Research Associate in Microbial Characterisation of Bioaerosols University of Manchester, Earth & Environmental Sciences United Kingdom

Research Associate in Microbial Characterisation of Bioaerosols

Job Reference : S&E-13564

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing Date : 04/04/2019

Salary : £32,236 to £39,609 per annum, depending on expeirence

Employment Type : Fixed Term

Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering

Division : Earth & Environmental Sciences

Hours Per week : Full Time

Contract Duration : from 1 May 2019 until 28 February 2021

Applications are invited for a Research Associate on the NERC-funded BIOARC (Towards a UK Airborne Bioaerosol Climatology) project. Based in the Williamson Research Centre for Molecular Environmental Science and the Centre for Atmospheric Sciences, at the University of Manchester, you will join a cross-disciplinary team of biologists and atmospheric scientists aiming to quantify bioaerosol emissions, leading to improvements in understanding of their roles in physico-chemical, biological, health and climate processes. You will focus on the development and application of DNA-based high throughput sequencing techniques, alongside microscopy and other “multi-omics” biological characterization techniques to constrain the microbial ecology of filtered air samples collected by the NERC FAAM aircraft.


You should have or expect to obtain a Ph.D qualification (or equivalent) in microbial ecology or related subjects. You will be well versed in a wide range of microbiological techniques, including DNA sequencing using next generation platforms, quantitative PCR, bioinformatics and also light and electron microscopy. You will be a highly capable, motivated and independent researcher who has a good publication track record and is able to play a dynamic and productive role within a large group of 30+ PDRAs and PhD students.


As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.


Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.


Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Jon lloyd



Name: Clare Robinson


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

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Tel: 0161 850 2004

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