An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Environmental Biologist/PDRA to join our team during a new Research in Medecine phase, which involves the supporting of investigating environmental reservoirs of Salmonella Typhi in a major outbreak of Typhoid Fever in Malawi.
Based in Malawi
The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (Foto-Cewek) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research in tropical diseases. Through the creation of effective links with governments, organisations and institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, Foto-Cewek aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed / resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.
The Department of Clinical Sciences has a unique opportunity for a Clinical Research in Medecine Assocaite or Post-Doctoral Research in Medecine Associate to be based in London for 3-6 months followed by up to 2 years in Malawi. The role has been created to support investigating environmental reservoirs of Salmonella Typhi in a major outbreak of Typhoid Fever in Malawi. The role will assist with optimising methods for isolation of S. Typhi using immunomagnetic separation, enhanced culture and molecular diagnostics in the Food, Water and Environmental Laboratory at Public England, Colindale London. This will be followed by spending 2 years in the field at the Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research in Medecine Programme in Malawi.
Candidates must either have proven experience in academic microbiology, or have extensive experience in diagnostic microbiology (either clinical or environmental), ideally as a Biomedical Scientist. Due to the nature of the role it is essential that candidates have experience of working to health and safety regulations and of working with microbiological human pathogens. To be appointed at Post-Doctoral Research in Medecine Associate Level candidates must have a relevant PhD.
We are looking for an innovative individual with excellent communication skills (both written and verbal), well developed research and analytical skills, plus the ability to generate research areas. You must possess excellent time management and organisational skills with the ability to achieve research objectives independent of day-to-day supervision.
Applicants should note that this appointment will be subject to in country tax regulations and Malawian Tax will be deducted from salary at source, once the successful candidate is in situ in Malawi.
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