Lecturer in Applied Food Mycology

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£44,001 to £49,048 per annum with potential progression to £61,309 per annum
30 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
27 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

School/Department School of Water, Energy and Environment
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered
Contract type Permanent
Salary Salary level 6 – range £44,001 to £49,048 per annum with potential progression to £61,309 per annum
Apply by 27/07/2022

Role Description

About the Role

For 30+ years the Applied Mycology Group at Cranfield University has been developing research and advancing knowledge on different aspects of mycology. Although we have an extensive international reputation on the area of mycotoxins and effects of climate change, mitigation strategies and biocontrol our research remit extends to other areas where we work in collaboration with other Universities/Institutes both nationally and internationally.

The opportunity has now arisen to consolidate these activities within the Environment and Agrifood Theme, and we are seeking to expand the team and thus making this lectureship offer available.

If successful, you will join the Applied Mycology Group, help in the delivery of current projects and then, will be expected to take the leadership and develop your own research programme of internationally competitive research and consultancy in aspects of mycology. Moreover, you will contribute to the design, planning and delivery of postgraduate teaching. A major part of the role will be to win research funding, manage projects and supervise postgraduate research students. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with our teams of plant and soil scientists and bioinformaticians, and to engage with our international collaboration and knowledge exchange networks.

About You

You will have a PhD and strong evidence of experience working within any area related to applied food mycology. You will be willing to join the current team and contribute to the development with your own research ideas and be able to effectively work independently and as a team player in collaboration with other members of the Group to deliver research and industry contracts. Moreover, you will be able to show a track-record in preparing research bids and winning research funding. You will have experience in managing, or potential to manage, a group of research staff and students. Excellent communication skills and an appetite for postgraduate teaching and supervision are required.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

The Applied Mycology Group is part of the Cranfield Soil and AgriFood Institute well-known for its expertise across both domestic and international food supply chains, from soil science to postharvest quality. Our work is truly global, reaching across Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, South America and SE Asia, working with agribusiness to address the challenges of environmental sustainability and food security. Find out more here.

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are also committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role.  Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

Working Arrangements

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Dr Angel Medina, Reader in Food Mycology, on (E):