Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant in Infection (2 posts)

Division of Infection and Immunity

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 11th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £84,258 - £112,845 per annum
  • REF: 1874624
  • Closes: 11th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

These are strategically important senior clinical academic posts which aim to take forward the vision of the Research Department of Infection within the Division of Infection and Immunity at UCL ( The post holders will hold a substantive contract at UCL, spending 50% of their time as a UCL academic and 50% of their time as an Honorary Consultant in Infectious Diseases & Microbiology at University College London NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH).

UCL is one of the top universities worldwide and was ranked first in the UK for research strength in the recent REF 2014. The Research Department of Infection within the Division of Infection and Immunity is a centre of world-leading research and teaching on infectious diseases focused on advancing and integrating basic and clinical research to understand and overcome pathogens of global importance, and foster excellence and leadership amongst the next generation of scientists and doctors.

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) provides academically-led acute and specialist services to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education and world-class research. These Consultant Clinical Academic positions will be based at the UCL Bloomsbury Campus and at UCLH, aiming to link world-leading UCL strengths in basic pathogen biology, immune regulation & translation medicine to the diagnosis, cure and prevention of disease.

The positions are strongly aligned with the Research Department of Infection translational research theme which takes novel approaches to diagnosis, risk stratification, treatment and vaccination, evaluates them through clinical observational studies, individual and population level clinical trials. The post holders will have the exciting opportunity to harness the infection enthusiasm and expertise across UCL to build a multidisciplinary research agenda within the clinical departments of Microbiology & Infectious Diseases at UCLH.

The post holders will be expected to strengthen the delivery of the UCLH specialist clinical and diagnostic Infection Services according to the successful candidates’ area of interest and expertise. One of the posts will be based in the Department of Microbiology at UCLH and the other in the Department of Infectious Diseases / Hospital for Tropical Diseases.

Key Requirements

The post holders will be experienced, talented, highly motivated individuals with proven research skills and expertise, this could include clinical microbiology an infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship, emerging infections, infection in immunocompromised patients, healthcare associated infection, inclusion health or clinical trials.

The successful candidates will have a GMC Full and Specialist Registration with a current licence to practice. Clinical Completion of Training in Infectious Diseases & Microbiology or equivalent training and experience (eligible for Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration) is essential.

An ability to deliver high quality undergraduate and postgraduate clinical teaching and training is essential.

Further Details

The posts are undergoing RCP review and there are not yet approved. The Job descriptions could change as a result of the review.

The job description and person specification for both posts can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for these vacancies please click on the Apply Now button below.

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the qualifications, experience and knowledge of the person specification in your supporting statement and please attach your CV and statement of research interest and plans to your online application.

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Professor Robert Heyderman on

For informal enquiries about the Honorary Consultant part of this role please contact Dr Surjo De (Clinical Lead for Microbiology) at; Dr Sarah Logan (Clinical Lead for Infectious Diseases) at; Dr Michael Brown (Divisional Clinical Director for Infection Division) at

For enquiries about the application process please contact Isabel Lubeiro at

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11 Mar 2021

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