Lecturer in Liver Sciences

Department of Inflammation Biology

London, Denmark Hill Campus

Overview

  • Posted on: 22nd Oct 2021
  • Salary: £46,934 - £55,299, including London Weighting Allowance
  • REF: 035188
  • Closes: 16th December 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

This post will be based in the Institute of Liver Studies and hosted by the Department of Inflammation Biology and the School of Immunology & Microbial Sciences (SIMS), and will be predominantly based at the Denmark Hill campus.

The post holder will be expected to create and manage an independent, internationally recognised research programme in basic and/or translational aspects of the immunobiology of liver diseases and to obtain a portfolio of grant support to develop such programme. The laboratory will be established in the Institute of Liver Studies and the research developed will be expected to integrate and/or complement the academic priorities of the Institute to facilitate collaborative links. In addition, the post holder will be encouraged and expected to collaborate with other investigators in the Department and SIMS. Given the multi-disciplinary nature of the Institute of Liver Studies and SIMS, the research remit of the post is wide and other than an interest in hepato-biliary immunobiology there are no strict pre-defined fields of expertise. However, experience in one or more of the following areas of research will be favourably considered: transplant immunology, immunoregulation, immunotherapy, adaptive/innate immune cell biology, liver immunology, cancer immunology, animal models of inflammatory liver damage, liver regeneration, bioinformatics and single-cell omics techniques, microbiome-immune interactions.

The post-holder will be expected to provide leadership in basic/translational research across the SIMS and KCL and to raise the profile of liver research at KCL and to the outside world. The post holder will supervise junior investigators and submit internationally competitive grant applications and scientific papers as PI or co-PI. In addition, the post holder will also deliver significant undergraduate and post-graduate teaching activities and educational leadership in line with the Department, SIMS and King’s educational activities

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This post will be offered on an indefinite contract

This is a full-time post – 100% full time equivalent

Key responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a clear forward plan for sustaining/enhancing a research programme in liver immunobiology, consistent with the Institute of Liver Studies priorities and the Department and SIMS research strategies.
  • Successful submission of papers with first or last/corresponding author in high impact journals and/or substantive contribution to collaborative work/papers of exceptional quality.
  • Obtaining concurrent project grants (or equivalent) supporting a laboratory research group with >2 members.
  • Supervision/co-supervision of two or more PhD/MD students.
  • Provision of high quality teaching and education at under/post graduate level.
  • Enforcement of good laboratory practice, health and safety and other regulatory and statutory requirements.

The above list of responsibilities is not exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post*.*
Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria

  • PhD in immunology or relevant biomedical discipline.
  • Proven successful track record of high quality basic/translational research of international standing in liver immunobiology and/or areas aligned with the Institute of Liver Studies priorities (as described above).
  • Knowledge of contemporary cellular/molecular immunology.
  • Growing ability to attract significant funding (directly or indirectly according to the rules of the funding body) in the field of research.
  • Growing research reputation as evidenced by substantial output of publications and reports in refereed and prestigious publications.
  • Growing ability to devise, lead and direct reseach projects.
  • Proven ability to work co-operatively as a team member and foster national/international collaborative and interdisciplinary research.
  • Evidence of educational activities at under/post-graduate level.
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with academic and managerial colleagues.
  • Growing national/ International reputation as evidenced by invitations to speak at conferences and by general public dissemination of knowledge.

Further Information

The Institute of Liver Studies and the Department of Inflammation Biology at King’s College London invite applications for a faculty position at the level of Lecturer.

The position requires a PhD, postdoctoral experience, and an outstanding record of research achievements and publications commensurate to the level of appointment sought. The successful applicant will be expected to create and manage an independent, internationally recognised research programme in basic and/or translational aspects of liver immunobiology and to obtain a portfolio of grant support to develop such programme. The laboratory will be based in the Institute of Liver Studies at the Denmark Hill campus and the research developed will be expected to integrate and/or complement the academic priorities of the Institute and the Dept Inflammation Biology. In addition, the post holder will be expected to deliver undergraduate and post-graduate teaching activities and educational leadership in line with the School of Immunology & Microbial Sciences educational portfolio.

The successful applicant will become a member of the Department of Inflammation Biology, which consists of 25 research faculty with strengths in autoimmunity, cancer immunology, immunotherapy, inflammation biology, liver immunology, rheumatology and transplantation. Additional cross-disciplinary collaborative opportunities will be available through the School of Immunology & Microbial Sciences, which houses 48 principal investigators across three departments.

This post is subject to Occupational Health clearance.

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