|Salary:||£33,314 to £40,931|
|Placed On:||30th January 2023|
|Closes:||27th February 2023|
You will join an exciting interdisciplinary project to develop new rapid diagnostic techniques to analyse the resistance of bacteria to antibiotics. The project is funded by the NIHR and is a collaborative activity with Public Health England and the University Hospital Trust. The goals of the project are to develop new assays, prototype sample preparation cartridges and demonstrate concordance of the assay against classical microbiology techniques.
You will collaborate closely with our partners and deliver and present progress at regular progress meetings. You must be self-motivated and work independently under your own initiative. You must have excellent communication skills and proven ability in English language (written and verbal) for regular formal reporting. You also need to demonstrate initiative in problem solving and good practical capabilities.
This interesting project requires an engineer or physical/chemical scientist with a PhD in Engineering or Physical Sciences. You must have skills and expertise in microfluidics preferably in design, simulation and microfabrication.
The post is for 12 months and will be held at the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS). Ranked in the top one per cent of universities globally and among the UK’s top 20 for research, the University of Southampton has an international reputation for its research, teaching and enterprise activities.
In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, ECS was first in the UK for the volume and quality of research in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The volume and quality of ECS Computer Science research is in the top 10 in the UK, with 100% of Computer Science research impact rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.
Due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. University of Southampton holds an Athena Swan Silver Award. The University has a generous maternity policy** and onsite childcare facilities. Other benefits include state-of-the-art on-campus sports, arts and culture facilities, a full programme of events and a range of staff discounts.
As part of the recruitment process all applicants are expected to give a talk to academic and research staff and to PhD students within the department.
For further information please contact Professor Hywel Morgan (email@example.com). This position is available for one year.
*Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.
**qualifying criteria applies
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The application deadline is midnight on the closing date stated above. Quote advert reference 2160423FP on all correspondence.
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