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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
Department of Psychiatry
9 June 2022
10 July 2022