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Position: Research Associate
Institution: University of Sheffield
Department: Department of Animal and Plant Sciences
Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Duties: The role requires the design and construction of bacterial and plasmid strains, plant colonisation experiments and competition experiments, largescale phenotypic screens of bacterial traits, design and performance of largescale long-term experimental evolution, whole genome sequencing of evolved clones, statistical and bioinformatics analysis, and experiments to determine changes in fitness. Key mutations will be reconstructed in the ancestral bacterial genome to determine their effect on bacterial phenotype and fitness. You will perform the experimental work together with the research technician, analyse the data and write manuscripts for publication, present findings at international conferences
Requirements: You will hold a PhD in microbiology or evolutionary biology (or have equivalent experience)
   
Text: Find a Job Find PhDs Careers Advice Jobs by Email Recruiters Your Account Find a Job Find PhDs Careers Advice Jobs by Email Your Account Recruiters Back to search results Research Associate University of Sheffield - Department of Animal and Plant Sciences Location: Sheffield Salary: £30,688 per annum (Grade 7) Hours: Full Time Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract Placed On: 6th August 2018 Closes: 5th September 2018 Job Ref: UOS019940 Fixed-term for 36 months. We seek to recruit a postdoctoral researcher in evolutionary microbiology to work on a 3-year BBSRC-funded project into the dynamics of horizontal gene transfer in plant-associated bacterial soil communities. You will have experience of experimental evolution or plant-microbe interaction research. The role requires the design and construction of bacterial and plasmid strains, plant colonisation experiments and competition experiments, largescale phenotypic screens of bacterial traits, design and performance of largescale long-term experimental evolution, whole genome sequencing of evolved clones, statistical and bioinformatics analysis, and experiments to determine changes in fitness. Key mutations will be reconstructed in the ancestral bacterial genome to determine their effect on bacterial phenotype and fitness. You will perform the experimental work together with the research technician, analyse the data and write manuscripts for publication, present findings at international conferences, and liaise with the researchers at the other collaborating universities to coordinate research activity across sites. You will hold a PhD in microbiology or evolutionary biology (or have equivalent experience). We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development. We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching, and student experience. To find out what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work, follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information. We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please Advert information Type / Role: Subject Area(s): Location(s): Job tools More jobs from University of Sheffield More jobs like this Join in and follow us Copyright © jobs.ac.uk 1998 - 2018 Copyright © jobs.ac.uk 1998 - 2018 IE11 Trigger Browser Upgrade Recommended jobs.ac.uk has been optimised for the latest browsers. For the best user experience, we recommend viewing jobs.ac.uk on one of the following:
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