Professor Tom Solomon, the chair of our Scientific Advisory Panel, is leading a £2 million project that seeks to improve the diagnosis of acute brain infections in adults and children. 

Funded by the National Institute for Health Research, the new NIHR Global Health Research Group on Brain Infections also hopes to guide treatment and improve outcomes for patients in the future.

Dr Ava Easton, the Chief Executive of the Encephalitis Society, is also helping to drive the project forward and will chair the Patient and Public involvement committee.

A research fellow is now being recruited by the brain infections group at the University of Liverpool who were awarded the money.

The three-year Research Fellowship is for an outstanding individual, with or without a medical degree, to work with Professor Solomon and ensure the success of the programme.

The successful applicant must have experience of living or working overseas and will be based at The Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, India, focusing on the Indian arm of the programme, with occasional visits to support the work in Malawi and Brazil.

Non-clinical applicants will have PhD in epidemiology, medical microbiology, infection, public health, or another relevant discipline. However, more junior individuals with a Masters degree who can demonstrate exceptional potential will also be considered.

Clinical applicants will be trainees in Adult or Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Neurology, Microbiology or another appropriate discipline, who have passed a relevant specialty exam, e.g. MRCP, and commenced specialist training; however, more junior individuals who can demonstrate exceptional potential will also be considered.

Research Fellowship details

Closing date: June 4, 2018.

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