Chair in Synthetic Genomics

The University of Manchester - School of Chemistry

Closing Date : 22/01/2017.
Employment Type : Permanent.
Duration : available from 1 April 2017.
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering.
School/Directorate : School of Chemistry.
Hours Per week : Full time.
Salary : Professorial salary scale.
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester.
Job Reference : S&E-09396.

We are seeking to appoint to a new chair in Synthetic Genomics, based in the world-renowned interdisciplinary Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB) and School of Chemistry at The University of Manchester. Candidates must be internationally leading scientists with an appropriate level of academic achievement in relevant fields. This is a high-profile role for which a vigorous research programme is expected. We are seeking individuals with a strong commitment to developing both individual and team-based research programmes - a distinguishing feature of MIB and wider University research strategy.

We also expect the appointee to provide academic leadership to colleagues within the MIB, School of Chemistry and the broader University. To succeed, you will need to have an outstanding track record of published research and a demonstrated ability to lead. A strong track record in the supervision of doctoral/postgraduate students and an ability to secure major competitive grant funding is expected.

The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CV's or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Nigel Scrutton


Tel: 0161 306 5152

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

Date of external posting: Thursday 22 December 2017

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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