Research Associate

Department of Medicine

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 11th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £33,309-£40,927
  • REF: RC28964
  • Closes: 25th November 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

We are currently seeking an experienced Research Associate working in the areas of host/pathogen interactions, international health/vaccinology, and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). This role will be based within the Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease (CITIID) in the recently opened Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre, located on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Our research in these areas reflect our international excellence in these areas, which aims to investigate, understand, and tackle bacterial diseases and Antimicrobial Drug Resistance. We work closely with the Cambridge University Hospitals, industry and collaborate with an extensive international network of renowned key partners.

The post holder will conduct, contribute to, and take responsibility for research projects within the above remit at CITIID and other international locations for meetings and conferences, when required. The facilities within CITIID are world class. Our laboratory uses a range of molecular, phenotypic, and microbiological methods to study how enteric bacteria become resistant to current antimicrobial therapies and how we can develop new interventions to treat and preventing infections cause by antimicrobials resistant pathogens. The laboratory has extensive field leading experience of applied bacterial genomics, microbiological investigations, phenotypic characterisation, and cell biology aimed at understanding how bacteria adapt to interventions and how they can be circumvented. Our work has an international focus and we lead global health projects studying key drug resistant bacteria and their movement.

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist aiming to further develop their career and bring in new experiences and techniques. The position provides substantial scope for academic judgement, originality, interpretation, presentation of results and innovation. The successful applicant will be expected to lead new projects and develop a dynamic research environment. The role holder will assist with writing external funding applications and reports for funding bodies. Contribution to teaching will include assistance in the presentation of seminars.

The successful candidates should have an PhD in a relevant scientific area. Practical experience in molecular biology, genomics, advanced cellular biology methodologies, or microbiology are essential.

Funding is available in the 3-years in the first instance.

For informal inquiries please contact Sophie Palmer

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

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Closing Date: 25th November 2021.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference RC28964 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
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