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Research Fellow in Drug Discovery

Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
32,236 - 39,609 Per year
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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. 


  • 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. 

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