Three Year Fixed Term, Research Assistant Appointment
Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, London, UK
We are seeking a well-motivated individual to provide laboratory assistance
to a project that focuses on the phylogenetics of the genus Schistosoma and
their intermediate hosts, especially with respect to Asian species.
Ideally, you should have experience of PCR, DNA-sequencing, sequence
alignment and molecular systematics; though applicants with general
molecular biological experience will be considered. Some field work in the
=46ar East may be involved. Experience of, or a willingness to work in a
tropical environment is essential. An interest in parasitology or
malacology would be helpful but is not essential. Similarly, an ability to
speak Chinese (Mandarin) or Thai would be an advantage.
You must have a bachelor's degree in the biological or life sciences (2.2
or above) with some experience of research work at the time of appointment.
You should be an adaptable, self-disciplined individual capable of working
productively in the absence of close supervision when necessary and have
good organisational, IT and team-working / collaborative skills. The
appointment is for a period of three years, the first year will serve as a
probationary period.For further information, please contact Dr Stephen
Attwood, email swa at nhm.ac.uk.
=46or details of how to apply please send a SAE to Jenny Young, Human
Resources, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD or
email jeny at nhm.ac.uk quoting the reference: NHM/RA
Closing date for receipt of applications is 28 January 2003.
Salary range =A319,760 - =A322,466 per annum.
The Natural History Museum is working towards Equal Opportunities.
David A. Johnston, Secretary to the WHO Schistosoma Genome Network,
Biomedical Parasitology Division,
Dept. of Zoology, The Natural History Museum,
Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, England, UK.
Tel: 020-7942-5566 office /5008 lab
(from outside the UK: 44-20-7942 ****)
eMail daj at nhm.ac.ukhttp://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/schisto/
The Biomedical Parasitology Division is a WHO Collaborating Centre for the
identification of schistosomes and their snail hosts.