Research Fellow - Department of Immunology & Infection

London (GB)
£38,533 to £43,759 per annum
28 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Fellow
Department of Immunology & Infection
Salary:     £38,533 to £43,759 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:     Sunday 22 April 2018
Reference:     ITD-IID-2018-03

We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to work with Dr Vanessa Yardley at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine’s headquarters in London.

The successful applicant will carry out laboratory research to evaluate the activity of new molecules against cutaneous leishmaniasis in validated in vitro test systems and drug screening technologies as well as provide expertise for the evaluation of test compounds in animal models. The post-holder will be responsible for pharmacokinetic sample taking and the development of assays to quantify drugs in biological matrices, as well as supporting the other research aims of this project.

The post-holder will have a postgraduate qualification (PhD) in pharmaceutical science, significant research experience in skin drug delivery and skin care formulation, research experience in vitro ADME assays with regards to skin drug delivery, a record of high quality publications in peer-reviewed journals commensurate with experience, Evidence of a meticulous approach to conducting experiments in the laboratory and to recording of data, protocols and daily activities, excellent time management, organisation and communication skills, including written, spoken English and presentation skills. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is funded by DNDi from 1st May 2018 to 31st December 2018. Salary is on the Academic Pathway Grade 6 from £38,533 to £43,759 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 reference for this post is ITD-IID-2018-03.  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.