Research Assistant - Faculty of Infectious & Tropical Diseases

London (GB)
£33,567 to £38,533 per annum
06 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
19 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Assistant

Faculty of Infectious & Tropical Diseases

Salary:   £33,567 to £38,533 per annum inclusive
Closing Date:   Monday 20 November 2017
Interview Date:   To be confirmed 
Reference:  ITD-PMBD-21

We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to work in the laboratory of Professor Brendan Wren at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine’s headquarters in London.

The post-holder will be involved in the following research: cloning and genetic engineering in bacteria, protein expression and purification, bacterial polysaccharide structures and mass spectrometry analysis. 
The successful applicant will have a BSc or MSc in Biological Sciences, experience in molecular biology and/or glycobiology, experience in microbiology and culturing of bacteria, ability to work as part of a research team. Experience in working with pathogens, particularly Streptococcal pathogens, experience in carbohydrate chemistry and experience in working on vaccine development are desirable for this role. Further particulars are included in the attached job description.
This full-time post is funded by the Wellcome Trust and Royal Veterinary College and is available from 1st December 2017 until 31st March 2019. Salary is on the Academic Pathway Grade 5 from £33,567 - £38,533 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 “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. 
Applications should be made online via our website at  The closing date is Sunday 19th November 2017 and the reference for this post is ITD-PMBD-21.  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
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.  

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.