Assistant Professor in Bioengineering (BIOS22-2)
Closing Date: 17 December 2021 at Midnight (UK)
The Departments of Biosciences and Engineering at Durham University seek to appoint a talented individual to the role of Assistant Professor in Bio-engineering. We aim to appoint a candidate who has experience in both Engineering and Biosciences and who is interested in addressing global challenges. Their research should have relevance to the growing bioeconomy and must compliment or create new bridges between existing Engineering and Biosciences expertise at Durham. An example could be microfluidics/sensor technologies applied to human and soil health/biogeochemistry.
The Department of Biosciences is consistently ranked in the top 10 UK Biological Sciences Departments in University league tables and was ranked 8th for Research Impact in REF2014. The Department of Engineering is consistently ranked in the top 6 UK Engineering Departments in University league tables and was ranked 4th for Research Impact in REF2014. We aim to appoint outstanding new academic staff to strengthen research in cross-disciplinary approaches in bio-engineering, and to provide students with an outstanding educational and training experience.
Research in the Department of Biosciences is focused around four key themes - animal cells & systems; biomolecular interactions; ecology, evolution & environment; and molecular plant sciences (https://www.durham.ac.uk/departments/academic/biosciences/research/). Research in the Department of Engineering is focussed around three research challenges - Advanced Materials, Electronics & Communications, Future Energy Systems and Sustainable Infrastructure (www.durham.ac.uk/departments/academic/engineering/research/) and we have recently established a research node in Bio-Engineering.
This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of internationally excellent research and teaching while allowing you unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career in an exciting and progressive institution. For more information, please visit our Department pages at https://www.durham.ac.uk/departments/academic/biosciences/ and https://www.durham.ac.uk/departments/academic/engineering/
In Biosciences we offer a 3-year BSc degree programme in Biological Sciences and a 4-year MBiol, while also contributing to Natural Sciences. In Engineering we offer 3-year BEng and 4-year MEng courses in General Engineering. Biosciences research and teaching is supported by outstanding research infrastructure in advanced bioimaging (including super-resolution, confocal and electron microscopy), genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, high-performance computing and field research. Engineering research and teaching is supported by a wide range of engineering laboratories, a clean room and high-performance computing facilities.
We are particularly interested in receiving applications from women and candidates from ethnic minority backgrounds. The University is home to several networks that support researchers (e.g., women@DU, DU BAME, WHEN, and a vibrant departmental community of recent hires). Durham University offers a generous scheme for maternity leave as well as a nursery run by the University. As an employer committed to promoting the very best talent, we also encourage applications from researchers who may have taken career breaks for family or other reasons, or who may need to consider flexible working. For more information, please visit our Department pages at https://www.durham.ac.uk/departments/academic/biosciences/ and https://www.durham.ac.uk/departments/academic/engineering/