Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher
Faculty of Infectious & Tropical Diseases
Salary: £29,500 per annum inclusive
£33,000 per annum if family allowance is also appliable
Closing Date: Sunday 05 February 2017
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Marie Curie (ITN) funded EUROLEISH-NET University Researcher post
We are looking for a science graduate with at least a 2.1 or equivalent in a relevant biological subject to work on the project described below. Other first degrees, e.g. veterinary science, will be considered and a Masters degree in a medical entomology or related subject would be an advantage.
The post is funded by the Marie Curie EUROLEISHNET project for a period of 21 months and will commence before 1 April 2017. Salary is at a fixed level of approximately £29,500 per annum, to include mobility allowance, or approximately £33,000 per annum if family allowance is also applicable.
Project: Controlling Sand Fly Vectors of Leishmaniasis
The overall aim of this specific project is to develop an optimal attractive toxic sugar bait (ATSB) delivery system for attracting and killing sand flies indoors.
The main duties and responsibilities of the postholder will be to undertake appropriate training, including in the safe handling of sand flies and insecticides; rear sand flies for their own experiments; design, implement and analyse behavioural bioassays to determine (1) the optimum sugar bait for attracting sand flies to a point source, and (2) the best killing agent (insecticide) to be used in the attractive toxic sugar bait formulation; data entry, statistical analysis and interpretation of data; preparation of reports and presentations; assist in scientific training networks; source materials and equipment for experiments; general laboratory duties, including preparation of chemicals; attend and contribute to team meetings.