Research Fellow - Department of Pathogen Molecular Biology

London (GB)
11 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
10 May 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Fellow

Department of Pathogen Molecular Biology
Salary:     £38,533 to £43,759 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:     Thursday 10 May 2018
Reference:     ITD-PMBD-2018-05

We are seeking to appoint a post-doctoral Research Fellow to work with Dr Christiaan van Ooij to plan, direct and undertake research investigating the interaction of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum with the host erythrocyte. The research focuses on the formation of the parasitophorous vacuole that forms the parasite-host interface and its role in the parasite-host interaction. Several of the proteins to be investigated are likely to be essential and hence may provide an opportunity for future drug discovery efforts. The work will take place at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine’s headquarters in London.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in biological sciences with a strong background in genetic approaches, extensive experience in molecular biology and in molecular and cell biological techniques, a record of high quality publications in peer-reviewed journals commensurate with experience, excellent time management, organisation and communication skills, including written and spoken English, innovative and creative thinker with experience in development of novel assays and tools, demonstrable ability and prior experience of working with people from diverse backgrounds in a multicultural environment. Previous experience working with Plasmodium parasites is a plus, but not required. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is based in London and funded for 24 months, with the possibility of extension (funding permitting). The salary will be on the Academic grade 6 scale in the range £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 Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted.Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to Please quote reference REF ITD-PMBD-2018-05

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.

Further details:  Job Description

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