In May 2016, Plymouth Marine Laboratory and the University of Exeter launched a £1M environmental Single Cell Genomics (SCG) Facility, dedicated to applying cutting edge molecular techniques to better understand microbial community diversity and function, and their role in shaping marine biogeochemistry. Funded by PML, University of Exeter, NERC and The Wolfson Foundation, this is the first facility of its kind in the UK and represents a strategic move by PML and the University of Exeter in this exciting research area.
Applications are sought from outstanding researchers seeking to establish an independent research group focused around single cell genomics, exploiting and building on the unique infrastructure already in place. As an independent and passionate scientist with a bold vision and ambition for applying SCG to the study of environmental microbial organisms, you will be responsible for developing the Centre and helping to establish it as a world leading research facility delivering both your own research and that of the environmental research community. Capable of interacting with a variety of stakeholders, you will work with internal members of PML Group and Exeter University, as well as external parties wishing to gain access to your SCG expertise. The position will be structured to allow the successful applicant to rapidly develop her/his own funded research program through support from dedicated research staff time s and research costs of up to £20,000. As the leader of the facility you will support, operate, evaluate, and modify a rapidly evolving technology platform engaged in single cell isolation and genomic/transcriptomic evaluation, translating this know-how into high impact publications and leveraging external financial support.