University of Leicester
- Molecular and Cell Biology
£43,155 to £52,841
per annum pro rata. Grade 8
31st March 2023
9th May 2023
Hours per week: 37.5
About the role
The post is based in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, within the College of Life Sciences. Research contributions will be aligned with the Institute for Structural and Chemical Biology (LISCB) and the successful candidate will become a principal investigator in the Institute. Teaching contributions will be aligned to and overseen by the School of Biological Sciences. We are seeking to appoint a lecturer whose research fits with and strengthens the research in LISCB. We are especially interested in researchers utilising single molecule approaches to address biological research questions, but other areas of structural and chemical biology will also be considered.
The post-holder will undertake research and enterprise activity, teaching, administration and other duties to support the work of the Department, Institute and College, to develop and enhance its reputation for research, enterprise and teaching excellence. The appointee will also be expected to provide high-quality contributions to the teaching in the School of Biological Sciences.
The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology possesses research strengths in gene regulation, cell proliferation and differentiation, channels receptors and signalling, as well as structural biology. MCB and LISCB are co-located in the Henry Wellcome Building, which provides a vibrant and collaborative research environment.
The Leicester Institute for Structural and Chemical Biology is a cross-disciplinary entity that brings together internationally renowned research in structural biology, single molecule approaches and chemical biology at the University of Leicester into a single world-leading unit. The Institute takes advantage of synergies in research technologies and approaches to deliver major advances in both fundamental and translational research.
The Department and Institute provide access to world-class research facilities, including single molecule microscopy, X-ray crystallography, biological NMR spectroscopy, and hosts the state-of-the-art Midlands cryo-EM facility. MCB and LISCB have dedicated facility managers supporting biological NMR spectroscopy, biophysical instrumentation, the Midlands cryo-EM facility and high-performance computing.
LISCB currently straddles three research departments: Molecular and Cell Biology (where this post will be based) and Respiratory Sciences in the College of Life Sciences and the School of Chemistry in the College of Science and Engineering.
We wish to appoint an excellent and enthusiastic researcher and teacher. The Department and Institute are interested in candidates that will address an important biological problem using approaches that are complementary to, or synergistic with existing research interests, especially single molecule approaches. You will already have an excellent record of research achievement, as demonstrated by high-quality publications in leading journals and will take an active role in further enhancing the University’s research profile. You will either have an appropriate teaching qualification, e.g. Fellowship of the HEA, or a firm commitment to achieving such a qualification.
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