Professor and Theme Lead in Biomedical Sciences

Ref: 5197

University of Derby

Derby, UK

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Role Managed by:

Dr Urvashi Ramphul

Senior Research Associate

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Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with experience

Closing Date: 25/06/2021

Formal Interview Date: TBC

Professor and Theme Lead in Biomedical Sciences, University of Derby

The University of Derby is the only higher education institution in Derbyshire and our Strategic Framework 2018-2030 articulates our role of ‘Being a Force for Positive Impact’ on the economic, social, cultural, educational and environmental prosperity of our home. We are proud to be amongst the first universities to pledge a commitment to produce a Civic University Agreement.

The University’s Innovation and Research Strategy (2020-2026) sets a clear direction of travel for knowledge exchange activity and HEIF investment over the period 20/21-24/25, with six priority objectives: Investing in Talent, Growing Innovation, Regional Impact, Empowering Graduates, Stimulating Business and Delivering Assurance.  As part of this, The University has committed to nurture and encourage research excellence across all our disciplines and career stages, recognising the strong link between excellent research and an excellent student experience. The University is investing in students, staff and research infrastructure to ensure that knowledge created at our University informs our curriculum and supports industry, policy makers, international partners and the wider research community.

Alongside the Innovation and Research Strategy, an Academic 5-year Plan identifies 6 areas of academic focus each of which provides significant opportunity for Knowledge Exchange activity leading to economic or societal benefit. The 6 areas of academic excellence are: Zero Carbon, Biomedical Sciences, Data Science, Business Economic and Social Policy, Creative Industries, and Public Sector.

The University of Derby are seeking outstanding individuals to lead the Biomedical Sciences theme across the University and to provide leadership across biomedical sciences, allied health, and clinical psychology. This theme builds upon multidisciplinary research focused on effective therapeutic interventions for the prevention and treatment of chronic conditions. The area is influential in informing professional practice and the understanding of chronic disease mechanisms using translational and personalised medicine approaches. 

The successful candidate will be an experienced Professor who has gained considerable academic standing and experience, with a significant international track record. They will have gained high academic distinction with the ability to shape the future strategy of the theme and the broader University. Within their field they will have been expected to have achieved an international reputation, with experience of developing and winning substantial funding and grants. Role holders will be expected to have significant leadership and management experience and be able to lead on the strategic direction of the theme.

The closing date for applications is Friday 25th June 2021.

Informal enquiries are welcome and may be made in the strictest confidence to Urvashi Ramphul at Perrett Laver via Applications can be uploaded to Perrett Laver's website: quoting reference 5197.

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