Lectureship in Infectious Diseases

Lectureship in Infectious Diseases

King's College London

London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Lectureship in Infectious Diseases

King’s Infectious Diseases/School of Immunology and Microbial Sciences

Ref. 006567

The salary will be paid at Grade 7, £45,259 to £53,355 per annum, inclusive of £3,223 per annum London Allowance.

This post will be indefinite subject to a 3 year probationary period.

This is a full-time – 100 % full time equivalent.

We are seeking to appoint a new Lectureship (Assistant Professor equivalent) in the Department of Infectious Diseases at King’s College London. Located on the Guy’s Hospital Campus of King’s College London in the centre of London, this post offers exciting opportunities to establish a research group in an internationally recognised centre of excellence in the molecular basis of the pathogenesis of infectious diseases, where current areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, emerging viruses, the cell biology viral assembly, host/bacterial interactions, vaccines, viral vector-mediated therapy for human disease, and the clinical epidemiology of hospital acquired infections. Facilities include access to state-of-the-art genomics, proteomics, imaging and flow cytometry, as well as biosafety level 3 laboratory suites compliant with Schedule 5 ATSC. Outstanding opportunities for translational research are offered through the Biomedical Research Centre and our Academic Health Sciences Centre, King’s Health Partners.

It is anticipated that your research interests will complement the Department’s and School’s current strengths in viral and bacterial pathogenesis. We welcome applications from researchers from other disciplines who wish to apply their cutting-edge knowledge, technologies or model systems to the fields of human infection. The successful applicant will have an outstanding record of research accomplishment and innovation, combined with a commitment to supporting undergraduate and postgraduate education, and a strong desire to join a multi-disciplinary hub of academic excellence. We are particularly keen to attract applicants with the following interests: emerging viral or bacterial pathogens; high-throughput genetic and proteomic studies to understand host/pathogen interactions; animal models of microbial pathogenesis; identification and characterization of novel targets for antimicrobial therapeutics and vaccination. Applicants must have a PhD or medical equivalent. 

The post offers attractive start-up packages, an environment of outstanding scholarship, and well-equipped laboratories and core facilities. We currently hold and Athena Swan Silver award and are committed to equality and diversity. 

The selection process will include a panel interview and an invited presentation lecture.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact: Professor Stuart Neil, stuart.neil@kcl.ac.uk, +44 (0)207 848 9617

To apply, please go to: https://bit.ly/2zkiR1s and register with the King’s College London application portal and complete your application online.

Please include a 1 page overview of your research interests and direction of your independent programme.

Closing date: 17th February 2019.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.