Research Associate - Deciphering the Founding Events in Invasive Infection

University of Leicester - Genetics and Genome Biology

Fixed term contract for two years until 31 October 2019.

Together our staff and students are discovering innovative ways to change the world for the better and there has never been a more exciting time for you to join us. We are ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide and have an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. We are led by discovery and innovation, with the synergy between research and learning at the core of our activity.

You will develop and carry out independent research to achieve defined milestones, whilst contributing as a senior team member to a wider research programme.

The research program entitled “Deciphering the founding events in invasive infection” will start form our recent observation that a subset of replication permissive macrophages represent an essential phase in the pathogenesis of invasive infection by Streptococcus pneumoniae. The work will investigate if this aspect identified in murine and porcine models has relevance for invasive bacterial infection in general and for infection in humans in particular.

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Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Marco Oggioni on mro5@le.ac.uk or 0116 252 2261.

We anticipate that assessments will take place on 16 November 2017.

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