Lectureship in Bacteriology

Birkbeck, University of London - Institute of Structural Molecular Biology

Purpose and Main Duties
The Institute for Structural and Molecular Biology (ISMB) is seeking applications to fill a lectureship in the area of Bacteriology. We are particularly interested (but not limited to) in recruiting an outstanding individual capable of developing world-class, interdisciplinary research in the biology of complex molecular nanomachines involved in bacterial pathogenesis. We are especially interested in expertise with systems that are amenable to in vitro reconstitution, and functional analysis using a range of biochemical and cellular approaches, with potential for antimicrobial drug development.

Candidate Requirements
Successful candidates should have a PhD in a subject related area and have a demonstrated capability to initiate and conduct leading-edge research, enthusiasm for teaching and the determination to make a positive impact as part of a team. The post-holder will be expected to make an appropriate contribution to the affiliated departments’ portfolios of graduate and undergraduate teaching.

About the Department
The ISMB (www.ismb.lon.ac.uk) is a centre of excellence, which jointly consists of the Department of Biological Sciences at Birkbeck College and the Research Department of Structural & Molecular Biology at University College London (UCL). The Institute provides a scientific environment conducive to world-class research in the field of biomolecular science. Work at the Institute seeks to integrate the cell and molecular biosciences to investigate the molecular basis of human diseases.

Further Information

Salary: Half the post will be based at each institution (Birkbeck College and UCL). The salary scale (on Grade 8) averaged between the two is between £43,332 and £51,062 inclusive of London weighting.

This post is full time, 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE) and open-ended. Half the post will be based at each institution, 0.5 FTE at Birkbeck College and 0.5 FTE at UCL. Applications for a part-time role will also be considered. The salary quoted above is on the College's London Pay Scale and includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area. The initial salary will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. The appointment is subject to a probationary period of 3 years. Birkbeck also provides a generous defined benefit pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and other great benefits.

Interviews will be held on 8 February 2018.

For further information on this opportunity contact Professor Gabriel Waksman [g.waksman@bbk.ac.uk]. A link to the PDF document containing the job description and person specification can be found on the university's website, accessed by pressing the apply button below.

Birkbeck welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and membership of WISE, operating the Disability Confident and Mindful Employer schemes, is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and is working towards the Race Equality Charter Mark.

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