Chair / Clinical Chair in Dementia Research

Imperial College London - Department of Medicine

Division of Brain Sciences

The Division of Brain Sciences is making a major investment in dementia research jointly with the UK Dementia Research Institute at Imperial, one of the six national centres of excellence established recently at UK universities to improve the diagnosis, treatment and care of people with dementias. This recruitment programme will be open until 26 January 2018.  Applications are open to clinical or non-clinical applicants and will be reviewed on an on-going basis upon receipt.

We are interested to hear from academics committed to exploring transformative approaches to dementia research in a highly multi-disciplinary environment.  We are looking for outstanding scientists from other disciplines, as well as those previously involved in dementia research. Internationally recognized excellence in epidemiology, materials, engineering and data science base in Imperial College offers special opportunities for interdisciplinary science. Appointees will enhance the reputation of the Department in the field of dementia research through the development of research programmes, contributing to effective teaching and training. More generally, the post-holder will be expected to inspire collaboration within the Division and enhance its intellectual community.

Suitably qualified candidates will be considered for generous, long-term research support awards within the UK Dementia Research Institute as UK DRI Professors or Fellows. Chair appointees will be able to demonstrate a sustained international reputation based on an extensive track record of research with a major influence in the field of dementia and a significant impact shown, for example through consistent influence on research income. Salary will be £73,270+ pa.

Clinical appointees will make appropriate contributions to clinical service to be agreed on appointment. Salary range £76,761 – 103,490 pa plus London Allowance (£2,162pa). Salary will be set at a point on the new Consultant Clinical Academic pay scale according to seniority.

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.

Imperial College is supportive of part-time working. The department is happy to discuss the possibility of implementing such arrangements for this post, with suitably qualified people subject to operational requirements.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Paul Matthews p.matthews@imperial.ac.uk including a statement of research experience, curriculum vitae and bibliography.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website via the 'Apply' button below (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed quoting reference number HM2017117 and include the following documents:

  • CV and full publication list
  • 200 words on your motivation for applying
  • Research statement including a half-A4 page vision and objectives, and 1.5 A4 pages of your experimental plans
  • Names of three referees

Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, please email m.monteiro@imperial.ac.uk to request an application form.

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