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Category: Professional Support | Department: Faculty of Infectious & Tropical Diseases | Closing Date: 01 Dec 2014 | We are seeking to appoint a Scientific Officer to be part of leading research groups working on two neglected tropical diseases: trachoma, the most common infectious cause of blindness, and leprosy. We have research projects in The Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Tanzania, India and Nepal, and collaborate with colleagues at the World Health Organisation, Johns Hopkins University and the University of California at San Francisco, among others. The successful candidate will have a HNC or degree in a relevant area of biological sciences. They will also have experience of managing and monitoring an archive of biological samples and in molecular biology techniques.
The appointment will be part time, 3 days per week (21 hours), permanent and available from 1st January 2015. Salary is on the Professional Support Pathway scale (PSP4) from £27,685 to £31,493 per annum pro rata (inclusive of London Weighting). Appointment of salary will normally be at the minimum of the grade.
Applications should be made online via our website at jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. The closing date is 01 December 2014 and the reference for this post is DMSO14. 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.