Post-Doctoral Research Associate (65530)

    Post-Doctoral Research Associate

    Website Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

    Job Profile: Post-Doctoral Research Associate

    Reference: JUL20221899
    Expiry date: 04:29, Thu, 11th Aug 2022
    Location: Liverpool
    Salary: £35,326.00 – £40,927.00 Per Annum
    Benefits: 
    Duration: for 3 years
    Attachments: JD-PDRA-65530.pdf

    Full-time, fixed term appointment for 3 years

    The Department of Vector Biology is seeking a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to work on genomic and transcriptomic evolution of mosquito insecticide resistance.

    The successful Post-Doctoral Research Associate candidate will work with and Professor Martin Donnelly and Dr David Weetman on genomic and transcriptomic variation underlying resistance to insecticides used for Anopheles malaria vector control in Africa, and to map the predictive value of diagnostic markers. The post holder will conduct fieldwork in Kenya under the supervision of Dr Eric Ochomo (Kenya Medical Research Institute and Honorary Fellow at LSTM) together with bioinformatic analysis of genomic and transcriptomic data sets.

    You will liaise with external partners, produce reports, prepare and present results at scientific meetings and consultations. You will be encouraged to help support project partners from disease endemic countries and supervise postgraduate students, collaborating on their project analyses. You will also be opportunities for involvement in projects on other disease vectors, and development of other research projects to support fellowship applications will be encouraged in this position.

    To be successful, you must hold a PhD in a relevant area such as genetics, ecology, evolutionary biology or biological computing. You must demonstrate experience in bioinformatics, molecular genetic laboratory work and field studies. Previous work on insecticide resistance will be advantageous. Your proven ability to communicate and collaborate with specialists from a variety of disciplines is as essential as your ability to work independently and within a team, with good organisational skills.

    (For a full list of essential and desirable criteria please refer to the job description and person specification)

    Please note the role while based in Liverpool you must be able and willing to travel and work overseas.

    Informal enquiries can be made to: martin.donnelly@lstmed.ac.uk

    Additional benefits of joining LSTM:
    • 30 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, plus Christmas closure days
    • Generous occupational pension schemes
    • Government backed “cycle to work” scheme
    • Affiliated, discounted staff membership to the University of Liverpool Sports Centre
    • Plus, a host of additional family friendly policies

    Closing Date: 10th August 2022

    Application Process: To apply for the position please follow the apply link and upload your CV and covering letter.

    Due to the volume of applications, we receive, we may close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role.

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    We seek to attract and recruit people who reflect the diversity across our communities, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, nationality, faith or belief, social background, age and disability. LSTM selects candidates based on skills, qualifications, and experience.

    We welcome conversations about flexible working; and applications from those returning to employment after a break from their careers.

    About LSTM

    Founded in 1898 and the oldest of its kind in the world, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for teaching and research in tropical diseases. Through the creation of effective links with governments, NGOs, private organisations and global institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, LSTM aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed/resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.

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