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Research Assistant

Department of Disease Control

Salary:  £34,854 to £40,011 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Sunday 12 July 2020
Reference:  ITD-DCD-2020-11

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice. 

We are currently seeking to recruit an experienced Research Assistant, with interests in vector biology and control to join the work of the Logan Lab at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The Research Assistant will be responsible to the Principal Investigator, Professor James Logan, and will work across several projects such as the development of personal protection technologies against vectors of the Zika virus, and investigating into the mechanisms underlying differences in host attractiveness to malaria mosquitoes.

The post-holder will assist with the preparation, implementation and analysis of scientifically rigorous experiments. They will be expected to assist with mosquito rearing, repellent testing, analytical chemistry, recruitment of participants and will be required to assist in other research activities within the research group. The researcher will be required to liaise with collaborators and consultants in the UK and overseas. 

The successful applicant will have an MSc degree in Entomology or a relevant field either awarded or imminent, relevant experience in insect behaviour, evidence of good organisational skills, including effective time management, evidence of excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, knowledge of and experience in vector control. Further particulars are include in the attached job description. 

There will be excellent career development opportunities and the post-holder will be expected to be actively engaged in grant writing, preparation of publications and public engagement when needed.

This full-time post, based in London, is funded until 28 February 2021. The salary will be on the Academic Grade 5 scale in the range £34,854 - £40,011 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. The post is based in London at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Applications should be made on-line via our website at http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted.  Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to jobs@lshtm.ac.uk. Please quote reference ITD-DCD-2020-11

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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