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Lecturer in Equine and Animal Science

Job Description To promote a flexible workforce, the University will consider applications from individuals seeking full time, part time, job share, or term time only working arrangements. Applications are invited for a Lecturer in Equine and Animal Science. The successful applicant will be expected to teach equine science and participate in teaching on our Equine, Animal and Veterinary Bioscience schemes through the delivery of innovative and engaging teaching. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop their own research within the overall Department of Life Sciences strategy. The Department aims to appoint an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual whose work will complement and enhance our existing teaching and research strengths (see https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/ibers/study-with-us/ug-study/ and http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/ibers/research/). The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to research-led teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The successful applicant will contribute to teaching and administration within the department as appropriate and will have a major involvement in delivering undergraduate degree schemes in Equine Science, Equine and Veterinary Bioscience, Animal Science, and Veterinary Bioscience and postgraduate schemes in Equine Science, Animal Science and Livestock Science. Our current undergraduate modules include Applied Nutrition of Livestock, Horses and Companion Animals, Equine Exercise Physiology, Equine Nutrition and Pasture Management, Molecular Laboratory Skills, Equine Anatomy and Physiology, and Animal Breeding: Genetics and Reproduction. Current postgraduate modules include Livestock Nutrition and Equine Nutrition. The applicant should display a strong research record within equine, animal, or livestock science with a focus on applied nutrition or demonstrate the ability to achieve such a record. It is expected that the successful candidate will establish their own research area within one of the active research groups in DLS. (see https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/ibers/research-and-enterprise/research/). The role carries an expectation of research grant applications and REF-returnable research. The successful applicant will be supported to achieve these goals and will have opportunities to develop their teaching and research interests in a vibrant and supportive environment. Candidates are requested to include, with their application form, a covering letter and/or curriculum vitae addressing the criteria in the Person Specification, describing their research interests, research plans and their teaching experience to date. To make an informal enquiry, please contact Dr Debbie Nash at [email protected] Ref: IBERS.22.4365 Under the UK Government’s points-based system scheme, this role meets the criteria to be sponsored by Aberystwyth University (AU) for a Skilled Worker Route (SWR) application. Please see below for more information on the sponsorship process. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities and in particular, those that are currently under-represented in our workforce. This includes but is not limited to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates and candidates with disabilities. We specifically encourage female candidates to apply for this post as they are currently under-represented at this level in our organisation. We are a Bilingual Institution which complies with the Welsh Language Standards and is committed to Equal Opportunities. You are welcome to apply for any vacancy in Welsh or English and any application submitted will be treated equally.

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Research Technician

The role The Bristol Medical School has a vacancy for a Research Technician working in the South West Dementia Brain Bank at Southmead Hospital. We are seeking an additional staff member to underpin our long-term sustainability as a vital enabler of the work of researchers within the national and international dementia research community. What will you be doing? You will work as part of a team providing histology support to our other brain bank technicians and aiding in the preparation of human brain tissue to be distributed for dementia research. Alongside an existing staff member, you will also be involved in the ongoing implementation of a new sample tracking system and the retrospective labelling of samples held within the SWDBB. You should apply if You should apply if you have excellent organisation skills, with the ability to follow procedures in an accurate and timely manner. You will be able to work semi-autonomously within the context of a strong core team and to make decisions within set parameters and have proven experience of completing tasks to high levels of accuracy, with attention to detail and a methodical approach to work. You will have a good understanding of the basic principles of scientific research and laboratory practice. Additional information For informal enquiries please contact: Dr Laura Palmer; 0117 4147821;[email protected] Contract type: Open ended with funding for 12 months Work pattern: Full time  Grade: D Salary: £19,623 - £21, 686 per annum School/Unit: Translational Health Sciences Shift pattern: 35 hours per week This advert will close at 23:59 GMT on Monday 18 July 2022. We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and racially minoritised communities, to join us.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate

