Associate Professor or Professor of Neuroscience
Employment type: Permanent Contract
Closing date: 12/01/2024
School / Directorate: School of Science & Technology
Salary: Associate Professor Salary (£56,561 - £65,540 p.a. pro rata) Professor Salary (£71,460 - £111,693 p.a. pro rata)
About the Role
We are seeking to appoint a committed and passionate academic with a clear vision and excellent interpersonal skills, as the new Professor of Neuroscience in our expanding Department of Biosciences. You will lead our new Integrative Neurophysiology research theme and encompasses research on Neurophysiology, Neurodegeneration and Neurometabolism. You will undertake personal research at the forefront of neuroscience research at a professorial level, contributing to the strategic direction of the Centre for Systems Health and Integrated Metabolic Research (SHiMR). SHiMR takes a multi-disciplinary approach to discovering the mechanisms underpinning ageing- and life-style- related metabolic decline, neurological disorders, immune-metabolic aspects of cancer and its related therapeutics (including the affiliated John Van Geest Cancer Research Centre: JvGCRC), and the interface of the microbiota with health and disease. The goal of the Centre is to enrich the fundamental knowledge-base underpinning future interventions and therapies to support healthy ageing in society.
You will also develop, lead, and inspire research and teaching activity which enhances the profile of Biosciences/SHiMR and drives our mission to turn discovery into health by accelerating the translation of basic science towards improved patient outcomes.
The post holder will further establish NTU Biosciences as an internationally recognised force, bringing together interdisciplinary experts under the collective mission of innovating neuroscience research and education, with the goal of improving the global understanding of health and wellbeing.
This post offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to mold, and mentor junior scientists, further develop the already substantial facilities at our Clifton campus and promote our research excellence to stakeholders.
The University is making multi-million-pound investments in both buildings and equipment at the award-winning “green” Clifton campus. You will work primarily within our Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (ISTeC) building and have access to our state-of-the-art facilities for imaging, spatial transcriptomics and in vivo metabolic analysis, interacting with the JvGCRC and recently established medical technology innovation facility (MTIF).