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Research Fellow in Bioinformatics

School of Veterinary Medicine

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £32,817 to £33,797 per annum
Fixed Term until 01/07/2022
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Monday 16 December 2019
Closing Date:  Wednesday 22 January 2020
Interview Date:  Wednesday 12 February 2020
Reference:  099219

Principal Investigator: Dr Daniel Horton and Dr Joaquin Prada

We are delighted to invite applications for a Research Fellow position funded by the EU, as part of a new European Framework integrating veterinary, medical and environmental health research (One Health EJP - The position will be based between the Departments of Pathology and Infectious Diseases and Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Surrey, within the new School of Veterinary Medicine in Guildford, Surrey. You will undertake research in a vibrant, inter-disciplinary research environment with a strong international reputation and part of a wider network. The post is part of the One-Health EJP consortium, an EU funded partnership involving 39 partners, including acclaimed food, veterinary and medical laboratories and institutes across Europe and the Med-Vet-Net Association. You will mainly be working on the research project, TELE-VIR, but may also contribute to other EJP projects.

The ideal candidates will have a strong interest in research underpinning mitigation of the threats posed by zoonotic infections; including foodborne diseases, emerging threats and in particular applying novel bioinformatic approaches to these challenges. The main focus of the TELE-VIR project is to develop a point-of-incidence toolbox, for identification and characterization of emerging viral threats for humans, domestic animals and wildlife. The postholder will contribute to the development of a user-friendly bioinformatics toolkit to integrate genomic (mainly MinION sequence data), phenotypic and epidemiological data, providing immediate and relevant information for assessing the threat of emerging pathogens.

Excellent bioinformatics, communication and organisational skills are essential for this role. Experience of programming, and working with molecular biology or molecular data are desirable.

In addition to your salary you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement, relocation assistance where appropriate, attractive research environments, the latest teaching facilities, and access to a variety of staff development opportunities. Furthermore, our benefit packages include pension, childcare assistance and discounted membership to University sports facilities.

The University of Surrey is located on a beautiful, leafy campus in Guildford, just 30 miles from London and benefits from excellent rail, air and road connections.

For an informal discussion or further details, please contact: Dr Daniel Horton,, Dr Joaquin Prada

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