Senior Research Fellowship - Department of Inflammation Biology

London (GB)
18 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
19 Apr 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Research Fellowship

Department : Department of Inflammation Biology

Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research Senior Research Fellowship hosted by King's College London

The Kennedy Trust has established a new Senior Fellowship award tenable at any UK university and has invited a small number of institutions, including King's College London, to submit an application in open competition. The Trust is encouraging the College to use this opportunity to strengthen research in areas relevant to rheumatology at King's or to attract new researchers from elsewhere, particularly overseas. A five-year Fellowship of up to £2.5M will be awarded in any subject in the field of immunological and inflammatory disease to a promising independent researcher with a proven track record of excellence in their field. Funding will cover salary, support staff costs, consumables and facilities expenses, with the expectation that the successful candidate would be offered a longer-term position at the end of the fellowship.

The School of Immunology and Microbial Sciences is now looking for suitable fellowship candidates as part of a competitive review, prior to selecting the candidate they wish to put forward for this fellowship. This fellowship offers an exciting opportunity to establish a research group in an internationally recognised centre of excellence in molecular and cellular immunology located on the Guy's Hospital Campus of King's College London in the centre of London, where current areas of focus include immunobiology, autoimmunity, inflammation biology and mucosal biology. Outstanding opportunities for translational research are offered through the National Institutes of Health Research Biomedical Research Centre and our Academic Health Sciences Centre, King's Health Partners.

It is anticipated that your research interests will complement the current strengths in immunobiology and inflammation biology in the Centre for Rheumatic Diseases and the Centre for Inflammation Biology and Cancer Immunology. We welcome applications from researchers from other disciplines who wish to apply their cutting edge knowledge, technologies or model systems to the fields of immunological and inflammatory disease. Initial selection will be based on outstanding records of research accomplishment and innovation, and a strong desire to join a multi-disciplinary hub of academic excellence. Applicants must have a PhD or medical equivalent. The successful candidate will be supported throughout the Fellowship application process.

Candidates shortlisted by the Kennedy Trust's Expert panel will be invited to interview in November 2019.

Job ID : 011548
Close Date : 19-Apr-2019
Contact Person : Professor Andrew Cope
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