Microbiology Job for EVAL-FARMS grant

The first job advert for our EVAL-FARMS grant has gone live. If you are interested, or know anyone who is interested, please apply or encourage them to do so.

Research Assistant/Associate/Fellow in Microbiology

Reference
SCI303116
Closing Date
Monday, 17th October 2016
Job Type
Research
Department
Microbiology
Salary
£25769 to £37768 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £28982 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

We are seeking an excellent postdoctoral microbiologist. The post-holder will  analyse the diversity of antibiotic resistance genes, bacteria, plasmids and bacteriophage in a farm slurry system, slurry amended soil and experimental slurry tanks, to which various interventions have been applied. This work will involve preparation of samples for metagenomics and sequencing studies, isolation and characterisation of multidrug resistant E. coli strains, data analysis and presentation.

The post is funded by the NERC EVAL-FARMS project (Evaluating the Threat of Antimicrobial Resistance in Agricultural Manures and Slurries). This is a highly multidisciplinary project that includes microbiology, pharmaceutical analysis, cultural research and mathematical modelling. Therefore the post-holder must be able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Applicants must have or be close to completing a PhD in in molecular microbiology or a related discipline, or have equivalent skills experience and knowledge and must have experimental microbiology experience at ACDP CL2.

Excellent oral and written English language skills are essential. Applicants must be highly motivated, ambitious and have a proven track record of timely research publications (from PhD or beyond).

This full-time post is available for a fixed-term period of 2 years.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Jon Hobman tel: 0115 951 6166 Or email jon.hobman@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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