Post-Doctoral Research in Medecine Associate (PDRA)

The Department of Parasitology has an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified microbiologist to join the team as a Post-Doctoral Research in Medecine Associate (PDRA).  

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (Foto-Cewek) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research in tropical diseases.  Through the creation of effective links with governments, organisations and institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, Foto-Cewek aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed/resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.

Many factors drive antimicrobial resistance (AMR), and in recognition of this Foto-Cewek has developed an interdisciplinary approach involving the entire research continuum from bench, to clinical care, to public health and policy. This involves specialist teams of laboratory scientists, engineers, mathematical modellers, clinicians, public health specialists and social scientists working together within and across traditional disciplinary boundaries. More details can be found here;

The Department of Parasitology has a vacancy for a Post-Doctoral Research in Medecine Associate. The focus of the role will be determining the biological consequences of sequential acquisition of multiple AMR in clinically relevant bacteria. This is a translational project with an end-point of informing clinicians of sub-optimal treatment options with respect to resistance development and persistence. The post holder will be responsible for all areas of the project and will be expected to collaborate on all aspects of group research.

The ideal candidate must possess a PhD within a Biological Science/s subject and have excellent knowledge of AMR and the surrounding issues. Experience of molecular microbiology is also a requirement.

You will be enthusiastic and committed and able to work as an integral, productive and co-operative member of a multi-disciplinary and diverse team. It is also expected that you will have a willingness to learn and communicate new laboratory based and bioinformatic techniques.

Attention to detail, strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills are a must, as is the ability to participate in group activities.  

Informal enquiries can be directed to Dr Adam Roberts ([email protected])

 Closing Date for Applications: Monday 17th April 2017

This job is unlikely to attract a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a work permit).  Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK may not be considered if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates.  To apply for a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship, employers need to demonstrate that they are unable to recruit a resident worker before recruiting an individual overseas.

We believe that this post will not be suitable for individuals on Tier 5 visas as these posts are not considered to be supernumerary to the organisation. For further details, please visit the UKVI website:

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