Research Associate in Molecular Parasitology, Institute of Science and Technology in Medicine

Three years fixed term
Salary starting point: Grade 7 - £29,705
Please quote post reference: RE09/39
Closing date for applications: 28TH October 2009

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research scientist to work on a project funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council to investigate the molecular mechanisms controlling coordinated gene expression in the human malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum. The project will utilise a combined bioinformatics and molecular in vitro approach to determine how epigenetic and genetic factors together contribute to the coordinated temporal control of gene expression in infected erythrocytes.

We seek a highly motivated individual with experience in cell and molecular biology and an interest in the role of chromatin in gene expression. Prior experience in bioinformatics and parasite biology would be advantageous. Applicants must have a PhD or postdoctoral experience in a relevant subject.

The successful candidate will be based in modern refurbished laboratories within a facility that supports a malaria research community with some 20-25 members at all career stages. For further information regarding the post please contact Dr. Paul Horrocks ([email protected])

Job packs available:, [email protected], Human Resources, Keele University, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG or Fax: 01782 733471.

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