This new full-time post is available immediately on a fixed term basis for two years.  Please note that as of 1st September 2022 our colleges and schools will be moving into a new structure which will consist of the following three Faculties – Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, (to include the Medical School),  Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy, and Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.  Summary of the role We are seeking an enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher with a background in bioinformatics, computational biology or data science to join a world-leading team of researchers to study the genetic basis of diabetes and related conditions. The position is available for two years full time equivalent, but we would welcome applicants seeking to work flexibly or less than full time.  The successful applicant will be working with Dr Matthew Johnson and Dr Kashyap Patel in the world leading department of genomic medicine to identify novel genetic causes of diabetes and related disorders using extremely large-scale cohorts. The position will involve analysis of exome and genome sequence data, SNP array data and clinical data. The successful applicant will work collaboratively with a world leading team of bioinformaticians, molecular geneticists and clinicians working in monogenic diabetes and polygenic diabetes (http://www.exeter.ac.uk/diabetes/).  About you The successful applicant will possess a PhD/DPhil/MSc (or near completion) in bioinformatics, genetics, data science, mathematics, statistics, computer science or a related field. You should have a successful track record in academic research that includes the statistical analysis and interpretation of complex or large datasets, and excellent problem-solving abilities. Experience analysing exome sequence, SNP chip or clinical data will be desirable, but not essential. A good knowledge of Python, R or similar language and the ability to write and develop scripts as well as modify and implement open source or published code is desirable. What we can offer you Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research; An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon  Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role. Further information Please contact Dr Matthew Johnson, e-mail; [email protected], telephone 07834593910 or Dr Kash Patel, email: [email protected], telephone 07984165841. We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements. This role may be subject to additional background screening. The College is proud to have a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment and impact to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects. Our Inspiring Stories tell you more about how we support our staff, including through a mentoring programme to help our staff learn from the professional and life experience of colleagues and explore opportunities and actions for career progression. 

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Animal Research Facilities Manager – 13427

Brunel University London is a world-class university based in Uxbridge, West London. As one of the academic Colleges within the University, the College of Health and Life Sciences (the College) aims to develop excellent research and educational programmes in fields such as Biosciences, Sports, Health and Exercise Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy.  You can read more about the College here. We are seeking a highly professional, organised and experienced animal facilities manager to manage two facilities (rodents and aquatics – collectively the Bio-Annex) as part of a small team.  The overall remit for the role is to be the first point of contact for animal technicians, research users and both internal and external stakeholders (including the Home Office Inspector and Named Veterinary Surgeon). The postholder will be responsible for managing research spaces, animal stock and consumable levels, training and supporting technical staff, inducting and guiding research users and overseeing the the safe and compliant running of the facilities.  As a key member of the Bio-Annex Management Board, the postholder will also ensure that Standard Operating Procedures are understood and applied by users. The successful candidate would be expected to make an active contribution to the Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Body (AWERB), review all new PPL project licence applications, give informed advice to researchers and hold the following Home Office-required roles for the facility: Named Training and Competency Officer (NTCO) Named Animal Care & Welfare Officer (NACWO) Home Office Liaison Contact (HOLC)  As the ideal candidate you will have: Institute of Animal Technology (IAT) Level 3 (minimum) qualification Demonstrable post-MIAT experience in a Senior Technician or Facility Manager role Proven experience of organising the day to day operations of an academic research facility together with effective supervision and training of technical and research staff A Home Office Personal Licence and be able to demonstrate competence in a range of commonly used techniques and procedures A knowledge of transgenic breeding disciplines of both rodents and aquatics The ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders Excellent communication skills, alongside the ability to converse on complex subjects with a wide variety of stakeholders The ability to prioritise your own workload under minimum supervision You will be required to contribute to an emergency call-out rota / coordinate overtime, weekend and holiday cover provided by a team of research technicians. For an informal discussion about this post please contact Mike Keighley, Director of College Operations, via email at [email protected] For details of the staff benefits available at Brunel, further details and to apply please visit http://www.brunel.ac.uk/about/jobs *This position does not meet the University criteria for Tier 2 sponsorship. Closing date for applications: Thursday 21 July 2022 (Midnight) Brunel University London is fully committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive workforce culture. We support flexible working. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities, we particularly welcome applicants who are currently under- represented in our workforce.

