Professor of Systems Biology

University of Surrey - FHMS, Department of Microbial Sciences

The Department of Microbial Sciences at the University of Surrey is recruiting an exceptional individual to the following academic position:

Professor of Molecular Systems Biology

The position will be within the Systems Biology section in the Department of Microbial Sciences, part of the School of Biosciences and Medicine in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. Having a strong record in interdisciplinary research, the Faculty is committed to providing an open and creative research environment that enables ground-breaking discoveries for health and society.  Areas of research strength within the School include clinical medicine and ageing, bacteriology, nutritional sciences, oncology, molecular & synthetic biology, immunology and virology.

Our ideal candidate will combine quantitative, theoretical and experimental approaches to address fundamental questions in the life sciences. Candidates with research interests aligned with current research in the section, e.g. furthering our understanding of molecular interaction networks, are particularly sought. Research in the section includes metabolic modelling and engineering, basic and applied synthetic biology, RNA biology, stochastic process analysis, data mining and machine learning.

The candidate will be expected to evidence an outstanding track record of achievement in scholarship and research, and have a clear strategy to attract and secure significant research funding. The candidate will also be required to contribute to teachingat both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Besides a vibrant and forward thinking working environment on a leafy campus close to London, we have a campus nursery, leisure facilities and access to a variety of academic and professional development opportunities to help you fulfil yours and your future team’s potential.

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof André Gerber, Section Lead of Systems Biology ( When completing the online application form, please ensure that you include (i) a cover letter, (ii) your CV; (iii) a supporting three-page statement outlining your past accomplishments and future five-year programme of independent research.

Deadline for applications – 10th November 2017. Interview day – 1st December 2017

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