Research Assistant - Centre For Host Microbiome Interactions
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply, please register with the King’s College London application portal and complete your application online.