In response to the World Health Organisation 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.
- Location: Liverpool
- Salary: £31,838 to £35,952
- Hours: Full Time
- Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
- Placed on: 11th February 2016
- Closes: 4th March 2016
Job Ref: R-589369
The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was awarded nearly £4 million funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to establish a Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in Emerging & Zoonotic Infections. The HPRU is a partnership, led by Professor Tom Solomon, with Public Health England and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
You will demonstrate the potential for outstanding development as a clinical academic and should have an MBChB, MB BS or equivalent medical degree, or have completed foundation training. You will help develop a case control study of neurological disease associated with Zika, support other projects, and develop pilot data which might be used towards a subsequent research fellowship application from NIHR, Wellcome Trust, MRC or other. Your main base will be at the University with some periods in Brazil and possibly other South American countries. The post is available for 1 year. Visit: http://www.hpruezi.nihr.ac.uk/