Research Assistant in Genetics

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

The Pathogen Dynamics Group, located within the Department of Genetics at the University of Cambridge is looking for a part-time (2 days a week) Research Assistant to join our growing team of researchers doing mathematical, computational and field research in the field of infectious disease dynamics.

The candidate will be responsible for assisting with coordinating activities of domestic and international projects related to dengue and other infectious diseases. It is an exciting opportunity for applicants looking for an introduction to the field of infectious disease dynamics and global health, as the candidate will gain familiarity with substantive aspects of the group's research projects related to pathogen epidemiology, phylogenetics and control policy. Further, there will be opportunities for involvement in work on other diseases, including the opportunity to develop their own research project. The ideal candidate will be able to prioritize tasks and manage their time with minimal oversight.

The Pathogen Dynamics Group at the University of Cambridge, headed by Dr. Henrik Salje, uses mathematical, computational and field research to help our understanding of how pathogens spread in populations, assess control efforts and support policy making. We work closely with an established network of collaborators across laboratories, field-based epidemiologists, hospitals and public health agencies. More details can be found on our website.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

We particularly welcome applications from women and/or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our University.

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Informal enquiries about this position may be directed to Dr. Henrik Salje,

Please quote reference PC22416 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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