Research Fellow in Equine Microbiota, University of Surrey, UK

Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship in University of Edinburgh, UK

Research Fellow in Equine Microbiota: The University of Surrey is seeking a Research Fellow to join an interdisciplinary research team focused on equine microbiota. This exciting opportunity, funded by the Horserace Betting Levy Board, involves leading research on identifying candidate probiotic bacteria to enhance the health of racing horses. The successful candidate will contribute to a dynamic research environment and collaborate across departments to advance our understanding of equine gut microbiome.

Designation: Research Fellow

Research Area: Equine Microbiota

Location: University of Surrey, Guildford


  • Strong interest and relevant experience in animal gut microbiome research
  • Experience with metagenomic data analysis (desirable)
  • Knowledge of bacterial culture, metabolomics, and sequence-based genotyping
  • Ability to collaborate with industry partners for commercialization

Job Description: As a Research Fellow in Equine Microbiota, you will:

  • Lead the analysis of metagenomic sequence data to identify candidate probiotic bacteria
  • Perform selective culture from equine faecal samples
  • Conduct phenotypic and genotypic characterization of candidate bacteria
  • Contribute to research enhancing the health of racehorses through microbiota manipulation
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams and industry partners for project success
  • Participate in discussions, meetings, and knowledge-sharing activities

How to Apply: To apply for this position, please submit the following documents:

  1. CV (Curriculum Vitae)
  2. Cover letter highlighting your research experience and qualifications

Last Date for Apply: 23.59 hours BST on Tuesday, August 15th, 2023

Table: Job Details

Job TitleResearch Fellow in Equine Microbiota
Research AreaEquine Microbiota
LocationUniversity of Surrey, Guildford
Eligibility/QualificationStrong interest in animal gut microbiome, metagenomic data analysis (desirable), bacterial culture, metabolomics, genotyping
ResponsibilitiesMetagenomic data analysis, bacterial culture, phenotypic/genotypic characterization, collaboration with industry partners
BenefitsCompetitive salary, generous annual leave, relocation assistance, research facilities, staff development opportunities
Contact for InfoProfessor Chris Proudman ( or Professor Roberto La Ragione (
How to ApplySubmit CV and cover letter
Last Date to Apply23.59 hours BST on Tuesday, August 15th, 2023

Join our collaborative and inclusive research community at the University of Surrey. Make a significant impact on equine health through innovative microbiota research. We value diversity and encourage applications from underrepresented groups. Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research in the field of equine microbiota.



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