Salary: £33,199 – £39,609 – Fixed term for 36 months
The Roslin Institute
A Post-doctoral fellowship is available in the Laboratory for Bacterial Evolution and Pathogenesis at The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh with Professor J. Ross Fitzgerald. The 3 year project involves a large grouping of scientists and clinicians in the Roslin Institute, and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh. Our pilot data demonstrates the capacity for direct sequencing of clinical samples without the need for culture to allow rapid diagnosis and prediction of antibiotic sensitivity. The successful candidate will develop and enhance the technique which will be formally tested on patients with infections in a clinical setting during the project. Furthermore, the approach will be applied to examining the evolutionary dynamics of antibiotic resistance during clinical infection. Candidates should have experience or understanding of Nanopore sequence generation and analysis and a PhD in bacterial genomics/computational biology with broad experience of bacterial genome comparative and evolutionary analyses. The Roslin Institute is a world-class centre for biomedical research of relevance to both animal and human health with a strong focus on infectious diseases. The Institute has access to state of the art research facilities for imaging, proteomics, and genomics, including high-throughput sequencing. The project will involve close collaboration with clinical and public health colleagues in the NHS, Scotland and other research groups within Edinburgh Infectious Diseases in the University of Edinburgh.
This post is available on a fixed term basis for 36 months.
Informal enquiries encouraged: Ross.Fitzgerald@ed.ac.uk
Closing date: 3 June 2019