Research Assistant / Research Associate

University of Glasgow - RI Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

Job Purpose

Postholder will be in involved in a BBSRC funded project investigating new approaches to drug development against protozoan parasites of animals. There will be a specific lean towards understanding metabolic pathways in veterinary trypanosomes. So an understanding of biochemistry, in particular, will be useful with opportunities to branch into metabolomics analysis of the parasites and bioinformatics approaches to understand metabolism.

Postholder will be working under the supervision of Professor Michael Barrett (Principal Investigator) within the Parasitology research area of the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation and Dr Fiona Achcar an expert in computational modelling of metabolism.

Specifically, the position requires knowledge in the area of biochemistry, cell metabolism with some interest in computational biology.

Standard Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 6, £28,098- £31,604, level 7, £34,520 - £38,833 per annum, depending on experience.

The funding for this post is until 31 March 2019 in the first instance.

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.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

Vacancy ref: M00755, closing date: 11 October 2017.

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