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£32,500 – £37,500 per annum depending on experience
Closing date: 
Monday 16 August 2021

Moredun Fellowship in Vector-Borne Disease

Full-time for 3 years

The role

The Moredun Group is seeking a suitably qualified post-doctoral scientist to join us as a Fellow within Moredun Research Institute.  You will be a highly motivated individual who is aiming to establish an independent research career. This is an exciting, 3 year funded, fellowship opportunity in infectious livestock disease research with emphasis on vector-borne viral pathogens of livestock. The Fellow will develop a research programme on new approaches to control vectors and vector-borne viruses of livestock in temperate regions. This work may include zoonotic pathogens, and/or research to better understand host:vector:pathogen interactions. You will work with a number of research and development teams during the three-year period, contributing to the Moredun Group’s Strategic Plan.

Experience required

You will be expected to have a first degree and a PhD in a relevant topic with relevant post-doctoral experience including writing grants and scientific publications.  You should also have experience in vector-borne diseases and be a Home Office personal or project licence holder (or willing to hold one of the above).  Ideally you should be experienced in working with Hazard Group 3/SAPO 3 pathogens.

For any informal enquiries about the post please contact [email protected].

How to apply 

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 access to:

  • Competitive pension scheme – a minimum contribution of 5% and Moredun contributing a maximum of 15%.
  • Group Life Assurance Scheme and an Income Protection Scheme
  • 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


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 work 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.