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Research Fellow in Molecular Microbiology with a focus on AMR and diagnostics

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:  Thursday 19 December 2019
Closing Date:  Wednesday 22 January 2020
Interview Date:  Wednesday 12 February 2020
Reference:  099419

Principal Investigator: Professor Roberto La Ragione

We are excited 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 in the Department of Pathology and Infectious Diseases at the University of Surrey, within the new School of Veterinary Medicine in Guildford, Surrey. You will be part of and 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 between 39 partners, including acclaimed food, veterinary and medical laboratories and institutes across Europe and the Med-Vet-Net Association. You will mainly work on the WORLDCOM research project, but may also contribute to other EJP projects.

The ideal candidates will have strong interests in research underpinning mitigating the threats posed by zoonotic pathogens and antimicrobial resistance; including, but not limited to, host-pathogen interactions, role of the microbiome, foodborne diseases, antimicrobial resistance, emerging threats and risk assessment. The main focus of the project will be investigating the emergence and transmission of AMR and the development of rapid diagnostics.

Experience of working with foodborne pathogens in vitro, including, tissue culture and gut models would be desirable, together with an interest in AMR and rapid diagnostics. Some experience of molecular biology, imaging, bioinformatics and sequencing would also be advantageous.

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:

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