Molecular biologist at Rothamsted Research

[UK] Rothamsted Research, the largest agricultural research centre in the UK providing cutting-edge science and innovation for nearly 170 years, is looking to an experienced researcher to work on Innovate-UK funded project “Pilot Algal Manufacturing in the United Kingdom (PALM-UK)”.

Job description

The goal of this project is to develop scalable biorefinary technology for the manufacturing of high value products in microalgae. The project will involve engineering of  microalgal strains to co-produce a range of high value lipids and chemicals (biopesticidal peptides, Phytase and bactericides),  that can be separated using a low-cost downstream processing system. The successful applicant will join a research programme with a specific focus on developing a robust system for the use of microalgae as a new microbial platform for the manufacturing of high-value products.

This role is full time for a  fixed term of three years.

Key responsibilities

Candidates will be required to have a PhD in Biological/microbiological subject and experience in molecular biology techniques and protein biochemistry. Experience in the growth, manipulation and transformation of algae would be advantageous.

To apply this position, kindly visit: http://www.rothamsted.ac.uk/careers

 

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