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Closing dates in July

Research Associate
University College London - UCL Infection and Immunity; Department of Infection

Closing date for applications: 20 July 2014

The postholder will perform high quality research under the direction of Professor Ariberto Fassati, in his Lab, working on host factors important for HIV-1 infection, on cell biology and biophysics of nuclear import and on transmissible cancers. The lab shares space with virologists (HIV and other retroviruses) with expertise in cell biology, and is part of a high through put screening facility located in part in our Centre and part at the UCL/MRC Laboratory for Molecular and Cell Biology (LMCB). The post is funded by the BBSRC and is available for 3 years in the first instance. The post holder must have (or be about to be awarded) a PhD in a relevant subject. The post holder will have a sound grasp of current genetic manipulation. Experience of mammalian tissue culture, protein biochemistry, chromatography and protein-protein interaction analyses, tRNA biochemistry, molecular cloning, cell biology of nuclear import. Ideally, the post-holder will have a proven track record of publishing papers in high impact peer reviewed journals.

Up to £32,699. Click here for more information.

Research Technician
University of Glasgow - Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

Closing date for applications: 20 July 2014

The Centre for Virus Research (CVR) and the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine (BAHCM) is seeking an experienced Research Technician to join a new viral epidemiology and emergency group. The postholder will contribute to the efficient day-to-day running of the bat virus epidemiology and emergence group, and to execute molecular and serological assays studies examining patterns of infection and exposure to a variety of bat-associated in samples collected from bats, domestic animals and humans in Peru.

£20,374 to £24,289. Click here for more information.

Research Associate in Applied Data Linkage, Syndromic Surveillance and Modelling
Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance, Imperial College
Closing date for applications: 20 July 2014

The overarching strategy of the “applied data linkage, syndromic surveillance and modelling” theme is to maximise the utility of existing data collected within the NHS and PHE for analysis and surveillance, to inform applied research, clinical practice, interventions and policy addressing AMR and HCAI, building upon existing collaboration with PHE. This post will directly support this vision, by working under the direction of Dr Aylin and Dr Johnson, to develop statistical and mathematical models of risk of infection initially focusing on urinary tract infections, infections due to E.coli, multidrug resistant (MDR) Gram-negative bacteria and staphylococci. You will also work with the HPRU Data Manager and Research Assistant to obtain linked NHS data in order to develop and apply models for AMR surveillance, syndromic surveillance for surgical site infection and early outbreak detection. Further work will model the use and application of NHS staff absence (the UK's largest workforce) and illness data for infectious disease surveillance, early alerts, preparedness and improved infection prevention planning.

£32,750. Click here for more information.

Research Assistant in Applied Data Linkage, Syndromic Surveillance and Modelling
Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance, Imperial College
Closing date for applications: 20 July 2014

The overarching strategy of the “applied data linkage, syndromic surveillance and modelling” theme is to maximise the utility of existing data collected within the NHS and PHE for analysis and surveillance, to inform applied research, clinical practice, interventions and policy addressing AMR and HCAI, building upon existing collaboration with PHE. This post will directly support this vision, by working with a Research Associate, under the direction of Dr Aylin and Dr Johnson, to develop statistical and mathematical models of risk of infection initially focusing on urinary tract infections, infections due to E.coli, multidrug resistant (MDR) Gram-negative bacteria and staphylococci. You will also work with the HPRU Data Manager and Research Associate to obtain linked NHS data in order to develop and apply models for AMR surveillance, syndromic surveillance for surgical site infection and early outbreak detection. Further work will model the use and application of NHS staff absence (the UK's largest workforce) and illness data for infectious disease surveillance, early alerts, preparedness and improved infection prevention planning

£28,770. Click here for more information.

Postgraduate Research Assistant - Virology
University of Oxford - Experimental Medicine, Nuffield Department of Medicine

Closing date for applications: 25 July 2014

Applications are invited for a Postgraduate Research Assistant to join the Nuffield Department of Medicine to work on projects studying HIV infection and exploring strategies directed towards achieving a cure. The research focuses on assays to measure and characterise the reservoir including other factors, such as the immune response, that might impact it. We are developing and testing populations of patients infected with HIV to study the viral reservoir and how it might be impacted by future interventions. In particular, we are studying patients who have recently been infected with HIV (“seroconverters”). The successful Postgraduate Research Assistant will be expected to assist in the running of key assays set up to measure the HIV reservoir, be responsible for monitoring supplies of reagents, maintenance of equipment and warrant safety compliance to ensure smooth running of the laboratory. A basic knowledge of Health & Safety would be highly desirable. You will be expected to contribute to the rota of duties required to maintain the lab, including helping with cleaning and assisting with liquid nitrogen stores, as appropriate. Full training will be provided.

£26,527 to £31,644. Click here for more information.

Two Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions
University of Dundee - Institute of Infection, Immunity & Inflammation / College of Life Sciences

Closing date for applications: 25 July 2014

We seek two research associates to join an MRC-funded project with the goal of identifying modes of action and mechanisms of resistance to novel benzoxaboroale drugs under development as new agents to treat human African trypanosomiasis. Complementary state of the art techniques will be used to dissect the pharmacological impact of these drugs on trypanosomes with the ultimate aim of underpinning development of safe and effective new drugs to treat trypanosomiasis. Both post-holders will have a Ph.D.in a relevant subject and experience in experimental molecular biology and biochemistry.

