Research Associate

University of Glasgow - RI Infection Immunity & Inflammation

Job Purpose

To make a leading contribution to the research project – a tissue-based metabolomics online resource for the Drosophila and systems biology communities.

Postholder will be working under the supervision of Dr Karl Burgess (Co-Investigator) within the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation.

The position focuses on the software development of a new resource for metabolomics and Drosophila researchers: The postholder will develop a web-based front end and a database of Drosophila metabolome data. The postholder will populate the database with metabolomics datasets generated along with the partner wet-lab PDRA on the project. The postholder will also use genome-wide-metabolic reconstruction analysis techniques to predict and model the effect of mutations on the Drosophila metabolome and represent these in a user-friendly resource, using transcriptomics and metabolomics data to refine the models.

Standard Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 7, £34,520 -£38,833 per annum.

This post is full time with funding available for 3 years.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Karl Burgess via email :

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.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

Vacancy reference; M00758, closing date 29 October 2017.
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