Assistant Professor in Biochemistry

West Yorkshire
£37,474 - £42155
21 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
12 Dec 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

The School of Chemistry and Biosciences wishes to recruit an ambitious biochemist to further develop our research in biomedical science leading to understanding which will produce solutions to treat human disease. We have a vibrant research environment which includes 45 early career researchers. The excellent laboratory and computational facilities will provide major opportunities for you to develop your independent research career and collaborate with materials chemists, structural biochemists, skin scientists, vascular biologists, neuroscientists and computational scientists. The successful candidate will join the academic team which delivers the Biomedical Science undergraduate degree and our suite of Masters programmes including Bioinformatics, Skin Sciences and Stem Cell Biology, Physiology & Molecular Biology and Medical Biosciences. 

As part of the role you will develop and deliver innovative and inclusive learning and teaching activities on our programmes (including distance learning) and supervise undergraduate and Masters research projects as well as contributing to supervision of PhD students. You should be publishing your research in high quality research journals and have ambitious plans to grow your research through competitive bidding to external funding sources including UK Research and Innovation and/ or industry. Your research will align with one of the active research groups or Faculty themes which enable research without barriers and maximise collaborative opportunities. This could include Centre for Skin Sciences, Life Course: Cells to Systems in Health and Disease and/ or the interface of Chemistry, Biology and Materials.

You should hold a PhD (or equivalent) in biochemistry related to one of the areas above with recent, high quality published outputs which can demonstrate impact and evidence of an ability to work effectively in a team. Some experience of facilitating student learning (which may relate to research supervision of taught students) is expected. 

The School holds Athena SWAN bronze award and welcomes and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), LGBT and non-binary candidates. 

Informal enquires are encouraged and should be addressed to Professor Anne Graham, Head of School, or via her Executive Assistant Farahnaz Firdoos (  

Please include a full CV with your application.