College of Science
The University of Lincoln is collaborating in a major new project that aims to improve survival of HIV-infected infants with severe pneumonia. EMPIRICAL (Empirical treatment against cytomegalovirus (CMV) and tuberculosis (TB) in severe pneumonia in HIV-infected infants: a randomised clinical trial) is funded by the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP). Coordinated by the Hospital 12 de Octubre in Madrid, the consortium brings together experts in paediatrics clinical trials and infectious disease diagnostics from across Europe, Cote D’Ivoire, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Zambia to evaluate the efficacy of empirical treatment of severe pneumonia in HIV-infected babies, with anti-TB therapy and/or anti-CMV therapy.
We are therefore seeking to appoint a talented postdoctoral researcher to provide specialist clinical and translational research support. The post-holder will play a leading role in the validation of diagnostic assays, design of SOPs, and development of monitoring tools and providing training for laboratory personnel in sub-Saharan Africa, but will also coordinate the design and delivery of sub-studies with international partners, providing opportunity for lead author outputs.
The post holder should have excellent laboratory skills, ideally with experience in molecular diagnostics, or a track record that evidences the ability to obtain quality data using sensitive and intricate laboratory techniques. Candidates with experience in pathogen genomics or bioinformatics are encouraged to apply, as are those who can evidence experience of, and an equitable and ethical approach to, field work in sub-Saharan Africa. The role will require working to tight deadlines and a willingness to travel (typically 2-3 field trips per year). The post holder will be required to work independently and take the initiative to ensure timely completion of project deliverables, and to demonstrate keen problem-solving and interpersonal skills, as required to support an international collaborative project.
Closing Date: 16 Jun 2019
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