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Lecturer (B) in Molecular Bacteriology

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: 053221

Interview Date: To be confirmed

The University of Surrey is an international University with a world-class teaching and research profile and an enterprising spirit. Our research seeks to address global challenges, drive innovation and deliver real-world impact.  Surrey provides and exceptional teaching environment to inspire and empower our students for personal and professional success. 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, were awarded Gold for our Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) submission and host the UK’s newest accredited School of Veterinary Medicine. 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 infection and immunity, and wishes to appoint a motivated individual to a Lectureship in Molecular Bacteriologyto continue to add to the successes of the School, Faculty and University.

This post constitutes an important addition to the School which houses four departments that are home to over 85 academic staff.  In the most recent UK Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), we were ranked eighth out of 94 institutions in the Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing, and Pharmacy category.  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 new post is designed to enable a high potential career academic to take the next step in their research career, supported with a start-up fund to resource a 3 year PhD studentship.

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences has an ambitious plan to expand the international impact of our One Health research, maximising interdisciplinary research across University Faculties and with University Partners. The first stage of this is to consolidate our existing excellence in One Health research by recruiting a new lecturer in Molecular Bacteriology with a focus on zoonotic bacterial pathogens. The post holder will have a remit to cross disciplinary boundaries through their research portfolios and teaching.

You will demonstrate success at Surrey through applying for and obtaining external funding, through high quality publications and impact, contributing to the teaching of aspects of bacteriology and related subjects, along with supervision of doctoral students.  Successful applicants will have a PhD in a relevant subject and a record of achievement in molecular bacteriology and be capable of forging appropriate networks locally, nationally and internationally.

In return, we offer an energetic and forward-thinking working environment with access to a variety of staff development opportunities.  You will also receive a competitivesalary and a generous annual leave entitlement, USS pension scheme 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 Roberto La Ragione, 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. Further details:

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