Professor of Molecular Pharmacology

University of Sussex

The Sussex Drug Discovery Centre (SDDC) at the School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex seeks to make two Professorial appointments; one post in Molecular Pharmacology. We are seeking to appoint two outstanding individuals with an established reputation who will develop an internationally recognised research programme that builds upon and complements existing activities in the SDDC and the School of Life Sciences. The SDDC was established in 2011 as a research-focused group, with particular emphasis currently on Diseases of the Central Nervous System, Cancer and Respiratory Disease. The successful candidates will lead the SDDC to the next stage of its development.

The School of Life Sciences has an impressive research profile across a broad range of research, with clear strengths in Genome Stability, Drug Discovery, Neuroscience, Evolutionary Biology and Conservation Biology. The School of Life Sciences is at the forefront of research in the biological sciences in the UK, coming in the top 10 in the REF 2014. (See

Potential candidates are encouraged to make informal contact with the Head of the School of Life Sciences (Prof Sarah Guthrie

An overview of research within the SDDC can be found at, and for the School see School of Life Sciences

The School is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and currently holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award. Applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in science and engineering at Sussex. The School of Life Sciences welcomes applications to academic posts from candidates who wish to work part-time or as job-sharers.

The University offers various schemes to provide real benefits to parents, these can be found at Family Friendly Policies

For full details and how to apply see our vacancies page

The University of Sussex is committed to equality of opportunity

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