Professor and Head of the School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience

University of Bristol - Faculty of Biomedical Sciences

The School of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience is seeking to appoint a new Head of School as the current appointment comes to the end of their term. The School is seeking an inspirational Head of School who has a strong commitment to excellence in education and research, and can develop and lead the School’s strategy in the coming years.

This is an exciting new opportunity for someone with vision and strong leadership skills, who can demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills and who has a genuine interest in, and knowledge of education. The candidate will have an outstanding research record to complement and enhance our current activities. With over 30 research groups in the School, and close relationships with other Schools within the University, there are extensive opportunities for collaboration within a world-class infrastructure. The position will be based in the Biomedical Sciences Building and as befitting a school that is highly research active (top 10% REF2014) we have excellent and wide-ranging research facilities, spanning molecular, cellular, systems and behavioural level approaches.

Further restructuring will lead, in summer 2018, to the formation of a Faculty of Life Sciences comprising the Schools of BiochemistryCellular and Molecular MedicinePhysiology, Pharmacology and NeuroscienceExperimental Psychology; and Biological Sciences. The Faculty of Biomedical Sciences will cease to exist once the Faculty of Life Sciences is in place.

The successful candidate is expected to enhance research in one or more of the School’s research areas in cardiovascular science and cell signaling, and neuroscience. They will also contribute to the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate research students, both within the School and across the Faculty of Life Sciences, including teaching on the UoB professional medical, veterinary, and dental degree programmes. The University of Bristol is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from all sections of the academic community.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 3 April 2018 at midnight. The interview process will take place on the 24th and 25th April 2018.

For more information or an informal discussion please contact Professor George Banting, Dean of Faculty (email: or telephone: 0117 331 1532).

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

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