Research Fellow

Queen's University Belfast - School of Biological Sciences

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is considered a global health problem and a major industrial challenge in the UK livestock sector. Currently available AMR diagnostics have several shortfalls, including the need for expensive laboratory-based equipment and the length of time required for analysis.

This project will develop a rapid, cost-effective prototype device that can be used on-farm to identify pathogens and their antimicrobial resistance patterns. The project will provide invaluable, real-time, pen-side diagnostic and decision-making advice to veterinarians and farm managers for combating the grand societal challenge of AMR on a global scale. This post is available until 31 October 2018.

Anticipated interview date: Monday 28 November 2016

Apply online at For further information or assistance contact the Personnel Department, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit.  It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

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