Professor in Physics of Life (E&R)

University of Exeter
December 04, 2023
Offerd Salary:£52m
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Exeter (Hybrid)


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Professor in Physics of Life (E&R)

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Faculty of Environment, Science & Economy – Living Systems Institute

This full-time permanent post is available immediately.

Opened in 2017, the Living Systems Institute (LSI) is a flagship interdisciplinary research institute at the University of Exeter housing Physicists, Mathematicians, Engineers, Biologists and Biomedical scientists. The ambition of the Institute is to decode the complexity of living systems across scales, from sub-molecular to cell populations, and from microbes to humans. The LSI's shared mission is to discover, understand and control the fundamental rules of life. The £52m LSI building provides 7500 square metres of research space, including three floors of state-of-the-art open space laboratories for cell and molecular biology research, and two basement floors with laser labs, insectary, and microscopy rooms.

The LSI is seeking to appoint a Professor of Physics of Life, based in the interdisciplinary Living Systems Institute and affiliated to the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The chosen candidate will support research and teaching that combines theoretical and technological expertise with a world-leading programme of experimental research in the biophysics of cellular and multicellular systems. Fields of interest include topics such as robustness of living systems, mechanobiology, morphogenesis, collective behaviour, cell state transitions, soft and active matter, single-molecule biophysics, or other physics-led biology broadly defined.

The successful applicant be a globally recognised leader in the field of physics with an innovative approach to the biophysics of cellular and multicellular systems and a depth of knowledge and understanding of the field. They will be able to demonstrate a record of success in securing competitive research funding and publishing in high-quality outputs. They will play a leading role in strengthening research and teaching at the interface between physics and biology and foster collaboration between the LSI and the Department of Physics and Astronomy. They will share Exeter's commitment to fostering an inclusive and nurturing culture, promoting equality and diversity.

We encourage you to arrange a discussion with our search partner, Perrett Laver, to find out more about the opportunity.

Please see attached candidate brochure for more information.

Further information, including a detailed role description and person specification, and information on how to apply can be downloaded at https: // quoting reference 6846. For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Annabel Holt [email protected] or on +44 (0)20 7340 6219.

Deadline for submission of applications is 4 th December 2023 at 09.00 GMT.

If you require any reasonable adjustments to assist you in the selection process, please advise us of these so that we can make appropriate arrangements.

We work to ensure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. If you would like us to make adjustments during the application process, please contact Esther Elbro at the following email address: [email protected] . If you have comments that would support us to improve access to documentation, or our application processes more generally, please do not hesitate to contact us via the following email address: [email protected] .

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