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Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer

University of Birmingham - School of Biosciences

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £40,792 to £58,089
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 9th April 2019
Closes: 3rd June 2019
Job Ref: 55502

Informal enquiries may be made to Robin May ( or Alan McNally (

The Institute of Microbiology and Infection (IMI) at the University of Birmingham, UK, is seeking to appoint one or more individuals at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level. 

Applicants will be expected to have a strong research background in one or more of the IMI strategic areas of Antimicrobial Resistance, Host-Pathogen Interactions or Microbial Genomics.  We would be particularly interested to hear from individuals with expertise in one or more of the following areas: eukaryotic pathogen genomics, zebrafish models of infection, cell biology of host-pathogen interactions, or the advanced imaging of bacterial/fungal cells. 

The Institute of Microbiology and Infection draws together the largest groups of academic microbiologists in the UK. Our staff are expert microbiologists, immunologists, biochemists and chemists, with technical expertise in fungal and bacterial pathogens, next generation sequencing, genomics, proteomics, molecular and structural biology, biotechnology and modelling.

The Institute is supported by state-of-the-art facilities for genomics, mass-spectrometry, imaging and animal work, as well as major national funding investments in doctoral training centres, bioinformatics and computational biology.

Summary of role

The appointed candidate will drive an exciting and internationally-recognised programme of research, supported by a portfolio of independent funding and evidenced by strong primary publications.  They will be expected to contribute to the full breadth of research activity within IMI and the University as a whole, and clear evidence of a commitment to collaboration and the wider research community will be essential.

They will be expected to contribute research-led teaching to relevant undergraduate and postgraduate modules, including our leading MSc programmes and national and international teaching opportunities with our strategic partners overseas.  The will engage with management and administration duties commensurate with those of other principal investigators within the Institute and dependent on their own area of expertise. 

Person Specification

Normally, a higher degree relevant to the research/teaching area (usually PhD) or equivalent qualifications.

An excellent national reputation and a developing international profile through significant original research work and a clear record of impact.

An excellent teaching profile and performance in terms of both impact and quality.  The teaching quality demonstrated to be informed by an appropriate level of scholarship.

Demonstrated significant achievement in management and administration-related activities, which may include leadership of activities/initiatives.

The University of Birmingham is a family-friendly employer with childcare facilities on campus and we welcome enquiries about flexible or part-time working.

Closing date: 03.06.2019                                         

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