Research Associate

Cardiff University - Division of Infection and Immunity, School of Medicine

The current state of unmet need for treating resistant Gram-negative infections is large and will only increase over time. The industrial pipeline of novel agents to treat these infections remains limited and due to the substantial scientific challenges in this area, significant, concerted actions need to be taken. The European Gram Negative Antibacterial Engine (ENABLE) consortium intends to meet these challenges and work in an unprecedented and collaborative way to help populate this important pipeline with new agents ready for testing in patients. The overarching objectives of the ENABLE project are to:

  • Create a drug discovery platform with the expertise and resource base to prosecute multiple antibacterial programmes in parallel.
     
  • Increase the overall pipeline in the antibacterial area by applying this platform to optimise a variety of antibacterial programmes to deliver candidates and phase 1 success. 

Overall this will provide a model for how collaborative Public-Private-Partnership drug discovery projects can be run. In addition ENABLE will provide a robust training for numerous scientists and will improve the overall level of antibacterial drug discovery in Europe and globally. 
 
This post is a full time (35 hours per week), fixed term position and is available immediately until 31st January 2020.

Cardiff University is currently undertaking a pre-employment checking pilot scheme across limited areas of the institution. Under this pilot scheme, this post has been identified as being subject to the following pre-employment checks:
 
•Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS);
•Occupational Health Check (OH).

Further information about pre-employment checking can be made available upon request.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity. Our inclusive environment welcomes applications from talented people from diverse backgrounds.

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