Baillie lab, Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh

Opportunities to join us

If you like what we do, and you think you could contribute, please get in touch. Jobs and PhD studentships become available from time to time and we'll post them here, but if there are good candidates out there then it helps to know about them. We're always looking for talented people - we can help you write fellowship applications or try to find support from other sources.

Integrative cross-validation.

Funded PhD project opportunity

Informatics-driven solutions to antimicrobial resistance: evalutation of relevant information content (ERIC) to prioritise therapeutic targets

Supervisors: Dr JK Baillie, Dr M Gutman (School of Informatics), Prof R Fitzgerald (Microbiology)

The student appointed to this project will join our dynamic and driven team of data scientists, clinicians and microbiologists to tackle one of the primary scientific problems of our era: antimicrobial resistance. This project will combine computational methods to find targets for antimicrobial agents to prevent or mitigate the development of antimicrobial resistance, and to enhance bacterial killing by the host immune system. The student will work closely with three supervisors with distinct expertise in translational genomics (Baillie), informatics (Gutmann) and bacteriology (Fitzgerald).  By building on a recently-developed circular crossvalidation method to aggregate data from numerous different biological experiments, your work will prioritise relevant genes and proteins in both microbes and human immune cells. The genes you identify will be studied intensively by other members of our team to provide insights in to mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance, and to identify new approaches that may help to make antibiotics more effective in future.

Applications for this MRC-funded PhD project are open now here.

Applications close at 5pm on 31st January 2018

Senior Clinical Fellow posts in Critical Care Medicine

For the right applicant, these senior clinical fellow posts in our ICU in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh will be a great opportunity to do some research with us. There are opportunities to do clinical or bioinformatics research related to translational genomics, influenza/sepsis, and hypoxia/altitude medicine. We can be flexible about the duration and topic of the project - please get in touch if this is of interest.

*** Applications close on 17th February 2018 ***

PhD students from the People's Republic of China

We have several ongoing collaborations with clinicians and scientists in the People's Republic of China. Various scholarships are available to support visiting students to undertake PhDs in Edinburgh. One scheme is open now: the China Scholarships Council/University of Edinburgh Scholarships.

The deadline for applications is 1st February 2018.

Applicants should contact me directly. More information scheme itself can be found here.


We are very grateful to recieve funding from the following sources: Wellcome Trust, BBSRC, MRC, NIH.

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