University College London (UCL)

Professor / Clinical Professor

University College London (UCL)

London, United Kingdom

Professor / Clinical Professor, – Ref:1877550 

UCL Department / Division: Division of Infection and Immunity
 Specific unit / Sub department: Institute of Immunity and Transplantation
 Location of position: London
 Hours: Full Time
 Salary: (inclusive of London allowance)On the Professorial scale or on the UCL Consultant Clinical Academic (CCA) scale (£84,258 – £112,845 per annum)

Duties and Responsibilities

We invite applications from high calibre clinical academics and non-clinical scientists for a new professorial post to accelerate translational immunology research.

The Institute of Immunity and Transplantation (IIT) is a partnership between University College London (UCL) and the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (RFLNFT). It brings together the expertise of a University and an NHS organisation to deliver world-class translational science that spans from mechanistic immunology, to the testing of novel immunotherapies in pre-clinical models, to first-in-man clinical trials in patients. Joint working with industry accelerates clinical trials and the roll out of new medicines to the wider population.

The Mission of the IIT is to be world-leading centre of excellence for patient-focused research to improve human health.

The Vision is to understand the role of the human immune system in disease and exploit this knowledge to develop novel  immunotherapies.

In July 2021 the IIT expands considerably to the completion of the Pears Building, a £62 million state-of the art research facility adjacent to the Royal Free Hospital. The new Pears Building provides space for 200 scientists and academic clinicians who are committed to the delivery of translational immunology research with measurable patient benefit.

The research at the IIT aims to enhance protective immunity in cancer and viral infection, induce tolerance in autoimmune conditions and after organ transplantation, and provide gene therapy for patients with inherited immune defects.

There is now an opportunity for a clinical academic or a basic scientist to join the IIT at professorial level.

We are looking for someone who:

  • wants to contribute to the research excellence of the IIT in the new Pears Building.
  • wants to collaborate with more than 20 existing IIT group leaders.
  • wants to contribute to the IIT mission of being a world-class immunology research centre.
  • brings expertise in mechanistic immunology research, in disease-focused research and/or in the design and delivery of immunotherapy trials.
  • has a particular interest in cancer immunology, viral immunity, autoimmunity or immunodeficiency
  • is eager to expand further their research into new areas by working in a vibrant academic environment in north-central London.


The post holder will hold a substantive professorial contract at UCL. Clinical academic appointment will have an Honorary Consultant contract at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust to work clinically with the appropriate clinical specialty services. The post holder will also deliver high quality education for undergraduate and postgraduate clinicians and scientists.

Key Requirements

The post holder will be an experienced and highly motivated individual with proven immunology research experience and, for clinical academics, expertise in working with appropriate clinical services. The clinical academic candidate will have a GMC Full and Specialist Registration with a current licence to practice.

An ability to deliver high quality undergraduate and postgraduate clinical teaching and training is essential.

Further Details

Both a clinical and non-clinical job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. The clinical job description is undergoing Royal College of Physicians review and is not yet approved. The job description can change as a result of the review.

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the qualifications, experience and knowledge of the person specification in your supporting statement and please attach your CV and a statement of research interest and plans to your online application.

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Professor Hans Stauss on

For enquiries about the application process please contact Isabel Lubeiro at

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

Closing Date: 27 Sep 2021
 Interview date: First week of November

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

Any offer of employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.