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Senior Lecturer in Host - Microbe Interactions

University of Aberdeen - School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition

Location: Aberdeen
Salary: £51,630 to £58,089
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 27th June 2019
Closes: 8th September 2019
Job Ref: ROW059A

This post represents an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and enthusiastic individual to join a team of staff in the Rowett Institute, School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition. The Rowett Institute is one of the foremost nutrition research institutes in Europe undertaking research to address some of the most important contemporary problems in global nutrition. There is a wide range of research carried out within the Institute, from molecular nutrition through to public health.

Applications are invited for a Senior Lectureship in Host-Microbe Interactions to expand our world-leading expertise in this research area. The post holder will join a very successful team of Rowett scientists who focus on defining the role of the gut in the link between diet and human health, offering a compelling environment given its quality infrastructure. The post holder will play an important role in expanding research activities in the host response to gut microbiome, e.g. the chemical biology and/or immunology behind the gut microbiome and host immune interaction and its importance to diseases such as inflammatory bowel diseases (e.g. Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis). The post holder will also play a leading role in sustaining and expanding our flagship UG and PGT teaching programmes and courses in nutrition.

Candidates should have an outstanding, international competitive track record in published research focused on the host response in the area of Host-Microbiome Interactions and/or Immunology/Chemical Biology. Candidates will hold existing external grant income and have extensive experience with the management of complex international and interdisciplinary projects. Candidates should also have demonstrable experience of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and research student supervision. 

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 8 salary scale (£51,630 - £58,089 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 3 year probation period.

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Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Grant Rae, HR Adviser on +44 (0)1224 437068 or email for further information.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 08 September 2019.

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact:

Professor Peter Morgan, Director of the Rowett Institute, School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Morgan.

Please quote reference number ROW059A on all correspondence

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.

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