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Lecturer, Senior Lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences

University of Essex - School of Biological Sciences

Location: Colchester
Salary: £40,793 to £58,090 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 17th April 2019
Closes: 26th May 2019
Job Ref: REQ02582


The School of Biological Sciences is seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer (SL) or Lecturer to strengthen our research in human cell & molecular biology or (epi)genetics with relevance to processes such as cell signalling that impact on diseases such as cancer. This appointment will bring relevant experience in order to help raise research performance in these sub-disciplines. The appointee would be embedded in either Protein Structure and Mechanisms of Disease Group or Genomics and Computational Biology Group, depending on research fit. 

Duties of the Post

For either grade, the postholder will be required to conduct internationally excellent research and demonstrate this through publications in high quality peer-reviewed journals and other outlets. The postholder will be expected to develop and execute a strategy for raising research income to sustain an active, internationally competitive research programme including developing a network of national and international collaborations. As part of the School's research-led teaching ethos, the postholder will be expected to develop innovative learning materials, teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level and supervise PhD students in biochemistry, genetics, cell and molecular biology. The postholder should expect to be assigned administrative duties from time to time as requested by the Head of School or his/her nominee.

In addition for ASER Grade 10 Senior Lecturer, the duties will include providing active leadership in working with colleagues to raise further research income and publication profiles, develop contacts with non-academic stakeholders, in particular industry, and mentoring early career researchers. On education, the postholder would be expected to lead the Cancer Biology MSc course and to take an active role in developing PGT courses for overseas markets.

£40,793 - £48,676 per annum (Lecturer); £51,630 - £58,090 per annum (Senior Lecturer) 

Qualifications/Skills Required

The postholder will have a PhD in a relevant discipline and a track record of research at postdoctoral level in of the relevant Life Sciences. Applicants will be required to demonstrate how their experience complements and extends the relevant research in the School and provide evidence of successful collaborative research with colleagues in their home institution and a network of researchers nationally and/or internationally. Expected start date 01 August 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

In addition, for ASER Grade 10 Senior Lecturer, the post holder will have several years' of successful research and teaching experience as Lecturer (or equivalent) as well as a sustained record of effectiveness in education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, incorporating the organisation, leadership and/ or management of specific aspects of provision.

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