Research Assistant in Bioprocess Modelling and Design

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7195188 (Ref.No. EPSCV1121)
Posted: November 20, 2023

Job Description

Are you an early career researcher looking for your next challenge in an academic career? Do you have a background in biological processes modelling and design? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading Universities and be part of a multidisciplinary team delivering real-world solutions? 

As a Research Assistant in Bioprocess Modelling and Design at Leeds, you will be part of a world-leading Research Group focused on fundamental and applied research activities aimed at supporting the development of a circular bioeconomy approach for sustainable waste management. This involves covering projects on nutrient control and recovery from wastewater, bioenergy generation from organic waste, bioprocesses for carbon capture, assessment and control of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from waste management facilities and developing technologies for microalgal biomass cultivation and valorisation. 

In particular, you will be part of a multidisciplinary consortium working closely with industry partners and UK government funders on the delivery of bioprocesses for hydrogen production from organic waste, coupled with carbon capture and sequestration (CCS).

We are particularly looking for highly motivated applicants with ability to consolidate and further develop their technical and transferable skills, working in a supportive environment to conduct fundamental and applied research on process modelling and design of biological processes for energy production from organic waste streams.

Holding a Bachelors or Masters degree in Engineering; you will also have a strong lab-based background in research and development in biotechnology, including the use of analytical, modelling and microbiology techniques.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Miller Alonso Camargo-Valero, Associate Professor of BioResource Systems

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 1580 or email: [email protected]

NOTE: Interviews are scheduled to take place on the morning of Wednesday 06 December 2023. 

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Civil Engineering
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £30,487 to £36,024 p.a. pro rata
Due to funding restrictions, an appointment will not be made higher than £32,332 p.a.
Working Time:  18.75 hours per week
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Until 31 December 2024 - To complete specific time limited work)
Release Date:  Friday 17 November 2023
Closing Date:  Tuesday 28 November 2023
Interview Date:  Wednesday 06 December 2023
Reference:  EPSCV1121

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