Head of Department of Functional and Comparative Genomics

University of Liverpool - Functional and Comparative Genomics

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Institute of Integrative Biology

Closing date for receipt of applications: Mon, 2 Jan 2017 23:30:00 GMT

The University of Liverpool, which is ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutions in the world, is an institution with global reach whose activities are rooted in world-leading research excellence and reflect the dynamics of the knowledge economy. 

The Institute of Integrative Biology (IIB) is one of the 5 research-focused Institutes within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences and lies at the heart of a thriving biomedical science campus in Liverpool. The Institute currently consists of 72 academic staff including 25 Professors. There are 100 staff on fixed-term research contracts, approximately 100 postgraduate students and 28 technical staff. It is administered by 18 professional services staff providing management, financial, research and clerical support to the institute. With a research income of approximately £9.5m annually, the Institute’s scientists deliver ground-breaking research which spans the complete range of biological scales from genes and genetic regulation through proteins, post-translational modification and cellular function to whole organisms, populations and ecosystems. The Institute uses state-of-the-art “omics” technologies to generate large data-sets both within and across these scales and develops new mathematical and computational models to make sure that they can fully exploit these data. Particular emphasis is placed on breaking down disciplinary barriers and on encouraging the development of thematic networks of active research groups, both within IIB, but also extending externally into chemistry, physics, computer science and mathematics on the one hand, and to clinical science, diagnostics and healthcare on the other. 

The IIB now seek to appoint a new Head of the Department of Functional and Comparative Genomics. As a full Professor, the appointee will be expected to conduct his/her own programme of international research, including the regular production of high calibre research outputs; the provision of academic leadership, supervision and mentorship; the ability to secure a high volume of research grants from a range of sources; and the identification and energising of collaborative research activity within the Department, across the University, and externally.

Further, as Head of the Department of Functional and Comparative Genomics, the appointee will act as a proactive and engaged academic and administrative leader for the Department. S/he will be responsible for driving forward the development of the Department through direct and collegial engagement with faculty members; through forging connections within the Department and across the University; and through the management of both the departmental-level administrations and thematic research priorities across the Department.

Informal questions regarding the post should be directed to the University’s appointed advisors, Perrett Laver: online at www.perrettlaver.com/candidates, quoting reference number 2607, or by contacting Nataliya Mykhalchenko via Nataliya.Mykhalchenko@perrettlaver.com or +44 (0) 20 7340 6237.

The salary will be competitive and will be made on an appropriate point on the professorial academic pay scale, commensurate with experience. The position will be based in Liverpool, UK.

The deadline for applications for this position is Friday 6th January. Applications will be considered by the Selection Committee and shortlisted candidates will subsequently be invited to visit the Campus. Prior to interview, applicants will be invited to give a presentation, meet with a range of Faculty members, and observe the Campus facilities. It is anticipated that formal interviews will subsequently take place on 23rd February 2017, at which point selection of the preferred candidates will take place.

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