Our faculty is made up of more than 100 research group leaders and the heads of our 17 science technology platforms. 
Lucia Prieto Godino presenting at the Crick Autumn Science Meeting.


The Crick acts as a beacon for exceptional research talent from around the world.

Our group leader recruitment has an emphasis on early career researchers, most of whom will be setting up their first independent group.

They will develop their programmes over 12 years, and will then receive assistance to find a position elsewhere.

Faculty members

Visit our profile listing to find out more about individual faculty members.

A-Z researchers

Group leaders

Most group leaders at the Crick are early- or mid-career scientists at the most creative stage of their careers.

Crick core funding supports them to develop new research directions driven by curiosity, not by trends. We recruit group leaders working across the whole spectrum of biomedical sciences, including clinical research and physical sciences. 

In addition to leading innovative research programmes of the highest international quality, our group leaders contribute to scientific and administrative leadership across the organisation, moulding the environment of scientific discourse and collaboration that lies at the heart of the Crick's research culture.

Types of group leaders at the Crick


Group leader recruitment

We aim to appoint the most talented and promising biomedical researchers, so our recruitment calls are usually open to all relevant research areas and approaches.

Our main method of recruiting group leaders is an annual open call for early career group leaders. These calls welcome applications from researchers across all areas of biomedical research.

To maintain balance in the Crick's research portfolio, we will occasionally augment these open calls with focused group leader searches centred on specific research areas. These include calls for clinician scientist group leaders, and calls for researchers in the physical sciences applied to biomedicine, which are usually conducted with our university partners. 

Recent recruits

Flor Iacaruso

Flor Iacaruso


It’s hard to imagine a better research environment for a first leadership position. The support I’ve received so far has been amazing and I think being here will have a great impact on my research, particularly the scale of ambition. Some of the experiments I have planned would be called unrealistic anywhere else.

Read Flor's reflections on moving to the Crick.

Katharina Schmack

Katharina Schmack


The academic freedom I feel at the Crick is very stimulating. Our research is guided by our ideas, not by our constraints, and I can't wait to start this exciting chapter of my career. I believe that the collaborative spirit at the Crick will help our diverse team to push the boundaries of what we know about psychosis.

Find out more about Katharina's work.

Ben Schumann

Ben Schumann


I’m looking forward to seeing the members of my group succeeding. If a student has a successful result, I’m usually just as excited as they are. I’m looking forward to supporting my group members when things go wrong and helping them to steer their projects.

Read Ben's views on the opportunities at the Crick.

Science technology platform leads

Science technology platform leads

Our science technology platforms (STPs) provide researchers with access to expertise, advice and state-of-the-art equipment in a range of areas.

In-house expertise and services help our scientists streamline their research, so that they can achieve their research goals quicker. 

STP heads manage the day-to-day running of their STP and teams of STP staff. They work closely with group leaders and other heads to ensure that their platform remains cutting edge and delivers for researchers.

Open roles in STPs are advertised in our vacancies listing

Our faculty come from across the world

Our faculty come from across the world

We are proud to be a diverse and international institute, with staff from more than 70 countries. We will always be open and welcoming to scientists from around the world. 

Recent early career group leaders (2017 - 2021)

Lucia Prieto Godino, Alberto Elosegui Artola
Pontus Skoglund
Silvia Santos, Margarida Cardoso Moreira
Radoslav Enchev
Anne Schreiber, Johannes Kohl, Benjamin Schumann,
Katharina Schmack
Florencia Iacaruso
Jeannine Hess

Katie Bentley, Louise Walport, Rupert Beale, Samra Turajlic
Charlie McTernan, Eachan Johnson, Mike Devine, Naomi Moris, James Lee, Philippa Matthews

Adam Sateriale, David LV Bauer, Greg Findlay, Sam Rodriques
Leanne Li
Petr Znamenskiy, Maxim Molodtsov
Rashmi Priya
South Africa
David Balchin