Programme Leaders in Neurobiology
Coinciding with the move of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular
Biology (LMB) into a new state-of-the-art research building from
January 2013 ( http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/about-lmb/new-
building), the Division of Neurobiology wishes to recruit talented
scientists interested in developing an independent programme of
research. We are particularly interested in individuals working in the
area of molecular/cellular neurobiology or neurodegeneration. Current
interests in the Division include mechanisms of synaptic transmission,
protein misfolding in relation to neurodegenerative diseases, visual
and olfactory processing and circadian rhythms ( www2.mrc-lmb.
cam.ac.uk/NB/). Scientifc excellence and potential for major impact
are paramount. Synergy with existing research programmes would
be an advantage.
The LMB provides an excellent environment for hands-on research.
Core-funding by the Medical Research Council provides long-term
support for ambitious projects, while administrative duties are minimal
and no teaching is required. Interactions across the four Divisions
of the Laboratory are encouraged. There is extensive central support,
including electronic and instrumentation workshops, imaging and
transgenic mouse facilities. The University of Cambridge and affliated
institutions form a vibrant Neuroscience community (http://www.
Candidates should have a PhD and/or MD and will have completed a
period of postdoctoral training or equivalent, with an excellent track
record, and show outstanding potential for independent research. The
successful candidate will lead a small team and substantial funding
will be available.
Faculty Positions in
Biochemistry and other disciplines available for 2013
The College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific – Northwest (COMP-Northwest)
inaugurated its first class of physicians-in-training in Lebanon, Oregon in Fall, 2011. As
the newest expansion of Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California
(COMP-Pomona), we have established a thriving center for medical education and
human health care in Oregon.
A major responsibility of the Department of Basic Medical Sciences is to provide
preclinical education for first and second-year students in COMP. Our current initiative
is to add instructional and research strength within the discipline of Biochemistry. This
is a 12-month, tenure-track appointment at the Assistant/ Associate/ or Full Professor
rank depending upon qualifications. Successful candidates will join a large intercampus
faculty in Basic Medical Sciences and be located at the new campus in Lebanon, Oregon.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and at least two years of postdoctoral
experience. Similar positions in microbiology and pharmacology are also available at both
the Lebanon, OR and Pomona, CA campuses. Preference is given to effective educators
with a record of excellence in teaching, significant scholarly activity and strong potential
for independent grant-supported research. Submit a current curriculum vitae and a cover
letter describing your teaching experience, research activity and goals. Please include
contact information for at least three references. These positions will remain open
Nissar A. Darmani, PhD
Associate Dean for Basic Sciences and Research
Department of Basic Medical Sciences
College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
Western University of Health Sciences
309 E. Second Street, Pomona, CA 91766-1854
Email Address: email@example.com
Western University of Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer.
These appointments will be made at either Programme Leader-track or
Programme Leader level, depending on achievements and experience.
Programme Leader-track appointments will be made for those who
demonstrate the potential to develop into Programme Leaders within
six years. Candidates for Programme Leader positions should have a
strong international track record of relevant independent research and
a proven ability to lead a research team, pursuing original approaches
to long-term research goals. Salaries are competitive (Programme
Leader-track £35,935-£48,000 per annum; Programme Leader
£45,213-£70,000 per annum).
These positions will remain open until they are flled; applications
received by 30th November 2012 will be given priority.
Informal enquiries can be addressed to Michel Goedert (mg@mrc-
Applications should include a covering letter and full CV, an
outline of current research interests (1 page) and a proposal for
future research (up to 2 pages), along with the names and addresses
of three professional referees who have agreed to be contacted
prior to interview. Applications are handled by the RCUK Shared
Services Centre; to apply please visit our job board at http://www.
topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/ irc69837_2430.aspx. If you are unable to
apply online please contact us on 01793 867003 quoting reference
This position is subject to pre-employment screening.
For further information about the MRC visit www.mrc.ac.uk
The Medical Research Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer