Research Fellow vacancy at University of Warwick


To join the research group of Dr Antonia Sagona in School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick and to make a positive contribution on the research project “Development of a rapid cow-side bacteriophage-based diagnostic method for the detection of Staphylococcus aureus mastitis”.

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Help establish a sound research base within the department in order to assist the development of research objectives and proposals for own or joint research.
  • Conduct individual and collaborative research projects.
  • To publish research outcomes in appropriate journals of international standing and to publish and disseminate the result of research to other reputable outlets.
  • Translate knowledge of advances in the subject area into research activity.
  • May contribute to preparing proposals and applications to external bodies, e.g. for funding and contractual purposes, to support a developing research agenda.
  • May present information on research progress and outcomes to bodies supervising research, e.g. steering groups.
  • May contribute to the preparation of papers for steering groups and other bodies.
  • Communicate complex information (orally and in writing) and material of a specialist or highly technical nature.
  • Continually update own knowledge and understanding in field or specialism.


  • Could be expected to contribute to the teaching and learning programmes in the department.
  • Assist in the supervision of student projects and the development of student research skills.
  • May be involved in the assessment of student knowledge and supervision of projects.

Administration And Other Activities

  • May be required to attend departmental meetings and to participate (where necessary) in other committees and working groups within the department, the faculty and the University.
  • Ensure compliance with health and safety in all aspects of work.
  • Work within budget constraints.

The duties and responsibilities outlined are not intended to be an exhaustive list but provide guidance on the main aspects of the job. You will be required to be flexible in your duties.

Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.

Essential Criteria 1Good honours degree and possession of a PhD or equivalent in microbiology, molecular biology, phage biology or relevant. (a) (c)Essential Criteria 2Proven ability in research and evidence of quality research output in microbiology, molecular biology, phage biology or relevant. (a) (c)Essential Criteria 3A developing research profile with the ability to publish and/or produce high-quality research output. (a) (c) Essential Criteria 4Sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. (a) (c)Essential Criteria 5Good effective communication (oral and written) skills, presentation, and training skills. (a) (c) (d)Essential Criteria 6Ability to work independently and as part of a team on research programmes. (c)Desirable Criteria 1Ability or potential to contribute to the development of funding proposals in order to generate external funding to support research projects. (c)Desirable Criteria 2The ideal candidate has previous experience in working with CL2 pathogens in a CL2 lab. (a) (c) (d)Further Particulars

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