University of Cambridge

Director of the Cambridge Heart and Lung Research Institute

University of Cambridge

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Director of the Cambridge Heart and Lung Research Institute (HLRI)
Department of Medicine
Clinical Salary £79,860 to £107,668pa
Reference: RC21607

The School of Clinical Medicine invites applications for the Director of the newly established Cambridge Heart and Lung Research Institute (HLRI). This is an exciting opportunity to lead the new HLRI, which will be situated in a new building next to Royal Papworth Hospital, and forms part of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, the centre piece of the largest biotech cluster outside the United States of America.

Candidates will have an international track record in research relevant to heart or lung disease and show evidence of strategic leadership skills and the scientific vision necessary to lead the Institute. The Director will be expected to facilitate impact beyond their own immediate area of expertise, and to forge and foster effective partnerships for the Institute within the University of Cambridge, nationally and internationally. The appointment will be held with a University Professorship.

Standard professorial responsibilities include teaching and research, examining, supervision, and administration. In addition, the requirement to undertake clinical duties with Royal Papworth Hospital and/or Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Candidates will be considered for the post on the basis of selection criteria outlined below, which they are asked to address in their application:

• An outstanding research record of international stature relevant to heart or lung disease and an established record of attracting research grant support;

• The ability to provide leadership, motivation and strategic direction for the scientific programmes of the Institute (including their personal research programme);

• The vision, leadership experience and enthusiasm to ensure that the research Institute is at the leading edge internationally;

• The ability to drive strategic development of heart and lung research in the University and, where appropriate, to facilitate its development within the UK;

• The ability to manage and interact effectively with staff and students at all levels;

• An enthusiastic commitment to the recruitment, training and mentoring of the next generation of researchers, including undergraduates, research students, and postdoctoral research fellows;

• Evidence of the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders locally, nationally and internationally across a range of disciplines and industries so as to maximise scientific opportunities for the Institute, and support the rapid translation of its research.

The Director will be appointed to, or already hold, a Professorial appointment within the University. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will take up appointment on 1 April 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Clinical appointments will be co-terminus and will be an integrated appointment between the University and the relevant NHS Trust / Body and therefore also issued with an Honorary Clinical Consultant Contract by the relevant NHS Trust / Body. If the contract with the NHS Trust / Body is terminated, employment with the University will be terminated, and vice versa.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:

Closing date: 03 February 2020

Applications, consisting of a letter of application together with a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list should be made online no later than 3 February 2020.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to: Professor Patrick Maxwell, Regius Professor of Physic (, Professor Ken Smith, Head of Department of Medicine ( or Professor John Danesh, Head of Department of Public Health and Primary Care (

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Lisa Miles, Recruitment Adviser (

Please quote reference RC21607 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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