UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

Senior Lecturer / Chair in Anti-Bacterial Immunity or Anti-Bacterial Therapy

Location
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire (GB)
Posted
Thursday, 11 April 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 12 May 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, MEDICAL SCIENCES AND NUTRITION

SENIOR LECTURER / CHAIR IN ANTI-BACTERIAL IMMUNITY OR ANTI-BACTERIAL THERAPY

REF NO: IMS149A

We are seeking to recruit an individual with a strong research portfolio in the pathogenicity of microorganisms, bacterial and immunological mechanisms underpinning antimicrobial resistance and/or anti-bacterial therapy, whose research activities are preferably in the field of bacterial biology/immunity and antimicrobial resistance and will integrate and synergise with the work in the newly established Centre for Bacteria in Health & Disease https://www.abdn.ac.uk/cbhd/.

The successful candidate will be based within the Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS) (http://www.abdn.ac.uk/ims/), where we have internationally recognised strengths through research in arthritis, regenerative and translational medicine, bacterial and fungal immunology, cardiovascular and metabolic health, cell and developmental biology, systems biology and translational neuroscience.  

Candidates must have a PhD in a medical or biological science with a proven ability to attract regular funding and publish papers in high quality journals. Experience of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level including research student supervision is required.

We wish to appoint an excellent scientist with a strong academic track record in bacterial biology/immunity and antimicrobial resistance. For a Chair appointment, applicants will have an established research programme, preferably in the field of pathogenicity of microorganisms, bacterial and immunological mechanisms underpinning antimicrobial resistance and/or anti-bacterial therapy, and a proven ability to attract a portfolio of external research funding from a variety of sources including charities, research councils (UKRI), government funding or the pharmaceutical industry. They will have a record of delivering high quality scientific output and publications, building an externally funded research team and creating a vibrant environment for research and teaching. The successful applicant will establish fruitful partnerships with colleagues within the Centre for Bacteria in Health & Disease, The Institute of Medical Sciences and across the School. 

The recruited professor or senior lecturer will be expected to integrate their own independent research programme within the Centre for Bacteria in Health & Disease, and to establish productive collaborations with other investigators in the Centre, in the Infection & Immunity research programme and with other members of the School, as appropriate. The appointee will be physically embedded within the Centre for Bacteria in Health & Disease, within the IMS. The post holder will help facilitate the objectives of the Centre for Bacteria in Health & Disease and the Infection & Immunity research programme.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 9 salary scale (£59,828 - £67,318 per annum) for Chairs, or the Grade 8 salary scale (£51,630 - £58,089 per annum) for Senior Lecturers, and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience. 

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 3 year probation period. 

For further information on various staff benefits and policies please visit www.abdn.ac.uk/staffnet/working-here 

Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English.

Please do not hesitate to contact Grant Rae, HR Adviser on +44 (0)1224 437068 or email grant.rae@abdn.ac.uk for further information. 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 May 2019 

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact: 

Professor Paul Fowler, Interim Head of School & Director of IMS
01224 437528/437365/437429
p.a.fowler@abdn.ac.uk 

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Fowler. 

Please quote reference number IMS149A on all correspondence  

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.