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Research Assistant in Parasite Molecular and Cell Biology (ERC-DC5)

  • Location: England
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  • Contract hours: FullTime

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Category: Academic | Department: Faculty of Infectious & Tropical Diseases | Closing Date: 27 Nov 2015 |
We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant in Parasite Molecular and Cell Biology.

The successful applicant will conduct research on variable gene expression in the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum, culturing and cloning selected parasite lines. This is a strategic part of a research programme supported by an ERC Advanced Award to Professor David Conway. The post is based in London at LSHTM, and involves collaboration with research groups in West Africa, and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in the UK. Responsibilities include parasite culture adaptation studies, and cloning experiments with a focus on growth phenotypes and expression profiles. The ideal applicant will be experienced in malaria parasite cell culture, gene transcript analysis by quantitative RT-PCR and/or bioinformatics applied to RNAseq data.

The post is full time, funded by the European Research Council (ERC) for a period of 18 months and is available from 4 January 2016 until 30 June 2017. Salary is on the Academic Pathway from £32,324 to £37,106 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting).

Applications should be made online via our website at jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. The reference for this post is ERC-DC5, applicants should also include a CV. 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.

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