Senior Lecturer/Reader

London (Greater) (GB)
Senior Lecturer £56,848 - £65,318/ Reader £58,443 -£65,318 per annum, including LWA
26 Nov 2021
End of advertisement period
17 Jan 2022
Job Type
Academic Posts
Contract Type
Full Time

Job description

The Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases (Wolfson CARD), within the new KCL School of Neuroscience, is seeking an outstanding candidate to fill the role of research group leader (Senior Lecturer or Reader level) working within the areas of repair and regeneration of damage in traumatic brain or spinal cord injury, stroke or other CNS injury, or in neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis. The postholder will join a dynamic research environment with strengths in mechanistic and translational research related to nervous system trauma and disease, neuroplasticity, neuroimmunology, development of novel therapeutics and in vivo translational models. They will be expected to integrate into this vibrant grouping and carry out research aligned with these broad areas. The post will require the applicant to gain grant funding, carry out and publish high-quality, rigorous, cutting-edge and collaborative scientific research, maintain an internationally competitive research programme, be active on the national and international research scene and perform academic duties relating to education and participation in college activities.    

Teaching duties will focus on neuropharmacology and related areas, in which we have a teaching need, and will encompass both taught courses and project student supervision. The candidate will be expected to make a positive impact within the wider KCL community, for instance by facilitating inter- and intra-departmental communication or by taking on administrative duties such as panel memberships. 


This post will be offered on an indefinite contract, subject to a probationary period 

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


Key responsibilities


• Provide research leadership within their research field, attracting independent grant funding and supervising post-doctoral staff, postgraduate students and technical staff carrying out research. 

• Develop and maintain individual or joint research projects in appropriate subject related areas 

• Maintain a consistent track record of high-quality publication of research findings, developing an expert reputation in their own subject area.  

• Attend and make presentations at appropriate research conferences within subject related areas 

• Contribute to developing and enhancing the research profile of the Department, Faculty and University  

• Form collaborations with other scientists at KCL  


• Develop a teaching skills base through an education and training programme.   

• Contribute to the planning, organisation and delivery of teaching activities within KCL 

• Provide effective timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their learning 

• Ensure student teaching and pastoral needs and expectations are met 

• Supervise student projects at both undergraduate and masters’ level 

• Act as a personal tutor to students as agreed with the Head of Department and assist with difficulties such as learning support/problems 


• Carry out administrative duties necessary to support research and teaching activities 

• Engage in professional development as appropriate 

• Balance the pressures of teaching, research and administrative demands and competing deadlines 

• Undertake other reasonable duties that may be requested by the Head of Department 


The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Essential criteria

1. Doctoral degree in a related field 

2. Proven ability to implement research and to publish and communicate findings 

3. Proven ability to lead successful research projects, to acquire research funding, and to attract and supervise research students 

4. Evidence of high-quality published research 

5. Experience in undergraduate or post graduate teaching and successful supervision of research project students 

6. Excellent communication skills 

7. A commitment to developing and sustaining a high-quality student experience in the relevant subject and more generally within KCL 

8. An understanding of and commitment to enhancing Diversity and Inclusion, as well as a commitment to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter. 

Desirable criteria

9. Evidence of leadership skills within a research grouping 

10. Able to plan and develop internal and external research collaborations 


Further information

Interviews will be held in late January or February 2022 


This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service and Occupational Health clearance.

Job ID : 037145

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