Lecturer

King's College London - MRC SGDP Centre - Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

The salary will be paid at Grade 6/7, £37,706 to £46,336 per annum, plus £2,923 per annum London Allowance.

This post will be Full Time Fixed Term Contract for 36 months

Applications are invited for a Lecturer in Population Neuroscience to join the Centre for Population Neuroscience and Precision Medicine (PONS) at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. The successful candidate will develop a research programme on the environmental influences on brain development and behaviour, with a particular emphasis on the effects of urbanization. The research will involve comparative analyses of large scale neuroimaging data in Europe, India and China. Using existing UK databases (IMAGEN, UK Biobank, ALSPAC) for comparison the project seeks to investigate if environmental risk factors in industrialized countries and emerging societies shape brain structure and function, and behaviour in distinct ways, and whether this may lead to different risk constellations and neurobehavioral trajectories for mental disorders, including addictions.

The post offers a unique opportunity to work with a worldwide network of collaborators and develop cutting-edge approaches in rapidly growing field of population neuroscience in one of the leading research environments in Europe and the world. We are seeking a talented, energetic and highly motivated individual with a track record of the highest standard in their respective fields. They are expected to be experienced in several, but not all of the methods required in this programme.

The research is funded by the European Research Council, the European Commission, the UK Medical Research Council, the U.S. National Institute of Health and others. It will be based on a series of recent discoveries and methodological advances published by our group in top journals including Nature, Science, Nature Neuroscience, PNAS, Molecular Psychiatry, American Journal of Psychiatry and others.

The selection process will include competency based questions and a panel interview.

Interviews are scheduled to be held shortly after the closing date.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the roles please contact Prof Gunter Schumann: gunter.schumann@kcl.ac.uk or Ms Tatyana Baeva: tatyana.baeva@kcl.ac.uk.

To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form.

The closing date for receipt of applications is midnight on 3 December 2017

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