Government investment yields academic-research hires.
Recruitment of academic researchers is under way at Queen's University Belfast (QUB), the University of Manchester and University College London (UCL) in connection with around £1 billion (US$1.6 billion) in awards from the UK government's Research Partnership Investment Fund and associated philanthropic donations. QUB will use its £32-million share to help hire 500 researchers and clinicians for its health-sciences institute, which includes a new research centre for eye disease and diabetes slated for completion in 2016. Manchester will hire about 20 senior academics in 2013 for cancer research, and UCL expects to create more posts at a new centre for rare paediatric diseases scheduled to open in 2018. - Naturejobs, 14 November 2012