Research Associate/Fellow in Life Sciences
University of Nottingham Department of Life Sciences
United Kingdom

Research Associate/Fellow (Fixed-term)

Closing Date
Wednesday, 20th January 2021
Job Type
Life Sciences
£27511 to £30942 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience.

Applications are invited to the above role to conduct research in a project on the control of growth of spoilage yeasts, focusing in particular on standard versus low-sugar food formulations and relationships with yeast metabolism. This BBSRC funded IPA project is a collaboration with industry partners. The post holder will be expected to undertake independent research as part of a wider research group focused on control of fungal growth. This will include using approaches and methodologies for the culture and assay of spoilage yeasts, encompassing techniques like microfluidics and single-cell transcriptomics. There will be engagement with industry partners and responsibility for writing up work in order to contribute to published outcomes.

The role holder will have the opportunity to use their initiative and creativity to help identify areas for research, develop research methods and extend their research portfolio.

Candidates must hold a PhD (or be near to completion of a PhD) in a relevant subject area or hold equivalent extensive professional/research experience.

We are seeking candidates with strong research experience in yeast or fungal biology, including methodologies relevant to this project. Some appreciation of food preservation would also be desirable.

This is a fixed-term post to end no later than 31 January 2024. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours per week), however 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 Professor Simon Avery: Please note that applications sent directly to this Email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit;

For all successful international applicants, including EU/EEA applicants from January 2021, we offer an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses to the UK, including visas and the NHS surcharge. For more information follow this link

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