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Scientific Officer (Entomology)

Department of Disease Control

Salary:  £29,854 to £33,959 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Thursday 24 September 2020
Reference:  ITD-DCD-2020-18-R

We are seeking a driven Scientific Officer (Entomology) with interests in vector biology to join the Department of Disease Control at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The post-holder will be responsible to Dr Robert Jones and the Principal Investigator, Professor James Logan, and will be required to assist with the preparations, implement and analysis of scientifically rigorous experiments to investigate the mechanisms underlying susceptibility to malaria mosquitoes. They will also be expected to travel to The Gambia for certain elements of the project. The post-holder will also assist with mosquito rearing, 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 post requires an enthusiastic individual with a good experimental mind and excellent attention to detail. 

The successful candidate will have a Science degree in Entomology (or related discipline), experience of chemical ecology, experience of rearing insects, proven ability to meet deadlines and organise and prioritise own workload, proven ability to perform statistical analysis on biological data, excellent organisational skills. Further particulars are included in the Job Description.          

The post is available on a full-time basis commencing as soon as possible. It is funded until 28 February 2021 in the first instance with possibility to extend depending on funding. Salary is on the Professional Support Grade 4 scale in the range £29,854 - £33,959 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.

Applications should be made online via our website at The reference for this post is ITD-DCD-2020-18-R. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm on the closing date.  Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to

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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