Academic Fellowship - School of Biological Sciences

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire (GB)
Tuesday, 24 September 2019
Thursday, 24 October 2019
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Full Time

University of Aberdeen

School of Biological Sciences

Academic Fellowship (3 posts)


We are looking to appoint three Academic Fellows (Research). These posts will develop into tenured track (Teaching and Research) posts following successful completion of probation. Candidates are not expected to develop a single research theme instead they will be required to explain and justify their research ambitions and how these will be realised. Candidates should have a good working knowledge of the UK funding landscape.

Applicants are encouraged to review the research within the School ( and to explain how their research ambitions connect to the School. Successful candidates will be able to articulate these visions in the context of the current funding landscape. They should also be able to develop and enhance networks to deliver the highest quality research through the most effective funding system. 

Applications are invited from candidates who can demonstrate an excellent research profile, as evidenced by publications in leading academic conferences and journals. Candidates will also have the potential for sustaining a funded research programme at the University of Aberdeen. Candidates will also be expected to develop into a teaching and research tenured position subject to performance against a quality threshold and continued right to work in the UK.

For appointments at Research Fellow, Grade 7, salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 salary scale (£41,526 - £51,034 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

For appointments at Senior Research Fellow, Grade 8, salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 8 salary scale (£52,559 - £59,135 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Applications are invited from candidates wishing to consider flexible working. 

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. The minimum salary threshold to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post is £29,000 per annum. 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 qualifications and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Marian Elliott-Jones, HR Adviser on +44 (0)1224 273757 or email for further information.

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

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The closing date for receipt of applications is 24 October 2019

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact

Professor Graeme Paton, Head of School/Section

01224 273834


 Dr. Sandra Telfer, Senior Research Fellow

01224 273603

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Paton or Dr Telfer

Please quote reference number SBS070R on all correspondence 

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