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University Lecturer in Innate Immunity

Applications are invited for the role of University Lecturer in Innate Immunity available from 1 October 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a 2- year fixed-term full-time University Teaching Officer (unestablished academic) role, subject to completion of a satisfactory probation period. The role supports Professor Clare Bryant who is on a 3 year part-time sabbatical at GSK.

The individual appointed is expected to achieve and sustain a clear national and international profile in research, to collaborate within the Department as well as externally, and to provide team leadership to build further on the Department's international reputation in innate immunity.

University Teaching Officers are expected to deliver lectures, conduct small group teaching of undergraduates and/or taught postgraduate students (in relevant Departments) and, where appropriate, to contribute to course organisation for programmes within their subject area.

The individual appointed will:

  • Be expected to develop an active research programme (indicated by publication of research articles each year, giving invited talks at international research conferences, giving presentations (oral and/or poster) at international research meetings, supervision/co-supervision of PhD students)

  • Develop collaborations both internally (within the Department) as well as developing national and international research collaborations to consolidate and continue to build the innate immune research in the Department as well as at a personal level

  • Write/co-write grants to achieve an average of at least a £100,000 research income a year over the 3 year period.

  • Contribute to the leadership of the Bryant research group

  • Develop and deliver publications of sufficient quality to achieve 4* level in REF2021 and each subsequent REF exercise.

  • Develop an impact profile

  • Undertake any other duties as are specified from time to time by the Head of Department or a person nominated by the Head of Department

It is essential that the individual appointed should have:

  • A PhD or doctoral level degree in a relevant area.

  • A proven track record in peer-reviewed publication


  • Qualified Veterinary Surgeons are particularly encouraged to apply

The individual appointed should have:

  • Enthusiasm for their subject and good interpersonal in order to impart their skills and knowledge to others.
  • Sensitivity to the differing needs and career directions of co-workers and students.
  • Good leadership and team working skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to work under pressure.
  • The ability to work in a collaborative team both internally (within the Department) as well as developing national and international research collaborations

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Bryant on

Information about the Department:

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and a security check.

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 upload the following documents: curriculum vitae; list of research publications; brief statement (no more than one side of A4) about how your experience fits the profile for this role.

Closing date for applications: 1 October 2017.

Interview date: 24 October 2017.

Please note that shortlisted candidates will be expected to make a presentation at interview.

Please quote reference PP12678 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Further information

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