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Research Associate in Infectious Disease Mathematical Modelling
University of Bristol -School of Social and Community Medicine

Closing date for applications: 9 April 2014

This post offers an excellent opportunity for a Research Associate to join a research team based in the School of Social and Community Medicine. The post is for 24 months funded partly through grants from the European Commission and UK Department of Health, and is meant also to provide an opportunity to apply for additional funding and/or a personal development research fellowship award. The post will adapt existing infectious disease models on the transmission of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and use these models to project the impact of HCV treatment and other interventions on HCV prevalence and transmission, and consider how scale up of HCV treatment could reduce HCV prevalence and liver morbidity in selected European sites. You will join a collaborative team of mathematical modelers, epidemiologists, social scientists and health economists interested in the transmission dynamics of HCV, HIV/AIDS, other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and other infections. As part of these projects you will be primarily involved in the technical aspect of the modelling, and will collaborate with other modellers, economists and epidemiologists involved in this and other projects.

£34,565 - £38,907. Click here for more information.

Research Associate
University College London -UCL Infection and Immunity

Closing date for applications: 10 April 2014

This is a one year post for a post-doctoral research scientist to participate in a range of laboratory research projects within Dr Mahdad Noursadeghi's group in the Division of Infection and Immunity at UCL. Dr Noursadeghi's group investigate the mechanisms of protective and pathogenic immune responses in infectious and inflammatory diseases, in order to inform the development of novel therapies or approaches for patient stratification. The work extends from in vitro laboratory models to challenge experiments in humans and sampling of tissues at the site of disease in order to understand immunopathogenetic mechanisms in vivo. In view of the multivariate complexity of immune responses, genome wide transcriptional profiling strategies are used in order to obtain systems level assessments with molecular resolution. The post holder will work on specific aspects of existing projects, including the application of gene expression profiling of peripheral blood samples to stratify patients with acute infectious diseases, and on collaborative project with investigators at the Institute of Ophthalmology to investigate the role of inflammatory monocytes in acute corneal transplant rejection. The group is supported by research funding from the National Institute for Health Research, Medical Research Council, Wellcome Trust, Arthritis Research UK and Rosetrees Trust.

£32,699 - £39,523. Click here for more information.

Research Technician
Imperial College London -Department of Medicine

Closing date for applications: 11 April 2014

The Immunology group at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital is headed up by Professor Xiaoning Xu and forms part of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine. This post funded by EU FP7 involves supporting the Head of Group in his research duties, providing a high standard of technical expertise and advice. The current research programme mainly focuses on cellular immune responses to HIV and co-infection with other pathogens such as HCV. You will have supervisory responsibility for day-to-day co-ordination, running and maintenance of the laboratory. You should have a Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in life science or a related field and experience in managing or supervising laboratory staff.

£28,770 - £32,750. Click here for more information.

Post-Doctoral Scientist in Bacterial Pathogenesis & Molecular Genetics
University of Edinburgh -Roslin Institute / Moredun Research Institute

Closing date for applications: 11 April 2014

A 3-year Post-Doctoral position is available to investigate the mechanisms that control high-level excretion (super-shedding) from cattle of specific Shiga toxigenic Escherichia coli strains. The successful candidate will join a large active interdisciplinary research programme led by Prof David Gally at the Roslin Institute. The Food Standards Agency have funded a £2 million programme to investigate the epidemiology of enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) O157:H7 in the UK. The programme, led by Prof. Gally, involves collaborative research between molecular biologists, vets, epidemiologists, reference laboratory scientists, bioinformaticians and statisticians. Our work is aimed at understanding why particular EHEC strains are more likely to be associated with serious human disease in the UK. To date, we have shown that EHEC O157 strains containing certain Stx2-encoding bacteriophages are associated with super-shedding from cattle, potentially increasing the chance of human infection, and we are identifying phage factors associated with this important phenotype (PNAS 110:16265-70; PLoS Path 8(5): e1002672).

£30,728 - £36,661. Click here for more information.

Medical Statistician
University College London -MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL

Closing date for applications: 11 April 2014

The MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL is a centre of excellence for clinical trials, meta-analyses and epidemiological studies. Work within the Unit falls into one of three main themes: Infectious Disease, Cancer and other Non-Infectious Diseases, and Methodology. The Unit currently employs around 200 multidisciplinary staff, including 45 statisticians. We wish to appoint two or more statisticians to assist in the design and analysis of a number of new and ongoing research studies. Successful applicants will work primarily within the infectious diseases theme or the cancer theme. Applied methodological research is also encouraged. The posts are funded for three years in the first instance.

£29,389 - £31,834. Click here for more information.

Research Associate
Imperial College London -Department of Medicine

Closing date for applications: 11 April 2014

The research programme in B cell responses to co-infection of HIV and HCV led by Professor Xiaoning Xu focuses on studying frequency and functionality of HCV memory B cells in mono- and HIV-1 co-infection. Technically we detect, isolate and clone HCV-specific B cells from HCV/HIV co-infected cohorts and to analyse B cell repertoire and generate broad neutralizing (blocking virus entry) human monoclonal antibodies for therapy and future vaccine design. In addition the project will investigate the role of the antigen-specific CD4 T cells in the control of viral replication as well as help for B cell responses. You should have a PhD (or equivalent) in immunology or a closely related discipline and knowledge of antibody/B cell technologies. Experience in T cell biology and deep knowledge in the field of emerging infectious diseases such as HIV is desirable.

