Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Pathogen Microbiology (Education and Research)
The starting salary will be from £40,745 on Grade F for the lecturer role, and from £48,423 on Grade G for the Senior Lecturer role, depending on qualifications and experience.
Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
This new full-time post is immediately available on a permanent basis.
This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home. We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.
This role may be subject to additional background screening.
We are seeking, in partnership with Dstl, to appoint a new Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Pathogen Microbiology. You will be an innovative scientist, with an exciting programme (or proposed programme) of cutting-edge research in biology and pathogenesis of highly infectious bacteria at CL2 and CL3, a strong publication track record, and an active approach to inter- and multi-disciplinarity. You will also be committed to delivering the highest quality, innovative education and have an open, collaborative and inclusive approach to academia and research culture.
A substantial and exciting aspect of this academic role is to promote new research collaborations between the Department of Biosciences and Dstl, building on the existing, strong interactions between our Institutions. The successful candidate will join a team of 12 leading academics and their research groups, housed in the Geoffrey Pope Building and Living Systems Institute, whose focus is Medical & Molecular Bacteriology (Beardmore, Bergmiller, Brown, Butler, Chait, Daum, Gold, Gudelj, Harmer, Michell, Pagliara, Porter, Temperton). This role comes with the possibility of cross-site working with Dstl at their site in Porton Down in Wiltshire.
Applicants must be a UK national, which is a funding requirement of this post.
For the Lecturer post you will have:
- Substantial research experience (PhD or equivalent) in the area of pathogen microbiology or closely related discipline and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in a relevant active field of research.
- A strong record in attracting funding for research or demonstrate potential to attract such funding.
- A strong track record in refereed publications of international impact.
- An active approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary programmes.
- Enthusiasm for delivering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
- Experience of working at BSL3.
- Strong connections and funded projects with business and community partners
- Involvement in projects which develop impact.
- An understanding of the importance of equality and diversity within an organisation and a commitment to helping create an inclusive culture.
For the Senior Lecturer post, in addition to the above, you will have:
- Clear evidence of excellence in research leadership; teaching and training at all levels including PhD students; and mentoring of postdoctoral researchers.
- Established relationships with external organisations and funders, as well as knowledge and experience of key sectors or business challenges.
- A track record in refereed publications and success in significant grant capture.
- Experience of developing and delivering educational programmes and overall positive student experience.
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What we can offer you
- Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
- Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
- An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
- Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
- A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a Fertility Treatment Policy
- A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon.
The University of Exeter
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 and the 2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities released by Shanghai Rankings).
Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and our world-leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell Group university (2021 Research Excellence Framework). We are using the power of our education and research to create a sustainable, healthy and socially just future. Our shared purpose and vision continually moves us forward to make a difference to our people, our communities, our partners and the world around us. Read about our world leading research on Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO City of Literature
Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment
Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.
With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.
For further information
Before submitting an application you may wish to discuss the post further by contacting Professor James Wakefield, Professor of Integrative Cell Biology and Head of Department, Tel: (01392 724670), Email: J.G.Wakefield@exeter.ac.uk
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