Imperial College London (ICL)

Lecturers/Senior Lecturers

Imperial College London (ICL)

London, United Kingdom

Lecturers/Senior Lecturers

Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences



Lecturer: £52,908 – £65,620 per annum

Senior Lecturer: £62,858 – £65,620 per annum


Location: South Kensington and/or Silwood Park Campus



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.

The Department of Life Sciences is seeking applications for up to eight academic staff positions (tenure track where appropriate) starting in the 2019-20 academic year. The positions are open to candidates at all levels of seniority whose research and teaching interests are focused on seeking solutions for industrial and global challenges across the full breadth of Life Sciences. Appointees are expected to broaden the Department’s research capabilities, while complementing our existing strengths.


Their work may fall at any level within the Life Sciences, from molecules to global ecosystems, and will develop new science to solve applied challenges. Possible areas include, but are not restricted to, aging, agritech, applied ecology and evolution, antimicrobial resistance, synthetic biology, and theoretical systems and data analysis approaches. It may be possible for a position to be a joint appointment with the Grantham Institute, which focuses on climate change and the 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 the following fields (but NOT limited to): aging, agritech, applied ecology and evolution, antimicrobial resistance, synthetic biology, and theoretical systems and data analysis approaches
  • 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


Informal enquiries may be made to: Professor Anne Dell, (Head of Department; or Professor Bernadette Byrne (Chair, Appointments Committee);

Closing Date: 24 June 2019 (midnight BST)

Please note that we are seeking applications for Chair, Reader, Senior Lecturer and Lecturer levels (the level of the appointment will depend on qualifications and experience). The location may be at South Kensington and/or Silwood Park


Please complete and submit your application online via our website at, quoting reference number NAT00452

To apply for another level, search by the job reference listed below:

Reader / Chair – Reference: NAT00454

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see


The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level.


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

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