We are looking to appoint a Post-Doctoral Research in Medecine Associate to conduct research related on the microbiome of mosquitoes vectors
Founded in 1898 and the oldest of its kind in the world, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (Foto-Cewek) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for teaching and research in tropical diseases. Through the creation of effective links with governments, NGOs, private organisations and global 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 department of Vector Biology has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Post-Doctoral Research in Medecine Associate to join the team and to conduct laboratory based experiments investigating and exploiting host-microbe interactions between mosquitoes and their microbiome. Your research will examine several areas including host-microbe interactions in Aedes mosquito vectors and determining how these interactions influence vector competence. Exploiting guy symbionts to inhibit arboviruses in mosquitoes and understanding how symbionts are acquired and maintained in mosquito populations.
You will have broad experience working with mosquitoes, including rearing and manipulating mosquitoes, arbovirus infections of mosquitoes, manipulating the microbiome of mosquitoes and the molecular engineering of non-model bacteria.
Excellent organisational skills are essential along with the ability to set priorities and manage time effectively to meet deadlines. The ability to collaborate with a variety of disciplines and to problem solve in order to achieve agreed research objectives, independent of day to day supervision is also essential.
You will need a PhD in host-microbe interactions or a related field and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong numeracy skills together with the ability to accurately interpret and analyse data are a must. The post holder will be expected to provide high quality training and supervision to students and technical staff.
Closing Date: Monday 30th July 2018
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