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Lecturer (B) in Chronobiology

University of Surrey - School of Biosciences & Medicine

Location: Guildford
Salary: £41,526 to £46,718 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 2nd September 2021
Closes: 29th September 2021
Job Ref: 053121

The University of Surrey is an international university with a world-class teaching and research profile, and an enterprising spirit. Inventive and forward thinking, our heritage shows a recurring theme of doing things differently – and achieving notable results. For example, we have won four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes and were awarded Gold for our Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) submission. As a result of our strategic plan and future vision, the School of Biosciences and Medicine in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is continuing to invest in Chronobiology research and teaching, and is now recruiting a highly motivated person to a Lectureship in Chronobiology to continue to add to the successes of Chronobiology research at the University.

This new lectureship constitutes an important addition to the Section of Chronobiology, in the Department of Biochemical Sciences, one of four departments in the School that is home to 85 academic staff in total. In the most recent UK Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), the School was ranked eighth out of 94 institutions in the Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing, and Pharmacy category.  Chronobiology is a discipline which complements most aspects of research within the School. Our current research covers all aspects of biological timing (ultradian, circadian and seasonal rhythms) in a range of models, particularly clinical studies in humans and (transgenic) rodent models. How these rhythms link to physiology (e.g. metabolic pathways, immune cell trafficking, cardiac rhythms), behaviour and health (e.g. rest/activity, dietary patterns, metabolic disease) are current focusses. Our research is underpinned by excellent modern clinical and basic research facilities.   We are now seeking new talent to complement our existing strengths and bring their own expertise and excellence to help deliver future research success. This lectureship is designed to enable a high potential early career academic to take the next step in their independent research career, supported with a start-up fund to resource a PhD studentship.

Successful applicants will have a PhD in a relevant subject, bring a record of achievement in diverse areas of research and be capable of forging appropriate networks locally, nationally and internationally.  Once at Surrey, you will be part of a collaborative team applying for, and obtaining external funding, enabling high quality publications and impact. You will also contribute to our student experience, teaching aspects of chronobiology and related subjects, such as physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology along with supervision of doctoral level research.

In return, we offer an energetic and forward-thinking working environment with access to a variety of staff development opportunities. You will receive a competitive salary and a generous annual leave entitlement, USS pension scheme, a tax-free relocation package and discounted membership to the Surrey Sports Park. The University is easily accessible by road and rail and is a short distance from both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Debra J. Skene, Section Lead Chronobiology, by email (  For details on the benefits of working with us, and to apply on-line please visit our website.

We acknowledge, understand and embrace diversity and the School of Biosciences and Medicine is proud to be the recipient of the Equality Challenge Unit Athena SWAN Silver award.

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