Senior Research Fellow/Lecturer

SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW/LECTURER Fixed Term Contract Edinburgh 36,413 – 40,129 per annum REF: AJN/R/074/19 SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe. Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors. An excellent opportunity has arisen for a senior research fellow to run the gut microbiology laboratory at SRUC to cover a maternity leave of 12 months. The laboratory focuses on the development of in vitro and in vivo models of the gut microbiome of farm and companion animals.

The laboratory undertakes innovative research understanding the factors influencing microbial development in the gut and the effect, and manipulation of, the gut microbiome on productivity animal welfare and environmental emissions. You will be expected to run a laboratory that utilizes in vitro models to complement the existing large animal strengths with SRUC together with ensuring the functioning of the associated analytical platforms for microbial characterisation and fermentation product analysis. As well as contributing to the publication record of SRUC, you will have a strong track record of publishing in refereed journals. You will be expected to develop strong linkages with colleagues within SRUC and Edinburgh University, but also to establish linkages into the commercial sector and internationally such as to drive funding from Innovate UK and GCRF amongst other sources.

In addition the successful applicant will be expected to undertake a limited amount of postgraduate/ undergraduate teaching. Closing date: 5thFebruary 2020. SRUC Leading the way in Agricultural and Rural Research, Education & Consultancy. SRUC is committed to valuing Diversity, advancing Equality and respecting Human Rights throughout the organisation and encouraging applications from disabled people using the "Disability Confident Employer" symbol.

SRUC is a member of the Athena SWAN charter. SRUC. A Charitable company limited by guarantee, SC003712. Registered in Scotland No SC103046

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