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Research Associate (Experimental Evolution)
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: BM&H-13188

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 17/02/2019

Salary: £32,236 to £35,211 per annum (according to relevant experience)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine & Health

Division: Evolution & Genomic Sciences

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: ASAP for 2 Years

School / Directorate: School of Biological Sciences

Applications are invited for the position of Research Associate (Experimental Evolution).  You will use experimental characterisation of bacterial evolutionary landscapes, deep sequencing of bacterial populations and analysis of fitness effects of variants based on protein structure.  You will use statistical inference and stochastic modelling to characterise microbial evolution in experimental and clinical settings in response to anti-microbial treatments.

This post will be in the School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health.  The School is ideally suited for both experimental and computational biology research, being home to one of the largest UK academic grouping of computational biologists and an active community evolutionary biologists as well as a large number (300+) other research group with diverse interests. Manchester will thus provide an outstanding environment for the proposed research with an active and highly collaborative research-training environment, and access to professionally managed high-performance computing clusters.

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Simon Lovell


Tel: 0161 275 5748

Technical support:


Tel:      0161 850 2004

General enquiries:


Tel:      0161 275 4499

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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