University of Southampton (Soton)

Lecturer/Associate Professor

University of Southampton (Soton)

Southampton, United Kingdom


School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton.

Faculty Position in Biological Sciences/Biosciences

Develop an international reputation in your research field with a world-leading University. There are over 400 life scientists at the research-intensive University of Southampton (ranked 8th in the UK). The School of Biological Sciences is integral to the University’s interdisciplinary life sciences with interests spanning ecology and evolution to biomedical sciences and core strengths in cellular and molecular biosciences. We have superb facilities for wide-ranging experimental approaches including world-class proteomics, imaging and licensed environmentally controlled rooms. We are highly collaborative, host the National Biofilms Innovation Centre and work with the Schools of Geography and Environmental Science, Ocean and Earth Science, the National Oceanography Centre Southampton, the Faculty of Medicine and the newly established Centre for Cancer Immunology. We deliver innovative research-led education (1st amongst the Russell Group for student satisfaction in Biological Sciences, 2019 and 2020, Guardian League Tables for Biological Sciences within the Russell Group).

As part of our phased recruitment to five new positions, we are seeking outstanding candidates for the following two positions:

Lecturer/Associate Professor in Molecular Bioscience or Molecular Immunology (Salary: £39152 – £64145). You will have an exciting opportunity to build a long-term programme that complements existing strengths within the School of Biological Sciences. You will have a growing international profile in molecular immunology (broadly interpreted). Examples of suitable specialities include but are not restricted to: immunology, infection, virology, glycobiology, neuroimmunology or cancer immunology. While the successful applicant would be expected to have a research and teaching interest in immunology and/or infection, there will be scope to refine the post title to reflect the sub-speciality of the successful applicant.

Closing Date: 10th February 2020

Interviews will take place in Southampton on 25 and 26 February 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview on both days.

For further details about the post you are invited to contact the Head of School, Professor Lindy Holden-Dye 44 (0) 238 059 9006 or Professor Max Crispin 44 (0) 238 059 4268.

Strong applicants for should demonstrate:

  • a doctorate and postdoctoral experience in a relevant discipline
  • ability or potential to obtain peer-reviewed funding
  • evidence of distinction in research through high-quality publications
  • ability or potential for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching

The School of Biological Sciences holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. We value diversity and equality and recognise that employees may wish to have working patterns that fit with their caring responsibilities or work-life balance. Due consideration will be given to applicants who have had career breaks for reasons including maternity, paternity or adoption leave, disability or illness.

Application procedure:

Please state in your application whether you are applying for the Lectureship or the Associate Professorship. Please include details for up to three referees, your full CV, your publication list and a 500-word research plan.

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above.

Contact details: Professor Lindy Holden-Dye 44 (0) 238 059 9006 or Professor Max Crispin 44 (0) 238 059 4268.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.