Research Fellow in Microbiology

Surrey, United Kingdom
£33,309 to £37,468 per annum
01 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
14 Jul 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Pathology & Infectious Diseases

Location: Guildford
Salary: £33,309 to £37,468 per annum
Fixed Term
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Thursday 14 July 2022
Reference: 043122

The University of Surrey, School of Veterinary Medicine

Duration: 6 months - Funded by the BBSRC

Principal Investigator: Professor Roberto La Ragione (

We are excited to invite applications for a Research Fellow position funded by the BBSRC. The position will be based in the Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences at the University of Surrey, within the School of Veterinary Medicine in Guildford, Surrey. You will be part of and will undertake research in a vibrant, inter-disciplinary research environment with a strong international reputation.

The ideal candidates will have strong interests in research underpinning mitigating the threats posed by zoonotic pathogens and antimicrobial resistance; including, but not limited to, host-pathogen interactions, role of the microbiome, foodborne diseases, antimicrobial resistance, emerging threats and risk assessment. The main focus of the project will be to explore the link between the disruption of the pig gut microbiota by copper in pig feed and the global emergence of a new, clinically highly relevant, variant of Salmonella.

Experience of working with bacterial foodborne pathogens, in vitro and ex vivo models, including gut models would be desirable, together with an interest in AMR. Some experience of molecular biology, imaging, bioinformatics, sequencing and metagenomic studies would also be advantageous.

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

The University of Surrey is located on a beautiful, leafy campus in Guildford, just 30 miles from London and benefits from excellent rail and road connections.

For an informal discussion or further details, please contact: Professor Roberto La Ragione – 

Further details: Job Description

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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community. Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.