Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Antimicrobial Resistance

Lincoln, United Kingdom
£33,199 per annum
04 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
24 Feb 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

School of Life Sciences

Location: Lincoln 
Salary: From £33,199 per annum
Please note this post is 0.5 FTE and fixed term until 31st December 2021.
Closing Date: Sunday 24 February 2019
Interview Date: Tuesday 12 March 2019

A Research Fellow is required within the School of Life Sciences to support a new project in collaboration with partners in China entitled ‘Novel biocontrol to combat Clostridium perfringens in poultry flocks’. Ideally you will have a strong background in microbiology/molecular biology and some knowledge of bacteriophage technology.

The post holder will be involved in laboratory-based investigations to study bacteriophages for the anaerobic pathogen Clostridium perfringens as a potential means of controlling farm animals. The primary role will be to characterise relevant bacteriophages both biochemically and genetically. The work envisaged is with category 2 organisms in Lincoln and may involve periods of travel to China to learn new techniques and regularly discuss progress with our Chinese and UK collaborators. Candidates fluent in Chinese would be highly desirable. 

This position does not fulfil the UK Visas & Immigration sponsorship criteria for Tier 2.