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Lecturer - Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology

King's College London - Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine

Location: London
Salary: £51,974 to £61,021 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th December 2023
Closes: 4th January 2024
Job Ref: 080447
 

Job Description

We are seeking a lecturer in translational ageing research to join our highly productive and cross-disciplinary team of high-profile academics in the Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology, home to the TwinsUK cohort and the new Centre for Ageing Resilience in a Changing Environment.

Applicants will have a track record of internationally excellent research and will demonstrate the vision, expertise and drive to lead an independent research programme in to advance human ageing resilience, age-related disease and morbidity.  The postholder could develop one of our research themes in biology of ageing, environmental influences on health, and / or digital health innovation. They will have a track record in collaborative working and bring their own collaborative network as well as being eager to integrate with our international collaborative network and reach out to other researchers across King’s health faculties, natural science and the Crick, and further afield. 

The Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology (DTR) has a strong track record of producing world class research and innovation, contributing to data and discovery science, and population health. The postholder will maximise the opportunities available to expand our position as a world leader.  

They will also have a role in educating future leaders in ageing science, coordinating Master project supervision within the department and supervising 2-3 projects a year themselves. The post holder will play a key role in disseminating use of our longitudinal resource to aid in education of new scientists in multi-omics and precision medicine, working with other departments across the faculty to identify jointly supervised projects related to ageing. With regard to undergraduate teaching, the post holder will have the opportunity to co-lead on modules on genetics or ageing within the medical school.   

The post holder might come with a range of quantitative backgrounds, for example genetic and or population epidemiology, biology/ecology or socio-geographical quantitative analysis, but they will have a track record in ageing research. The post will work closely with a multi-disciplinary team of ~ 70 as well as developing independent programs and expanding the departments existing network of worldwide collaborative research.

This post will be offered as a permanent position.

This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent.

Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria

  • PhD in relevant area
  • Strong skills in quantitative analysis
  • Excellent understanding of principles of equality, diversity and inclusion and how to apply them in practice 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Excellent strategic and organisational skills 
  • Evidence of commitment to and experience in raising research funds, leading funded research projects and undertaking funded research 
  • An ability to exercise leadership in the development of staff 
  • Evidence of successful supervision to completion of postgraduate research students (MRes / MPhil / PhD) 
  • Proven record of publication in high impact journals 
  • Experience of teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate level 

Desirable criteria

  • Previous experience in the management of multi-disciplinary research staff
  • Evidence of internationally collaborative research 
  • A capacity to communicate effectively with and influence the wider community, including non-academic stakeholders and public
  • Evidence of impact of previous research
  • Developing international reputation in relevant research field 
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