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The starting salary will be from £39,745 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.
Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
This new BBSRC-funded full-time post is available from 1 February 2023 to 29 November 2024 on a fixed term basis on our Cornwall campus.
We wish to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to participate in the project ‘ Bioprocessing of Geothermal Brines for Lithium'. This project will use biotechnology to help recover lithium from geothermal brines, firstly optimising the process in the laboratory and testing circular economy approaches, and then working with our industrial partner, Cornish Lithium to build a pilot-scale plant to investigate whether the process can be scaled up to be used in commercial lithium extraction. The successful applicant will:
The successful applicant will be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events.
Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. The successful applicant will be a nationally recognised authority in (geo)microbiology and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required. Applicants require the following skills and knowledge:
Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.
What we can offer you
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).
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. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and our world-leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell Group university (2021 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 Laura Newsome, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for completed applications is 12 December 2022. Interviews are expected to take place on 20 December 2022.