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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Molecular Biosciences

University of Kent - School of Biosciences

Location: Canterbury
Salary: £33,518 to £56,950 per annum (grade 7, 8, 9).
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 17th August 2018
Closes: 30th September 2018
Job Ref: STM0887

We are seeking to appoint 2 new members of academic staff at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level. In each case, we expect the appointee to conduct internationally-leading research activities and provide quality teaching to both undergraduate and postgraduate students within the School of Biosciences.

The School has a collegiate atmosphere with around 40 academic staff and Research Fellows, and its critical mass and excellence are focused on a number of core research themes, namely: Industrial Biotechnology, Infection and drug resistance, Cancer and age-related diseases, Cellular architecture and dynamics and Reproduction, evolution and genomics.

As a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Molecular Biosciences you will:

  • Establish and sustain a vibrant, well-funded research group within the School of Biosciences to secure external research funding through research, enterprise grants or contracts to support a well-defined research agenda, which will deliver outputs of international excellence.
  • Contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the School, undertaking academic duties such as the setting of examination papers, marking, invigilation and pastoral support of students, so as to sustain the delivery of high quality teaching.
  • Undertake such specific school roles and management functions as may be reasonably required by the Head of School; attending School meetings, participating in other committees and working groups within the School, the Faculty and the University to which the post holder is appointed or elected.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have a PhD degree in biology or chemistry related subject.
  • Be able to demonstrate an international presence in your field of research and have a recent publication record in high impact, peer-reviewed journals.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of current research drivers in your area of expertise and national/international funding sources available.

The School of Biosciences is a welcoming and diverse environment that has been recognised with a Bronze Athena SWAN award. We are keen to enhance the balanced, inclusive and diverse nature of the community within the School and would particularly encourage female candidates to apply for this post.

Start date for applications: 17th August 2018

Closing date for applications: 30th September 2018

Interviews are to be held: 8th November 2018

Please press the apply button above to go to the university's website where you can view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on quoting ref number: STM0887.

If you would like to discuss the post on an informal basis please contact Dr Tobias von der Haar, Director of Research at, or Professor Colin Robinson, Head of School at

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

If you are invited for an interview, we will request references for you at that stage.

No agencies, thank you.

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