Van Geest Professorship and Directorship of the UK Dementia Research
Institute at Cambridge
The Board of Electors to the Van Geest Professorship and the Directorship of
the UK Dementia Research Institute at Cambridge invites applications from
individuals known internationally for their research record studying the
molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration with a view to developing new
treatments for dementia and related disorders. We encourage both non-clinical
and clinically qualified individuals to apply.
Cambridge is host to a UK Dementia Research Institute centre. The successful
candidate is expected to become the Director of this world class
neurodegenerative diseases research group
https: // ukdri.ac.uk/centres/cambridge and to join the UK DRI national
leadership team. The Centre Director will receive significant core funding to
support their personal research programme and will oversee funding to support
the Centre's wider activities.
We are seeking candidates who have:
An outstanding track record of securing competitive research funding and
publishing the highest quality papers in focused on understanding the
molecular basis of neurodegeneration.
The vision, leadership experience and enthusiasm to develop and maintain a
leading research presence, and an established record of attracting research
grant support to further this development.
An enthusiastic commitment to the recruitment, training and mentoring of the
next generation of researchers, including undergraduates, research students
and postdoctoral researchers
The University and the UK DRI are actively seeking to increase diversity among
their research communities, including an equitable representation of men and
women at senior research leadership level. We therefore especially encourage
applications from women, from black and black British ethnic groups, from
Asian and minority ethnic groups and from those with non-standard career
paths. Appointment will be made on merit. We are open to considering flexible
and part-time working arrangements.
The successful candidate will be expected to fulfil standard professorial
duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision and
administration. A competitive salary will be offered.
Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment
system (if you have not already) and apply online.
Further information is available at:
https:// www. hr.admin.cam.ac.uk/professorships or contact the Human Resources,
University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email:
Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current
and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along
with details of three referees should be made online no later than 15 November
Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Patrick Chinnery, Convenor of
Board of Electors and Head of Department of Clinical Neurosciences:
firstname.lastname@example.org, to Professor Bart De Strooper, Director of the UK
DRI: email@example.com or to Professor Maria Spillantini, Professor
of Molecular Neurology in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences:
Please quote reference ZE32736 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 Clinical Neurosciences, Cambridge
15 August 2022
15 November 2022