Early Career Group Leader

Role responsibilities

The role responsibilities below apply to the first six years of the appointment. The balance between and within the three categories specified below will change progressively during the six years. The initial focus of the post-holder will be to establish a research group at the Crick as described under ‘Research’ point 1. The focus will change progressively during the 6 years and include the broader leadership, educational and administrative duties in categories 2 and 3.

  1. Research
  • Plan, develop and direct an independent research programme of international quality in accordance with the scientific strategy of the Francis Crick Institute
  • Establish internal and external collaborations necessary for success of the research programme
  • Perform research of the highest quality
  • Attract and manage external funding to support the research programme, such that the research programme  can expanded using external funding,by the end of 6 years
  • Recruit and supervise research group staff, and facilitate their career development
  • Manage laboratory resources efficiently and effectively
  • Present findings at national and international conferences, and other venues
  • Actively contribute to the scientific discourse programmes of the Crick
  1. Leadership, Citizenship and Public Engagement
  • Contribute to scientific and operational administration as required
  • Work with others to ensure smooth operation of personal and Crick laboratory facilities
  • Participate fully in graduate student and postdoc mentoring programmes
  • Undertake annual reviews of staff, according to the policies of the Crick.
  • Contribute to the external scientific management bodies, where reasonable
  • Represent the Crick at external meetings as appropriate and when requested
  • Comply with the Health and Safety policies and fulfil the safety responsibilities required of a research supervisor
  • Participate and contribute to Public Engagement activities of the Crick as required
  • Promote and advance the reputation of the Crick  with scientists and the public
  1. Education and Academic Administration
  • Supervise, mentor and train postgraduate students

Person specification

  • An advanced degree (PhD or equivalent) in a relevant field
  • Experience of conducting research in the relevant field, of planning and directing a research programme
  • Ability to communicate well, convey ideas and concepts clearly and effectively, orally and in writing
  • Growing reputation in the field of research demonstrated through publications and conference presentations
  • To have developed a strong and distinctive research vision
  • To have the potential to provide academic leadership