£32,750 - £41,540. Click here for more information.

Research Assistant / Associate in Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Imperial College London -School of Public Health, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Closing date for applications: 13 April 2014

We are seeking a Research Assistant or a Research Associate to develop and implement statistical and mathematical models of dengue virus transmission. The core focus of the work undertaken by the successful applicant for this post will be to work with collaborators in the Eliminate Dengue ( consortium on modelling work associated with the development and trialling of the Wolbachia as a dengue control measure. Development of simulations of the potential impact of Wolbachia alone or in combination with other control measures will be a priority, together with input into the design and analysis of ongoing experimental and field studies. The post is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and will be supervised by Professor Neil Ferguson.

£28,770 - £32,750. Click here for more information.

PhD studentships in a) Vaccine Epidemiology (Electronic Health Records) x 2, and b) Vaccine Uptake and Acceptance in England (Social Science & Policy) x 1
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Closing date for applications: 14 April 2014

In collaboration with Public Health England (PHE), the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has been awarded funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the Department of Health to create a Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in Immunisation. The objective of the HPRU is to facilitate world-class research that will impact directly on policy and enhance health protection through vaccination in the NHS. The HPRU focuses specifically on research training and provides several opportunities for students to undertake a research degree on topical questions that will feed directly into national policy making.

[Theme A] The PhD candidates will be working within the Electronic Health Records research theme. The strategy for this theme is to make novel use of electronic health data to estimate the burden of vaccine-preventable diseases, identify the determinants of vaccine uptake, measure vaccine effectiveness and assess vaccine safety.

[Theme B] The PhD candidate will be working within the Policy, Communications, Implementation and Vaccine Acceptability research theme. The strategy for this theme is to understand the factors leading to poor vaccine uptake and to determine how the new organisation of the NHS and Public Health Services can best resolve them.

Student stipend available. Click here for more information.

Research Associate
University College London -Division of Infection and Immunity

Closing date for applications: 17 April 2014

A National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) funded position exists for a Research Associate in the Division of Infection and Immunity, in the group headed by Professor Mary Collins in the Cruciform Building. Work within the Division aims to translate advances in the understanding of pathogens and the immune system into improved diagnosis and therapy. The successful candidate will work with Professor Collins on a research secondment to the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC). The post is available for 21 months in the first instance. The post holder will be expected to perform high quality research under the direction of Professor Collins. We are seeking highly motivated individuals with the ability to generate their own research strategies and pursue them with determination and creativity. Applicants should have experience in a relevant subject. They should have a proven track record of research into NF-kb signaling, including publications in the use of lentiviral vectors and biochemistry.

£32,699- £39,523. Click here for more information.

Research Assistant
Imperial College London -Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, School of Public Health

Closing date for applications: 22 April 2014

The Centre will establish and work in partnership with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) via its Centre for NTDs which principally focuses on supporting lymphatic filariasis (LF) control, the World Bank, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Deworm the World Initiative, and pharmaceutical companies including the UK based multi-national GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) as well as other companies that provide drug donations for NTDs, including Pfizer Inc, Merck and Johnson & Johnson. The postholder will provide an efficient professional service, assisting the research of the LCNTDR and its Director in areas of planning and implementation of research into NTDs and specifically in the use of helminth control by mass drug administration (MDA). This is an excellent opportunity for a postgraduate researcher with experience of working in developing countries to work in a new and dynamic Centre within one of the UK's leading Universities.

£28,770 - £31,880. Click here for more information.

Research Associate in Modelling and Health Economics
Infection and Population Health, UCL

Closing date for applications: 25 April 2014

Applicants are invited for a Research Associate position that provides a unique opportunity for a researcher to participate in research specific to health economic evaluations alongside trials and other large observational studies of tuberculosis and hepatitis C infection. This is a post for a (non-clinical) research associate in infectious disease modelling and health economics, to add to the growing group of health economics researchers at UCL and its partner institutions. The post is a combination of academic and research design work. The post is funded for 2 years in the first instance and is available immediately.

£32,699 - £39,523. Click here for more information.

Research Associate/Postdoctoral position in Virology
Institute of Infection and Immunity Cardiff University -School of Medicine

Closing date for applications: 30 April 2014

In this role, based in the laboratory of Prof Vincent Piguet, you will be undertaking work on a number of research projects in the field of pathogens host cell interactions with a specific interest in Dendritic Cells interactions with pathogens. Pathogens considered will include HIV, Influenza and other viruses and fungi. You should have a first class or 2:1 degree in a relevant discipline, and a PhD (or a student who has finished practical work and is awaiting results) in Cell Biology/Immunology or a related discipline. You must have previous experience in conducting and organising research projects.

£30,728 - £36,661. Click here for more information.


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