Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Leicester, UK

The Department of Genetics and Genome Biology at University of Leicester, UK is seeking to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate. (Full-time open ended contract subject to fixed term funding. Funding is available until 31 March 2021.)

The BBSRC has awarded a Newton Fund grant to Julian Ketley (GGB, University of Leicester), Paul Wigley (University of Liverpool) and Nick Sparks (SRUC, Roslin) to work with collaborators in Thailand and the Philippines. The research programme is entitled “Rapid diagnostics and control strategies for enteric bacterial pathogens in backyard and commercial poultry production in Thailand and the Philippines”.

The post doc:

  • will investigate the intestinal microbiome and resistome of poultry produced in backyard systems in the Philippines.
  • will work with researchers in Thailand and the Philippines to develop a probiotic to control enteric pathogens, such as Salmonella enterica and Campylobacter jejuni, and develop a low-cost diagnostic test for serovars of Salmonella for use by small scale farmers in the Philippines.

Excellent communication and organisational skills, plus a willingness to travel overseas are fundamental to this role.

Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. They are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff and students. You will develop your career in a supportive and collaborative academic environment in one of the world’s leading research-intensive universities; elite in the excellence of our research, yet distinctive for the genuine synergy between our research and teaching.

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