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Lecturer in Agri-environmental Disaster Risk Management

Qualifications and Experience  The successful candidate must possess a PhD from a recognized university, which should be in Soil Science, Land and Water Management, Disaster Risk Management or a closely related field, with a focus related to Agri-Environmental Disaster Risk Resilience and Management.  Candidates should also possess: Ideally at least three (3) years of teaching experience at a recognized tertiary level institution preferably related to soil, land and water management for sustainable and resilient agriculture and the environment Evidence of research in the following areas:Disaster Risk Resilience in Agriculture and the Environment Integrated Water Resource Management and Soil Mechanics Geographical Information Systems and Sustainable Development focused on Small Island Developing States Good record of research and publications in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals Competencies in Agri-Environmental Disaster Risk Resilience in areas related to:Sustainable Watershed Management Geophysical and Environmental Sensing Irrigation and Drainage Technology Natural Hazards Disasters and Climate Change Environmental Sustainability Proficiency in the area of expertise with a focus on Small Island Developing States that will support capacity building and student development  Candidates with the following would have an advantage: BSc in Agriculture or Biology with specialization in Natural Resource Management or Environmental Management Experience in delivery of courses using a multidisciplinary approach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels Experience in the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students Experience in the development of a programme or courses related to Disaster Risk Resilience for Agriculture and the Environment Demonstrated success in securing externally funded research projects Evidence of prior success in establishing collaboration with regional and international agencies to attract funding for research and development  The following would be considered assets: Training Certificate in Agri-Environmental Disaster Risk Resilience Training Certificate in Geospatial Analysis and Mapping Experience in networking, collaborations and access to research grants Experience in implementation and conducting training in various SDGs and International Frameworks Evidence of prior experience in successfully organizing workshops, conferences and webinars at national and international levels Personal Attributes The Campus places high priority on individuals of integrity who can work well in a team and student friendly environment. Candidates should also possess good communication and interpersonal skills. A good command of both oral and written English is essential. Candidates should also:  Be well-rounded in Agri-Environmental Disaster Risk Management Be committed to excellence in teaching and have a strong interest in mentoring students Be able to develop and instruct effectively, using a multidisciplinary approach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels Be student-centered Be willing to teach on virtual platforms in real time Be willing to work with persons and organizations outside of The UWI system Be able to work proactively and provide leadership within collaborative and multi-disciplinary teams  The full advertisement and further details of the post may be obtained at out job site. Please click Apply button. Applications received after the deadline date will not be considered. Deadline for receipt of applications: 2022 August 07

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Professor in Quantitative Genomics

Closing date: 1 August 2022, 5pm We are looking for a Professor in Quantitative Genomics. The Opportunity: The Roslin Institute offers an opportunity to an individual that wishes to drive the future direction of quantitative genetics and genomics in farmed animals. The post offers the chance to contribute to the development and growth of the critical mass in quantitative genetics and genomics at the Roslin Institute and steering the direction of travel of the field globally. The Institute seeks to make one senior appointment at Chair level in the broad area of Quantitative Genetics and Genomics, with an appropriately qualified individual appointed to the position of Professor of Quantitative Genomics. The Roslin Institute through strategic funding by the BBSRC will support this position with a core scientist post. Enquires from individuals at an earlier career stage are encouraged to discuss future recruitment opportunities. Prospective candidates wishing to discuss the appointment or visit should, in the first instance, contact Professor Bruce Whitelaw, Director of the Roslin Institute, 01316519181 [email protected], Professor Albert Tenesa [email protected], Professor Andrea Wilson [email protected] or Dr Gregor Gorjanc [email protected] Your skills and attributes for success: A proven track record in quantitative genetics and genomics, with industry-related experience as a bonus. A team player, with a strong record of sustained publication of international quality, and the drive and potential to make an outstanding contribution to the research activities and intellectual life of the University of Edinburgh, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and the Roslin Institute.   Evidence of successful interaction with multidisciplinary research groups, external funding applications and a strategy to grow this area of research further.  Enthusiastic about graduate education and interested in leading the development of research programmes and academic administration.

