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Professor or Reader in Immunology

University of York - Hull York Medical School

Location: York
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th February 2020
Closes: 20th March 2020
Job Ref: 8422

Hull York Medical School is a different kind of medical school. The School was established in 2003 – combining York’s strengths in biological science and health sciences and Hull’s large clinical base and expertise in clinical research. Since it was established, it has been inspiring doctors and academic leaders of the future with the research, skills and knowledge they need to look at things differently and advance improvements in healthcare around the world. We are currently undergoing one of the biggest transformations in our history, following the allocation of 90 additional medical school places as part of HEFCE’s 2017 Expansion of Undergraduate Medical Education, which represented a 70% increase in home places to 220 in 2019. This expansion has provided the investment to support a substantial increase in biomedical research posts at York over the next four-five years.

We are now seeking an outstanding immunologist to join our Experimental Medicine and Biomedicine Group. This group is part of the York Biomedical Research Institute (YBRI) which is an Interdepartmental Research Institute created by the University of York and Hull York Medical School. Immunology, Haematology and Infection (IHI) is one of three themes within YBRI; research within this theme ranges from fundamental studies on immunology, haematology, microbiology and parasitology through to first-in-human and other early phase clinical research. 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.

The IHI theme has evolved from the Centre for Immunology and Infection, which was established in 2004 and expanded into additional purpose-built accommodation in 2010. Within the current 2000m² of research and office space, we have excellent facilities for research on ACDP HG3 organisms and a Biological Services Facility (to CL3) is nearby. Proximity to the Biosciences Technology Facility ensures ready access to state of the art and well-supported cutting-edge technology platforms. The IHI theme has an increasing network of collaborators based in lower and middle-income countries with multiple projects supported by the UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund. Interdisciplinary research is at the heart of the IHI, with collaborations extending across multiple departments.

The successful candidate will be an established internationally-recognised, PhD qualified immunologist. They will have an established track record of publications and research grant income and will be working in any area of immunology that provides new or novel synergistic opportunities within and beyond IHI. The teaching of immunology is also an important remit of the IHI and the appointee will contribute to teaching on the School’s MB BS course and its joint courses with Biology: the BSc and MBiomedSci in Biomedical Sciences.

The University is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

A place where we can ALL be ourselves #EqualityatYork

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