Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in Respiratory Immunology

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£44,414 - £64,946 per annum
15 May 2023
End of advertisement period
07 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description:

The School of Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences (MDBS) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Respiratory Immunology.   

The successful candidate will strengthen the academic base within the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine, teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and contribute to School and Institute administration/outreach activity.   

The post holder will employ multidisciplinary and innovative approaches to advance our understanding on the lung immune system in homeostasis and disease.   

We encourage applicants with a background in one or more of the following areas: lung innate immunity, lung stem cells and tissue regeneration, molecular basis of lung inflammation and disease, lung host-pathogen interaction, and gut-lung axis including the microbiome. However, outstanding candidates in other areas will be considered. The post holder should be able to liaise and develop projects with clinical colleagues, and keen to do discovery science by bridging clinical work and fundamental biology (biomarkers, immune responses, tissue homeostasis among other areas).   

Applications may be made at Senior Lecturer or Lecturer level. The job description for Senior Lecturer includes and builds on the requirements at Lecturer level. Please clearly indicate which role you are applying for in your application.  

For Senior Lecturer, the successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate you have:e

  • Primary Degree.
  • PhD in a related subject area.
  • Significant research experience at postdoctoral level in a relevant Respiratory Immunology field.
  • Research profile which complements the Respiratory Medicine portfolio of the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine (in particular, lung innate immunity, lung stem cells and tissue regeneration, molecular basis of lung inflammation and disease, lung host-pathogen interaction, or gut-lung axis including the microbiome).
  • Record of high quality publications at an international level of excellence in internationally recognised journals.
  • Record of successfully obtaining significant research funding or other resources to underpin research, as appropriate to the discipline, through competitive national or international peer-reviewed processes as Principal Investigator.
  • Experience of developing research methodologies, models, approaches and techniques.
  • Experience of presentations at national and international meetings and conferences.
  • Successful PhD supervision as Primary Supervisor.
  • Substantial relevant teaching experience at University Level with evidence of appropriate leadership in education.
  • Experience of delivering high quality teaching as evidenced by positive feedback received from for example: students, colleagues and external examiners.
  • Contribution to a wide range of administrative tasks.
  • Evidence of academic leadership including managing professional teams, leading initiatives, chairing/participation in committees, contributing to strategy, participating and managing relevant aspects.  

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list.  For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria, please click on the Candidate Information link below.  

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.   

We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

  • Great terms & conditions
  • Pension schemes
  • Flexible working by enabling you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager through a blend of remote and office working
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 8.4 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays)  

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.   

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit:  www.qub.ac.uk/diversitywww.qub.ac.uk/qgi and www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/  

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Miguel Valvano at m.valvano@qub.ac.uk.

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