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Project Manager (MIPLACE)

School of Biosciences & Medicine

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £6,563 per annum pro rata (0.2 FTE)
Post Type:  Part Time
Advert Placed:  Monday 07 October 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 10 November 2019
Reference:  079919

Project Manager in Synthetic Biology


Duration: 36 months
Start date: 6th January 2020

A part-time Project Manager position is available in the group of Dr. Jose Jimenez to coordinate administrative tasks of the project ‘Microbial Integration of Plastics in the Circular Economy (MIPLACE)’ sponsored by the BBSRC under the European Union ERA-CoBiotech programme.

The project aims at developing novel methods for the use of plastic PET as a feedstock for microbial transformations into molecules with added value. We hope this way to reduce the accumulation of hazardous plastic in the environment by creating alternative recycling approaches.We are seeking enthusiastic team members that could help us deliver the MIPLACE vision. The project involves close collaboration with academic and industrial partners in Germany, Spain and France, and the post holder will be responsible for the coordination of administrative, scientific and financial reporting of the consortium and also take part in outreach initiatives with the general public and other relevant stakeholders.

Our laboratory is located at the beautiful campus of the University of Surrey, a top 10 UK University close to London. The University of Surrey is internationally recognized for its research in Synthetic Biology and we also provide a generous benefits package including final salary pension scheme, relocation provision, and access to world-class leisure facilities.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr. Jose Jimenez (

To apply please complete the application process, ensuring you include a cover letter, CV and the names of at least two references. Deadline for application is 10th November 2019. Interviews will start early December until the post is filled.

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