The Janet Hemingway Fellow in Vector Biology - Lecturer

LSTM welcomes applications for the inaugural Hemingway Fellowship in honour of previous director, Professor Janet Hemingway. The Fellowship will be offered in the areas related to vector biology and vector control.

The Janet Hemingway Fellowship, named in honour of the former Director of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, provides support to an early career researcher in Vector Biology to establish themselves as an independent researcher.

The Fellow will be accorded the status of a Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor) in the Department of Vector Biology and will also be eligible for entry into LSTM’s career track, a performance-based process that offers career posts (see for more details). The successful candidate will have an excellent research profile and the potential to develop an international reputation in any area of Vector Biology and/or Vector Control. They will have a strong track record of high-quality publications with evidence of working across disciplines.

The Department of Vector Biology at LSTM is the largest of its kind with a broad portfolio of research and technical assistance activities targeted at improving the control of insect borne diseases; with particular strengths in the control of mosquito borne diseases and interests in other public health vectors, including ticks and tsetse flies. Our research portfolio encompasses all aspects of vector biology and control from genomics and transcriptomics to development, implementation and evaluation of vector control tools. The Janet Hemingway Fellowship may be held in any area related to vector biology and control.

Founded in 1898 and the oldest of its kind in the world, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for teaching and research in tropical diseases.  Through the creation of effective links with governments, NGOs, private organisations and global institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, LSTM aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed/resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.

What we offer:

  • Successful candidates will join a development programme to provide mentoring, support and training to equip you with the skills and abilities to be an independent researcher
  • Access to world leading facilities
  • Ongoing seminar and knowledge exchange programme
  • International network
  • Supportive working environment
  • Excellent pension and a generous holiday scheme

Please note that the successful candidate will be required to undergo a DBS and/or other international criminal record check prior to appointment and at regular points during employment. The outcome must be satisfactory to LSTM, as the duties of this post will involve direct and/or indirect contact with vulnerable adults and/or children.


Please Note –

1. Applicants are required to submit a Covering Letter highlighting their significant graduate and postdoctoral scientific accomplishments, goals or vision for their research programme, and qualifications; along with their Curriculum Vitae.

2. In addition, applicants are required to support their application with the following documents:

  • Research Interests Statement (using Arial 11, no longer than 3 A4 pages)
  • Teaching Interests Statement: (using Arial 11, no longer than 2 A4 pages)
  • Diversity Statement covering past, current, and future contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the teaching, research, or professional level (using Arial 11, no longer than 2 A4 pages)

Initial expressions of interest are welcome and interested candidates may contact Lisa Reimer, Deputy Head of Vector Biology ( or Martin Donnelly, Head of Vector Biology ( for Fellowship related queries.

For any technical queries, please contact

Closing Date: 17th November 2019


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