Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Marine Biology

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

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Marine Biology 

The School of Biological 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. 

The School of Biological Sciences is seeking to recruit two posts in marine biology, at lecturer or senior lecturer level, with expertise in marine benthic ecology, biological oceanography, plankton ecology, marine ecosystem modelling, or marine mammal ecology.  Applicants should have strong numeracy skills, to maintain and enhance the schools’ reputation in this area, and to contribute in the delivery of statistical training. 

The successful candidates will have a PhD and will have developed a significant contribution to a body of knowledge, as evidenced by research outputs or other outcomes appropriate to the discipline.  The candidates must also demonstrate an ability to teach effectively, to supervise graduate students, and should provide evidence of successful collaborations with other research teams/institutions. 

The post-holders will join an enthusiastic and engaged group of marine scientists with a track record of high quality research, team teaching, and a growing cohort of undergraduate and postgraduate students: the school is part of two new NERC Doctoral Training Partnerships (SUPER & QUADRAT).  The post holders will be encouraged to build on existing collaborations with colleagues working in Aberdeen’s extensive marine science community which includes Marine Scotland Science’s Marine Laboratory, the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, and Scottish Natural Heritage.  International collaboration is also important. The school is also part of the Marine Alliance for Science and Technology Scotland (MASTS) which provides additional opportunities for collaboration.  

For appointments made at Lecturer level 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 made at Senior Lecturer Level, salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 8 salary scale (£51,630 - £55,089 per annum) with placement according to qualifications and experience. 

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

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.  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. 

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
01224 273834
Professor Michelle Pinard, Director of Teaching
01224 274110 

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Paton/ Pinard 

Please quote reference number SBS054A on all correspondence  

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