Translational Cardiovascular Medicine Scientific teams for the National Institute for Health Research
Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit at Barts
The William Harvey Research Institute (WHRI)
Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Queen Mary University of London
We are seeking to appoint scientific teams and researchers (Professorial, early career researchers and scientific staff) to join the recently awarded NIHR Biomedical Research Unit (£6.55m) at Queen Mary, University of London. This is built upon our major investment of £25 million in cardiovascular translational research alongside one of the largest cardiovascular clinical practices in Europe at the newly rebuilt St Bartholomew’s Hospital (Barts). These appointments at Barts National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit within the world renowned William Harvey Research Institute to accelerate therapeutic innovation into clinical care. In UK Research Assessment Exercise in 2008 65% of WHRI faculty were rated as world leading or internationally excellent and our Medical School was ranked amongst the top 5 in the UK (www.smd.qmul.ac.uk). We have recently joined University College London Partners Academic Health Sciences System which extends our reach to 5 million people and from August will join the Russell Group of top research intensive UK Universities.
We now wish to identify potential appointees of the highest calibre at professorial and early career research level for a second phase of appointments. We are especially interested to hear expressions of interest in the form of curriculum vitae from Clinicians and Scientists (Professorial and Early Career Researchers) with high impact publications and a track record of grant success to lead cutting edge research in the following areas:
• Blood Pressure Research. We wish to make further highest caliber appointments to one of the premier international centres for hypertension research with major programmes in gene discovery, novel biomarkers, devices, translational studies of new therapies and large-scale outcomes research.
• Biomarkers Research. We wish to develop a leading edge biomarkers programme to integrate multiple strategies (genomics, proteomics, lipidomics,
metabolomics and chemogenomics) to stratify patient risk or treatment response.
• Cardiovascular Inflammation. We have major research programmes on immunology, innate immunopharmacology, the microcirculation and have a pipeline of translational concepts targeting inflammatory pathways in the vasculature and heart.
• Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine (stem cell) therapy. We seek high caliber scientists working on stem cell, or other regenerative medicine strategies, especially inducible pluripotential stem cells with potential as therapies for cardiovascular disease.
• Translational Cardiac Electrophysiology. This is a major UK centre for electrophysiology and we wish to expand our translational programme developing
novel therapeutic strategies for heart rhythm disorders.
We would be willing to consider expressions of interest from high calibre scientists from outside the stated areas above.
If you are interested in submitting an expression of interest in the form of a curriculum vitae, please e-mail this directly to 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%4d%65%6c%61%6e%69%65%2e%65%76%61%6e%73%40%71%6d%75%6c%2e%61%63%2e%75%6b%22%3e%4d%65%6c%61%6e%69%65%2e%65%76%61%6e%73%40%71%6d%75%6c%2e%61%63%2e%75%6b%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b'))
Alongside this we wish to now appoint statistical geneticists, bioinformaticians, technical and nursing teams to undertake and enable leading edge translational cardiovascular research. Specific scientific posts on offer here include:
• Cardiovascular Statistical Genetics: We seek talented postdoctoral statistical geneticists familiar with genomewide and next generation sequencing
approaches to identify variants underpinning common cardiovascular disease and stratify patient care. (3 years) (QMUL0940)
• Bioinformaticians: We seek talented computational biologists to join a translational team focused on gaining an integrated view of disease pathology. By
evaluating pathways linked to discoveries from genomic studies, we are seeking new drug discovery and stratified medicine opportunities, supported by a
unique clinical datamart and bio-resource for design of innovative new clinical trials. (3 years) (QMUL0941)
• Nursing and technical posts: we seek an experienced research nurse to lead a team of technical staff to establish generic consent for research and a bioresource for translational cardiovascular research with patient recall for future studies. (2 years) (QMUL0938 & QMUL0939)
• Clinical Fellows
- Cardio-Renal Programme (QMUL0943): We seek a Renal Specialist Registrar to join our translational programme in acute kidney injury, chronic
kidney disease and accelerated cardiovascular disease including myocardial infarction to undertake an NIHR funded clinical study in end-stage
renal disease. (2 years)
- Advanced cardiovascular imaging (QMUL0942): Our new NIHR centre integrates clinicians and academics and is one of the busiest
cardiovascular imaging centres in Europe. We seek clinical fellows to conduct cutting edge multimodal imaging research. (2 years)
Clinicians or other postholders appointed at appropriate level and qualifications may be offered honorary appointments at Barts Health NHS Trust.
The WHRI and Barts and the London School of Medicine are also interested to hear informally from high calibre faculty who might be interested in relocation
especially in Inflammation science and Joint research, Paediatric and Adult Endocrinology.
A full prospectus can be downloaded from the following link. http://www.whri.qmul.ac.uk/staff/Prospectus.html
Informal enquiries about these posts are welcome and can be made to Prof Mark Caulfield (firstname.lastname@example.org) or +442078823402.
Details about the William Harvey Research Institute can be found on www.whri.qmul.ac.uk.
Further details and an application form can be found at www.hr.qmul.ac.uk/vacancies by searching the relevant reference numbers shown above.
The deadline for return of completed applications for advertised posts 12 noon (GMT) 31st of July 2012.
The deadline for expressions of interest for Chairs to be e-mailed to 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%4d%65%6c%61%6e%69%65%2e%65%76%61%6e%73%40%71%6d%75%6c%2e%61%63%2e%75%6b%22%3e%4d%65%6c%61%6e%69%65%2e%65%76%61%6e%73%40%71%6d%75%6c%2e%61%63%2e%75%6b%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')) is 30th September 2012.
Deadline: 31st of July 2012