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Head of Knowledge Exchange, Practice & Research in STEM

At NTU we are building the University of the future. We are doing this through empowering and creating opportunity for all our students and staff so they may learn, discover and enrich society locally, nationally and internationally. Our success is demonstrated by many accolades, including The Guardian University of the Year for 2019, The Times and The Sunday Times Modern University of the Year in 2018 and the THE University of the Year for 2017. Investment in people and facilities is a cornerstone to our success, including over £60 million of capital for research and teaching in the School of Science and Technology since 2016. The School is home to around 6,000 students, including over 700 postgraduate students. Our six departments span the biological, mathematical, physical and sport sciences as well as engineering and computer science. We have a highly interdisciplinary culture and foster an inclusive, diverse and collaborative working environment. Our mission is to provide a research embedded environment in which staff and students from all backgrounds are enabled to succeed, and to deliver societal impact through our knowledge exchange, practice, research and teaching. Through both the knowledge exchange framework and recent research excellence framework the School continues to address the needs of society in a range of thematic endeavours to support innovation and skills development of business, to strengthen local community engagement through practice and research and to improve international connectivity and ranking. As Head of Knowledge Exchange, Practice and Research in STEM, you are central to the success of these goals. You will develop new strategies to support school KE and practice plans to enhance outcomes. You will build partnerships with business, local community, the public sector and academic stakeholders to promote knowledge exchange and broaden practice and research endeavours. You will support the Associate Dean of Research to continue to enhance the success of the School which, for three out of the four units of assessment in REF 2021, achieved 96%+ international and world leading research outputs. Candidates will bring experience of working in a relevant academic leadership role and deep experience and knowledge of approaches to practice and knowledge exchange, fostering research capabilities in one or more subject areas in the School. Adept at planning and delivering major research or enterprise projects along with managing relationships with external stakeholders, you will have strong interpersonal skills and a track record of success in income generation. We’re re-imagining what a university can be, to play your part, please visit www.andersonquigley.com/opportunity/head-of-knowledge-exchange-practice-and-research-in-stem-nottingham-trent-university/ Closing date: Noon on Friday 26 August 2022. NTU prides itself on being an inclusive employer. We value and celebrate equality in opportunities, and we welcome applications from people who reflect the diversity of our communities. Applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered alongside other applications. For further information on this please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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Research Assistant

Salary: £35,377 to £40,611 per annum, inclusive. Closing Date: Sunday 17 July 2022 Reference: ITD-DIB-2022-14 We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant who will work on a project awarded by UNITAID. The post-holder will work on molecular DNA analysis of P. falciparum malaria for improved understanding of the determinants of efficacy SP-IPTi+. The successful applicant will have a degree, ideally in genetics quantitative discipline, with an interest in working to improve health in Africa, relevant experience in laboratory DNA analysis, a keen interest in infectious diseases and malaria research, ability to carry out DNA extraction and excellent organisational skills. Further particulars are included in the job description. The post is full-time and is funded by UNITAID for two years from August/September 2022. Salary will be on the Academic Pathway Grade 5 scale for Research Assistant in the range £35,377 - £40,611 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Wellbeing Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London.  Applications should be made online via our website at jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm on the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to [email protected] The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered.  An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable. Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.   Further details:  Job Description    

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The oral-gut axis Interactions between the oral and gut microflora and their role in health of the host

About the Studentship An opportunity has arisen for a 3-year studentship starting on 1 January 2023 in the Department of Applied Sciences funded by the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences. The project is entitled “The oral-gut axis: Interactions between the oral and gut microflora and their role in health of the host”. The aim of this PhD studentship is to develop a new generation of gut probiotics that could be used as a non-invasive treatment to control periodontal disease. Periodontal disease affects about 20-50% of global population and studies have shown a 3-fold increase in diabetics that has an impact on these patient’s glycaemic control. Currently, the physiological properties of some probiotics remain unclear and an approach based on volatolomics has not been attempted. This project is focused on (1) The volatile organic compound (VOCs) profiles from each periodontal pathogen grown individually using our in vitro perfusion biofilm system and the Selected Ion Flow Mass Tube Mass Spectrometer (SIFT-MS); (2) The VOC profiles from each periodontal pathogen grown in association with probioti in vitro; (3) The antimicrobial activity of periodontal pathogens; (4) Antimicrobial resistance gene screening and bioinformatics applied to the oral and gut microbiome (5) Examine the safety of PB by studying its cell toxicity on oral mucosal cells and achieve maximum safety requirements such as antimicrobial resistance and absence of lytic and adhesion capacities. This project will provide evidence of the efficacy of PB on periodontal pathogens and in collaboration with our partners Colgate-Palmolive, USA, will pave the way for the development of new oral formulations containing this probiotic. This studentship will be for UK/EU/international students only. Applicants should submit their CV and a covering letter, explaining their research experiences and academic knowledge related to the project in general and to the studentship in particular. Contact details of two referees (name, email) should be included. For an informal discussion about the studentship, please email Dr Saliha Saad, email: [email protected]  Funding details The studentship includes a tax-exempt stipend, which is currently £16,602 per annum. In addition, full-time tuition fees will be covered for up to three years (Home). Overseas applicants will be required to cover the difference between Home/EU and the overseas tuition fee rates in each year of study. Eligibility criteria This studentship will be for UK/EU and International students. Applicants must have a Degree in Biomedical Sciences. A Master’s degree or an MRes is desirable. A recognised English language qualification is required. How to apply Please submit your application online, reference number 2223-JAN-HAS09 Supporting documentation: you will need to upload your research proposal, all your degree certificates and transcripts and your proof of English language proficiency as attachments to your application. References: you will need to provide details of two referees. One referee must be an academic from the institution that conferred your highest degree. Your referee will be asked for a reference at the time you submit your application. Further information Interviews will take place on 31/10/22.  If you have not heard from us by 30/09/22, we thank you for your application but on this occasion, you have not been successful.

