Research Associate - Life & Health Sciences

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
£32,548 to £38,833 per annum
28 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
28 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Associate
Life & Health Sciences
Salary:     £32,548 to £38,833 per annum
Grade:     Grade 08
Contract Type:     Fixed Term (until 31 December 2018)
Basis:     Full Time
Closing Date:     23.59 hours GMT on Friday 05 January 2018
Interview Date:     Week commencing 15 January 2018
Reference:     R170567

The Aston University Bioprocess Engineering research group in the School of Life and Health Sciences (LHS) is seeking to appoint a Post-doctoral Research Associate for a fixed term post until 31 December 2018.

The post holder will be hired to work on an EU Horizon 2020–funded project, AUTOSTEM (, where the role of our group here at Aston University is to develop a robust and cost-effective large-scale manufacturing platform for the production of human mesenchymal stem cells that will be incorporated in a fully automated facility. 

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant engineering discipline (i.e. biochemical engineering, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering) or a relevant life science discipline (biological sciences, biomedical science or biotechnology). 

The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of both the engineering aspects of cell therapy production and the fundamental cell biology which underpins this work. The candidate will be expected to have significant expertise with aseptic manual cell culture and experience of working with human cells. In addition, applicants must have experience of writing scientific reports and publications to a high quality.

Please refer to the full job description for more information on the ideal candidate skills and experience. 

For further information about this position, please refer to the job description and person specification. For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Petra Hanga on +44 (0) 121 204 3161, (

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