Head of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Liverpool



We are looking for a new Head of Department who will provide professional leadership to the UK’s largest pharmacology and therapeutics department, which incorporates research from cell to society.  We are looking for an individual who will provide leadership, management, networking and influencing skills to drive the development of the Department into new arenas, forge collaborative partnerships within the University and with external partners including those from academia, the health care sector and industry.

You will develop and drive the strategic direction and priorities of the Department.  You will facilitate delivery of research across the department which incorporates all aspects of drug action and development, including a rich clinical research portfolio. You will also be responsible for delivering a wide teaching portfolio including a BSc, MSc, MBChB and CPD, as well as supporting our international programmes.

You will be a key member of the Institute Senior Leadership team at the Institute of Systems, Molecular and Integrative Biology contributing to the overall strategy of the Institute as well as the Faculty and wider University, working with colleagues across all disciplines deliver our research and teaching vision.

You will have a demonstrable track record in leadership and management, a well-developed pharmacological or pharmacy research portfolio of your own, as well as a strong commitment to the delivery of world-class teaching and student engagement.

This is an exciting opportunity to play a leading role in the largest academic pharmacology and therapeutics department in the country. You will have a strong track record in research in pharmacology or pharmacy in an NHS, academic or industry setting, with a portfolio of strong publications and of securing external grant income. You will also have experience of delivering education in an academic or professional setting.

A clinical appointment is dependent on Royal College approval.


Candidate Pack

The closing date for all applications, which should be in the form of a CV and cover letter and addressed to liverpool@minervasearch.com by 13 November 2023.

Interviews will be held on the 30 January 2024.

The University of Liverpool is committed to being an inclusive employer. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.