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Lecturer in Embryology and Gamete Biology

Imperial College London (ICL)
Hammersmith and Fulham, London (Greater)
£67,221 - £76,184 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Biomedicine, Life Science
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

Imperial College London is consistently rated amongst the world’s best universities, renowned for its ground-breaking research, talented community of staff, students and alumni and its international reach. The Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction invites applications for three full-time, lecturer posts in the following areas:

Lecturer in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (MED04658)

Lecturer in Embryology/Gamete Biology (MED04659)

Lecturer in Reproductive Microbiome Studies (MED04660)

The postholders will be expected to work closely with other academic and research staff within the Division of Reproductive Developmental Biology as well as across the wider Department and Faculty. We seek applicants with a strong research interest in either pregnancy, miscarriage or preterm birth, or embryology and gamete biology, with an emerging research programme.

These posts have been generously funded by the Genesis Research Trust which is a charity chaired by Professor Lord Robert Winston, and which originally raised funds to build the IRDB building on the Hammersmith Campus which opened in 1999. As part of a 25-year anniversary initiative the charity are funding these posts to strengthen academic activity within IRDB.

Duties and responsibilities

The successful candidates will work in a vibrant environment and will be expected to undertake undergraduate and graduate teaching responsibilities in this broad area, with opportunities for leadership roles within education.  The postholders are expected to make a significant contribution to the research in prediction prevention and management of miscarriage and preterm birth, particularly in relation to the current March of Dimes European Preterm Birth Research Centre programme of work and the Pregnancy and Prematurity Imperial NIHR BRC theme.  The Lecturer in Embryology and Gamete Biology is expected to contribute to the research programmes in this field and strengthen interactions with LMS and the Trust IVF unit. 

It is expected that the postholders will be able to demonstrate a strong contribution to research and teaching, with a growing national presence in their respective field.

Essential requirements

The successful candidate will be expected to be able to demonstrate the following key requirements:

  • PhD in related field or equivalent
  • High level analytical capacity
  • Evidence of a growing national reputation and expertise in the field of bioinformatics and systems biology, reproductive microbiome studies, or embryology and gamete biology
  • A sustained track record in delivering successful research outcomes
  • Ability to attract research funding
  • Evidence of published research results
  • Contribution to teaching

A full list of responsibilities and essential requirements can be seen in the attached Job description.

Candidates must clearly state which post they are applying for in their covering letter.

For further information about the college and benefit available to staff, please see the Further Particulars on our website.

Further information

This is a full time and open-ended role, based on Hammersmith Campus.

For informal enquiries, please contact, Professor Phil Bennett (

For technical issues when applying online please email

Closing date: 16th July 2024

To apply, please click “Apply Now”.


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