University Assistant Professor

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

July 10, 2022


University Assistant Professor

Applications are invited for this new post to provide senior leadership in the Cambridge Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Group (CIDDRG) in the Department of Psychiatry.

CIDDRG's research aims to help those with intellectual and developmental disabilities live a long, healthy, and independent life with the necessary support from their families and others. More recently, the main focus of research has been into Down's syndrome and the risk of dementia with grants from Alzheimer's Research-UK and the National Institutes of Health in the USA. The group is part of a multidisciplinary, multi-centre longitudinal programme of research into Down's syndrome and dementia. With support from Sam's Foundation and from the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research, studies have continued of research into specific aspects of Prader-Willi Syndrome.

This is a post supported by Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) and the post holder would be expected to spend three days a week undertaking clinical activity and 2 days research in the department. CPFT's services are organised into three directorates, each led by a senior management team: Children's Directorate, Adult and Specialist Services Directorate, Older People and community directorate. Learning disability services for adults - part of the adult and specialist services directorate - aims to deliver integrated health and social care that best meets the needs of adults with learning disability, by combining skills, knowledge and expertise and by working through integrated teams.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Tamsin Ford, Head of Department via

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment. This appointment also requires an Honorary Clinical Contract.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Closing date: 10 July 2022.

Interview date: TBC

Applicants are asked to set out a short prospectus for how they plan to establish and grow their own group as a PI in the Department, working closely with clinical management in CPFT. We are looking for candidates who are credible as future independent research leaders, capable of raising grant income as principal applicants to peer-reviewed funding agencies, professionally managing research staff, and inspiring and educating students especially at postgraduate level. We are especially interested in candidates whose intellectual credibility as independent scientists is matched by their commitment to enhancing clinical services in the NHS.

Applicants should upload a curriculum vitae (max 3 pages), completed Additional Information document (found under Further Information), contact details of 3 referees, and a 2-3 page outline of their future research programme.

Please quote reference RN31709 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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    Department of Psychiatry








    9 June 2022

    Closing date

    10 July 2022

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