£31,838 - £35,952 pa
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Institute of Infection and Global Health, NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections
Location: University Campus
Closing date for receipt of applications: Wednesday 7 October 2015
The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health has been awarded nearly £4 million funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to a establish Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in Emerging & Zoonotic Infections. The HPRU is a partnership with Public Health England in collaboration with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine led by Professor Tom Solomon.
You will demonstrate the potential for outstanding development as a clinical academic in research. Unlike NIHR ACFs which are only offered in certain disciplines and at certain career stages, we are willing to consider doctors from a range of relevant backgrounds including epidemiology, infectious disease, microbiology, virology, organ based specialties and general practice. You should have and MBChB, MB BS or equivalent medical degree or have completed foundation training. You will work on research developing pilot data which can be used towards a subsequent research fellowship application from NIHR, Wellcome Trust, MRC or other.
The research project will either be in one of the areas suggested here or in any other area of health protection research, relating to one of the five HPRU EZI research themes (see below). You are strongly advised to contact potential supervisors to help you develop your research ideas before interview. The post is available for 1 year.
HPRU EZI research themes
- Risk Assessment of Emerging and Zoonotic Threats
- Epidemiological Approaches
- Clinical Surveillance
- Pathogen Discovery and Characterisation
- Vector Biology and Climate Modelling