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Research Fellow in Microbiome and Antimicrobial Resistance Analysis at Queen’s University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast Research Fellow Job Opening, Apply Online

Welcome to Queen’s University Belfast, School of Biological Sciences, and Institute for Global Food Security. We are currently seeking an exceptional microbiologist with bioinformatics experience to join the AMR & One Health Lab. This is a great opportunity to work within a team of interdisciplinary researchers focusing on veterinary and human microbiology, animal science, and bioinformatics.

Job Details:

Job reference: 24/111940

Date posted: 10/06/2024

Application closing date: 24/06/2024

Salary: £37,841 to £40,134 per annum

Job category/type: Research


The Research Fellow will primarily be involved in a BBSRC funded project focused on the consequences of the withdrawal of prophylactic ZnO from pig diets on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), post-weaning diarrhoea (PWD) and the microbiome. The appointed candidate will collaborate with a team of experts to identify differences in microbial communities within the intestine associated with ZnO supplementation in piglets.


The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate that you meet the following criteria:

  • Have or be about to obtain a PhD in a relevant area (biological sciences, microbiology, animal science veterinary science).
  • Have significant demonstrable research experience in computational approaches for the analysis of highthroughput DNA sequencing data from microbial communities including shotgun metagenomic and 16S rDNA microbiome analysis.
  • Have experience in antimicrobial resistance surveillance and quantification research using genomic data.
  • Have demonstrable experience in the use of Linux command-line systems for bioinformatics analyses.
  • Have experience of using programming skills in appropriate languages and software e.g. R.
  • Have experience of peer-reviewed publication in a relevant area of research.
  • Have experience of presenting to the scientific community i.e., conference talks.
  • Have experience of working in a team.

Application Details:

To apply, make sure to clearly demonstrate how you meet the essential and desirable criteria listed in the Candidate Information. Fixed term contract posts are initially available for the stated period.


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