Vacancies in Edinburgh Infectious Diseases

Current vacancies

Please click on the links below for further details of each post.  Vacancies are listed with closest application dates at the top.  Applications should be submitted by 5 pm on the closing date unless otherwise specified.

The Roslin Institute - Research Fellow

A BBSRC-funded post is available within the Infection and Immunity Division at The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh. We require a post-doctoral research fellow to contribute to our ongoing programme investigating infectious diseases of livestock with an emphasis on emerging diseases of pigs including but not limited to porcine circovirus, porcine astrovirus and Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae. Research will involve methods to propagate and detect these pathogens, to characterize them further, including sequencing and phylogenetic analysis, development of routine diagnostic methods and application of prevention strategies.
You will complete high quality original research and will require a solid knowledge in modern molecular, humoral and cellular immunity and cell biology techniques. You will also disseminate the data in refereed papers, presentations and conference abstracts.

Job Purpose
The job holder will develop and undertake studies aimed at investigating infectious diseases of swine with an emphasis on molecular characterization of emerging pig viruses, including sequencing of new virus variants, infectious clone production and development of prevention strategies such as vaccines. The applicant will complete high quality original research and will require a solid knowledge of modern molecular techniques. The job holder will also disseminate the data in refereed papers, presentations and conference abstracts.

Vacancy Details

  • For more information and to apply: CLICK HERE
  • Vacancy Ref: 041832
  • Closing Date: Tuesday 5 December 2017
  • Contact Person: Allyson Goodwin, 0131 651 7447 -  ebrecruitment@ed.ac.uk
  • Grade/Pay Scale: UoE07, £32, 548 - £38,833
  • Fixed term of 35 hours until 31 December 2019

The Roslin Institute - Research Fellow

The epidemiology, economics and risk assessment group (www.eeragroup.org) is seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic molecular epidemiologist to join the group as a Research Fellow.

The eera group is a dynamic research group based at the Roslin Institute at the R(D)SVS in Edinburgh. We currently have a number of research projects on major zoonotic and transboundary diseases including studying the epidemiology of bovine TB and its co-infections in Cameroon, the molecular epidemiology of foot-and-mouth disease in Cameroon, studying the disease burden of livestock in Kenya (including developing new sequence based multispecies diagnostic platforms) and projects on surveillance including simulation studies of alternative strategies for TB surveillance in Scotland and of the spread of emerging vector borne diseases in marginal environments.

You are a molecular epidemiologist with a PhD in a relevant area, an experienced molecular laboratory scientist. You will be familiar with managing and phylogenetics analyses of large epidemiological/sequence datasets (particularly BEAST and using scripted statistical software such as R and Python). You should also be able to demonstrate scientific writing ability and outputs through an appropriate level of peer-reviewed publications and be prepared to work for periods in LMICs collecting/supervising data collection. A veterinary or animal biosciences background and familiarity with livestock systems in LMICs, mathematical modeling, and use of advanced statistical techniques would be an advantage.

Job Purpose

The job will involve working with the group leader providing molecular laboratory support (in particular developing field based sequencing approaches based around nanopore and Minion technologies), design and supervision of field work and sample collection and analysis including PCR, ELISAs and NGS where appropriate to improve our understanding of the epidemiology of major infectious diseases of livestock focused mainly on LMICs. You will have freedom to explore your own questions and direct analyses within the overall framework of the current projects. You will be expected to support the groups PhD students in their analyses and provide a small amount of undergraduate and MSc teaching. The group has several overseas projects and you will be expected to contribute to the help manage these travelling overseas (including Cameroon, Kenya and India).

Vacancy Details

  • For more information and to apply: CLICK HERE
  • Vacancy Ref: 041872
  • Closing Date: Thursday 7 December 2017
  • Contact Person: Eilidh Morrison, 0131 651 7447 -  ebrecruitment@ed.ac.uk
  • Grade/Pay Scale: UoE07, £32, 548 - £38,833
  • Fixed term of 35 hours until 31 December 2019

The Roslin Institute - Research Fellow - Bioinformatics

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated post-doctoral bioinformatician to analyse a unique collection of trans-omic cattle data covering the full spectrum from genomes to downstream phenotypes. Alongside our collaborators in the UK and Africa we have developed a unique collection of datasets across European and African cattle,that includes long read sequencing and optical mapping data of cattle genomes, population resequencing datasets and matching expression, chromatin and methylation collections across different cattle breeds. The post-doctoral researcher will use these data to address important questions regarding the evolution and domestication of cattle, bovid gene regulation and the biological mechanisms underlying economically important phenotypes such as disease resistance.

The position will primarily involve developing and applying novel approaches for analysing these large high throughput sequencing datasets to address important questions with respect to animal disease genetics, gene regulation and evolution.

Job Purpose
The position will primarily involve developing and applying novel approaches for analysing large high throughput sequencing datasets to address important questions with respect to animal disease genetics, gene regulation and evolution. More broadly though the post holder will be expected to be involved in the analysis of other key datasets, assist in the supervision of students, and contribute to the preparation of publications.

Vacancy Details

  • For more information and to apply: CLICK HERE
  • Vacancy Ref: 041855
  • Closing Date: Wednesday 13 December 2017
  • Contact Person: Jane Anderson, 0131 651 7482 -  ebrecruitment@ed.ac.uk
  • Grade/Pay Scale: UoE07, £32, 548 - £38,833
  • Fixed term of 35 hours until 31 December 2019

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