Research Associate/Assistant in Microbial Bioelectrochemical Systems: UK

The Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering at Newcastle University is seeking to appoint a researcher with experience of research on molecular biology and microbiology to work on Resource Recovery from Wastewater using microbial bioelectrochemical systems. The project forms part of a £6.5 million UK Natural Environment Research Council funded initiative on resource recovery from waste.

The project is a collaboration between the School of Natural and Environmental Science and the School of Engineering at Newcastle University and is focussed on anode optimization and cathodic reactions for metal recovery and microbial electrosynthesis of organic compounds.

Job Requirements:

  • a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in biological sciences, molecular biology or a related discipline
  • a PhD, or be near completion, in an area related to microbiology or microbial bioelectrochemical systems. Some post-doctoral experience would be an advantage.

The post is fixed term for a duration of 6 months.

Informal enquiries and requests for more detailed project information should be directed to Professor Ian M. Head at

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