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The University of Edinburgh


Fixed-Term for 2 years

The Opportunity:

The post will be part of the Baillie Gifford Pandemic Science Hub (PSH) ( which was created with philanthropic support from Baillie Gifford and comprises scientists, professional services staff and students united with the common goal of using human genetics and experimental medicine to rapidly find and test the effects of drugs. This post is full-time (35 hours per week), however, we are open to considering part-time or flexible working patterns. We are also open to considering requests for hybrid working (on a non-contractual basis) that combines a mix of remote and regular on-campus working. 

Your skills and attributes for success: 

  • Degree in a scientific discipline, or able to demonstrate a strong, relevant academic background.
  • Relevant professional experience in an equivalent role.
  • Possess experience of working with academic researchers in the field of data management.
  • Excellent understanding of data administration and management functions for the full data lifecycle.

As a valued member of our team you can expect:

  • A competitive salary of Grade UE07 £39,347 to £46,974 per annum
  • An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work
  • To be part of a diverse and vibrant international community
  • Comprehensive Staff Benefits, such as a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family-friendly initiatives, and flexible work options; check out the full list on our staff benefits page (opens in a new tab) and use our reward calculator to discover the total value of your pay and benefits 

Championing equality, diversity and inclusion

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality. 

Prior to any employment commencing with the University you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right to work webpages (opens new browser tab).

On this occasion the University will not consider applicants requiring sponsorship for this role. International workers will therefore only be able to take up this role if they can demonstrate an alternative right to work in the UK.


Key notes for applicants

All candidates are required to upload a cover letter/statement of not more than one page describing how they meet the criteria for the role and a cv, these items should be uploaded as one single combined document in either PDF or Word format.

Unless stated otherwise the closing time for applications is 11:59pm GMT. If you are applying outside the UK the closing time on our adverts automatically adjusts to your browsers local time zone. 


As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.


(Director, Professor David Dockrell) aims to apply peer-reviewed interdisciplinary research programmes and focussed collaboration, to characterise and manipulate key control points in inflammation across the spectrum of acute and chronic inflammation.  The CIR aims to characterise what promotes health and resilience in order to prevent the harmful consequences of inflammation in clinical medicine. Effort is targeted at: inhibiting the initiation of inflammation by blocking specific molecular triggers and by modulating cellular and tissue responses resulting in organ dysfunction; finding new approaches to modulate established inflammatory responses to limit tissue injury; and promoting safe resolution of inflammation to restore healthy structure and function of tissue. A particular current focus is on tissue fibrosis – the result of longstanding inflammation, with programmes looking at the mechanisms underpinning resolution of fibrosis and its non-invasive monitoring and imaging. The CIR has a broad interest in inflammatory disease in a range of tissues including in the lungs, kidney, liver, pancreas, bowel, bone, joints, skin, heart and brain. Importantly, the principles derived will have ready application to inflammatory and reparatory responses in virtually all physiological and pathological settings, including cancer and infection (not least COVID-19).  The CIR is located in state of the art facilities at the Queen’s Medical Research Institute adjacent to the clinical facilities on the BioQuarter Campus, Edinburgh.


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