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Chair or Reader in Immunology - Head of Experimental Medicine and Biomedicine

Hull York Medical School
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University of York or Hull
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Chair current minimum 63,837; Reader Scale = 50,132 to 65,841
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As a result of the expansion of the Medical School, we are investing significantly in our biomedical research. The York Biomedical Research Institute (YBRI) is an Interdepartmental Research Institute created by the University of York and Hull York Medical School. We are seeking to appoint a senior academic to develop and lead a funded programme of international-quality, independent research in Immunology.

Our ideal candidate will have an established track record of publications and research grant income and be working in any area of immunology that provides new or novel synergistic opportunities within and beyond Immunology, Haematology and Infection. Our aim is to develop a greater understanding of the processes underlying chronic infectious and non-infectious disease, and thus to develop new approaches to prevention and treatment.

Key Requirements

  • PhD in Immunology
  • Expert knowledge in Immunology to design & develop innovative research and teaching programmes
  • Proven ability to plan and shape the direction of research and teaching activity
  • Significant and sustained success in accessing research grants.
  • Ability to mentor, manage, motivate and coordinate research teams, delegating effectively
  • Track record of outstanding publications in leading peer-reviewed journals and demonstrable impact of your research. 

Professorial salary scale, current minimum £63,837          
Reader Scale = £50,132 to £65,841

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Paul Kaye, Tel: 01904 328840, 

Closing date: 10 April 2019
Interview date: 14 May 2019

Why York?

The University of York is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive UK universities. The recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) confirmed the position of the University among the leading institutions in the UK for research. The proportion of research activity of world-leading, 4* status is among the highest of any UK university, and York is rated tenth out of 155 higher education institutions for the impact of its research.

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