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Category: Academic | Department: Faculty of Infectious & Tropical Diseases | Closing Date: 20 Nov 2015 | We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to work in the laboratory of Professor Martin Hibberd. The post is based in London at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the successful applicant will take part in a novel research project that will use cutting-edge sequencing technologies to investigate the transmission patterns of Dengue virus, the causative agent of dengue fever.
Thepost holder will generate full-genomes sequences from primary isolates sampled during dengue outbreaks and conduct phylodynamics analyses to help in the understanding of dengue virus transmission. The post holder will also provide support to the group, including the ordering and maintaining of laboratory supplies, keeping meticulous records of experimental results, and collating and analysing research data to prepare it for presentation and publication.
The successful applicant will have a BSc or an MSc degree in a relevant area of biological science with proven experience of laboratory work in molecular biology and high-throughput sequencing. They must also be able to demonstrate expertise in post-genomic analyses and phylogenetics.
The post is full time, funded by Janssen Sciences Ireland for a period of 3 years and is available from 4 January 2016 until 31 January 2019. Salary is on the Academic Pathway scale from £32,324 - £37,106 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting).
Applications should be made online via our website at jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. 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 #####@######.###
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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.