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Higher Scientific Officer (Malaria Transmission Facility)

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The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is renowned for its research, postgraduate studies and continuing education in public and global health.

Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.

We are seeking to appoint a Higher Scientific Officer.

The post holder will support the malaria transmission facility and associated researchers and is primarily responsible for carrying out day to day routine research activities supervised by the Malaria Transmission Facility Manager, and under the guidance of the Transmission Facility Scientific Steering Group. These would include experimentation, development and implementation of standard operation procedures, maintenance of samples and stocks and ensuring that shared equipment and shared facilities in the laboratories operate effectively. The role is a practical laboratory-based role, and the post holder will be expected to contribute to the technical excellence and successful performance of experiments. The role is also responsible for providing procurement, stock checking and ensuring health and safety compliance.

The successful applicant will have a degree in a biological science or equivalent experience, experience of malaria transmission, either parasitology and/or entomology, assay development, troubleshooting and practical problem-solving skills, strong ability in analysis of primary laboratory data and presentation of results, demonstrable experience in managing and organising resources in the context of a working laboratory or facility. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is funded by The Wellcome Trust until 30 November 2025 and is available from 1 September 2022. The post is full-time, 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE). The Salary is on the Professional Services salary scale Grade 5 in the range £35,377 – £40,611 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per annum inclusive.  In addition to this there are discretionary “Wellbeing Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Applications should be made online via our website at 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 [email protected].

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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The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We believe that when people feel respected and included, they can be more creative, successful, and happier at work. While we have more work to do, we are committed to building an inclusive workplace, a community that everyone feels a part of, which is safe, respectful, supportive and enables all to reach their full potential.

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