Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in the School of Biochemistry

Bristol, United Kingdom
£43,267 - £48,677 (Grade K) or £51,630 - £58,089 (Grade L)
21 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Division/School School of Biochemistry
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary £43,267 - £48,677 (Grade K) or £51,630 - £58,089 (Grade L)
Closing date for applications 31-Mar-2019

The School of Biochemistry is seeking to further strengthen its internationally competitive research base and further its educational capacity through a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer level appointment.
We encourage applications from early career scientists, including research fellows and senior postdoctoral researchers, whose interests complement and enhance current School activities. Our research activities are broad, encompassing single-molecule microscopy, structural biology, biodesign, cell biology, and the study of cell behaviour in tissues and model organisms. The position will be based in the Biomedical Sciences Building with access to outstanding state-of-the-art core technologies (including proteomics, light and electron microscopy, cryo-EM for structural biology, protein expression, liquid handling robotics and flow-cytometry) and Ph.D. training programmes funded through the Wellcome Trust, the Medical Research Council, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

The successful candidate will bring and develop a creative, high-impact and internationally-competitive research programme supported by external funding (the School’s annual grant expenditure exceeds £8M) and will also provide innovative and engaging teaching to undergraduate and postgraduate students. With over 35 research groups in the School working in biomolecular structure and function, synthetic biology and cell biology, and supported by close relationships with other Schools within the University, there are extensive opportunities for collaborative research, for example across a broad array of clinical and non-clinical health-related areas (see links to the Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences and the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for details) or in synthetic biology.

Applications would be particularly welcome from candidates with interests in protein-nucleic acid interactions and molecular genetics, synthetic biology, and/or structural biology. Potential applicants are encouraged to make general informal enquiries through the Head of School, Professor Kate Nobes ( ) or the School Research Director, Professor Mark Szczelkun (

The School of Biochemistry is committed to equality and diversity and is proud to hold the Equality Challenge Unit Athena SWAN Silver award.

Applications should be received by 11.59pm on Sunday 31st March 2019. The selection process will be held over two days on the 8th and 9th of May 2019. Candidates will be required to attend on both days.

We appreciate and value difference, seeking to attract, develop and retain a diverse mix of talented people that will contribute to the overall success of Bristol and help maintain our position as one of the world’s leading universities.