Research Fellow in Molecular Parasitology

Research Fellow in Molecular Parasitology

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

London, United Kingdom

Research Fellow in Molecular Parasitology

Department of Pathogen Molecular Biology

Salary: £39,304 to £44,634 per annum, inclusive.

Closing Date: Thursday 28 February 2019

Reference: ITD-PMBD-2019-03

We are seeking to appoint aResearch Fellow who will work on a project awarded by the Medical Research Council (MRC). The post-holder will work on the project ‘Adaptive variation in sexual and asexual reproduction of endemic malaria parasites’ directed by Professor David Conway in collaboration with Professor David Baker. The successful applicant will undertake a quantitative analysis of sexual and asexual reproduction in malaria parasites from endemic populations, and test a hypothesis of transcriptional control and selection, as well as to evaluate candidate cellular markers for reliably identifying and experimentally sorting the alternatively committed parasites in the generation cycle before morphological differentiation.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in the broad area of bioscience, excellent molecular and cell biology laboratory skills, research publications showing evidence of excellent previous work, successful experience in designing tests and experiments to address specific research objectives, ability to compile and analyse quantitative and qualitative laboratory data, and present accurate reports; effective presentation and communication of research results in scientific conferences. Further particulars are included in the job description.

This full-time post, based in London, is funded by the MRC for a period of three years. Salary is on the Academic Pathway Grade 6 scale in the range £39,304 – £44,634 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 The reference for this post is ITD-PMBD-2019-03. 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.

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