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Nottingham Research and Anne McLaren Fellowship Opportunities in the Green Chemicals Beacon (School of Pharmacy)


Location:  University Park
Salary:  £39,609 to £48,677 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Friday 30 August 2019
Reference:  NARFB2019X8

The opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to join the visionary research team in the Green Chemicals Beacon of Excellence, which brings together our world-leading expertise in synthetic and computational biology, and aims to harness the power of the genome, reprogramming microorganisms to transform materials at a cellular level. With our established track-record of industrial collaboration, we are creating a cutting-edge biotechnology platform that will unleash economic potential for our partners and governments

Our prestigious internal fellowship schemes are a fundamental part of our Research Vision and aim to recruit the next generation of internal research leaders. We will be recruiting a diverse cohort of 100 Nottingham and Anne McLaren Research Fellows by the end of 2022 and as part of this we are particularly interested to recruit outstanding candidates to the Green Chemicals Beacon.  Beacon fellows will be supported to develop an independent research career, whilst actively contributing to the aims of the Beacon Research Programme.

We support applicants from diverse career paths and background and also welcome applications from those wishing to work part-time in order to combine the fellowship with personal responsibilities. 

Strategic areas

We are inviting applications for a fellowship based in the School of Pharmacy in the following areas:

  • Chemometrics for Metabolomics and Fluxomics

  • Bioinformatics/Computational Biology

  • Systems Biology

  • Genome Scale Metabolic Pathways/Networks

  • Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence 

* Please note that all the research areas above must be based on mass spectrometry data.

The Green Chemicals Fellowship can be held as a Nottingham Research Fellowship (aimed at exceptional postdoctoral researchers in all academic disciplines represented at the University) or an Anne McLaren Fellowship (aimed at outstanding female scholars in science, technology, engineering at the early stage of their academic careers). 

Each fellowship offers:

  • Three years’ independent research funding, covering salary costs at c.£39,000-£48,000

  • The link to a permanent academic post, subject to performance

  • Additional funding for research expenses totalling £75,000

  • Childcare costs of up to £5,000 per annum 

  • Access to mentoring, career development and networking with the wider fellowship community

Eligibility: Candidates must have been awarded their PhD. This scheme is aimed at early career researchers, and candidates do not normally have more than 8 year’s postdoctoral experience. However, there are no eligibility rules based on years of post-doctoral experience as this doesn’t allow for variations of career paths across disciplines. Candidates will be assessed on their quality, potential and track record, relative to their career stage.

How to apply:

Apply online, completing the short form and uploading your completed full application form, downloadable below.

Full application deadline 30th August 2019.

Please note, uploading the full application form is a requirement and we will not be able to consider your application if this is not provided.Applicants MUST discuss their research proposal with Dr Dong-Hyun Kim (, prior to submitting their application. 

All queries regarding eligibility/details of the scheme should be directed to  For specific information about the role, please contact 

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit;