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Research Fellow in Drug Discovery

Department
Biology
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Full-time
Contract status
Fixed term
Salary
32,236 - 39,609 Per year
Apply by
07/10/2018
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Role Description

We are looking to recruit 2 highly motivated postdoctoral Research Fellows to conduct independent research on early-phase drug discovery for leishmaniasis and/or Chagas disease as part of a GCRF network on neglected tropical diseases. You will develop a research programme on identification and validation of drug targets in consultation with a University of York sponsor.  You will be expected to form an integrated cohort with 3 research fellows at the University of Durham and to contribute to the aims of the network. You will apply new methods of genetic or chemical target validation for trypanosmatid disease. 

Role

  • To conduct independent research under the auspices of a named sponsor 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.
  • To contribute to the success of the Network on Neglected Tropical Diseases through interactions with UK and international partners.

 Skills, Experience and Qualifications 

  • You will already possess a PhD in molecular genetics, molecular parasitology or related science
  • Knowledge in biochemistry to engage in high quality research and an understanding of a range of research techniques and methodologies
  • Knowledge of early phase drug discovery
  • Knowledge of working with human or animal infective pathogens

 The post is funded by GCRF and is available for up to three years. 

 For informal inquiries, please contact jeremy.mottram@york.ac.uk or Tony.wilkinson@york.ac.uk

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