Senior Staff Scientist - Malaria
Salary in the region of £43,722 - £52,903 (dependent on experience) plus excellent benefits
Fixed term for 2 years
The purpose of the role is to lead human malaria vector genomic projects with a particular focus on those from South East Asia carried out in Dominic Kwiatkowski’s team. The post is part of broader malaria vector research activities within the Kwiatkowski team and wider initiatives led by the Sanger (Pathogen and Vector) programme therefore a key part of the role is to contribute to shared knowledge and resources that can be leveraged across all related projects.
The primary objective is to develop and lead novel scientific projects that result in high impact publications, and form the basis of funding applications, both for the Sanger Institute core funding and for external collaborative grants.
- PhD in biological sciences
- Significant extensive experience working with field-collected mosquito samples and performing population genetic and/or genomic analyses of malaria vectors
- Specialization in Anopheles mosquitoes outside of traditionally studied African vector species preferred
- Strong publication record in Malariaresearch, including first author high-impact publications
- Experience in delivering Malariaresearch presentations to internal and external collaborators at scientific conferences
- Significant experience with experimental genetic approaches in Anopheles species
- Outstanding communication skills, to ensure good interactions across multiple research teams
- Excellent organisation and record keeping skills
- Independence and motivation, a self-starter and problem solver
- Focussed and inspirational approach to leadership, setting the standard for others to follow
- Experience in supervising others, including students
The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre and committed to training the next generation of genome scientists. Focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease and a world leader in the genomic revolution, our mission is to use genome sequences to advance understanding of human and pathogen biology in order to improve human health. We aim to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens. Our science is large-scale and organised into Programmes, led by our Faculty who conceive and deliver our science, and supported by our Scientific Operations teams responsible for all data production pipelines at the Institute.
Our Campus: Set over 125 acres, the stunning and dynamic Wellcome Genome Campus is the biggest aggregate concentration of people in the world working on the common theme of Genomes and BioData. It brings together a diverse and exceptional scientific community, committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale and imagination to pursue some of humanity’s greatest challenges.
Our Benefits: Our employees have access to a comprehensive range of benefits and facilities including:
- Group Defined Contribution Pension Scheme and Life Assurance
- Group Income Protection
- Private Health Insurance
- 25 days annual leave, increasing by one day a year to a maximum of 30
- Family friendly environment including options for flexible and part-time working, a childcare voucher scheme, Campus Nursery and Summer holiday club
- Two days paid Employee Volunteering Leave a year
- Employee Discount Scheme
- Campus Gym, tennis courts, cricket pitch and sports hall plus a range of dining facilities
- Active Campus Sports and Social Club
- Free Campus Bus Service
Genome Research Limited is an Equal Opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and promoting equality in careers in science, we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and have an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion programme of activity. We will consider all applicants without discrimination on grounds of disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. We are open to a range of UK-based flexible working options including part-time or full-time employment as well as flexible hours due to caring or other commitments.
Please include a covering letter and CV with your application. Closing date: 5th September 2018