Director of Insigneo

Director of Insigneo
Closing date
Employer: Insigneo Location: Sheffield


We are seeking to appoint an internationally renowned Chair to provide inspirational academic leadership to Insigneo, Sheffield’s multidisciplinary Institute for in silico Medicine. The successful individual will develop the strategy for Insigneo, bringing together the expertise from its contributing members in Sheffield:

  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health
  • Faculty of Science
  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (STHT)

in collaboration with partners within the UK and internationally, to deliver world leading research and postgraduate education across a range of relevant disciplines.

As Director, you will provide inspirational academic leadership and strategic direction to the Institute. You will take overall responsibility for directing and co-ordinating the research activity of Insigneo, and developing and maintaining the Institute’s positive profile within the University, nationally and internationally.

Alongside the role of Director, you will continue to develop your own academic career, contributing strongly in teaching, research and scholarship that is recognised internationally for its originality, significance and rigour.

In return we offer a total reward package that includes a highly competitive salary, and a generous pension scheme and annual leave entitlement. Specific facilities and other benefits to support your research and professional development may be discussed as during the appointment process.

Our ideal candidate will be an internationally renowned Professor with experience of delivering high-quality research in the field of biometrics, computational modelling, or another discipline relevant to the work of Insigneo, as well as a relevant PhD.

You will be able to provide effective leadership to a high-profile interdisciplinary Institute, will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and experience of developing and delivering high-quality teaching at a variety of levels.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

How to apply?

To apply visit our job pages ( and search for vacancy number: UOS021602.

Contact details

If you would like to talk to someone informally about this job and the recruiting department, contact: Professor John Haycock, Faculty Director of Research and Innovation ( ; (+44)114 222 5972 Professor Neil Sims, Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering ( ; (+44) 114 222 7724 Professor Mike Hounslow, Vice-President and Head of Faculty of Engineering ( ; (+44) 222 7565 Professor Simon Heller, Director of Research at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust and Professor of Clinical Diabetes at the University of Sheffield ( ; (+44) 114 215 9009 Insigneo Institute of in silico Medicine (; (+44) 114 222 0162 If you have any queries about administration or about the application process, please contact the Faculty HR Manager, Ms Liz Robinson: or on (+44) 114 222 1471. If you need any support with your online application, visit: