Associate Professor/Professor in Neurodegenerative Diseases

University of Plymouth - Centre for Biomedical Research

Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of medicine and Dentistry

University of Plymouth and its Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry have a strong record of excellence and innovation across its teaching and research activities. Research within the medical, dental and biomedical schools is translational and relevant to improving patient health and the quality of patient care. A recent investment of £25million into the Institute of Translational and Stratified Medicine (ITSMed) strengthened and complemented existing centres of excellence. The Institute brings together the world-class research strengths of Plymouth University and clinical partners

ITSMED works across traditional boundaries and has recruited researchers from around the world and received significant MRC, BBSRC, NIHR, CR-UK and other charity funding. Our key research themes are, Clinical Neuroscience, Cancer and Infection, Inflammation and Immunity. Ongoing investment in the University will lead to the opening of a new expanded research Derriford research facility in 2017with improved in vivo facilities, easier access to genomics and proteomics set-ups, together with expanded imaging capacity. The success of our research has also been acknowledge in the recent research excellence exercise (REF) where in clinical medicine our researchers had the highest quality output per researcher of all UK medical schools. Within Clinical Neuroscience we have a focus on Neurodegenerative diseases especially Huntingtons, Parkinson-related disorders and Dementia together with an increasing expertise in research on tumours of the CNS. The research in these areas ranges from biomedical research to clinical trials.

Within ITSMED) we are looking for an ambitious colleague to further strengthen research in Neurodegenerative diseases The open position is in biomedical research preferably in Parkinson related disorders or Dementia. The post is at Associate Professor or Professor level depending on experience. You will be based in the new Derriford research facility and some start up support is available.

For an informal discussion please contact Professor C Oliver Hanemann (  or +44 1752 437418)

There are many advantages to working at University of Plymouth. From first-class personal healthcare scheme, flexible working, childcare vouchers, and generous annual leave entitlement, we're doing all we can to help you achieve the ideal work-life balance.

Recruitment and selection will be based on individual merit; however, we should particularly like to encourage applications from women, black and minority ethnic people who are under-represented in this area within Plymouth University.

Closing date:  12 midnight, Wednesday 14 December 2016

University of Plymouth is committed to an inclusive culture and respecting diversity, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is a Stonewall diversity champion.

The University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women’s career in STEMM academia.

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