£250m UK Dementia Research Institute launches recruitment drive

1st Aug 2017

The UK DRI will lead the UK’s dementia research effort and deliver a step-change in the scientific understanding of dementias. Their key goals are to generate new targets for drug development and to reinvigorate the therapeutic pipeline. 

The UK DRI awarded foundation programmes across all six UK DRI centres, which will begin in Autumn 2017 and kick-start their research. They have now opened their next wave of core recruitment to grow the institute and establish a vibrant, ambitious and interactive community centred on neuroscience, which will ultimately be made up of over 400 scientists.

As a professor or fellow at one of the six UK DRI centres, you would lead a group of postdoctoral fellows, PhD students and technical support staff. Directing activities on a local level and feeding into the organisation’s wider mission, you would provide the intellectual energy and independent thinking necessary to lead cutting-edge research, shaping the overall aims and achievements of your group.

For recruitment enquiries, please contact us on ukdri@headoffice.mrc.ac.uk or 0207 395 2226.

To be successful, you should have a proven track record of internationally competitive scientific research and persuasive plans for a new and exciting UK DRI core programme. In return, the institute offers a five-year research programme package of up to £3 million for a professor and up to £1.5 million for a fellow. Recruiting UK DRI centres are offering competitive salaries. Programme leaders will be employees of the university hosting the UK DRI centre and will be employed under the standard employment terms and conditions of that university.

The UK DRI welcomes scientists from all disciplines. We encourage you to consider the specialisms across the institute and have a discussion with the associate director of your centre of interest. You will submit one application directly to your preferred UK DRI centre, which will be strongly considered at selection stage by the institute as a whole.

This phase of recruitment is open until 26 January 2018 - please ensure you check application closing dates at each centre as they may vary. Please download the recruitment pack for role profiles and application guide

For full information visit https://ukdri.ac.uk/joinus





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