Associate Professor/Reader in Microbiology and Infection : Warwick, United Kingdom

Warwick Medical School’s Division of Biomedical Sciences is seeking to appoint an Associate Professor/Reader to conduct world-class research in microbiology and infection.

The Division of Biomedical Sciences is tackling fundamental questions in microbiology and infection by bringing together a unique combination of experimental and bioinformatics researchers. The research spans detailed questions on individual gene regulation in specific species, population structure and evolution of pathogen bacteria, the development of new antimicrobials and how pathogens interact with their host. The work is supported by state-of-the-art computational infrastructure (including the MRC CLIMB and BBSRC Enterobase microbial bioinformatics projects), next generation sequencing platforms (MiSeq and NextSeq), advanced proteomics, super resolution and single molecule imaging, cryo-electron microscopy alongside tissue culture, zebrafish and mouse facilities. The Division further benefits from a thriving and dynamic research community that is reinforced by our MRCDoctoral Training Partnership and Warwick-A*STAR Singapore PhD programme – both of which have molecular microbiology as a central theme. Interdisciplinary research focused on biomedical science is welcome, supported by good opportunities for productive collaboration with other research groups in the faculty of Science (e.g. Life Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics etc.)

The candidate

  • working on all areas of microbiology including fundamental biology, host-pathogen interactions, innate immunity, structural and computational approaches.
  • You should have an outstanding scientific reputation including first class publications, external funding in supporting a significant research group through external funding streams and having trained early career researchers.
  • This post will come with a competitive relocation and start up package.
  • The candidate is also expected to contribute to postgraduate supervision and teaching, development of innovative undergraduate programmes and interdisciplinary science.

Potential candidates are encouraged to make informal contact with the Head of Division, Prof Andrew McAinsh (



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