Post-doctoral Research Associate in Bacterial Genomics

University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom

October 8, 2022

Description

Job Identification

4686

Job Category

Academic

Locations

  • Roslin Institute Building, Roslin, EH25 9RG, GB
  • Posting Date

    07/27/2022, 09:52 PM

    Apply Before

    08/10/2022, 11:00 PM

    Job Schedule

    Full time

    Health and Safety Requirements

    Key hazards identified (plan is in place)

    Criminal Record Check

    No criminal record check required

    Contract Type

    Fixed Term

    Job Description

    UE07, £34,304-£40,927 per annum

    CMVM - Roslin Institute

    Full time, 35 hours per week

    Fixed term, 36 months

    We are looking for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Bacterial Genomics at the Laboratory for Bacterial Evolution and Pathogenesis at The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh with Professor J. Ross Fitzgerald.

    The Opportunity:

    The 3 year 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 analysis of a large dataset of thousands of genomes for major bacterial pathogens associated with bovine mastitis in order to trace the evolutionary history and to identify traits associated with adaptation to a dairy niche. Importantly, the successful candidate will work closely with other scientists in a multi- disciplinary team.

    Your skills and attributes for success:

    The successful candidate will have a BSc in Microbiology, an MSc in Bioinformatics, and a PhD (or close to submission) in bacterial genomics with broad experience of comparative genomic and evolutionary analyses. 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.

    Click to view a copy of the full job description (opens new browser tab). Informal enquiries: Ross.Fitzgerald@ed.ac.uk

    As a valued member of our team you can expect:

    An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme , staff discounts, family-friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Click to access our staff benefits page (opens new browser tab) for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

    The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

    If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right to work webpages (opens new browser tab).

    The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office's English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa.

    About Us

    As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow's greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.

    About the Team

    The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine traces its origins back nearly 500 years (Darwin, Simpson and Conan-Doyle were students here) and is internationally renowned for its research and teaching. Professor Moira Whyte is the Head of College, the only conjoint Medical and Veterinary Medical School in the UK. The College employs over 3000 academic and support staff. The College has two Schools, the Edinburgh Medical School comprising 3 Deaneries; Biomedical Sciences; Molecular Genetic and Population Health Sciences and Clinical Sciences and the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

    The undergraduate medicine teaching programme in the College enjoys a high reputation nationally and internationally, with over 1,300 students enrolled on the MBChB and Intercalated courses and nearly 1000 on the Veterinary Sciences BVS and related programmes. In addition, approximately 2000 students are currently enrolled in the College's taught and research post-graduate courses, including an extensive range of online distance learning diplomas and degrees. They are trained by over 1000 outstanding academic staff.

    The academic disciplines within Medicine are largely concentrated in the two teaching hospital campuses, the Royal Infirmary at Little France and the Western General Hospital. Both have extensive new infrastructure with major research institutes and state of the art research facilities on clinical sites. Edinburgh hosts a number of prestigious MRC and BHF Research Centres. The approach is interdisciplinary, with basic and clinical researchers working together at the laboratory bench and in our clinical research facilities to address major themes in basic, clinical and translational medicine. The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies on the Easter Bush Campus houses outstanding teaching and clinical facilities as well as the splendid Roslin Institute, one of the world's leading veterinary research centres. The College offers outstanding opportunities to address ‘One Health' and Global Health problems of the highest international priority.

    The College's reputation as one of the world's leading centres of medical and veterinary medical research has been reaffirmed by its UK REF2014 results. Medicine, the University's largest submission, was ranked in the top 5 in the UK. Veterinary Medicine came 1st in the UK, and retained its position as the UK's top Vet School. It made a joint submission with Scotland's Rural College (SRUC). Neuroscience was ranked 3rd in the UK out of 82 submissions, representing a major advance. Overall, 84% of the College's research activity was rated world leading or internationally excellent (3 and 4). In terms of 'one medicine' research (human and animal medicine), the University of Edinburgh's research power (quality x volume) is the strongest in the UK.

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