Research Associate

University of Glasgow - RI Biodiversity, Animal Health and Compmed

Job Purpose

To make a leading contribution to a project aimed at understanding the significance of salmonid gut microbiota, part of which involves the development of a model salmon gut microbiome simulator (SalmoSim). The project explores the contribution of commensal microbiota to salmonid physiology, health and nutrition.

As part of the SalmoSim project, you will be involved in the design and delivery of a new research tool for industry and academia, as well as contributing to on going field and laboratory experiments in freshwater and marine phase salmon.

The post will integrate you into an international team of researchers between the UK, Ireland and Norway and you will play a role in advising several established PhD students in the lab. The post will be based in Glasgow.

Specifically, the post holder will conduct, manage and publish research in the area of environmental microbiology, host-microbe interactions and nutrition as well as assist in managing and directing this complex and challenging project.

The post represents an exciting opportunity for an advanced post-doctoral researcher enthusiastic to make a footprint in a rapidly growing field. There will be significant opportunity for interacting with commercial and industrial partners as well as to lead on excellent and pioneering research.

Standard Terms & Conditions

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

This post is offered on a full time (35 hours) and open-ended basis with funding to April 2020 and the possibility of a 6-12 month extension.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

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.

(i) Candidates called for interview and/or subsequently appointed may be required to provide proof of qualifications.

(ii) The information provided in your application will be sent to the Head of Department and consequently distributed to the members of the appointing committee for consideration.

(iii) The University is committed to equality of opportunity in employment.

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.

Vacancy reference: 020710; Closing date 16 April 2018.

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.

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