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Research Fellow (x 2)

Department of Infection Biology

Salary: £40,011 to £45,437 per annum, inclusive.

Closing Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

Reference: ITD-DIB-2021-05

We are seeking to appoint two Research Fellows who will work on a project awarded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The post-holders will work on prediction of antimicrobial resistance and/or virulence in Klebsiella pneumoniae, to improve genomic surveillance and epidemiology of this important bacterial pathogen. The successful applicants will be highly collaborative, strong communicators, and committed to open science for the benefit of global health.

The successful applicants will have a postgraduate degree, ideally a doctoral degree in microbiology, molecular biology, genomics, informatics, public health or computer science; relevant experience in genomics of bacterial pathogens, including computational analyses; expertise in antimicrobial resistance and/or virulence of Klebsiella, and/or other Gram-negative bacteria; familiarity with command-line computing. Further particulars are included in the job description.

These full-time posts, based in London, are funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation until October 2023. Salary is on the Professional Support Grade 6 scale in the range £40,011 – £45,437 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The posts will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary ‘Director’s Days’. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to Please quote reference ITD-DIB-2021-05

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable.

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.


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