Research Assistant

University of Glasgow - RI Infection Immunity & Inflammation

Job Purpose
You will contribute to a project within our research programme on the dissection of the transcription regulation mechanisms in the malaria parasite.

The post holder will be working in the Wellcome Trust Centre for Molecular Parasitology [WTCMP] within the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation under the supervision of Dr Katarzyna Modrzynska (Principal Investigator).

The project will employ a variety of in vivo and in vitro approaches in order to identify and characterise the key transcription factors regulating the first stages of Plasmodium transmission. An ideal candidate for this position will have a good knowledge of molecular biology, parasitology and transcriptomics as well as hands on experience with rodent models, genetic modification technologies and next generation sequencing approaches.

The post holder 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.

This post has funding until 31 December 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.

The University has been awarded the Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award.
The University is committed to equality of opportunity in employment.
The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

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