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Chair and Director of the Institute of Population Health Sciences and the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine - 24498

Department: VP Health's Office
Salary: Attractive Package on Senior Academic/Clinical Academic Pay Scale
Reference: 24498
Location: All three sites
Date posted: 14-Aug-2020
Closing date: 21-Sep-2020

Job profile


Queen Mary University of London

Barts and The London

Chair and Director of the Institute of Population Health Sciences and the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine

Location: London

The Institute of Population Health Sciences (IPHS) is one of the seven Institutes in Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Established in December 2019, the IPHS promotes world-leading expertise in population health sciences, including public and global health, health services research, health policy, health data science, behavioural and social science, biostatistics, translational and implementation science. With an interdisciplinary approach that works at the interface of patient care and policy development, IPHS research provides the evidence to implement health system change.

The Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine’s (Wolfson) world-leading research aims to identify the causes and develop the means to prevent conditions that lead to ill health, premature death and poor quality of life. These include cancer, cardiovascular disease, psychiatric illnesses, neurologic diseases, and other diseases caused by lifestyle factors such as tobacco use and diet. Wolfson’s research provides the evidence base for a diverse range of public health strategies which have led to great change.

The Institute Director is a pivotal role in the Faculty Executive, responsible for ensuring that the IPHS and Wolfson continue 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. This is a unique opportunity for an exceptional individual to develop and lead the strategy for the Institutes, ensuring that our research in population health and preventative medicine has local, national and global impact.

With a doctoral degree or equivalent experience, you will bring extensive experience in operating at a senior academic and leadership level in research and education. You will have strong research expertise across the broad area of population health sciences or preventative medicine, a demonstrable national and international level reputation, a proven track record of industry engagement and experience of developing large-scale funding proposals. You will be able to engage and inspire stakeholders at all levels and have experience of leading, supervising and mentoring staff and students including through periods of change.

This post is permanent and salary will be paid on the Senior Academic/Clinical Academic pay scale.

Applications for this role must be made through our recruitment partner, Veredus, at the following link:

The deadline for applications is 09:00 on Monday 21st September.