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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience/ Sleep Science

Experimental Medicine

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £42,149 to £56,586 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Tuesday 04 January 2022
Reference:  077021

The University of Surrey is an international university with a world-class teaching and research profile and an enterprising spirit. Inventive and forward thinking, our heritage shows a recurring theme of doing things differently – and achieving notable results. For example, we have won four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes and were awarded Gold for our Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) submission. In line with our strategic plan and future vision, the School of Biosciences and Medicine in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is recruiting an exceptional person to the following full-time academic position to continue to add to the successes that the School, Faculty and University have already had:

Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience/Sleep Science

The University of Surrey is a centre of excellence for sleep science. The Surrey Sleep Research Centre, which is located in the School of Biosciences and Medicine, is dedicated to multidisciplinary research in animals and humans. Its neuroscience approaches range from genetics, multi-omics and electrophysiology, to behaviour, mathematical modelling and artificial intelligence. These approaches are enabled by recently refurbished and well-equipped human and animal research facilities. This new post is designed to enable a high potential early career academic to take the next step in their neuroscience research career, supported with a start-up fund to resource a PhD studentship and support your onward success.

You will demonstrate success at Surrey through external funding, high quality publications and impact, contributing to the teaching of aspects of neuroscience, sleep and foundational subjects, such as molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, along with supervision of doctoral level research.  Successful applicants will have a PhD in a relevant subject, bring methodological skills and a record of achievement in research and be capable of forging appropriate networks locally, nationally and internationally.

In return, we offer an energetic and forward-thinking working environment with access to a variety of staff development opportunities.  You will also receive a competitive salary and a generous annual leave entitlement, USS pension scheme, tax free relocation package and discounted membership to the Surrey Sports Park.  The University is easily accessible by road and rail and is a short distance from both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

This post constitutes an important addition to the Surrey Sleep Research Centre and the School of Biosciences and Medicine at the University of Surrey.  

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Derk-Jan Dijk, Director of the Surrey Sleep Research Centre, by email (  

We acknowledge, understand and embrace diversity and the School of Biosciences and Medicine is proud to be the recipient of the Equality Challenge Unit Athena SWAN Silver award.

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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance, flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.






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