lunes, 25 de agosto de 2008

Research Associate – Ecology and Evolution

Imperial College London
Division of Biology
Faculty of Natural Sciences

Salary: £25,310 - £28,910 per annum

Imperial College London is ranked in the top five universities of the world, according to the 2007 Times Higher Education Supplement league tables.

We are seeking a highly analytical candidate to fill the post of Research Associate within the Department of Life Sciences at the Silwood Park Campus of Imperial College London. The successful candidate will work with Dr Tim Barraclough and his research group ( You will conduct scientific research on the ecological and evolutionary responses to changing environments in a laboratory assemblage of bacterial species. You will be required to apply a number of
techniques within the laboratory including isolation, culturing, cell density estimation and fitness assays of bacteria in monoculture and mixtures, plus some molecular techniques. You will perform independent and original research and prepare results for publication to refereed journals.

To be considered for this position, you will hold a PhD or equivalent level of professional qualification in evolutionary biology, ecology or microbiology; have experience in isolating and culturing bacteria or other microbes and a strong interest in evolutionary ecology. You will also have experience of experimental design and statistical analysis. Ideally you will have experience of laboratory evolution experiments.

The post is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) for a period of 3 years in collaboration with Dr Thomas Bell at the University of Oxford.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Tim Barraclough:

Further details and an application form can be obtained from the College employment website:

Completed application forms accompanied by a curriculum vitae and the name and contact details of two referees should be sent to: Dr Tim Barraclough, Imperial College, Silwood Park Campus, Buckhurst Road, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7PY or by email to:

Closing date: 28 August 2008

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