Postdoctoral Research Associate in Micro-Algal Biotechnology: SAMS

Posted: April 29, 2017 in Apr-Jun Deadline, Europe, Post Doc, UK
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Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) invites applications for Postdoctoral Research Associate in Micro-Algal Biotechnology. The postdoc will research into the production of terpene molecules as building blocks for a range of commercial important products including antimicrobials, perfumes and antioxidants. This is part of the EU funded ABACUS (Algae for a biomass applied to the production of added value compounds) project.

Salary: £26,829 – £30,175 per annum

Duration: Fixed term; 3 years

About the project:

  • to develop micro-algal strains for commercially important products
  • conducting fundamental and applied collaborative research on micro-algal cultivation using a bio-refinery approach
  • identify the most productive strains and this will be coupled with the improvement of strains through biological engineering
  • results will be used to provide licenses of new products based on their cultivation


  • Applicant must hold a PhD in a relevant discipline
  • Applicants holding Bioprocessing experience would have an advantage.
  • Applicant must hold expertise in methods at the cutting edge of micro-algal research.


  • Apply online
  • Or send CV and cover letter to Human Resources, PDRA in Micro-Algal Biotechnology (Job Ref. D01/17.MS), The Scottish Association for Marine Science, Scottish Marine Institute, Oban, Argyll, PA37 1QA or
  • Applications can be emailed to e-mail
————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS)
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Country UK
Subject areas Biotechnology
Fellowship amount £26,829 – £30,175 per annum
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 12th May 2017


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