Research Fellow, Algae Biotechnology Group
Department of Life & Sports Sciences
Location: Medway campus
Salary: £27,025 to £32,236
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Closing Date: Friday 22 February 2019
Interview Date: To be confirmed
The Algal Biotechnology Research Group is dedicated to a coordinated research effort in algal biotechnology, with all necessary cultivation facilities and expertise. It has an excellent record of quality output since 2013 when it was first established, and recently co-ordinated a €10m FP7-funded project, the D-Factory (11 industries) for a demonstration microalgae biorefinery based on Dunaliella. It recently contributed to an evidence review report on macro- and micro-algae in November 2017 for the Scientific Advisory Mechanism of the European Commission, which was aimed at informing Policy on the topic Food from the Oceans, and will be developing food and feed from both macro- and micro-algal biomass in a new Interreg 2Seas project “Valgorize” (Valorisation of algae for a better taste, Jan 2019 –March 2022).
We are now seeking to appoint a high quality early career researcher (AC1) to join the Algal Biotechnology Research Group within the university to conduct research on microalgal biomass leading to its valorization for food under the remit of the Valgorize project. Successful candidates will be appointed for a period of three years starting ideally no later than 1st March 2019.
Key elements of the selection process will be the candidate’s personal research track record and the alignment of the candidate’s research interests with the strategy, interests and facilities in the Algae Biotech Group
Deadline for applications is Friday 08 February 2019
For further details and information please contact Professor Patricia Harvey, contact details below:
Professor P J Harvey
University of Greenwich, Faculty of Engineering and Science
Central Avenue, Chatham Maritime, Kent ME4 4TB
We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.