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Closing dates in December
Research Fellow in Microbial Epidemiology
The Infectious Disease and Epidemiology Research group in the Academic Unit of Clinical and Experimental Sciences wish to appoint a Research Fellow in Microbial Epidemiology. The research group is based within the Faculty of Medicine at Southampton General Hospital. Our group is undertaking a number of projects involving the whole genome sequencing of respiratory pathogens. These include studies looking at the effect of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines on carriage in young children and the analysis of bacterial isolates from a large epidemiological study of COPD patients. This post provides an exciting opportunity for someone with an interest in respiratory disease, vaccine evaluation and vaccine development to be part of an on-going programme of work using next generation sequencing protocols. Applications are invited from those with relevant experience of planning, developing and carrying out analyses of microbial genome sequences (including data handling, annotation and comparative genomic analyses). Applicants should possess a PhD or equivalent (or be close to completion) in a relevant area. Experience of working in the Unix environment (programming or scripting) and the ability to contribute to improved experimental design and the development of experimental and analytical protocols is essential.
£28,695 to £35,256. Click here for more information.
Closing dates in January
Research Fellow in Health Economics
Warwick Medical School, Division of Health Sciences, wishes to appoint an ambitious health economist interested in contributing to a new programme of research on infectious disease dynamic modelling. The programme aims to generate new evidence on the cost-effectiveness of interventions targeted at infectious diseases in England. The precise infections and interventions considered will by driven by Department of Health policy makers, but will include assessments of the HPV (human papillomavirus) and PCV (pneumococcal conjugate) vaccines during the early part of the appointment. You will have day-to-day responsibility for the development of transmission models of infectious diseases aimed at estimating the cost-effectiveness of relevant interventions. You will work closely with mathematical modellers and other researchers at the University of Warwick, particularly colleagues at the Warwick Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research Centre, with considerable expertise in this area. You will contribute to the parameterisation of the models through critical reviews of relevant literature and analysis of appropriate datasets, identify knowledge gaps and contribute to primary research aimed at addressing those gaps. Timely and effective communication with other members of the research team and with policy makers will be crucial.
£28,695 - £37,394. Click here for more information.
Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellowship (3 Posts)- Health Priorities in Resource-Limited Settings
The University of Liverpool and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine are seeking to recruit 3 individuals to our eighth annual cohort of Clinical PhD studentships, commencing 1 September 2015 and funded by The Wellcome Trust. The duration of the clinical training fellowship will be for a maximum of 4 years, with the first year based in Liverpool completing an MRes and most or all of the remaining 3 years completing a clinical research PhD based overseas in a lower middle income country (L-MIC), addressing a research question of relevance to local health needs. You must have passed the relevant specialty postgraduate exam e.g. MRCP, MRCS, MRCOphth/FRCOphth Part 1, MRCPsych, MRCOG Part 1, MRCPCH, FRCA Part 1. GPs are advised to contact the office to clarify their eligibility. It is anticipated that most individuals will have already commenced specialist training, but this is not essential. The post is available for 1 year initially, extended by a further 3 years when a PhD proposal is successfully submitted to The Wellcome Trust.
£31,838 - £56,312. Click here for more information.