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Developing an effective ash-dieback Hymenoscyphus fraxineus detection, monitoring and modelling protocol using remote sensing and molecular screening.

An opportunity to apply for a funded full-time PhD in the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, UWE Bristol.  The studentship will be funded by the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences: Ref 2223-JAN-HAS07 The expected start date of this studentship is January 2023  About the Studentship The project aims to develop an effective ash-dieback detection and monitoring protocol in ash Fraxinus excelsior trees using a combination of field, laboratory and statistical approaches. Using emerging techniques in UAV-mounted multispectral sensors and qPCR testing, the project will investigate the environmental and physical conditions associated with the invasive ascomycete pathogen Hymenoscyphus fraxineus. The overall aim will be met through a series of project objectives: Identify and map the presence of symptomatic and asymptomatic canopy ash trees using field signs and UAV multi-spectral imagery. Confirm the H. fraxineus infection status of all ash trees within study sites using DNA analysis. Investigate the symptom severity of infected ash trees using established health assessment criteria and correlate with pathogen density in tissue samples and in the environment. Model the infection probability and infection severity using environmental, spatial, physical and co-infection attributes. For an informal discussion about the studentship, please email  [email protected] or [email protected] Funding details The studentship is available from 01/01/2023 for a period of three years, subject to satisfactory progress and includes a tax-exempt stipend, which is currently £16,602 per annum.  In addition, full-time tuition fees will be covered for up to three years (Home/EU rates only). Overseas applicants will be required to cover the difference between Home/EU and the overseas tuition fee rates in each year of study. Eligibility criteria Applicants must have a BSc (2:1 or above) or equivalent degree in an appropriate discipline such as Plant Biology, Genetics, Molecular biology, environmental sciences or Forestry and ideally will have a Masters qualification from a UK university or a degree of comparable standing from a university outside the UK. The candidate’s degree relevant to the studentship should demonstrate their potential for practice-led research or alternative evidence of research aptitude. Experience in remote sensing, forestry fieldwork, tissue culture, plant-microbe interaction or woodland management would be desirable. A recognised English language qualification is required. Applicants whose first language is not English require a recognised English language qualification. The minimum entry requirement is GCSE English at grade C or above or IELTS score 7.0 or TOEFL score 600 (or demonstrable equivalent). How to apply Please submit your application online. When prompted use the reference number 2223-JAN-HAS07. Supporting documentation: you will need to upload as attachments to your application the following documents: A curriculum vitae (maximum 3 pages) Copies of academic transcripts A covering letter outlining your suitability for the studentship A recent piece of critical writing you have completed (max 3000 words) If English is not your first language, certification of English language qualification References: you will need to provide details of two referees as part of your application. Please ensure that your nominated referees are willing and able to provide references within 14 days of your application being submitted. 

