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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

We are seeking a motivated and experienced Research Associate to join a collaborative research team led by Professor Andres Floto in the Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge.

You will be working on a project co-led by Professor Floto and Dr Josie Bryant, and the position will be based mainly in Dr Bryant's lab at the Wellcome Sanger Institute ( You will be required to hold a Visiting Worker Agreement with the Sanger Institute.

You will be part of a group of researchers working on understanding Pseudomonas aeruginosa biology, particularly how it evolves in the lungs of individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF). Your role will be to understand how the population dynamics of P. aeruginosa change during (and potentially cause) deteriorations in lung health, and how regional differences in the lung can drive distinct evolution of P. aeruginosa and its interaction with the microbiome. This will be achieved through a combination of genomic, transcriptomic and experimental approaches to capture genomic diversity and changes in bacterial behaviour.

We are looking for a wet-lab scientist with experience of microbiological culture and molecular biology techniques but bioinformatic experience with bacterial genomic data would be an advantage.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Closing Date: 2nd October 2022

Interview Date: To be confirmed

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Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference RC32955 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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