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Research Fellow in Antimicrobial Pharmacodynamics at UCL

 

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £36,028 –  £45,533 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

The Institute for Global Health (IGH), based in the Faculty of Population Health Sciences, is at the heart of UCL’s Grant Challenge of Global Health. IGH’s vision is for a world where international policy on global health is informed by world-class research, supporting the development of robust solutions to aspects of the world’s major global health challenges.

Many infectious diseases are treated with a combination of antimicrobial drugs. Often the choice for the combination of drugs and dosing lacks pharmacological rational.

We have an excellent opportunity for a Research Fellow in Antimicrobial Pharmacodynamics. The aim of the post is to map the antimicrobial effect and emergence of persistence, tolerance and resistance of novel anti-mycobacterial drugs when given in combination in order to inform drug combination and dose selection.

Duties will include: to review relevant (publicly) available literature and contribute to development of experimental and analysis plans; conduct microbiological experiments; analyse the data becoming available from experimental work; preparation of manuscripts for publication and disseminating findings to both academic and non-academic users.

Reporting to Dr Frank Kloprogge, the post-holder will also work in close collaboration with Professor Timothy McHugh, head of the UCL Centre for Clinical Microbiology, at the Royal Free Hospital Campus.

Duration of the post is available for 36 months in the first instance.

The candidates will have: A PhD or equivalent and/or substantial record of working experience in a relevant subject area. Existing hands on experience with microbiology experiments. Experience with modelling pharmacological and microbiology data.

A track record of publications, or papers accepted for publication, in peer-reviewed academic journals or with major presses, commensurate with the stage of career of the candidate.

Excellent communication skills (verbal and written). Good team working skills.

The post-holder will have the highest ethical and professional standards in research and education.

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6B (Salary: £31,542 – £33,257, full time, per annum, inclusive of London Allowance) with payment at Grade 7 being then backdated to the date of the final submission of the PhD thesis.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

For enquiries about the process contact HR Administrator by email to: igh.hr@ucl.ac.uk.

For informal enquires regarding the post please contact Dr Frank Kloprogge, by email to f.kloprogge@ucl.ac.uk.

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