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Professor and Director of the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre

Job id: 084385. Salary: £88,364 - £119,133 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 13 February 2024. Closing date: 05 March 2024.

Contact details: Professor Matthew Hotopf, Executive Dean of the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience  matthew.hotopf@kcl.ac.uk

Location: King's College London, Denmark Hill Campus.

We are seeking an exceptional individual with the ambition, energy, commitment, and determination to provide leadership and strategic direction to our world-leading portfolio of experimental medicine and early phase translational research in mental health and related disorders.

Supporting a NIHR faculty of approximately 300 staff and students, the Director is responsible for mobilising and motivating the senior academic investigators leading the BRC’s ten research themes, along with core programmes in patient and public involvement and engagement and academic career development, and the Mental Health Bioresource.

The Director will lead the development, evolution and delivery of the BRC’s scientific strategy, which is configured around four overarching goals, namely Whole Person Care, Translational Informatics, Precision Psychiatry and Novel therapeutics and lay the foundation for a future successful NIHR BRC funding application.

The successful applicant will lead the academic theme leads in building on the excellence of our existing NIHR Biomedical Research portfolio and attracting additional scientific funding.  They will be instrumental in fostering new strategic partnerships and alliances across the wider NIHR and NHS infrastructure, life sciences, pharma and digital industries to maximize the value of NIHR investment and accelerate translation of BRC outputs and impacts for patient benefit.

The Director will have dual reporting responsibilities; reporting into the Director of R&D at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and within the academic partner, to the Executive Dean of the host Faculty, namely the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience and  serve as a member of the Faculty Executive.

They will be based at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, where they will be expected to pursue their research. The role will include an honorary contract with the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

The post holder will also serve as a member of the KHP Executive Group, which is chaired by the Executive Director of King’s Health Partners. The post holder will be expected to work closely with the R&D Directors from across the partners.

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract.

This is a full-time  post - 100% full time equivalent.

How to Apply

Apply by Tuesday 5 March 2024

Visit the King's College London website for the full job description and to apply 

Further Information 

Those who would prefer an informal or confidential conversation are invited to write directly to Professor Matthew Hotopf, Executive Dean of the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at  matthew.hotopf@kcl.ac.uk.



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