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Lecturer in Neuroscience

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University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
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38,832 - 47,722 Per year
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Role Description

The Department of Biology at the University of York wishes to appoint an outstanding Lecturer in the Neuroscience discipline. We welcome applications from those in established positions, as well as research fellows and senior postdoctoral researchers who have established independent profiles. 

You will join a vibrant Department and complement our current research strengths, which range from molecular, cellular and genetic systems through to cognitive neuroscience.  The University of York has a strong track record in neuroscience research and is committed to further strengthening this key strategic area. In the 2014 REF exercise, the University of York was ranked 4th in the UK for the Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience Unit of Assessment and ranked joint 1st with Oxford for Research Output.

The position will be based in the Department of Biology with access to a world-class Bioscience Technology Facility containing state-of-the-art imaging, proteomics, and genomics core facilities; access to small animal in vivo laboratories; and human studies facilities. We have current PhD training programmes funded by the BBSRC, with PhD opportunities linked to other Departments in the university and industry. You will also join larger research communities within the university, namely the Department of Psychology and the Hull York Medical School. The Department of Biology is ranked among the top ten UK departments for research excellence and 1st for impact outside of academia (

You will develop creative and sustainable independent research programmes, supported by successful grant writing and external funding. You will be expected to carry out individual and collaborative research, actively participate in research supervision, management and administration contributing to successful research outputs.  You will also contribute to our undergraduate teaching courses by designing, developing, managing and delivering teaching in Biology, Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences. 

Skills, experience and qualifications

You will have a PhD in Neuroscience or equivalent experience, a successful post-Doctoral career with an excellent publication record in neuroscience and the ability to demonstrate a strong track record on research. We also seek a strong teaching and learning commitment where you will have either: experience and knowledge of a range of teaching techniques or the willingness to complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice. We are seeking to appoint an individual with skills commensurate with an ability to drive internationally competitive research using cutting edge techniques and methodologies, both laboratory and IT based. Your research interests will fall within the discipline of neuroscience and complementation to existing York strengths in neuroscience represented in the Departments of Biology, Psychology and HYMS will be welcomed. Within Biology we have existing neuroscience strengths in model organisms, imaging, neurodegeneration, neurodevelopment and electrophysiology.

Candidates are invited to contact Dr Sean Sweeney (+44) 01904 328537,, for a confidential informal discussion pre-application, or alternatively

Athena Swan Gold

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