Research opportunities

Meningitis Now funding call

Applications are invited for grant aid from established research groups in the UK. The purpose of these awards is to support studies related to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of TB meningitis or pneumococcal meningitis in the UK. Meningitis Now has restricted funding specifically for these areas of research.

Senior RA in Molecular Microbiology/Biochemistry Full Time (18 months) Deadline 14th Sept 2015

Senior Research Assistant in Molecular Microbiology/Biochemistry Full Time – Fixed-Term for 18 months

Working in the well-appointed laboratories of the Department of Applied Sciences at our Newcastle city campus, you will conduct research that is expected to drive innovation in drug and vaccine development.  Specifically, you will investigate lipid modification of proteins in the outer membrane of mycolic acid-containing bacteria, predominantly the equine pathogen Rhodococcus (Prescottella) equi. We expect to demonstrate that protein lipid modifications are relevant to the virulence of this pathogen and its close relatives, including important human pathogens.

You will have a PhD in a relevant biological discipline with experience in bioinformatics, molecular cloning, protein purification and biochemical assays.  Some knowledge of proteomics and/or assay development is also desirable.  We wish to appoint an excellent communicator with well-developed research and analytical skills who has the ability to work as an integral and co-operative member of our research group.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Lynn Dover on (0191) 2273975 or via lynn.dover [AT]

Closing Date for applications: 12 noon on 14th September 2015

Selection Date: 5th October 2015

Senior Scientist position in Jena, deadline 02 March 2015

The Institute of Molecular Pathogenesis (IMP) at the Jena site of the FLI invites applications for a fulltime position at senior scientist level, corresponding to

Scientific Councilor (pay grade A 13 BBesO)

Wissenschaftliche Rätin/ Wissenschaftlicher Rat (Besoldungsgruppe A 13 BBesO),

to conduct research on the molecular pathogenesis of members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in livestock and wildlife ungulates

Further details of this position, including qualification requirements, are described in Job Announcement 04/15 posted on our website:

Applicants should submit an application written in German or English including a description of research interests and the motivation to apply, official transcripts, a detailed CV highlighting education, relevant experience, qualifications, grant and contract activities and publications to Fachbereich Personal, Postfach 1318, 17466 Greifswald-Insel Riems. Electronic applications may be submitted as a single PDF document to marked with reference number ‘Stelle 04/15’. Applications must be received by the closing date of March 02, 2015.

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4 yr Research Associate in Mucosal Vaccinations (Deadline 07 December 2014)

We seek to appoint a postdoctoral Research Associate to a project aimed at investigating the mechanisms of mucosal vaccination against tuberculosis in experimental models.

The purpose is to evaluate cellular immune mechanisms and protection, following mucosal delivery of CD8 T cell stimulatory epitope subunit vaccine constructs. This will involve analysis of T cell responses and protection of HLA-transgenic and humanised mice, testing of blood samples from previously sensitized macaques and study of antigen presentation using human cell lines.

The post, attached to Professor J. Ivanyi ( will be based in the Mucosal and Salivary Biology Division, at the Guy’s Hospital Campus of King’s College London. We are looking for an individually motivated scientist to interact creatively with a number of collaborating teams within and outside Guy’s-KCL. PhD qualified candidates should have knowledge and experience (i.e. publications) in the subject and methodologies of cellular and molecular immunology with reference to microbial infections in animal experimental models.

Closing date: 07 December 2014

  • Reference: THW/14/059639/415
  • Salary Details: £32,277 per annum
  • Allowances: £2,323 London Weighting
  • Contract Type: Temporary/Fixed term for a period of four years
  • Contract Term: Full time
  • Equality of opportunity is College policy.

To obtain further information, Job description and Application form please register at one of the following websites:

5 year RA / Postdoc positions at NIMR deadlines 10 / 30 Sept 2014

National Institute of Medical Research: Division of Mycobacterial Research

Research Technician

We are offering one 5-year Research Assistant position, to support work on mycobacterial metabolism and nutrient acquisition, in NIMR’s Division of Mycobacterial Research.  Application deadline 10 September 2014.

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Postdoctoral Scientist

 Ref: IRC156893

We are offering two 5-year Postdoctoral Scientist positions, which are training and development positions for post-doctoral scientists, in NIMR’s Division of Mycobacterial Research. Application deadline 30 September 2014.

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