We are looking to recruit a highly-motivated Research Associate based in the Biology Department at the University of York to conduct research on Leishmania population genomics under the supervision of Dr. Daniel Jeffares.
The post will be part of the York Biomedical Research Institute, a recently created virtual institute that brings together researchers across the biomedical research spectrum. Research is consolidated into three themes, Immunology, Haematology and Infection (IHI), Neurosciences and Molecular and Cellular Medicine. Research within IHI ranges from fundamental studies on immunology, haematology, microbiology and parasitology through 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.
Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
Candidates should possess a PhD in population genetics, genomics or a related science. An up to date knowledge of population genomics, evolutionary genomics or quantitative genetics is essential. You should have knowledge of bioinformatic research techniques and methodologies, be competent in computational sequence analysis and scripting, and have experience with the analysis of next-generation sequence data. Knowledge of Leishmania or other eukaryotic parasites is desirable, but not essential.
Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the ability to write up research work for publication and in presenting work at conferences. You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to engage effectively with a wide-ranging audience.
Interview date: TBC
For informal enquiries: please contact please contact Daniel Jeffares on firstname.lastname@example.org alternatively contact the Biology DMT Hub on email@example.com
This post is available on a fixed term basis until 31 March 2022.
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