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Research Associate (Evolution of Antimicrobial Resistance in Human Infection)
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: BMH-015895

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 07/12/2020

Salary: £32,816 until £33,797 per annum (according to relevant experience)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine & Health

School/ Directorate: Evolution & Genomic Sciences

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: 1 February 2021 until 31 January 2024

Opportunity to join a diverse research group studying microbial evolution. You will work as part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers based at four UK universities to investigate the evolution of antibiotic resistance in bacterial human airway infections using a combination of genomics and experimental evolution. This project is funded by a Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award.

The main responsibilities of the role include designing and performing microbiological and evolutionary lab experiments, collecting and analysing experimental data, analysis of genome sequence data, and dissemination of the findings through peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations. You will collaborate closely with project researchers at the other universities to coordinate research activity. Due to the collaborative nature of the project you will be required to work at the other sites (Liverpool and Dundee) for defined periods.

You will have a PhD (or equivalent) in evolutionary biology or microbiology, extensive experience of evolutionary microbiology research, and possess excellent technical skills in microbiology and molecular biology. Candidates with training in experimental evolution and / or the evolution of antibiotic resistance are strongly encouraged to apply.

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. All appointment will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Happy to talk flexible working.

Blended working arrangements may be considered

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

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Michael Brockhurst


General enquiries:


Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

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

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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