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Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Standing Committee

The Society is seeking to appoint a young scientist to join the BSAC Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Standing Committee for one year. The appointee will participate in all committee meetings for one year, contribute to the discussion and decisions of the group and expand their knowledge and skills for antimicrobial susceptibility testing.

Applicants must:

  • Be a member of the BSAC
  • Be aged ≤40yrs
  • Have previously completed either clinical or biomedical scientist training
  • Have an active interest in antimicrobials / antimicrobial susceptibility testing and implementation of antimicrobial susceptibility testing across the UK and Europe.

The committee exists to:

  • Develop methods of testing in response to changes in susceptibility, new antimicrobial agents and new resistance mechanisms.
  • Collaborate with others at an international level in harmonising European MIC breakpoints and approaches to antimicrobial susceptibility testing.
  • Provide information needed by EUCAST for the development of MIC breakpoints at epidemiological, pharmacodynamic and clinical levels.
  • Provide educational support through residential workshop and User Group events
  • Support microbiologists by providing email and telephone advice in response to questions about antimicrobial susceptibility testing.
  • Undertake research and development projects related to the development of antimicrobial susceptibility testing methods as appropriate.

The successful candidate will be elected by BSAC Council on the recommendation of the Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Standing Committee members.

Please submit your expression of interest and a short Curriculum Vitae to Dr Mandy Wootton:

Deadline for applications: Friday 1st November 2019