UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF SCOTLAND

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Fish Haematological Diagnostics in Aquaculture

Location
Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
Posted
09 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

School of Health and Life Sciences
Paisley  
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Fish Haematological Diagnostics in Aquaculture
REQ000682
Scale £36,261 to £43,266
Full-time: 35 Hours per week, fixed term for 18 months 

We are seeking a highly motivated Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with relevant research experience to work on a BBSRC funded project in the University of the West of Scotland on the development of diagnostic techniques to assess anaemia in aquaculture reared Atlantic Salmon (Salmo Salar).

You will be educated to PhD level in a relevant area of biology / zoology / aquaculture / biochemistry / health diagnostics and preferably have some practical experience of the aquaculture industry. Work will require the collection of samples from our partner aquaculture facilities, the processing of these samples for haematological and biomarker analysis for the standardisation, assessment and validation of rapid, automated haematological methods for salmon blood, and the integration of this haematology data with relevant endpoints on fish health and disease for the identification and assessment of anaemia in salmon aquaculture.

The research will be carried out within the School of Health and Life Sciences in UWS and in collaboration with our academic and industry partners. You will be joining a team of academic staff, postgraduate research students and experts from industry working in this area and will be based in the Paisley Campus.

For an informal discussion of the post please contact Prof Brian Quinn 0141 848 3877 brian.quinn@uws.ac.uk.

Further information, including details of how to apply are available at https://jobs.uws.ac.uk/ 

Closing Date:    Monday, 26th November 2018

Interview Date:     Wednesday, 12th December 2018

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups. 

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.