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Position: Lecturer in Dementia Research, Fellow of the UK Dementia Research Institute
Institution: Imperial College London
Department: UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI)
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: Successful appointees will be expected to enhance the reputation of the Department in the field of dementia research through the development of research programmes, contributing to effective teaching and training, and supporting the good governance of the Division. More generally, the post-holder will be expected to inspire collaboration within the Division and enhance its intellectual community. Research programmes should address fundamental neuroscientific opportunities with the ultimate aim of improving health outcomes for people with dementia or those at risk
Requirements: While we welcome applications from outstanding scientists without previous experience specifically in neurodegeneration research who wish to shift to a focus on dementia, we are particularly interested to consider applications from those experienced in the area who have been working with in vitro or animal models of aspects of the biology of the dementias
   
Text: Lecturer in Dementia Research, Fellow of the UK Dementia Research Institute Apply now Save this job Job summary The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) is a joint £250 million investment into dementia research led by the Medical Research Council (MRC) alongside founding charity partners the Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK. The UK DRI at Imperial, one of six national centres of excellence established to improve the diagnosis, treatment and care of people with dementias, is seeking outstanding scientists interested in developing... Job listing information Reference MED00611 Date posted 27 June 2018 Closing date 26 August 2018 Key information about the role Location Hammersmith Campus (map) Position type Full time, permanent Salary Internationally competitive plus benefits Department Department of Medicine Category Academic & Teaching / Non Clinical Academic & Teaching Job description Job summary The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) is a joint £250 million investment into dementia research led by the Medical Research Council (MRC) alongside founding charity partners the Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK. The UK DRI at Imperial , one of six national centres of excellence established to improve the diagnosis, treatment and care of people with dementias, is seeking outstanding scientists interested in developing independent research programs as Fellows of the UK DRI. Research programmes should address fundamental neuroscientific opportunities with the ultimate aim of improving health outcomes for people with dementia or those at risk. While we welcome applications from outstanding scientists without previous experience specifically in neurodegeneration research who wish to shift to a focus on dementia, we are particularly interested to consider applications from those experienced in the area who have been working with in vitro or animal models of aspects of the biology of the dementias. There will be special opportunities for research that would have strong synergies with existing Imperial College UK DRI programmes addressing neuronal homeostatic mechanisms, neuronal-glial interactions and their modulation by the microbiome and circadian mechanisms. However, we also are committed to employing people who will add to diversity amongst our staff and approaches. Successful appointees will be expected to enhance the reputation of the Department in the field of dementia research through the development of research programmes, contributing to effective teaching and training, and supporting the good governance of the Division. More generally, the post-holder will be expected to inspire collaboration within the Division and enhance its intellectual community. Imperial College provides an outstanding environment for basic and translational research, and supports academics through tailored training programmes, with mentoring and comprehensive administrative support. This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual with the ability to develop their original ideas, lead a research group and work to be among the best in the field. Suitably qualified candidates will be considered for generous, long-term research support awards within the UK Dementia Research Institute as UK DRI Fellows. Lecturer appointees will have demonstrated their ability to produce independent research in dementia and have developed the skills to take an active role in research supervision. A description of the UK DRI and the UK DRI at Imperial College London is found in the Application Pack and Further Particulars. Imperial College is supportive of part-time working. The department is happy to discuss the possibility of implementing such arrangements for this post, with suitably qualified people subject to operational requirements. Further information Initially based at the Hammersmith campus before moving to the new White City Campus. Informal enquires can be made to Professor Paul Matthews p.matthews@imperial.ac.uk Our preferred method of application is online via this website, by clicking on “Apply now”. Please including in your application: CV and full publication list 200 words on your motivation for applying Research statement including a half-A4 page vision and objectives, and 1.5 A4 pages of your experimental plans Names of three referees For technical issues when applying online, please contact: recruitment@imperial.ac.uk We are also seeking to appoint the levels listed below: Senior Lecturer, Reference MED00626 Reader, Reference MED00622 The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/ The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research / Documents JD - Lecturer.doc UKDRI Recruitment Pack.pdf Imperial College Further Particulars - DRI roles.pdf About Imperial College London Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world. You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City. We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces. It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society - and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there. Additional information Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities. 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