Clinical Senior Lecturer, Clinical Reader or Clinical Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Imperial College London - Division of Brain Sciences, Department of Medicine

Hammersmith Campus

The Division of Brain Sciences within the Department of Medicine at Imperial College London is making a major investment in psychiatric research. The Centre for Psychiatry has recently been established in the Division, combining the expertise of the Neuropsychopharmacology and Mental Health research units.  The Centre is now seeking to make a senior clinical academic appointment in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in partnership with Central and North West London NHS Trust. The area of specific research interest is flexible, however we are especially keen to hear from academics with a focus on research exploiting healthcare datasets and other large datasets, and those using novel technologies or neuroimaging to improve our understanding of psychiatric disorders to improve clinical management. The strong neuroimaging, epidemiology, computing science, and engineering science base in Imperial College offers special opportunities for programmes exploiting large dataset analyses and other neurotechnologies. The Centre for Psychiatry also has significant strengths in translational research, including clinical trials in child and adolescent, and adult mental health. However these are not exclusive fields of interest and we will be pleased to consider those with other interests that impact on all areas of psychiatric research.

As an outstanding clinical academic will be expected to enhance the reputation of the Department and College in the field of psychiatric research through the development of research programmes, contributing to effective teaching and training, helping to maintaining financial viability of the Division and supporting its good governance. More generally, you will be expected to inspire collaboration within the Division and enhance its intellectual community.

You are expected to contribute 5 PAs to clinical service at Central and North West London Trust. These will be negotiated with the clinical and service director of the CAMHS.

The level of appointment (Clinical Senior Lecturer, Clinical Reader or Clinical Chair) and the supporting package will be determined according to experience and research profile using the following guidelines: 

Clinical Senior Lecturer

You have extensive professional experience and can demonstrate a reputation in the field of psychiatry based on your achievements in research. You are expected to demonstrate your independence through your body of original research work.

Clinical Reader

You have developed an international reputation based on a track record of research shown to influence the area of psychiatry, and be able to consistently demonstrate the ability to attract research income.

Clinical Chair

You are able to demonstrate a sustained international reputation based on an extensive track record of research with a major influence in the field of psychiatry and a significant impact shown, e.g. through consistent influence on research income.

Imperial College provides an outstanding environment for basic, clinical and translational research, and supports academics through tailored training programmes, with mentoring and comprehensive administrative support. As an expert in the field and with the ability to develop your original ideas and lead a research group, this is a fantastic opportunity for your work to be among the best.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Paul Ramchandani at

Please apply on the ICL website.

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