University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Research Fellow in Microalgal Biotechnology

United Kingdom

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Research Fellow in Microalgal Biotechnology

Are you an experienced and ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge in an academic career? Do you have a background in algal based technologies for wastewater treatment? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK's leading Universities and be part of a multidisciplinary team delivering real-world solutions?

As a Research Fellow in Microalgal Biotechnology at Leeds, you will be part of a world-leading Research Group focused on fundamental and applied research activities aimed at supporting the development of a circular bioeconomy approach for sustainable waste management. This involves covering projects on nutrient control and recovery from wastewater, bioenergy generation from organic waste, bioprocesses for carbon capture, assessment and control of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from waste management facilities and developing technologies for microalgal biomass cultivation and valorisation.

In particular, you will be part of a multidisciplinary consortium working closely with industry partners and UK government funders in the delivery of bioprocesses for hydrogen production from organic waste, coupled with carbon capture and sequestration (CCS).

We are particularly looking for highly motivated applicants with ability to consolidate and further develop their technical and transferable skills, working in a supportive environment to conduct fundamental and applied research on the use of microalgae for the recovery and reuse of nutrients from waste streams, and using a combination of analytical and microbiology techniques at lab and pilot scale.

Holding a PhD (or have submitted your thesis before taking up the role) in Engineering; you will also have a strong background in algal based technologies for wastewater treatment and nutrient recovery, and lab experience on microalgae cultivation.on.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Miller Alonso Camargo-Valero, Associate Professor of BioResource Systems

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 1580 or email: [email protected]

NOTE: Interviews are scheduled to take place on the morning of Tuesday 12 December 2023.

Location: Leeds - Main Campus

Faculty/Service: Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences School/Institute: School of Civil Engineering Category: Research Grade: Grade 7 Salary: £37,099 to £44,263 p.a. Due to funding restrictions, an appointment will not be made higher than £39,347 p.a. Working Time: 37.5 hours per week Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Fixed Term (Until 31 December 2024 - To complete specific time limited work) Release Date: Friday 17 November 2023 Closing Date: Sunday 03 December 2023 Interview Date: Tuesday 12 December 2023 Reference: EPSCV1120 Downloads: Candidate Brief

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Research Fellow in Microalgal Biotechnology


University of Leeds


United Kingdom


November 18, 2023

Application deadline

December 03, 2023

Job type



Agricultural Science,Biology,Chemistry,Engineering,Physics

About the employer

The University of Leeds is a public research university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was established in 1874 as the Yorkshire College of Science. In 1884 it merged with the Leeds School of Medicine (established 1831) and was renamed Yorkshire College. It became part of the federal Victoria University in 1887, joining Owens College (which became the University of Manchester) and University College Liverpool (which became the University of Liverpool). In 1904 a royal charter was granted to the University of Leeds by King Edward VII.

The university has 36,330 students, the 5th largest university in the UK (out of 169). From 2006 to present, the university has consistently been ranked within the top 5 (alongside the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Nottingham and the University of Edinburgh) in the United Kingdom for the number of applications received. Leeds had an income of £789.6 million in 2019/20, of which £139.9 million was from research grants and contracts. The university has financial endowments of £82.1 million (2019–20), ranking outside the top ten British universities by financial endowment.

Notable alumni include current Leader of the Labour Party Keir Starmer, former Secretary of State Jack Straw, former co-chairman of the Conservative Party Sayeeda Warsi, Piers Sellers (NASA astronaut) and six Nobel laureates.

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