Research Fellow job in Aberdeen at University Of Aberdeen

Research Fellow

Company: University of Aberdeen

Location: Aberdeen UK

Date Posted:Oct 20, 2017

UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, MEDICAL SCIENCES AND NUTRITION INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH FELLOW  IMS093R The Wellcome Trust have funded a Senior Investigator Award to Professor Neil Gow to address these urgent needs. It is proposed a highly integrated approach to understand how the cell wall biology of Candida spp. impacts on immune recognition, pathogenesis, drug action and diagnostics.  The Investigator Award proposal will deploy Research Fellows to address the following two major questions.  A new PDRA position is available to join this team. [i] How are therapeutically accessible components of the cell wall assembled, and which assembly processes are amenable to chemotherapeutic intervention?  [ii] How are specific cell wall epitopes perceived by the immune system and how can they be exploited to generate new fungal diagnostics and immunotherapies? Therefore the successful candidate should be a skilled, experienced and ambitious scientist who can work within a team to address these important research questions.  The appointed PDRA will join the renowned Aberdeen Fungal Group, who represent a group of around 80 researchers and eight principal investigators who are investigating a wide range of topics in medical mycology and fungal immunology.  This group also coordinate a pan-UL Wellcome Trust Strategic Award in medical mycology and fungal immunology [http://www.abdn.ac.uk/mmfi/]. This post is funded by the Wellcome Trust it will be available until 31 December 2020.  This appointment will be made subject to the usual terms and conditions of employment of the University.  Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 6 scale (£32,548 - £35,550 per annum), with placement according to qualifications and experience.Consideration will be given to making an appointment at Research Assistant, Grade 5 level in the first instance (£27,285 - £30,688 per annum) for individuals in the final stages of completing their PhD. Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Neil Gow(01224 437483, e-mail )  Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa.  As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Miss Natalie Reid () for further information.  To apply online for this position visit  Job Reference Number: IMS093R. The closing date for the receipt of applications is 19 November 2017. Promoting Diversity and Equal Opportunities throughout the University View full job description
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