Marie Curie Experienced Researcher (4-10 years' experience) - NanoBacterphageSERS

School of Environment and Technology

Location:  Brighton - Moulsecoomb
Closing Date:  Thursday 16 October 2014
Reference:  SV4088

The position offers EC Marie Curie salary and allowances which will be in line with the EC rules for Marie Curie grant holders (Experienced Researchers, FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IAPP) http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/index.htm

As an experienced researcher with 4-10 years' research experience, you will have the opportunity to work within a collaborative and interdisciplinary network of leading European, Turkish and Georgian researchers, in a project which aims to develop portable, nanotechnology-based biosensors for the rapid detection of pathogenic bacteria in environmental waters. The final product will be based on suspension arrays together with a portable custom-designed detection system.

The work will be carried out as part of the NanoBacterphageSERS project which is funded by the EU FP7 People Programme within the Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) programme. It includes the participation of seven European partners, comprising four universities and three companies. You will assist in the selection, production and characterisation of target bacteria and bacteriophages to be used in sensors, and the validation of the devices and systems developed by the consortium partners as well as engaging in knowledge exchange and dissemination activities related to the project.

To succeed, you will hold a relevant doctoral degree (Mphil/PhD) or good masters level qualification and appropriate experience, be fluent in spoken and written English (IELTS certificate, 6.5; with a score in writing of 6.0 and nothing lower than 5.5) and have experience in techniques relevant to water microbiology and/or experience in veterinary or food microbiology.

This post is fixed term for 12 months as funding is limited and is due to start as soon as possible.

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