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CLOSED: Job: Post Doctoral Research Assistant (Ref: 514) Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology Group

November 17, 2011 - 20:20 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

Closing date for completed applications:

Monday 5th December 2011, 9am

Interviews will take place

on Monday 19th December 2011
Salary:  £30,870 - £35,789 per annum

Full Time, Fixed term for 5 years


We have an exciting opportunity for a Post Doctoral Research Assistant to join the Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology Group at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine to work on a project in collaboration with the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation; part of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow.

The position is based predominantly at the Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme in Blantyre, Malawi, and will focus on studying the role of cytoadherence in Plasmodium falciparum malaria to cause cerebral malaria.


The Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome (MLW) Programme in Blantyre, Malawi, is an internationally recognised centre for research and research training. Working with the University of Malawi College of Medicine, MLW conducts research and trains in biomedical sciences relating to Tropical Health problems. The successful candidate will be working on the project which aims to understand how P. falciparum infected erythrocytes (IE) might be targeted to bind preferentially to microvessels in the brain and the impact of this on the host and clinical outcome.


The project is part of a programme of studies aimed at developing better tools for cytoadherence research and understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in this process.

Possessing a minimum of a PhD in cell biology, biochemistry or molecular parasitology, you will have previous experience of working in a post doctoral context, cell culture, and prior exposure to running cell-biology assays and general biochemical techniques.


Prior experience of experience working with endothelial cells and knowledge of Malarial Biology would be beneficial, but is not essential.


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate very strong analytical skills and the ability to identify problems and suggest viable solutions.


Further details of the post can be found by visiting our website at, a similar role under the same project can be viewed on the University of Glasgow website at


If you are interested in applying for this post, please send your completed application form, personal details form and equal opportunities form, quoting reference 514 to: or by post to HR, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool, L3 5QA


Closing date for completed applications: Monday 5th December 2011, 9am
Interviews will take place on Monday 19th December 2011.


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