Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Synthetic Biology
Department of Life Science, Imperial College London
£56,321 – £66,700 plus benefits
The Department of Life Sciences is seeking applications for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer level position starting in the 2019-20 academic year. To be successful in this post, you will be an excellent scientist with a proven track record in the rational engineering of prokaryotic or eukaryotic organisms for useful applications, or the development of methods and approaches that enable new capabilities in the engineering of biological systems. Established links with industry would be an advantage. You should also be enthusiastic about student focused teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
You will benefit from the very active Synthetic Biology environment which incorporates the Imperial College Centre for Synthetic Biology, SynbiCITE, a pioneering innovation and knowledge centre dedicated to promoting the adoption and use of synthetic biology in industry, and the London DNA BioFoundry which provides state-of-the-art robotic equipment enabling automated end-to-end design, construction and validation of complex genetic systems.
The Department of Life Sciences was the top ranked university department in the UK for research intensity in Biological Sciences in REF2014 (Times Higher Education), scoring 100% on our environment.
We especially welcome applicants who are female or from other under-represented groups.
Duties and responsibilities
• Undertake original research at a high international standard in Synthetic Biology
• Publish the results of this research in internationally recognised peer reviewed journals
• Obtain external funding to support the research from Government Research Councils, Charity, Industry and other national and international funding agencies
• Contribute to teaching and examination on appropriate courses of the undergraduate Biochemistry and Biological Sciences degree streams and Masters Programmes within the Department of Life Sciences
• Supervise Masters and PhD research students
• To undertake appropriate administrative tasks as directed by the Head of Department
• To undertake necessary training and/or development
• You should hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Life Sciences or a related discipline
• A proven track record in conducting high quality independent research, as evidenced by high quality publications in peer reviewed journals
• Experience of training Undergraduate and Postgraduate students
• Experience of preparing grant applications for submission
• Experience of developing skills in leading, motivating, developing and managing the performance of colleagues
• An effective communicator, conveying ideas and concepts clearly and effectively to a range of audiences through a variety of methods and media
• An ability to raise significant research funding from a variety of sources, commensurate with your career stage
Summary of the levels:
Lecturer – The appointee will be able to demonstrate their ability to produce independent research and will have developed the skills to take a more active role in teaching and supervision.
Senior Lecturer – The appointee will have extensive professional experience and will be able to demonstrate a reputation in their field based on their achievements in research and teaching. The appointee will be expected to demonstrate their independence through their body of original research work and record of teaching impact.
Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.
To apply please visit https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/description/NAT00589/lecturer-senior-lecturer-synthetic-biology
Closing date: 11th December 2019