Professor in Neurodegenerative Disorders

King's College London

Kings College London, in tandem with the UK Dementia Research Institute is making a major investment in Dementia and Neurodegeneration research with several new Principal Investigator Posts and Fellowships. We are looking to appoint up to three exceptional Neuroscientists who share our ambition to make KCL one of the world’s leading centres for Dementia and Neurodegeneration Research. They will be based in the newly built Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute. The post(s) will be supported by a competitive start-up package and a significant equipment budget. 

The successful applicant(s) will be expected to apply to the role of Programme Leader for the UK Dementia Research Institute, further details of which can be found at An application for this role as detailed in the UK DRI Recruitment Pack should be appended to your application for this position as a single PDF. 

Applications are welcomed from Investigators whose work focuses on exploring fundamental disease mechanisms, preclinical studies and fully translational intervention across all aspects of Dementia and other Neurodegenerative disorders. Collaborative links to biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries are welcome. Ultimately, success will be measured by high impact publication output, success in attracting research funding, contribution to teaching and the scientific strategy of the Department. 

The selection process will include a presentation and panel interview, and may include a formal lecture to members of the university. 

The salary is to be settled by negotiation based on relevant qualifications and experience. The salary will be at least £100,000 per annum plus £2,923 per annum London Allowance. This is a full-time post and will be an indefinite appointment. 

This is a rolling recruitment campaign that will run to the 26th January 2018. Following an initial 28 day advertising period, applications will be considered on a 4-weekly basis, on 10 August, 10 September, 10 October, 10 November, & 10 December 2017. Should all positions be filled, the recruitment campaign will be closed prior to 26th January 2018. 

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Prof Christopher Shaw on +44(0)207 848 0259 or email

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