Professor in Infectious Diseases

The Royal Veterinary College, University of London - Department of Pathobiology and Population Sciences

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) is the largest and longest-established vet school in the English-speaking world and is a college of the University of London. Ranked first in Europe and in the top three institutions in the world for veterinary science, the RVC has a unique heritage of over two centuries of innovation and leadership in veterinary medicine and science. The RVC has accreditation from all of the major professional bodies worldwide, and offers a large variety of professional and scientific educational programmes. In addition to its longstanding commitment to excellence in teaching, the RVC has been at the forefront of research into areas that benefit animal and human health and welfare.

Recent and rapid changes in environmental and social conditions and agricultural practices have led to the emergence of infectious diseases that threaten animal and human health and welfare. In particular, diseases that originate at the interface between humans, farmed livestock and wildlife and their various environments pose a specific threat in today’s globally connected world. The One Health approach recognises the relationship between health and disease at the human, animal and environmental interfaces and promotes greater cooperation between human and veterinary medicine, and biological, environmental and social sciences to respond to this challenge. The RVC’s Department of Pathobiology and Population Sciences (PPS) brings together academic staff with a broad range of expertise and research interests, capable of considering disease processes from the molecular and cellular level, through to whole animal and population level.

The RVC is now seeking to appoint to a new post, Professor in Infectious Diseases, who will join the Department of Pathobiology and Population Sciences, as a key contributor to the College’s strategic response to the global challenge of better control of infectious disease. The appointee will develop and lead an innovative and externally funded programme of fundamental and/or applied research into novel approaches to control endemic and emerging infectious diseases of global importance to human and animal health and welfare. In addition, she/he will be expected to show innovation in the integration of their research findings into our teaching programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and to help develop the careers of more junior researchers. Individuals with expertise and research interests in microbiology or related areas, including microbial vaccinology, pathogen genetics, gene flow and selection within defined ecosystems in developing countries are particularly encouraged. The successful candidate will have an eminent track record in research outputs and grant success.

For further details, including how to apply, please click the 'apply' button below or contact Daniel Mullen at The closing date for applications is Tuesday 3rd October 2017 at 09:00 GMT.

Interview date to be confirmed

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