Non-Clinical Lecturer in Antimicrobial Resistance and Infectious Diseases

Job summary

Imperial College London is seeking to make two non-clinical academic appointments to support a broad and highly successful portfolio of research in antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases. This presents an exciting opportunity for those interested in developing applied, translational research with the potential to impact on public health. The posts will be based in the unique research environment offered by the National Institute for...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED01009
  • Date posted 18 January 2019
  • Closing date 17 February 2019

Job description

Job summary

Imperial College London is seeking to make two non-clinical academic appointments to support a broad and highly successful portfolio of research in antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases. This presents an exciting opportunity for those interested in developing applied, translational research with the potential to impact on public health. The posts will be based in the unique research environment offered by the National Institute for Health Research Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance at Imperial College London and will join a critical mass of researchers working across a number of projects.

The HPRU itself brings together the expertise of the College with that of Public Health England, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, the University of Cambridge Veterinary School and Imperial College Health Partners Academic Health Science Network, to deliver Health Protection Research of the highest quality. However, the research of the group is also funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, and the Arts and Humanities Research Council as well as the National Institute for Health Research, demonstrating the range of work in AMR and the extent of interdisciplinary collaborations across the College and worldwide.

Duties and responsibilities

The post holder will be expected to develop and deliver their own high quality and sustainable research programme in the epidemiology, mathematical modelling, pharmacology, health economics, diagnostics or microbiology of antimicrobial resistance and Infectious Diseases. We are also interested in hearing from those with backgrounds in the use of applied statistics or artifical intellegence in relation to antimicrobial resistance and infection. The post holder will have a particular remit to develop their own applied research and, where appropriate, will have opportunities to harness the rich sources of material and data available from our partners.

We are interested in applications from those who are able to demonstrate their ability to produce independent research, wish to pursue an academic career and who have an interest in applying for independent funding including career development fellowships.

Essential requirements

You should have a strong academic track record in any of the relevant fields listed above, a first or upper second class degree and a PhD, or equivalent. You should have a strong publication record and be taking your first steps towards an independent research career. You will have exceptional written and oral communication skills with the ability to present to a high standard, and the ability to write clearly and succinctly for publication. You must have experience of working within a research environment and of directing research programmes.

Experience of working within the NHS carrying out translational research would be an advantage.

Further information

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Professor Alison Holmes – alison.holmes@imperial.ac.uk or head.ops@imperial.ac.uk 


For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk 

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.