UK DRI Advanced Research Fellow

Job summary

Imperial College London is one of the world’s most highly ranked universities. It has made a major commitment to neurodegenerative disease research in its new Department of Brain Science. It is the only UK University hosting two Centres for the UK Dementia Research Institute: the UK DRI Centre at Imperial and the UK DRI Care Research and Technology Centre. The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) at Imperial has been established to...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED01849
  • Date posted 26 May 2020
  • Closing date 9 June 2020

Job description

Job summary

Imperial College London is one of the world’s most highly ranked universities. It has made a major commitment to neurodegenerative disease research in its new Department of Brain Science. It is the only UK University hosting two Centres for the UK Dementia Research Institute: the UK DRI Centre at Imperial and the UK DRI Care Research and Technology Centre.

The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) at Imperial has been established to address a medical research area of the highest importance and future impact. As one of seven national centres of excellence embedded in major UK universities, we intend to transform the diagnosis, treatment and care of people with dementias.  The Medical Research Council and charity partners the Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK have invested £290m in fulfilment of the ambition identified in the Prime Minister's 2020 Challenge on Dementia.

We now want to appoint a UK DRI Fellow. We are looking for accomplished investigators who are willing to take risks to pursue important objectives.

The UK DRI is looking for a successful group leader committed to exploring transformative approaches to dementia research in a highly multi-disciplinary environment.  We are looking particularly for scientists with demonstrable expertise in neurodegeneration / dementia research to establish their own research programme. 

Duties and responsibilities

You will be expected to plan and lead high quality programme of research in the UK DRI, undertake project management and/or supervise multi-disciplinary teams. In addition, you will be expected to submit publications to refereed journals and to attract external research funding.

Essential requirements

The UK DRI is looking for a successful group leader committed to exploring transformative approaches to dementia research in a highly multi-disciplinary environment.  We are looking particularly for scientists with demonstrable expertise in neurodegeneration / dementia research to establish their own research programme. 

You must have A PhD or equivalent higher research degree in a relevant field plus post-doctoral or equivalent additional research training.  A previous research and publication record with evidence of potential for international excellence and leadership in the chosen area of science is also necessary.

Further information

This role is offered on a full time and fixed term basis until 31st March 2023.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Dr Jennifer Podesta – j.podesta@imperial.ac.uk.

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

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/

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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.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.