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Research Fellow

Department of Infection Biology

Salary:  £43,947 to £49,908 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Sunday 21 July 2024
Reference:  ITD-DIB-2024-15

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is one of the world’s leading public health universities. Our mission 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 looking for a Research Fellow to join the busy and thriving laboratory of Professor Serge Mostowy within the Department of Infection Biology.

The post holder will carry out laboratory research on microbiology and cell biology and prepare manuscripts for submission to scientific journals. The work will involve biochemical, molecular, genetic and cell biological approaches and would suit an individual with a background in molecular cell biology.

Th successful applicant will have a postgraduate degree, ideally a doctoral degree, in a relevant topic, relevant experience in microscopy, practical experience in a broad range of techniques that apply to microscopy including image acquisition, image analysis, computer programming, ImageJ, deconvolution softwares, proven ability to apply creativity and originality in the workplace for problem-solving and overcoming obstacles. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is full time and fixed term until 31 March 2026 funded by the European Research Council and Wellcome Trust. The post is available from 15 October 2024. 

The salary will be on the Academic Pathway salary scale, Grade 6 in the range £43,947 - £49,908 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 “Wellbeing Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London at LSHTM.

Applications should be made on-line via our jobs website. 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 Please quote reference ITD-DIB-2024-15.

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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