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Professor of Neuromuscular Diseases & Honorary Consultant

Requisition ID:  829

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Posted Date:  22-Oct-2019

We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


Closing Date: 21/11/2019

Newcastle University seeks to appoint to the role of Professor of Neuromuscular Diseases & Honorary Consultant. This is a joint role between Newcastle University and Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, offering you the opportunity to work across both organisations, and to make a significant impact in both academic and service domains. 


As part of the vision for Neuromuscular Research in Newcastle, the Professor of Neuromuscular Diseases is established to enhance the regional contribution to neuromuscular research and education. It will be directed to translational research in neuromuscular diseases including clinical trial development.


You will join the John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre led by Professor Volker Straub.  In addition to being an honorary member of the Northern Genetics Service you will be a full member of an academic Institute at Newcastle University.


You will provide strategic leadership and develop research within the field of neuromuscular diseases particularly within translational area. There will be close working links with other institutes and the Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


For an informal discussion regarding the role please contact Professor Volker Straub, Director of the John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre -


Interview date: to be confirmed


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Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

Requisition ID: 829