UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

Research Associate - School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Location
Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
Posted
16 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Research Associate 

Job number     ACAD103161 
Division/School    School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine 
Contract type     Fixed term contract staff 
Working pattern   Full time 
Salary   £32,548 - £36,613 
Closing date for applications   18-Mar-2018  

Characterising the contribution toxins make to the establishment of a commensal status for Staphylococcus aureus.
 
We are looking for a talented, highly motivated postdoctoral Research Associate to investigate and characterise the role the toxins that are secreted by the human pathogen S. aureus play in establishing their commensal status in the nose. Although largely considered virulence factors due to the physical damage they do to human cells and tissues, we have extensive preliminary data that suggests the primary role of S. aureus toxins is in the establishment of their asymptomatic commensal status, as part of the nasal microbiome. 
 
The successful candidate will utilise the cutting-edge facilities in the University of Bristol to study this, adopting both a cellular and molecular approach. There will also be an opportunity to spend time in Trinity College in Dublin to work on a murine model of S. aureus nasal colonisation.
 
The position is open to candidates who have or are soon to obtain a Ph.D. in microbiology, molecular biology, biomedical or related sciences. A proven ability to creatively investigate complex systems in the wider range of molecular biology is essential. Dr Ruth Massey will supervise the project part
 
The position is funded for 3 years.
 
Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Ruth Massey, ruth.massey@bristol.ac.uk  
 
The closing date for applications is: Midnight on Sunday the 18th of March 2018 
 
The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.  

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