The Department of Biology has a research portfolio that spans ecology to structural biology. The Department’s research has been judged world leading in biochemistry, chronic disease, microbiology, plant biology and ecology. Following the 2014 REF the Department of Biology at York was again placed in the Top 10 in the UK. It is 1st for impact outside academia - our research has had major influence on environmental policy, industry and health.
The York Biomedical Research Institute (YBRI) is a virtual institute that brings together researchers across the biomedical research spectrum with research ranging from fundamental studies on immunology, haematology, microbiology and parasitology to first-in-human and other early phase clinical research. Our aim is to develop a greater understanding of the processes underlying chronic infectious and non-infectious disease, and thus to develop new approaches to prevention and treatment.
We are looking to recruit a highly-motivated Research Associate to conduct research on Leishmania population genomics under the supervision of Dr. Daniel Jeffares. This position will involve collection and analysis of population genomic sequence data from Leishmania parasites with partners in Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya to describe population demographics and evolutionary history of L. donovani and the effects of parasite genetic variation on immune responses, treatment efficacy and disease outcome. Genomic data will be analysed in combination with detailed immunology data in collaboration with the PREV_PKDL project (https://www.prevpkdl.eu/). This project will be collaborate with Prof. Paul Kaye and be supported by world-leading expertise in Leishmania cell biology, immunology and genomics at YBRI.
Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
Interview date: TBC
This post is available on a fixed term basis until 31 December 2023.
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