Associate Professor or Professor of Neuroscience (100008-048)

University of Warwick - Life Sciences

Associate Professor of Neuroscience - £ 49,149-£56,950 per annum or
Professor of Neurobiology - Competitive Salary

Applications are invited for an Associate Professor or Professor of Neuroscience to join the School of Life Sciences (SLS). We particularly encourage applications from candidates who complement existing strengths in the School who perform research on the effects of ageing on brain function in mammalian models, including both healthy ageing and/or neurodegenerative processes. Those who can teach across a wide area of contemporary neuroscience and physiology and who can demonstrate, or have potential to attract, industrial support for their research may be given preference.

You will hold a PhD or equivalent and postdoctoral experience, with considerable evidence of sustained academic excellence and of success in raising research funding. Successful applicants will have an outstanding research track record, established lines of funded research, and the potential to continue to attract funding to develop your research portfolio. You will be able to show commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate education and preference may be given to candidates who hold teaching accreditation. Candidates should expect to demonstate how they would strengthen partnerships and disciplines within the School, and how they would foster dynamic research collaborations within the university, on the international stage and with industry.

The neuroscience research community at Warwick currently comprises six principal investigators in SLS and two in Warwick Medical School. There are 3 theoretical/computational neuroscientists in the Departments of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, as well as a number of academics in Chemistry and Engineering active in neuroscience research. Within SLS, neuroscience research has the facilities, technology and expertise to enable studies that span from the fundamental properties of molecules to how these molecules and their properties determine the control of complex behaviours such as breathing, feeding and cognition.

Research in SLS is highly interdisciplinary, ranging from molecular through cellular to the organism and population, and spanning bacteria, viruses, fungi, protists, animals and plants. Research is supported by cutting-edge computational and experimental facilities, including genomics, proteomics, biomedical services and imaging. Two doctoral training schemes are available to support neuroscience research: the Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (funded by BBSRC) and the MRC Doctoral Training Partnership in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research. The University has agreed £54 M for a new biomedical research building which will extend our current research and teaching complex at Gibbet Hill. It is scheduled for completion in 2020.

The School has a vibrant, high-quality community of undergraduate and postgraduate students and delivers excellent quality teaching using a blend of traditional and innovative teaching methods. Our NSS satisfaction score in 2016/17 was 94%. You will contribute to teaching at all levels through small group tutorials, practical sessions and lectures. You will share best teaching practice within the school and will be encouraged to develop new teaching material.

To be considered for this position, please complete the online application, including a CV, names of three expert referees who are able to comment on your readiness to embark on an independent career and a one-page cover letter. Please state clearly in your application form which level post you wish to be considered for.

For informal enquiries, in the first instance please contact: Professor Nicholas Dale (

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