Research Associate/Fellow (fixed term)

Nothingham University

United Kingdom

July 7, 2021


Research Associate/Fellow (fixed term)



Closing Date

Wednesday, 7th July 2021

Job Type



Veterinary Medicine & Science


£27511 to £33797 per annum, (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £30942 with relevant PhD).

An opportunity has arisen for a Research Associate/Fellow to join a critical project determining which coronaviruses are currently circulating in UK wildlife that are of high risk for SARS-2 spill over. The post is funded by the UKRI COVID-19 rolling call and is based at the University of Nottingham's School of Veterinary Medicine and Science The primary aim of the project is to determine if SARS-2 is circulating in UK wildlife.

The successful candidate will work closely with a multidisciplinary collaboration of virologists, wildlife ecologists and bio-informatician's across multiple institutes (University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, University of Sussex and Cardiff University) to collate and co- ordinate sample submission from field sites, volunteer submitters, sample archives and post mortem facilities, testing, analysis and reporting of these samples for coronaviruses. The post is primarily laboratory based and molecular biology skills, core sequence analysis, and statistics skills are essential. This will be a fantastic opportunity for candidates interested in infectious diseases of wildlife to both gain critical research, publication and project management skills and to work closely with the complexity of stakeholders (government services, land managers, conservation groups) in this area.

The post is offered on a full time (36.25 hours per week), fixed term contract until 31 July 2022. Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Rachael Tarlinton, email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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