|Placed On:||8th February 2023|
|Closes:||28th February 2023|
Full-time (35 hours per week)
The Institute of Immunology and Infection Research is recruiting a Chair in Immunology. We are looking for an experienced scientist to drive cutting-edge research in immunology, foster cross-disciplinary collaborations and bring leadership and vision to our research and teaching community.
You will have the breadth of vision, ability, energy and reputation to give strong academic leadership in the field of immunology. You will have an established track record of significant research funding and publications, and the ability to attract excellent colleagues and students to the Institute and School. You will have track record (or strong potential) in academic leadership, strategic research development and be willing to take on leadership roles in the Institute or School.
You will join a unique research environment featuring strong cross-disciplinary links between immunologists and infection biologists, evolutionary biologists, systems biologists and medical and veterinary researchers. You will have the opportunity to contribute to our vision for the further development of immunology and interdisciplinary approaches at the interface of infection, immunity and evolution. You will also pursue excellence in teaching and student-centred learning for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Research in the Institute for Immunology and Infection Research (IIIR) encompasses immunology, parasite biology and immunology, microbiology and the RNA biology of infection. We share extensive links and research collaborations with our sister Institutes of Evolutionary biology and Cell Biology within the School of Biological Sciences. Our focus is on fundamental mechanisms of immune function and dysfunction, human, animal and global health and our researchers are fully integrated within the University-wide Edinburgh Infectious Diseases network. The excellence of our research culture is recognised through our Wellcome Trust PhD programme ‘Hosts, Pathogens and Global Health’, which closely links with the allied Wellcome PhD programmes, ‘One Health Models of Disease’ (hosted within the Roslin Institute) and “Integrative Cellular mechanisms” (hosted within the Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology).
The Institute is a vibrant research environment supported by high levels of research funding from UKRI, The Wellcome Trust, ERC and others. Our academics contribute to national and international funding research panels, Government advisory committees and have shaped global health policy.
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