Chairs, Readers and Early Career Researchers

01 Jun 2018
30 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty Positions for Chairs, Readers and Early Career Researchers in
Cardiovascular, Inflammation and Endocrine Research focused on Precision Medicine and Therapeutic Innovation

The William Harvey Research Institute, Barts & The London School of Medicine & Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London

We wish to appoint outstanding Clinical/Non-clinical Professors, Readers, Senior Lecturers and Lecturers as part of a major expansion of academic activity at the Queen Mary University of London’s (QMUL) William Harvey Research Institute (WHRI). Successful candidates will join the world-renowned William Harvey Research Institute that sits within Barts Medical School at QMUL where there are over 550 clinicians and scientists from
over 45 Nations focused on cardiovascular, inflammation and endocrine research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework 90% of our research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent

To be successful applicants will clearly need to add substantial value to our strategic priorities of Precision Medicine and Therapeutic Innovation set around research opportunities specifically arising from:

  • Genomic and multi-omic studies and analyses within the 100,000 Genomes Project (Genomics England is based here), and our complex trait programmes where we wish to establish a QMUL based team of analysts with bioinformatics and statistical genetics expertise in next generation sequencing (preferably in whole genomes). They will support and lead research into rare and complex cardiovascular disease, rare endocrine disorders, stratified care of inflammatory arthritis, pharmacogenomics and cancer genome wide analysis of germline and somatic genomes.
  • Basic and clinician scientists in cardiovascular, inflammation and endocrine research committed to delivering advances in fundamental science coupled with therapeutic innovation (small and large molecules, devices, gene and cell therapies). These individuals will lead fundamental research in novel pathways of disease identifying novel targets and developing new molecular entities and repurposing
    opportunities to advance our goal of being able to develop, test and translate into health care state-of-the-art novel diagnoses and treatments for our community of 6 million people in North and East London.
  • Health informatics analytics and clinical trials design, methodology and delivery capability across our three key themes offering innovative approaches to real world machine learning or artificial intelligence to analyse large volumes of electronic health and trials data. These posts will join the London-wide Health Data Research UK Centre, collaborative research in UK Biobank, our unique stratified healthcare clinical trials in early arthritis and the 100,000 Genomes Project. The most talented will be encouraged to take advantage of our membership of the Alan Turing Institute.

We would be delighted to be approached by established researchers, groups and early career researchers of excellence from the UK and international clinical and non-clinical community with high impact publications and a
a track record of grant or fellowship success in the past 3-5 years. These positions will be research based within the William Harvey Research Institute either at the Queen Mary-Barts/Charterhouse Square campus or our Royal London campus in London ( Clinical applicants may hold honorary clinical appointments within the Barts Health.

For Chair appointments packages will be negotiated and job descriptions tailored to the eventual offer. The Chair-holders will select their team members. Readers, Senior Lecturers and Lecturers will be based on Queen
Mary salary scales with a start-up package. We would be willing to consider applicants from outside the stated areas above. Clinicians appointed at appropriate level and qualifications may be offered an Honorary Consultant post at Barts Health NHS Trust subject to an Appointments Advisory Committee.

The School of Medicine and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.
The School of Medicine holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award. We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

Further details about the WHRI can be downloaded from the following link. 

Enquiries about this post are welcome and can be made to Prof Mark Caulfield (
and +442078823402), or Prof Amrita Ahluwalia ( and +442078828377).

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

The deadline for approaches is 12 noon (BST) on 30th of June 2018.