The VALIDATE Network - Vaccine development for complex intracellular neglected pathogens
Lecturer in Innate Immunology (Ser Cymru) - Aberystwyth University, 2019
Deadline for applicants: 18 Nov 2019
Salary: £34,804 - £40,322 per annum
Bovine tuberculosis is the most pressing animal health issue for Wales today. To address this issue a Sêr Cymru II STAR award has been granted to establish a Centre of Excellence for Bovine Tuberculosis (CBTB) at Aberystwyth University funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Welsh Government.
We are seeking to recruit a committed and creative individual to develop and deliver research into the host-pathogen interactions in bovine tuberculosis, focusing on innate immune responses. The post-holder will be responsible for the development and delivery of high quality research within the Sêr Cymru programme and for attracting funding from research councils and other funding bodies. The post holder will also supervise post-doctoral scientists and post-graduate students. The successful applicant will have a proven track record in studying host innate immune responses against infectious diseases, preferable in cattle. They will also have a track record in attracting research funding.
Experience with working with mycobacteria in a CL3 environment would be advantageous but is not essential. Flow cytometry experience would also be an advantage but is not essential.
The position will be based on at least 90% research and a contribution to undergraduate teaching activities up to a maximum of 10% during the first three years of appointment. Accordingly, the post holder will ideally also have undergraduate teaching experience. After the first three years the proportion of research to teaching duties will be re-assessed depending on success on attracting research funds.
This role, embedded in the Centre of Excellence for Bovine Tuberculosis at IBERS, will focus on undertaking research into the early interactions between Mycobacterium bovis and host innate immune cells in cattle. The post holder is expected to develop collaborations with colleagues at IBERS as well as with national and international scientists.
To make an informal enquiry, please contact Professor Glyn Hewinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.