Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Living Systems (Education & Research)

University of Exeter - Living Systems Institute

The Living Systems Institute (LSI) is a major new initiative by the University of Exeter designed to promote interdisciplinary research that transcends the boundaries of mathematics, engineering and the biological, medical and physical sciences. Its mission is to analyse living cells and organisms as integrated systems, with the aim of unravelling how diseases disrupt biological processes at the molecular, cellular and organismal level. 

The award winning £52m LSI building was opened in autumn 2016 and currently houses 23 Principal Investigators drawn both from newly recruited staff from leading institutions around the world (https://www.exeter.ac.uk/livingsystems/team/faculty/) and existing University of Exeter staff. 

Whilst our principal criterion is scientific excellence, we are particularly interested in investigators in the areas of behavioural neuroscience and host-microbiome interactions and especially those using non-mammalian model systems. We have outstanding facilities for aquatic organisms in the newly remodelled Aquatic Resources Centre (https://www.exeter.ac.uk/research/marine/facilities/) as well as Drosophila and other invertebrates.  Researchers using computational approaches are also encouraged to apply.

About you

The successful applicants will be established or emerging leaders in their field of research with an international reputation and expertise in any of the natural sciences or mathematics. Although the appointees will be expected to sustain a strong research programme, they will also contribute to our educational programmes and to the overall student experience.

For a Lecturer post you will have:

  • A PhD or equivalent in a relevant field and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in a relevant active field of research
  • A strong record in attracting funding for research, or demonstrate potential to attract such funding
  • An active approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research
  • Enthusiasm for delivering high quality undergraduate programmes
  • Strong connections and funded projects with business and community partners
  • Involvement in projects which develop impact.

For Senior Lecturer, in addition to the above, you will have:

  • A strong potential for research leadership
  • A track record in refereed publications and success in significant grant capture
  • Relationships with external organisations and funders/ and knowledge and experience of key sectors or business challenges

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon

Please ensure you read our Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

For an informal discussion about opportunities within the LSI please contact infolsi@exeter.ac.uk

Interviews are expected to take place in late February 2018.

We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer, an Athena Swan accredited institution and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce

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