In response to the World Health Organization declaring the Zika outbreak to be a global health emergency, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in Emerging & Zoonotic Infections is looking for a Clinical Research Fellow to develop research in this area.
The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health has been awarded nearly £4 million funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to establish the Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in Emerging & Zoonotic Infections. The HPRU is a partnership with Public Health England in collaboration with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine led by Professor Tom Solomon.
You will demonstrate the potential for outstanding development as a clinical academic in research. Unlike NIHR ACFs which are only offered in certain disciplines and at certain career stages, we are willing to consider doctors from a range of relevant backgrounds including epidemiology, infectious disease, microbiology, virology, organ based specialties and general practice. You should have an MBChB, MB BS or equivalent medical degree or have completed foundation training. The research project will focus on the Zika virus. You will work on research developing pilot data which can be used towards a subsequent research fellowship application from NIHR, Wellcome Trust, MRC or other. Your main base will be at the University, working closely with and being responsible to, Professor Tom Solomon, with some periods in South America. The post is available for 1 year.
To apply please visit https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/working/jobvacancies/currentvacancies/research/r-589369/