Lectureship in Plant Biology

University of York - Biology

The Department of Biology at the University of York wishes to appoint an outstanding Lecturer in Plant Biology. We welcome applications from those in established positions, as well as individuals holding Independent Fellowships wishing to take up a proleptic lectureship.

Your research interests will complement our existing strengths, and your work could include cell signalling and development, molecular genetics and genomics, natural product biochemistry and metabolic engineering, which can also incorporate synthetic biology and molecular approaches to crop improvement. You will not be expected to undertake a full teaching and administrative load for the first two years, in order to establish a research base. The University of York seeks to ensure that research potential is maximised and our highly rated teaching quality and learning experience is maintained.

Research and teaching in the vibrant Department of Biology is of international excellence and global strategic importance. Plant Biology is a major area of strength within the Department, spanning from ecology to cell signalling, with expertise in developmental biology, modelling, physiology, biochemical genetics, genomics and metabolic engineering. You will join current staff with a mixed portfolio of funding, including UK research councils and charities, EU, overseas charities, governments and industry. There is a strong mix of basic and strategic research and we are ranked among the top ten UK departments for research excellence and 1st for impact outside of academia.

You will develop independent and creative research supported by successful grant writing and external funding. You will carry out individual and collaborative research, actively participate in research supervision, management and administration contributing to successful research outputs. You will also contribute to our undergraduate teaching by designing, developing, managing and delivering first-class teaching.

Skills, experience and qualifications

You will have a PhD or equivalent, a successful Postdoctoral career with an excellent publication record and the ability to demonstrate a strong track record and will be supported to emerge as outstanding and internationally competitive. We also seek a strong teaching and learning commitment where you will have either experience and knowledge of a range of teaching techniques or the willingness to complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice. We seek to appoint an individual with the ability to drive internationally competitive research using cutting edge techniques and methodologies.

In complementing our strengths, you will have access to the Centre for Novel Agricultural Products (CNAP), which provides a focal point for strategic research. Additionally, there is access to the York Environmental Sustainability Institute (YESI), and the York Centre for Complex Systems Analysis (YCCSA), which together provide interdisciplinarity with like-minded departments on campus to examine systems-level problems.

Candidates are invited to contact Prof. Seth J. Davis (Chair of Plant Biology, seth.davis@york.ac.uk) or Prof. Katherine Denby (N8 Agrifood Resilience Programme Director, katherine.denby@york.ac.uk) for a confidential informal discussion pre-application.

The post is available full-time, on an open contract basis.

For further information and to apply on-line, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

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