|Salary:||£38,205 to £44,263 per annum pro rata. Grade 7|
|Placed On:||15th September 2023|
|Closes:||12th October 2023|
Vacancy terms: Full time, or job share considered, fixed term until 31st December 2026
Hours per week: 37.5
Advert closes midnight on: 12 Oct 2023
About the role
We are looking for a Research Associate to work as part of a project to investigate whether bacterial electrophysiology can be exploited to determine clinically useable antimicrobial susceptibility profiles for Gram negative bacteria detected in blood stream infections.
This project is being led by Cytecom Ltd who have created Cytecount - novel technology to rapidly detect proliferative bacteria. This project involves working with the Cytecount to develop and test methods for rapid antimicrobial susceptibility testing for target microorganisms and antimicrobials, leading to effective means for assessment in blood culture. The post holder will provide high level research skills through personal expertise to develop and carry out the research to achieve defined milestones within the wider research and developmental programme. The postholder will also work collaboratively and independently as part of a multi-disciplinary research team across different institutions to achieve defined milestones.
The successful candidate will hold a PhD (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline, have sound knowledge of the research field as well as experience in standard techniques of microbiology. We are looking for an excellent analytical problem solver with a background in microbiological culture.
Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Dr Natalie Garton, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to professional development, this role will also be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members. Please ensure this is discussed with your line manager prior to applying.
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