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  • Posted on: 15th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £36,770 - £44,388 per annum
  • REF: 1880464
  • Closes: 29th November 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

A position for a Post doctoral Research Fellow is available to work within the Centre for Clinical Microbiology within the Division of Infection and Immunity at the Royal Free Campus.

The Centre for Clinical Microbiology has been successful in obtaining further funding for its research focussed on investigating improved diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. An important element of our activities is providing expertise to support collaborators across our international networks. The successful applicant will join the team engaged in delivering these projects, leading on the bioinformatic aspects of the studies.

The position is funded by two projects. CANTAM a consortium funded by the EDCTP (https://cantam.tghn.org/) to build capacity for the conduct of clinical trials on HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis in compliance with ICH/GCP standards in sub-Saharan Africa. The second project, also funded by the EDCT,P is our ongoing collaboration with the TB Alliance to support the delivery of TB clinical trials across their portfolio of new regimens.

The successful candidate will be responsible for delivery of the bioinformatic pipeline for analysis of TB isolates in our clinical trials. As well as this core activity the post holder will be responsible for building capacity for microbial bioinformatic analysis both in the Centre for Clinical Microbiology but also across the CANTAM network. The post holder will work with the CANTAM Project Manager and another Postdoctoral Research Fellow to create appropriate capacity development materials for the CANTAM network in response to the needs of our collaborators. This includes research into phytochemical and pharmacological evaluation of natural products that could be used as potential agents against infectious agents of relevance to the focus of the CANTAM network.

The post is available for 1 year in the first instance.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant subject, experience of working in a clinical microbiology laboratory with a focus on respiratory pathogens and in bioinformatic analysis of microbial pathogens and drug resistance markers, or other significant equivalent experience. Experience of working in a containment 3 level facility is essential as is experience of laboratory supervision.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

Informal enquiries regarding the vacancy can be made by email to Professor Tim McHugh, on t.mchugh@ucl.ac.uk.

Enquiries about the application process, please contact Isabel Lubeiro on i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk.

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Closing Date

29 Nov 2021

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Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

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