Professor / Associate Professor in Cellular & Molecular Sciences

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
Thursday, 3 October 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 3 November 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Professor / Associate Professor in Cellular & Molecular Sciences
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences is passionate about the principles and applications of Science and Technology in all its forms and strives to be excellent in research, teaching and innovation.

Cellular and Molecular Biosciences are an integral part of the Department’s research portfolio which was a significant part of the University’s success in the REF2014 exercise, placing Northumbria in the top 50 UK universities for research power. Working within the Department of Applied Sciences, in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, you will provide expertise in the area of Cellular and Molecular Sciences, to further enhance research, teaching and entrepreneurial activities.

The Department has particular strengths in biochemistry, cell biology, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology and neuroscience, as well as a history of interdisciplinary research, often in collaboration with industry and with UKRI co-funding. Whilst the successful applicant will need to be able to demonstrate their ability to teach within the area of Cellular and Molecular Sciences , their own research interests can lie more generally within the above areas. Details of our research groups and themes can be found here:

The Department has state-of-the-art facilities for research, including recently refurbished well equipped laboratories for biochemistry and molecular biology, microbiology, microscopy suite (including fluorescence and laser capture) and tissue culture, complemented by high performance computing and dedicated facilities for metabolomics, proteomics and genomics (including MySeq and PacBio sequencing platforms).

As a senior Academic colleague, you will assist the Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor to maintain, enhance and improve the University’s national and international reputation in your academic field. You must demonstrate continuing academic attainment and achievement and provide academic leadership (of your subject and associated colleagues), through active contribution to your discipline and to the life and work of the Faculty and the wider University. This will include contributing to significant change within practice, the discipline, profession and/or community at regional, national and international level.

To be successful in this role you will have externally recognised research outputs of a quality that are internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour, and demonstrable success in securing research funding. You should also demonstrate academic leadership experience and strong standing with external bodies and networks in your field.
Applications are particularly welcome from candidates with expertise in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Immunology, Molecular Biology or Neuroscience.
For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Professor Iain Sutcliffe.  Contact details – Tel. 0191 227 4071 

To apply for this vacancy please click ‘Apply Now’, and submit acovering letter, CV including research / education statements, and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs (please indicate a rank from 1 to 5) up to a maximum of 5, since 1 January 2014.  In addition, candidates are asked to provide copies of the top 2 research outputs (Journal / book chapter / practice-based portfolio). Where possible candidates are asked to combine all of these documents into a single file.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Please note this vacancy will close on 03/11/2019

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