Senior Lecturer / Reader (ref 581-16) Mosquito Borne Disease

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine - The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine continues to lead in the worldwide fight against infectious diseases working with partners in over 60 countries. Our research reputation has secured funding to lead multiple international consortia and product development partnerships underpinning our translational research focus.

As part of our continuing expansion, we have identified a number of key areas that offer exciting opportunities for impact with tangible potential to shape global health initiatives and deliver health improvement over the next decade.  To support this development we wish to strengthen the profile of LSTM in mosquito borne disease through the appointment of a candidate with an established excellent international reputation in this discipline. We are particularly interested in candidates with a reputation for excellent research on the biology and/or control of arboviruses and their vectors.

The post holder will join the Faculty of Biological Sciences which hosts the Departments of Vector Biology and Parasitology and has a vibrant research portfolio with particular research strengths in malaria, filariasis and the Neglected Tropical Diseases.  Our activities span the full pipeline from discovery to implementation and we work closely with national and global policy making bodies to maximise research uptake. The faculty has unparalleled facilities for working with vectors and pathogens including category 3 containment facilities, a large suite of controlled insect rearing rooms plus free flight rooms for behavioural studies.  Our laboratories are also well equipped with analytical platforms for molecular genetics, proteomics, metabolomics and imaging.

The post is suitable for candidates with an international reputation in mosquito borne diseases and a strong research profile. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate their track record in securing competitive funding and publishing the outputs of their work and have a clearly articulated research vision.

Closing Date for completed applications:  Thursday 5 January 2017

Further details of these post and other exciting opportunities, can be found by visiting our website at: http://www.lstmed.ac.uk/vacancies

LSTM actively promotes an Equal Opportunities Policy

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