New HPRU EZI vacancy: Clinical Fellow - Risks, burden and socio-biology of hepatitis E infection


Closing Date: 1 November 2015

Employing organisation:  Public Health England

Title:  Clinical Fellow – Risks, burden and socio-biology of hepatitis E infection

Location of Post:  Colindale

Accountable to:  Head of Emerging Infections and Zoonoses

Grade:  Clinical Fellow (post suitable for foundation level registrar or medical graduate)

Duration:  2 ½ year Fixed Term Contract

Salary Scale:  Depending on qualifications and experience (range £31,301 - £43,434 pa). Medically qualified individuals will be appointed to the point of the consultant salary scale (2003 contract) for England appropriate to their years of seniority

Hours:  Full time 10 Programmed Activities (PAs) or 37.5 hours per week


a)  This post is for a fixed term contract Clinical Fellow, employed by Public Health England (PHE).

b)  The post is funded through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) under the research theme ‘Risk Assessment of Emerging and Zoonotic Threats’ in partnership with the University of Liverpool.

c)  The post is located at Public Health England, 61 Colindale Avenue London, NW9 5EQ.

d)  A research plan will be agreed between the post holder, the Head of the Emerging Infections and Zoonoses section and the hepatitis E research team.

We are seeking to appoint a Clinical Fellow for a 2 ½ year FTC. The primary role of this post is to deliver the NIHR-HPRU project on the risks, burden and socio-biology of hepatitis E infection. Hepatitis E has emerged as an important public health problem and the number of indigenous cases has increased significantly over the past 3 years. This project will examine the changing burden of infection in England and Wales, investigate likely sources of and factors associated with infection, and examine clinical presentations which will involve clinical follow-up of cases. The postholder will be responsible for clinical input, scientific input and management of the project in collaboration with the hepatitis E team at Colindale.

We are seeking applicants who are self-motivated and proactive, and who have an understanding of epidemiology, public health and clinical infectious disease. The post would be suitable for a foundation registrar and candidates must be registered with the GMC.

The successful candidate will be appointed to the point of the salary scale appropriate to their experience.

Prospective candidates are invited to contact Dr Dilys Morgan on 020 8327 7474.

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Posted on: 13/10/2015