Professor in Bioengineering

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire (GB)
11 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
12 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time





The School of Engineering seeks to appoint a Chair in Bioengineering in order to establish Bioengineering as a new academic interdisciplinary field rooted in the School and spanning across the University. The Chair will use their expertise and track record in Bioengineering, combined with the existing strengths in the School of Engineering and other schools, primarily School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, School of Biological Sciences and School of Natural and Computing Sciences, to become the locus of interdisciplinary research in this area, and hence contribute to diversifying teaching and research within the School of Engineering.  

The role of Chair in Bioengineering offers an opportunity to shape this new academic field at the University of Aberdeen for many years to come. Appointment to Chair requires evidence of strong leadership, especially in research, and an outstanding record of achievements. This position is supported with an associated lectureship, which is also currently advertised. 

We are looking for an academic who has experience with leading interdisciplinary research which integrates engineering and sciences relevant for biological and biomedical systems. The successful candidate has an outstanding track record of high quality publications in leading international research journals and a proven ability to secure substantial funding from external sources as evidenced by the holding of research grants as principal investigator or significant contribution to successful research proposals. They also have experience with and a strong motivation for excellent, innovative teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. 

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

A competitive remuneration package will be available for exceptional candidates considered at Professorial level.  

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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 financial maintenance and competency in English.
Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark, HR Adviser on +44 (0)1224 273244 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 Igor Guz, Head of School
01224 272808 

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Guz 

Please quote reference number ENG135A on all correspondence  

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

In order to further enhance its diversity, the School particularly welcomes applications from women who are currently underrepresented in the School.