Research Fellow in Parasitology
Application closing date: 29/07/2020
Salary: £33,797 per annum
Job category/type: Research
We are recruiting for a Research Fellow to join Dr Geoffrey Gobert’s Parasitology Research Group. The successful candidate will undertake project-specific research activities related to schistosomiasis and other helminth diseases. This will include the development of study protocols, performing recombinant protein expression development, routine sample preparation and liaison with UK and overseas research partners in China and Tanzania. The post is funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering.
The successful candidate must have:
- BSc in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Biology or relevant life sciences subject
- Have or about to obtain a PhD in a relevant area of parasitology, molecular biology/biochemistry or similar
- At least 3 years recent relevant research experience to include developing parasitology (helminth) methods and in conducting sample analysis.
- Practical experience in processing, recording and handling data, and performing statistical analysis.
This post is available from 1 October 2020 until 31 March 2023.
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