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Senior Lecturer / Reader in Parasitology

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£58,850 - £72,335 per annum
Closing date
31 Jul 2024

We have an exciting opportunity for a Reader/Senior Lecturer (Research & Education) to join the School of Biological Sciences, to lead and undertake world-class research in the area of Parasitology.

The School of Biological Sciences together with the Institute of Global Food Security provides a vibrant and integrated research and enterprise environment, conducting globally competitive and sustainable research that addresses major challenges and develops solutions to many of the global challenges that we face today. We are internationally recognised for our world leading research and are we number 1 in the UK for research excellence in the UK REF 2021 (UoA 6).

The successful candidate should be working in the area of at the Big Data / Parasitology interface. Specifically, the appointee would be expected to demonstrate excellent productivity in the modelling and or bioinformatics areas as they pertain to parasitology. This could include but is not limited to: systems biology/informatics approaches to enhance understanding of parasite biology, evolution or parasite-host interplay; or modelling approaches to inform human and/or animal parasite infections in a one health context. Queen's is an exciting and productive environment for parasitology research, and you will have access to cutting edge infrastructure in the areas of molecular, genomic, proteomic and metabolomics to underpin your research.

In line with our ambitious strategy, the successful candidate would further enhance our excellence, enterprise and reputation and to underpin our strategic commitment to interlinking teaching and research in the area of Parasitology. The successful candidate who will fit with the strategic vision of the School and Institute will be expected to establish and lead independent, competitively funded research programmes in their field of expertise and contribute to teaching a variety of aspects of the curriculum. They will support the School and Institute in providing high-quality student support in line with our teaching and learning strategy, fully utilising digital innovative platforms.

About the person:

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate you have:

  • Honours degree or equivalent in Parasitology or an area relevant to the job purpose.
  • PhD or equivalent in an area relevant to the job purpose
  • Completion of a PGCHET (or equivalent) or HEA membership
  • Research experience in the field of Parasitology, which complements the research priorities of the School andthe Institute for Global Food Security.
  • Record of high-quality publications at an international level of excellence in internationally recognisedjournals.
  • Record of successfully obtaining significant research funding including the RCUK and other resources tounderpin research, as appropriate to the discipline, through competitive national or international peer-reviewed processes as Principal Investigator.
  • Evidence of developing research methodologies, models, approaches and techniques.

To be successful at shortlisting stage, please ensure you clearly evidence in your application how you meet the essential and, where applicable, please visit our website.

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