NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Infection (Infectious Diseases, Medical Microbiology, Virology)

School/department: Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Department of Global Health and Infection
Hours: Full time
Contract: Fixed term (up to 4 years)
Reference: 2737
Salary: Clinical Academics below the level of Consultant (Senior Lecturer / Reader scale) £32,478 to £61,716 per annum
Placed on: 20 November 2017 
Closing date:  18 December 2017.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.  
Expected start date: as soon as possible

Job description

Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) is pleased to offer a Clinical Lectureship in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology. This National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Lectureship will provide opportunities for advanced research experience and facilitate applications for further research funding for an academically orientated specialist trainee working towards completion of specialty training in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology.

The post will have a particular focus on antimicrobial resistance and healthcare associated infection. The research will be within the Applied Clinical Infection Research group led by Prof Martin Llewelyn (Professor of infectious diseases at BSMS) and Dr John Paul (Public Health England Regional Microbiologist, Consultant Microbiologist at BSUH).

The successful applicant will work alongside existing NIHR-funded academic foundation, clinical fellow and clinical lecturer appointments. The group works closely with researchers at the Wellcome Trust Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global Health Research ( headed by Profs Melanie Newport and Gail Davey and in other schools of the Universities of Sussex and Brighton (

Applications are invited from individuals in training who can demonstrate potential for development as a clinical academic. Applicants should be specialist trainees who have already completed a higher research degree (PhD/MD or equivalent) and a period of specialist clinical training.  Applications who will have submitted their MD/PhD thesis at the time of interview will also be considered. The post holder will spend 50% of their time undertaking research and teaching at BSMS and 50% in clinical training in the Brighton, Sussex and Surrey Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Training Programme (Kent, Surrey & Sussex Deanery). Research activities will be based at either the BSMS Medical Research Building or the Clinical Investigation and Research Unit. The successful candidate will also have opportunities to contribute to the undergraduate teaching programme in ID/Microbiology.  Further particulars of the wide-ranging research and teaching opportunities at BSMS are available on the Medical School website (

Further information about the NIHR Clinical Lectureship programme is available at http;// The post is for 4 years, subject to satisfactory annual review.

For further information about the post, please contact Prof Martin Llewelyn (Email: ; Telephone 01273-876671) or Dr Tim Chevassut, Director of Academic Training (; Telephone 01273-873232).

Download job description and person specification Ref 2737 [PDF 333.96KB]

How to apply

Download our clinical academic application form [DOC 176.00KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 170.00KB].

You must fill in all sections, sign the front page declaration, and then email and send your application documents to:

  • Use the format post reference number / post title / your name in the subject line.
  • Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

If you apply for more than one job at Sussex, send a separate email and application form for each vacancy.

You should attach your application form, personal details and equal opportunities form and all other documents to the email (don't use a web-based upload/weblink service).

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