Lecturer in Microbiology: UK

The School of Biological Sciences is part of the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences. It is made up of three research disciplines, including Ecosystems Biology & Sustainability, Food Safety & Nutrition, and Microbes & Pathogen Biology. Most staff within the School are also members of the Institute for Global Food Security GRI: the Institute is ranked No 1 in the UK for research intensity in Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Sciences (REF 2014). The School aims to enhance the way we use technology in research, food security, microbiology, ecosystem biology, sustainability and many other related areas. The School prides itself on providing innovative teaching methods and a high-tech learning environment for our students.

Applications are invited for a permanent lectureship within the discipline of Microbiology in the School. Applicants should be able to demonstrate strengths in the broad discipline of microbiology: Candidates with expertise in the areas of bacteriophage biology, bioinformatics, microbial ecology and/or metagenomics/metatranscriptomics are particularly welcome.

The post is available immediately to develop and participate in research that will complement the on-going activities of the School’s Microbes & Pathogen Biology, and/or Ecosystem Biology and Sustainability research themes, and also align to one of the University’s Global Research Institutes (GRI) or Pioneer Research Programmes. Additionally, applicants should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate education and a willingness to engage in the broader administration and management of taught degree programmes.

Essential criteria:

  • BSc in Microbiology or related discipline.
  • PhD in Microbiology or related discipline.
  • A minimum of three years’ research experience in either bacteriophage biology, bioinformatics, microbial ecology, microbial biochemistry and/or metagenomics/metatranscriptomics in areas which complement the research priorities of the School’s disciplinary groupings and the Institute for Global Food Security.
  • Record of publications in peer reviewed/refereed journals that are recognised internationally as being high quality, commensurate with experience.
  • Experience of presenting at conferences.
  •  Relevant teaching experience at University level.
  • Ability to contribute to broader management and administrative processes.
  • Ability to advance the research and teaching goals of the School.
  •  Ability to be involved and strengthen the School/Institute’s national and international research networks.
  •  High level of analytical capability.
  • Good presentation skills with the ability to communicate complex information effectively.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to organise workload and prioritise competing demands.
  •  Ability to organise and manage resources.
  • Commitment and enthusiasm for working collaboratively to advance the teaching and research priorities of the School/Institute.
  • Must be prepared to travel.
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