Head of Infection and Immunobiology : Wellcome Trust

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Head of Infection and Immunobiology

Infection and Immunobiology

Full Time

Gibbs Building, 215 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE, UK


Job Summary

Wellcome wishes to recruit a new Head of Infection and Immunobiology (IIB); an exciting and varied role that requires an adaptive and flexible approach. You and your team will be responsible for the effective management and continuous development of your team’s portfolio. This includes UK-focused work, activities in Low and Middle-Income countries, the delivery of our competitive open-mode grant schemes, the development and management of new and existing major initiatives and a high level of interaction with the external research and funding community. You will report to the Director of Science.

Additional info

Wellcome is one of the world’s largest charitable foundations.  Our funding supports over 14,000 people in more than 70 countries, to explore ideas in science, population health, medical innovation, the humanities and social sciences and public engagement. 

The Science division contributes to Wellcome’s mission by improving health through the best research, as set out in the Science team strategy.  We are responsible for a diverse portfolio of activities across Wellcome’s broad scientific remit and work closely with our colleagues within Wellcome and with the external community to deliver this.

As a member of the Science division and divisional leadership team, you will build on your specialist knowledge and broaden your skill set to deliver a diverse range of internal and external activities as part of cross-functional teams.  You will work openly and collaboratively with colleagues throughout the organisation, share your knowledge and expertise and play a proactive role in a diverse range of Wellcome-wide activities.


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Experience & Skills

You will be an expert in a field relevant to Infection and Immuno-Biology, sharing your knowledge and expertise to contribute to the wider Science division and throughout Wellcome. You will use this knowledge and expertise to drive the development and implementation of new opportunities and activities.


To be successful in this role you will be a critical scientific thinker, have significant experience in a leadership role and can demonstrate a breadth of scientific expertise in a relevant field. You will have proven experience of managing people and projects, probably in an academic or industry setting as well as a strong understanding of the international research funding arena.

 If you can do all this and more we would love to hear from you.


If an informal conversation with Mike Turner would help, then please contact Ellie Estchild (S.Directorate@wellcome.ac.ukto arrange.


Education & Qualifications: PhD or equivalent.

Appointment Type: Permanent

Division: Science

Sub Department: Infection and Immunobiology

Salary: Circa £100,000 per annum

Number of Positions: 1

Interview Timing: 15th March 2019

Applications to be received by 1159pm on 26-Feb-2019

Closing date: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
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