Research Fellow (fixed-term)

University of Nottingham - Veterinary Medicine & Science

Applications are invited for the above post: we are seeking an enthusiastic post-doctoral scientist with an interest and experience in mycobacterial infectious diseases.

The School of Veterinary Medicine and Science has an active research programme in livestock and wildlife infections, in collaboration with other Schools in the University and researchers in other institutions. The school liaises closely with policy makers both in the UK and other countries around the world on the development of intervention strategies for future disease outbreaks. The main purpose of this project is to improve our understanding of mycobacterial infections in wildlife, in the context of a wider programme aimed at understanding and mitigating cross-species transmission of infections between wildlife, livestock, and human populations.

The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes; communicate complex information orally, in writing, and electronically; and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies. Experience in molecular, bioinformatics, and microbiology techniques; excellent command of the English language; and the ability to translate science into language useful and understandable for lay audiences and stakeholders are essential, as is the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in a relevant subject (e.g. micro-/molecular biology, zoology, or veterinary science), and is likely to have some post-doctoral experience working with Mycobacteria. The person appointed to this post will be required to work with and support other members in the research group, including PhD students, so is required not only to work independently, but be team-orientated, and to have broad interests in infectious diseases and their transmission.

This full-time post is offered on a fixed-term basis until 5th November 2018.

It is a condition of this post that satisfactory enhanced disclosure is obtained from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Malcolm Bennett (email: M.Bennett@nottingham.ac.uk). Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

It is a condition of this post that satisfactory basic disclosure is obtained.

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The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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