Research Fellow (ITD-PMBD-08A)

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Category: Academic | Department: Faculty of Infectious & Tropical Diseases | Closing Date: 03 Mar 2017 | We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to characterise the genomic variation associated with infectious disease such as meningococcal disease, Kawasaki disease, TB, Dengue and others. They will collate and analyse genomic and epidemiological data, identify the polymorphisms associated with disease, undertake RNAseq analysis to identify differentially expressed genes and perform quantitative trait analysis. The post is based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in London.  The successful applicant will hold a MSc with substantial work experience in bioinformatics, computational biology, genetic epidemiology, mathematical, population or statistical genetics, or a closely related field, advanced programming skills in java, C++, perl, R or another computing language and evidence of an interest in infectious diseases. This post is full-time and fixed term until 31 December 2018. The post is funded by the EU and is available immediately. The salary will be on the Academic Pathways Grade 6 scale in the range £37,889 to £43,028 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-PMBD-08a. 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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