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Head of Microbiology and Laboratory

University of Oxford - Nuffield Department of Medicine

Location: Oxford
Salary: £33,221 to £57,522 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 29th June 2020
Closes: 22nd July 2020
Job Ref: 146506

Nuffield Department of Medicine, Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Shoklo Malaria Research Unit (SMRU), Mae Sot, Thailand

Grade E65: £33,221 - £57,522 per annum

An opportunity has arisen within the Nuffield Department of Medicine (NDM) Tropical Medicine and Global Health, for a Microbiologist who will for the day-to-day management of the microbiology laboratory at SMRU; and be the SMRU Laboratory department Head. The post will involve diagnostic bacteriology and virology including molecular methods. In addition, the post holder will support and develop research projects in line with the SMRU research agenda.

You will facilitate interactions between the different laboratories at SMRU (Microbiology, Malaria in-vitro, Haematology, Entomology, Microscopy and Clinic laboratories) and with other SMRU departments. Supervise the diagnostic microbiology service to support the clinical activities of SMRU and all aspects of laboratory management activities. You will develop own and collaborative research projects through grant application submissions, obtaining ethical approvals, data analysis and manuscript preparation for publication. Participate in and support the public engagement and widening access activities of the Department and the University. This is anticipated to be not more than 2 days per year.

You will be have a PhD in microbiology or related discipline (e.g. molecular biology). Undergraduate degree in medical microbiology (or undergraduate medical degree if clinical applicant). Have a substantive academic contract of employment with an HEI. Be required, as a condition of your employment, to hold GMC or GDC registration and, where relevant, a licence to practise. Training/employment in a clinical diagnostic laboratory. Extensive experience in molecular microbiology as well as experience in laboratory management.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

This post is offered full-time on a fixed-term contract until 30 September 2025 in the first instance funded by Wellcome.

Only applications received before 12 noon on 22 July 2020 will be considered. Please quote 146506 on all correspondence.

Closing Date: 22-JUL-2020 12:00

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