Research Associate (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge
February 14, 2024
Offerd Salary:£36,024-£44,263
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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the Microbiome Function and Diversity group of Dr Alexandre Almeida (https: // at the Department of Veterinary Medicine.

The team specializes in the application of large-scale metagenomic approaches to investigate the role of the human gut microbiome in health and disease. For this position the candidate will be expanding the group's research to explore other members of the microbiome (archaea, fungi, and viruses) and their roles in gut health. The project will involve the processing and analysis of thousands of metagenomic datasets from various disease states and geographical sources to identify multi-kingdom taxonomic and functional signatures of health and disease. This will involve the development and application of computational genomics methods, combined with machine learning and advanced statistical approaches.

Applicants should have a PhD in Microbiology, Bioinformatics or a related discipline. Essential skills are experience with high-throughput sequencing data, microbial genomics, machine learning and programming skills in Unix (bash), Python and R. A good understanding of microbial physiology and biochemistry would be an advantage. The candidate must value teamwork and collaboration, and have good interpersonal skills.

We are committed to a proactive approach to equality, which includes supporting and encouraging equally all groups of individuals, promoting an inclusive culture and valuing diversity.

Further particulars for the role and information about the Department can be found at: www.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Alexandre Almeida by email: [email protected]

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Interviews will be held: In early March 2024

Please quote reference PP40202 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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    Department of Veterinary Medicine, West Cambridge








    22 January 2024

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