Head of Research Department and Professor

London (GB)
30 Sep 2016
End of advertisement period
23 Oct 2016
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

UCL Division of Biosciences
Research Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

Head of Research Department and Professor

The Division of Biosciences at UCL seeks to appoint a Professor to serve
as Head of the Research Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
from the 1st August 2017. CDB is one of four Research Departments in
the Division, which comprises the basic biological sciences at UCL, and
is the largest Division within the Faculty of Life Sciences. The current
Research Department of CDB has major strengths in developmental biology,
neuroscience and the use of model systems to study fundamental problems
in this area. The Department also houses outstanding research in basic cell
biology (mitochondrial biology and cell signalling) and in the evolution of
vertebrate development. The successful candidate will have a world-class
record of research in a complementary area. We particularly encourage
applications from investigators interested in stem cell and tissue biology
or mammalian neurodevelopment, as well as from investigators who use
genetics of model systems to address CDB areas of research.

As Head of the Research Department, the post-holder will be responsible
for oversight of all academic enterprise related to research and teaching
in the Department and for promotions and mentoring. The post-holder
will work closely with the Divisional Director to set the budget for the
Department and organise the Department’s space within the Division.

The post-holder will be expected to have a PhD or equivalent degree and
a record of successful external funding to support a cutting-edge research
programme, as well as considerable experience of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the areas of CDB. Administrative experience is desirable.

The appointment will be full time on the UCL Professorial Grade. The salary
range will be negotiable on the professorial scale, but not less than £67,885
per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Please ensure you read the further particulars carefully before applying for
the post as candidates must meet all essential criteria to be considered.

For further details about the vacancy and how to apply online please go to
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs/ and search on Reference Number: 1585622.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and an account
of current research activities, teaching and administrative experience, and
a plan of future research intentions. Please also include the names of three
referees to be contacted following a successful interview.

If you would like to discuss the post informally please contact the Director of
Biosciences, Professor Frances Brodsky on email: f.brodsky@ucl.ac.uk. For any queries regarding the application process, please contact Biosciences Staffing on email: biosciences.staffing@ucl.ac.uk and quote the reference 1585622.

Closing Date: 23rd October 2016
Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59
Interview Date: 21st-22nd November 2016

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority,as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.