Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ecoimmunology, Edinburgh, UK

Postdoctoral Position in UK United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ecoimmunology: Join our team at the University of Edinburgh’s Institute of Ecology and Evolution as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. We’re seeking a skilled individual to contribute to a BBSRC-funded project investigating “Disease susceptibility and gut health in the wild” through the lens of ecoimmunology. This role offers an exciting opportunity to delve into the intricate interactions between diet, gut microbiome, and immunity in wild mouse populations.

Designation: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research Area: Ecoimmunology

Location: Ashworth Laboratories, Edinburgh, EH9 3JT, United Kingdom


  • PhD (or to be completed within 3 months) in Microbiology, Immunology, Infectious Disease, Parasitology, or Ecology & Evolution
  • Experience in obtaining and analyzing gut microbiome samples and data
  • Animal handling experience
  • Willingness to perform 2x 6-week long remote fieldwork each year involving small rodent live trapping, animal handling, and terminal dissection
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of an active research team

Job Description: As a Postdoctoral Research Associate, you will be involved in conducting laboratory research within the field of ecoimmunology. Specifically, you will lead microbiome analysis, parasitological analysis, gut pathology analysis, and faecal biomarker analyses. Additionally, you’ll organize and conduct fieldwork as part of a multidisciplinary team, contributing to the understanding of diet-mediated impacts on helminth infection and host immunity. Collaboration, data analysis, and research dissemination, including conference talks and publications, are integral aspects of this role.

How to Apply: To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter addressing your suitability for the role to [email address]. For further details and to view the full job description, visit [link to job description].

Last Date for Apply: 22nd May 2024, 07:59 AM (GMT)



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