The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections, is a partnership with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and Public Health England and sits within the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health which brings together leading clinical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.
This one year Veterinary Clinical Research Fellowship, funded through the HPRU and due to start in 2016, is for an individual who can demonstrate that they have outstanding potential for development as an academic in veterinary research in the areas relevant to this HPRU. For this post we are willing to consider applications from individuals without a PhD (at Grade 6), who might use this position to apply for a postgraduate fellowship. For appointment at Grade 7 a PhD in a relevant subject area is expected (e.g. infection, epidemiology) or a recognised European or American clinical speciality.
During the fellowship you will spend 100% of your time on research developing pilot data which can be used towards a subsequent research fellowship. The research project will either be in the area suggested here or in any other area of health protection research, relating to one of the five HPRU research themes. You are strongly advised to contact potential supervisors to help you develop your research ideas before interview.
HPRU EZI research themes
- Risk Assessment of Emerging and Zoonotic Threats
- Epidemiological Approaches
- Clinical Surveillance
- Pathogen Discovery and Characterisation
- Vector Biology and Climate Modelling
To apply please visit here.