Research Associate

University of Glasgow - School of Life Sciences

Job Purpose
To make a leading contribution to the projects SalmoSim aimed at developing a model salmon gut microbiome and a Newton-Conacyt project exploring the interaction between salmon skin microbiota and sea lice infection. Both projects explore the contribution of commensal microbiota to salmonid health and nutrition. As part of the SalmoSim project, you will be involved in the design and delivery of a new research tool for industry and academia. The post will integrate you into an international team of researchers between the UK, Scotland and Norway. Your expertise will integrate with that of your co-workers and you will play a role advising two PhD students in the lab. As part of the Newton-Conacyt project, you will be involved with multiplex qPCR design and analysis.

Specifically, the post holder will conduct, manage and publish research in the area of environmental microbiology, host-microbe interactions and nutrition as well as assist in managing and directing this complex and challenging project. The post represents an exciting opportunity for an advanced post-doctoral researcher enthusiastic to make a footprint in a rapidly growing field. There will be significant opportunity for interacting with commercial and industrial partners as well as to lead on excellent and pioneering research.

Standard Terms & Conditions
Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 7.

The funding for this post is for 1 year in the first instance.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

The University has been awarded the Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award.
The University is committed to equality of opportunity in employment.
The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

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