About the role
University of Leicester are seeking an Associate Professor to join the Department of Respiratory Sciences to support their delivery of high-quality research and teaching, with a particular focus on respiratory immunology. They are looking for a highly motivated candidate in the field of respiratory diseases. The successful candidate will have an interest in the broad areas of respiratory immunology including, but not limited to, the study of immune cells (antigen presenting cells, Innate Lymphoid cells, T Lymphocytes) and their interaction with lung structural cells. The successful candidate will investigate fundamental mechanisms underlying respiratory diseases and use and/or establish different modelling strategies (i.e., cell-based or preclinical approaches) to translate findings to the clinic. This post is to support the objectives of the recently awarded NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre (£26M) Respiratory and Infection theme. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and clinicians in the Department of Respiratory Sciences & NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, which has a national and international reputation in translational respiratory research.
The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to, and develop where appropriate, teaching (microbiology and immunology) and research programmes to support these areas within the College of Life Sciences, and associated research groups such as those led by the Department (Fibrosis, Sarcopenia, Population Health), the Leicester Institute for Precision Health, and the Leicester Microbial Sciences and Infectious Diseases Centre.
At the heart of the UK, the University of Leicester is one of the top 200 universities in the world and top 30 in the UK according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2022.