Lecturer (TR) in Bacteriology

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7179879 (Ref.No. FBSMB1267)
Posted: September 18, 2023

Job Description

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you want to further your career in one of the UKs leading Universities in research and teaching excellence? 

We aim to enhance our existing strengths in bacteriology and biotechnology at Leeds by recruiting a Lecturer looking to establish a research programme in one or more of the following areas: bacterial pathogenesis, bacterial membrane protein biology, or microbial biotechnology. The ideal candidate will take a multidisciplinary approach to addressing important questions in these field(s) and will be supported by world class research facilities in bioimaging, cryo-electron microscopy, biomolecular mass spectrometry, and molecular interactions. You may not yet be focussed on a specific problem, but you will have a clear vision for how your research will address key questions in these area(s), and how you will bring something new to Leeds such as new technologies, ideas, and ways of working.  

You should have a PhD (or equivalent) in bacteriology/biochemistry or a related discipline with expertise in molecular bacteriology to advance forward our understanding of human bacterial pathogens, bacterial membrane protein biology, or developing microbial biotechnology for clean growth.  

You will be a future leader in your field, driving exciting research that enhances our strengths, and we will support you in the development of your aspirational research programme. You will contribute to our undergraduate and taught postgraduate teaching programmes within the School and wider University, with the opportunity to develop curriculum, innovate teaching and provide exceptional student experiences through research-led teaching. 

You will join the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, which is a vibrant academic environment composed of 53 academic staff with research strengths in communicable and non-communicable diseases, structural biology and biotechnology. You will become a member of the Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology, which is a multidisciplinary centre that spans the University whose membership consists of 70-80 academics interested in structural biology, chemical biology, cell biology, microbiology, biophysics and more. You may also become involved with the LeedsOmics, which is a grouping of ~40 group leaders across the University who utilise ‘Omics approaches in their research. Finally, you will also have an opportunity to engage with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, one of the largest and highly research active Trusts in the UK. Comprising over 250 principal academic investigators, its vision is to bring together scientists and clinicians from across discipline boundaries to deliver world-leading research in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease to improve patient outcomes in Leeds, nationally, and globally.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Andrew Macdonald, Professor, Head of School of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Tel: +44(0)113 343 3053

Email: [email protected]

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Biological Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Molecular & Cellular Biology
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £45,585 to £54,395 per annum
Working Time:  100% - we will consider flexible working arrangements
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Friday 15 September 2023
Closing Date:  Sunday 15 October 2023
Reference:  FBSMB1267

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