We are seeking to appoint two members of academic staff at Lecturer level. We expect the appointees to conduct internationally-leading research activities and provide quality teaching to both undergraduate and postgraduate students within the School of Biosciences.
We are also interested in attracting applicants with interests in ‘global challenges’ projects in partnership with Low and Middle Income Countries, to complement recently-awarded ‘GCRF’ grants totalling £11 million to this and a sister School in this University. We will consider applications from those who are looking for their first academic post as well as applications from individuals who already hold a permanent or fixed-term position in a UK or overseas academic or research institution. Applications are also encouraged from those that hold a major independent research fellowship funded either by a Research Council (e.g. MRC, BBSRC, EPSRC), a charity (e.g. Wellcome Trust, Leverhulme Trust, CRUK) or an international funding agency (e.g. HFSP, EMBO, Marie Curie).
The School has a collegiate atmosphere with around 40 academic staff and Research Fellows, and its critical mass and excellence are focused on a number of core research themes, namely: Industrial Biotechnology, Infection and drug resistance, Cancer and age-related diseases, Cellular architecture and dynamics and Reproduction, evolution and genomics.
As a Lecturer in Molecular Biosciences you will:
- Establish and sustain a vibrant, well-funded research group within the School of Biosciences to secure external research funding through research, enterprise grants or contracts to support a well-defined research agenda, which will deliver outputs of international excellence;
- Contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the School, undertaking academic duties such as the setting of examination papers, marking, invigilation and pastoral support of students, so as to sustain the delivery of high quality teaching;
- Undertake such specific school roles and management functions as may be reasonably required by the Head of School; attending School meetings, participating in other committees and working groups within the School, the Faculty and the University to which the post holder is appointed or elected;
To be successful in this role you will have:
- Have a PhD degree in biology or chemistry related subject
- Be able to demonstrate an international presence in your field of research and have a recent publication record in high impact, peer-reviewed journals
- Demonstrate an understanding of current research drivers in your area of expertise and national/international funding sources available
- Demonstrate a track record of academic excellence
We particularly welcome applications from female and black and ethnic minority candidates as they are under-represented at this level in this area.
To apply please visit our website.
Closing date: Monday 19th August
Please note - Applications must be made via the University’s online application system. CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.
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