Postdoc Fellow- Molecular regulation of malaria life cycle -December 30, 08

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Postdoc Fellow- Molecular regulation of malaria life cycle -December 30, 08

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is a world leader in genomic research, with an expanding scientific programme dedicated to understanding gene function in health & disease.

The Billker team ( studies malaria parasites of rodents to understand fundamental aspects of parasite biology, pathogen-host interactions and mosquito transmission (Cell 117:503; Genes & Dev 22:1051). We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to develop new experimental genetic approaches for the identification of molecular pathways and mechanisms regulating the parasite’s complex life cycle, as it alternates between a vertebrate and a mosquito host.

Essential Skills
We are looking for a highly motivated and independent individual, who can demonstrate skills in infection biology, cell biology, signal transduction research or the biology of model organisms. Applicants must have a PhD.

Other information
Postdoctoral Fellows are typically in their first or second postdoctoral position as part of a period of early career research training. This is up to 3 year fixed-term contract.

Informal enquiries can be made to Oliver Billker (

Salary from £27,450 to £33,115 per annum dependent on experience
We offer a comprehensive range of benefits including a final salary pension scheme and excellent on-site facilities. Further details can be found on our website,

To submit your CV and apply for this job please go to, to register and apply on line.

The closing date for applications is 21 November 2008