Vacancies in Edinburgh Infectious Diseases

Current vacancies

Please click on the links below for further details of each post.  Vacancies are listed with closest application dates at the top.  Application should be submitted by 5 pm on the closing date unless otherwise specified.


Centre for Inflammation Research - Postdoctoral Research Fellow

A new team member needed to drive forward our successful programme in post-inflammatory systemic senescence! This post-doctoral research post is funded through a UK Medical Research Council Senior Clinical Fellowship to Damian Mole (http://www.insight.mrc.ac.uk/2017/03/30/working-life-surgeon-researcher-...) and is based in the MRC Centre for Inflammation Research at the University of Edinburgh. Damian’s lab is driving forward the understanding of why people who develop multiple organ failure after systemic inflammation, for example that caused by acute pancreatitis, have worse outcomes despite making an apparently complete recovery in the early phase. The project will use experimental models of systemic inflammation (mostly acute pancreatitis) in unique genetically-altered mice, coupled with a full supporting repertoire of in vitro and molecular assays, building on our recent paper in Nature Medicine. The scientific focus is on the kynurenine pathway of tryptophan metabolism, DNA and telomere damage, leading to cellular senescence. Damian’s lab works closely with clinical teams, and there will be an opportunity to engage with the translational aspects of the project, and also with industry (see http://www.dpac.gsk.com/case-studies-uedinburgh.html). Enthusiasm, commitment and teamwork are valued as much as technical expertise. The team is well-supported – whoever joins will be part of a team of Damian, Xiao (experienced post-doc), Julia (clinical project manager), Silje (Comms Strategist) and Lucile (PhD student); interacting with collaborators within Edinburgh and internationally. Post available from 1st September 2017 but could hold for the correct candidate if notice period is required. Please get in touch with Damian directly (damian.mole@ed.ac.uk) if you would like to chat informally to see if we are right for you, although Damian will only be able to respond after 25th July 2017.

Job Purpose

To join an exciting scientific translational project team investigating the lasting consequences of systemic inflammation caused by severe acute pancreatitis, with the specific purpose of designing, carrying out analysing and reporting laboratory and clinical translational experiments described in the recently funded Medical Research Council Senior Clinical Fellowship awarded to Damian Mole. This will involve conducting original research and producing material for publication and dissemination. The post holder will work closely with senior scientists on a project investigating the how systemic inflammation and multiple organ failure in acute pancreatitis leaves a lasting deleterious legacy on cellular and organ function, with a specific focus on cellular senescence and the kynurenine pathway of tryptophan metabolism. The project runs concurrently with a University of Edinburgh/GSK Discovery Partnership with Academic collaboration (DPAc), which has discovered new medicines for treating acute pancreatitis that are progressing into the clinic, for which Damian Mole is also the Principal Investigator. Considerable knowledge exchange between the projects is expected (within the existing legal contractual and intellectual property framework). The proposed work will require the use of a broad range of techniques to investigate the mechanisms underlying inflammatory and post-inflammatory processes, including but not exclusively CRISPr gene editing, in vivo imaging with small animal PET/CT, pharmacological studies, molecular biology, immunology and cellular studies, in addition to handling large datasets. Cell-based experiments and experimental in vivo models will form the foundation of the project, which will be enhanced by experiments using blood cell samples from human volunteers with acute pancreatitis obtained by other team members.

The post holder will join the team as the second of two post-docs, alongside Dr Xiaozhong Zheng who is on the team in an established post-doc role. Early-career postdoctoral researchers are particularly encouraged, but applications from mid-career and experienced post docs are also very welcome.

Vacancy Details

  • For more information and to apply:  CLICK HERE
  • Vacancy Ref:  040478
  • Closing Date:  Monday 14 August 2017
  • Contact Person : Damian Mole, damian.mole@ed.ac.uk
  • Grade/Pay Scale:  UE07, £32,004 - £38,183
  • 35 hours per week fixed term to 31 January 2022

 


Zhejiang University - University of Edinburgh (ZJE) Institute - Academic Track Assistant Professor Biomedical Sciences

Zhejiang University-University of Edinburgh (ZJE) Institute seeks to recruit outstanding assistant/associate/full professors to join a dynamic team developing innovative teaching and research in Biomedical Sciences. 

ZJE Institute, established by two world-leading universities at the new International Campus in Haining, provides state of the art research and teaching facilities, as well as extremely competitive start-up packages and salaries. Applicants must be able to demonstrate their potential to develop as independent research investigators, as evidenced by publications in leading international peer-reviewed journals and the ability to attract external research funding or already have a track record of success in research. Post-holders will also have a passion for research-led teaching and the abilities to be influential and innovative educators developing and delivering teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels for the next generation of Biomedical scientists. 

We particularly welcome applications from individuals with expertise in the major research themes of ZJE Institute: Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cells, Inflammation & Immunology, Infection & Molecular Medicine, Neuroscience and Cancer & Oncology. 

The posts require a doctoral degree in a relevant Biomedical Sciences subject with a high command of both spoken and written English. 

The posts will be located at ZJE Institute in Haining and the contract of employment will be held with Zhejiang University. Academic track is for six years in the first instance. Subject to a satisfactory formal review at the end of year three it is intended that the post-holder will then move to an academic open-ended contract at the end of year six.

Job Purpose:
Deliver an independent research programme that complements research priorities of ZJE Institute, evidenced by publications in leading international peer-reviewed journals and depending on level of appointment, the ability to (or potential to) or demonstration of proven ability to obtain external competitive grant funding. 

