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CLOSED: Job: Research Associate in Vector Biology

February 12, 2019 - 20:36 -- MalariaWorld Jobs

Organisation: Keele University, Faculty of Natural Sciences, School of Life Sciences
Level: Grade 7
Salary: in the range £33,199 to £40,792 per annum
Term: Fixed term for 12 months
Closing date for applications: 12 March 2019
Post Ref: KU00001061


Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience. With a turnover in excess of £150 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research. Further information can be found at

This is an exciting opportunity for an applicant with experience in molecular ecology and entomology to join the Centre for Applied Entomology and Parasitology, at Keele University for a one year Post Doc. The Open Philanthropy Project recently announced an award to the Target Malaria Consortium (led by Imperial College London) to assist it develop and prepare for the potential deployment of novel vector control approaches based on male mosquito releases to help eliminate malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa. Part of this award, led by Keele University in collaboration with the University of Ghana, focuses on developing mass-rearing and deployment practices that improve the male mosquito mating phenotype and mating competitiveness in the field. Potential applicants, will have a strong interest in the development of novel vector control strategies for curbing malaria transmission, experience in field entomology and a PhD, or equivalent, in molecular ecology, entomology or vector biology.

The post may include some travel to the African collaborating institution to implement novel techniques. You will provide training to visiting researchers, develop and improve molecular ecological tools for measuring and monitoring male mating competitiveness and contribute to the analyses of data from laboratory, semi-field and field entomological studies.

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

For informal enquiries please contact Prof. Frederic Tripet on

Please note this appointment is subject to medical clearance by the University’s Occupational Health provider.

For full post details and to apply, please visit:

Keele University employees wishing to apply should login to Employee Self Service and click on the 'View current vacancies' link.

Closing date for applications: 12 March 2019

Post Ref: KU00001061

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