Tenure-Track Junior Group Leader in Developmental Neuroscience

King's College London - Centre for Developmental Neurobiology

The Centre for Developmental Neurobiology invites applications for junior tenure-track group leader positions in developmental neuroscience.

We are looking to recruit outstanding early career investigators who will make significant contributions to developmental neuroscience defined broadly, including human brain development, the emergence of brain structure and function as well as neural plasticity and neurodevelopmental disorders. We are seeking innovative scientists with high potential for developing an internationally recognised research programme. The originality of the candidate's work will take precedence over the sub-area of specialisation. Applicants should be seeking a stimulating interdisciplinary environment in which to pursue research.

We are particularly interested in early career applicants who meet the eligibility criteria for Career Development Fellowships. Successful candidates will establish their own independent research group in the Centre under a fellowship scheme and will then be able to progress to a tenured post subject to a satisfactory progress review.

Successful candidates will have their primary appointment in the Centre for Developmental Neurobiology within the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London. Depending on their research programme, candidates may also have a secondary appointment with the recently awarded MRC Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

These posts are an exciting opportunity for early career academics to establish their own independent research group in King’s College London’s vibrant Neuroscience research community. Successful candidates will receive office and laboratory space, access to state-of-the art core facilities, a PhD studentship, and additional opportunities to recruit students from various PhD Programmes. Candidates will also have mentorship from a senior Faculty member and career development opportunities.

To apply, please submit: one-page summary of research achievements, one page outline of proposed research, CV and the names of three potential reviewers to Dr Marie-Laure Volvert, Scientific Affairs Manager, via e-mail: marie-laure.volvert@kcl.ac.uk. Please add “Application TT GL” in the subject title.

For an informal discussion of the post, please contact Professor Oscar Marín via email: oscar.marin@kcl.ac.uk. Please add “CDN TT GL” in the subject title.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 30th of September 2017.

The Centre for Developmental Neurobiology was funded in partnership by the Medical Research Council and King's College London in 2000, and is now implementing a new strategic plan under the directorship of Oscar Marin. The Centre occupies the entire fourth floor of New Hunt's House, a multipurpose research and teaching building on the Guy's Campus of King's College London in central London. The Centre has a team of over 160 researchers and is part of the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. Our work focuses on understanding the mechanisms that control brain development and how deviations from the normal plan leads to disease. We carry out highly collaborative and multi-disciplinary studies using a large variety of model organisms (www.devneuro.org).

King’s College London values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. We are also an Athena Silver SWAN Award and Race Equality Charter Mark Bronze award winner.

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