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NHSBT Professorship of Donor Health

The Board of Electors to the NHSBT Professorship of Donor Health invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in donor health research and the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in maintaining and developing a leading research presence. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

The post-holder will be an international leader in donor health research, with strong interests in applied areas of research that correspond to strategic concerns of NHSBT and other blood services in relation to the safety and efficiency of blood donation.

The position is closely linked to an outstanding academic environment in Cambridge, including the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre, the NIHR Blood and Transplant Research Unit in Donor Health and Genomics, the national hub of the NIHR BioResource, MRC Biostatistics Unit, British Heart Foundation Cambridge Centre of Excellence, and Wellcome Genome Campus, which includes the European Bioinformatics Institute and the Sanger Institute.

Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, contribution to clinical service delivery, examining, supervision and administration. The Professor will be based on the Addenbrooke's Hospital site. A competitive salary will be offered.

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.

Further information is available at: or contact the Human Resources Division, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email:

Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be made online no later than 9 July 2018.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor John Danesh FMedSci, BHF Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine and Head of the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, e-mail, telephone 01223 748655.

Please quote reference RH15789 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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