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About the role

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a University, and a College, which is rooted in excellence and discovery. We are committed to the belief that a university should empower, inspire and innovate, and our outstanding staff are making a difference not just to our local community, but across the world.  

You will be joining the leadership team of a College community of nearly 1,000 staff and 4,000 students, with aspirations to grow even further through the development of major new teaching programme areas, through selective international partnerships, and in research and enterprise through partnership and focused grant acquisition. The College is structured into six research departments and four teaching schools to help it realise this ambition.

The mission of the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences is to undertake bench-to-bedside research, education and training, and clinical practice that improves the health and well-being of patients and the public. Cardiovascular research has been a major strength of the Leicester Medical School since its inception and is renowned for its world leading, internationally excellent research. Our key research themes are Cardiovascular Precision and Stratified Medicine (Biomarkers, Genomics and Imaging), and Drug Device Discovery Intervention and Clinical Trials (D3ICT), and we have recently incorporated the Renal Sciences Research Group. 

Our teaching is inspired by this research and we have a strong track record of delivering innovative teaching programmes. 

The Department  has over 130 staff and students with over 20 principal investigators.  As Head of Department you will work with the Head of College and with other Heads of Department and Schools to deliver the strategic objectives of the University. You will be responsible to the Head of College for the highly effective operation and development of your Department, for the leadership and management of the Department’s staff and resources, and the provision of an outstanding experience to our undergraduate and postgraduate students.

We are seeking an outstanding academic, with first class leadership and management skills with an excellent track record in cardiovascular research.  You will undertake research of a world-leading standard, attract research funding and provide leadership and direction to deliver high quality, impactful research.

In return, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here.

 For further details including the Job Summary and Person Specification please view the Candidate Brochure which can be accessed by clicking on the Additional Documents tab on the right hand side of this advert. 

The closing date for applications for this position is 12pm on the 11th February 2020. 

Additional information

Informal enquiries regarding this opportunity are welcome and should be made to Professor Phil Baker, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Head of College of Life Sciences and Dean of Medicine on pvccls@leicester.ac.uk. 

We anticipate that interviews for this role will be held on the 26th February 2020. 
NHS Research Governance and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check may be required dependent upon the background of the appointee and their research interests.
Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. We are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff. Located in the heart of the UK, you will have the opportunity to progress your career in a supportive and varied environment that values hard work and recognises individual achievement.