Research Fellow

The University of Edinburgh - Infection and Immunity Division

This post is available on a fixed-term basis for until 31/12/19

A BBSRC-funded post is available within the Infection and Immunity Division at The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh. We require a post-doctoral research fellow to contribute to our ongoing programme investigating infectious diseases of livestock with an emphasis on emerging diseases of pigs including but not limited to porcine circovirus, porcine astrovirus and Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae. Research will involve methods to propagate and detect these pathogens, to characterize them further, including sequencing and phylogenetic analysis, development of routine diagnostic methods and application of prevention strategies.

You will complete high quality original research and will require a solid knowledge in modern molecular, humoral and cellular immunity and cell biology techniques. You will also disseminate the data in refereed papers, presentations and conference abstracts.

You must have an MSc or a PhD degree in Biological Science with a background infectious disease research. You will take a lead role in data analysis and in preparation of research papers and project reports, will communicate results on a regular basis to the research team and will liaise with research colleagues and members of the research team (PhD students, technicians, other research fellows) to develop knowledge and understanding of research skills and expertise across the team. Desired expertise includes experience to conduct and implement research activities as defined in the research program, including addressing any problems that may affect the achievement of specified objectives. A minimum of 2 years relevant laboratory experience is required. Veterinarians are encouraged to apply.

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