Duties and Responsibilities
The UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) support the 10M Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub, FBRH (https://futurebrh.com/). The Hub, led by the University of Manchester, is a national centre that brings together world-leading expertise across a range of academic and industrial partners (Spokes). The focus is on developing new underpinning technologies based on Industrial Biotechnology (IB) to enable efficient, sustainable and innovative bio-based manufacturing in three key sectors: pharmaceuticals, value-added chemicals and engineering materials.
The UCL Department of Biochemical Engineering is a key Spoke focusing on the creation and scale-up of intensified bioprocess technologies and their translation into commercial biomanufacturing processes. The department is one of the leading international centres for bioprocess research in the IB field. It has excellent research facilities including synthetic biology, automation and microfluidics laboratories as well as a full-scale 30M bioprocessing pilot plant.
UCL FBRH research addresses the development and scale-up of new bioprocess technologies for intensified whole cell and enzymatic bioconversion processes. This particular post will explore novel industrial host organisms for large scale, commodity chemicals production. The focus will be on creation of intensified fermentation processes (fed-batch, continuous), their kinetic modelling, monitoring and control. This work will be led by Prof. Gary Lye.
This FBRH post is available immediately, for three years in the first instance, and will involve collaborative research with the wider FBRH team.
Candidates will be required to hold a PhD in a relevant discipline (Biochemical or Chemical Engineering or related subject e.g. Biotechnology) and possess experience in a number of the following areas: microbial fermentation, biocatalysis, continuous processing, kinetic modelling, bioprocess monitoring or fermentation scale-up. The post will require a high degree of interaction with project partners so excellent teamworking and communication skills are required. The post holder will be responsible for undertaking original experimental and modelling work, reporting on project progress and the preparation and submission of research papers arising from these and related studies.
For informal enquiries please contact either Prof. Gary Lye (email@example.com).
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