Senior Research Associate (Bioprocessing)


  • Centre for Enzyme Innovation (CEI) at the University of Portsmouth
  • Fixed term for up to 3 years (31 July 2022)
  • Application Deadline: 30 May 2019
  • Interview Date: 2 July 2019
  • More details and apply here

The recently-established CEI creates a flagship research hub, focused on delivering transformative enzyme-enabled solutions for some of the world’s most pressing environmental and industrial challenges, including biofuel production, plastic waste degradation and unlocking natural resources.

The CEI builds on our current research excellence and activities, and will provide increased capacity and capability around a unique and transformative research pipeline. Within this, we: discover new enzymes from the environment that break down plastics; engineer these enzymes and their production mechanisms to optimise their activity, stability and yield; and then deploy them through industrial-scale production and processing.

We are seeking to recruit a talented Senior Research Associate recent or ongoing research experience in microbiology, bioprocessing, scale-up, fermentation, biochemistry, molecular biology, or biophysics; research experience working with purified enzymes and proteins; and practical knowledge of cloning, protein expression and purification, site-directed mutagenesis and related techniques to join a growing team of researchers, working together within our recently-established Centre for Enzyme Innovation (CEI).

Informal enquiries are actively encouraged and can be made to Dr Pattanathu Rahman by email:

For detailed information about the vacancy, please select this link: ZZ005312 – Senior Research Associate.docx

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