Chair in Microbiology

University of York - Department of Biology

The Department of Biology at the University of York has a strong track record in Microbiology research and teaching, with strengths in Industrial biotechnology, molecular microbiology and a thriving interdisciplinary community interested in antimicrobial resistance. We are committed to further strengthening our expertise in this important and exciting discipline. We are therefore currently seeking to appoint two independent positions in the Department of Biology this Chair and an additional Lectureship. For the Chair, we are seeking an outstanding individual whose research interests at the cell, molecular, organismal or population level, will complement and deepen existing strengths and expertise both within the Department of Biology and across the University. Please see

You will be an internationally recognised expert in their field, with an excellent publication record in the highest impact journals, proven leadership and a proven ability to obtain external grant support.

Key Requirements:

  • PhD in Microbiology or relevant science discipline
  • Substantial publication record in leading peer reviewed journals
  • Significant and sustained success in accessing research grants and other external funding
  • Experience of and commitment to teaching and learning
  • Demonstrable capacity for creative thinking and planning
  • Substantial recent publication record in leading peer-reviewed journal
  • Evidence of national and/or international collaboration

You will also be expected to participate in research supervision, management and administration as appropriate and should be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to the promotion of teaching and learning.

Salary will be commensurate with experience current minimum professorial salary £62,585

Candidates are invited to contact Professor Ian Graham, Head, Department of Biology ( or Professor Jennifer Potts ( for a confidential informal discussion pre-application.

The closing date is: 2 October 2017

Interviews: Please see candidate brief for further details

The University of York is committed to promoting equality and diversity. The Department of Biology holds an Athena SWAN Gold Award recognising our commitment to promoting gender equality                       

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