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Director of Research in Translational Therapeutics (Fixed Term)

The Department of Public Health and Primary Care, one of Europe's leading academic departments of population health sciences, wishes to appoint a Director of Research in Translational Therapeutics.

The post-holder will be an international leader in therapeutic target prioritisation research related to cardiovascular disease. He/she will have a primary interest in integrating multiple domains of information (eg, genomic, biomarker, clinical) to: identify and prioritise potential therapeutic targets; inform the design of clinical trials; and to develop clinical guidelines. He/she will have a substantial track record of engagement with industry. He/she will have a strong clinical background, experience of handling and analysing large amounts of complex data, and an ability to link with clinical and mechanistic science.

The position is closely linked to an outstanding academic environment in Cambridge, including the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, the Wellcome Genome Campus (including the European Bioinformatics Institute and the Sanger Institute), and the Cambridge British Heart Foundation Centre of Excellence.

The successful candidate will be appointed on the Director of Research salary scale (starting at £68,834pa) with an agreed salary package to take into the post-holder's qualifications and experience.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 5 years in the first instance.

Informal enquiries about this post may be directed to Professor John Danesh, BHF Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine and Head of the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, tel: 01223 748655, e-mail:

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter, CV, list of publications and current and future research plans in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is 24 July 2017.

Please quote reference RH12550 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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