Research Fellow or Assistant Professor in Molecular Microbiology and Genomics (The Gambia)

University of London

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Medical Research Council

£42,875 to £57,013
per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Wednesday 14 June 2023
Reference:  MRC-MRC-2023-06

The Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia is one of the largest scientific research centres in sub-Saharan Africa, with an international reputation for ground-breaking research into some of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the tropics. Our overall goal is to improve the health of people in developing countries by aiming for excellence in research, healthcare, and training. Our research program spans basic scientific research, clinical studies, epidemiological studies and intervention trials, and translational research. The field and laboratory-based work draws on excellent research and clinical facilities and attracts international funding. 

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow or Assistant Professor to join our Vaccines and Immunity Theme to help establish, validate, and oversee relevant molecular microbiological processes including molecular virological assays. The post holder will also support vaccine trials and other vaccine related studies. Wider opportunities for both pathogen and human genomics research are also available. 

The successful applicant will have a postgraduate degree and ideally a PhD in microbiology, molecular microbiology, or a related life sciences discipline. Further particulars are included in the attached job description.

The post is full time, 35 hours per week, 1.0 FTE and fixed term for 6 months from the start date. The post is funded by the Yellow Fever grant and is available immediately. 

The salary will be on the Academic Pathway salary scale, Grade 6 (Research Fellow) in the range £42,875 – £48,691 or Grade 7 (Assistant Professor) in the range £50,048 – £57,013 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.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at . 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 [email protected] . Please quote reference MRC-MRC-2023-06.

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.

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We believe that when people feel respected and included, they can be more creative, successful, and happier at work. While we have more work to do, we are committed to building an inclusive workplace, a community that everyone feels a part of, which is safe, respectful, supportive and enables all to reach their full potential.

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