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Closing dates in July

Research Assistant
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine - Department of Immunology and Infection

Closing date: 9 July 2015

We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to work in the laboratory of Dr Colin Sutherland. The new appointee will work on a UNITAID funded project, led by Malaria Consortium in partnership with Catholic Relief Services, which is supporting National Malaria Control Programmes to scale up access to seasonal malaria chemoprevention to save children’s lives across seven countries in the Sahel. The post is full-time and will be based in London. The work will involve undertaking malaria drug resistance genotyping using different molecular biology techniques including assay development. The postholder is expected to carry out independent laboratory work documenting and maintaining adequate records of results and experimental details. The post holder will liaise with project partners in sub-saharan Africa.

£32,324. Click here for more information.

Lecturer in Biomedical Science (Microbiology)
University of East London - The School of Health, Sport & Bioscience

Closing date: 10 July 2015

Based at our Stratford campus, our School brings together UEL’s innovative research and teaching in the fields of Biosciences, Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences, Health Studies and Professional Health Sciences. We have a successful and expanding portfolio of taught programmes and exciting new national and international postgraduate programmes being developed. Our key research themes are Medicines Research, Infection and Immunity, Sports Science, Rehabilitation and Public Health and we are committed to expanding our research profile to reflect the multidisciplinary nature and diversity of approach within the School. We now have a new lectureship post that has arisen due to the growth and popularity of our Biochemistry programme. The successful applicant will be expected to proactively contribute to the design, delivery and evaluation of programmes, participate and engage in School research and knowledge exchange activities and facilitate student learning activities. In addition, the successful applicant must engage in educational practices promoting effective learning, especially for a diverse group of students and be willing to undertake teaching related administration.

£37,660 to £41,938. Click here for more information.

Research Associate
Imperial College London - Department of Medicine

Closing date: 13 July 2015

We are seeking a skilled and highly motivated Research Associate in Bacterial Pathogenesis to work in the Microbiology Section within the Division of Infectious Diseases, based at Imperial College London. The research project is aimed at understanding mechanisms used by Salmonella to replicate and interfere with immune signalling in host cells. You will undertake experiments to elucidate virulence and host defence processes that control the intracellular fate of this bacterial pathogen. You will work under the supervision of Professor David Holden. His group is focused on understanding the mechanisms by which bacterial pathogens cause disease and is based in the MRC Centre for Molecular Bacteriology and Infection, with state-of-the-art facilities for molecular and cellular analysis. You will have a PhD or equivalent in Bacterial Pathogenesis or Cellular Immunology/Signalling and a strong research background in molecular biology. You will also have practical experience within a research environment and publication in relevant and referred journals.

£33,410 to £42,380. Click here for more information.

Clinical Infection Research Team Nurse
University College London - UCL Division of Infection and Immunity

Closing date: 14 July 2015

The Division of Infection & Immunity at UCL hosts a Clinical Infection Research Team (CIRT) that support for a broad portfolio of human/clinical research studies across closely affiliated clinical services at University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Trust and the UCL Partners Academic Health Sciences Network including the Royal Free and Whittington Hospitals. This team provides assistance with ethics/R&D approval processes, undertakes recruitment of study participants, collection of clinical samples, management of research databases and maintenance research governance records. This team is supported by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funding through the Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) at UCLH, through North Thames Local Clinical Research Network (LCRN) funding to the Infection, Immunity and Inflammation R&D hub at UCLH, and by project specific grants. Funding is available for one research nurse to join the existing team, who will be primarily responsible for NIHR portfolio registered studies in Infection at UCL and UCLH. The post holder will develop a wide range of skills encompassing all aspects or research governance, encouraging public engagement in scientific research and innovative clinical research methodology, in a high profile project addressing fundamental scientific questions about the immune system in order to improve human health.

£33,353 to £40,313. Click here for more information.

Research Nurse
University College London - UCL Division of Infection and Immunity

Closing date: 14 July 2015

The Division of Infection & Immunity at UCL hosts a Clinical Infection Research Team (CIRT) that support for a broad portfolio of human/clinical research studies across closely affiliated clinical services at University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Trust and the UCL Partners Academic Health Sciences Network including the Royal Free and Whittington Hospitals. This team provides assistance with ethics/R&D approval processes, undertake recruitment of study participants, collection of clinical samples, management of research databases and maintenance research governance records. This team is supported by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funding through the Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) at UCLH, through North Thames Local Clinical Research Network (LCRN) funding to the Infection, Immunity and Inflammation R&D hub at UCLH, and by project specific grants. Funding is available for one research nurse to join the existing team with primary responsibility for a project to study the effects of ageing on the immune system and evaluate strategies to improve resistance to infection or increase vaccine efficacy in older humans. The study is funded by the Medical Research Council and involves recruitment of healthy volunteers below 25 or greater than 65 years of age.

£33,353 to £40,313. Click here for more information.

Associate Professor of Clinical Microbiology
University of Nottingham - Life Sciences

Closing date: 20 July 2015

Applications are invited to the above role. The role holder will be expected to make a significant leadership impact within their academic unit and in the research and teaching area of Clinical Microbiology. The role holder will participate in the organisation, management and strategic planning in academic Clinical Microbiology and will also contribute to the University’s strategic planning processes. They will act as principal investigator on major research projects in the field of Clinical Microbiology and will identify opportunities for the development of new research projects. The role holder will take responsibility for the microbiology/infection components of the pre-clinical undergraduate medicine course, maintaining the high teaching standards of the course contributing to the development of teaching, teaching methods and assessments in Clinical Microbiology.

£75,249 to £101,451. Click here for more information.

