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Lecturer in Neuroscience

Biomedical & Life Sciences
Salary:   £43,414 to £51,805
Closing Date:   Wednesday 12 April 2023
Interview Date:   Thursday 04 May 2023
Reference:  0163-23

The Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences within the Faculty of Health and Medicine is seeking to appoint a Grade 8 Lecturer in Neuroscience. 

We welcome applications from any areas of neuroscience, including fundamentals of neuronal and glial function, brain development and maturation, psychiatric disorders, brain ageing and neurodegeneration. The appointee will complement our existing research strengths and we would particularly welcome applicants with experience using model systems such as induced pluripotent stem cells, organoids or invertebrates. 

Biomedical and Life Sciences (BLS) is a growing, innovative and vibrant Division whose guiding principle is to deliver excellence in biomedical research and teaching. The division has a track record of substantial funding and publication success across our three research groups: Ageing and Neuroscience, Cancer Biology and Genome Stability and Microbes, Pathogens and Immunity. 

BLS also has a strong interdisciplinary ethos and collaborates with colleagues in Lancaster Medical School and the Division of Health Research within the Faculty of Health and Medicine, as well as colleagues in Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Psychology and the Lancaster Environment Centre within the Faculty of Science and Technology.

You will have a track record of conducting internationally competitive research, with a supporting portfolio of high-quality research publications, and the potential to attract external grant income to support their research from a range of sources. 

Our highly ranked degree programmes in the areas of biology, biomedicine and biochemistry involve the delivery of research-led teaching and learning to 500+ undergraduate students and we have a growing population of research and taught postgraduate students. The successful applicant will have a strong and active interest in teaching subjects related to biomedicine and life science, plus an ability and willingness to engage with relevant external stakeholders of value to Lancaster University.

We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis, as well as the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education and research.

We are actively committed to ensuring diversity in our staff roster, and we particularly welcome applications from women and black and minority ethnic scientists.

The full-time post will be appointed on an indefinite basis.

Informal enquiries are welcomed - please contact one of the following:  

    Prof Paul McKean, Head of Division, email: 

    Dr Sarah Allinson, Deputy Head of Division, email:

    Dr Mick Urbaniak, Director of Research, email:

    Dr Fiona Benson, Director of Teaching, email:

    Dr Cheryl Hawkes, Theme Lead - Ageing and Neuroscience:

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Please note: Unless specified otherwise in the advert wording, all advertised roles are UK based.

The University provides an environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, whilst promoting the importance of wellbeing for all our colleagues. We have a range of support networks available for our employees, and more information on these can be found on the ‘Working at Lancaster’ information page.


We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis. The University recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address all inequality in higher education.


We warmly welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their age, religion, gender identity or expression, race, disability or sexual orientation, and are committed to promoting diversity, and equality of opportunity.

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