The Department of Parasitology has an exciting opportunity in the Research in Medecine Centre for Drugs and Diagnostics
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.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Post-Doctoral Research in Medecine Associate in the Research in Medecine Centre for Drugs and Diagnostics in diagnostics for the Visceral Leishmaniasis elimination campaign. We are currently enrolling patients for diagnostic evaluation studies in India and the PDRA will travel to India to conduct workshops for molecular and antigen tests. You will ensure that the technical staff can conduct testing independently through QA. The jobholder will also perform external quality assurance of samples in the UK and analyse data for diagnostic accuracy. Additionally, you will also be involved in writing reports and publications of results as well as apply for follow-up funding by writing grant applications.
To be successful, you must possess a PhD in the biological sciences or a relevant field with rich experience of working in a laboratory with qPCR and molecular diagnostics. You will have a publication record and possess knowledge of NTDs. Effective verbal and written communication skills with an ability to communicate with diverse colleagues across levels is essential to the role. You must also be able to work independently and be willing to develop further research protocols for funding. If you bring experience of handling VL samples from theIndian subcontinent, it will be advantageous to the application. Although based in Liverpool, you will be required to travel and work in India with other laboratory groups.
Closing Date: 10th January 2018
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