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University Lecturer (Honorary Consultant) in Infectious Disease


The Department of Medicine invites applications for a University Lecturer (Honorary Consultant) in Infectious Disease.

Infectious Diseases are a major area of importance in national and international health. On the international front, established infectious diseases (such as tuberculosis, malaria and HIV) remain problems of global importance, and new challenges are presented by emerging infectious diseases. Within the UK, hospital-acquired infections and increasing antimicrobial resistance present major problems for the NHS. There are new opportunities for advances in laboratory diagnosis and understanding microbial virulence, particularly consequent on the ability to rapidly sequence microbial genomes and apply novel molecular techniques to diagnosis.

The University Lecturer (Honorary Consultant) position in Infectious Disease has been established for a number of years within the Department of Medicine. The successful candidate will be allied with research teams working in the area of infectious diseases and will perform their clinical Infectious Disease services at Addenbrooke's. They will benefit from a strong research environment and the excellent facilities available within the Department and the University, and in particular will have access to containment facilities up to CL3 and various core infrastructure including high throughput microbial phenotyping and sequencing in the new Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease.

The post is for an outstanding applicant who will be clinically qualified in any area of medicine provided their focus is on infectious disease. They must be registered to practice in the UK and contribute to the NHS Infectious Disease clinical service.

The post will be primarily focused on research and teaching (in a 90:10 ratio), the latter predominantly of postgraduate research students. The clinical commitment of the post is flexible and will be negotiated with the applicant, but active engagement with the Infectious Disease clinical service is required.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment. This appointment also requires an Honorary Clinical Contract.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter, CV, list of publications, current and future research plans (two sides of A4 only) in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Informal enquiries about this post may be directed to Susie Curtis sc461@medschl.cam.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is 19 February 2019.

Please quote reference RC18068 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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