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Industrial Research Fellows in Agri-Biotechnology for Sustainable Food and Drink

  • £41,526 to £48,114 per annum
  • Canterbury, Kent
  • University of Kent
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The School of Biosciences is seeking to recruit 3 X Industrial Research Fellows who will develop and deliver an innovative and impactful research programme in the Agri-biotech and the Food and Drink sector. The post-holders will also have a key role in establishing collaborative interactions between the academic and industrial partners of the Growing Kent & Medway (GK&M) cluster.

Growing Kent & Medway (GK&M) is a newly launched world-class research, innovation and enterprise cluster that supports growth in technology-driven horticultural production, food & drink processing, and manufacturing.

The post-holder will have extensive expertise and knowledge of Agri-Biotechnology, Plant/Soil Microbiology and/or Food and/or Drink Biotechnology, and Bioprocessing. The post holder will carry out high quality research and will drive innovation by establishing key collaborations with industrial partners. The roles are expected to comprise 2 main elements; Research and collaboration with horticulture and viticulture industries in the Kent and Medway region.

As Research Fellow you will:

develop and deliver an innovative and impactful research programme in the Agri-biotech sector with a focus on microorganism and/or plant biology

contribute to the development and implementation of research and innovation within the GK&M consortium.

seek opportunities to ensure research has impact, through knowledge transfer, policy advice, public engagement, and industry.

To be successful in this role you will:

have a PhD degree in biology or chemistry related subject or equivalent

have a recent publication record in high impact, peer-reviewed journals and/or in developing new products and solutions

involvement with appropriate professional organisations, national and international panels and/or committees

The School of Biosciences is a vibrant and stimulating environment for research and teaching. In REF2014, Bioscience at Kent was ranked 7th based on ‘research intensity’, and the appointment of a range of high calibre staff since 2014 has meant that research quantity and quality have risen still further. This is now an extremely active research environment. The School has a collegiate atmosphere with around 40 academic staff and Research Fellows, and its critical mass and excellence are focused on a number of core research themes, namely:

Industrial Biotechnology

Infection and drug resistance

Cancer and age-related diseases

Cellular architecture and dynamics

Reproduction, evolution and genomics

The School of Biosciences host several state-of-the art technologies and facilities including nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), mass spectrometry, fluorescence microscopy, electron microscopy, computation, and protein purification/ analysis. All these facilities are well supported in terms of staff and finances.

The School of Biosciences is a welcoming and diverse environment that has been recognised with a Bronze Athena SWAN award. We are keen to enhance the balanced, inclusive, and diverse nature of the community within the School and would particularly encourage female candidates to apply for this post.

Please see the links below to view the full job description and to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process, please contact The Resourcing Team on [email protected] quoting ref number: NATS-009-20

Contract Type:

Fixed Term - 46 Months

Release Date:

Thursday 14 January 2021

Closing Date:

23.59 hours GMT on Wednesday 17 February 2021 (unless otherwise stated)

Interview Date:

Monday 15 March 2021

  • Advertiser: Direct Employer
  • Posted on: 22/02/2021 09:19
  • Reference: NATS-009-21