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Research Fellow in Medical Mycology, Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition (IMS268R)

We seek a research fellow to work on a BBSRC-funded project within the Aberdeen Fungal Group under the supervision of Dr Donna MacCallum and Professor Carol Munro, in collaboration with Dr Rebecca Hall at the University of Kent. This post if funded for 15 months and you will join a dynamic group studying fungal pathogens at the Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Aberdeen.

School/Section: Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition
Division: Institute of Medical Sciences
Staff Category: Research
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Grade 6
Salary: £36,333
Ref No: IMS268R
Closing Date: 08-JUN-2023


Job Description

This project will study Candida albicans, a commensal yeast of the oral, genital and gastrointestinal tracts of humans that causes life-threatening systemic infections in immunocompromised individuals. The severity of the disease is dependent on the host’s immune status and one of the most common infections is vulvovaginitis that can affect around 75% of female population.

The Aberdeen Fungal Group uses genetics, molecular biology, microscopy and infection model approaches to study fungal pathogenesis. We also have expertise in analysing the fungal cell wall using proteomics, biochemistry, flow cytometry, fluorescence and electron microscopy. You will be part of the wider Microbiology and Immunity Research Theme and in a vibrant and supportive research community, offering an outstanding training opportunity for researcher career development.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 6,  £36,333 per annum.

Candidates nearing the completion of their PhD will be appointed at the top of Grade 5 (£34,314 per annum) as a Research Assistant and assimilated to Grade 6 upon successful completion of their PhD.

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Donna MacCallum ( and Prof Carol Munro (

Should you require a visa to undertake employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship under the requirements of the Skilled Worker visa.  At the time an offer of appointment is made, you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of qualification and competency in English. For research and academic posts, we will consider eligibility under the Global Talent visa. Please do not hesitate to contact Grant Rae, HR Adviser (e-mail: for further information.


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Job Reference Number:  IMS268R

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 8 June 2023.


The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition embraces a diverse working environment and recognises the many benefits this can bring.  Applications from individuals from across all of the equality protected characteristics are encouraged.

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