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Research Fellow – Genomics

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The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to 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 Research Fellow in genomics to work on a research project investigating the human transcriptomic response to dengue virus, funded by Janssen Global Public Health. This project seeks to describe the host responses that occur during the early infection stages, which will allow the assessment of the impact of future intervention strategies. 

The post holder will work within a larger genomics team investigating the virus genomic changes during dengue infection. The post holder is expected to conduct research at the highest level in a team-oriented, result driven, international research environment that provides an excellent career opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated scientist. The role will also require working closely with other academic research groups and professional support staff, and will require excellent communication, organizational and team working skills.

The successful applicant will have a doctoral degree, either awarded or submitted, ideally in host response genomics, relevant experience in generating transcriptomic data and analyzing the results, ideally in infectious disease, contributions to written output, preferably peer-reviewed, as expected by the subject area/discipline in terms of types and volume of outputs, proven ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively as part of a research team, and proven ability to meet research deadlines, evidence of excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, evidence of good organizational skills, including effective time management. Further particulars are included in the job description. 

The post is full-time and is funded by the Janssen Global Public Health for 12 months until 31 August 2023. The salary will be on the Academic scale, Grade 6 scale in the range £40,611 – £46,119 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 “Wellbeing Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London.

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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