Research Fellow in Microbiology

Guildford, United Kingdom
£32,236 to £34,189 per annum pro rata (0.5 FTE)
20 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Oct 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

School of Veterinary Medicine

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £32,236 to £34,189 per annum pro rata (0.5 FTE)  
Fixed Term (Up until 30/04/2020)
Post Type:  Part Time
Advert Placed:  Tuesday 18 September 2018
Closing Date:  Tuesday 02 October 2018
Reference:  074018

We are excited to invite applications for a part-time Research Fellow position based in the Department of Pathology and Infectious Diseases at the University of Surrey, within the new School of Veterinary Medicine. You will be part of a team of scientists undertaking research in a vibrant, inter-disciplinary environment with a strong international reputation.

The main focus of the project will be investigating novel mechanism and transmission dynamics of AMR using gut and tissue models using E. colias a model organism, but also extending to other common intestinal pathogens. Therefore, the ideal candidate will have a strong background in microbiology, and previous experience in studying host-pathogen interactions and antimicrobial resistance in animal and/or human pathogens. You will be an important member of a research team focused on understanding AMR and developing, and evaluating, novel alternatives to antibiotics for use in the livestock industry. This project will run in parallel with other BBSRC, EPSRC, EU and commercially funded projects in the areas of bacterial host-microbe interactions and AMR.

You will be based in the new School of Veterinary Medicine main buildings on the Manor Park campus on the edge of Guildford, which is close to London and benefits from excellent rail, air and road connections. You will be part of a rapidly growing and dynamic department and part of a wider Faculty network of scientists. The post holder may be required to travel in the UK and abroad, and work closely with colleagues in Oxford and EU partner institutes.

In addition to your salary, you will receive pension contributions via the Universities Superannuation Scheme, a generous annual leave entitlement, relocation assistance where appropriate, an attractive research environment, and access to a variety of staff development opportunities. Furthermore, our benefit packages include, childcare assistance and discounted membership to University sports facilities.

For an informal discussion or further details, please contact:

Professor Roberto La Ragione – Dr Jenny Ritchie -