VACANCY: Chair in Innovation in the Life Sciences
We are seeking an outstanding research leader with an international reputation and exceptional knowledge in the socio-economic study of the life sciences, innovation, regulation and policy.
The successful applicant will become part of the directorate of the ESRC Centre for Social and Economic Research on Innovation in Genomics (Innogen), and will be expected to exercise leadership in research development and to consolidate the excellent collaboration between the social sciences, natural sciences and medicine and carry forward the University of Edinburgh's reputation as world-leading in this exciting, expanding field.
The University of Edinburgh is one of the world's leading locations for research and teaching in the life sciences. With strongly interdisciplinary programmes across all its Colleges (Humanities and Social Science, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, and Science and Engineering) the University both shapes the trajectory of the new life sciences and leads public and policy debate on their future applications.
The salary will be on the Grade 10 scale (GBP53,650 - £90,104) and the appointment will be made from 1st December 2009 or as soon as possible thereafter.