Professor in Stem Cell Biology

EmployerUniversity College London
UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
Published18 May 2017
WorkplaceLondon, Greater London, UK
CategoryLife Sciences
Medicine / Pharmacology


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Professor in Stem Cell Biology, - Ref:1632760

UCL Department / Division

UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

(inclusive of London allowance)

Appointment will be made at an appropriate point on the UCL Professorial pay scale

Duties and Responsibilities

Improving outcomes for children is a major priority in the United Kingdom and has received a major boost with a new strategic initiative between the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH), UCL’s Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH) and the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSHCC). These organisations have come together with a commitment to make a strategic investment in reconstructive and regenerative treatments for birth defects with the establishment of a Professor in Stem Cell Biology. This appointment will be part of the excellent clinical and translational research activity at GOSH/ICH which is focused on rare and complex diseases in young children. The generous funding available from the charity together with support of GOSH, ICH and UCL means that we are uniquely positioned to achieve a step-change in the care and treatment of children with rare conditions.

Stem cell biology forms a key part of the research of several GOS ICH research programmes. In Developmental Biology & Cancer, stem cell manipulation to treat malignancy, stem cell transplantation, and tissue engineering/ regenerative medicine are all major research efforts. In Genetic & Genomic Medicine, childhood metabolic disease research relies on isolation of stem cell lines from patients with rare conditions. In Infection, Immunity & Inflammation, development of gene therapy approaches closely involves use of patient derived stem cells.

The appointment of a Professor of Stem Cell Biology would enable accelerated progress in a wide range of clinical fields in paediatrics, and in the rapidly developing area of scientific research that underpins these areas.

Key Requirements

The post holder should have a PhD or equivalent research qualification. S/he should have extensive experience of leading and directing a research team including supervision of higher degree research students, training in research methodology gained through postdoctoral experience in high quality research organisations and experience of academic management with a proven track record of publications as lead author in high quality peer-reviewed scientific journals and external research grant funding as Principal Investigator in a Research programme that complements existing research strengths at ICH/GOSH.

The ability to supervise and mentor junior colleagues in clinical and/or research work and organise, manage and lead a team effectively and productively are also essential. The highest ethical and professional standards in research, education and clinical practice and a flexible attitude to collegiate working.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of the page.

Informal enquiries should be made to Professor Andy Copp (a.copp [at] ucl[.]ac[.]uk ; +44 (0)207 905 2355) or Professor Paolo de Coppi (p.decoppi [at] ucl[.]ac[.]uk; +44 (0)207 905 2641).

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If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact ICH.HR [at] ucl[.]ac[.]uk, Tel: 020 7905 2742 quoting job reference 1632760.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and success in addressing gender equality.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Academic Staff.

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