Research Associate - Bristol Bioenergy Centre

Bristol (GB)
20 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
06 Apr 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Associate - Bristol Bioenergy Centre

Fixed term for 12 months and Full Time

UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims.

We are a well-established university, with over 27,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,000 staff. Students come to study with us from all over the UK, as well as from 140 different countries around the world, making this a diverse and interesting place to come and study.

Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity. A place with a strong, creative and fiercely independent mind-set. A city with a buzzing music scene, great restaurants and interesting business ventures. It’s not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work in the UK.

Job Overview

The Bristol BioEnergy Centre is seeking to appoint a Research Associate on a fixed term basis as part of the Scion, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded project, with the aim to develop microbial fuel cells (MFCs) into a mature sustainable energy technology.

The post holder would be responsible for investigating how Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) technology can help clean Scion's effluent, cold oxidation organically enriched liqueur, for disposal. This is the first time that MFCs shall be used for cold oxidation liqueur.

You will:

  • Have a Masters level qualification and have registered for, or are willing to register for a PhD;
  • Be able to demonstrate how to conduct research using appropriate research techniques and implement new research methods;
  • Possess sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline;
  • Be skilled in effectively analysing and interpreting research outcomes to generate outcomes.

Other benefits, in addition to salary:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 27 Days
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition;
  • flexible working;
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes;
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme;
  • family friendly policies;
  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus;
  • option to purchase childcare vouchers.


This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give our students access to everything they need to succeed – with £200m being spent on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation between now and 2020 to enhance our offer even further. Frenchay campus is within close proximity to excellent motorway links and within walking distance of two train stations, making UWE Frenchay Campus the ideal place to work for those wishing to commute to Bristol.

Closing date: Thursday 6 April 2017

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