Research Associate/Fellow in Brewing Science

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

Research Associate/Fellow (Fixed term)

Closing Date
Wednesday, 6th July 2022
Job Type
Biosciences, Microbiology, Brewing & Biotechnology
£27924 to £40927 per annum (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £31406 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

The University of Nottingham seeks applications for a full-time Brewing Research Associate/Fellow to join our internationally renowned team at the International Centre of Brewing Science (ICBS) at Sutton Bonington Campus. This key role will provide support to academics at the University of Nottingham International Centre for Brewing Science in delivering group teaching and research activities. The successful candidate will be supported in developing skills and experience relevant to becoming an independently funded postdoctoral researcher or academic in the future. This will include developing their own research projects, proposals and collaborations.

Candidates must hold a PhD (or close to completion) in a relevant field such as brewing science, malting science, yeast cell biology, fermentation, or a related discipline; and have experience of disseminating their own research findings via conference presentations and publication in peer-reviewed journals.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with strong knowledge of brewing principles and practice and prior experience of conducting laboratory and pilot-plant-based brewing research. Experience of teaching, teaching administration or student supervision in a Higher Education setting is desirable. 

The ICBS is part of the Division of Microbiology, Brewing and Biotechnology in the School of Biosciences, which is internationally recognised as a leader in its field for the provision of both research and teaching. The campus is self-contained on a 16-hectare site located in South Nottinghamshire.  A purpose-built Bioenergy & Brewing Science Building was opened in 2011, housing state of the art brewing facilities comprising laboratory, analytical and pilot scale facilities which support the research of a community of postgraduate and postdoctoral scientists as well as the delivery of a range of specialist Brewing courses. 

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

This is a full-time (36.25 hours) fixed-term post for a period of 3 years. Job share arrangements may be considered.

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