Postdoctoral Opportunity: Research Fellow in Microbiology x 2 at University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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We seek postdoctoral researchers to work on a Wellcome Innovator Award-funded project based in the Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS) at the University of Aberdeen. The post holders will join Dr Fiona Rudkin’s translational research group focused on developing biologics-based anti-infective agents. 

Application Closes on 23 November 2023


Over 1 million people die every year from a serious fungal disease. One major cause of these diseases is the fungal pathogen Candida. Current treatment options are limited to a handful of drugs which are poorly tolerated and have increasing problems due to drug resistance. Biologics, such as monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), have revolutionised the treatment of other diseases. Dr Rudkin’s group are developing first-in-class antifungal mAbs to address the unmet need for safer antifungal drugs which are effective against drug-resistant infections. The current project originated from our fundamental research programme and now has major commercial potential with a goal to spinout a company, mycoBiologics, by the end of this grant funding period.

The post holders will be part of the Aberdeen Fungal Group and the wider Microbiology and Immunity Research Theme. The IMS and the AFG have all the essential facilities needed for the successful completion of this project, including microscopy, proteomics and flow cytometry (www.abdn.ac.uk/ims/facilities/index.php).

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 6 scale, £37,099 – £44,263 per annum, pro rata and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr. Fiona Rudkin, Advanced Research Fellow & Principal Investigator ([email protected]).

Should you require a visa to undertake employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship under the requirements of the Skilled Worker visa. At the time an offer of appointment is made, you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of qualification and competency in English. For research and academic posts, we will consider eligibility under the Global Talent visa. Please do not hesitate to contact Grant Rae, HR Adviser (e-mail: [email protected]) for further information. 

To apply online for this position visit www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs

The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition embraces a diverse working environment and recognises the many benefits this can bring. Applications from individuals from across all of the equality protected characteristics are encouraged.


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