Director of The Roslin Institute

Ref: 5164

University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh - Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

Apply Now

Role Managed by:

Dr Urvashi Ramphul

Senior Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6280

f: +44 (0) 20 7340 6201


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 23/06/2021

Formal Interview Date: Monday 13th September 2021

The Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh is supported by Institute Strategic Programme (ISP) grant funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).  The Institute is located on the Easter Bush Campus on the south side of Edinburgh and is embedded within the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies as part of the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.  The Institute provides a world-leading research environment in the broad field of animal sciences, with a particular focus on genetics and genomics, infection and immunity and data driven innovation in agriculture.

The University and the BBSRC are seeking to appoint an outstanding scientist and visionary leader to this prestigious post. The ideal candidate will be an exceptional scientist with an international reputation and an excellent track record in any area of research relevant to the Institute’s strategic mission.  The candidate will need to show a clear vision for the future of the Institute, demonstrable leadership and strategic skills, an inclusive approach to building a productive research culture, with the ability to forge new partnerships nationally and internationally. The new director will be expected to lead their own internationally competitive programme of research.

This is a senior appointment by the University of Edinburgh; as such a competitive salary will be offered and will be negotiable depending on experience. The successful applicant will be employed as a University Professor on University terms and conditions.

The University of Edinburgh and the BBSRC value diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity.

The closing date for applications is: midday (BST) on Wednesday 23rd June 2021.

Protecting your personal data is of the utmost importance to Perrett Laver and we take this responsibility very seriously. Any information obtained by our trading divisions is held and processed in accordance with the relevant data protection legislation. The data you provide us with is securely stored on our computerised database and transferred to our clients for the purposes of presenting you as a candidate and/or considering your suitability for a role you have registered interest in.

As defined under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Perrett Laver is a Data Controller and a Data Processor, and our legal basis for processing your personal data is ‘Legitimate Interests’.  You have the right to object to us processing your data in this way. For more information about this, your rights, and our approach to Data Protection and Privacy, please visit our website