Opening For Director of the MRC Human Genetics Unit University of Edinburgh

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Opening For Director of the MRC Human Genetics Unit University of Edinburgh

 The MRC Human Genetics Unit (HGU) at the University of Edinburgh is at the forefront of research into human genetics and genomics. Funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and with a budget of some £50 million over five years, the Unit is fully integrated within the University of Edinburgh’s College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine. The University of Edinburgh provides a world-leading research environment with major opportunities for interactions and collaborations in human genetics/genomics research.
The current Director of the HGU, Professor Nick Hastie, will stand down in early 2016 and the University and the MRC are seeking to appoint an outstanding scientist and visionary leader to succeed Professor Hastie as Director. The ideal candidate will be an exceptional basic or clinical scientist, with an international reputation and an excellent track record in any area of human genetic/genomic research relevant to the Unit’s mission. The candidate will need to show a clear vision for the future of the Unit, demonstrable leadership and strategic skills, and the ability to forge new partnerships nationally and internationally. Additionally, the new Director will be expected to lead their own internationally competitive programme of research.
This is a senior appointment by the MRC and University of Edinburgh and 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.
Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.
Perrett Laver may be contacted for a confidential discussion of the roles by contacting Dr Jack Bircher via eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%6a%61%63%6b%2e%62%69%72%63%68%65%72%40%70%65%72%72%65%74%74%6c%61%76%65%72%2e%63%6f%6d%22%3e%6a%61%63%6b%2e%62%69%72%63%68%65%72%40%70%65%72%72%65%74%74%6c%61%76%65%72%2e%63%6f%6d%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')) or +44 (0)207 340 6220. To apply, please visit the Perrett Laver website at quoting reference number 1627. The deadline for applications is 9am (BST) on Monday 8th September 2014. Interview date is Friday 12th December 2014  and will be held in Edinburgh.
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