Zoological Society of London
Institute of Zoology
Full time Post-Doctoral Research Assistant for three years
Salary £30,951-£33,709 per annum, depending on experience
Post-doctoral research assistant required for an initial period of three years to
investigate the pathogenesis of Lagos bat virus in its natural host and to determine
the infection dynamics of a range of potentially-zoonotic viruses in African bats. This
is part of a multifaceted collaborative project on infection dynamics in bats with
Professor Wood (University of Cambridge), Professor Fooks (Animal Health &
Veterinary Laboratories Agency) and others.
The position will be based in Accra, Ghana, but the post-holder must be prepared to
travel within Africa (and possibly elsewhere) and to spending periods of time in the
The successful applicant must have at least three years’ post-doctoral research
experience, be fluent and literate in English and have experience of conducting
experimental infection studies and of publishing research papers. Project
management experience in a developing country would be an advantage, as would
experience in working with lyssaviruses.
Training in experimental and virology techniques will be provided as necessary.
Please contact Professor Andrew Cunningham (firstname.lastname@example.org) or further
information. A job description is available from www.zsl.org/jobs
Applications by CV and covering letter with the names and contact details for three
referees should be forwarded to HR Department, ZSL, Regent’s Park, London NW1
4RY or by email to: (email@example.com) by the closing date of 30th June 2012.