Research Fellow in Genomic Epidemiology (Infectious disease)

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Fellow to join the vibrant group of scientists at RVC. We are looking for a skilled researcher whose aim is to become an independent investigator in the field of genomic epidemiology of infectious disease. You will be supported to develop your own research programme for pathogen genome sequencing, and lead the establishment of a lab for genomic surveillance and epidemiology at the RVC. You will be interested in using new portable sequencing technologies (e.g. Oxford Nanopore Technologies MinION), to generate diagnostic and epidemiological information that can inform animal health and veterinary science.

We are looking for candidates with a successful recent scientific career who have generated innovative and impactful research. Candidates should have skills and interests in one or more of the following: (i) designing and optimizing protocols for sample preparation and sequencing (ii) undertaking bioinformatics analyses of nanopore sequence data and (iii) using mathematical and computational approaches to gain epidemiology insights from sampled pathogen genomes, and have a PhD in an appropriate subject.

The RVC offers a vibrant and supportive research environment for early-career researchers. The expertise and resources of the RVC will enable the postholder to explore initiatives and collaborative links across the veterinary, medical, ecological and social sciences, and with stakeholders in industry and government. We will support the applicant through the process of building their own sustainable research group and applications for external fellowships and grants, thereby completing their transition into an independent research scientist.

The post is initially offered for 2 years. Pending a review of progress and achievements after 2 years, an extension of a further 3 years support will be provided. Further details are available in the job description.

Early career faculty
The Royal Veterinary College
Closing date
November 24th, 2019
Posted on
October 24th, 2019 11:45
Last updated
October 24th, 2019 11:45