Associate Professor/Professor in Microbiology (Teaching and Research)

Nottingham Trent University - College of Science and Technology

Location: Clifton Campus

We are looking for a full Professor or Associate Professor of Microbiology to contribute to research in the Department of Biosciences in the area of human microbiome research with clinical applications. You will provide research leadership for the pathogen research group, which has strengths in host-pathogen interactions, microbial genomics, the evolution of pathogenesis, antimicrobial resistance & novel antimicrobials. Your clinically aligned microbiome research will also complement and support wider activities within the School including metabolic disease, cancer and Sport Sciences. We offer a highly collaborative, cross-disciplinary environment, some start-up funding and excellent research facilities.

This is an exciting opportunity to help shape developments in research and teaching within Biosciences, which is the largest department in the School of Science and Technology. You will work within our rapidly evolving Clifton Campus, a multi-award-winning greenfield site with inspiring facilities. Within the School, there are state of the art facilities including next generation sequencing and high performance computing which are available to all researchers. We recently opened an interdisciplinary science and technology building, with state of the art bioscience research and teaching labs at Clifton. A medical technology innovation facility and a building for engineering are due for completion in 2019.

Nottingham Trent University is currently the University of the Year (Times Higher Education Awards) and the Modern University of the Year (Good University Guide). It is renowned for innovative research with strong links to industry and its excellent teaching that shape lives and society. Research in biosciences contributed to the Queens Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, awarded to the University in 2015. Biosciences has a long tradition for high quality research in terms of outputs, funding income, and international impact. We also pride ourselves on our excellent teaching, which aims to be innovative and relevant as noted by the TEF gold award and consistently excellent scores in the National Student Survey. You can find out more about our research at

Ideally, we would appoint a full Professor (Band 1-3) but will also consider an Associate Professor appointment, as defined in the job descriptions. Please apply on-line, submitting a statement of achievement (for Professor or Associate Professor) from the given template along with your combined CV and covering letter. Please refer to how you fit the person specification in your covering letter.

Closing date: 28th January 2018

1st stage interview date: TBC

2nd stage interview date: TBC

For any specific queries in relation to this position please contact:

Professor Philip McTernan, Head of Biosciences +44 (0)115 848 3477 or 

Professor Sergio Rutella, Professor of Cancer Immunotherapy, Biosciences Research Lead +44 (0) 115 848 3205 or 

Professor Ellen Billett, Biomedical Sciences Research Unit Coordinator, on +44 (0)115 848 6356 or

Further application details are available at If you require documentation in alternative formats (e.g. Braille, large print) please contact us at

Applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered alongside other applications. For further information on this please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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