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Reader in Haematology

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University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
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Grade 8R / 49,149 - 60,410
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Role Description

The integration of haematology with established strengths in immunology and infection is a key aim for the newly formed York Biomedical Research Institute (YBRI) and the Department of Biology. Applications are, therefore, invited for a reader in haematology to join the Department of Biology and strengthen the Immunology, Haematology and Infection theme in YBRI. We are seeking a high-calibre researcher in the fields of haematopoiesis, haematopoietic stem cell biology and/or myeloproliferative neoplasms to complement and enhance the research and strategy goals of the department

Main Purpose of the Role

  • To develop research objectives, projects and proposals and carry out individual or collaborative research projects
  • To design, develop and deliver teaching across a wide range of modules and/or within a particular programme or subject area
  • To undertake effectively a range of administrative and managerial responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

  • To enhance haematology research with in the university by driving new research projects, but also integrating with established research in myeloproliferative neoplasms, immunology and infection.
  • To plan, co-ordinate and lead research activities in accordance with a specific project plan through a research team or a group of staff involved in research.  To manage the financial and physical resources of research activities and make decisions on the appointment of research staff and students
  • To lead innovative research proposals, identify sources of funding, submit funding bids, and plan the research activities to be undertaken
  • To ensure appropriate dissemination of research to a national or international audience by scholarly publication or other outputs appropriate to the relevant academic discipline
  • To develop national and international research links and use expertise, experience and judgement to decide how to design and execute research work.
  • To set and mark programme work, practical sessions, supervisions and examinations according to own area of subject specialism, and provide appropriate feedback to students

You will be a dynamic research leader with a proven track record, evidenced by publications and funding in the field of haematology, haematopoiesis, haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and/or haematological malignancies. You should have a PhD in Biology, Biochemistry or possess equivalent relevant experience.  We welcome applicants with interests in single cell HSC transcriptomics with the potential to encompass key questions in development and pathology of myeloproliferative neoplasms, immunohaematology and haematological manifestations caused by infectious disease.

You should hold an appropriate academic professional and teaching qualification or be willing to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice. You should have experience of supervising and leading undergraduate and postgraduate students and research staff and display creativity, innovation and judgement in your approach to teaching, learning support and research.  You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to write and deliver presentations at conferences both internally and externally.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be made to Professor Jennifer Potts Email: Tel: +44 (0)1904 328679 or Professor Jeremy Mottram Email: Tel: +44 (0)1904 328869. 

Vacancy Reference: 6719

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