|Salary:||£37,099 to £44,263|
|Placed On:||3rd October 2023|
|Closes:||31st October 2023|
Fixed term (24 months in first instance), full time (35 hours per week)
Fixed term period: Nov 1 2023 - Oct 31 2025
We are looking for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Molecular Bacterial Pathogenesis at the Laboratory for Bacterial Evolution and Pathogenesis at The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh with Professor J. Ross Fitzgerald.
The BBSRC-funded project involves a large grouping of scientists and clinicians in the Roslin Institute, and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh. The project will involve molecular dissection of key host-pathogen interactions associated with the pathogenesis of Staphylococcus aureus, the major human and animal pathogen. In particular, the project will functionally investigate the adaptive evolution of S. aureus for specific host-species such as humans, cattle or chickens. An array of different techniques including genetic manipulation of bacteria, proteomics, and recombinant protein production will be employed in addition to appropriate in vitro functional analyses and infections. Importantly, the successful candidate will work closely with other scientists in a multi-disciplinary team.
Informal enquiries: Ross.Fitzgerald@ed.ac.uk
Your skills and attributes for success:
The successful candidate will have a BSc in Microbiology or related discipline, and a PhD (or close to submission) in bacterial pathogenesis or related discipline. The Roslin Institute is a world-class centre for biomedical research of relevance to both animal and human health with a strong focus on infectious diseases. The Institute has access to state of the art research facilities for imaging, proteomics, and genomics, including high-throughput sequencing. The project will involve close collaboration with clinical and public health colleagues in the NHS, Scotland and other research groups within Edinburgh Infectious Diseases in the University of Edinburgh.
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