixed Term Appointment

As a charity PML aims to develop and apply innovative marine science to ensure a sustainable future for our ocean. The impact of our science is far-reaching ranging from highly cited scientific papers, to providing scientific evidence for policy and training the next generation of marine scientists. Through the delivery of our science plan we are also contributing to UN Sustainable Development Goals to promote healthy, productive and resilient oceans and seas.

The PML Board of trustees has recently approved the strategic recruitment of two Postdoctoral Research Fellows to bolster PML’s position as a national centre for applied marine research. Working in the life sciences as molecular or microbial biologists, the PDRFs will integrate into PML’s Research Portfolio supporting one or more of the following areas in particular: 1) algal biotechnology; 2) biofilms, biofouling and/or biocorrosion;  3) the development of novel sensors. The ability to exploit ongoing PML group activities (and recent investments) by adding value and impact to the Environmental Single Cell Genomics Facility, the Algal Biotechnology and Innovation facilities, the Centre for Marine Biofouling and Corrosion, Western Channel Observatory and Atlantic Meridional Transect is strongly encouraged. Working with PML and/or PML Applications, as appropriate, and based on a foundation of research excellence, the PDRFs will look to stimulate applied research, exploit new avenues of income and develop the commercial aspects of their research.
Skills Specification

  • PhD or equivalent research experience in a life science related subject
  • Proven track record of high quality research, publications and presentations at conferences
  • Desire to undertake applied research
  • Developing ability to prepare research proposals
  • Ability to plan and organise own workload effectively
  • Collaborative, social, interactive, team player with a willingness to integrate into PML


  • At least 2-3 years post-doctoral experience
  • Technical expertise in one or more of the following areas: molecular biology, single-cell omics techniques, flow cytometry, liquid handling robotics, photobioreactor operation, bioinformatics
  • An established scientific network
  • Leadership qualities
  • A track record of successfully gaining competitive funding
  • A track record of interacting with stakeholders   

For further information and details about how to apply please email

Closing date: 1200hrs on Wednesday 24th October 2018 

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