Senior Research Associate in the Department of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences
University of Portsmouth, Department of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences
United Kingdom

We are seeking to recruit a talented postdoctoral scientist with experience in molecular biology and microbiology to work on an InnovateUK-funded project that will employ synthetic microbiology to screen novel small molecules and traditional Chinese medicine with an overall aim to minimize generation of resistance to human antibiotics during pig production.

The post is available for two years and is part of a £2.2 million research project carried out in collaboration with Oxford Drug Design (UK), Huazhong Agricultural University (Wuhan, China) and Wuhan HVSEN Biotechnology Co.,Ltd. (China). Work will be performed under the direction of Dr Roger Draheim within the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Portsmouth, which has state-of-the-art equipment available for synthetic microbiology and high-throughput screening.

The successful candidate will have a PhD degree or equivalent in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or a related discipline with a strong research record in molecular microbiology or a related field.

Portsmouth is a vibrant waterfront city with fast train connections to central London and it’s five airports. In addition, the city also possesses ferry service to France, Spain and the Channel Islands. As the UK’s only island city, Portsmouth possesses miles of easily accessible beach, vast amounts of water-side open green space, the newly renovated South Parade Pier, and overall, a very high quality-of-life.

Informal enquiries are actively encouraged and can be made to Dr Roger Draheim (Tel: 02392 842133, email:

The University of Portsmouth is an equal opportunities employer, fully committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and communities.

For detailed information about the vacancy, please select this link: ZZ005363 - Senior Research Associate.docx

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