This permanent, full time post as a Professor of Immunology is available from November 2019.
The University of Exeter Medical School is renowned for its world-leading diabetes research, and has recently been awarded £million investment from Research England as part of ‘Expanding Excellence in England.’
Immunology is a priority for the Diabetes Centre of Excellence and the University of Exeter Medical School. We are keen to develop novel and exciting research into autoimmunity in Type 1 diabetes (T1D) in man by making multiple appointments at different levels.
To make progress in human Type 1 diabetes is likely to need novel approaches. Exeter encourages applications from innovative immunologists either working in Type 1 diabetes at present or from those with experience in other areas of human autoimmunity who may not have worked on Type 1 diabetes but have relevant approaches and techniques. The immunologists will be able to work on novel and pioneering approaches using unique human pancreas samples obtained at the time of diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Equipment to support applicants includes preferential access to Next Generation Sequencing, state of the art cell sorters and a new high-resolution, automated, digital pathology system. Key collaborators for this post will be the Immunologists led by Professor Gordon Brown in the recently established Centre for Medical Mycology. The ultimate aim is to understand the underlying disease processes in order to understand mechanisms in T1D, to stimulate the development and application of novel immunotherapies and inform the design of new clinical trial
Applications are welcome from Professors with skills in these areas, both those who have already applied these skills to diabetes research and those who would be keen to do so.