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Closing dates in October

 

Research Associate/Fellow
University of Nottingham - Life Sciences

Closing date: 15 October 2014

Clostridium difficile is the major cause of nosocomial diarrhoea and a significant burden to healthcare services worldwide, eg estimated to cost $2 billion per annum in the USA. While the principal virulence factors are toxins A and B, the production of endospores plays a pivotal role in disease transmission. Spores are resistant to all manner of chemical and physical agents. It follows that spores shed in faecal matter are difficult to eradicate, leading to infection, or re-infection, of cohabiting individuals through inadvertent ingestion of spores. However, whilst spores provide the main route of C. difficile infection, it is the toxin-producing vegetative cells that subsequently arise following germination that cause disease. The process of germination is, therefore, critical to disease onset and an important target for therapeutic interventions.

We are seeking an innovative individual to join a team actively researching the mechanisms and regulation of spore formation and germination in this important human pathogen using a combination of molecular genetics, biochemical and phenotypic tests. The successful candidate must have a proven track record of working on virulence mechanisms in human pathogen, preferably a Clostridium spp., and be experienced in making and characterising mutants using molecular methodsYou will be expected to have drawn heavily for your research on genomic data and methods, such as next generation sequencing and transcriptomics, etc.

£25,513 to £32,277. Click here for more information.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
St George's, University of London - Institute of Infection and Immunity

Closing date: 15 October 2014

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the Infection and Immunity Research Institute at St. George’s, University of London. The postholder will be expected to develop and implement qualitative research and a long-term public and patient involvement campaign to inform the development of novel rapid point-of-care STI diagnostic technologies to be used in NHS specialist care services. It is essential that applicants have a sound understanding of community engagement theory and experience in planning and implementing public-engagement-with-research strategies.

£38,511 to £43,325. Click here for more information.

Research Assistant Grade 6
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences University of Liverpool - Institute of Infection and Global Health

Closing date: 20 October 2014

The work will be on circulating histones to understand its role in tissue injury and organ failure. Areas of research in our laboratory focus on the field of critical care and how the host response maybe targeted diagnostically and therapeutically. The general work is underpinned by funding from the NHS and the British Heart Foundation. You should have a degree in the Biological or Health Sciences discipline with excellent team working and communication skills. The post is available for 2 years.

£27,057 to £31,342. Click here for more information.

Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Public Health England, Porton Down, Wiltshire
Closing date: 20 October 2014

The role exists within the Microbial Risk Assessment and Behavioural Science Group, a multidisciplinary team that includes infectious disease biologists and epidemiologists, mathematical modellers, behavioural scientists, and specialists in geographic information systems and scientific computing. In partnership with others both within the PHE and from outside, we collate data and information from across the world on new and emerging infectious disease threats including potential bioterrorist threats. This information is integrated with a wide range of other UK specific data in order to develop risk assessments and mathematical models and other IT/computer-based applications to assist with emergency planning, training and response functions. This post will support PHE involvement in the National Institute of Health Research-funded Mathematical Modelling Health Protection Research Unit (MM HPRU). This post will assist in the delivery of the objectives of the Behavioural Science and Health Economics theme conducting systematic literature reviews and conducting qualitative and quantitative research projects to inform the wider activities of the MM HRPU.

£33,954-£42,269. Click here for more information.

Research fellow in mathematical modelling
Faculty of Epidemiology & Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Closing date: 21 October 2014

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is an internationally renowned centre for research and postgraduate education in public health and tropical medicine. LSHTM is part of a consortium of academic and international partners involved in developing the Lives Saved Tool (LiST), an evidence-based computer tool to estimate the impact of different interventions on child mortality. LiST is used by programme managers and ministry of health personnel around the world to inform their planning and decision-making, to help prioritize investments and evaluate existing programs. One of the key interventions within LiST is vaccination. Nutrition also plays an important role. LSHTM and its partners have received funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to further develop the vaccination and nutrition components of LiST, including incorporating transmission dynamics and programmatic issues around vaccine delivery. As part of this award, LSHTM is seeking to recruit a full-time Research Fellow in Mathematical Modelling to develop mathematical models of vaccine and nutrition impacts to inform LiST. The person may also contribute to vaccine-related modelling projects for other international funders, potentially including the World Health Organization and the GAVI Alliance. The person will also work closely with LiST partners in Johns Hopkins University.

