Saving planet Earth from ending like Venus: on fire and raining sulphuric acid


We show a new way to save our planet from global warming.  To tackle this problem, We focus on a natural approach to capture the smoky carbon dioxide released by industrial plants and make chalk out of it, using a process that could be accelerated up to one million times and adds value to CO2 in a socially responsible way. You can find the whole article in page 9 of Asia Research News.

Job: Microbial Fermentation Scientist


I am looking for successful candidate (s) will be responsible for assigned production contracts delivering microbial fermentation for microbial protein and plasmid DNA products within a clean room setting Continue reading

Grants for researchers to attend biorefinery workshop

About this Opportunity

Grants are available for early career researchers (see Eligibility section) to attend a workshop in Mexico entitled Biorefinery research – promoting international collaboration for innovative and sustainable solutions.  Under the British Council Researcher Links scheme we will be holding a workshop on the above theme at the Mexican Institute of Petroleum, Mexico City, Mexico on the 18-22 May, 2015. The workshop is being coordinated by Dr Jhuma Sadhukhan and Dr Jorge Arturo Aburto Anell, and supported by Dr Elias Martinez Hernandez and other researchers.

Selected papers presented in the workshop will be considered for a Special Issue of the Chemical Engineering Research Design journal of the Institution of Chemical Engineers devoted to Biorefinery value chain creation.  Costs for the visa will be covered; however participants will be responsible for making all the necessary arrangements. Although this cost will not be covered by the British Council, participants are encouraged to purchase an adequate travel and medical insurance.

Key dates

Dates of the workshop – 18-22 May 2015

Deadline for applications – 23 January 2015


This opportunity is open to early career researchers based in the UK and Mexico. There is no restriction on nationality.

Early Career Researchers are defined as holding a PhD (or having equivalent research experience) and having up to 10 years post-PhD research experience. They are equivalent to the ‘Recognised Researcher’ and sometimes ‘Experienced Researcher’ categories in the EU framework for researchers’ careers. Participants must have a research or academic position (either a permanent post, research contract, or fellowship etc) at a recognised research institution either in the UK or in Mexico.


Dr. Elias Martinez

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Fully Funded Opportunity: Research Assistant/Leading to PhD

Talented students from around the globe are invited to apply for the position of Research Assistant leading to a PhD in Chemical Engineering (fully-funded).

The Research Assistant (RA) will investigate a bioprocessing strategy to convert smoky carbon dioxide into marketable carbonates in a sustainable and socially responsible way.

The RA will embark into the risky enterprise of pushing the boundaries of Dr. Hernandez concept: Bioinspired Chemical Engineering.

This project is part of a major collaboration with Oxford University, and represents a challenging opportunity for individuals with high capacity of abstraction, emotional skills, persistence, DIY’ing skills and the courage to succeed in a wild-west topic. [More]



Job £50000 p.a. Biopharmaceuticals

Hi Ernesto,

I’m currently looking for candidates who might be suitable for a Purification Chemist x 5 position based in Slough and I wondered if you might be interested. Salaries are around the £50000 level but might be flexible dependent on experience.

Please take a look at the job specification below.

Senior Purification Chemist – Biopharmaceuticals – South East England – 30-50K

My client is a fast growing Biopharmaceutical CMO. Due to their continued expansion they are currently in the process of recruiting for a number of senior purification Chemists.

The ideal candidates for these positions must have significant experience working within the biologics sector and should also have an understanding of GMP standards. A strong working knowledge of Purification is essential and if you have experience working as a study director, this would also be of benefit. You should have experience with a range of analytical techniques including SDS PAGE and HPLC.

The successful candidate will benefit from;

+ 40-50K (Experience dependant)
+ Excellent Benefits Package
+ Great Career Opportunities

If you are looking for a new exciting opportunity and you are an experienced Protein Chemist please send a copy of your CV to or call 0161 923 8187.

If you are no longer looking for a new position, please let me know.

Best Regards

Stephen Joynes

Stephen Joynes
Business Development Manager
t: 0161 923 8172

Job £45,000


The purpose of my email is to inform you about a role I have available in Northern Ireland working for a major Pharmaceutical Business.


My client is looking for an experienced NMR specialist to join their business as a Technical Leader. You will be the main expert with the form of analysis as well as offer guidance and management to junior staff members.


This is a permanent role, paying up to £45,000 for the right person.


Simon Shotter LLB (Hons) CertRp
Science Department

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Job opportunity for Cell Based Assay Scientist (UK, £33,000 p.y.)

I am currently recruiting for a permanent Cell Based Assay Scientist for a role based in Yorkshire. The position pays a salary up to around £33,000 a year and is with a major CRO.

The role will offer excellent career development and would be brilliant for someone with GMP, industrial experience who is looking to take their career to the next step.

Please see the link for more information or call me on the details below. 

Kind regards 

Simon Shotter LLB (Hons) CertRp


Science Department



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Vacancy: Research Assistant (3 years) in Chemical Engineering/Biochemical Engineering and Biocatalysis

Talented Malaysian candidates are invited to apply for the position of Research Assistant at the University of Nottingham.

Investigating a bioprocessing strategy to convert smoky carbon dioxide into carbonates.

This is an exciting opportunity to apply solution-oriented strategies by bridging the gap between chemical engineering and life sciences. Continue reading

PhD opportunity: Bioseparation of recombinant proteins by applying molecular stickers

Faculty of Engineering – Manufacturing & Industrial Processes Division – Bioinspired Engineering Research Group (BIERG)

Self-Funded PhD Research opportunity (3 years)

This is an exciting opportunity to apply solution-oriented strategies by bridging the gap between chemical engineering and life sciences while working in Malaysia campus, in collaboration with partners in Denmark, Spain and UK [More].