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Vacancy - Biomedical Parasitology - The Natural History Museum

David Johnston daj at nhm.ac.uk
Mon Feb 7 10:33:07 EST 2000


The Natural History Museum's Department of Zoology is currently looking to
recruit a Parasitologist involving both collection management and research
in the new Wolfson Wellcome Biomedical Laboratories.

 Key areas of responsibility include maintaining and documenting snail and
schistosome collections, introducing new methods of parasite culture and
cryopreservation, and providing technical/research support for  the
Biomedical Parasitology Division. You will also carry out research on the
molecular biology of schistosomes and snails. There are likely to be travel
opportunities both within the UK and abroad.

The successful candidate will have a BSc in Life Sciences and a PhD, in an
appropriate area of research,  is desirable. Experience of experimental
research in life sciences is essential, knowledge of molecular biological
techniques or experience in parasitology would be an advantage. There must
be a potential for producing research publications and generating external

Self motivation and innovation are desirable characteristics as well as the
ability to work in a team. The candidate must have proven people management
skills and be well organised and flexible.

Salary  between : £21,647 - £28,000

For further details of this post, please contact:

Karen Bostock
HR Department
The Natural History Department
Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD

khb at nhm.ac.uk

Application is by CV and covering letter.

The closing date is March 8, 2000

The Museum is committed to 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
Fax: 020-7942-5566 / 5518 / 5054
(from outside the UK: 44-20-7942 ****)


eMail daj at nhm.ac.uk


The  Biomedical Parasitology Division is a WHO Collaborating Centre for the
identification of schistosomes and their snail hosts.


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