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We have several exciting opportunities in microalgae research with the Algaceuticals team, where you will be at the forefront of a sustainable microalgal industry.
Algaceuticals’ mission is to provide cost-effective, environmentally sustainable supplies of high-value oils and chemicals, derived from microalgae. Algaceuticals does this for the cosmeceutical, nutraceutical, pharmaceutical and flavor & fragrance industries.
Algaceuticals uses a highly innovative technology platform which enables us to sustainably grow any type of microalgae, faster, cheaper and with a smaller footprint than any other known technology or competitor.
Senior Research Fellows
Closing date: 30th September 2018
Job Location: Worldwide
Algaceuticals is building a microalgae knowledge base to address key gaps faced by industry, specifically:
the lack of correlation between (10,000+) microalgal strains, their output chemicals and the application areas
finding new opportunities that can be created from microalgae
identifying which particular chemicals and applications are most in demand from industry
To address these challenges, Algaceuticals wishes to recruit senior research fellows from around the world
The main responsibility of the successful candidate includes:
Directing our microalgae database research strategy
Liaising with major companies in industry to better understand the chemicals and application areas most valuable to them
Identifying the top 25 potential applications (approximately) in your areas of expertise /focus
Selecting and validating the 5 most valuable opportunities to take forward to funding
Identifying and defining the research program required to commercially grow and produce the required chemicals from the target microalgae strain
Managing and overseeing the defined research programme and associate researchers
Presenting back to the companies and Algaceuticals the results of the investigation
Skills and qualifications of applicants:
In addition to meeting the general PhD entry requirements of UTS, the ideal candidate should have a first-class Honours or Master’s degree and/or published work or research experience. Experience in pharmaceutical, nutrition supplements, cosmetics, speciality chemicals, as well as a background in natural ingredients is desired.
For more details please contact Angela Cortina Burgueño ()
Closing date: 30th April 2018
Job Location: London - UK
Algaceuticals is setting up a pilot facility of several Photobioreactors and a basic analytical laboratory for quality control to start production of different microalgae
We are seeking a motivated lab technician to take care of the microalgae growth and laboratory analyses:
The main responsibilities of the successful candidate include the following:
Assisting in the cultivation of microalgae, harvesting of the biomass and sample analyses
Sampling, routine measuring (of density, dry weight, pH, temperature, nutrient analysis), and recording physical parameters of microalgae cultures
Preparing stocks of media, reagents and consumables
Performing microscopic observations and health diagnosis of cultures
Conducting research experiments in accordance with laboratory and safety protocols
Washing of glassware and preparation of materials before and after autoclaving. Perform runs on all autoclaves. Decontaminating and disposing of laboratory waste
Report anomalies following protocols to the Laboratory Manager
Skills and qualifications of applicants
The ideal candidate requires a BSc in a biological science subject and preferably experience in microalgae and/or microbiology. Consideration will also be given to anyone with equivalent qualifications or experience.
Must be able to work independently and flexibly,adapting to changing priorities as needed.
For more details please contact Angela Cortina ().
Please submit a CV and a covering letter explaining why you are interested in the position.