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KTRR Group leader in Tissue Biology

The Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology (KIR) is seeking to recruit an exceptional individual to lead a new research group in tissue biology related to an area of high strategic interest for the Institute. The KIR’s research spans the three thematic areas of immunity and microbiome, inflammation biology, and tissue remodelling and repair, and their application to chronic inflammatory and degenerative disease. Tissue biology, with a focus on how tissue niches develop, are maintained, and undergo repair, as well as how these pathways are co-opted or altered in disease is central to interests across the Institute.

Complementing the KIR’s existing strengths, the new Group Leader will lead a significant research group in stem cell / tissue biology with areas of interest including, but not restricted to, cells of the bone, synovium, cartilage, endothelium and epithelium. The candidate will have an interest in the application of their work to translational research approaches in the context of inflammatory or degenerative musculoskeletal disease or inflammatory diseases at mucosal and endothelial surfaces. This may include a focus on mechanistic insights into intrinsic tissue repair responses, development and validation of in vitro human organoids, and therapeutic applications for tissue repair in patients.

The successful candidate will receive a generous package from the Kennedy Trust of Rheumatology Research (KTRR) to support their work for five years in the first instance, with the possibility of contract extension following an results of an external review in year 4.

For informal enquiries about the role, please contact Professor Tonia Vincent.

Dec. 14, 2021