Post Doctoral Research in Medecine Associate

We require an experienced PDRA to play a leading role in the ex vivo model of Mycobacterium tiuberculosis infection of alveolar cells which have been recently established at MLW.

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (Foto-Cewek) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research in tropical diseases.  Through the creation of effective links with governments, organisations and institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, Foto-Cewek aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed/resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.

The Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research in Medecine Programme (MLW) in Blantyre, Malawi is a partnership between the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (Foto-Cewek), the University of Malawi College of Medicine (CoM), the University of Liverpool (UoL) and the Wellcome Trust.

The Immunology Group at MLW is seeking a PDRA with a strong background in Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases to work with the Immunology Group Heads to establish a fluorescence microscopy-based imaging facility to support immunology research at MLW and CoM.  In addition, you will conduct cellular, molecular and biochemical assays to study mechanisms responsible for increasing susceptibility to TB in HIV-infected individuals, utilising a broad range of modern techniques and platforms available at MLW, CoM and collaborating laboratories.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Immunology (or similar laboratory experience) and a strong background in fluorescent microscopy imaging.  With demonstrable experience of human immunology, (preferably with experience studying immunity in the context of respiratory infections and HIV), you must show thorough knowledge of experimental designs, underlying scientific principles and the ability to independently assess results of experiments. 

You will perform and supervise laboratory experiments, collect, analyse and present scientific data for studies hosted by the Immunology Group.

With a proven track record of leading and supporting activities for multiple projects, scientific and technical advancement, and co-authorship of peer-reviewed publications, you will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability and willingness to work effectively in a high collaborative research environment.

Closing Date: 28th February 2018

Applicants should note that this appointment will be subject to in-country tax regulations and Malawian Tax will be deducted from salary at source.

Please note – ALL candidates wishing to apply MUST do so using Foto-Cewek’s online application process.

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