Advanced Research Assistant- Malaria drug development

A short-term opportunity is available for a motivated and flexible Advanced Research Assistant to join the Lee team to support our work on developing and running assays to identify the mode-of-action of antimalarial compounds. The goal is to validate and optimise drug profiling assays using libraries of barcoded parasite lines, use these assays to profile antimalarial collections, as well as construct additional transgenic parasite lines using CRIPSR editing to expand the parasite screening library. You will have expertise in parasite or cell culture, genetic manipulation, as well as a strong molecular biology background, and excellent communication skills, and will enjoying working in a collaborative research environment.

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Salary per annum
Full Time, Part Time, Flexible Working
Full Time
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Contract Length
Fixed term until 28 April 2023
Closing Date
21 August 2022
Job Reference

Essential Skills

Technical Skills and Experience:

  • A degree in microbiology, parasitology, genetics, genomics, or an equivalent area 
  • Research experience in malaria biology or a related relevant area 
  • Experience and excellent practical skills in eukaryotic cell culture techniques 
  • Experience in molecular biology 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Experience in CRISPR/Cas9 methods 
  • Experience with project management and strong organisational skills 
  • Experience and understanding of biological safety regulations and procedures 

Behavioural Skills:

  • Motivation and ambition to make a personal contribution to GRL research
  • Excellent communication skills to allow efficient interactions with collaborators 
  • Team player with the ability to work with others in a collegiate and collaborative environment
  • Ability to effectively prioritise, multi-task and work independently 

Other information

Application Process:

Please apply with your CV and a cover letter outlining how you meet the criteria set out above and in the job description.

Internal Candidates:

We will consider this as a secondment opportunity, please seek your current line manager's approval before submitting an application.

Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis and the role will close when a successful appointment has been made.