Jobs Opportunities – Severn Wye Energy Agency Ltd – Biogas and more

There are currently two positions available at the Severn Wye Energy Agency. The first is for a project manager in the biogas team, based within reasonable travelling distance of Llandrindod Wells – details are here: Advert PM_biogas. The second is for a Project Worker based in Gloucestershire, details here: Project Worker Advert 2017. Closing date for both jobs is 15 Jun 17.

Job Opportunity – KTP Associate Biogas Development Engineer

The successful candidate (KTP Associate) will support Greenvill Energy Ltd in conjunction with South West College, in research and design of a biogas upgrading system for small scale biogas operators without grid access. As well as overcoming the challenges of this design, the associate will also be involved in managing the build, test and commission of the plant with a view to supplying the system to similar sites.

Closing Date: Mon 10 Apr 17 @ 12 noon

Reference: KTP 52/17

Duration: 2.5 yrs

Interview: 24th April 17

For more information, please visit the South West College Website.

Funded PhD Scholarship on Biogas from Biomass Residues – MMU – Deadline 31 Jan 17

The aim of this PhD is to demonstrate the potential of the investigated biomass integrated biorefinery configuration to produce green compostable bioplastic (PLA) and bioenergy in the form of biogas. This is an excellent opportunity to apply the principles of oil refinery to degradable biomass in a zero-waste approach for sustainable production of value-added products and energy. More information can be found on the MMU website.

Biochemical Society – Opportunity to join Training Theme Panel

The Biochemcial Society are currently recruiting for members to join their new Training Theme Panel and are particularly keen to encourage applications from those working in industry.

The Training Theme Panel will lead on developing and delivering the Society’s training strategy for graduate level and above in industry and academia. Committee members will be involved in investigating, encouraging, reviewing and commissioning training events.

The group will meet twice a year in person, with two further meetings carried out by teleconference. Members who are unable to join the face to face meetings in person may also be able to dial in to join these meetings.

For more information and to apply, please visit

To find out more about the Society’s training programme, please visit

The deadline for applications to join the Training Theme Panel is 16 June 2016.


Job Opportunity: Researcher and Development Engineer, Fiberight

Fiberight have created a circular economy solution to generate value-added products from municipal solid wastes (MSW). The process involves thermo-mechanically treating the waste to recover 2 main fractions: recyclables and biomass. This biomass is then further processed to generate a soluble organic stream for anaerobic digestion (AD); and a clean solid ligonocellulose fibre (paper pulp) which is converted to platform-sugars via enzyme hydrolysis. All bio outputs are used as chemical building blocks in the production of higher value-added products such as bio-resins, bio-coatings, bio-plastics, biofuels and bioenergy.

Fiberight require a Researcher and Development Engineer to run a small scale pilot facility for the project and carry out standard lab analyses such as pH, COD, gas production, TS/VS and sugar analysis. Applications are open until 1 Jul 16 and the role commences on 1 Aug 16. This is a 12 month initial contract based in Southampton, with a salary range of £23-£30K p.a dependant upon experience. Further details can be found here.

Looking for exciting and varied work? Apply to the NNFCC – Deadline 29 Jan 16

The NNFCC has earned a reputation as a leading international consultancy with expertise on the conversion of biomass to bioenergy, biofuels and bio-based products. They are currently looking for a Consultant who will undertake policy, technology and market research and analysis and assist in the preparation of client reports.For more information, see


BBSRC are looking to appoint suitably qualified and motivated individuals from academia, industry and other BBSRC user communities to fill a number of vacancies on our Strategy Advisory Panels, the Pool of Experts, Committee E and Follow-on-Fund Committee.

This is an opportunity to work with other highly experienced people from across the academic, public, private and civil sectors to make an important contribution to the future direction of bioscience research.

There are vacancies for:

  • Assessment Committee (pool) members
  • Strategy Panel members
    • Agriculture and Food Security Strategy Advisory Panel
    • Bioscience for Health Strategy Advisory Panel
    • Bioscience For Industry Strategy Panel
    • Bioscience for Society Strategy Panel
    • Exploiting New Ways Of Working Strategy Advisory Panel
    • Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy Strategy Advisory Panel
  • Committee E members (fellowship funding)
  • Follow-on-Fund committee members

If you know of anyone who you think would be interested in applying to this, please can you pass this information on to them.

The call is open until midnight Sunday 5th July

Research fellow in biomethanisation of CO2

Applicants are invited for a Research Fellow position to investigate microbially-mediated power-to-gas systems.

You will investigate microbially-mediated power-to-gas systems and develop continuous laboratory-scale systems for biological production of methane at high concentrations both from gas-fed bioreactors and through modification of conventional anaerobic digestion.  The research is intended to assess the optimum conditions and the performance limitations and to link these with metabolic functionality and control, in collaboration with other consortium partners.

The post funded by a BBSRC IB Catalyst grant with partners in the Universities of York and Sheffield.


Informal enquiries are welcome and can be directed to Prof Charles Banks: