Back to search results

Lecturer/Reader/Professor (One Faculty Position in Experimental Biophysics/Biophotonics) - AC2257MR

University of St Andrews - School of Physics and Astronomy

Location: St Andrews
Salary: See advert text for details
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 23rd February 2021
Closes: 30th April 2021
Job Ref: 289326

Lecturer salary: £41,526 - £51,034 per annum, Reader salary: £52,559 - £59,135 per annum, Professor salary: by negotiation

Start: As soon as possible

The School of Physics & Astronomy is seeking to recruit a Lecturer, Reader or Professor in biophotonics or biophysics. The School is internationally recognised for its research ( ), in particular including the field of photonics and its application to biology and medicine. This has led to the recently formed Centre of Biophotonics, and the Mackenzie Institute for Early Diagnosis ( and which both provide excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary research between Schools at the University. The successful applicant will develop and lead a research programme in experimental biophysics or biophotonics.

Applicants should have a strong track record in research creativity, and present a clear vision of how they will develop a research programme that expands and complements our existing research strengths. The level of appointment will depend on experience. Applicants with well-established research portfolios, together with a proven ability to secure research funding and establish national and international collaborations will be considered for Reader/Professor positions.

Applications are particularly welcome from those with a commitment to the School and University's aspirations towards equality, diversity and inclusivity. The School has Juno Champion status, which recognises physics departments who take action to embed better working practices for all staff and to address the under-representation of women in UK and Irish universities, and holds an Athena Swan Silver award. The University Strategy has “Diverse St Andrews” as one of its key themes and acknowledges an institutional priority towards greater racial and ethnic diversity. The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, demonstrated by its Gender and Race Equality Charters and Athena SWAN award for women in science, HR Excellence in Research Award and the LGBT Charter. For more information, please see, and

Applications should include:

A covering letter indicating the level of appointment sought by the applicant (though the selection committee will not be bound by this indication)

A full curriculum vitae including a list of refereed publications, key conference contributions and contact details for three referees

A further document of not more than six pages in total that will include

- A list of research achievements to date (One to two pages)

- A list of their four most significant scientific publications with a summary statement of their originality and significance (one page)

- A statement of the applicant’s vision for their research at St Andrews (one to two pages)

- A statement of the applicant’s teaching philosophy (one page)

- A statement addressing past and/or potential future contributions to equality, diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and/or service.

Informal enquiries are welcome, and should be addressed to Professor Ian Bonnell (, Professor Kishan Dholakia (, Professor Peter Wahl (, or Dr Janet Lovett, (

Please quote ref: AC2257MR

Closing Date: 30 April 2021

Further Particulars: AC2257MR FPs.doc

We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback
Advert information

Type / Role:

Subject Area(s):


Job tools
More jobs from University of St Andrews

Show all jobs for this employer …

More jobs like this
Join in and follow us

Browser Upgrade Recommended has been optimised for the latest browsers.

For the best user experience, we recommend viewing on one of the following:

Google Chrome Firefox Microsoft Edge