Senior Lecturer/Reader: Neuroscientist: Cell Therapies

Cardiff University

This is an open ended post on the Teaching and Research career pathway at Senior Lecturer/ Reader (Grade 8) in the School of Biosciences

The Cardiff University Brain Repair Group (BRG) is a multidisciplinary group with a focus on translational research for neurodegenerative conditions, with the key disease models being Huntington’s and Parkinson diseases. The group has been highly successful in advancing research on emerging therapies, exemplified by regenerative medicine strategies, where they have taken cell replacement therapy all the way from cell, molecular and animal studies, through to early phase clinical trials. The group has an international reputation for the development of cell therapy and for the development of new therapies for HD.

Informal enquiries may be made to Prof Anne Rosser (Head of Brain Research Group; rosserae@cardiff.ac.uk) or Prof Jim Murray (Head of School of Biosciences; director-biosi@cardiff.ac.uk).

Applicants should have a strong and innovative research portfolio in translational research for neurodegenerative conditions. Applicants should demonstrate the application of cutting-edge approaches in cell replacement therapies using molecular, cell and animal studies. Applicants able to demonstrate collaborative potential across the School’s Research Divisions are particularly welcome.

The appointee will contribute to:

  • The research output of the School through carrying out a vigorous programme of externally funded research, leading to the publishing of work in high-quality journals
  • The research environment of the group and School through an open and interactive approach, underpinned by networking and collaboration, and specifically the collaborative work of the Brain Repair Group
  • The teaching programmes of the School by delivering high-quality research-led teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in neuroscience, regenerative/restorative medicine and related areas, and supervising students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Academic administrative duties.

Date advert posted: Friday, 12 January 2018

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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