Research Assistant

Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
£23,474 - £27,346
21 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
13 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Hub for Biotechnology in the Built Environment (HBBE) is a £8M initiative between Northumbria and Newcastle Universities funded by Research England’s Extending Excellence in England (E3) scheme. HBBE will develop bio technologies to create a new generation of buildings which are responsive to their environment, grown using engineered living materials, metabolise their own waste, and modulate their microbiome to benefit human health.

We are now seeking to appoint a highly committed, motivated and creative scientist to join the research team at Northumbria University. The Post will create the opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary team as well as the project associated with the carbon recycling network proof of concept award. This POC project which is a 6 month project, will involve areas of fermentation using CO2 utilising bacteria, microbial fuel cell usage and analysing production of a product.

For the Research Assistant grade you should hold or being close to completion of, BSc covering microbiology, molecular biology, biotechnology, biochemistry or related subjects.

You have to be able to work independently and as a team member, and also present multitasking abilities. Excellent communication and organisation skills are essential. 

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Rajesh Bommareddy  via email

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now'and submit a covering letter, CV including research /education statements, and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs up to a maximum of 4.  In addition, candidates are asked to provide copies of the top 2 research outputs (Journal / book chapter /practice-based portfolio). Where possible candidates are asked to combine all of these documents into a single file.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community.The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Please note this vacancy will close on 13/02/2022