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CLOSED: Post Doctoral Research Assistant Ref 346

October 31, 2013 - 21:36 -- MalariaWorld Jobs
Department of Biological Sciences   
Salary: £31,331 - £36,298
Full time, Fixed-Term appointment for up to 36 months subject to meeting project milestones
Closing Date:   Tuesday 26th November 2013 (12 noon UK time)

LSTM is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research in tropical diseases.   The creation of effective links with governments, organisations and institutions and responding to the health needs of communities allows LSTM  to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed / resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.

We are seeking to appoint a Post Doctoral Research Assistant to work as part of an LSTM based multidisciplinary team of scientists involved on an NIAID-funded project on the evolutionary genetics of insecticide resistance in the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae.  The project focuses on the use of genomic and transcriptomic approaches to identify and validate genes associated with insecticide resistance.  

Working within an active molecular biology group, you will undertake research work on insecticide resistance associated mutations as well as working collaboratively with project partners at International Centre of Excellence in Malaria Research (ICEMR) and with the Malaria Programme of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.  The post will therefore require you to have strong molecular biology and genetic analytical skills along with experience in the design and execution of genomic and transcriptomic studies. 

With a PhD in Biology or a related field, you will have a range of skills including field ecology, genetic laboratory techniques and analysis of genotypic and next generation sequence data.

We are looking for an individual with excellent communication skills (both written and verbal), well developed research and analytical skills, plus the ability to work collaboratively with a variety of disciplines.  You must possess excellent time management and organisational skills with the ability to achieve research objectives independent of day to day supervision.

The position will require bi-annual travel to Uganda for field collections and to provide support to other researchers working in the field. Previous experience working with insect vectors and/or in malaria endemic countries is not essential.  
Further details of the post can be found by visiting our website at
If you are interested in applying, please return your completed Application Form, Personal Details Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form together with a copy of your CV, stating vacancy reference number 346 via email to or by post to HR, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool L3 5QA.
Informal enquiries relating to the post can be made to Prof Martin Donnelly at or 0151 705 3296.
Closing Date:   Tuesday 26th November 2013 (12 noon UK time)
LSTM actively promotes an Equal Opportunities Policy
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