Research Associate/Fellow in Biosciences, Microbiology, Brewing and Biotechnology

University of Nottingham Department of Biosciences, Microbiology, Brewing and Biotechnology

Research Associate / Fellow (Fixed Term)

Closing Date
Thursday, 9th December 2021
Job Type
Biosciences, Microbiology, Brewing & Biotechnology
£27924 to £33309 per annum, (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £31406 with relevant PhD).

Applications are invited for an industry funded Research Associate/Fellow to a programme of research investigating the contribution of yeast strains to fermentation performance and flavour development in distilled spirits.  This post involves close collaboration between the University of Nottingham and our funders and partners at AB Biotek and InchDairnie Distillery Ltd.

The researcher will be based in the Brewing Science Department at the University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus. The department has established expertise in fermentation science, yeast physiology and flavour science and technology.  The centre is housed in a purpose-built facility with analytical laboratories and state of the art small and pilot (10hL) scale fermenters, making it one of the best equipped fermentation research facilities worldwide.

Candidates must hold a PhD (or close to completion) in a relevant field such as yeast cell biology, fermentation, brewing/distilling science or a related discipline.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with experience in conducting fermentations and analysing yeast-derived flavour compounds. Previous experience working with yeast and fermentation is a necessary requirement. Experience with conducting flavour analysis will be considered highly beneficial.

Candidates should have excellent organisation, time management and communication skills.

This is a full-time (36.25 hours) fixed-term post to 30th June 2023. Arrangements for job share would be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Chris Powell email

Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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