Research in Medecine Assistant

The department of Parasitology is looking to appoint a Research in Medecine Assistant on a fixed-term basis to work on a pathology-related 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 snake venom toxins cause harm, so that we can direct new interventions towards specific pathogenic toxins. Thus, we now have an exciting opportunity to recruit a Research in Medecine Assistant to work with experts on a pathology related project to determine the effect that snake venom proteins/peptides have on mammalian physiology and whether snakebite therapies (e.g. antibodies) prevent such disturbances.

We are looking for a Research in Medecine Assistant with relevant lab experience and with the scientific aptitude appropriate to this project.  Working as part of a substantial, dynamic and multi-disciplinary research team, you will be tasked with assisting in the analysis of envenomed blood, serum and plasma samples to characterise the resulting cell morphology, inflammatory responses and markers of tissue injury. 

The postholder will also assist with preparing the results for future PhD studentship/grant applications and science publications.  You will support collaborative working to advance research and funding opportunities, participate in networks for the exchange of information and form meaningful, professional relationships.

To be successful, you must hold an A level qualification or equivalent 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 along with demonstrable attention to detail and accuracy, leading to high quality control of research data and results.  

Computer Literacy and competent use of MS Office software is vital to the post.

Closing Date: Tuesday 6th November 2018

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