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Research Assistant

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

Location: London
Salary: £34,854 to £40,011 Per annum, inclusive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 3rd December 2019
Closes: 5th January 2020
Job Ref: ITD-DIB-2019-16

We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant who will work on a Wellcome Trust-funded research project, which aims to understand the virus- and human population-associated factors that underlie the evolution and transmission of norovirus strains, associated with pandemic emergence. The post-holder will primarily undertake bespoke immunological assays (ELISA) to determine the level of immunity in the UK population to norovirus, and how this population immunity changes over time, as well as supporting other aspects of the project. 

The successful applicant will have a MSc degree in a relevant field either awarded or imminent; demonstrated wet-laboratory experience in molecular biology; experience working with clinical specimens of human origin; demonstrated competency in information technology and computer literacy; willingness to work at and travel between collaborator institutes within London; evidence of good organisational skills, including effective time management. Further particulars are included in the job description.

This full-time post, based in London, is funded by Wellcome Trust until 31st January 2021. Salary is on the Professional Support Grade 5 scale in the range £34,854 - £40,011 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 online 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-DIB-2019-16

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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