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Job id: 091987. Salary: £51,974 - £61,021 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 28 June 2024. Closing date: 22 July 2024.

Business unit: Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine. Department: St John's Institute of Dermatology.

Contact details: Professor Carsten Flohr.

Location: St Thomas' Campus. Category: Research.

About Us

Atopic dermatitis (AD) stands as the most burdensome skin disease globally, ranking 15th among all non-fatal diseases. Significantly, there exists a knowledge gap regarding the prevalence, incidence, co-morbidities, and risk factors of AD, especially within low-income settings. There is currently no comprehensive atlas resource that systematically consolidates data on AD burden, co-morbidities, and risk factors.

GADA is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the establishment and development of a novel, high profile project working with world-leading experts in the field of atopic dermatitis and allergy, as well as the International League of Dermatological Societies, the International Eczema Council, the International Society for Atopic Dermatitis, Global Skin, and the World Health Organization.

The project is led by Professor Carsten Flohr, Chair in Dermatology and Population Health Science at St John’s Institute of Dermatology, King’s College London. Our Institute is the leading clinical and academic centre for cutaneous medicine in Europe.

About the role

We are offering an exceptional career opportunity for a Research Fellow with excellent project management skills to help spearhead the Global Atopic Dermatitis Atlas (GADA) project.  The post holder will be responsible for co-leading the scientific aspects of the project but also the coordination of the Global Atopic Dermatitis Atlas (GADA) project, together with the GADA Director, and for ensuring delivery of project milestones. 

You will be expected to pursue research and managerial activities at the highest level with autonomy in a position of authority with executive instructions on broad overall objectives. You will oversee research of the highest quality that will be disseminated through publication in prestigious journals and presented at international meetings. You will take a proactive role in the strategic and operational development and implementation of the GADA project and will drive forward GADA scientific initiatives and implement strategies to achieve the project’s research objectives and its future funding requirements.

Find out more information about the GADA project here:

Please contact the GADA Director, Professor Carsten Flohr, for any further information about the post (

This is a full-time post (35 hours per week), which will be offered on a fixed term contract until 26th August 2026.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work as part of King’s hybrid working model, where you can work between your home and the office throughout the week. The expectation would be to be present in the office for on average of 4 days a week, which can be negotiated after 3 months. This will also have to be approved by the Line Manager.

About You

Essential criteria

  1. PhD in a relevant field, for instance epidemiology or public health
  2. Established academic track record, including conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications
  3. Evidence of contribution towards developing and submitting research funding proposals
  4. Proficient in numeracy and literacy with meticulous attention to detail, skilled in data analysis and presentation for diverse audiences
  5. Capable of working independently and collaboratively within a team
  6. Effective communication and collaboration with individuals from various disciplines and organisations
  7. Exceptional time management and organisational capabilities
  8. Proactive in identifying action points, setting targets, and creating innovative solutions to address challenges
  9. Proven history of successfully delivering complex projects within tight deadlines
  10. Proficient in synthesising and conveying information from diverse sources in accessible formats

 Desirable criteria

  1. International project experience both from a research and study coordination point of view
  2. Proven managerial skills such as team management and development, managing staff performance and workload planning of team members
  3. Financial training relevant to the management and control of budgets, or experience of managing budgets

Further Information

We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community.

We are committed to working with our staff and unions on these and other issues, to continue to support our people and to develop a diverse and inclusive culture at King's.

We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

To find out how our managers will review your application, please take a look at our ‘How we Recruit’ pages.

We are able to offer sponsorship for candidates who do not currently possess the right to work in the UK