Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (Human Microbiomics) (ED11846)

University of Bath
July 28, 2024
Offerd Salary:£56,021
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Job title Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (Human Microbiomics)

Department Life Sciences

Salary Starting from £56,021, rising to £64,914

Grade Grade 9

Contract Type Full Time, Open Ended

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2119 (Research Fellow/Research Associate/Research Assistant)

This role is sponsorable

Placed on Thursday 27 June 2024

Closing date Sunday 28 July 2024

Interview date Wednesday 11 September 2024

Reference ED11846

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The Department of Life Sciences is seeking candidates for two appointments at Assistant/Associate Professor (Lecturer / Senior Lecturer) level in the general area of microbiomics (this advertised position is for human microbiomics and there is an additional position advertised for microbiomics).

These appointments are intended to strengthen the department's research and teaching programmes through increased focus on the influence of microbiota across a broad range of topics including evolution, biodiversity and conservation, human health, agriculture and food security, drug discovery and pharmacology.

About the role

This represents an outstanding opportunity for early or mid-career researchers to initiate or integrate their microbiome-based research programmes in a newly established Life Sciences department boasting research strengths and expertise in a broad range of topics.

The role is offered as a full-time permanent (tenured) appointment. There is no compulsory retirement age.

The successful candidates will have a proven a track record of research experience including high impact publications in any aspect of microbiomics, including, but not restricted to:

  • community ecology
  • evolution
  • biodiversity and conservation
  • human disease
  • plant disease
  • environmental microbiomes
  • As well as conducting cutting-edge externally funded research, they will be expected to contribute to the development of new taught courses at undergraduate and masters level and to supervise postgraduate research students.

    About the department

    The Department of Life Sciences at the University of Bath was established in 2022 through the merger of the former Departments of Biology & Biochemistry and Pharmacology & Pharmacy.

    The department is located on the main University campus, in close proximity to the Departments of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics.

    There is a strong interdisciplinary and collaborative culture across departments, fostered by a number of research centres including those for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI), Mathematical Biology (CMB) and Bioengineering and Biomedical Technologies (CBio) as well as the Milner Centre for Evolution (MCE).

    The department boasts a suite of environmentally controlled culture rooms as well as greenhouses, a zebrafish aquarium, Drosophila laboratory, a GridION and PromethION 2 Solo nanopore sequencing facility and a range of dedicated microscopes including confocal, 2-photon, light-sheet and TIRF. Researchers within the department also have access to the university's central imaging and mass spectrometry facilities as well as the GW4 Cryo-EM facility located at nearby Bristol University (https: // www. bristol.ac.uk/gw4-electron-cryo- microscopy/equipment/).

    Additional info

    We are currently recruiting 6 academic positions with a focus on Microbiome – details of each position can be viewed here.

    Please see attached job descriptions for both Lecturer and Senior Lecturer position.

    For informal enquiries please contact Professor Philip Ingham FRS ([email protected]). However, please ensure your application is submitted via the University website.

    Alongside completion of the online application form, you should also upload a full Curriculum Vitae.

    What we can offer you:
  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance
  • we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for: Relocation allowance, Visa Reimbursement, Interest-Free Loan.
  • Find out more about our benefits.

    We consider ourselves to be a university where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on the university. We are committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for our students, staff, and community by reinforcing our Safer Recruitment commitment.

    We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

    Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

    Further details:
  • Job Description & Person Specification
  • Job Description & Person Specification

  • Terms and Conditions of Employment

  • We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.

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