Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship in Malaria, UK

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Malaria

Study Subject :  Cell biology and microbiology

Employer :  Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Level :  Postdoctoral

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Malaria Programme uses genomic, genetic and proteomic approaches to tackle fundamental questions in malaria biology and to discover host-parasite and vector-parasite interactions that are critical for drug and vaccine development.

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to develop new scalable technologies for the genetic modification of Plasmodium falciparum.

Essential Skills

  • Obtained (or is nearing completion) of a PhD that includes experimental molecular genetics
  • An established track record of first author publications in peer reviewed journals
  • Strong communication and organisational skills, and able to work within a team
  • Experience in genetic modification technology, particularly with scalable technologies
  • Extensive molecular biology experience
    Knowledge, skills and experience in cell biology and microbiology

Ideal Skills

  • Plasmodium falciparum culture and genetic manipulation experience would be desirable

Fellowship Application Deadline for Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute : 10th December 2010