Lecturer / Associate Professor in Microbiology

Southampton, United Kingdom
£40,931 to £67,060
07 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
13 Feb 2023
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time


Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £40,931 to £67,060
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 13 February 2023
Interview Date:   See advert
Reference:  2091522BJ

Interview Date:    March 13th- April 17th, in person

Join our exciting new expansion of biosciences! 

You will be passionate about research and education, get satisfaction from making a positive difference in the world and want to work in a diverse workplace at a world-leading University (top 100 QS World ranking). You may be taking the first steps in your independent academic career or the next step up. You will join our School which excels in research (9th in the UK for impact, REF2021) and education (ranked consistently in the top two of Russell Group Universities,  student satisfaction). Your interests will synergise or add a new dimension to ours that span microbiology, virology, glycobiology, structural biology, neuroscience, developmental biology, ecology, evolution, plants and food security with a growing portfolio in complex data analytics. 

We are particularly interested in strengthening research and enterprise within the remit of the BBSRC. We promote interdisciplinarity through the Institute for Life Sciences. We host the National Biofilms Innovation Centre, and the BBSRC SoCoBio DTP.  

We are looking for Lecturer/Associate Professor in the following areas: 

  • Microbiology You will join our thriving research in microbial systems, from the microbiome in agriculture to the role of our own microbiome in immunology and mental health. We are especially interested in research questions related to biofilms. 
  • Ecology You may have interests in land-use change, food systems, and/or sustainability, using spatial modelling, field experiments, and/or molecular techniques, but we welcome applications in all areas of ecology. 
  • Pharmacology You will bring pharmacological expertise that dovetails with our interests e.g., infection biology, virology, neuroscience, toxicology and cell biology. We are especially interested in candidates using pharmacogenetic/computational/modelling approaches.

These post descriptors are not comprehensive- if you are unsure if you fit, you are welcome to enquire through the contact below.

You will have a doctorate in a relevant discipline, an ability to enhance our education and to obtain peer-reviewed funding and evidence of distinction in research through publications.

We are proud to be a Stonewall Diversity Champion, to hold an institutional and departmental Athena SWAN silver award and to have been awarded the Race Equality Charter Bronze Award 2022. Due consideration will be given to applicants who have had career breaks.   If you would like to find out more about our practical support for inclusion our Chair Equality Diversity and Inclusion Group, Dr Judith Lock, would be pleased to help you

Interviews will take place in person in Southampton as indicated. Southampton is well connected – just over one hour from central London and with its own international airport. Find out more about the University and region here.

Enquires to Head of School, Professor Lindy Holden-Dye are warmly encouraged, 44(0)2380 599006. 

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Sam Stubbs (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 2380 592750 or email  Please quote reference 2091522BJ on all correspondence. Please include details of three referees, a 500 word research plan, your full CV and publication list.

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