Associate Professor in Medical Microbiology

Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
£53,347 - £61,818
21 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
13 Feb 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Northumbria University, Newcastle, is a research rich, business focused professional university with a growing global reputation for academic excellence. Colleagues are passionate about the principles and applications of Science and Technology in all its forms and strive for excellence in research, teaching and innovation.

Microbiology is an integral part of the Department’s research portfolio which was a significant part of the University’s success in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 exercise, placing Northumbria in the top 50 UK universities for research power. Our REF 2021 submission, for which results are still awaited, once again had a significant contribution from academics working in this area.

We are looking for an individual with a specialism in medical microbiology. Working within the Department of Applied Sciences, your role will involve both teaching and research. You will apply your expertise in teaching general and medical microbiology to our bioscience degree programmes (BSc Biomedical Science,BSc Biology, MSc Biotechnology and MSc Microbiology). In parallel, you will undertake research to produce high quality academic outputs and generate income from funding applications and/or external collaborative projects. Appointments at this level carry Departmental leadership responsibilities in the management and development of research and subject based matters.

The Department has particular strengths in microbiology, molecular biology,immunology, cell biology, biochemistry, and neuroscience, as well as a history of undertaking interdisciplinary research, often in collaboration with industry and with UKRI co-funding. Details of our Microbiology and other research groups and themes can be found here.

The Department has state-of-the-art facilities for research, including recently refurbished, well-equipped laboratories for biochemistry and molecular biology,microbiology, a microscopy suite (including fluorescence and laser capture) and a tissue culture lab, complemented by dedicated facilities including;genomics (Illumina, Oxford Nanopore and Pacific Biosciences platforms),metabolomics and proteomics (Thermo Orbitrap ID-X Tribid and Q-exactive Mass Spectrometers) allied to dedicated high-performance computing.

The recent establishment of the Research England funded Hub for Biotechnology in the Built Environment (HBBE)at Northumbria University has brought significant investment in new staff and facilities. Supporting 80 academics, 20 research fellows and 40 PhD students,the multi-disciplinary breadth and depth of the Department provides extensive opportunities for forming collaborative working relationships for new colleagues.

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Dr Ed Schwalbe at

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now'and submit a covering letter, CV including research /education statements, and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs up to a maximum of 4.  In addition, candidates are asked to provide copies of the top 2 research outputs (Journal / book chapter /practice-based portfolio). Where possible candidates are asked to combine all of these documents into a single file.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

We welcome applications from the UK and across the world. Visit our web pages for details about the Relocation Assistance Scheme

Please note this vacancy will close on 13/02/2022