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Research Fellow Molecular Biology

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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 to work in our Tuberculosis translational biology research team seeking to developing new antibiotics for treatment of Tuberculosis. The project is funded by the Johnson and Johnson and includes development of new molecular biology tools dissecting biology of pathogen as well as regular bacteriology techniques used in the laboratory. 

The post holder will study the implications of resistance mediated mechanism to key metabolic targets using various omics platforms. The impact of bacterial resistome of drug efficacy and mechanistic understanding drug effluxes both in vitro and in vivo will be evaluated. The post holder with develop new molecular microbiology & chemical genomics techniques to support drug efflux phenomenon. 

The role will involve working a cross functional teams including Industry partners and in an international research environment that provides an excellent academic as well as industry career opportunity for any enthusiastic and motivated scientist willing to learn the drug discovery process. 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 postgraduate degree, preferably a doctoral degree in Microbiology or Bacteriology or Tuberculosis molecular biology research, demonstrated experience in establishing ‘omic data analysis pipelines, demonstrate a strong awareness of the relevant scientific literature and contemporary ‘omic data analysis practices, a basic understanding of applied statistics and programming skills in relevant another computing language(s), proficient in MS Office and Graphpad Prism. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is funded by the Johnson and Johnson until 31 May 2024 Salary is on the Academic Pathway Grade 6 scale in the range £40,611 to £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.

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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