Lecturer in Microbiology and Infection: UK

The Institute of Microbiology and Infection is looking to recruit a lecturer in an area of research aligning to the key research themes within the Institute of Microbiology and Infection and the College of Medical and Dental Sciences. These are:

  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Microbiome
  • Infection biology

The appointee will be expected to be able to offer 3* and/or 4* paper s for submission to REF2021, and show promise to contribute to REF impact activities moving forward beyond 2021.

The appointee will be expected to contribute towards teaching within the College of Medical and Mental Sciences, focussed around our biomedical science degree program, and future planned post-graduate and CPD activity around AMR and microbiome.

The Institute of Microbiology and Infection draws together one of the largest groups of academic expertise in this area nationally and internationally. The Institute’s staff are expert microbiologists, immunologists, biochemists and chemists, with technical expertise in next generation sequencing, genomics, proteomics, molecular and structural biology, biotechnology and modelling.

Main Duties

Learning and Teaching

To use a variety of methods in teaching and advising individuals and groups of undergraduates, postgraduates, or CPD students.  This may include:

  • Teach and examine courses at a range of levels
  • Plan and review own teaching approaches and act as a mentor to encourage others to do the same
  • Develop programme proposals and make substantial contributions to the design of teaching programmes more widely in the Department or School, as appropriate


To contribute to Departmental/School administration or have a high level of responsibility for others. This may include:

  • Contribute to the administration/management of research and/or teaching across the Department/School
  • Lead and manage  a team to devise and implement a new and/or revised process (e.g. new programme or a recruitment drive)
  • Advise on personal development of colleagues and students


To plan and carry out research, using appropriate methodology and techniques.  This may include, where appropriate to the discipline:

  • Pursue personal research including developing research ideas and winning support, including financial support.
  • Plan, publish and/or execute high quality research
  • Project manage research activities, and/or supervise other research staff

The successful candidate will have:

  • A higher (usually PhD) or equivalent qualifications in the area of microbiology and infection
  • Research/teaching experience and scholarship within the area of microbiology and infection
  • Skills in managing, motivating and mentoring others successfully at all levels

The University is committed to safeguarding and we promote safe working practice, therefore all occupational health checks required for this role will be taken once individuals are appointed.

Informal enquiries should be made to: Alan McNally –

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