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Group Leader in Synthetic Biology

Earlham Institute
Norwich, Norfolk (GB)
Closing date
13 Nov 2023

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Earth Science
Job Type
Faculty Member
Employment - Hours
Full time

Based within the Norwich Research Park, the Earlham Institute (EI) was established as a national facility to promote the use of genomics to advance bioscience research and innovation in the UK, supporting academic and industrial investigators. EI is focused on understanding the natural world through the lens of genomics, bringing a strong focus on genomics, computational-, systems- and synthetic-biology. In a unique interdisciplinary environment, the Institute explores the scale and complexity of living systems to protect life on Earth. Through our research, collaborations, training, and scientific services, we are leading a revolution in data-intensive bioscience.

The Earlham Institute is seeking a high quality researcher to join the Research Faculty as a new Group Leader. We invite applications from those working in research focused on synthetic or systems biology to establish and lead an internationally recognised programme of innovative research. They will foster strong and mutually beneficial relationships and collaborations within the Earlham Institute, with other academic institutions and with industry, government and wider stakeholders.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a record of success in securing competitive research funding in a relevant field, developing their own research programme and in publishing high quality research. They will share EI's commitment to fostering an inclusive and nurturing culture, promoting equality and diversity.

Further information, including a detailed role description and person specification, and information on how to apply can be downloaded at quoting reference 6833. For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Tadhg Waddington on or +44(0)20 7340 7369.

Deadline for submission of applications is Monday 13th November 2023 at 09:00 GMT.

We work to ensure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. If you would like us to make adjustments during the application process, please contact Sarah Snelling at the following email address: If you have comments that would support us to improve access to documentation, or our application processes more generally, please do not hesitate to contact us via the following email address:

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