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Research Assistant

University of Glasgow - RI Infection Immunity & Inflammation

Location: Glasgow
Salary: £29,176 to £32,817 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 21st August 2019
Closes: 19th September 2019
Job Ref: 026935

Job Purpose
You will contribute to a project within our research programme on the mechanisms of iron uptake and metabolism in the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. Post holder will be working in the Wellcome Centre for Molecular Parasitology [WCMP] within the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation under the supervision of Dr Clare Harding (Principal Investigator).

Specifically, the job requires good knowledge of molecular and cellular biology, with hands on experience of genetic manipulation, cell culture and biochemical assays.

The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project, as opportunities allow.

Standard Terms & Conditions
Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 6, £29,176 - £32,817 per annum.

This post has funding for 12 months.

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 equality.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

   
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