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CLOSED: Job: Research Associate (PostDoc) on Plasmodium falciparum infected erythrocytes, University of Glasgow

November 24, 2011 - 20:49 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, Institute of Infection, Immunity & Inflammation
Ref : M00814
Salary: £31,798 - £35,788
Interviews: Monday 19 December 2011
Closing Date: 5 December 2011 
This postdoctoral position is available to join Professors Brewer and Garside's group at the Institute of Infection, Immunity & Inflammation, University of Glasgow to work on a project in conjunction with the Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology Group at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
This particular project, is to develop novel models to visualise and analyse 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.
Applicants must possess a PhD in Cell Biology, Parasitology or related discipline and should preferably have experience in endothelial cell biology and / or inflammation. Previous experience working with malaria parasites would be desirable but is not essential.  
This post is funded by the Wellcome Trust and funding is available for 3 years.
Informal enquiries may be made to Professor James Brewer by phone on + 44 (0)141 330 8417 or by email 
The interviews will take place on Monday 19 December 2011.
Apply online at, a similar role under the same project can be viewed on the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine website at
If you are unable to apply online please contact us on + 44 (0)141 330 3898 for an application pack.
Don't forget to mention MalariaWorld when applying for this position.