Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Exeter
November 24, 2022
Offerd Salary:£39,745 - £48,841
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Cornwall (Hybrid)


The starting salary will be from £39,745 - £48,841 (pro rata) on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.



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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Job description

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

This part time (0.5FTE) NERC-funded post is available from January 2023 for a period of 12 months.

We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.

This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.

The post

You will participate in a project entitled Macro-evolution in microorganisms: marine-terrestrial transitions as a case study for adaptive radiations in bacteria. To inform one of the main objectives of the project, the successful applicant will use metagenome-assembled genomics to identify key evolutionary adaptations facilitating habitat transitions in environmental bacteria.

The post will include liaising with project members in the UK and Netherlands. There will also be an expectation of engagement in national and international conferences and professional networking.

About you

You will:

  • possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study with expertise in microbiology and molecular lab work
  • have proven proficiency working with Metagenome Assembled Genome pipelines, as well as having demonstrable skills in advanced statistics, programming, bioinformatics of (meta) genome sequencing
  • have a strong track record of authorship on high-impact scientific publications in the same field
  • What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career

  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy

  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Cornwall

  • 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 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.

    Further information

    For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Dr Michiel Vos,

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