Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Professor of Molecular Pharmacology

School/department: School of Life Sciences
Hours: full-time
Contract: permanent 
Reference: 2122/2123
Salary: The University offers competitive remuneration packages
Placed on: 24 August 2017
Closing date: 22 September 2017. 
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed
Earliest start date: 1 September 2017

Job description

The Sussex Drug Discovery Centre (SDDC) at the School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex seeks to make two Professorial appointments; one post in Medicinal Chemistry, the other in Molecular Pharmacology. We are seeking to appoint two outstanding individuals with an established reputation who will develop an internationally recognised research programme that builds upon and complements existing activities in the SDDC and the School of Life Sciences.

The SDDC was established in 2011 as a research-focused group, with particular emphasis currently on Diseases of the Central Nervous System, Cancer and Respiratory Disease. The successful candidates will lead the SDDC to the next stage of its development.

The School of Life Sciences has an impressive research profile across a broad range of research, with clear strengths in Genome Stability, Drug Discovery, Neuroscience, Evolutionary Biology and Conservation Biology. The School of Life Sciences is at the forefront of research in the biological sciences in the UK, coming in the top 10 in the REF 2014. 

Potential candidates are encouraged to make informal contact with the Head of the School of Life Sciences (Prof Sarah Guthrie

For an overview of research within the SDDC and for the School see School of Life Sciences

The School is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and currently holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award. Applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in science and engineering at Sussex.

The School of Life Sciences welcomes applications to academic posts from candidates who wish to work part-time or as job-sharers.

The University offers various schemes to provide real benefits to parents, these can be found at Family Friendly Policies

How to apply

An executive search is being carried out by Perrett Laver. To apply or to download further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for the role, please visit  quoting reference 3174. The closing date for applications is noon GMT on 22 September 2017.

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