£29,837 to £36,661. Click here for more information.

NIHR/MRC Clinical Research Fellowship in Encephalitis
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Institute of Infection and Global Health, Department of Clinical Infection, Microbiology and Immunology, Brain Infections Group

Closing date for applications: 31 July 2014

This clinical fellowship is for a trainee in paediatric or adult neurology, infectious diseases, or other appropriate specialty to support an NIHR programme grant on understanding and improving the outcome of encephalitis, focusing on clinico-epidemiological features. You will join the multi-disciplinary Liverpool Brain Infections Group, and will be encouraged to work towards developing your own fellowship application from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), Wellcome Trust or Medical Research Council (MRC).
Liverpool has the UK’s only Neuroscience NHS Trust (The Walton Centre) and the University of Liverpool and Institute of Infection and Global Health are partners in Liverpool’s NIHR Biomedical Research Centre in Microbial Diseases. You should have evidence of achievement of Foundation competencies and demonstrate the acquisition of the level of knowledge and skills necessary for the completion of F2. The post is available for 1 year initially.

£31,644. Click here for more information.

 

Closing dates in August

Research Associate
University of Glasgow - Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation
Closing date for applications: 3 August 2014

The MRC - University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) is seeking an outstanding postdoctoral fellow to work on an on-going project in our laboratory to investigate the structural and functional properties of filamentous influenza virus particles. A secondary aim of the post-holder will be to develop technologies for the structure analysis of viruses and virus related structures within the cell. The aim is to build on our recent cryo-tomography analysis of budding filamentous viruses to develop a detailed understanding on the structural determinants of filamentous virus architecture and furthermore to investigate the role these particles may play in transmission of infection or pathogenesis. This work will employ cryogenic electron microscopy and three-dimensional image reconstruction techniques. Furthermore, novel methods will be developed to allow the analysis of virus particles and viral proteins within the cellular environment. One key aspect of this project is collaboration with the Physics department of the University of Glasgow to develop methods for sectioning of frozen hydrated cells using focussed ion-beam milling.

£32,590 to £36,661. Click here for more information.

Lecturer in Infectious Disease Mathematical Modelling
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Bristol

Closing date for applications: 4 August 2014

This post offers an excellent opportunity for an experienced Lecturer to join an expanding research team based in the School of Social and Community Medicine. The post is for 48 months supported by a grant from the National Institute of Health Research Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) on Evaluation of Interventions, and is intended to provide an opportunity for the researcher to apply for additional funding and/or a personal development research fellowship award and with the option of becoming a permanent post. The post will undertake modelling on a number of policy relevant projects in collaboration with Public Health England (PHE). This will involve the development of infectious disease models on the transmission of a range of diseases, including viral hepatitis (Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and Hepatitis B virus (HBV)), childhood infections (such as Meningitis, Pertussis, and Rotavirus) and sexually transmitted infections (such as Chlamydia and HIV), and the use of these models to project the impact of various interventions including treatment, vaccination and other prevention strategies depending on the disease in question. The modeller will also work actively with economists in the group to enable their models to account for the economic costs and benefits of different interventions, and with other researchers in Public Health England and in this and other HPRUs in other institutions

£40,847 to £45,954. Click here for more information.

Research Fellow
MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling Imperial College London

Closing date for applications: 5 August 2014

This is an exciting new opportunity for an experienced mathematical modeller to join a dynamic multi-disciplinary and international team of mathematical modellers, epidemiologists and biostatisticians to develop effective and proven HIV prevention strategies. The post is part of a seven-year project funded by the National Institutes of Health US and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease US. As part of the new HPTN modelling Centre, the Research Fellow will carry out, plan and help lead a high quality portfolio of mathematical and computational modelling projects to support the research activities of the “HIV prevention trial network (HPTN)”, through collaboration with the HPTN Statistical and Data Management Center (SDMC) at the Fred Hutchinson Research Cancer Institute (FHRCI), Seattle, US. The HPTN is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded Clinical Research Network on Integrated Strategies to Prevent HIV Infection, which conducts world-class research and clinical trials on HIV intervention strategies. The Research Fellow will work as part of a team and develop different classes of HIV mathematical models (from simple deterministic models to individual-based models) addressing various research questions in different populations and settings to inform HIV prevention and trial design. The work will require a substantial amount of programming and computation

£38,330 to £50,190. Click here for more information.

 

Closing dates in September

Chair (Clinical) in Clinical Microbiology
University of Sheffield - Department of Infection and Immunity
Closing date for applications: 1 September 2014

The Institute is growing the scale and ambition of our biomedical research activities with a multi-million pound investment in a strategic, flagship project, to establish Sheffield as a centre for understanding infectious disease associated with important, antibiotic resistant, pathogens. The Institute will bridge the gap between basic, underpinning science and clinicians who interact directly with patients to provide effective treatment, focusing on the major bacterial pathogens Streptococcus pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus. We are seeking to recruit a talented individual with a significant research portfolio in Microbiology, Virology or Infectious Disease, to enhance and expand our established team. You will have a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline with a proven ability to attract regular funding and publish papers in high quality journals. You will hold full registration with the General Medical Council and a current licence to practice, along with FRCPath or equivalent.

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

 

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