Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Exeter

United Kingdom

October 4, 2022

Description

Job details

Job reference

P84468

Date posted

20/09/2022

Application closing date

04/10/2022

Location

Cornwall

Salary

The starting salary will be from £37,474 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.

Package

Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

Contractual hours

36.5

Basis

Full-time

Job category/type

Research

Attachments

JD P84468.pdf
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Job description

Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy

This new full time post is available from 1 January 2023 on a fixed term basis until 31 December 2026.

Summary of the role

The faculty wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to participate in a research project aimed at understanding synergy between bacterial defense systems. This UKRI-funded post is available from 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2026. The successful applicant will conduct high-throughput experiments on a large collection of clinical isolates of pathogenic bacterial species, to measure how selection acts on defence combinations, and carry out follow-up experiments to understand the mechanisms that underpin synergy or antagonism between defences.

The post will include high-throughput bacterial growth assays, advanced data analysis, SOS reporter assays, experimental evolution & single cell microscopy (in collaboration).

About you

The successful applicant will be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. The successful applicant will be a nationally recognised authority in molecular microbiology and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required. Applicants will be able to assess, interpret and evaluate outcomes of research, and develop new concepts and ideas to extend intellectual understanding.

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 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022).

Our research income in recent years means we're the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world's most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and our world-leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell Group university (2021 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

Benefits

We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus' and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
  • Further information

    Please contact Edze Westra, E.R.Westra@exeter.ac.uk.

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    The University of Exeter is a public university that focuses on research. It was established in the year 1955. In 1851, it was first formed as Schools of Science and Art. In 1900, its name was then changed to the...