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Lecturer/Associate Professor in Molecular and Cellular Bioscience

University of Southampton - Molecular and Cellular biosciences

Location: Southampton
Salary: £39,739 to £65,107
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 29th September 2021
Closes: 30th November 2021
Job Ref: 1513821BJ

Join us and be part of an ambitious new expansion of the School of Biological Sciences. 

Our School takes pride in research that spans microbiology, virology, immunology, glycobiology, structural biology, neuroscience, developmental biology, ecology, evolution, plants and food security with a growing portfolio in systems biology and complex data analytics. We host the prestigious National Biofilms Innovation Centre,  state-of-the-art facilities, the BBSRC SoCoBio Doctoral Training Programme (DTP) and are integral to the Institute for Life Sciences which fosters interdisciplinary research. We deliver fantastic education and consistently lead the Russell Group Universities for student satisfaction (1st 2019, 2nd 2020, 2nd 2021). We have close alliances with the Schools of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Psychology, Health Sciences, Geography and Environmental Sciences, Chemistry and the National Oceanography Centre Southampton and with the Faculty of Medicine including the newly established Centre for Cancer Immunology

As part of a series of a series of 11 new appointments to enhance our research and our research-led education we are making two appointments. Examples of suitable specialities include, but are not restricted to, microbiology, plant sciences, developmental biology, neurobiology, molecular pharmacology, microbiology, immunology, infection biology, virology and glycobiology. 

Strong applicants should demonstrate:

  • A Doctorate And Postdoctoral Experience In A Relevant Discipline
  • Ability To Obtain Peer-Reviewed Funding, Particularly Within The Remit Of The BBSRC
  • Evidence Of Distinction In Research Through High-Quality Publications
  • Ability For Undergraduate And Postgraduate Teaching

These posts are offered on a full-time, permanent basis.

We welcome applicants who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+ and people with disabilities.

Interviews will take place online in January/February 2022. Applicants who are made an offer will be invited to campus. 

What we can offer you  

We are an ambitious and supportive community:  We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion and hold both an institutional and departmental Athena SWAN silver award. We support employees with working patterns that fit their caring responsibilities. We offer a generous holiday allowance and University closure days, subsidised health and fitness facilities and access to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), 

For further details about the post contact the Head of School, Professor Lindy Holden-Dye 44 (0) 2380599006

This vacancy is for Lecturer / Associate Professor, please see the job descriptions showing the different levels of responsibilities and state in your application which Level you wish to be considered for.

Application procedure: Please include details for up to three referees, your full CV, your publication list and a 500-word research plan.

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on 5th November, 2021. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Nash (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email  Please quote reference 1513821BJ on all correspondence.

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