Job ID: 64570

Professor / Reader in Neuroscience

Position: Professor

Deadline: 17 January 2022

Contract Length: Full time

City: Newcastle-under-Lyme

Country: United Kingdom

Institution: Keele University

Department: School of Life Sciences


Grade 9: £54,132 to £64,606 (Reader)


Grade 10: £62,727- £79,417 (Professorial Salary Scale)

As part of the continued development and expansion of The School of Life Sciences we are seeking to appoint a Professor or Reader in Neuroscience. This post is a key appointment which will be of central importance in enhancing the School’s research profile, developing undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision and extending the School’s profile regionally, nationally and internationally. Specifically you will engage in developing and publishing internationally leading research and generate research income; successfully supervise postgraduate students; offer leadership in research; and undertake teaching responsibilities relevant to programmes of the School.

This post represents an exciting opportunity for an individual to provide leadership in research in a buoyant and expanding School of Life Sciences, which has strong links to the schools of Medicine, Psychology and Veterinary Science. Applications are invited from candidates with expertise in any area of Neuroscience or behavioural neuroscience and its applications. However, we would be particularly interested in profiles that can strengthen or develop cross theme research opportunities.

You should have a PhD in Neuroscience or a related area, extensive experience of research and teaching together with a significant publication record in peer-reviewed journals and experience in gaining research funding. The position will either be offered at Reader or Professor depending on experience. You should also have excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills. In addition, candidates should have experience and/or interest in leadership in an academic environment coupled with the ability to inspire and motivate other staff.

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience.  With a turnover in excess of £160 million, over 11,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research.  Further information can be found at

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

Keele University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN charter, and values equality and diversity across our workforce.  We strive to ensure that our workforce is representative of broader society, and therefore, we would actively welcome applications from women and BAME for this role.

Where appropriate, selected applicants will be offered a pre-interview informal discussion regarding research plans to ensure compatibility with facilities at Keele University.

Please note this appointment is subject to medical clearance by the University’s Occupational Health provider.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Naomi Forrester-Soto, Interim Head of School, Life Sciences.

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Closing date for applications: 17/01/2022

Interviews are expected to take place: 02/02/2022

Post reference: KU000002244