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Professor of Immunology (E&R)

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

Location: Exeter
Salary: Competitive salary reflecting qualification and experience on Prof Band. For clinical appointments, salary will be on the clinical scales according to clinical experience.
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 3rd May 2019
Closes: 2nd June 2019
Job Ref: P01257

Salary: Competitive salary reflecting qualification and experience on Prof Band. For clinical appointments, salary will be on the clinical scales according to clinical experience 

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

Following a recent major award, our Diabetes Centre of Excellence is expanding substantially.

This permanent, full time post is available at the University of Exeter Medical School, College of Medicine & Health, one of the fastest growing medical schools in the UK.

Summary of post

Professors will be senior academics recognized nationally and internationally for their expertise, drive and ambition in research, education, training and leadership, areas in which they will play major roles within the College. The post holder will be a highly influential and innovative researcher with a large research portfolio and an exemplary current record of research funding and major publications. As a leading international figure they will have the ability to attract substantial, sustained funding and world-class academics to Exeter. They will contribute to the strategic vision of the college across all areas, collaborate with our research centres, work with staff individually to ensure they achieve their potential, and have key roles in developing the research and education culture and international reputation of the University of Exeter Medical School.

Applications from specialists in Immunology are very welcome. The immunologists will be able to work on novel and pioneering approaches using unique human pancreas samples obtained at the time of diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. The ultimate aim is to understand the underlying disease processes in order to stimulate the development and application of novel immunotherapies and inform the design of new clinical trials.  The availability of our new high-resolution, automated, digital pathology system will support this work by superseding current more laborious methods of image analysis.  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

Our world-leading diabetes research and outstanding postgraduate and professional education are underpinned by our expertise in genomics, molecular biology and cell biology, physiology and cutting-edge innovation in technology.  Our advances span from discovering biological causes and mechanisms, to improving diagnosis and treatment worldwide, to prevention and supporting people to live healthier lifestyles. 

We offer generous set up packages for candidates that transfer significant research grants to the University.

Further Information

Please contact Starr Young, Recruitment Lead, to arrange an informal discussion in the first instance at   



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