Filarial Diseases: Research Scientist
Applications are invited for the post of Research Scientist in the Tropical Parasitic Diseases Unit of Northwick Park Institute for Medical Research (NPIMR).
This post involves working on projects concerned with the discovery and development of new drugs for human filarial diseases, particularly onchocerciasis. The work will be based in the UK but will also involve overseas laboratory work in Gambia. The post has a varied role and includes aspects of project management, preparation of scientific reports and papers, and applied laboratory work involving drug efficacy trials in vitro.
This is an experienced postdoctoral level position. Previous relevant laboratory experience, publication record, possession of a full driving license, use of own car or hire car, and previous overseas experience, would be an advantage.
A flexible approach to team-working is essential, including some weekend work.
The post will be held on an initial six month contract which may be renewable with a salary scale of £35,000 to £40,000 pa inclusive of London Allowance.
Applicants should please forward a CV and covering letter to Dr Simon Townson by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . Closing date for applications is 22 June 2016.
Northwick Park Institute for Medical Research, Tropical Parasitic Diseases Unit (Y Block), Watford Road, Harrow, NW London HA1 3UJ, Tel: (020) 8869 3297. The NPIMR is a recognised Investor in People.
Grade 6 (£26,537 – £31,656), Full-time, Fixed Term 18 months, Start Date: 18 October 2016, End Date: 17 April 2018
Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS), Aberystwyth University
IBERS is seeking a highly motivated Research Technician to join an energetic and enthusiastic team of investigators working on a Wellcome Trust Pathfinder project entitled ‘Hit discovery for Schistosomiasis’. This is an 18-month collaborative project built upon the interdisciplinary expertise of Aberystwyth University, University of Dundee and Merck Serono, with compounds being supplied by project partners, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV).
A suitably-qualified Research Assistant is required to work alongside individuals engaged in early-stage drug discovery projects against parasitic worms. Specifically, the post-holder will be involved in the cultivation and propagation of mechanically-transformed schistosomula/juvenile/adult worms and maintaining the schistosome life-cycle, co-ordinating the receipt of compounds from collaborators based in Dundee and assisting with general drug screening activities using the newly-commissioned ‘Roboworm’ platform (a state-of-the-art automated high-throughput compound screening facility). The Research Assistant will also, where required, support in the Group’s wider research, including the maintenance of eukaryotic cell lines, production of data for publication and will assist in general day-to-day maintenance and operation of the laboratory and animal housing facilities. This research post is funded by the Wellcome Trust and will be undertaken within the well-equipped laboratories of the Institute of Biological, Rural and Environmental Sciences (IBERS, http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/ibers/), Aberystwyth University under the supervision of the Project’s Post-doctoral Research Associate (to be appointed) and Prof. Karl Hoffmann (http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/ibers/staff/staff_profiles/krh/)
Closing Date: Midnight 14 July 2016
Interview Date: 16 August 2016
The full job description and application forms are available via https://jobs.aber.ac.uk/en/vacancy/research-assistant-267822.html.
Completed Application Forms should be signed and returned to the Aberystwyth University Human Resources Recruitment Team by e-mail, or post. Email address: email@example.com / Tel: 01970 621927. NOTE: Please put the post reference on the front of your envelope and on your application form.
Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2017, University of Technology Sydney
Salary: Research project funding of up to A$50,000
See advertisement here.
The University of Technology Sydney runs a very competitive postdoctoral fellowship scheme. Parasitology was one of the first research strengths identified in this University that ultimately led to the establishment of the University’s Institute for Infection, Immunity and Innovation. Enquiries are welcome in any discipline area of veterinary and medical parasitology.
The competitive nature of these posts means that the ideal candidates have 1-3 years of postdoctoral experience already and a competitive track record for their stage of career (2-4 papers from a PhD and then 3+ papers per year of postdoctoral experience). Evidence of grant raising, service to professional societies, etc. also very welcome.
Contact John Ellis for more details John.Ellis@uts.edu.au
Closing date: 19 May 2016
Postdoc position at The University of Melbourne, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences
Salary: $64,863 - $88,016 p.a.plus 9.5% superannuation
See advertisement here.
The University of Melbourne has affirmed its position as the number one university in Australia, and remains among the fastest-rising research universities in the world's top 100, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). It is counted among the best universities in the world – 33 by the Times Higher Education (THE) and 32 by the US News and World Report Rankings. Please refer to Tradition of Excellence for further information.
The Research Fellow (Population Genetics) will join a research group with the research laboratory located in the Parkville Precinct a Biomedical Research Hub in Victoria, Australia - a vibrant research community consisting of numerous internationally prominent research institutes, hospitals and biomedical companies. With exceptional infrastructure, the University promotes world-class collaborative research in the life sciences and biomedicine. The research program utilises advanced genomic sequencing and bioinformatic technologies to explore the population biology of parasitic worms of major human health importance, including Schistosoma.
This project provides a unique avenue toward developing radically new approaches for the control of flatworms, built on a deep knowledge and understanding of flatworm molecular biology.
Closing date: 19 May 2016