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Research Assistant or Research Fellow- University of Stirling

  • Full time
  • Fixed term for 14 to 16 months
  • Research Assistant – Grade 6 £27,116-£33,309 p.a.
  • Research Fellow – Grade 7 £34,304-£40,927 p.a.
  • The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 10 October 2021
  • Interviews are expected to take place on Thursday 21 October 2021 
  • Job number:  FAC01399

 

Research Assistant (Grade 6):
This role is not eligible for sponsorship. Applicants require to have existing right to work in the UK.

Research Fellow (Grade 7):
For the purposes of sponsorship, this is a postdoctoral role under SOC code 2119.

The Post

Research Assistant (Grade 6)
The researcher position being advertised is for a Full time 16 month Grade 6 Research Assistant post to join an exciting collaborative project between University of Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculture and industry partners, Mowi, Otter Ferry Seafish and Ridgeway, to improve and optimise vaccination strategies for the Scottish ballan wrasse cleaner fish industry.

The successful applicant will work with Dr Sean Monaghan (PI) and Dr Andrew Desbois (Co-I) on the Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) funded project, “Optimal Aeromonas salmonicida ballan wrasse vaccination through informed immunological assessment [WraAs OptiVacc] to evaluate immune responsiveness of hatchery reared wrasse to current and improved vaccination regimes. The successful candidate will establish improved vaccine formulations to protect fish against atypical Aeromonas salmonicida, currently the most problematic pathogen constraining the sustainability of cultured ballan wrasse – a species that are applied as a non-medicinal de-lousing strategy for Atlantic salmon aquaculture. This project will explore fundamental aspects of ballan wrasse immunity and advance understanding of Aeromonas salmonicida antigenic diversity, whilst applying commercial field data in order to improve vaccination practices for the cleaner fish industry.

Research Fellow (Grade 7)
The researcher position being advertised is for a 14 month Full time Grade 7 Research Fellow post to join an exciting collaborative project between University of Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculture and industry partners, Mowi, Otter Ferry Seafish and Ridgeway, to improve and optimise vaccination strategies for the Scottish ballan wrasse cleaner fish industry. The successful applicant will work with Dr Sean Monaghan (PI) and Dr Andrew Desbois (Co-I) on the Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) funded project, “Optimal Aeromonas salmonicida ballan wrasse vaccination through informed immunological assessment [WraAs OptiVacc] to evaluate immune responsiveness of hatchery reared wrasse to current and improved vaccination regimes. The successful candidate will establish improved vaccine formulations to protect fish against atypical Aeromonas salmonicida, currently the most problematic pathogen constraining the sustainability of cultured ballan wrasse – a species that are applied as a non-medicinal de-lousing strategy for Atlantic salmon aquaculture. This project will explore fundamental aspects of ballan wrasse immunity and advance understanding of Aeromonas salmonicida antigenic diversity, whilst applying commercial field data in order to improve vaccination practices for the cleaner fish industry.

For further information and how to apply, please go here.

Closing date: 10/10/2021
Location: Stirling Campus
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