OMIG - Oral Microbiology and Immunology Group

Postdoc positions available at University College London (UCL)

Two 4-year postdoc positions are available in the field of host/pathogen interactions in chronic urinary tract infection. Both posts are now being advertised and the closing date is 2 July. Below please find more information – I’d be grateful if you could disseminate these through your networks. The first post is geared more toward novel therapies and translational research, while the second is a more basic science-oriented cell biology project (see the links for more information and how to apply). Any experience in host/pathogen interactions in another system would be a plus.
 
Research Associate in Novel Therapeutic Delivery Systems 1649602: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BBZ385/research-associate-in-novel-therapeutic-delivery-systems/
 
Research Associate in Host-Pathogen Interactions 1649603: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BBZ305/research-associate-in-host-pathogen-interactions/
 
The successful candidate would be joining a research team headed by Dr Jennifer Rohn, Principal Research Associate and head of the Chronic Urinary Tract Infection group within UCL’s Centre for Nephrology (j.rohn@ucl.ac.uk), conducting exciting projects on new treatments for chronic and recurrent UTI. The lab works at the multidisciplinary interface between basic cell biology, clinical research, biotechnology and engineering to develop better treatments and diagnostics for this serious global health problem, with a strong “bedside to bench and bench back to bedside” ethos. Current lab interests focus on bacterial invasion and reservoirs, biofilms, antibiotic resistance, human tissue organoid models, innate immunity, and novel nano- and micro-capsule-based local treatment strategies – one of which has attracted Series A industrial funding towards pre-clinical and clinical trials.

16 June 2017