Postdoctoral Research Associate

King's College London - Institute of Pharmaceutical Science

The salary will be paid at Grade 6, £33,518 per annum, plus £2,923 per annum London Allowance.

This post will be Fixed Term Contract for 18 months.

This is a full time post.

A fixed-term Research Associate position is available for an ambitious individual in the research group of Dr Ken Bruce. The successful candidate will be required to apply culture-independent molecular microbiological approaches (DNA extraction and live-dead cells separation, quantitative PCR, 16S rRNA gene sequencing and statistical microbiome analyses) in a project that will characterise the upper and lower respiratory microbiota of individuals with cystic fibrosis.

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant discipline. They should be capable of working in a collaborative team, leading others where required. Experience with microbial characterisation using both culture and non-culture based approaches (including live-dead cell separation, DNA extraction, qPCR assays, 16S rRNA gene sequencing, MALDI-TOF and BIOLOG system and bioinformatics) is essential. Experience of working with respiratory samples is also essential. Additional skills in statistical analyses and teaching/training in laboratory settings would also be desirable.

The selection process will include panel interview.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Dr Ken Bruce at

To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 8 October 2017.

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