February 9, 2011

UK Postdoctoral Research in Bacteriology at Moredun Research Institute

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Course(s) Offered: Bacteriology
Course Level: Postdoctoral research
Provider: Moredun Foundation
Country to Study in: UK

Scholarship Description
Moredun Research Institute (MRI) is internationally recognised for its work on infectious diseases of sheep and other ruminants. Its remit is to conduct distinguished scientific research on infectious diseases of livestock and of comparative relevance to man.

A post-doctoral research position now exists at the Moredun Research Institute. This vacancy, funded by Scottish Enterprise, and interacting with Moredun’s vaccine company, Inocul8, will focus upon the continued commercial development of a vaccine against the animal pathogen, Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis.

The successful candidate should have a PhD in an appropriate biological degree (e.g. microbiology, cell biology, biochemistry).

You must have knowledge of bacterial cell culture, protein preparation and molecular bacteriological techniques, in particular site-directed mutagenesis.

Experience in immunological assays (humoral and cell-mediated immunology) is essential.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY country may apply

Participating Institutions
Moredun Research Institute; United kingdom

Fields of study
Post-doctoral level research in Bacteriology.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake the experimental work for the assessment and optimisation of the vaccine, in addition to other associated experiments.

Number of awards
One position is available for this research fellowship

Sponsorship duration
Not specified - please inquire from the provider/sponsor

Scholarship benefits
The salary for this post is between £26,610 – £29,566 per annum. Placement on the scale is dependent on qualifications and experience.

Method of Application
To apply for this position, please download the application form from the official website and submit by postal mail or email before the deadline date below.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply for this award.

The scholarship application deadline is 18th February 2011

The Moredun Foundation was established Healthy sheep in fieldin 1920 and was originally called the Animal Diseases Research Association. The charity is dedicated to the improvement of animal health and wellbeing through research and education and governs the work of the Moredun Research Institute.

Moredun Research Institute receives funding from the Research Programmes commissioned by The Scottish Government Environment and Rural Affairs Directorate. Moredun also receives additional funding from competitive awards from national and international agencies and the EU. Commercially sponsored research is channelled through the Institute’s affiliated company Moredun Scientific.

Since 1998, Moredun has been located in a purpose-built International Research Centre at the hub of Pentlands Science Park, a bioscience centre developed by the Moredun Foundation. This site enables the Institute to strengthen its links with industry and commerce.

Application Deadline: 18 February 2011
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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