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Research Associate

Postdoctoral Research Associate - biotechnological exploitation of photosynthetic microorganisms

The project aims to study the use of photosynthetic microorganisms and macroalgae for the remediation of waste materials.

Applicants should have well-established experience in the biochemistry, growth and genetic manipulation of microorganisms, including photosynthetic species. They should also have well-established experience in routine molecular biological techniques (such as generation of constructs for microbial genetic manipulation). Experience in the biology of macro-algae and/or the bioinformatic analysis of transcriptomic data would also be desirable, but not essential.

The project is a collaborative one between the laboratories of Prof C J Howe in the Department of Biochemistry and Prof J S Dennis in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology.

The post is available immediately.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available for 11 months in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Any enquires regarding the application process can be directed to Adriana Dote (

Informal enquiries may be made to Prof C J Howe (

Please quote reference PH11775 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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