Pls RT: Research Professorships: Human Brain Imaging/Cognitive Neuroscience

Research Professorship in Human Brain Imaging – Cognitive Neuroscience

Trinity College Dublin (TCD), in collaboration with Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), wishes to recruit a number of high calibre Research Professors in targeted scientific areas within the Biotechnology, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) & Sustainable Energy and Energy Efficiency sectors. Funding of up to €5M will be provided to successful candidates for a five-year programme of work.

Ageing/Human Brain Imaging /Cognitive Neuroscience

Trinity College Dublin seeks to appoint an international leader for the Thomas Mitchell Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience. The successful candidate will lead the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience (TCIN), Ireland’s only dedicated neuroscience institute, in its programme of research in brain imaging of cognitive and behavioural processes underpinning age-related loss of cognitive function and novel bio- and neuro-markers of pre-Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurodegenerative conditions.

Funding Available

As well as an attractive remuneration package candidates successfully recruited to one of the positions listed below can expect to work alongside researchers of international renown in one of the world’s top research-led universities. In addition to this SFI offers €1,000,000 per annum for five years duration to support the research programme costs of the SFI Research Professor and their research group.

Candidate Profile:

Successful candidates will be outstanding researchers in academia or industry, recognised as one of the world-leaders in their discipline, with a demonstrated capacity for strategic and dynamic directorship on an international stage.

As successful candidates will be iconic appointments for Ireland, they will meet many, if not all, of the following criteria:

  • Hold a full professorial position, or equivalent, at a major international research university or a senior managerial position in industry
  • Senior author of a considerable volume of papers that have made a significant impact in their field (i.e. highly cited);
  • Recipient of significant international awards and fellowships;
  • Invited plenary speaker at top-tier international conferences;
  • Distinguished service record on national or international grant review boards;
  • Successful track record in securing independent funding from public competitive sources and/or through private investment (typically in excess of €5M);
  • Candidates from industry will demonstrate equivalent measures of esteem (e.g. serving on corporate boards, industry awards or fellowships);
  • Successful track record in technology transfer, technology commercialisation and academic-industrial collaborations.

For further information please contact:

Prof. Ian Robertson, School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin
Prof. Shane O’Mara, Director of Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, Trinity College Dublin


Author: Shane O'Mara

Neuroscientist, Psychologist, Writer

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