Application closing date
The starting salary will be £37,474 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.
Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
P84437 Job Description.pdf
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences – Biosciences
This full-time position is available from 3 October 2022 on a fixed term basis
until 31 December 2024 in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.
We are looking for a talented and self-motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow
in microbiology and recombinant protein biochemistry to complement existing
expertise in synthetic biology and further our understanding of recombinant
protein expression in non-conventional microbes for industrial biocatalysis.
The successful candidate will integrate a multi-disciplinary team in the
Exeter Microbial Biofuels Group to develop and validate new routes for “fourth
generation” biofuels by synthetic biology, focussing primarily on the
expression and biochemistry of recombinant proteins in atypical microbial
The postholder will be expected to develop research objectives and lead
projects and proposals within the framework of the project, make presentations
to industrial partners and at academic conferences, and contribute to the
process of securing research funds, thereby enabling them to develop a
promising research career.
Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience
in a related field of study. The successful applicant will be a recognised
specialist in recombinant protein biochemistry and possess the ability and
desire to lead research and generate high-quality academic publications. The
successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the
work of others and act as team leader as required.
Opportunities for further professional development may be considered as part
of Exeter University's professional development programme. In addition to
technical and academic experience, the ideal candidate will possess excellent
organisational and communication skills and a collaborative and inquisitive
Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full
details of this role by clicking on the attachment.
What we can offer you
Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to
work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting
Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching
goals and partner with our academics accordingly
An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our
academics providing specialist support for external engagement and
Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to
achieve their potential and develop their career
A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around
maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay),
Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment
A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon
The University of Exeter
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive
universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher
Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking
2022). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a
Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.
Our research income in recent years means we're the fastest growing UK
Research University with some of the world's most influential scientists, and
we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today
through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research
Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry,
business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and
education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world
leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a
changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter
(a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been
designated as a UNESCO Creative City
Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment
With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we
offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and
valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture
where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse
voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks
for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark),
LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability
Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we
particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented
within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for
interviews and workplaces.
For further information please contact Professor John Love e-mail
J.Love@exeter.ac.uk or telephone 01392 725169.
The post-holder will work in the laboratory of Professor John Love at the
Streatham campus of Exeter University.
The closing date for completed applications is 27th September 2022.