Research Associate in Membrane Based Downstream Separations (Fixed Term), Bath – United Kingdom

About the role:

We are seeking a brilliant Research Associate to work at the frontier of research in novel foods directly from grass as part of the BBSRC funded grant: Pasture to Plate. Our vision is to improve the food potential of UK pasture by using chemical processing, targeted separations, and biotechnology to convert grass into nutritious edible fractions for healthier and more affordable alternative foods, making UK agriculture more resilient and sustainable.

In this project, grasses are subjected to a range of mechanochemical-assisted extraction steps to produce a variety of products including proteins and a palm oil substitute.

In this role, you will lead the membrane-based downstream separation processes, where you will plan, implement, and coordinate the membrane tests, designing experiments and analysis, as well as the opportunity to innovate in the separation processes to target specific molecules identified for being particularly meaningful for nutrition and flavour. The role will be pivotal in developing membrane-based bio-separation processes of the system, optimising the separation of proteins, flavour molecules and other identified high-value products.

This is a full-time fixed term post available from April 2024. While this role is for an initial 18 months, we would envision a successful candidate being a part of the journey for the longer term, subject to further funding.

For further information about the project and the person specification, please see the Job Description below. For an informal discussion about the role please contact:

Please ensure you submit your application via our website: https://www.bath.ac.uk/jobs/Vacancy.aspx?ref=FM11148R