Research Fellow

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine - Department of Immunology & Infection

We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to work with Dr Serge Mostowy and his group on the cell biology of bacterial infection at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine’s headquarters in London.

The successful applicant will carry out laboratory research on microbiology and cell biology, involving biochemical, molecular genetic and cell biological approaches and would suit an individual with a background in molecular cell biology and microbial pathogenesis, including experience with bacterial pathogens and high resolution microscopy. 

The post-holder will have a PhD or equivalent research in microbiology, cell biology, bacterial pathogenesis, host-pathogen interactions or a closely related discipline; practical experience in a broad range of techniques including plasmid and strain construction, mutagenesis strategies, DNA and RNA preparation and analysis, and protein expression and purification methods; practical experience within a research environment and publication track record in relevant and refereed journals; proven experience with different microscopy techniques, proven experience in working with cell biology tools, and molecular genetics; practical experience working with animal models of infection; willingness to travel to conduct research and attend conferences; ability to develop and apply new concepts; excellent laboratory skills. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post will be based in London and is funded until 15th April 2019 in the first instance. The salary will be on the Academic Grade 6 scale in the range £38,533 to £43,759 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. 

Applications should be made on-line via our website at Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted.  Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to Please quote reference ITD-IID-2018-02.

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as "Please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable. 

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.

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