Research Fellow in Microbiology

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Research Fellow in Microbiology

Plymouth University


£32,277 to £37,394 pa – Grade 7

Full Time

Contract Type:
Contract / Temporary

Placed on:
22nd January 2015

22nd February 2015

Job Ref:

Plymouth University Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry

School of Biomedical & Healthcare Sciences

Ref: A4095
Research Fellow in Microbiology         
Salary: £32,277 to £37,394 pa – Grade 7

This post represents an exciting opportunity to join a research group developing novel antimicrobials to help respond to one of the greatest current threats to human health; antibiotic resistance.

Plymouth University invites applications from outstanding candidates with a proven track research record in the area of medical microbiology for a position of Research Fellow. The post is tenable for 24 months, in the first instance.

You will join the School of Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences in the Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. Research will be performed under the direction of Dr Mathew Upton. The project is part of an exciting collaboration between Plymouth University and Ingenza Ltd, a world-leading industrial biotechnology company based in Edinburgh.

This project is funded by BBSRC, through Innovate UK and will be a key part of the pre-clinical development of novel antimicrobial peptides. You will carry out in vitro and in vivo analyses of novel peptides active against a range of target bacteria and be involved in the commercial progression of the peptide. The project work also includes development of novel recombinant expression systems and data mining to supply new antimicrobial peptides to our pipeline of candidate therapeutics.

You should have a PhD in microbiology; you will have a demonstrated good understanding of medical microbiology, protein purification and recombinant molecular biology techniques. Previous experience of work on a commercially focused project will be advantageous.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Mathew Upton on tel: +44 (0)1752 584466 or via email

This is a full-time post working 37 hours per week on a fixed-term basis for 24 month in the first instance, starting 1st April 2015

Closing date: 12 midnight, Sunday 22 February 2015

Plymouth University is committed to an inclusive culture and respecting diversity, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

The University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women’s career in STEMM academia.