Michael Davys Professorship of Neuroscience- University of Oxford

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Closing Date
20 Jan 2020

Department of Psychiatry in association with St Hilda's College, Oxford

The Michael Davys Professor of Neuroscience will take a leading role in developing the field of translational genetics with the aim of increasing successful target discovery and drug development in the areas of mental disorders and dementia. There is a high degree of openness to any clinical discipline and precise research focus.

You will join the thriving Department of Psychiatry, one of the UK’s leading centres of academic psychiatry, and will be fully integrated with the nearby world-leading Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics. This will provide you with an excellent opportunity to build a major scientific programme in neuropsychiatric genetics. The broad and integrated Oxford infrastructure, including the NIHR Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre (dedicated to mental health and dementia), facilitates translational and applied research and therefore provides an unrivalled pipeline for taking scientific discoveries through to implementation in patient care.

You will also participate in the governance of St Hilda’s College as a Trustee and member of its Governing Body and link with the College’s strong research interests in Clinical Therapeutics.

You will be an outstanding, internationally-recognised senior investigator with a proven record of research achievement in genetics, broadly defined, and a track record of working collaboratively across disciplines. Your primary research focus could range from ‘omics’ approaches through to cellular biology. Expertise in neuroscience as applied to mental disorders is desirable but not essential.

You will play a leading role in building capacity in the further development of translational research in the genetics of mental disorders and dementia to identify potential therapeutic opportunities and to ensure that the University continues at the forefront of global research.

Available either as a clinical or non-clinical position. If applying as a clinician you will be a practising clinician at NHS consultant/honorary consultant level.

Start date: 1 October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 20 January 2020.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Contact Details

Contact Email : professorships@admin.ox.ac.uk