Research Associate/Fellow (Fixed-term) at Department Life Sciences University of Nottingham, Department Life Sciences United Kingdom

Research Associate/Fellow (Fixed-term)


Closing Date
Thursday, 13th December 2018

Job Type

Life Sciences

£27025 to £30395 per annum, depending on skills and experience (£30395 with relevant PhD).

The University hosts one of the six BBSRC/EPSRC funded Synthetic Biology Research Centres (SBRC-Nottingham) in the United Kingdom. The centre has a team of highly motivated research scientists dedicated to develop novel methodologies and processes for a biobased economy and sustainable future. It fosters links between researchers in a multidisciplinary environment and provides an excellent location for collaborative, cross-disciplinary projects. We are seeking candidates to work on a collaborative project between the SBRC-Nottingham (School of Life Sciences University Park Campus) and School of Biosciences (Sutton Bonington Campus) to work on a BBSRC funded project developing a novel system for efficient chloroplast transformation.


You should hold a PhD (pending or awarded) in a discipline relevant to plant biology and/or biochemistry. Past experience of plant transformation and preferably biolistics is essential. A knowledge of advanced genome editing and/or metabolic pathway analysis would be desirable.


This post is available immediately and will be offered on a fixed term contract for a period of 18 months, but must start by 01 February 2019, as the grant ends on 31 July 2020.


Hours of work will be full-time (36.25 per week). Job share arrangements may be considered.


The School of Life Sciences holds an Athena Silver SWAN Award, in recognition of our commitment to supporting and advancing women’s careers in the life sciences (STEMM). You can read more about this initiative at


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Katalin Kovacs or Professor Rupert Fray, Email and Please note that applications sent directly to these Email addresses will not be accepted.


The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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