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Lower urinary tract dysfunction with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection (CoV-LUTS+)

An opportunity to apply for a funded, full-time PhD in the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, UWE Bristol.  The studentship will focus on lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS; comprising urinary urgency, frequency and nocturia) associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection. In particular, their trajectory and impact will be measured, through identifying symptomatic and biomarker associations. This PhD is offered through the prestigious Dean’s PhD scheme which has shortlisted eight projects, of which four will be funded according to applicant merit. The studentship is available from 1st January 2023 for three years, and includes a tax exempt stipend, of £16,602 per annum, along with project costs. In addition, full-time tuition fees will be covered for up to three years, including project costs, and overseas applicants are invited to apply. About the Studentship The studentship is based within the Centre for Health and Clinical Research, UWE Bristol, which hosts a broad programme of research to benefit the health and wellbeing of individuals and society: https://bit.ly/2Tnpx87    The PhD is part of a research programme led by Professor of Continence Care, Dr Nikki Cotterill (https://bit.ly/2TkONvB ), with the aim to improve continence care and quality of life for individuals with bladder and bowel symptoms. This PhD will also be supervised by Dr Bahareh Vahabi who has extensive experience in biological research associated with LUT Dysfunction. A maximum of one day per week working in a clinical role is permitted to maintain professional skills if desired. About the project Emerging evidence suggests there is an increased risk of LUTS associated with COVID-19 infection.  An initial study being conducted at North Bristol NHS Trust,  CoV-LUTS,  is assessing LUTS associated with COVID-19.  Further prospective studies are required to: i) understand the short and long-term effects of COVID-19 on LUTS; ii) investigate implications of COVID-19 infection to inform care provision; iii) accurately describe the symptom complex associated with COVID-19; and iv) assess impact of Long- COVID-19 on patient’s quality of life. Objectives and methodology The objective is to advance our understanding of LUTS associated with COVID-19 infection to provide an essential background for future investigative studies into its viral biology, through three components: Review existing literature to establish the developing evidence base in this novel area. Self-report surveys to: extend follow-up of the existing cohort of participants in the CoV-LUTS study; recruit a larger sample of prospective participants to investigate further symptomatic associations. Conduct laboratory investigations to identify urinary inflammatory markers associated with LUTS and COVID-19 infection. Applications are invited from ambitious, self-motivated and enthusiastic candidates, with a background in a biomedical related discipline. Applicants must have a Masters qualification or a First or 2:1 Class undergraduate degree in an appropriately related discipline. Experience in working in a microbiology/molecular biology laboratory is desirable but developmental training will be included during the PhD through available UWE modules. A comprehensive programme of support is also provided at UWE Bristol for postgraduate researchers in preparation for future research careers. The applicant will be primarily based at Frenchay campus, Bristol. Travel will be required according to the requirements of the project. This opportunity is available to UK and Overseas applicants who meet the eligibility criteria. A recognised English language qualification is required.

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Research Assistant/Associate

Company description:We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.Job description:The RoleYou will support on-going research within the Newcastle University Translational and Clinical Research Institute and the Wellcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research. You will have a very strong background in intestinal biology and mitochondrial metabolism in cancer cells, ideally with expertise in generating and genetically modifying the mitochondrial DNA of primary 3D intestinal organoid cultures, high-throughput image analysis, and analysing mitochondrial function. You will require excellent laboratory skills, particularly in cell culture, organoid transfection, quantitative pyrosequencing and fluorescence microscopy.You will be working in the Wellcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research under the supervision of Dr Laura Greaves and will be investigating the role of altered mitochondrial metabolism in intestinal cancer development. You will be responsible for generating and maintaining 3D intestinal organoid cultures and measuring their response to chemotherapeutic agents or modulators of metabolic activity. As part of our commitment to career development for research staff, the University has developed 3 levels of research role profiles. These profiles set out firstly the generic competences and responsibilities expected of role holders at each level and secondly the general qualifications and experiences needed for entry at a particular level.This is a full time, fixed term post tenable for 3 years. For further information, please contact Dr Laura Greaves [email protected] Key Accountabilities Develop and carry out the specified project using appropriate techniques and equipment as outlined in the person specification Plan and carry out independent original research encompassing investigations leading to the discovery of new knowledge Analyse data, interpret and bring new insights Initiate or participate in inter-disciplinary collaborations as agreed with supervisor Provide guidance, where necessary, to other staff and students including possible supervision of undergraduate project students as agreed with supervisor Regular liaison with the Principal Investigator to organise workload and research activities, using appropriate materials, facilities and equipment In conjunction with the Principal Investigator ensure availability and maintenance of equipment and material requirements for the research, including placing orders and maintaining records of stock levels Write up research findings for publication and dissemination The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

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