Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

London (Greater) (GB)
Lecturer £48,737 – £57,353 Senior Lecturer £58,949 – £67,673 per annum, including London Weighting
31 Oct 2022
End of advertisement period
12 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Job description

We are offering three new Lecturer / Senior Lecturer posts at King’s College London, within the School of Neuroscience. We seek candidates working in the areas of Spinal Cord and Brain Repair; Hearing Loss and Sensory Systems; Chronic Pain and Migraine; or areas which cross-cut these themes.


Wolfson CARD is a vibrant department, with strengths in mechanistic and translational research related to neurological and sensory disorders. Under new leadership, Wolfson CARD is undergoing an exciting redevelopment and renovation, with ambitious plans for its future research vision and strategy. We are particularly looking to build capacity in our Spinal Cord/Brain Repair and Sensory/Hearing loss themes, although we will consider applicants whose research complements any of our three research themes (  https://www.kcl.ac.uk/neuroscience/about/departments/card) and their research fit will be an important selection criterion.


A core strength of the Wolfson CARD is the parallel use of pre-clinical cell and in vivo models, alongside our world-leading expertise in neuroplasticity, interdisciplinary neuro-immune research, high-throughput sequencing technologies, drug discovery and advanced therapeutics.


The successful applicants will join a dynamic research environment in which they will be supported to develop their academic careers. They will be expected to secure external grant funding to support an internationally competitive research programme, to contribute to teaching, learning and curriculum development for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and to make a positive impact more broadly within the wider KCL community.


We are committed to embedding the principles of equality, diversity, and inclusion into all our activities. To find out more about King’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, visit   www.kcl.ac.uk/diversity. For our positions, we particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the university at this level.


For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Elizabeth Bradbury or Professor Susan Duty: elizabeth.bradbury@kcl.ac.uk; susan.duty@kcl.ac.uk


This post will be offered on an indefinite contract 

This is a full-time  post



Key responsibilities


•        To conduct independent research and act as principal investigator and project leader 

•        Provide research leadership within their research field, attracting independent grant funding and managing any dedicated research staff and postgraduate research students 

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

•        Enhance King’s College London’s international reputation through contributions to worldwide debate at national and international conferences  

•        Contribute to developing and enhancing the research profile of the Department, Faculty and University, such as identifying potential income-generating programmes and collaborative partnerships 

•        To help promote a collegiate working atmosphere and stimulating environment that will attract both further research staff of the highest quality, and excellent postgraduate research students 



•        To develop and deliver undergraduate / postgraduate courses in neuroscience or pharmacology to appropriate academic standards and in line with the expectations for King’s College London/IoPPN 

•        To supervise undergraduate / postgraduate research projects   



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

•        Engage in professional development as appropriate 

•        Undertake other reasonable duties that may be requested by the Heads 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.  

Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria  


1.      Doctoral degree in a related field 

2.      Proven ability to conduct high quality research 

3.      Proven ability to lead and complete successful research projects  

4.      Proven track record and/or potential to attract external funding 

5.      Evidence of high-quality published research in an area aligned with our research themes 

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

7.      Excellent communication skills and ability to disseminate findings  

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

9.      An understanding of and commitment to enhancing Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion 


Senior Lecturer (in addition to the above)

10.  Ability to conduct and lead high-quality independent research and act as principal investigator and project leader 

11.  Experience of leading and managing research teams 

12.  Evidence of high-quality published research as senior author  

13.  Proven track record of attracting external funding as principal applicant and leading successful research projects in an area aligned with our research themes 

14.  Evidence of REF-returnable research 

15.  Experience in student supervision and teaching 

16.  Ability to balance the pressures of teaching, research and administrative demands and competing deadlines 


Desirable criteria

1.      Ability to help promote a collegiate working atmosphere and stimulating environment that will attract both further research staff of the highest quality, and excellent postgraduate research students 

2.      Ability to develop and extend internal and external research collaborations 

3.      Ability to identify potential income-generating programmes and collaborative partnerships 

4.      Completion of appropriate training in equal opportunities, diversity, and inclusion 

5.      Evidence of good citizenship 

6.      Experience of industrial collaborations 

7.      Leadership skills: ability to contribute to academic planning and strategic development 

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