KINGS COLLEGE LONDON

Research Assistant - Centre For Host Microbiome Interactions

Location
London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
Grade 5, £31,883 – 36,422 per annum, inclusive of £3,223 per annum London Weigting Allowance
Posted
15 May 2019
End of advertisement period
04 Jun 2019
Ref
R5/1097/19-BB
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Human fungal pathogens cause severe morbidity and life-threatening infections in millions of individuals worldwide. Despite this, the fungal pathogenicity factors that promote infection are unclear. Our recent work with Candida albicans has revealed that cell damage and immune activation is driven by the production of a cytolytic peptide toxin, candidalysin. Bioinformatic analyses have now identified a multitude of potential novel peptide toxins in other fungal pathogens. A Research Assistant, funded by the BBSRC for one year, will employ molecular, cellular, immunological and microbiological technologies to investigate the interaction between these novel peptides and host cells. You will be based in the laboratories of Professor Julian Naglik at King’s College London, where you will produce independent, original research within the group.  

The selection process will include a panel interview.  

Closing date: Midnight on 4 June 2019.  

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Julian Naglik on julian.naglik@kcl.ac.uk  

To apply, please register with the King’s College London  application portal and complete your application online.