Associate/Assistant Professor at the U.K. Dementia Research Institute


University of Edinburgh


Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.

Principal Investigator

Giles Hardingham

Principal Investigator

This is an independent group leader position.


For informal enquiries please contact Professor Giles E. Hardingham in the first instance. ref 046510


Applications are invited to lead an internationally competitive £1.5 million-plus research program within the U.K. Dementia Research Institute relevant to the area of neurodegeneration, with the ultimate aim of improving human health. The assistant/associate professor will draw on the knowledge and expertise of other colleagues both within and outside of the UK DRI through collaborative inputs and team working. The UK DRI is looking to transform the field of dementias research and welcomes scientists from all disciplines.

The successful candidate will receive funding to support his or her research of approximately £1.5 million, plus an equipment start-up budget.

Appointments will be on the Grade 8 (£40,792 - £48,677) or Grade 9 (£51,630–£58,089) academic scale dependent on experience. Further enhancements for excellent candidates by negotiation.


Essential: Ph.D. in a scientific discipline relevant to the research agenda of the DRI or equivalent, excellent research training. Can include relevant non-neuroscience disciplines as well as relevant disciplines in physical and chemical sciences.

Desirable: Has been recognized for quality of research by national and/or international awarding bodies.

Previous work experience required:

Essential: Substantial postdoctoral experience. Wide knowledge of the techniques and methodology required to carry out the proposed research relevant to neurodegeneration.

Desirable: Experience with supervision of staff and/or students.