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University of Liverpool's Faculty Of Health And Life Sciences - Institute Of Infection And Global Health
The Institute of Infection and Global Health, established in 2010 to bring together leading infection and global health researchers from across the University of Liverpool, has had phenomenal success integrating veterinary, medical and basic sciences to impact on major infectious diseases in the UK and globally. Capitalising on our outstanding success in REF 2014 and the twenty-eight Faculty appointments made over the last five years, we are continuing to build research capacity across our five major research themes: 1. Understanding how pathogens cause disease; 2. Pioneering diagnostics, treatments and vaccines; 3. Enhancing food safety and food security; 4. Tracking emerging and zoonotic infections; and 5. Improving the health of pets, working animals and their owners.
We are seeking to appoint a clinically qualified paediatrician with a demonstrated interest in global child health and infection or vaccinology, with an excellent track record to the role of Senior Research Fellow in Infection and Global Child Health. You will be based full time at the Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme (MLW), in Blantyre, Malawi. The MLW was established in 1996 and is a Major Overseas Programme of the Wellcome Trust, functioning in collaboration with the University of Malawi - College of Medicine, the University of Liverpool, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and other research affiliates. The role will involve the co-ordination of clinical trials and observational studies. You will be expected to hold clinical responsibilities at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital Department of Paediatrics and Child Health.
Applications are invited from individuals with quality outputs who wish to develop their research careers to a higher level within our excellent research environment. You should have clinical qualifications (MRCPCH or equivalent) in paediatrics and substantial research experience, a PhD in a relevant subject would be advantageous. You will be expected to attract independent research funding and deliver high quality teaching. The post is available from 1 July 2016 until 30 June 2019.