Aston University

Aston University

Research Assistant or Associate (0830-23)

United Kingdom

Closing in 3 days

Research Assistant or Associate Infrastructure & Sustainable Eng Location: Aston University Main Campus

Salary: £32,332 to £39,347 per annum Grade: Grade 07 to Grade 08 Contract Type: Fixed Term (up to 12 months)

Basis: Full Time Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Monday 11 December 2023 Interview Date: Tuesday 09 January 2024 Reference: 0830-23 Release Date: Monday 20 November 2023

We are looking for a skilled postdoctoral Research Assistant/ Associate to work on an innovative research project that has been funded through an EPSRC International Collaboration grant. This multidisciplinary, intersectoral project looks to generate bioinspired membranes for the treatment of wastewater and purification of biotechnologically produced molecules. The work is a collaboration between academics in the Colleges of Engineering and Physical Sciences and Health and Life Sciences as well as international academic and industrial scientists and, hence, an interdisciplinary mindset is essential.

The ideal candidate will have a strong track record in cell membrane protein biochemistry and/or the synthesis and use of polymers designed for membrane protein extraction. An ability to learn new techniques quickly is highly desirable and full training will be given as needed. Experience of driving research projects on a day-to-day basis is required.

Candidates who have recently submitted their PhD and are awaiting award will be considered as Research Assistant (Grade 7).

The post is available for a fixed term of 12 months with an ideal start date in April 2024.

For further information please contact Dr Matthew Derry ([email protected]).

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Job details


Research Assistant or Associate (0830-23)


Aston University


United Kingdom


November 20, 2023

Application deadline

December 11, 2023

Job type



Agricultural Science,Biology,Chemistry,Engineering,Physics,Space Science

About the employer

Aston University is a leading public research university in the UK. Established in 1966, The university campus is located on a green 60 acre, self-contained site in the center of Birmingham. Aston University is an internationally acknowledged center for education and research endeavor. The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate, apprenticeship, foundation, and executive programs across disciplines. It also offers arrays of online courses. All the programs offered at the university are designed corresponding to the trends and demands of the industry and business globally.

The various faculties and schools of the university include Engineering & Applied Science, Aston Graduate School, Languages & Social Sciences, Aston Business School, Life & Health Sciences, and Aston Medical School. The team of faculty of Aston University comprises highly qualified professors as well as experts from respective industries. Modern tools and logical approaches like case studies are adopted in teaching methodologies. Besides theoretical sessions, the university gives emphasis on the practical training of students. Skill development programs are carried out to inculcate dexterity for leading-edge technologies among students.

Aston University boasts a world-class infrastructure at the campus offering the finest learning experience. There are hi-tech laboratories, libraries, studios, and IT centers, and seminar halls at the campus supporting an environment for advanced knowledge. Aston University is a hub for world-leading research initiatives. To undertake the highest quality of research, the university has established advanced research centers. 78% of the research has been evaluated ‘World-leading’ by Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. The university has teamed up with universities and research institutes across the world for knowledge sharing and collaborative research initiatives. Further, the university maintains partnerships with the industry for sponsored research programs.

Aston is a university of global repute. Students across the world come to study at a prestigious university. The university considers all the aspects of students. It provides counseling, medical, legal (VISA and other), and other services to students. There are indoor and outdoor sports arenas, fitness centers, swimming pools, cafeterias, banks, and other facilities at the campus.

The university offers modern accommodation facilities to students. There are various student clubs at the university that organizes sports meets, music fests, dance competitions, literary fest, art exhibitions, and other events. All these events comprise cross-disciplinary participation that helps to build team spirits among students. Aston University offers various scholarships and study loans to students so that all can have access to education beyond any financial barrier. Aston University maintains a high record of placements. Students passing from the university are recruited by leading companies with high remuneration packages.

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