Vacancies in Edinburgh Infectious Diseases

Current vacancies

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Centre for Global Health Research: Research Fellow

The Centre for Global Health Research within the Usher Institute at the University of Edinburgh is seeking a highly skilled and motivated postdoctoral research fellow to build a global evidence base to facilitate introduction of vaccines and therapeutics against Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), a leading cause of acute lower respiratory infections in young children and the elderly. This work is part of a large EU Horizon 2020 / IMI project awarded to Respiratory Syncytial Virus Consortium in Europe (RESCEU). The incumbent will work closely with Professor Harish Nair who is a global expert on RSV Epidemiology.

Applicants must have a PhD in epidemiology and considerable experience of conducting large-scale systematic reviews and meta-analysis; and statistical modelling. Expertise in scientific writing and evidence of peer-reviewed publications are also required. Knowledge of respiratory disease and French, Spanish or Chinese as a second language would be an advantage. This position offers the post-holder the opportunity to be supported and mentored as an independent early career researcher.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Harish Nair.

Job Purpose
To carry out systematic reviews on an EU Horizon 2020 / Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) funded project to investigate the impact of Respiratory Syncytial virus (RSV) in Europe (RESCEU). The systematic reviews will comprehensively assess the existing evidence, including data from non-English and unpublished sources, on the burden, risk factors and longer-term impact of RSV in young children, the elderly and other high risk groups. These reviews form part of the larger RESCEU project which aims to integrate existing knowledge and data to provide greater insights into the impact of RSV on populations and health systems and provide the platform for future trials of RSV vaccines and therapeutics.
In addition to systematic review of data from published literature, the incumbent would collect unpublished data from RESCEU investigator group and conduct meta-analysis (using aggregate/individual patient data) where required and prepare a detailed report for the funder and draft manuscript for publication.

Vacancy Details

  • For more information and to apply:  CLICK HERE
  • Vacancy Ref:  039089
  • Closing Date:  Monday 27 March 2017
  • Contact Person : Professor Harish Nair, harish.nair@ed.ac.uk 0131 650 6963
  • Grade/Pay Scale:  UE07, £32,004 - £38,183
  • 35 hours per week fixed from 1st April 2017 for 12 months with possibility of extension

MRC/UoE Centre for Inflammation Research: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Based within the Queen’s Medical Research Institute, Little France, you will conduct an MRC funded research project and contribute to the further development of a research programme into the immune mechanisms of lung inflammation in viral bronchiolitis in infants, their role in the development of subsequent allergen sensitisation and reactive airway disease (e.g. asthma), and mechanisms of protection against severe respiratory viral disease (e.g. by helminth co-infection). This research will use both pre-clinical and human cell models as well as clinical samples.

You will have a degree in immunology, cell biology, molecular biology, or biochemistry with relevant post-graduate research experience in immunology of infection and/or inflammation and a PhD or equivalent. You will have expertise in relevant approaches and models, analytical techniques and methods in particular experience is required in cellular immunology (including flow cytometry), molecular biology and murine models of disease.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Jurgen Schwarze

Job Purpose
To conduct a research project and to contribute to the further development of a research programme into the immune mechanisms of virus control and of lung inflammation in RSV-bronchiolitis in infants and their role in the development of subsequent allergen sensitisation and reactive airway disease (e.g. asthma). This research will use both pre-clinical models and clinical samples. To conduct original research, to produce material for publication and to contribute to the development of grant applications.

Vacancy Details

  • For more information and to apply:  CLICK HERE
  • Vacancy Ref:  039169
  • Closing Date:  Monday 27 March 2017
  • Contact Person : Professor Jurgen Schwarze, jurgen.schwarze@ed.ac.uk
  • Grade/Pay Scale:  UE07, £32,004 - £38,183
  • Initial fixed term of 24 months.

 


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