Lecturer in Biosciences

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
£35,211 to £48,677
25 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Oct 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Life & Health Sciences

Salary:  £35,211 to £48,677 per annum   Grade 8 or 9
Contract Type:  Continuing
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Thursday 25 October 2018
Interview Date:  To be confirmed

Led by an ambitious research and development strategy, we are seeking to build upon our established strengths, particularly in the disciplines detailed below. As part of this initiative, the School of Life and Health Sciences is seeking to appoint a new colleague who will contribute to the research, impact and teaching profile in Biosciences at Aston University. The successful applicant will hold a PhD in a Biological Science, or a closely related area, and have an independent or strongly developing research programme in a field related to, or complementary with, existing Aston strengths.

The candidate must be able to demonstrate a developing track record of effective teaching and an enthusiasm for flexible teaching across the range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes (Biochemistry, Biological and Biomedical Sciences) within the department. They must also evidence successful independent research activity preferably including securing external research funding and publications in high-ranking, peer-reviewed journals and ability to develop internationally recognised activity.

Any application must be able to demonstrate the applicant’s necessary teamwork skills to foster collaboration with existing colleagues and to build links both within the University and externally, including the attitude and ability to engage in continuous professional development.

Candidates with strong research profiles in any area that will complement our internationally-recognised research in Bioscience are invited to apply. Applicants should clearly state how their appointment will build critical mass within the Department and support the University mission through high quality, exploitable research that is accessible for business and has a positive impact on society. 

We are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals with research and teaching interests in at least one of the following areas:

  • Cell biology
  • Stem cell biology
  • Molecular biology 
  • Membrane biology
  • Molecular microbiology 
  • Innate immunity, inflammation and immune modulation
  • Metabolism and ageing

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Head of Biosciences, Professor Andrew Devitt (0121-204 4165; email: for informal discussion about the post before applying. You may also wish to consult the department’s Research leaders, Professor Roslyn Bill (0121-204 4274; email: or Professor Corinne Spickett (0121-204 4085; email: Our web site at  provides further details about the School of Life & Health Sciences.

The minimum period for which initial appointments are made is normally five years. However, the normal expectation is that Lecturers will transfer to a continuing appointment during this period on demonstrating acceptable performance in their research, teaching and other duties. 

Further particulars and application forms are available in alternative formats on request i.e. large print, Braille, tape or CD Rom.

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