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UK: Applications invited for Chair in Animal Replacement Science

As part of a pioneering strategic collaboration between the Blizard Institute and the Dr Hadwen Trust (DHT), applications are invited for the post of Chair in Animal Replacement Science. The post will be the world’s first Chair dedicated to replacement science and recognizes that the Blizard Institute has been a pioneer in the development of in vitro models using human cells and tissue and in particular the development of three-di­mensional models in the fields of cutaneous biology and gastroenterology.

 

The Chair will be located within one of the centers that constitute the Blizard Institute, which is based within an award-winning building on the Whitechapel campus. This exciting environment contains world-class facilities for biomedical re­search based on an innovative open plan design and includes core facilities for imaging, flow cytometry and genomics. In the UK Research Assessment Exercise 2008, the Blizard Institute was joint first out of 28 medical school returns in hospital based clinical subjects with 80% of the faculty rated as world leading or internationally excellent. The medical school was ranked in the top 5 in the UK. The Chair in Animal Replacement Science will be funded through a legacy donation to the DHT, which was donated specifically to advance animal replacement approaches. The DHT is the UK’s leading non-animal medical research charity that funds and promotes the development of techniques and procedures to replace the use of animals in biomedical research.

 

The Blizard Institute and the DHT aim to encourage and stimulate research of the highest quality. The appointment will represent a major stepping-stone towards the development of a global community for the progression of human-relevant methods and alternatives to animal use in research. In addition, it is also anticipated that educational programmes specific to Animal Replacement Science will be developed to raise awareness of, and inspire uptake of, replacement techniques and procedures. We are especially interested in hearing from candidates with a passion for Animal Replacement Science and expertise in one or more of the following key areas: 3D cell culture, 3D modelling and bioinformatics, and regenerative medicine.

 

Informal enquiries are encouraged and should be made by contacting Professor Mike Philpott at the Blizard Institute (m.p.philpott@qmul.ac.uk) and Dr Brett Cochrane at the DHT (b.cochrane@drhadwentrust.org).

 

For additional information, a comprehensive job description, application instructions and closing date please visit http://www.jobs.qmul.ac.uk/5063.

 

 

DHT Newsletter

August 27, 2014



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