School of Science

Location: Medway Campus
Salary: £27,924 to £33,309 per annum
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Closing Date: Friday 11 February 2022
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 3048

The Algal Biotechnology Research Group is dedicated to a coordinated research effort in algal biotechnology, with all necessary cultivation facilities and expertise. It has an excellent record of quality output since 2013 when it was first established. It is developing food and feed from both micro-algal biomass in an Interreg 2Seas project “Valgorize” (Valorisation of algae for a better taste, Jan 2019 –Dec 2022).

We are now seeking to appoint a high-quality early career researcher (AC1) to join the Algal Biotechnology Research Group within the university to conduct research on microalgal biomass leading to its valorization for food under the remit of the Valgorize project.  Successful candidates will be appointed for a period of six months starting ideally no later than 1st April 2022.

Key elements of the selection process will be the candidate’s personal research track record and the alignment of the candidate’s research interests with the strategy, interests, and facilities in the Algae Biotech Group

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Professor P J Harvey on Tel: +442083319972 mobile: +447747846895

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