Research Associate in Microbiology

The University of Manchester - Pharmacy & Optometry

Closing Date : 27/04/2018
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : 7 months
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
School/Directorate : School of Health Sciences
Division : Pharmacy & Optometry
Hours Per week : Full-time
Salary : £31,604 per annum
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : BM&H-11799

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in modelling diabetic foot infection, in the Division of Pharmacy and Optometry. The post is industrially funded and will be tenable on a fixed term basis for 7 months.

We are looking for an ambitious, practical, and dedicated scientist who can work well as part of an active team. The successful candidate will become a member of Dr Bianca Price’s laboratory in the Division of Pharmacy & Optometry.

You should hold a Ph.D. in microbiology and have previous research experience working with bacterial communities. Knowledge of tissue culture and next generation sequencing or related techniques is desirable. Previous experience in wound microbiology (3D tissue culture / microbiome work / in vitro modelling) and a developing publication record would be advantageous. Strong communication and time-management skills are essential. The successful candidate will be required to work with clinical samples and must be prepared to drive in order to collect samples as well as report to the sponsor frequently.

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/about/equality/.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Bianca Price

Email: Bianca.price@manchester.ac.uk

General enquiries:

Email: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk

Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:

Email: universityofmanchester@helpmeapply.co.uk

Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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