We have an exciting academic opportunity (E&R) in Immunology at the Diabetes Centre of Excellence at the University of Exeter Medical School (CMH)
The University of Exeter Medical School is renowned for its world-leading diabetes research, and has recently been awarded GBP 6million investment from Research England as part of 'Expanding Excellence in England.'
As a result, our Diabetes Centre of Excellence has been expanding, and we are looking to attract an ambitious academic at Lecturer to Associate Professor, who is excited by the opportunity to apply their immunology expertise in novel approaches to investigate diabetes. Whether you are an aspiring Associate Professor seeking an opportunity to work on stimulating and innovative research, or are an exceptionally talented Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, we have exciting opportunities available.
Immunology is a priority for the Diabetes Centre of Excellence and the University of Exeter Medical School. We are keen to develop novel and exciting research into autoimmunity in Type 1 diabetes (T1D) in man by making multiple appointments at different levels. Key areas for new work could include defining the mechanism of unique insights into from Exeter into T1D: the different autoimmune patterns seen in human pancreata close to diagnosis (Morgan, Richardson), the persistence of viral proteins in T1D pancreata (Richardson, Morgan), the persistence of a small subset of functioning beta-cells in long term T1D (Oram), Type 1 diabetes in the elderly (Hattersley, Jones) and the description of novel and known monogenic autoimmunity predisposing to early-onset diabetes (Flanagan, Hattersley). The aim will be to develop work on human samples both the unique collection of pancreas samples taken close to diagnosis and long term and samples from patients.
To make progress in human Type 1 diabetes is likely to need novel approaches. We therefore we encourage applications from innovative immunologists either working in Type 1 diabetes at present or from those with experience in other areas of human autoimmunity who may not have worked on Type 1 diabetes but have relevant approaches and techniques. 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. Equipment to support applicants includes preferential access to Next Generation Sequencing, state of the art cell sorters and a new high-resolution, automated, digital pathology system. Key collaborators for this post will be the Immunologists led by Professor Gordon Brown in the recently established Centre for Medical Mycology. The ultimate aim is to understand the underlying disease processes in order to understand mechanisms in T1D, to stimulate the development and application of novel immunotherapies and inform the design of new clinical trials.
We welcome applications from individuals with skills in these areas, both those who have already applied these skills to diabetes research and those who would be keen to do so.
Please see the further particulars for the opportunity we are recruiting for linked below:
Associate Professor, Senior or Clinical Lecturer, Lecturer.
If you are as excited about your future as we are about ours; if you share our aspirations and vision, and would like to embrace an opportunity to work on innovative and stimulating research, please contact us to find out more about how we can work together.
Please contact Starr Young, Research Project Manager and Recruitment Lead at email@example.com in the first instance to arrange an informal discussion.
We will offer generous set up packages for candidates that transfer significant research grants to the University.
All applicants must be able to start at the University of Exeter before 1st July 2020.
The University of Exeter
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.
Our research income in recent years means we are the fastest growing UK Research University and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework) and we encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.
With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.
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