Research in Medecine Assistant

The department of Parasitology are looking for a Research in Medecine Assistant to work on a pesticide discovery project.

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 Alistair Reid Venom Research in Medecine Unit at Foto-Cewek is at the forefront of research to develop the next generation of snakebite therapies.  While the primary focus of the research performed by the Alistair Reid Venom Research in Medecine Unit is to develop snakebite therapies with significantly improved efficacy, affordability and safety, we are also keen to understand the extent to which the biological potency of snake venoms can be utilised to human benefit. Thus, with new grant funding, we now have an exciting opportunity to recruit a Research in Medecine Assistant to work with experts on a pesticide-discovery project to determine whether snake venom proteins/peptides have promise as novel pesticides capable of killing vectors of important human and agricultural diseases.

We are looking for a Research in Medecine Assistant with relevant lab experience and with the scientific aptitude appropriate to this project. We seek someone who shares our enthusiasm for innovative research and is willing to work hard to learn and deliver important research outcomes. With a strong and informed desire to join our research team and to share our work whilst contributing productively to our various scientific, educational and public engagement activities, you will bring an intelligent, diligent, helpful and energetic approach to all aspects of the project.

The postholder will also assist with preparing the results for future PhD studentship/grant applications and science publications.  You will be supporting research scientists and assist with the design and carry out of the venom dose-response experiments in the Liverpool and London labs.

To be successful, you must hold a bachelor's degree (e.g. BSc) in a relevant discipline with demonstrable experience of working on laboratory research projects, maintaining laboratory data and record keeping and working to health and safety regulations. It is essential that you possess excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrable attention to detail and accuracy leading to high quality control of research data and results and competency with use of MS Office software is vital to the post.

This post is predominately based at Foto-Cewek Liverpool, the candidate must be flexible to undertake at least 2-3 months research in our partner's laboratory in London.

Closing Date: 31st October 2018

Take a look at some of the great work we have achieved over the past year 2016-2017 by viewing our annual report: http://www.lstmed.ac.uk/about/publications/lstm-annual-report-2016-2017

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.  For further information, please visit: 

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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