Assistant Professor in Ecology (BIOS22-3)

£34304 - £50296 per annum
02 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
17 Dec 2021
Durham University
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Biosciences at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the role of Assistant Professor in Ecology. We welcome applications from those with research and teaching interests that are consistent with research priorities in the Department and whose research is complementary to other staff in the Ecology, Evolution & Environment grouping.

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.

We aim to appoint outstanding new academic staff to i) strengthen research in cross-disciplinary approaches to fundamental biological questions, with the potential to address global challenges such as the current biodiversity and climate crises

and ii) to provide students with an outstanding educational and training experience through a contribution to our taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Research in the Department 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/)

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/

We offer a 3-year BSc degree programme in Biological Sciences and a 4-year MBiol, while also contributing to Natural Sciences. Our research and teaching are supported by outstanding research infrastructure in advanced bioimaging (including super-resolution, confocal and electron microscopy), genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, high-performance computing and field research. We promote research at the interface with other disciplines.

The Department of Biosciences is 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/

As one of the UK's leading universities, Durham is an incredible place to define your career while enjoying a high quality work/life balance. We are home to some of the most talented scholars and researchers from around the world who are tackling global issues and making a difference to people's lives.

The University sits in a beautiful historic city where it shares ownership of a UNESCO World Heritage Site with Durham Cathedral. A collegiate University, Durham recruits outstanding students from across the world and offers an unmatched wider student experience.