Research Associate/Fellow (Fixed-Term)

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Company: University of Nottingham

Salary: £26,495 to £32,548 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £29799 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Type / Role: Academic or Research

Phone: +44-1547 8356719

Fax: +44-141 3719116

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Detail information about job Research Associate/Fellow (Fixed-Term). Terms and conditions vacancy

Applications are invited for the above position to be held at the University of Nottingham to perform original primary research and disseminate findings for a research project entitled “Defining the drivers of Immune Variation”. This position is funded for three years by a BBSRC grant held jointly between the University of Nottingham and the University of Manchester. This is one of two PDRA positions, with the other requiring immunological expertise will be held at the University of Manchester  

Candidates must hold a PhD or be near to completion of, a PhD or equivalent in Ecology. The successful candidate based in the Bradley group will lead on fieldwork, pathogen diagnostics and genomics.

The project will generate novel data which identifies the key drivers of immune variation in the wild and the relative importance of these to host genetics. There is enormous variation in the way individuals respond to infectious disease. Inside the laboratory, conditions are carefully controlled to minimise variation, but in the wild multiple forces combine to determine how a host responds to infection. The proposal takes advantage of our highly tractable wild mouse population on the Isle of May, which enables longitudinal analyses of immune responsiveness and quantification of immune responses, allowing us to define how intrinsic and extrinsic factors combine to shape the ultimate immune response.

The successful candidate joining the University of Nottingham group will lead on the fieldwork, pathogen diagnostics and genomics. The successful candidate joining the University of Manchester group will lead on the immunological analyses with the project involving a range of immunological and cell biological techniques. Both successful candidates will regularly spend time on the Isle of May undertaking fieldwork during the trapping season, as agreed, in addition to attending joint research meetings in Nottingham.

This exciting opportunity will allow the successful candidates to join a BBSRC-funded joint research project between the University of Manchester and the University of Nottingham. The University of Nottingham team have significant expertise in immune-epidemiology, evolutionary ecology and population genetics, complementing the immunological expertise of the group based at Manchester.

This full-time fixed-term post is available from 1 January 2018 until 21 December 2021.

The School of Life Sciences holds an Athena Silver SWAN Award, in recognition of our commitment to supporting and advancing women’s careers in the life sciences (STEMM). You canread more about this initiative at

Informal enquiries may be addressed to [email protected] Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

It is a condition of this post that satisfactory enhanced disclosure is obtained from the 'Disclosure and Barring Service'.

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The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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