University of Nottingham
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (GB)
£22,494 to £26,829 per annum
04 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
17 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


Life Sciences
Location:     University Park
Salary:     £22,494 to £26,829 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance. 
Closing Date:     Tuesday 17 October 2017
Reference:     MED312617

Applications are invited to the above role to provide technical support to the industrial biotechnology component of the Synthetic Biology Research Centre to improve fermentation product yields in industrially relevant microbial strains that utilise C1 gas (CO, CO2 and CH4) feedstocks as well as C2-C6 carbon sources, principally sugars. This is a key role to operate and maintain the various microbial fermentation systems required for the programmes of work. A central initial role is to provide technical expertise for our BBSRC funded GASCHEM project on an industrially relevant acetogen chassis being optimised to convert CO2 into biofuels.

Candidates must hold a minimum of HNC in relevant subject, or equivalent qualifications plus substantial work experience in a relevant role. The role holder will be responsible for monitoring and maintaining microbial fermentation systems, including making and quality controlling batches of media, taking routine samples and measurements from the fermenters, downloading and analysing data as well as applying molecular biology techniques to modify bacteria chassis.

This is a full-time permanent role

The School of Life Sciences holds an Athena Silver SWAN Award, in recognition of our commitment to supporting and advancing women’s careers in the life sciences (STEMM). You can read more about this initiative at

Informal enquiries may be addressed Professor Nigel Minton Please note that applications sent directly to this Email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.