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Lecturer / Associate Professor in Advanced Cell Biology

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: 1521221BJ

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

As part of a series of a series of 11 new appointments planned over the next three years appointments that will grow our portfolio for biological sciences research, enhance our research-led education and extend our reach on the international stage we are seeking to make a Faculty appointment in the area of advanced cell biology. You will have an exciting opportunity to influence the life sciences agenda at the University of Southampton which climbed to 77th in the QS World Rankings in 2021.  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

You will have a growing international profile in cell biology combining skills in complex data analysis and experimental biology to address important biological questions within the BBSRC remit in animals, plants or microbes. We are especially interested in candidates exploiting large datasets from single cells.

You will demonstrate a passion for education and an ability to enhance our undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum in the life sciences.

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

We welcome applications from all candidates with an interest in the role, and those who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+ and people with disabilities.

Interviews will take place online during February 2022. Applicants who are made an offer will be invited to campus for further discussion. 

For further details about the post you are invited to 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 the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Nash (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email  

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