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Research Fellow

Clinical and Experimental Sciences

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £28,695 to £35,256
Full Time, Fixed Term
Closing Date:  Friday 28 August 2015
Interview Date:   Monday 19 October 2015
Reference:  600415FC

The Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research group wish to appoint a Research Fellow in infectious disease research investment analyses. The research group is based within the University of Southampton at Southampton General Hospital.

Our group is undertaking a global analysis of research investments for infectious diseases. This builds on the existing work of the Research Investments in Global Health study (ResIn, in mapping the UK funding landscape for infection research. The project has been awarded funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to collate funding data from the G20 countries relating to infectious diseases (in particular pneumonia and neonatal infection research) and to assess how much funding is awarded to each disease area, how well investment correlates with the burden of disease and to measure the impact and outputs of research.

See for all the published outputs from the project to date. 

This post provides an exciting opportunity for someone with an interest in infectious disease research. It will also be of interest to those who would enjoy building tools and analyses that will be useful in informing the decisions and priority-setting of high-ranking policymakers (e.g. the World Health Organisation), the world’s leading biomedical and health research funders, and individual research institutions, groups and societies and researchers.

Applications are invited from those with an interest in infectious diseases, health policy or disease burden measurement. Relevant experience of a systematic and detailed approach to carrying out research projects is essential. Applicants should possess a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and significant experience in a relevant field. Detailed understanding and knowledge of infectious disease is essential. The postholder may be expected to supervise the work of junior research staff. Previous experience of working in an academic/policy setting would be advantageous. Applicants must be available to work with some flexibility.

Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given. 

This post is required to start on the 1st November 2015 and is a fixed term contract until 29th September 2017, with the possibility of extension subject to funding. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Stuart Clarke ( or Michael Head ( for more information.

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Sarah Foster  (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5070. Please quote reference 600415FC on all correspondence.

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The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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