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.
Careers Fair for Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy Scientists
Our careers fair will provide you with the chance to meet employers face-to-face, to learn about current vacancies and opportunities available, and to market yourself to prospective employers. There are several talks you can attend about the sector and the opportunities within it, along with opportunity to get advice on your CV from professionals.
- Explore careers in IBBE from laboratory based jobs to working as a patent lawyer
- Meet employers with graduate schemes, current and future job opportunities
- Hear from different employers about what it’s like to work for them
- Get feedback on your CV in our one-to-one clinics
- Speak with industrialists in our one-to-one clinics
- Speak with academics in our one-to-one clinics
- Speak to the BBSRC about your future career in academia in our one-to-one clinics
SPACES ARE LIMITED SO BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT HERE.
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED to 10 JUL 16 – BIOGAS SCIENCE, SZEGED, HUNGARY
The local organising committee of Biogas Science 2016 to be held in Szeged, Hungary from 21-24 Aug 16 has extended the deadline for abstracts to 10 July, so there is still time to submit to this prestigious conference.
Note that ECR members of the AD Network can apply to us for travel vouchers to help defray the cost of attending this event – have a look on the website or contact us.
Brazil Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop – Water, Sanitation, Energy Nexus – 13-16 Sep 16
Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund, University College London and the Instituto Federal de Goias will be holding a workshop on the Water, Sanitation and Energy Nexus Research Initiative in Goiania, Brazil from 13 to 16 September 2016.The workshop aims to promote decentralized closed-loop water and wastewater systems to reduce waste and recover energy and nutrients. The scheme is open to Early Career Researcher.
More information can be found here or by contacting Dr Luiza Campos (firstname.lastname@example.org). The deadline for applications is 10 July 16.
ECR – IB Skills Workshop – 18 and 19 May 16 – Register NOW
C1Net and a number of other BBSRC NIBBs are planning to fund a joint 2 day conference for young scientists working in IBB.
The event will be organized by Cogent, and is supported by the BBSRC and the IBLF skills group.
|When||18th & 19th May, 2016Start: ~10.00am On 18th MayFinish: ~4.00pm on 19th May|
|Where||Manchester MacDonald Hotel, London Road, Manchester M1 2PG.|
|What||Free participation and Full boardThe event has 5 main objectives:1. To make scientists aware of the many non-laboratory career options within Industrial Biotechnology
2. To do some training on soft skills, such as communications, project management, IP, finance etc.
3. To explain what it is like to work in industry in companies of different sizes
4. How to write different proposals for getting money
5. To be able to meet practising people from different disciplines such as patents, marketing, quality & regulations etc and to meet representatives from companies who during 2016 will be looking for extra staff
C1net will be able to offer ~10 free places at this event, which will be awarded to successful applicants.
More details and an application process will follow.
To register you interest please email email@example.com ASAP
Early Career Researchers Travel to Chile courtesy of the AD Network
Three lucky researchers presented at the 14th World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion held in Vina del Mar, Chile, from 15-18 Nov and had their travel funded by the BBSRC Anaerobic Digestion Netowrk.
Hitesh Boghani from the University of South Wales presented a paper on “Sizing Lonitudinal Modularised Up-scalable MFCs for their use in Wastewater Treatment”. Newcastle University’s Rebeca Gonzalez Cabaleiro presented her paper on “Metabolic Energy-based Modelling Explains the pH Effect on Anaerobic Fermentation Product Yields”. And Santiago Pacheco-Ruiz of the University of Southampton presented his paper on “MCRT Effect on Membrane Fouling, Biomass Characteristics and Performance of a Gravitational SAnMBR”.
If you are an Early Career Researcher and interested in applying for travel vouchers to present at UK or international conferences, see the information on our funding page.
Set 4 Britain 2016 – Now Open for Applications from PhDs and PostDocs – Closes 21 Dec 15
The SET for BRITAIN 2016 poster competition for early career researchers which will be held at the House of Commons on the afternoon of Monday 7th of March 2016.
This annual event is run by the House of Commons Parliamentary and Scientific Committee (PSC) and the ‘Engineering’ session is supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering.
The competition provides an opportunity for 60 early-career researchers (PhDs and postdocs) to present their posters and the winners receive Gold (£3,000), Silver (£2,000) or Bronze (£1,000) Awards.
The overall aim is to encourage, support and promote Britain’s early career researchers – for further information see: http://www.setforbritain.org.uk/index.asp
Applications are now being accepted for the competition and the closing date for entries is Monday, the 21st of December 2015 at 17:00. To enter, simply fill out the online application form, an abstract of your work, and provide a reference.
Details on eligibility and how to apply can be found on the webpage: http://www.setforbritain.org.uk/2016event.asp
Anaerobic Digestion Network ECR Travel Vouchers Available for Biogas Science: Hungary Aug 16
The Anaerobic Digestion Network is offering a limited number of Travel Bursaries for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to attend the above event to be held on 21-24th Aug 16 at the University of Szeged in Hungary. The Anaerobic Digestion Network can fund travel and accommodation expenses up to £1500 to present at major events in the AD calendar. If you are an Early Career Researcher, are presenting at an event in the UK or overseas, simply fill in our application form at: http://www.anaerobicdigestionnet.com/funding
LB Net Early Stage Career Workshop – 8-10 July 2015, Redworth Hall, Darlington
If you are in the last year of your PhD or you are a postdoctoral researcher within 3 years of completing your PhD do not miss this opportunity to engage with experts from industry and academia in the lignocellulosic biorefinery area and take part in a creativity workshop aimed at inspiring researchers to recognise the potential for innovation and research in the area of industrial biotechnology and lignocellulosic biomass.
Take part in this 3-day workshop, where a series of inspirational talks are planned. Participants are expected to form teams and develop innovative and competitive ideas for funding. Mentors from industry and academia will be there to support delegates. This is a great opportunity to mix with like minded researchers and be guided in how to develop creative research into competitive proposals and entrepreneurial ventures. The workshop is led by Dr Edward Green, founder of Green Biologics and Chain Biotechnology and the aim is to encourage creative and innovative thinking.
Register by completing the LB Net application form and returning it to firstname.lastname@example.org