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Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher in Adhesion Biology, Understanding how bacterial adhesions recruit host ligands (ESR1)

Fixed term for 36 months

Are you a rising star in the field of Adhesins in pathogens, in the first four years of your research career and based outside the UK? Do you want to further your career and attain a PhD in one of the UK’s leading research intensive universities?

ViBrANT is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (MSCA-ITN-ETN). We offer an innovative multidisciplinary and intersectoral research training programme in adhesion biology, ranging from genomic analysis through structural biology to the development of diagnostics and of anti-adhesive materials. Nine academic institutions, one non-profit research institute, three SMEs, and one large enterprise form the core of ViBrANT: students will translate fundamental research into technologies with a strong positive impact on European socio-economic development and the care of patients with infectious diseases, both during their PhDs and after.

As an Early Stage Researcher in Leeds, you will undertake research in statistical methodology, specifically in mixed models for categorical data and survival models for high dimensional data. You will interact and develop research collaborations with our ViBrANT academic and industrial partners, and in addition you’ll participate in activities of the Innovative Training Network, including attending training courses and visiting other sites.

To meet the requirements of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network, you will be an early stage researcher within the first four years of your research career, have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree (PhD), and have not lived or carried out your main activity (work/study) in the UK for more than 12 months during the past three years. 

As well as previous research experience, you will have a BSc in Biochemistry/Chemistry or a related discipline and ideally an associated Masters or an equivalent level of professional qualifications or experience.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Adrian Goldman, ViBrANT Project Co-ordinator

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 8537, email: 

You are required to apply online for this post through the ViBrANT website and the closing date for applications is 4 January 2018.

Your application should include a 1 page summary of a previous research project and copies of certificates where appropriate. You will also have the opportunity to identify your favourite project and select up to two alternative projects within the ViBrANT consortium. You will also be required to submit two letters of recommendation, using the ViBrANT template; which should be sent independently by your referees.

Interviews are expected to be held 15-16 February 2018

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Biological Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Molecular & Cellular Biology / Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology
Category:  Research
Salary:  €45,785 p.a
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Thursday 04 January 2018
Reference:  FBSAS1018
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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