Group Leader Positions
To expand our research portfolio, the Earlham Institute is looking for new Group Leaders. As an international centre of excellence in data-driven bioscience and innovative technologies, we invite applications from early-career or established researchers using bioinformatics, modelling, computational biology or engineering (synthetic biology) to investigate biodiversity and biological systems.
• A collegiate and innovative research environment with a strong focus on genomics, computational-, systems- and synthetic-biology
• A working culture centred on openness, innovation and excellence. See: https://www.earlham.ac.uk/life-earlham
• Significant support including professional development, research and administrative assistance
• State-of-the-art laboratory space including access to platform sequencing facilities (including single-cell), the Bio Foundry and numerous automated platforms http://www.earlham.ac.uk/national-capabilities
• Access to high-performance computing
• Access to excellent graduate students through the highly competitive Norwich Research Park Doctoral Training Programmes
• A competitive salary and generous pension, on-site sports facilities and cycle schemes
• The Norwich Research Park has a brand-new on site nursery which is open to all staff and their children https://www.norwichresearchpark.com/chestnut-nursery-school
• Research excellence in a beautiful region of the UK http://www.earlham.ac.uk/living-norfolk
About the role:
• Establish and lead an internationally recognised programme of innovative research in data driven bioscience, genomics, computational biology or synthetic biology. Our current research portfolio can be viewed at: https://www.earlham.ac.uk/science-division
• Build and manage a research group including the training of postgraduate students
• Contribute to an inclusive and collegiate culture at the Earlham Institute, based on research excellence, integrity and respect
• Foster strong and mutually beneficial relationships and collaborations within the Earlham Institute, with other academic institutions and with industry, government and the wider stakeholders
• Supporting translation of research into applications that can deliver solutions to industrial challenges, and deliver impact
• Obtain external financial support for your research programme and effectively manage your research budgets and funding
Interested applicants are invited to submit a single document comprising (i) A cover letter (1 page) (ii) Full CV and publication list (iii) Description of current research activities (2 pages) (iii) A short and longer-term vision of your research and strategic goals (2 pages), including how your research will contribute to and benefit from the Earlham Institute.
The Earlham Institute is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees, the main selection criteria are scientific excellence and the potential of your proposed research programme, regardless of gender, ethnicity or other personal characteristics, beliefs and backgrounds.
Appointments can be made at any level (Tenure Track or Tenure) depending on experience. For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our web site http://jobs.earlham.ac.uk/ or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference 1003834. It is proposed that initial interviews will take place at the end of February/early March 2020.
We strongly encourage applications from women and ethnic minorities, and we welcome applications from candidates seeking full-time, part-time or other flexible working arrangements.
The closing date for applications will be Friday 31 January 2020.