Postdoc: Emerging Infectious Diseases

The fellowship would suit an accomplished post-doctoral scientist who is keen to build on established scientific successes. There is no restriction on the background of the fellows which could encompass virology, infectious diseases, epidemiology, ecology or public health.

Full details on the fellowship and how to apply can be found here http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/7987/ and the details are also listed below.

The Dennis and Mireille Gillings Global Public Health Fellowship in Emerging Infectious Diseases is a collaboration between the University of Cambridge (Department of Veterinary Medicine - DVM), the Institute of Public Health (IPH), and the Institut Pasteur International Network. This Fellowship is an exciting opportunity for an excellent candidate with a background in Health Sciences or Public Health or a related discipline to become a future leader in Public Health, shaping international health and science policy in relation to Emerging Infectious Diseases.

This 3 year Post-doctoral fellowship will be available from January 2016 and will include substantial periods at laboratories of the Institut Pasteur International Network , where the Gillings Fellow will adopt a project leadership role. This unique Fellowship will include a training programme that is tailored to equip the Gillings Fellow with leadership skills, financial acumen and business entrepreneurship, against a backdrop of research excellence, providing a clear pathway for early career researchers toward leadership roles in global public health.

Candidates must hold a PhD degree at the start of the fellowship (but not necessarily at the time of application). The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, a high working capacity and strong motivation. The ability to design, plan and interpret original experiments in an independent and innovative manner along with managing your own workloads and working within a team are essential.

Informal enquiries about this post may be directed to: Professor James Wood: jlnw2@cam.ac.uk, Department of Veterinary Medicine, West Cambridge Site, or Professor Arnaud Fontanet:fontanet@pasteur.fr, Institut Pasteur, Paris.

To find out more about the Department of Veterinary Medicine or the Institut Pasteur International Network, please visit: www.vet.cam.ac.uk and www.pasteur.fr/en/international/institut-pasteur-international-network Further information about the role can be found at www.jobs.cam.ac.uk. Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.