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Research Associate in Molecular Parasitology

Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
31,604 - 38,832 a year
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Role Description

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated Research Associate to conduct research on Leishmania genetics under the supervision of Professor Jeremy Mottram. You will be a core member of the Mottram laboratory team, carrying out investigations into the function of Leishmania protein kinases and carrying out phenotype analysis on mutant parasite differentiation and survival in vitro and in vivo.  You will be expected to integrate into a number of projects and to apply new approaches to investigate the biology of Leishmania.


  • To conduct research under the supervision of Jeremy Mottram and to contribute to the production of research
  • To assist in the identification and development of potential areas of research and the development of proposals for independent or collaborative research projects

Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • You will already possess a PhD in molecular genetics, molecular parasitology or related science.
  • Knowledge in molecular biology to engage in high quality research and an understanding of a range of research techniques and methodologies
  • Knowledge of genetic manipulation of Leishmania or other parasitic protozoa and human infective pathogens is desirable

The post is funded by the Wellcome Trust.

Closing date:  24 September 2018

Interviews will be held on a date to be confirmed.

The post is available immediately, but a start date is flexible.

For informal inquiries, please contact or alternatively contact:

Vacancy Reference: 6962

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