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Research Assistant

Department of Infection Biology

Salary:  £34,854 to £40,011 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Friday 28 February 2020
Reference:  ITD-DIB-2020-04

We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to contribute to a research programme funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, entitled “Freedom from Infection – Confirming the Interruption of Malaria Transmission (FREEDOM)”. The programme seeks to investigate whether tools developed for confirming the absence of infection in veterinary epidemiology can be applied to malaria, and will provide key evidence as to whether and how these tools can be best used to guide decision-making when driving towards and confirming malaria elimination. 

As part of the research team, the post-holder will be expected to extend the use of serological markers for application to the prediction of malaria transmission intensity, spatial mapping of risk and assessment of impact on transmission-reduction interventions

The successful applicant will have an MSc degree in a relevant field either awarded or imminent; a Bachelors degree (minimum 2:1, or equivalent) and/or MSc in Immunology, Molecular Biology, Epidemiology or a directly related discipline, demonstrable proficiency in conducting serological assays for malaria, and experience in the analysis of serological data. Prior experience conducting molecular assays and working with infectious diseases or in low malaria transmission or elimination settings would be a considerable advantage. Further particulars are included in the job description.

This full-time post, based in London, is funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation until 31 March 2021 and is available immediately. 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. 

Applications should be made online 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-DIB-2020-04

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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