Post-Doctoral Research Scientist
Bacteriology and Immunology
£26,000 - £27,560 per annum DOE
Full-time (35 hours per week)
36 months Fixed Term
Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research scientist on a BBSRC Project Grant to join Dr. Andrew Waller and Dr. Romain Paillot’s teams at the Animal Health Trust.
Drs. Waller and Paillot have exploited knowledge of the genetics of Streptococcus equi, the causative agent of strangles in horses, to develop new diagnostic tests and vaccines for the prevention of disease. This project will involve the use of novel fusion proteins to enhance the presentation of vaccines to the immune system. You will be fully supported by our very active research teams and receive appropriate training to develop your skillset and technical expertise.
You will have a PhD/DPhil in a relevant subject with experience of molecular biological and immunological techniques including gene cloning, protein expression and FACS analysis. You will also have a good publication record with examples of recent work at the level of first author publication in leading refereed journals, ability to manage the day-to-day running of a research project and good communication skills presenting work at international conferences and to non-specialist audiences.
The position is fixed-term from January 2017 until January 2020 and is funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. To view the full job description, please click here.
For further information on an informal basis, please contact Dr. Andrew Waller by email email@example.com.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward your CV and covering letter, stating why you are interested in this role and your current salary, to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to HR Department, Animal Health Trust, Lanwades Park, Kentford, Newmarket CB8 7UU.
Closing date: 4th November 2016 at 5pm
Interview date: 18th November 2016