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Position: Research Fellow
Institution: University College London
Department: Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The candidate is expected to design and perform experiments, which include, but are not limited to bacterial growth curves and antimicrobial assays, viral protein production, advanced 3D-SIM fluorescence imaging, bacterial protein and gene expression analysis (next gen sequencing (RNAseq)). This is an excellent opportunity for post-doctoral scientist to gain experience of a wide variety of techniques
Requirements: Applicants must have PhD degree (or submission within 3 months of the start date) in microbiology, biochemistry, or a related field with solid knowledge and training in bacteriology, protein production and next generation sequencing (RNA-seq), including data analysis. Candidates with a strong background in bioinformatics or advance imaging microscopy techniques in are especially encouraged to apply
   
Text: Research Fellow, - Ref:1763930 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) ?35,328 per annum Duties and Responsibilities The candidate will join the group of Dr Claire Smith whose work aims at understanding the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms that regulate bacterial and viral co-infection, with the final goal to determine the mechanisms of virulence enhancement during co-infection. The candidate will work on a multidisciplinary project funded by a grant from the Wellcome trust, which brings together world-leaders in the fields of microbial pathogenesis (UCL) and peptidoglycan biosynthesis (at the University of Warwick) to determine the immediate phenotypic and genotypic consequences of pneumococcal: RSV interactions. The post is primarily based at UCL but includes a secondment to the laboratory of Prof Chris Dowson at the University of Warwick to study the effect of RSV on bacterial cell wall biosynthesis. The candidate is expected to design and perform experiments, which include, but are not limited to bacterial growth curves and antimicrobial assays, viral protein production, advanced 3D-SIM fluorescence imaging, bacterial protein and gene expression analysis (next gen sequencing (RNAseq)). This is an excellent opportunity for post-doctoral scientist to gain experience of a wide variety of techniques. This full-time grant funded position and is available for 18 months in the first instance. Key Requirements Applicants must have PhD degree (or submission within 3 months of the start date) in microbiology, biochemistry, or a related field with solid knowledge and training in bacteriology, protein production and next generation sequencing (RNA-seq), including data analysis. Candidates with a strong background in bioinformatics or advance imaging microscopy techniques in are especially encouraged to apply. Further Details A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please click on the ?Apply Now? button below. If you have any queries regarding the vacancy please contact Dr Claire Smith, tel: 0207 905 2183 email: c.m.smith@ucl.ac.uk or if you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Madhur Sharma at ich.hr@ucl.ac.uk quoting the job reference number. UCL Taking Action for Equality Closing Date 9 Dec 2018 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Job Description and Person Specification Apply Now
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