The World Health Organisation has identified oral infectious diseases as one of the most common health problems facing the global population. The oral cavity presents a diverse microbial ecosystem containing complex surface biofilms and is colonised by ~1000 species of bacteria. Bacterial dysbiosis is subsequently reported to be a major driver of oral diseases, several of which have mechanistic links with inflammatory systemic diseases which result in significant morbidity and increased mortality e.g. atherogenic cardiovsacular diseases, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, aspirational pneumonia. Antibiotic resistance is therefore also a major concern in oral and dental healthcare. We are seeking to recruit a dedicated Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in microbiology to support research in this area and who could aid the development of novel high quality translational research programmes in microbiology and who could support undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and learning programmes.
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For further information please contact:
Professor Paul Cooper
Tel: +44 (0)121 466 5526
Closing date for receipt of applications is 10th April 2016.