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Histopathology Research Fellow (Lead)

University of Leicester - Respiratory Sciences

Location: Leicester
Salary: £44,706 to £50,296 per annum pro rata. Grade 8
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th October 2021
Closes: 26th October 2021
Job Ref: 3815

Vacancy terms:

Full-time or part-time (0.5FTE 18.75 hours per week minimum) fixed term post until 31 December 2023

Hours per week:


Advert closes midnight on:

26 Oct 2021

About the role

In this role, you will lead the histopathology research team by preparing, conducting and recording the outcome of clinical trial research, experiments, analysing, and disseminate findings to appropriate groups.

You will develop research objectives, projects and proposals, undertake research and evaluate outcomes, plan, coordinate and implement clinical trials research programmes and organise and manage the day to day progress of research projects concerning respiratory clinical trials.

You will also provide high level innovative respiratory research skills and support in both a technical and management capacity within the clinical trials research programme, including the publication of research documentation, project management, research supervision and income generation.

About you

You will be educated to PhD level in a relevant area of research, preferably respiratory medicine, with a proven ability and track record in cellular and molecular pathology principles, techniques and application in clinical and research settings including specifically lung immunohistology and in situ. You must be experienced in leading the work of a team, coordinating efforts and resources to meet objectives as well as able to use your own initiative, creativity and judgement to develop appropriate approaches to research.

Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Prof Chris Brightling on

As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to professional development, this role will also be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members. Please ensure this is discussed with your line manager prior to applying. More information regarding secondments can be found here -

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community.

We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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