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Research Associate

Hull York Medical School
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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32,236 a year
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Role Description

We are looking for a highly motivated microbiology Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on a 12 month funded project in close collaboration with Prokarium (a SME) on developing a vaccine for enteric fever using a live attenuated strain.   The collaboration involves combining knowledge and approaches from the academic supervisor’s lab to material from the collaborating company, to assess/develop biological assays or tools to enhance the vaccine development process and generate biological insight into correlations between the vaccine composition and the response.

You will have a PhD in Biology of closely related field (or equivalent experience).  Knowledge of, skills in and experience with bacteria, molecular biology and bacterial genetics and a keen interest in this subject matter will be required. The successful applicant will need to be able to work independently as well as in a team, and have an interest in, and possibly experience of, working with commercial partners/an SME. The role is to conduct individual and collaborative research that encompasses the entire process from experimental design to data presentation and as relevant, dissemination. As relevant, contributing to preparing manuscripts or applications for funding will be expected.  Furthermore, the postholder will be expected to support the collaboration with Prokarium and colleagues on this project, and develop and initiate collaborative working internally and externally as needed for the success of the project.

You will need to be have excellent oral and written communication skills and research skills, and have the skills to manage your time and work. We expect you to be a responsible, self-motivated and reliable scientist.  The postholder will be based at the University of York, UK, joining Dr. van der Woude’s group. The group is part of York Biomedical Research Institute, in open labs shared with other immunology and infection groups.

The position is available up to 12 months, (dependent on the start date; funds available up to March 1, 2020) and provides the opportunity to work in a dynamic academic environment. 

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Marjan van der Woude,


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