CIIE Fellowships applications now welcome

CIIE is looking to attract dynamic and enthusiastic researchers, eager to operate at the interface between disciplines (e.g. infection biology, immunology, evolutionary biology, ecology, epidemiology and mathematical modelling) to create new research paradigms to tackle infectious diseases.

To promote this, we are offering two interdisciplinary research fellowships of two years' duration, with the intention of providing a springboard for independent fellowship applications. Fellowships can be linked to, or combine, existing scientific areas within the Centre, though applicants with their own research projects within the remit of the Centre are also welcome.

CIIE is hosted within the Institute for Immunology and Infection Research and Institute for Evolutionary Biology, these being part of the ‘Edinburgh Infectious Disease’ research community, one of the largest groups of infection biologists world-wide.  Together with our host Institutes, we will also welcome inquiries from researchers holding, or interested in applying for, externally-funded independent research fellowships in the area of interdisciplinary infection research.

Application should be made via University website (vacancy ref no 016064) and include:

  • a cover letter outlining why an applicant is interested in joining CIIE and which PI's they would work with,
  • a 2-page research statement setting out their scientific plan if appointed,
  • a CV.

We expect to hold the interviews on 29th and 30th October 2013.

Informal enquiries may also be made to the Centre Director, Professor Keith Matthews (

Proposed project list

Project Number





Vector regulation of parasite and host gene expression in human malaria

Phil Spence

Alex Rowe


Is the evolutionary role of myeloid derived suppressor cells to combat parasites and not to facilitate cancer?

Rick Maizels



Landscape genetics of enterobacteria in western Kenya

Mark Woolhouse

Eric Fèvre


Evolution & function of RNAi in parasitic nematodes

Amy Buck

Rick Maizels, Mark Blaxter


Immune priming, development and senescence

Tom Little

Judi Allen


Projects proposed via candidates are very welcome, though should involve co-ordination with at least one CIIE member. Member research interests can be found at:


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