Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Cell and Developmental Biology

Imperial College London Department of Life Sciences

Job summary

Imperial College London is one of the world’s best research institutes and ranks top in the UK overall for research. The Department of Life Sciences embraces the full breadth of modern life science activity and comprises one of the largest life science groups in Europe. We are now seeking applications for up to 5 academic faculty positions as Lecturer or Senior Lecturer starting in the 2022-23 academic year in any area of life sciences. This...

Job listing information

  • Reference NAT01324
  • Date posted 7 November 2022
  • Closing date 19 December 2022

Key information about the role

  • Location South Kensington Campus - On site only
  • Position type Full time, permanent
  • Salary £62,768 – £71,264 plus benefits
  • Department Department of Life Sciences
  • Category Academic & Teaching / Non Clinical Academic & Teaching

Job description

Job summary

Imperial College London is one of the world’s best research institutes and ranks top in the UK overall for research. The Department of Life Sciences embraces the full breadth of modern life science activity and comprises one of the largest life science groups in Europe.

We are now seeking applications for up to 5 academic faculty positions as Lecturer or Senior Lecturer starting in the 2022-23 academic year in any area of life sciences.

This includes but is not limited to:

Infection and Immunity https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/description/NAT01321/lecturersenior-lecturer-infection-and-immunity

Biotechnology and Engineering https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/description/NAT01322/lecturersenior-lecturer-biotechnology-and-engineering-biology

Plant Sciences and Food Security https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/description/NAT01323/lecturersenior-lecturer-plant-sciences-and-food-security

Cell and Developmental Biology https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/description/NAT01324/lecturersenior-lecturer-cell-and-developmental-biology

Molecular Mechanisms of Disease https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/description/NAT01325/lecturersenior-lecturer-molecular-mechanisms-disease

Applications may address more than one priority area, and multi-disciplinary approaches are particularly welcome

The positions are open to outstanding candidates whose research and teaching is focused on seeking solutions for global challenges across the breadth of Life Sciences. Appointees are expected to broaden the Department’s research capabilities, while complementing our existing strengths:

https://www.imperial.ac.uk/life-sciences/research/research-themes/

We especially welcome applicants who are female or from other under-represented groups.

Duties and responsibilities

    • Undertake original research at a high international standard in the following fields: Infection and Immunity; Biotechnology and Engineering Biology; Plant Sciences and Food Security; Cell and Developmental Biology; Molecular Mechanisms of Disease.
    • Publish the results of this research in internationally recognised peer reviewed journals
    • Obtain external funding to support the research from Government Research Councils, Charity, Industry and other national and international funding agencies
    • Contribute to teaching and examination on appropriate courses of the undergraduate Biochemistry and Biological Sciences degree streams within the Department of Life Sciences
    • Contribute to teaching and examination on appropriate Masters courses within the Department of Life Sciences
    • Supervise MRes/MPhil/PhD research students
    • To undertake appropriate administrative tasks as directed by the Head of Department
    • To undertake necessary training and/or development

Essential requirements

    • You should hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Life Sciences or a related discipline.
    • A proven track record in conducting high quality independent research, as evidenced by high quality publications in peer reviewed journals.
    • Experience of training undergraduate and postgraduate students
    • Experience of preparing grant applications for submission
    • Experience of developing skills in leading, motivating, developing and managing the performance of colleagues
    • An effective communicator, conveying ideas and concepts clearly and effectively to a range of audiences through a variety of methods and media
    • An ability to raise significant research funding from a variety of sources, commensurate with your career stage

Further information

Summary of the levels:

Lecturer

The appointee will be able to demonstrate their ability to produce independent research and will have developed the skills to take a more active role in teaching and supervision.

Senior Lecturer

The appointee will have extensive professional experience and will be able to demonstrate a reputation in their field based on their achievements in either teaching or research. The appointee will be expected to demonstrate their independence through their body of original research work or record of teaching impact.

Candidates are required to complete an online application via our website at https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/

Informal enquiries may be made to: Professor Dan Davis, (Head of Department; d.davis@imperial.ac.uk) or Professor Mark Isalan (Chair, Appointments Committee; m.isalan@imperial.ac.uk)

The College is currently trialling a Work Location Framework until early 2023.  Hybrid working may be considered for this role and the role holder may be expected to work 60% or more of their time onsite, with 40% the minimum time spent onsite.  The opportunity for hybrid working will be discussed at interview.

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes which are ultimately aimed towards finding new treatments and making scientific and medical advances, and where there are no satisfactory or reasonably practical alternatives to their use. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. Find out more about animal research at Imperial.