050133 Research Fellow

Job details
Posting date: 18 October 2019
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 17 November 2019
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Company: University of Edinburgh, College of Medicine and Vet Medicine
Job type: Contract
Job reference: 050133

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Research Fellow
Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 – Fixed term until 30 June 2020
The Roslin Institute

We seek to recruit a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join a newly established group run by Dr Nicola Lynskey at the Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, to work on gene regulation and innate immune modulation in pathogenic streptococci. We are interested in identifying and characterising bacterial factors that drive colonisation of host species, and deciphering the regulatory networks that underpin the switch from benign coloniser to virulent pathogen. This post will be multi-disciplinary, involving a combination of molecular, genetic and cell based approaches.

In addition to undertaking primary research, the post holder will contribute to PhD student supervision, have the opportunity to present their research through publications and at national and international conferences, and be involved with developing and delivering public engagement activities.

We are looking to recruit someone highly motivated with a keen interest in microbial pathogenesis who is able to design, implement and control experiments effectively and is organised, driven and focussed in the lab.
We will actively support your career development to ensure your progression.

This is a full-time post, 35 hours per week, available immediately and is funded by Institute Strategic Programme grant funding, initially available on a fixed-term basis until 30 June 2020. Extension of this funding until 31 March 2022 is dependent on a successful interim (mid-term) review of the Institute’s core funding due to be held in October 2019.

Ref: 050133. Closing date: 18 November 2019.

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