Academic Fellowship in Biological Sciences

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire (GB)
11 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
12 May 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

The School of Biological Sciences is a vibrant and dynamic centre, internationally renowned for excellence both in teaching and research. Hosting over one hundred academic and research staff, 120 research students, 80 postgraduate taught students and 400 undergraduates; it is a close knit and friendly community.  Based on the main campus at Kings College, the School also has facilities at the Cromarty Lighthouse, a field station at Bettyhill and a presence at the National Decommissioning Centre at Newburgh. 

We are looking to appoint eight 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.

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 (£40,792 - £48,676 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 (£51,630 - £58,089 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.  

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. 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 May 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 SBS057R on all correspondence 

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