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Associate Professor of Cell Biology and/or Experimental Medicine (E&R)

University of Exeter - College of Medicine and Health- Diabetes Research

Location: Exeter
Salary: £56,677 to £71,407 per annum
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 3rd May 2019
Closes: 2nd June 2019
Job Ref: P01248

The starting salary will be from £56,677 to £71,407, depending on qualifications and experience (pro rata for part-time appointments)

Package: Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme (including NHS Pension if eligible) and relocation package (if applicable)

Summary of the role

Associate Professors will engage with and support research and teaching activities. The post holder will be an innovative researcher with a strong and current record of research funding and international quality publications. Therefore the post holder will be a leading international figure with the ability to attract funding and world-class academics to their research group.

The post holder will support a dynamic team in developing and delivering research.  The post holder will collaborate with our research centres and individual staff to develop and deliver our research strategy, build research capabilities and support staff in developing their careers.  The post holder will have a key role in developing the research culture, and international reputation of the College of Medicine & Health.

Specialists in Clinical Science, Cell and Molecular Biology, and Experimental Medicine are encouraged to apply. They will work on innovative research of the human beta-cell, exploring the effects of genetic mutations identified in patients with diabetes on for example beta cell development and function in order to improve the understanding of the development and function of the human insulin producing beta-cell.  A key link with our work on human beta-cell development will be the establishment of beta-cell models based on pluripotent stem cells. Experimental medicine investigation of patients with genetic mutations will be crucial in this area. This work will be facilitated by the NIHR Exeter Clinical Research facility, which can provide patient specimens from genotyped patients as well as state of the art clinical facilities. Interdisciplinary work will be with our Living Systems Institute.

We are particularly interested in individuals who:

Will bring their leadership, tools and skills and contribute their expertise to this diabetes research in the areas of Bayesian Statistics, Artificial Intelligence, Immunology and Cell Biology and have educational strengths in the above areas

We welcome applications from individuals who have the skills described above but who have not, as yet, applied those skills to diabetes research but are keen to do so, as well as those already working in diabetes and its associated conditions.

You can view the Job Description and Person Specification document here.

About College of Medicine and Health and Diabetes Research

University of Exeter Medical School is renowned for its world leading diabetes research

Further Information/Informal Discussion

If this opportunity is of interest we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact Starr Young, Recruitment Lead, to arrange an informal discussion in the first instance at

The College is proud to have a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment and impact to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in higher education and research. Our Inspiring Stories tell you more about how we support our staff, including through a mentoring programme to help our staff learn from the professional and life experience of colleagues and explore opportunities and actions for career progression.

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