Imperial College is consistently ranked among the top ten Research and Teaching Universities in the world, while the Department of Life Sciences is recently ranked 6th in the world by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. VigiLab has a multifaceted research agenda and uses cutting-edge methodologies including genomics, functional genomics, population genetics, reverse genetics, molecular and cell biology, biochemistry and bioinformatics, integrated in a systems biology framework. It also benefits from an extensive international collaboration network. It is currently funded by the Wellcome Trust, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the European Commission (EC) and the Royal Society. It is a founding laboratory of the Centre for Malaria Transmission Research that represents one of the largest communities of malaria researchers worldwide. 

For informal or early (prior to position opening) enquiries please contact Professor George K. Christophides (g.christophides@imperial.ac.uk) or Dr Bob MacCallum (r.maccallum@imperial.ac.uk) for the bioinformatics positions or Dr Dina Vlachou (d.vlachou@imperial.ac.uk) for the wet-lab positions. The preferred method of application is online via our website http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment. For this, you may follow the link provided above or select “Job Search” on the employment website and then enter into “Keywords” the job title or vacancy reference number including spaces or “Christophides”. Please complete and upload an application form as directed. If you are unable to apply online, please contact us to request an application form. Note that the above deadlines may be extended if suitable applicants are not found.



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Three Research Associate positions are currently available:

Research Associate

Role: To help develop a novel type of CRISPR/Cas9 gene drive technology that facilitates the spread of transgenes into wild Anopheles gambiae mosquito populations. The successful candidate will design a range of synthetic DNA constructs and test their performance in transgenic insects. The project is part of a wider collaborative network, thus the role will involve a high degree of teamwork and interdisciplinary research.
Start date: ASAP.
Duration: This is a full-time, fixed-term position available for up to 2 years, with the possibility of extension subject to the availability of funding.
Vacancy Reference Number: NS 2016 244 PB.
Link: Click here.
Closing Date: 9th February 2017

Research Associate

Role: To help develop a novel type of CRISPR/Cas9 gene drive technology that facilitates the spread of transgenes into wild Anopheles gambiae mosquito populations. The successful candidate will design a range of synthetic DNA constructs and test their performance in transgenic insects. The project is part of a wider collaborative network, thus the role will involve a high degree of teamwork and interdisciplinary research.
Start date: ASAP.
Duration: This is a full-time, fixed-term position available for up to 2 years, with the possibility of extension subject to the availability of funding.
Vacancy Reference Number: NS 2016 245 PB.
Link: Click here.
Closing Date: 9th February 2017

Research Associate

Role: To help develop a novel type of CRISPR/Cas9 gene drive technology that facilitates the spread of transgenes into wild Anopheles gambiae mosquito populations. The successful candidate will design a range of synthetic DNA constructs and test their performance in transgenic insects. The project is part of a wider collaborative network, thus the role will involve a high degree of teamwork and interdisciplinary research.
Start date: ASAP.
Duration: This is a full-time, fixed-term position available for up to 2 years, with the possibility of extension subject to the availability of funding.
Vacancy Reference Number: NS 2016 246 PB.
Link: Click here.
Closing Date: 9th February 2017

Research Technician (wet-lab)

Role: To provide skilled research support to laboratory researchers, mainly with regards to mosquito and parasite culturing, and assist with efficient daily and long-term operation and performance of the laboratory. Start date: ASAP. Duration: 2 years with a possibility of extension to up to 4 years subject to performance and funding availability.
Vacancy Reference Number: NS 2015 225 PB.
Short link: https://goo.gl/r8no2F
Closing Date: 17 January 2016

Research and Laboratory Manager Assistant

Role: To conduct population biology data curation and facilitate submissions, and to assist in managing and organising non-experimental aspects of the laboratory. Start date: ASAP. Duration: 1 year initially and renewed every year to up to 4 years based on performance and non-competitive funding renewal.
Vacancy Reference Number: NS 2015 152 PB.
Short link: https://goo.gl/p7ojXx
Closing Date: 6 December 2015 (midnight GMT)

Population Biology Bioinformatician (Research Associate; postdoc)

Role: To develop one or more aspects of a vector population biology database and associated infrastructure, and help with building data visualisation tools to discover genotype-phenotype associations, population structure and population dynamics. Start date: ASAP. Duration: 1 year initially and renewed every year to up to 4 years based on performance and non-competitive funding renewal.
Vacancy Reference Number: NS 2015 206 PB.
Short link: https://goo.gl/125ciE
Closing Date: 6 December 2015 (midnight GMT)

Research Assistant Bioinformatician (graduate level)

Role: To process transcription profiling data using established protocols and platforms and to manage database updates and web code deployment and assist with infrastructure development. Start date: ASAP. Duration: 1 year initially and renewed every year to up to 4 years based on performance and non-competitive funding renewal.
Vacancy Reference Number: NS 2015 205 PB.
Short link: https://goo.gl/WH1hVU
Closing Date: 3 December 2015 (midnight GMT)

Research Associate (postdoc; wet-lab)

Role: To conduct research on how mosquito immune reactions are activated on parasites and how parasites evade these reactions. Start date: ASAP. Duration: 2 years with a possibility of extension to up to 4 years subject to performance and funding availability.
Vacancy Reference Number: NS 2015 220 PB
Short link: https://goo.gl/HIAHVi
Closing Date: 18 November 2015 (midnight GMT)

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