University of Manchester - Senior Research Technician (MIB)

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Senior Research Technician (MIB)
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The University of Manchester is leading a new Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub (FBRH), funded by a major award from the EPSRC and BBSRC, which will become an UK/European Biomanufacturing Centre of Excellence, based at the University of Manchester with Spokes at Imperial, UCL, Nottingham, IBioIC, CPI, and the UK Catalysis Hub at Harwell.

The FBRH will develop new underpinning technologies based on industrial biotechnology (IB) to enable efficient, sustainable and innovative bio-based manufacturing in three key sectors – Pharmaceuticals; Value-added Chemicals; and Engineering Materials.

The FBRH will connect Hub and Spoke strengths in interdisciplinary industrial biotechnology (IB) discovery science with industry to stimulate innovative and sustainable biomanufacturing capabilities and position the UK at the vanguard of economic Clean Growth and the forefront of international developments in the global bio-economy.

We are now recruiting an expert research team who will provide the Hub with a diverse interdisciplinary resource supporting a mix of innovative platform research themes/facilities and across multiple projects supporting two complementary Grand Challenge themes “Automated and integrated biocatalyst engineering for biomanufacturing” and “Realising the value of industrial biotechnology at scale” working with multiple academic and industrial partners of the FBRH.

As a crucial part of the research team we are seeking an experienced Research Technician to support the multiple science programmes and provide vital laboratory resource management.  As the Senior Research Technician you will provide a pivotal role supporting the overall delivery of the FBRH research programme, the smooth day-to-day running of the laboratories, coordination of laboratory health and safety (procedures and records), and procurement.

A strong ethos for team-based working will be essential.

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