Senior Research Assistant

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

We are now seeking applications from highly committed, motivated and talented postdoctoral researchers to join the phage research team at Northumbria University for a fixed term, 24 months project in collaboration with clinicians at the Great Northern Children’s hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne. This Action Medical Research funded project will characterise the intestinal virome of preterm, low-birthweight infants to determine bacteriophage groups that are present in the early gut flora in neonates.

The successful candidate will join a supportive grouping of bacteriophage biologists, virologist and microbial ecologists using novel culture-dependant and independent approaches to study bacteriophages in this in this low diversity microbial setting. The candidate should have an in-depth knowledge of bacteriophage biology/ecology with experience in handling bacteriophages in the laboratory. The candidate importantly requires previous experience in processing and analysing shotgun metagenomics data.  The ability to work in a command line environment and pipeline data would be a distinct advantage.

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now',  and submit a Covering Letter and your CV, including a full list of publications where relevant and any documents specifically requested in the Role Description and Person Specification, such as a sample of written work or journal article.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Please note this vacancy will close on 30/11/2018

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