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Research Fellow (102046-089)

University of Warwick - Life Sciences

Location: Coventry
Salary: £30,942 to £40,322 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd August 2019
Closes: 22nd September 2019
Job Ref: 1824576

Fixed term contract until 31 March 2020, 36.5 hours per week.

Funding at level 6 is available for a maximum of 6 months from 01.10.2019 to 31.03.2019 but this might have to be shortened up to a maximum of 5 months depending on the starting salary of the successful candidate.

You will undertake a research project funded by BBSRC IAA, in collaboration with Green Biologics Ltd. and Cytecom Ltd. The main role of this post is to conduct microbiology experiments, obtain time-lapse microscopy data and perform image analysis. The project is a further development of a recent publication from the Asally lab: Stratford et al. PNAS (2019). This study proposed a novel technology for rapid detection of bacterial proliferation capacity using model organisms. Towards accelerating the impact of the research outcome, this project will apply the technology to the samples from bio industries.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to undertake a postdoctoral researcher post in the Asally lab in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick. This is a collaboration project with Synthetic Biology industries. The project has both aspects of fundamental science and applied research. Thus, this project offers a unique opportunity to talented individuals in the fields of biotechnology, synthetic biology, bioengineering, microbiology and quantitative biology. It also offers an opportunity to develop a wide range of skills and knowledge including basic microbiology, fluorescence time-lapse microscopy, optical engineering and commercialization of University innovations.

You will have a PhD in the field of molecular microbiology, Synthetic Biology or relevant fields and have experience in image analysis. You will be highly motivated, self-steamed and able to work independently and responsively. You will also have excellent communication and team skills and experience in supervising projects.

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure. Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of the level 6 of the University grade structure.

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