Research Assistant

University of Glasgow - RI Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

Job Purpose

You will contribute to a project within our research programme on mechanisms of malaria transmission stage formation and tissue sequestration.

Postholder will be working in the Wellcome Trust Centre for Molecular Parasitology [WTCMP] within the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation under the supervision of Professor Matthias Marti (Principal Investigator).

Specifically, the job requires good knowledge molecular and cellular biology, genetics and immunology, and hands on experience in genetic manipulation technologies, bright field and fluorescence microscopy, biochemical assays, cell and tissue culture, histology, work with mouse models and omics analyses (genome, transcriptome, proteome).

The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

Standard Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 6, £27,629 - £31,076 per annum.

This position is full time and funded to 31 May 2021.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

Vacancy reference: 014688.

The University has recently been awarded the Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

The University is committed to equality of opportunity in employment.

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