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Director of the UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI) Centre at King's College London

King’s College London is seeking an exceptional Neuroscientist (clinical or non-clinical), to be the Director of the UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI) Centre at King’s College London and van Geest Professor of Neurodegeneration Research. 


The mission of the UK DRI is to revolutionise dementia discovery science by undertaking original, ground-breaking research that will transform lives. The DRI is a globally leading multidisciplinary research institute of 700 staff investigating the spectrum of neurodegenerative disorders causing dementia, based in six different sites across the UK. The DRI has attracted some of the brightest minds in the field and given them the best technologies to elucidate fundamental mechanisms and identify new targets for drug development. DRI scientists are also developing diagnostic/predictive biomarkers and new therapies in partnership with biopharma to enable early intervention and disease prevention.


Applications are encouraged from researchers whose work is synergistic with existing strengths in the DRI at King’s including mechanistic studies focusing on defective protein folding/aggregation, RNA processing, intracellular transport and synaptic function. The disease focus at King’s includes amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and Alzheimer’s Disease. Our translational work involves AAV and ASO gene therapies. Candidates will be internationally recognised leaders working on disease mechanisms, preclinical studies or fully translational interventions for neurodegenerative disorders.


Candidate Pack 


To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to The closing date for applications is the 10th of September 2021.