Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Immunomodulation

Location
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
£46,934 - £65,318 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
Posted
26 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
12 Sep 2022
Ref
049845
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

 

Immunomodulatory approaches that advance understanding and treatment of immune-mediated inflammatory diseases is a key area of research across the Health Faculties at King’s College London. The Peter Gorer Department of Immunobiology, situated within the multidisciplinary School of Immunology and Microbial Sciences, has strong research programmes that seek to promote tolerance in autoimmune disease, transplantation, allergy and respiratory disease. We have identified Immunomodulation in human disease as a strategic area we wish to develop in the Department’s Research and Education portfolio.

The Peter Gorer Department of Immunobiology seeks a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Immunomodulation to establish an independent programme of basic/translational research in immunomodulation/immunotherapy. The successful candidate will have an internationally competitive track record of achievement in this area. She/he will seek to build collaborations with clinical colleagues to develop new and improved treatments for human immune-mediated disease, that complements ongoing research. As an academic appointment, the successful candidate will bring a strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. They will be expected to contribute to existing taught programmes in the Department as well as being involved in establishing and leading new teaching initiatives around immunomodulation.

About our School

The School of Immunology & Microbial Sciences undertakes world-class research, education and training in the areas of immunobiology, inflammation and infectious diseases with the unifying goal of improving human health and wellbeing. Our collaborative spirit fosters inter-disciplinary research, enabling our scientists and doctors to address questions on the molecular scale all the way to the human population level. By integrating fundamental biological discovery with clinical and translational research, our programmes address major biomedical challenges in areas that include respiratory health, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, allergy, transplantation, and a range of bacterial and viral infections including HIV and SARS-CoV-2. We are deeply committed to educating the next generations of scientists, researchers and clinicians, and deliver a raft of research-inspired programmes for students and trainees at all career stages.

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract  subject to a 3 year’ probationary period

This is full time post - 100% full time equivalent

The grade and salary for this role will depend on the candidates experience, and will be discussed at the offer stage.
We will look to appoint one of the following:

Lecturer - Grade 7: £46,934 - 55,299 per annum

Senior Lecturer - Grade 8: £56,848 - £65,318 per annum

Key responsibilities

  • To establish an internationally competitive research group studying basic/translational discovery science in immune-mediated non-communicable diseases.
  • To contribute to existing undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Immunomodulation at KCL, and to develop and lead new teaching initiatives.
  • To supervise undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD student laboratory-based projects.
  • To establish collaborative research projects with clinical colleagues and faculty members across the College as appropriate.
  • To contribute to the collegial atmosphere of the Department and wider School of Immunobiology and Microbial Sciences.
  • To contribute to a positive research culture of diversity, equality, and inclusion.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Skills, knowledge, and experience

The post-holder will have a PhD or equivalent in the mechanisms and/or treatment of immune-mediated inflammatory disease, in animal models and/or human studies, including with human cohorts and a competitive track record of achievement as evidenced by high impact first / senior author publications and the award of funding. The candidate will have experience in both teaching/supervising undergraduate or postgraduate student projects, and a strong commitment to developing education initiatives in microbiology.

Grade 7 (Lecturer)

Essential criteria

  1. PhD or equivalent in immunology of immune-mediated disease or related subjects
  2. Track record of high impact first and/or senior authorship publications in international scientific journals
  3. An exciting proposed programme of research that fits within the strategic goals of Department and the School
  4. Clear potential for winning independent funding
  5. The ability to coordinate the work of other staff
  6.  Experience supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students
  7. Commitment to developing new education initiatives in the understanding of immune-mediated diseases
  8. National/International reputation for research excellence in their chosen field
  9. Collegial outlook and commitment to enhancing the reputation of the Department and the School

Desirable criteria

  1. Experience in delivering undergraduate face-to-face teaching
  2. Expertise in cellular and molecular immune methodology
  3. Track record of establishing cross-disciplinary and translational research collaborations, and/or collaborating with clinical scientists.

Grade 8 (Senior Lecturer)

Essential criteria

  1. PhD or equivalent in immunology of immune-mediated disease or related subjects
  2. Track record of high impact first and/or senior authorship publications in international scientific journals
  3. An exciting proposed programme of research that fits within the strategic goals of Department and the School
  4. A track record of winning independent funding
  5. The ability to devise and direct research projects
  6. The ability to lead research teams and to supervise the work of researchers and other staff
  7. Experience supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students
  8. Commitment to developing new education initiatives in the understanding of immune-mediated diseases
  9. National/International reputation for research excellence in their chosen field
  10. Collegial outlook and commitment to enhancing the reputation of the Department and the School

Desirable criteria

  1. Experience in delivering undergraduate face-to-face teaching
  2. Expertise in cellular and molecular immune methodology
  3. Track record of establishing cross-disciplinary and translational research collaborations, and/or collaborating with clinical scientists.

Further information

In addition to an application and a CV, candidates should send a 1-page summary of important achievements to date and a 2-page detailed overview of their vision for independent research and integration at KCL.

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