We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow in severe malaria pathogenesis to work in the laboratory of Dr. Sam Wassmer at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine’s headquarters in London.
The post-holder will contribute to a research project funded by the Medical Research Council UK, entitled “Profiling of host and parasite factors associated with organ dysfunction in severe malaria”.
The successful applicant will have a postgraduate degree, ideally a doctoral degree, in a relevant field; proven laboratory experience in cellular and molecular biology (extraction of nucleic acids from human tissue samples, qPCR assay development and trouble-shooting), as well as in general laboratory techniques; previous experience in immunohistochemistry (IHC), from staining optimisation techniques to slide analyses; previous experience in ELISA, and ideally in developing multiplex molecular assays (Luminex/MagPix a plus). expertise in statistics and large dataset analyses. Further particulars are included in the job description.
This is a full-time post, based in London and is available from 1 June 2019, and is funded until 20 August 2022. The salary will be on the Academic Grade 6 scale in the range £39,304 to £44,634 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.
Applications should be made online via our website at . The reference for this post is ITD-DIB-2019-0. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm on the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to .
The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable.
Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.
- £ Salary Offer £30,000 ~ £50,000