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Senior Research Associate: Postdoctoral Research Assistant: Multiomics of Host-bacterium Interactions in C. Elegans

Lancaster University - Biomedical and Life Sciences

Location: Lancaster
Salary: £34,189 to £39,609
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th August 2019
Closes: 15th September 2019
Job Ref: A2770

Interview Date: 10 October 2019

The Benedetto lab is looking for an enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher to join the team, studying host-bacterium interactions in C. elegans. The position is funded by the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) for 4 years. The Benedetto lab is part of the Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences at Lancaster University, UK, and is currently funded by the BBSRC, the Wellcome Trust and Northwest Cancer Research.

We apply integrated physiology approaches to understand how animal health is achieved through the interplay of organ systems and the gut microbiota, using C. elegans as a reductive model. The current project aims to provide a genome-wide view of C. elegans interactions with two distinct gut bacterial invaders, in a bid to identify core gut microbiota regulatory networks. It combines omics approaches, high-throughput genome-wide screens, lab-on-chip live-microscopy imaging and image analysis techniques. It is highly multidisciplinary in nature and provides an excellent opportunity for an ambitious early-career scientist to carve a path to full independence.

You are required to hold a PhD in a relevant field with a publication track-record commensurate to their experience, have expertise in C. elegans or D. melanogaster genetics and microbiology, be familiar with online databases and basic bioinformatics tools, have a keen interest in multiomics approaches and microscopy, and be willing to undergo training and acquire any additional necessary skills. We are looking for a highly motivated and collaborative individual with excellent communication skills. Experience in C. elegans high-throughput techniques, image and omics analysis will be advantageous.

This is a fixed term appointment for 48 months.

Our lab and the Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences provide a friendly research environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee and which actively promotes a healthy work-life balance. The Faculty is committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies and has held a Silver Athena SWAN award since 2014 in recognition of its good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education and research. We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

Informal enquiries are welcome. Please contact Dr. Alexandre Benedetto (a.benedetto@lancaster.ac.uk) with a brief CV for more information.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

   
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