Moredun Fellowship in Vector-Borne Disease
Moredun Research Institute
|Location:||Edinburgh, Penicuik, Scotland, Midlothian|
|Salary:||£32,500 to £37,500|
|Placed On:||13th July 2021|
|Closes:||16th August 2021|
Full-time for 3 years
The Moredun Group is seeking a suitably qualified post-doctoral scientist to join us as a Fellow within Moredun Research Institute. You will be a highly motivated individual who is aiming to establish an independent research career. This is an exciting, 3 year funded, fellowship opportunity in infectious livestock disease research with emphasis on vector-borne viral pathogens of livestock. The Fellow will develop a research programme on new approaches to control vectors and vector-borne viruses of livestock in temperate regions. This work may include zoonotic pathogens, and/or research to better understand host:vector:pathogen interactions. You will work with a number of research and development teams during the three-year period, contributing to the Moredun Group’s Strategic Plan.
You will be expected to have a first degree and a PhD in a relevant topic with relevant post-doctoral experience including writing grants and scientific publications. You should also have experience in vector-borne diseases and be a Home Office personal or project licence holder (or willing to hold one of the above). Ideally you should be experienced in working with Hazard Group 3/SAPO 3 pathogens.
For any informal enquiries about the post please contact our HR Department.
In addition to access to training and development opportunities, you will access to:
- Competitive pension scheme – a minimum contribution of 5% and Moredun contributing a maximum of 15%.
- Group Life Assurance Scheme and an Income Protection Scheme
- Flexi-time system
- 6 weeks annual leave plus 7 days public holidays and a privilege day
- Free access to an Employee Assistance Programme
- Benefits platform offering discounts at various retailers
The Moredun Group operates a number of policies including access to a family healthcare scheme and flexible working arrangements. We are also proud to have a Gold Award for the Healthy Working Lives and work hard to promote a healthy lifestyle.
We are committed to creating a positive and inclusive environment, respecting equality and diversity and encouraging good relations. We welcome applications from people irrespective of their age, sex, religion or belief, race, disability or sexual orientation.