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The role
A vacancy exists for a post-doctoral research scientist to join an exciting, inter-disciplinary collaborative project involving Moredun, the Roslin Institute and Zoetis, on the cattle parasite, Ostertagia ostertagi. The project will develop and characterise bovine abomasal organoids in order to study interactions between the parasite, anthelmintic drugs and host epithelial cells. We are looking for a highly motivated individual with appropriate laboratory experience and excellent communication skills. This position offers excellent opportunities for career development and skills training in organoid culture, imaging, transcriptomics, pharmacology and parasitology, and experience of working with an industrial partner. Further details are provided in the Job Description.

The post is funded for 3 years and is an Easter Bush Research Consortium (EBRC) project funded by Zoetis. The provisional start date is 14th September 2020, but is flexible. Interviews are planned for the week commencing 10th August 2020.

How to apply
Please go to our website where you will find the application form. https://www.moredun.org.uk/careers

To apply, please complete the application form and email the completed form to [email protected]

Staff benefits
In addition to access to training and development opportunities, you will have access to:
• Competitive pension scheme – a minimum contribution of 5% and Moredun contributing a maximum of 15%.
• Flexi-time system
• 6 weeks’ annual leave plus 7 days’ public holidays and a privilege day
• Free access to an Employee Assistance Programme
• Benefits platform offering discounts at various retailers
• On site café.


The Moredun Group operates a number of policies including access to a family healthcare scheme and flexible working arrangements. We are also proud to have a Gold Award for the Healthy Working Lives and works hard to promote a healthy lifestyle.

We are committed to creating a positive and inclusive environment, respecting equality and diversity and encouraging good relations. We welcome applications from people irrespective of their age, sex, religion or belief, race, disability or sexual orientation.


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