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 an enthusiastic Scientific Officer to help support and conduct research in Professor David Conway’s research group as part of an MRC-funded project. The role will mainly focus on the culture of clinical malaria parasites. The role holder will contribute to culture-based adaptation studies and phenotypic analyses of parasites.
The successful applicant will have a degree in a biological science or equivalent experience, demonstrable ability to make critical decisions and experience of working effectively with research staff, students and visitors from different backgrounds within a research team. Further particulars are included in the job description.
The post is funded by the Medical Research Council until 31 March 2023 and is available immediately. The post is full-time, 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE). Salary is on the Professional Services salary scale Grade 4 in the range £30,302 – £34,468 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 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 [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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