|Salary:||£33,199 to £39,609 per annum|
|Placed On:||7th December 2018|
|Closes:||20th December 2018|
College of Science and Engineering
We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated and enthusiastic synthetic chemistry/technology-based post-doctoral researcher to join an exciting multidisciplinary team. You will join a newly funded EU Horizon 2020 project (Proposal title: Accurate, Rapid, Robust and Economical Diagnostic Technologies for Tuberculosis ARREST-TB) as part of a research team that spans across the Universities of Edinburgh and Heriot Watt with academic and industry partners in Spain, Italy, Russia and India.
Sputum smear microscopy is widely used to screen suspected pulmonary TB cases. However, currently these microscopy tests are performed in centralised facilities often remote from primary care and depend on colour-based methods (that rely on the ability of the mycobacterial outer membrane to retain hydrophobic dyes) that were developed over 100 years ago. These staining protocols require extensive processing and washing steps, resulting in as low as 20-30% sensitivity reported. The purpose of the job is therefore to:
Post is funded for 24 months, with a start date in January 2019 or as soon thereafter.
Closing Date: 20-DEC-2018 at 5pm GMT
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