King's College London

NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre Lecturer (4 Posts)

Reference: THW/17/059639/001576
Salary Details: £41,212 to £49,149 per annum
Allowances: plus £2,923 London Allowance
Contract Type: Temporary/Fixed term
Contract Term: Full time

Applications are invited from outstanding early career researchers wishing to establish an independent career through their first academic position. The posts are funded by the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and the successful applicants will work with a large interdisciplinary team of scientists to deliver the translational and experimental medicine remit of the Maudsley BRC.

This is an exciting opportunity for interdisciplinary researchers to join a world leading research centre in mental health. We wish to attract scientists from across the range of disciplines that can be brought to bear on the challenges of translating basic research into patient benefit. These disciplines include (but are not limited to) biology and genetics, informatics and computer science, psychology, neuroscience, epidemiology and social science. We particularly encourage scientists who have already worked in an interdisciplinary setting.

Along with a passion for mental health research, the successful candidates will have expertise and an emerging research track record in an area closely aligned to one or more of the Maudsley BRC’s four strategic priorities:

• Precision psychiatry
• Novel therapies
• Translational informatics
• Interface between physical and mental health

While funded by the NIHR Maudsley BRC, each post-holder will hold a substantive academic contract with King’s College London, within one of the academic departments of the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience. Departmental affiliation will be agreed on appointment

The appointments will be made within the King’s College London Lecturer scale £41,212 - £49,149 per annum plus £2,923 London Weighting Allowance per annum.

These posts will be Fixed Term Contracts until 31st March 2022.

Please note, the NIHR does not fund research involving animals, and these posts would not be suitable for researchers who wish to conduct research using such methods.

Interviews are scheduled to take place during either week commencing 22nd or 29th January 2018 (day to be confirmed). Shortlisted candidates will be notified by Monday 8th January.

The selection process will include a presentation and panel interview.

To apply for these posts, you will need to register with the HireWire system first to download and submit the application form.  Please note, should you wish to submit a CV and/or a short statement, you will need to copy & paste these at the end of the application form as the system will only allow one document to be uploaded.

Closing date: 03 December 2017

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If you have questions about this role, please contact: Professor Matthew Hotopf, Email:,

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