£37,106 to £42,139. Click here for more information.

Senior Lecturer/Consultant in Infectious Diseases SB1831
University of St Andrews - School of Medicine
Closing date: 24 October 2014

We require a Senior Lecturer/Consultant Physician in Infectious Diseases with either Medical Microbiology or General Medicine to join the growing Infection research strand at the University of St Andrews and contribute to the development of the clinical infection service provided by NHS Fife. We are looking for a motivated and forward thinking individual who will integrate well with clinical and laboratory colleagues to enhance delivery of clinical infection services across Fife and who will also be expected to develop an independent research portfolio. It is hoped that the successful candidate will in addition contribute to medical or laboratory on call as appropriate. The St Andrews Medical School tops the student satisfaction table and has a growing research portfolio in Infection that includes clinical trials in tuberculosis, molecular diagnostics, epidemiology and genomics of infection. It has a growing reputation in the area of translational infection and provides the infrastructure for internationally competitive research.

£76,001 to £102,465. Click here for more information.

 

Closing dates in November

 

Postdoctoral Researcher in One Health
Pathology and Pathogen Biology, Royal Veterinary College. Hawkshead
Closing date: 9 November 2014

We wish to recruit a highly motivated, postdoctoral scientist to carry out a research programme focused on zoonotic emerging diseases funded through the BBSRC, MRC, ESRC, NERC, DSTL and DFID, in the research group of Professor Joanne P. Webster. Schistosomiasis, a disease of profound medical and veterinary importance, has its greatest burden within sub-Saharan Africa. This multidisciplinary research programme aims to understand the epidemiology, evolution and potential control of novel zoonotic schistosomes occurring through the viable hybridisation of human and animal schistosome species. You will work as a member of a small interdisciplinary team, providing high-level field and molecular laboratory research. You will be responsible for collaborating with the field teams and non-invasive collection of parasite samples for genetic analyses from humans, livestock and snails. You will be based at our Hawkshead Campus, as well as undertaking field work in West Africa, predominantly Senegal, and some laboratory research at the Natural History Museum, London. You will be responsible for writing primary journal publications in leading scientific journals and play a role in public outreach of the project, both in the UK and abroad, from grass-roots to Ministry levels.

£31,731 to £32,793. Click here for more information.

Clinical senior lecturer in infectious diseases epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance
Imperial College London, Division of Infectious Diseases
Closing date: 11 November 2014

Imperial College London is seeking to develop its reputation in antimicrobial resistance with a strategic investment.  We are making a number of clinical and non-clinical academic appointments to develop a portfolio of research in collaboration with existing strengths within the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Department of Medicine.  This is an exciting opportunity for an individual wishing to further develop a programme of applied Infectious Diseases research within the unique research environment offered by the National Institute for Health Research Health Protection Research Unit in Healthcare Associated Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance at Imperial College London. 

From £74,504 . Click here for more information.

Non-clinical lecturer in epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and infectious diseases
Imperial College London, Division of Infectious Diseases
Closing date: 11 November 2014

Imperial College London is seeking to develop its reputation in anti-microbial resistance with a strategic investment. We plan to make non-clinical academic appointments to develop a portfolio of research in collaboration with existing strengths within the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Department of Medicine. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual wishing to further develop a programme of applied Infectious Diseases research within the unique research environment offered by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Protection Research Unit in Healthcare Associated Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance at Imperial College London.

£45,950 - £51,200 . Click here for more information.

 

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