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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Exeter - Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Location: Exeter
Salary: The starting salary will be from £41,732 up to £51,283 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 29th January 2024
Closes: 25th February 2024
Job Ref: P91445

This new full-time post is available from 1 May 2024 until 30 April 2026 on a fixed term basis.

The post

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. The successful applicant will work in the group of Prof Stefano Pagliara and will contribute to the international project Effective rapid diagnostics and treatment of antimicrobial resistant bacteria (ERADIAMR), please see https://www.jpiamr.eu/projects/eradiamr/ for full details. The overarching aim of ERADIAMR is to develop a novel rapid diagnostic platform to detect antimicrobial resistant bacteria and predict the optimal antibiotic drug in order to tackle antimicrobial resistance that causes a yearly death toll of 5 million people.

This project is funded by the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance and includes world-leading clinicians and a diagnostics start-up company. The successful applicant will have extensive expertise in microbial diagnostics, microfluidics, microscopy and/or image analysis.

During this project, the successful candidate will develop and implement a novel microfluidics-based diagnostic platform to rapidly detect resistant bacteria and optimise antibiotic doses in collaboration with postdoctoral research fellows at our partner institutions, please see https://www.jpiamr.eu/projects/eradiamr/.

The successful applicant will carry out testing of existing and new antimicrobial compounds against clinical isolates of ESKAPE pathogens using microbiology assays, flow cytometry and microfluidics-based time-lapse microscopy.

About you

The successful applicant will be able to develop research objectives, write high impact publications, present their work at international conferences and contribute to the process of securing funding.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024).  We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.

Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world’s most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today.  More than 99% of our research is of international quality and 47% is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community.

Further Information

For further information please contact Dr Stefano Pagliara, e-mail s.pagliara@exeter.ac.uk or telephone (01392) 723171.

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