Research Fellow – AMR Bioinformatics at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice. 

We are seeking to appoint a bioinformatician with expertise in pathogens and AMR, to work within Prof Kat Holt’s team on the AMRnet project funded by the Wellcome Trust. The successful applicant will use their expertise in microbial bioinformatics to investigate gaps in the digital infrastructure needed to support use of pathogen genomic data for AMR surveillance; and develop open-access software and solutions to data sharing, genome database curation, and organism-specific genotyping for key pathogens.

This is an exciting opportunity for a scientist to apply their microbial bioinformatics and coding skills in the global health field, within a collaborative and supportive team based at LSHTM (see holtlab.net). This role can be undertaken flexibly with respect to the amount of time you choose to spend in the office vs working remotely. You will have opportunities for career development, including support to develop your own research ideas and proposals, and to gain experience in MSc-level teaching and/or supervising research students (depending on your interests). 

The successful applicant will have a postgraduate degree, ideally a doctoral degree, in a relevant topic, relevant experience in developing and applying bioinformatics software or pipelines for genomic analysis of bacterial pathogens, evidence of excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, evidence of good organizational skills, including effective time management. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is full-time and funded by the Wellcome Trust until 8 January 2026. Salary is on the Academic Grade 6 scale in the range £42,875 – £44,931 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Wellbeing Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London. 

Applications should be made online via our website at jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm on the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to jobs@lshtm.ac.uk. LSHTM have a newly implemented Hybrid Working Framework, which alongside agreed service requirements, enables teams to work more flexibly (if the role allows), promoting a greater wellbeing & work/life balance.

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process & thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable.

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.

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