Job ID: 99252

Lecturer in Systems Neurobiology

Position: Group Leader

Deadline: 24 January 2023

City: Leeds

Country: United Kingdom

Institution: University of Leeds

Department: School Of Biomedical Sciences


Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in Systems Neurobiology? Do you want to further your career in one of the UKs leading research intensive Universities?

A major objective of our school is to drive advances in biomedical research to prevent and manage human disease. Our highly successful team of neuroscientists is looking to add expertise in mental health research; in particular, on the neurological basis for psychiatric diseases such as (but not limited to) mood disorders, neurodevelopment disorders and dementias. The ideal candidate will use their expertise in systems neurobiology and/or neural circuits to bridge the gap between the underlying molecular profile and higher cognitive functions related to nervous system disorders. The appointee will benefit from interactions with our neuroscience team and its resources that include in vivo models, behavioural studies, imaging and electrophysiology. The post offers the opportunity to translate fundamental research in mental health and psychiatric diseases with teams in the Faculty of Medicine and Health, including the School of Psychology. The appointee would contribute to teaching on popular courses in higher cognitive function and psychiatric diseases in our neuroscience suite of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

For this role, you should have a PhD in neuroscience with expertise in psychiatric disorders and/or systems neurobiology.

The University of Leeds and the Faculty of Biological Sciences are committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offer a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN (the national body that promotes gender equality in higher education), and the Faculty of Biological Sciences was awarded a Silver award in 2020.  We are proud to be an inclusive Faculty that values all staff, and are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees. Our Athena SWAN webpage provides more information.