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Microbial Pathogenesis
Queen's University Belfast - Centre for Infection and Immunity / School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Closing date: 20 July 2015

The Queen’s University of Belfast is seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer who will strengthen the academic base of Medicine within the Centre for Infection and Immunity, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) and undertake research in line with the School’s research strategy.

£38,511 to £61,705. Click here for more information.

Wellcome Trust Independent Senior Research Fellow (75344-065)
University of Warwick - Warwick Medical School - Biomedical Cell Biology
Closing date: 21 July 2015

A unique opportunity to launch an independent research carer. The University of Warwick has initiated a Wellcome-Trust funded research programme in “Quantitative Biomedicine” to bridge physical / mathematical sciences and biomedicine. The programme is of a cross-campus nature with strong participation from the Division of Biomedical Cell Biology and the Warwick Systems Biology Centre. We are seeking early career researchers who are no more than 4 years from obtaining a Doctoral degree with the potential to lead a strong independent research programme. The candidates will be selected based on their track record in innovative research and on the strength of the research proposal. Importantly, the proposals should make clear how the project benefits from quantitative methodologies. The proposed research programme should bring together physical and mathematical sciences (including but not restricted to computer science, physics, mathematics, statistics, chemistry, and engineering) and biomedical sciences (including, but not restricted to cell and developmental biology, neurobiology, immunology, microbiology and infection). Identified candidates will be provided salary, laboratory space, running costs and part-time technical support for three years. The identified candidates will be expected to win externally funded fellowships within the contract period and will be mentored in preparing such applications.

£38,511 to £45,954. Click here for more information.

Research Assistant
Imperial College London

Closing date: 22 July 2015

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant to work within the Tuberculosis Research Group, Respiratory Infections Section, National Heart & Lung Institute, based at St Mary’s Campus of Imperial College London. The Unit, led by Professor Lalvani, is a world class multi-disciplinary team of scientists, clinicians and research nurses investigating basic science, translational and clinical aspects of TB. You will provide a range of technical and research support for a research project investigating the pulmonary immune response in tuberculosis, under the direction of Professor Ajit Lalvani. You will receive and process clinical samples relevant to this study, and maintain an up-to-date Biobank of samples and the supporting documentation required. You will optimise and carry out protocols relevant to the research project and will perform cell culture, immunological techniques including multi-colour flow and magnetic-assisted cell sorting of immune cell subsets from blood and lung-derived clinical samples, and also molecular biology techniques. You will also assist post-doctoral scientists in the interpretation of data accumulated over the duration of the project.

£29,350 to £32,520. Click here for more information.


Directly Funded Studentship: Gastrointestinal infection transmission dynamics: Understanding the current and future role of the environment in gastrointestinal infections
University of East Anglia - School of Environmental Sciences

Closing date: 30 July 2015

Scientific background/rationale and significance Gastrointestinal infections (stomach bugs) are a major cause of illness in many countries (Tam et al., 2012). Often the disease causing agents (e.g. bacteria) have a natural reservoir in the environment but our understanding of the ways that these agents move from the environment to cause illness (e.g. through contaminated food and water) are unclear. This PhD will answer some of these questions and additionally try to understand the implications of a changing environment (e.g. climate change). This work is part of the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit on Gastrointestinal infections, a collaboration between Public Health England (PHE) and the Universities of Liverpool, East Anglia, Oxford, and the Institute of Food Research. This PhD studentship will also link to the Health Protection Research Unit on Environmental Change and Health. PHE involvement ensures that the research findings will be used to enhance public health. Research methodology You will analyze health surveillance data held by PHE, an important resource for the analysis of disease patterns (Lake et al., 2009), utilizing modern molecular typing data, including whole genome sequencing results. You will use GIS to integrate disease data with environmental data such as land-use, socioeconomic and weather data to explore statistically the transmission pathways, whether these explain the observed patterns and to detect clusters. Using real and simulated weather and land use data you will explore how disease risk may alter in the future.

Student stipend. Click here for more information.

 

 

Closing dates August


Research Associate
University of Cambridge - Department of Medicine

Closing date: 30 August 2015

We have a postdoctoral position available in the laboratory of Professor Yorgo Modis in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cambridge to study cell entry and innate immune recognition of enveloped RNA viruses. This post is funded by the Wellcome Trust. We seek a highly motivated individual to study the mechanisms of cell entry and innate immune recognition of enveloped RNA viruses from the Flaviviridae and/or Bunyaviridae families using electron cryomicroscopy (cryoEM) image reconstruction, and a combination of other biophysical and biochemical approaches. Candidates must have a PhD in the biological, biochemical or biomedical sciences, relevant research experience in cryoEM (single-particle or helical image reconstruction and/or image reconstruction from electron cryotomography), protein purification, and molecular biology. Candidates must have at least one first-author research article accepted for publication in a major peer-reviewed journal.

£28,695 to £37,394. Click here for more information.

 

Closing dates September


Clinical Lecturer/ /Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professor in Infectious Diseases Imperial College London - Division of Infectious Diseases

Closing date: 30 July 2015

Imperial College is launching a programme in 2015 to build on its major strengths in Infectious Diseases with a further strategic investment. We are seeking high-flying investigators (clinical or non-clinical) to establish their own research group. These academic appointments – at the level of career development fellowship, intermediate fellowship or senior fellowship – will extend and complement our existing research, and provide opportunities to collaborate with both Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust. Existing research in Infectious Diseases in the Faculty of Medicine includes study of the Immunology and Pathogenesis of Infection, Microbiology and virology, translational medicine, healthcare-associated infections, and infectious disease dynamics. There are major research programmes in human immunology and retrovirology, oncogenic human viruses, molecular microbiology, tuberculosis, and vaccine development, the College houses the recently established MRC Centre for Molecular Bacteriology and Infection and the National Centre for Infection Prevention and Management.

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