To develop, deliver and assess undergraduate courses that form part of the undergraduate degree programmes at International Campus, Haining, China, run jointly by the University of Edinburgh and Zhejiang University. Contribute to the academic administration of teaching activities and, once established, undertake further duties such as course or programme organiser. Contribute to the development of new teaching and research opportunities within ZJU-UoE Institute. 

Vacancy Details

  • For more information and to apply:  CLICK HERE
  • Closing Date:  Thursday 31 August 2017
  • Contact Person : Professor Ouyang Hongwei (hwoy@zju.edu.cn) or Professor Sue Welburn (sue.welburn@ed.ac.uk).
  • Grade/Pay Scale:  £61, 680+ converted salary + allowances
  • Fixed term full time contract initally for 6 years

Zhejiang University - University of Edinburgh (ZJE) Institute - Academic Track Associate Professor Biomedical Sciences

Zhejiang University-University of Edinburgh (ZJE) Institute seeks to recruit outstanding assistant/associate/full professors to join a dynamic team developing innovative teaching and research in Biomedical Sciences. 

ZJE Institute, established by two world-leading universities at the new International Campus in Haining, provides state of the art research and teaching facilities, as well as extremely competitive start-up packages and salaries. Applicants must be able to demonstrate their potential to develop as independent research investigators, as evidenced by publications in leading international peer-reviewed journals and the ability to attract external research funding or already have a track record of success in research. Post-holders will also have a passion for research-led teaching and the abilities to be influential and innovative educators developing and delivering teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels for the next generation of Biomedical scientists. 

We particularly welcome applications from individuals with expertise in the major research themes of ZJE Institute: Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cells, Inflammation & Immunology, Infection & Molecular Medicine, Neuroscience and Cancer & Oncology. 

The posts require a doctoral degree in a relevant Biomedical Sciences subject with a high command of both spoken and written English. 

The posts will be located at ZJE Institute in Haining and the contract of employment will be held with Zhejiang University. Academic track is for six years in the first instance. Subject to a satisfactory formal review at the end of year three it is intended that the post-holder will then move to an academic open-ended contract at the end of year six. 

Applications should be made by email to uoe@zju.edu.cnto meet the closing date below. 

Further information on this opportunity and application process can be found on our website: http://zje.intl.zju.edu.cn/en/recruit/859562

Job Purpose:
Deliver an independent research programme that complements research priorities of ZJE Institute, evidenced by publications in leading international peer-reviewed journals and depending on level of appointment, the ability to (or potential to) or demonstration of proven ability to obtain external competitive grant funding. 

To develop, deliver and assess undergraduate courses that form part of the undergraduate degree programmes at International Campus, Haining, China, run jointly by the University of Edinburgh and Zhejiang University. Contribute to the academic administration of teaching activities and, once established, undertake further duties such as course or programme organiser. Contribute to the development of new teaching and research opportunities within ZJU-UoE Institute. 

Vacancy Details

  • For more information and to apply:  CLICK HERE
  • Closing Date:  Thursday 31 August 2017
  • Contact Person : Professor Ouyang Hongwei (hwoy@zju.edu.cn) or Professor Sue Welburn (sue.welburn@ed.ac.uk).
  • Grade/Pay Scale:  £77,100+ converted salary + allowances
  • Fixed term full time contract initally for 6 years

Zhejiang University - University of Edinburgh (ZJE) Institute - Academic Track Full Professor Biomedical Sciences

Zhejiang University-University of Edinburgh (ZJE) Institute seeks to recruit outstanding assistant/associate/full professors to join a dynamic team developing innovative teaching and research in Biomedical Sciences. 

ZJE Institute, established by two world-leading universities at the new International Campus in Haining, provides state of the art research and teaching facilities, as well as extremely competitive start-up packages and salaries. Applicants must be able to demonstrate their potential to develop as independent research investigators, as evidenced by publications in leading international peer-reviewed journals and the ability to attract external research funding or already have a track record of success in research. Post-holders will also have a passion for research-led teaching and the abilities to be influential and innovative educators developing and delivering teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels for the next generation of Biomedical scientists. 

We particularly welcome applications from individuals with expertise in the major research themes of ZJE Institute: Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cells, Inflammation & Immunology, Infection & Molecular Medicine, Neuroscience and Cancer & Oncology. 

The posts require a doctoral degree in a relevant Biomedical Sciences subject with a high command of both spoken and written English. 

The posts will be located at ZJE Institute in Haining and the contract of employment will be held with Zhejiang University. Academic track is for six years in the first instance. Subject to a satisfactory formal review at the end of year three it is intended that the post-holder will then move to an academic open-ended contract at the end of year six. 

Applications should be made by email to uoe@zju.edu.cnto meet the closing date below. 

Further information on this opportunity and application process can be found on our website: http://zje.intl.zju.edu.cn/en/recruit/859562

Job Purpose:

Deliver an independent research programme that complements research priorities of ZJE Institute, evidenced by publications in leading international peer-reviewed journals and depending on level of appointment, the ability to (or potential to) or demonstration of proven ability to obtain external competitive grant funding. 

To develop, deliver and assess undergraduate courses that form part of the undergraduate degree programmes at International Campus, Haining, China, run jointly by the University of Edinburgh and Zhejiang University. Contribute to the academic administration of teaching activities and, once established, undertake further duties such as course or programme organiser. Contribute to the development of new teaching and research opportunities within ZJU-UoE Institute. 

Vacancy Details

  • For more information and to apply:  CLICK HERE
  • Closing Date:  Thursday 31 August 2017
  • Contact Person : Professor Ouyang Hongwei (hwoy@zju.edu.cn) or Professor Sue Welburn (sue.welburn@ed.ac.uk).
  • Grade/Pay Scale:  £107,940+ converted salary + allowances
  • Fixed term full time contract initally for 6 years

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