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Research Associate

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We are looking to recruit a highly motivated postdoctoral Research Associate to conduct research on Leishmania parasites under the supervision of Professor Jeremy Mottram in the York Biomedical Research Institute and Department of Biology.

The post is funded by a Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award and is available for up to three years in the first instance


You will contribute to the LeishGEM project that aims to use high throughput genetic tools to understand how Leishmania parasites are such successful pathogens. You will carry out phenotype analysis on parasite differentiation and survival in vitro and in vivo and integrate data with other researchers in Glasgow (Eva Gluenz lab) and Oxford (Jack Sunter and Richard Wheeler labs).  You will also develop LOPIT-DC proteomics of Leishmania infected macrophages. You will be able to develop and pursue individual projects arising from the phenotyping analysis.. 

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • The successful candidate must hold a PhD or equivalent with research experience in molecular parasitology, biochemistry or related field. Ideally the candidate will have expertise in handling human pathogens, in proteomics techniques and in animal studies.  The successful candidate will have highly developed communication skills and the ability to write up research work for publication. They must be able to develop research objectives and conduct individual and collaborative research projects. They should be able to contribute to the process of securing funds. The successful candidate should have demonstrable research experience and should have presented their research at national and international conferences.

Interview date:  Thursday 27 May 2021

For informal enquiries: please contact Professor Jeremy Mottram at or Professor Eva Gluenz at

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