Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry

open until filled
Life Sciences, Social Sciences, Psychiatry
King`s College London
London, United Kingdom
£46,934 to £61,779 Including London Weighting Allowance GBP

Job description
The successful candidate will join the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) Centre and develop a research programme in structural equation modelling and allied methods, as applied to behavioural genetics, genomics, twin studies and longitudinal cohorts.

The post holder will perform independent research developing and applying methodologies that complement the existing interdisciplinary mix in this vibrant research Centre. The SGDP Centre’s expertise includes developmental psychology, epidemiology, behavioural genetics, statistical genetics, lifespan approaches, digital phenotyping, cognitive neuroscience, neuroimaging, and the integration of administrative and biomarker data. The successful candidate will have an interest in, and ideally experience of, undertaking interdisciplinary research.

She/he will establish a research programme as principal investigator attracting external funding, as well as collaborating with other research groups within this friendly and supportive Centre. We encourage open science practices in data, software and publishing.

Education and training of the next generation of scientists is a priority at the SGDP. The post holder will contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching by leading a module on the MSc in Developmental Psychology and Psychopathology, supervising MSc/BSc research projects, and leading new educational initiatives.

Applications are encouraged from researchers whose work is synergistic with the SGDP Centre strengths. At King’s, we encourage applications from underrepresented backgrounds .We are deeply committed to embedding good equality and diversity practice into all of our activities so that the university is an inclusive, welcoming and inspiring place to work and study, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation. King’s offers inclusive benefits to staff including flexible working, Enhanced Parental Leave, funds for Parents and Carers and the potential to join community staff networks.

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract
This is a full-time post but a part-time post will be considered

Key responsibilities
• Develop and sustain and high-quality research activity through a portfolio of independent and collaborative research projects
• Acquire grant funding for research projects through project grants, fellowships, studentship funding, consultancy and other sources
• Enhance the research profile of the SGDP and King’s, through maintaining a consistently high-level output of publications in quality peer reviewed scientific journals and presentations of world-class quality
• Contribute to the dynamic and collegiate research environment at the SGDP
• Supervise, train and mentor postgraduate students and research staff to ensure their effective academic and professional development.
• Contribute effectively to the administrative duties of the Department, in discussion with the Head of Department.
• Contribute to training programmes for students at undergraduate and postgraduate level, through lecture delivery, project supervision and module leadership
• Contribute to and help shape new educational offerings at the SGDP Centre, including both in person and distance learning courses.
• Supervise research projects for BSc and MSc students
• Play an active role in the personal tutor scheme and be involved in new initiatives for student welfare.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria
1. PhD in an area relevant to proposed research area and the SGDP Centre
2. Research excellence: demonstrated in an area that can be applied at the SGDP Centre
3. Ability to produce nationally and internationally excellent scientific outputs as first and/or senior author
4. Experience, enthusiasm and energy for teaching at BSc, MSc and PhD levels
5. Strong research record, with evidence of potential to attract research grant funding (Lecturer)
6. Experience in leading own research group and line managing research staff [Senior Lecturer only]
7. Established record in attracting external research funds [Senior lecturer only]

Desirable criteria
1. Experience of delivering excellent quality teaching to Undergraduate and/or Postgraduate students
2. Experience in collaborative research across disciplinary boundaries
3. Ability to contribute to the Department’s teaching and research strategy

Further Information
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 12th January 2022

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