Imperial College London (ICL)

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer – MRC Centre for Molecular Bacteriology and Infection (CMBI)

Imperial College London (ICL)

London, United Kingdom

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer – MRC Centre for Molecular Bacteriology and Infection (CMBI)

Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences


Lecturer: £52,908 – £65,620 p.a.

Senior Lecturer: £62,858 – £65,620 p.a.

Location: South Kensington Campus, London

The Department of Life Sciences seeks to appoint a candidate with expertise in relevant areas of bacterial pathogenesis and/or host-pathogen interactions. The post holder will be affiliated with the MRC Centre for Molecular Bacteriology and Infection (MRC-CMBI), which is located at the South Kensington Campus.

The MRC Centre for Molecular Bacteriology and Infection (CMBI) is a cross-faculty, multidisciplinary research Centre comprising over 70 academic and postdoctoral research staff and 35 postgraduate students. Established in 2012 through funding from the Medical Research Council and Imperial College, the Centre has a unique focus on pathogenesis of, and immunity to, disease-causing bacteria. It represents one of the largest grouping of scientists and clinicians in the UK working on bacterial infection biology.

The overall goals of the CMBI are to understand molecular mechanisms underlying bacterial infection, antimicrobial resistance and immunity, and to translate this information into novel strategies for preventing and treating disease. The CMBI brings together researchers from across the Faculties of Natural Sciences and Medicine.

In this role post, you will thus contribute to the academic mission of the Department of Life Sciences and further develop and promote the College’s work in bacterial pathogenesis, antimicrobial resistance and/or host-pathogen interactions. In addition, you will be required to contribute to teaching and administration within the Department.

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 Molecular Microbiology, bacterial infection and pathogenesis including antimicrobial resistance
  • 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 Biology degree streams within the Department of Life Sciences
  • Supervise MPhil/PhD research students
  • To undertake appropriate administrative tasks as directed by the Head of Department
  • To undertake necessary training and/or development

Essential requirements

  • 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


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 either teaching or research. The appointee will be expected to demonstrate their independence through their body of original research work or record of teaching impact.

Further information

Candidates are required to complete an online application via our website at – job reference NAT00460.

Informal enquiries may be made to: Professor Anne Dell, (Head of Department;

Closing Date: 24 June 2019 (midnight BST)

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