Post-Doctoral Research in Medecine Associate

The Department of Vector Biology is seeking a Post-Doctoral Research in Medecine Associate to work on genomic and transcriptomic analysis of mosquito insecticide resistance.

Full Time, Fixed Term for 2 years

Based in Liverpool with overseas travel 

 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 Department of Vector Biology seeks to appoint a Post-Doctoral Research in Medecine Associate to work with Dr David Weetman and Professor Martin Donnelly on genetic and transcriptomic variation underlying resistance to insecticides used for Anopheles malaria vector control in Africa, and to map the predictive value of diagnostic markers. The Post-Doctoral Research in Medecine Associate will provide bioinformatics support for analysis of genomic and transcriptomic data from insect disease vectors, including whole genome sequencing results from the WellcomeTrust Sanger Institute Anopheles gambiae 1000 genome project, with whom the work will be interlinked. You will liaise with external partners, produce reports, prepare and present results at scientific meetings and consultations. You will deliver training to project partners from disease endemic countries as well as supervise postgraduate students and collaborate on their project analyses in addition to assisting in the development of training packages. You will also be involved in projects which will involve work on other disease vectors and will include analyses of reduced representation genomic data and SNP diagnostic panels. Development of other research projects to support fellowship applications will be encouraged in this position.

 To be successful, you must hold a PhD in a relevant area like genetics, biology or biological computing. You must demonstrate experience in programming with strong bioinformatic skills, and experience of using PYTHON or R will be advantageous to your application. Your proven ability to communicate and collaborate with specialists from a variety of disciplines is as essential as your ability to work independently and within a team, with good organisational skills. Although based in Liverpool, you will be required to travel to African Partner institutes and there may be additional opportunities for fieldwork.

 Closing Date: 23rd November 2017

 This job is unlikely to attract a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a work permit).  Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK may not be considered if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates.  To apply for a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship, employers need to demonstrate that they are unable to recruit a resident worker before recruiting an individual overseas.

 We believe that this post will not be suitable for individuals on Tier 5 visas as these posts are not considered to be supernumerary to the organisation. For further details, please visit the UKVI website: 


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