Non-Clinical Lecturer in Respiratory Gene Therapy

Imperial College London - National Heart and Lung Institute

Consistently rated amongst the world’s best universities, Imperial College London is a science-based institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research.

The National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI) is a major department of the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College. The Institute is a world-leading research centre for investigating the causes and mechanisms underlying diseases of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems which are highlighted themes of the Faculty Research Strategy. NHLI takes a bench-to-bedside approach with research projects from basic science all the way through to translational clinical medicine in collaboration with our NHS partners, and is recognised as an international centre of research excellence in terms of measures such as publications, grants and REF scores. For more information on the current activities and research within NHLI please visit imperial.ac.uk/nhli.

We wish to invite applications for the post of Non-clinical Lecturer from outstanding candidates with an excellent track record in publications and research grants, commensurate with the level of appointment. You will be working within the Gene Therapy section of the Respiratory Science Division.

We are searching for a fellow team member who will complement current research activity. The Department focusses on translational research related to the development of novel gene therapy, treatments for a range of disease indications including cystic fibrosis, alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency and pulmonary alveolar proteinosis. The Department is a member of the UK Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy Consortium and the appointee will work closely with other Consortium sites based at the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh. The appointee should complement current research activity and demonstrate research interests around respiratory gene and cell therapy (expertise around monocyte/macrophage-based treatments would be an advantage). It is anticipated that the appointee will develop an independent translational research programme, but also support related activities within the Department.  To excel in this role, you will possess a PhD or equivalent in a relevant subject area.

NHLI provides an outstanding environment for basic, clinical and translational research, and this is a unique opportunity for an individual with the vision, leadership and ambition to be among the best in their field. We will provide a generous salary and appointment package commensurate with this prestigious position to the successful candidate, and the supporting package will be determined according to the successful candidate’s experience.

Informal enquires can be made to Professor Uta Griesenbach (u.griesenbach@imperial.ac.uk)

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