Research Assistant (Bacteriology)

Salary: £20,056 - £21,257 per annum

Closing date: 22nd March 2019

1 Year Fixed Term, Full-time (35 hours per week)

A new Research Assistant position is available to work within our bacteriology group. The AHT is a world leader in the genetics of Streptococcus equi, the causative agent of Strangles in horses. We have exploited this knowledge to develop new diagnostic tests and vaccines for the prevention of strangles and the application of our research findings to improve animal health is at the core of all of our work.

This key lab-based position will support and contribute to our research programmes, and work in collaboration with the Immunology group, by utilising a wide variety of techniques that include next generation sequencing, bioinformatics, microbiology, molecular biology, mammalian cell culture and flow cytometry. You will work closely with our experienced teams to investigate how this bacterium causes disease and how it evades the equine immune response in order to direct vaccine design. You will also be expected to convey your data to colleagues and the wider scientific community through oral presentations and writing scientific papers.

You should hold a BSc or MSc in microbiology or a related biological discipline. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, self-motivated, organised with an aptitude for research. You should have good practical skills and a keen eye for detail. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written are essential.

For further information on an informal basis please contact Dr. Andrew Waller by email andrew.waller@aht.org.uk

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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 recruitment@aht.org.uk

Closing date: 22 March 2019
Interviews to be held: 2 – 5 April 2019