Professor in the Neurobiology of Psychiatric Disorders

Professor in the Neurobiology of Psychiatric Disorders

King's College London

London, United Kingdom

Professor in the Neurobiology of Psychiatric Disorders
Starting at £69,307 per annum, Inclusive of London Weighting Allowance
Job ID: 006366

The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London is seeking to appoint a Professor with an established track record of internationally recognised research in the neurobiological basis of Psychiatric Disorders. Their methodology might involve cellular, molecular, electrophysiological, or systems biology. It may involve studying model organisms, cellular models, or patients and populations. Success will be measured by high impact publication output, achievement in attracting research funding, contribution to teaching and the scientific strategy of the department. One of the key objectives of the post is to lead a major new research group within the department and in the longer term instigate a Centre for the Neurobiology of Psychiatry assembling strategically the expertise of relevant group leaders across the IoPPN and King’s.

The successful candidate will be an exceptional Neuroscientist who shares our ambition to keep King’s and the IoPPN one of the world’s leading centres for research into psychiatry and mental health.
The appointee will join six Principal Investigators working in the Cells and Behaviour Unit within the Department of Basic and Clinical Neuroscience. They will be based in the newly built Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute, which has excellent laboratories and access to cutting-edge equipment supporting: genetics, molecular and cellular biology, induced pluripotent stem cells, animal models of disease (drosophila and rodent), advanced microscopy provided by the in-house Wohl Cellular Imaging Centre (super-resolution, multiphoton in vivo, optogenetics, high content), rodent MRI, human PET and MRI imaging, neurophysiology and neuropathology. For projects involving research and/or clinical trials on human patients we have access to a Clinical Research Facility. The Wohl works on the basis of equipment sharing and has many core facilities (sequencing, histology, microscopy).
We are a highly interactive group and are looking to recruit a fundamental scientist with a similarly collegial approach. We work closely with colleagues in King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts, with interests in psychiatric disorders. We are therefore keen to continue exploiting our fundamental expertise and linking with our IoPPN clinical colleagues to shape together a Centre for Neurobiology of Psychiatry.

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and include the following items: a cover letter, a vision statement on building the Centre, curriculum vitae, research statement, and a publication list.

Deadline: 5 December 2018

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Quote Reference: 006366