Infection, Inflammation and Immunity

Our understanding of infection, inflammation and immunity promises to impact not only upon infectious disease, but also on other global health issues, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and musculoskeletal disease, where inflammation and the immune system are now recognised to play a key role.

We are recruiting University Academic Fellows with research interests relevant to infection, inflammation and immunity, ranging from basic molecular and cellular studies, through modelling and systems biology approaches to translational and clinical research. We are looking for individuals who will develop well-funded, internationally competitive collaborative research programmes that will enhance related research strengths and teaching across the University. Both clinically and non–clinically qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. You will be expected to obtain substantial grant funding at an individual and collaborative level, to supervise PhD students and to develop and contribute to relevant undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes. In return, we offer access to world leading basic and clinical research facilities, seamless interactions between scientists and clinicians, internal and external mentorship and the opportunity to join an ambitious, expanding group of researchers based in three University faculties in partnership with one of the UK’s largest Teaching Hospital Trusts.

We are looking to recruit highly motivated individuals with excellent research profiles who are capable of developing and leading innovative research projects. The fellowships will appeal to a broad range of candidates from the biomedical and biological sciences, with a research vision and trajectory to support their academic career.

Applications are welcomed from clinically and non-clinically qualified applicants.

If you are clinically qualified these Fellowships provide an opportunity to develop on your existing academic experience and establish a clinical academic career.  The nature of individual clinical / academic workload profiles will be determined by your current level of specialist training and agreement with our local NHS organisations, with whom we work in close partnership. We actively encourage applications from specialty trainee level to those who already hold specialist registration.

University Grade 8 (£38,511 to £45,954)

For clinical academic posts remuneration will be on the appropriate clinical academic scale (dependent upon individual clinical experience / qualification and therefore the level of Honorary Clinical Contract). Details of University Clinical salary scales can be found at

For informal enquiries about the roles please contact Dr Graham Cook, tel: +44 (0)113 343 8411, email:

For general enquiries, please contact, Wendy Kennedy, tel: +44 (0)113 206 4919, email:

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