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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 (

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