2 Research Fellowships in the Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution, University of Edinburgh, UK. ~ Bioblogia.net

7 de julio de 2012

2 Research Fellowships in the Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution, University of Edinburgh, UK.

Two full-time Research Fellowships are available in the Centre for
Immunity, Infection and Evolution at the University of Edinburgh, UK.

The Wellcome Trust-funded Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution
(CIIE; http://ciie.bio.ed.ac.uk/) has become a major centre for
interdisciplinary research into infectious disease since its inception
in 2008. This thriving Centre is now looking to attract dynamic and
enthusiastic researchers, eager to operate at the interface between
disciplines (e.g. infection biology, immunology, evolutionary biology,
ecology, epidemiology and mathematical modelling) to create new
research paradigms to tackle infectious diseases.

CIIE is hosted within the Institute for Immunology and Infection
Research
(http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/biology/immunology-infection)
and Institute for Evolutionary Biology
(http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/biology/evolutionary-biology), these
being part of the 'Edinburgh Infectious Disease' research community,
one of the largest groups of infection biologists world-wide.

As part of our development, and with funding support from the Wellcome
Trust, we have launched a Fellowship Programme. The 2-year Fellowships
will fulfil a unique role in pursuing research projects designed
between two complementary laboratories aimed at providing innovation
and new insight into major questions in infection, immunity ecology
and evolution. An example set of proposed projects is available from
the Centre (http://ciie.bio.ed.ac.uk/), although applicants are
encouraged to contact members of the Centre with their own ideas or
suggestions for a new project. The projects are designed to provide
proof-of-principle to underpin new project grant applications or,
ideally, fellowship applications for follow-on funding beyond the
Centre's 2-year provision. The Fellows will work between two or more
Principal Investigators one of whom will be primarily responsible for
providing mentorship as well as research space and facilities required
for the Fellow's project, while consumables and other running costs
for the project (up to £10,000 per annum) will be met by the Centre
itself.

Successful candidates will hold, or expect to hold, a PhD
qualification, will have a good publication record and the ability to
design and lead an interdisciplinary research programme in
collaboration with others.

Please see the list of CIIE members (http://ciie.bio.ed.ac.uk/people)
to find possible mentors and projects. General questions about the
Centre and the fellowships can be addressed to the Centre Director,
Professor Keith Matthews (keith.matthews@ed.ac.uk); but we encourage
candidates to contact the specific CIIE members that they would be
interested in working with to further develop their
applications/projects.

The salary range is £30,122 to £35,938; dependent on experience.

Applications will be accepted until July 25, 2012.

For the Research Fellowship (Ref. #: 3015298) application and specific
job description, please go to:
http://www.jobs.ed.ac.uk/vacancies/index.cfm?fuseaction=vacancies.detail&vacancy_ref=3015901



Amy B. Pedersen, Advanced Fellow
Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution

Institutes of Evolutionary Biology, Immunology & Infection Research
School of Biological Sciences
University of Edinburgh
Kings Buildings
Ashworth Labs, West Mains Road
Edinburgh
EH9 3JT, UK

amy.pedersen@ed.ac.uk
 +44(0) 131 650 8674

Ashworth 2 - 4.07
http://www.biology.ed.ac.uk/research/groups/apedersen/

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