Group Leader (UK Dementia Research Institute Fellow in Dementia and Neurodegeneration) - University College London

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Closing Date
28 Jul 2020
Salary competitive and negotiable according to relevant skills, knowledge, experience and achievement
UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology Dementia Research Institute (DRI) at UCL London
Funded for five years in the first instance.

Dementia is the greatest health challenge of our century. 

The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) is the biggest UK initiative supporting research to fill this gap. 

Research from UK DRI at UCL covers the journey from the patient to the laboratory and back to the patient with improved diagnosis, biomarkers and candidate therapies put to the test. 

Group Leaders at the UK DRI at UCL will lead an internationally competitive research programme within the UK Dementia Research Institute relevant to the area of neurodegeneration, with the ultimate aim of improving human health. 

The UK DRI is looking to transform the field of dementias research and welcomes scientists from all disciplines. 

You will receive extensive support from the UK DRI, including: 

• up to £1.5 million start-up funding over a five-year period; 

• appointment based on the MRC tenure-track route; 

• access to shared equipment and technology across a national institute; 

• membership of a community of world-leading scientists. 

UK DRI at UCL Group Leaders are also entitled to the full range of UCL staff benefits and development opportunities . 

Posts are funded for five years in the first instance. 

Key Requirements

You will have substantial postdoctoral experience, a proven track record of internationally competitive scientific research relevant to the UK DRI and a commitment to, appreciation and understanding of the mission of the UK DRI. You'll be experienced in planning and developing projects or programmes of research and have a wide knowledge of techniques and methodologies related to research in neurodegeneration. 

You'll propose an exciting and innovative programme of research that demonstrably interfaces and compliments the UK DRI's current portfolio and science strategy, and evidence that you have the potential to lead, inspire and develop a research group into an excellent team. 

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Further Information

Please complete the online application form (found by clicking the link above) and use the supporting statement section to outline how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the role. Please also upload a recent CV and a research proposal (maximum 5 pages) that describes your five-year research vision and specific aims as a UK DRI Group Leader, including consideration of technology, personnel and other required resources.

Contact Details

For a confidential discussion regarding the role, please contact Prof Karen Duff,

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Oksana Shapoval, HR Officer, Institute of Neurology, 23 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG (email: