Lecturer

Cardiff University - School of Medicine

The Hodge Centre for Neuropsychiatric Immunology brings together expert researchers in Neuroscience and Immunology to focus on the Immune processes underpinning mental health disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, depression and closely related conditions. This virtual centre is a partnership between two of the University’s flagship Institutes, the Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute (NMHRI; http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/neuroscience-mental-health) and Systems Immunity University Research Institute (SIURI; http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/systems-immunity).

The Hodge Centre for Neuropsychiatric Immunology is seeking to recruit a dynamic early career scientist looking for the next step in their academic journey to join the Centre as a Non-Clinical Lecturer to develop a programme of research relevant to the aims of the Centre. The post holder will have an interest in neuroinflammation and research experience in Neuroscience and/or Immunology, together with the ambition to establish their future research in the area of Neuropsychiatric immunology. This exciting opportunity will enable the post-holder to work across the partner Research Institutes and develop their own programme of collaborative research that will facilitate our understanding of the brain’s immune responses in the development of conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Schizophrenia and Epilepsy, thus helping to establish the causes and identify possible avenues for therapeutic intervention. The position will be 100% research focused for the first three years of employment with a teaching contribution expected thereafter.

The post holder will be capable of securing independent funding and will be willing to take the initiative and lead a new program of research. You will bring to this role excellent oral and written communication skills in order to liaise effectively with team members and key stakeholders both internally and externally.

The post holder will be based in the Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute within the Hadyn Ellis Building.

This is a full time (35 hours per week) available from September 2017 and is on-going.
For further information, please contact Professor Jeremy Hall (Hallj10@cardiff.ac.uk) or Professor Paul Morgan (morganbp@cardiff.ac.uk).

Cardiff University is currently undertaking a pre-employment checking pilot scheme across limited areas of the Institution. Under the pilot-scheme, this post has been identified as being subject to the following pre-employment checks:

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)
Occupational Health Check (OH)

Further information about pre-employment checking can be made available upon request.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements. 

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