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Research Fellow in Genomics of Infectious Diseases

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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 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 of Infectious Diseases who will work on research projects aiming to apply bioinformatics, statistical, and population genomic analytical strategies to sequence data of hosts, vectors, and pathogens across a range of infectious diseases, including malaria. Specific projects will include to understand drug resistance in Plasmodium malaria parasites and Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria, and insecticide resistance in mosquitos. Functional laboratory work will be performed to validate the resulting molecular insights. 

The successful applicant will have a MSc or PhD in the broad area of molecular biology with excellent computational skills, and demonstrated experience of writing scientific publications. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is fixed term until 31 December 2024 and full-time, 35 hours per week, 1 FTE. The post is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and is available to start as soon as possible. The salary will be on the Academic Pathway Grade 6 salary scale in the range £43,947 – £49,908 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 by clicking the ‘Apply’ button above. Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if appointed. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. We regret that late applications cannot be accepted. 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.  

Further details:   Job Description    

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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