The Living Systems Institute (LSI) is a flagship interdisciplinary research institute at the University of Exeter. The ambition of the Institute is to to decode the complexity of living systems across scales, from sub-molecular to organismal, and from microbe to human. Our shared mission is to discover, understand and control the fundamental rules of life.
Launched in 2017, the LSI is a unique blend of physicists, mathematicians, engineers, biologists and biomedical scientists housed in purpose-designed research and collaboration space. We are now expanding our research programmes with new permanent Group Leader appointments. We seek pioneering researchers who, like us, are motivated by scientific discovery and embrace an ethos of excellence, integrity, and collaboration.
The posts will be based in the LSI with affiliation to the adjacent Department of Biosciences or the Department of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences.
We have openings from Senior Lecturer to full Professor for researchers leading original and exciting projects in interdisciplinary life science. If you are an innovative scientist seeking a well-resourced, dynamic and collaborative environment that will enable your next breakthrough, we would like to hear from you.
We are looking for exceptional investigators who will enhance the capabilities and profile of LSI and strengthen our cross-cutting thematic research in Mathematics of Life, Physics of Life, and Engineering Life. Candidates should have a biological or biomedical research focus but we particularly welcome applications from individuals with training in mathematics, physics, engineering, or computational science. Fields of interest include, though are not limited to: stem cells and development; chromatin dynamics; cell state transitions; biomechanics and bioengineering; microbial interactions; molecular dynamics; synthetic biology and protein design.
In addition to leading your own research team, you will work with the LSI Leadership team to shape the institute research agenda, attract strategic collaborative funding, grow the global reputation of the Institute, and nurture the next generation of researchers. You will also contribute to teaching in Biosciences or in Clinical and Biomedical Sciences.
You will be welcomed into the vibrant LSI community of some 200 PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and principal investigators from around the world working in superb laboratories with excellent facilities, and supported by excellent technical and professional services colleagues.
The University of Exeter
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.
Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world’s most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and 47% is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).
We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City
Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment
We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.
Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community.
With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.
We offer some fantastic benefits including:
Please ensure you read our Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.
This is a rolling recruitment campaign. Applications will be reviewed on a regular basis so please ensure you submit your application at the earliest possible convenience.
|Senior Lecturer will be from £49,794 on Grade (G); Associate Lecturer will be from £63,335 on Grade (H); Professors will be from £75,228 on Prof Band 1 - depending on qualifications and experience.
|21st November 2023
|30th April 2024
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