Head of Research Department and Professor

University College London - Research Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

The appointment will be on UCL Grade Professorial. The salary range will be Negotiable on the professorial scale, but not less than £67,885 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

The Division of Biosciences at UCL seeks to appoint a Professor to serve as Head of the Research Department of Cell and Developmental Biology from the 1st August 2017. CDB is one of four Research Departments in the Division, which comprises the basic biological sciences at UCL, and is the largest Division within the Faculty of Life Sciences. The current Research Department of CDB has major strengths in developmental biology, neuroscience and the use of model systems to study fundamental problems in this area. The department also houses outstanding research in basic cell biology (mitochondrial biology and cell signalling) and in the evolution of vertebrate development. The successful candidate will have a world-class record of research in a complementary area. We particularly encourage applications from investigators interested in stem cell and tissue biology or mammalian neurodevelopment, as well as from investigators who use genetics of model systems to address CDB areas of research.

As Head of Research Department, the post-holder will be responsible for oversight of all academic enterprise related to research and teaching in the Department and for promotions and mentoring. The post-holder will work closely with the Divisional Director to set the budget for the Department and organize the Department’s space within the Division.

The post-holder will be expected to have a PhD or equivalent degree and a record of successful external funding to support a cutting-edge research programme, as well as considerable experience of undergraduate and post-graduate teaching in the areas of CDB. Administrative experience is desirable.

UCL vacancy reference : 1585622      

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

Please ensure you read the further particulars carefully before applying for the post as candidates must meet all essential criteria to be considered.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and an account of current research activities, teaching and administrative experience, and a plan of future research intentions. Please also include the names of three references to be contacted following a successful interview.

If you would like to discuss the post informally please contact the Director of Biosciences, Professor Frances Brodsky at f.brodsky@ucl.ac.uk . For any queries regarding the application process, please contact Biosciences Staffing on biosciences.staffing@ucl.ac.uk  and quote the reference 1585622.

Closing Date: 23 October 2016

Latest time for the submission of applications: .

Interview Date: 21-22 November 2016

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

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