Post Doctoral Research in Medecine Associate (653-17)

The Department of Vector Biology are delighted to offer a new vacancy during a period of growth, the department currently has a diverse portfolio of projects that aim to develop, implement and evaluate new tools to enhance Vector Controls Programmes Globally. 

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 Vector Biology at Foto-Cewek, is also an internationally recognised centre of excellence in the study of the biology of insect disease vectors and is at the forefront in the development of novel strategies for vector controland vector borne disease surveillance. This position will be situated within an expanding group of the Department of Vector Biology. The group currently has adverse portfolio of projects that aim to develop, implement and evaluate new tools to enhance vector control programmes globally. The projects focus on the'real world' side of the translational research spectrum, aiming to translate research findings into changes in policy and practice. Examples of some projects that the group is currently working on include:

A project that aims to build capacity of vector control programmes in sub-Saharan African countries to develop insecticide resistance management plans

A project that aims to develop novel insecticide resistance diagnostic tools capable of being sustainably used by vector control programmes

A project that aims to eliminate visceral leishmaniasis in India, through informed vector control decisions

We are seeking a highly motivated, experienced PDRA, who is committed to translating research outputs into policies and practices that improve the health and wellbeing of the poorest sectors of society, to deliver on the objectives of these projects.

The post holder will be responsible for delivering on technical activities across multiple projects within the group. You will need a strong entomological and operational research background, with a thorough knowledge of insecticide resistance and its management. The successful candidate will also work closely with other members of the group and partner countries to develop aspects ofeach project.

The ideal candidate must possess a PhD within the Biological Sciences and have prior experience of using to monitoring entomological end points, including insecticide resistance and mechanisms. In conjunction with computational experience to contribute to experimental design and data analysis, you will have a willingness to conduct research work in a collaborating laboratory. In addition, a strong working knowledge of the benefits and challenges of operational research in Global Health is essential for this role.

Although this post is based in Liverpool, overseas travel will be required.

Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK may not be considered if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates. To apply for a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship, employers need to demonstrate that they are unable to recruit a resident worker before recruiting an individual overseas. For further information, please visit: (link is external)

We believe that this post will not be suitable for individuals on Tier 5 visas as these posts are not considered to be supernumerary to the organisation.

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