Molecular biologist/biochemist wanted: UK “Pilot Algal Manufacturing” project

[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)”.

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.

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.

This post is funed for 3 years from the start date

Rothamsted Research, Harpenden Site is  located within commuting distance of Central London.  We have access to excellent local and leisure facilities, on-site nursery and play scheme 25 days holiday and an attractive benefits package. Our commitment to learning and development, as well as equality and diversity, create a welcoming environment for all prospective employees.


View original article at: Molecular Biologist/ Biochemist – London, UK

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