Scientific Officer

University of London

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Department of Infection Biology

£37,531 to £42,875
per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Tuesday 13 June 2023
Reference:  ITD-DIB-2023-06

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 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 seeking to appoint a Scientific Officer to contribute to the research output of the laboratory of Professor Serge Mostowy and to coordinate and deliver high quality training in research methods and administrative procedures. This responsibility covers work in the Mostowy lab and zebrafish (BSF) laboratories.

The post-holder will develop and carry out (in consultation with the PI) specified research projects, within which existing or new technical skills can be refined or applied. They will also contribute to laboratory research output by the generation of original data, and to receive appropriate recognition for such (including authorship as appropriate), plus help with organisation of Mostowy laboratory space, microscopy suite and zebrafish facility as appropriate and actively manage the training of research students and laboratory staff in advanced techniques in microbiology, cell biology, microscopy and zebrafish infection.

The successful applicant will have a BSc degree, experience of working in an academic environment and working closely with academic staff, a collaborative and flexible approach, able to work well, effectively and professionally at all time with all colleagues and students, committing to LSHTM’s policy of equal opportunities. Further particulars are included in the job description.      

The post is full-time and is related to a new Wellcome Trust Discovery Award funded for two years from the appointed start date with a possibility of extension. Salary is on the Professional Services Grade 5 scale in the range £37,531 – £42,875 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 Keppel Street, London. 

LSHTM has a Hybrid Working Framework, which alongside agreed service requirements, enables teams to work more flexibly (if the role allows), promoting a greater wellbeing and work/life balance.

Applications should be made online via our website at . 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 [email protected] .  

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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