Research Associate

Keele University - School of Life Sciences

Faculty of Natural Sciences

Grade 7 Starting salary £32,548 - £39,992 per annum

Fixed term for 36 months

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience.  With a turnover in excess of £134 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research. Further information can be found at

This is an exciting opportunity for an applicant with experience in molecular ecology and entomology to join the Centre for Applied Entomology and Parasitology, at Keele University. The Open Philanthropy Project recently announced an award to the Target Malaria Consortium (led by Imperial College London) to assist it develop and prepare for the potential deployment of novel vector control approaches based on male mosquito releases to help eliminate malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa. Part of this award, led by Keele University in collaboration with the University of Ghana, focuses on developing mass-rearing and deployment practices that improve the male mosquito mating phenotype and mating competitiveness in the field. Potential applicants will have a strong interest in the development of novel vector control strategies for curbing malaria transmission, experience in field entomology and a PhD in molecular ecology, entomology or vector biology.

The post will include some travels to the African collaborating institution to implement novel techniques. In Keele, the applicant will provide training to visiting researchers, develop and improve molecular ecological tools for measuring and monitoring male mating competitiveness and contribute to the analyses of data from laboratory, semi-field and field entomological studies.

For informal enquiries please contact Prof. Frederic Tripet (

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