Senior Postdoctoral Research Assistant

The University of Edinburgh - Centre for Inflammation Research

The MRC Centre for Inflammation Research and the Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated senior level post-doctoral researcher who will focus on leading the omic’s programme of the Pathogen Biology Research group led by Dr Dean Everett in MLW.

The successful candidate will be based full time at MLW (campus based in Blantyre, Malawi, Southern Africa) and will link closely with MRC-CIR and the Roslin Institute to expand the omic’s based research of the group and to further their own research agenda and academic career. MLW is one of 5 Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programmes with over 500 staff on campus and this is a unique opportunity for an excellent, highly driven and ambitious candidate that would relish the experience of leading a group of bioinformaticians whilst working full time in one of Africa’s poorest countries on a broad programme of genetics research including both host and multiple pathogens. The successful candidate will drive the omics’ research programme for the group, support the Group Head in day to day management and represent the group at strategic meetings as required.

The ideal candidate will have a very strong biological and computational background with experience in genomic data analysis and bringing biological interpretation to genomics data, and who is keen to develop their skills and knowledge in one of Africa’s centres of excellence. She/he will possess excellent communication skills and a genuine enthusiasm for working on pathogens and host data from Africa as part of a large team.

This post is available on a fixed term basis for a period of 3 years initially. We fully expect the successful candidate to be successful in securing funding to extend the post beyond that period as they begin to move up the Edinburgh academic pathway.

Informal enquiries to: Dean Everett (Dean.Everett@ed.ac.uk). Start Date negotiable.

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