Group leader position, MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, London

Tenure-Track Group Leader positions in London/UK

The MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, funded in partnership by the Medical Research Council and King's College London in 2000, is now implementing a new strategic plan under the directorship of Oscar Marin. The Centre occupies the entire fourth floor of New Hunt's House, a multipurpose research and teaching building on the Guy's Campus of King's College London. It comprises twenty-five laboratories and hosts nearly 150 scientists, students, and staff. Our work focuses on understanding the mechanisms that control brain development and how deviations from the normal plan lead to disease. We carry out highly collaborative and multi-disciplinary studies using a large variety of model organisms (

We are seeking to recruit junior tenure-track group leaders to establish their own independent research groups and contribute to the overall goals of the Centre. We are particularly interested in early career applicants who meet the eligibility criteria for career development fellowships. We are seeking for innovative scientists interested in any aspect of neural development and plasticity, from cell fate specification to circuit assembly and function. Successful candidates who establish their own independent research group in the Centre under a fellowship scheme will then be able to progress to a tenured post subject to a satisfactory progress review.

To apply, please submit a one-page summary of research achievements and outline of future proposed research, a CV and the names of three potential references to [email protected]. Please add “CDN GL” in the subject title.

Contact Information

Prof. Oscar Marin
MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology
New Hunt's House
King's College London
Guy's Campus
London SE1 1UL
Phone+44 (0) 207848 8655
Email [email protected]