Clinical Research Fellow in Infectious Disease
Imperial College London Department of Infectious Disease
United Kingdom

Job summary

The MRC Centre for Molecular Bacteriology and Infection (CMBI) is a cross-faculty, multi-disciplinary research centre with a focus on the understanding of molecular mechanisms underlying bacterial pathogenesis, host immunity and antibiotic resistance. The CMBI, which spans Imperial’s Departments of Life Sciences and Medicine, uses multi-disciplinary approaches and cutting-edge techniques to study bacterial infections at molecular, cellular...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED01907
  • Date posted 21 July 2020
  • Closing date 31 August 2020

Key information about the role

  • Location South Kensington Campus (map)
  • Position type Full time, fixed term
  • Salary £34,466 – £49,044 plus benefits
  • Department Department of Infectious Disease
  • Category Researcher / Clinical Researcher

Job description

Job summary

The MRC Centre for Molecular Bacteriology and Infection (CMBI) is a cross-faculty, multi-disciplinary research centre with a focus on the understanding of molecular mechanisms underlying bacterial pathogenesis, host immunity and antibiotic resistance. The CMBI, which spans Imperial’s Departments of Life Sciences and Medicine, uses multi-disciplinary approaches and cutting-edge techniques to study bacterial infections at molecular, cellular and organism levels, with the aim of finding ways of developing new antibiotics, combating antibiotic resistance and developing effective vaccines. The Centre collaborates extensively with Imperial College-associated hospitals and industry and centres of research excellence with complementary expertise to achieve this goal.

There are 20 research groups and a dynamic cohort of non-clinical and clinical doctoral students within the Centre working across the following themes: Antimicrobial Resistance, Bacterial Physiology and Pathogenesis, Microbiota and Host Immune System.  Further information on our research can be found at http://www.imperial.ac.uk/mrc-centre-for-molecular-bacteriology-and-infection/research/

The CMBI Clinical Research Training Fellowship is aimed at clinically qualified professionals who wish to undertake a PhD. Your focus in this role will be on providing future clinical academics with the knowledge and analytical skills that will enable them to pursue high quality and clinically relevant independent research in the field of bacterial infection biology.

Applications are invited from exceptional medical graduates who demonstrate a commitment to a research career and aspire to become the next generation of clinical academic leaders to join our prestigious PhD Fellowship Programmes.

Duties and responsibilities

You will have a range of clinical, research and management responsibilities in this role and will need to be familiar with and comply with the requirements of good research governance. The main research responsibility will be to undertake a research project within the Centre for Molecular Bacteriology and Infection under the supervision of a Principal Investigator. You will also be involved in identifying and developing suitable techniques and apparatus for the collection and analysis of data, to ensure the validity and reliability of the data.

Essential requirements

Ideally you will have prior training in Microbiology and/or Infectious Diseases, or possible other infection related specialities such as intensive care, gastroenterology or respiratory medicine.

You must be GMC registered, fully qualified medical doctors in training in the UK, and at Core Training Level or above, in any speciality. You do not require prior laboratory experience though this would be desirable. Please see the Job Description for a full list of all essential and desirable requirements.

Further information

There is one Fellowship available, based at the South Kensington Campus, providing an ideal base for those wishing to pursue a career in academic clinical science. A range of PhD projects will be offered which focus on the mechanisms of infectious disease these can be accessed here. Applicants are also welcomed to propose topics in bacterial infection biology that are suitable for PhD study and complement ongoing research programmes in the CMBI.

The Fellowship will be full-time and fixed term for three years, part time options will be considered, and the PhD is expected to be completed within this period.

You should hold a medical qualification with registration at the General Medical Council (GMC).

As this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, at the appropriate level, will be required for the successful candidate.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Ramesh Wigneshweraraj (s.r.wig@imperial.ac.uk).

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research/


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