Associate Professor/ Reader in Microbiology and Infection (79193-048)

University of Warwick - Warwick Medical School - Biomedical Sciences

Salary: £49,149 - £56,950 per annum for Associate Professor
£49,149 - £60,410 per annum for Reader

We are seeking an Associate Professor/Reader to join Warwick Medical School’s Division of Biomedical Sciences, which has a vision to conduct world-class research in microbiology and infection.

We are tackling fundamental questions in microbiology and infection by bringing together a unique combination of experimental and bioinformatics researchers. Our research spans detailed questions on individual gene regulation in specific species, population structure and evolution of pathogen bacteria, the development of new antimicrobials and how pathogens interact with their host.

Our work is supported by state-of-the-art computational infrastructure (including the MRC CLIMB and BBSRC Enterobase microbial bioinformatics projects), next generation sequencing platforms (MiSeq and NextSeq), advanced proteomics, super resolution and single molecule imaging, cryo-electron microscopy alongside tissue culture, zebrafish and mouse facilities.

The Division further benefits from a thriving and dynamic research community that is reinforced by our MRC Doctoral Training Partnership and Warwick-A*STAR Singapore PhD programme – both of which have molecular microbiology as a central theme. Interdisciplinary research focused on biomedical science is welcome, supported by good opportunities for productive collaboration with other research groups in the faculty of Science (e.g. Life Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics etc.)

We are eager to hear from candidates working on all areas of microbiology including fundamental biology, host-pathogen interactions, innate immunity, structural and computational approaches. You should have an outstanding scientific reputation including first class publications, external funding in supporting a significant research group through external funding streams and having trained early career researchers. This post will come with a competitive relocation and start up package.

The candidate is also expected to contribute to postgraduate supervision and teaching, development of innovative undergraduate programmes and interdisciplinary science.

Potential candidates are encouraged to make informal contact with the Head of Division, Prof Andrew McAinsh (

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role can be found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick’s jobs pages. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button below.

To be considered, please fill out the online application, including a curriculum vitae, the names of three expert referees and a two page statement describing an ambitious research programme in Microbiology and Infection.

Warwick is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from international candidates.

Further information

Tel: +44 (0)24 765239913


Twitter: @BMSatWarwick

Closing date: 4 May 2018

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button below.

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