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Director of the William Harvey Research Institute and Professorial Chair **Internal Only** - QMUL21038

Department: VP Health's Office
Salary: The starting salary will be commensurate with the role, skills and experience (Grade 8)
Reference: QMUL21038
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 14-Jul-2020
Closing date: 28-Jul-2020

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Chair and Director of the William Harvey Research Institute and Professorial Chair

Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London

About the role

The Institute Director is a pivotal role in the Faculty Executive, responsible for ensuring that the William Harvey Research Institute (WHRI) continues to provide a rich, inclusive, and stimulating environment in which research and education can thrive, contributing to the overall ambitious strategy for the Faculty and the University. The Institute Director is responsible for providing senior academic and strategic leadership to the WHRI with respect to research, education and industry engagement. The Director is responsible for the development and implementation of Faculty and Institute-level objectives, and will lead the Institute in the delivery of high-quality research and education to enhance the international reputation of the Institute, the School of Medicine and Dentistry, and Queen Mary.

The Director role is for three years, this is renewable. The successful candidate will be offered a substantive Professorial appointment. The successful candidate could be appointed on Academic or Consultant terms and conditions of employment.

About you

You should have a postgraduate degree and/or relevant professional qualification and/or equivalent professional experience, with proven academic leadership and managerial skills in research (basic, clinical and applied) and education. You should be able to demonstrate extensive experience in research in the broad field of cardiovascular, inflammation, endocrinology, or pharmacology, with a national and international reputation, excellent publication record and history of obtaining major research funding.

You will be able to liaise and develop relationships with a broad range of internal, local, national and international partners.

About the William Harvey Research Institute

The William Harvey Research Institute (WHRI) is one of the seven Institutes in the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, located primarily at the Charterhouse Square campus. With an annual research income of £26m, WHRI is a world-leading centre for research, with a vibrant, multidisciplinary scientific environment devoted to therapeutic innovation in cardiovascular, endocrine and inflammatory diseases. The WHRI consists of 7 Centres and is home to over 500 staff and postgraduate students. It hosts an undergraduate degree course (Pharmacology and Innovative Therapeutics) and a suite of PGT courses.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at our Charterhouse Square Campus, however travel to other campuses will be required. This is full-time appointment to start as soon as possible. The starting salary will be commensurate with the role, skills and experience.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. For an informal discussion about the role, please contact the Vice Principal (Health), Steve Thornton via his PA, Petrina Bradbrook,

Job Reference: QMUL21038

The closing date for applications is: 28 July 2020

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