Professorial and Senior Academic Appointment Opportunities

LSTM is investing in a significant expansion of its research base through key Senior Academic appointments. We are seeking to appoint a number of internationally recognised clinical and non-clinical academics (up to Professorial level) to strengthen and complement our existing outstanding research activities.

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine continues to lead in the worldwide fight against infectious diseases in over 60 countries. Our work on TB, HIV/AIDS, malaria, dengue fever and lymphatic filariasis is supported by a research project funding order book of over £220 million. Our research reputation has secured funding to lead 12 international consortia and project development partnerships.

We attract and teach over 800 students from around the world and work with: health ministries, research institutions and universities on a global basis to train the next generation of health professionals. LSTM is investing in a significant expansion of its research base through key Senior Academic appointments. We are seeking to appoint a number of internationally recognised clinical and non-clinical academics (up to Professorial level) to strengthen and complement our existing outstanding research activities in the following areas:

  • Professor in Global Health (Ref 015)

With the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals and an increasing global focus on universal health coverage and resilience we are seeking to further strengthen our department through investment in a Professor in Global Health with particular focus in at least one of the following areas: health policy analysis; political economy analysis; governance and ethics; translating research into policy and practice/research uptake.  This new professorship will: conduct ground-breaking and impactful research that is of global public health relevance, develop strategic partnerships and further develop the profile of DIPH and LSTM. 

  • Chair in Antimicrobial Chemotherapy and Resistance (Ref 016)

In 2017 we will be expanding our laboratory base with the opening of a new purpose built £27M facility to accommodate research focused on antimicrobial resistance. The successful candidate will join an institution with a research profile that encompasses activities from early stage discovery through to implementation science. We are looking to appoint a candidate with an international reputation for excellent research in the area of antimicrobial resistance with a laboratory and/or a field based research focus.

  • Professor in Neglected Tropical Diseases (Ref 017)

The post holder will join the Department of Parasitology that hosts a vibrant NTD research community with a broad based research portfolio spanning fundamental research, product discovery and development (RCDD) and translational and implementation research supported by DFiD, BMGF, MRC, Wellcome Trust and other funding agencies. The role will enhance and expand LSTM’s international profile in NTD research as a priority within LSTM's strategic plan. 

  • Chair in Arbovirology (Ref 018)

The successful candidate would be a member of Faculty of Biological Sciences whose research profile encompasses multiple aspects of vector and parasite biology and control, from discovery lab based science to the development, implementation and evaluation of new approaches to control vector borne diseases. This position is suitable for candidates with an international reputation for excellent research into the biology, epidemiology and/or control of arboviruses and their vectors, with an interest in collaborating with existing members of LSTM to expand our research portfolio in this discipline. 

  • Senior Paediatrician – Malawi (Ref 019)

The position will coordinate and support the research work of the Department of Paediatrics including the Paediatric Research Ward and the joint COM-MLW research programme in the Department of Paediatrics. It will hold an Honorary Academic Contract and contribute to the regular clinical, teaching and training activities of the Department with a 70% research 30% clinical balance, allowing the Senior Paediatrician to develop their own research interests. 

Closing Date for completed applications: Thursday 18th February 2016 (12.00 noon GMT)  

If you are interested in applying for one of the above posts, please in the first instance contact David Barrett (Head of Recruitment & Selection) at david.barrett@lstmed.ac.uk or call him for a confidential discussion on +44 (0) 151 702 9336

LSTM actively promotes an Equal Opportunities Policy