Lectureship in Biomedical Sciences

University of Southampton - Academic

Location: Highfield Campus

Interview Date: See advert

We are investing in Excellence.

The University of Southampton is one of the top 15 research intensive universities in the UK. To build on our research and education success to date, the Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences is inviting applications for an academic position within Biological Sciences (www.southampton.ac.uk/biosci). This is part of an exciting expansion programme in Biological Sciences that has been taking place over the past 3 years.

We wish to appoint an outstanding person, whose research fits within the broad theme of biomedical sciences. Your research may complement our existing research strengths in cell and developmental biology, molecular biology, neuroscience, microbiology, cell signalling, or the molecular basis of disease, but all strong candidates are encouraged to apply. Our research goals are to better understand the fundamental properties of biomolecular and cellular processes, and apply this knowledge to physiological systems and disease states. In teaching, you will also be expected to make a contribution to our Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, or Neuroscience degree programmes.

For this position, you will join Biological Sciences, which is at the hub of interdisciplinary initiatives through its engagement with the Institute for Life Sciences (IfLS, www.southampton.ac.uk/ifls). You will be encouraged to pursue collaborative multidisciplinary research with other groups across the university, especially within the Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences (Ocean & Earth Science, Chemistry).

You should demonstrate:

evidence of distinction in research through high-quality publications;

ability or potential to obtain peer-reviewed funding in your research area;

ability or potential for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, thereby contributing to the programmes run by Biological Sciences.

Potential applicants who wish to discuss the post are welcome to contact Professor Keith Jones (Head of Biological Sciences, K.T.Jones@soton.ac.uk).

Interviews will take place in Southampton on 24th and 25th January 2017, and shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews on both days.

You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The vacancy will close at midnight on the closing date as shown above. If you need any assistance, please contact Maxine Parker on +44 (0) 23 8059 3784. Please quote vacancy reference number 805616BJ on all correspondence.

Equal opportunities and benefits

The University of Southampton and Biological Sciences both hold an Athena Swan Bronze Award, demonstrating their commitment to provide equal opportunities and to advance the representation of women in STEMM subjects: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. Biological Sciences is able to provide flexible working opportunities in a part-time or job share capacity and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break.

The University has a generous maternity policy and onsite childcare facilities, and employees are able to participate in the childcare vouchers scheme. Other benefits include state-of-the-art on-campus sports, arts and culture facilities, a full programme of events and a range of staff discounts.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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