Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor in Microbial Systems at UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON


location: Highfield campus

salary: £40,931 to £70,119 per year
Full time, permanent

Deadline: Monday, February 13, 2023

Interview date: See ad

Relation: 2108722BJ

Five faculty positions (Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor) in Molecular Biosciences, covering microbial systems, advanced cell biology, and plant-organism interactions

Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences, University of Southampton.

Deadline: 13 Febth2023

Interview date: March, 20thth– 25.04th2023

Relation: 2108722BJ

Join us for our exciting new addition to Life Sciences!

We are filling five faculty positions. This is the second phase of 11 new appointments and you have an exciting opportunity to influence the life sciences agenda at the University of Southampton, ranked in the top 100 in the QS World Rankings.

Our interests include microbiology, virology, glycobiology, structural biology, neuroscience, developmental biology, ecology, evolution, plants and food security with a growing portfolio in complex data analysis. We drive interdisciplinarity through the Institute for Life Sciences, host the National Biofilms Innovation Center and the BBSRC SoCoBio DTP. We are consistently ranked among the top two universities in the Russell Group for student satisfaction (2019, 2020, 2021).

Appointments are either Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor, salary range £40,931 to £51,805), Associate Professor (salary range £53,353 to £67,060) or Professor (max 2, starting salary £70,119) in the following areas:

  • Microbial Systems You will add synergy and/or a new dimension to our thriving research on microbial systems, from the role of the microbiome in agriculture to the role of our own microbiome in immunology and mental health. We are particularly interested in research questions related to biofilms and complex data analysis.
  • Advanced Cell Biology You have skills in advanced imaging and experimental biology to answer research questions on animals, plants or microbes.
  • Interactions between plants and organisms You are researching a topic related to food security. We are well equipped for this work with a dedicated plant growth facility and a licensed invertebrate facility, both with environmentally controlled rooms.

These job descriptions are not complete. If you are unsure if you fit, please feel free to inquire using the contact below.

They demonstrate a passion for education and an ability to enhance our undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum in Life Sciences.

You will have a PhD in a relevant discipline, the ability to advance our education and obtain peer-reviewed funding (within the remit of the BBSRC), and proof of published research distinction.

The interviews will take place in person in Southampton as stated. Find out more about the university and the region here.

We are proud to be a Stonewall Diversity Champion, an Institutional and Divisional Athena SWAN Silver Award and a 2022 Race Equality Charter Bronze Award recipient. Applicants with career breaks will be given due consideration. To learn more about our hands-on support for inclusion, please contact our Equality Diversity and Inclusion Group Chair, Dr. Judith Lock who is happy to help [email protected]

Inquiries are strongly encouraged to contact the Headteacher, Professor Lindy Holden-Dye, [email protected] 44(0)2380599006.

application process

You should submit your completed online application form to https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application period ends at midnight on the above deadline. If you require assistance, please contact Wayne Wan (HR Recruitment Team) by phone on +44 (0)23 8059 4043 or email [email protected] Please quote the reference 2108722BJ in all correspondence.

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