Postdoctoral Research Associate In Bioinformatics Grade 7

University of Liverpool - Institute Of Infection And Global Health - Department Of Infection Biology

Faculty Of Health And Life Sciences

£33,518 - £38,833 pa

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join a Parasite Genomics research group investigating antigenic variation in African trypanosomes. The laboratory is principally concerned with genome evolution of African trypanosomes and other Eukaryotic parasites, leading to a better understanding of disease mechanisms and improved possibilities for disease control. You will join a 4-year Wellcome Trust-funded collaborative project to examine antigenic variation in African trypanosomes, working with colleagues in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Lisbon and Heidelberg. You will provide sophisticated analysis of antigen gene expression and evolution from third-generation DNA sequence data arising from experimental trypanosome infections carried out by our colleagues. This new knowledge will be used to elucidate mechanisms of antigenic variation in different trypanosome species and to parameterize novel disease models. Your work will lead to a fully quantitative, molecular-resolution explanation of how African trypanosomes evade host immunity and stay alive in their vertebrate hosts. You should have a PhD in bioinformatics or genomics, be fully competent in using diverse bioinformatic tools and computer programming to analyse DNA/RNA sequence data, and have a representative publication record in genome analysis. Relevant experience of parasitology or infection biology is desirable. The post is available until 31 December 2021.

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