Research Fellow in Microbial Electrochemical System

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Southampton, ENGLAND
Deadline: 12 May 2017

Water & Environmental Engineering Group

Highfield Campus


£31,076 per annum

Full Time Fixed Term (for 6 months)

Closing Date:  

Friday 12 May 2017

Interview Date:  

To be confirmed



Focussing on the development of a microbial electrochemical system for the reduction of butyric acid to butanol you will be involved in a range of activities including the design, construction and operation of laboratory-scale microbial electrochemical system, development of new test procedures and processing of data to assess the performance of the process.

To be successful you will demonstrate experience in similar types of laboratory-scale experimental work, along with an insight into issues of scale-up to commercial application. A hands-on approach and excellent practical skills are required, along with a keen interest in developing new ideas from proof-of-principle to implementation.

This project is supported by the BBSRC Anaerobic Digestion Network. The position is full time and available for 6 months.

Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Dr Yue Zhang:

Application procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Georgie Warren (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 7749. Please quote reference 863617AT  on all correspondence. 


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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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