Friday, March 16, 2018

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Microbiology

The Marine Biological Association (MBA) is an independent research institute carrying out leading-edge research in fundamental and strategic areas of marine biology. We are looking for a highly motivated and independently working postdoctoral research scientist with interests in microbiology to be part of the five year European Research Council (ERC) funded MYCO-CARB project. The MYCO-CARB project will combine complementary methodologies to determine the underpinning biological machinery and ecological roles of marine fungi, including establishing their importance in the marine carbon cycle.

Applicants should have a PhD and a strong conceptual and practical background in microbiology. The successful candidate will undertake research using a range of contemporary tools to explore the functional biology of marine fungi. Experience in some of following areas will be an advantage: isolation and cultivation of microorganisms, enzyme/protein analysis, microscopy (e.g. confocal laser scanning microscopy), proteomics and transcriptomics with associated bioinformatics. Specific experience with fungi or marine microbes is not essential.

The role includes research cruises in the UK and overseas. Proficiency in spoken and written English is mandatory. The post is available for 1 year initially with extension to 5 years. The candidate must be eligible to work in the UK. Salary £24,285 to £28,936. 

Informal enquiries are strongly encouraged via Dr Michael Cunliffe (micnli@mba.ac.uk ).

Please see attached advert for further details.