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Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in Biochemistry

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£43,605 to £71,945 per annum.
Closing date
31 Jul 2024

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Lecturer/Lecturer (Research & Education) to join the School of Biological Sciences, at Queen's University Belfast, to lead and undertake world-class research in the area of Biochemistry.

The School of Biological Sciences together with the Institute of Global Food Security (IGFS) 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 School of Biological Sciences together with IGFS is a multidisciplinary centre for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle global challenges. Appointees are expected to broaden the School's research capabilities in the area of Biochemistry, while complementing our existing strengths. The School and Institute is a supportive and productive environment for biochemistry research, and you will have access to cutting edge infrastructure in the areas of molecular, genomic, proteomic and metabolomics to underpin your research.

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.

At Queen's University, our people are at the centre of what we do and how we do it. Our core values, Excellence, Connectivity, Ambition, Respect and Integrity, shape our culture and reflect the behaviours that are valued at the University. The School holds Athena SWAN Gold status, which recognises significant and sustained achievement in gender equality across higher education and research and its ongoing dedication to representation, progress and success for all.

We welcome applications from individuals with a diverse academic background that can demonstrate high quality outputs, enthusiasm and a commitment to excellence and innovation. The university offers support of academics from a broad range of career paths, whether you are an established academic who currently holds an equivalent position, or a successful academic seeking an opportunity to grow into a more senior role. The Job details below are for the Senior Lecturer role. If you consider that you meet the requirement for this role, we look forward to receiving your application. However, if you are at an earlier stage in your career and you feel you are more suitable for a Lecturer role please review the job details for the Lecturer role.

The decision to appoint will be determined at interview and will be based on merit. In your cover letter please ensure that you indicate which role you are applying for. Presentations to the School and IGFS may form part of the recruitment process.

About the person:

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

  • Honours degree or equivalent in Biochemistry 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 and profile which complements the research priorities of the School and the Institute for Global Food Security.
  • Record of high-quality publications at an international level of excellence in internationally recognised journals.
  • Record of successfully obtaining significant research funding or other resources to underpin 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, desirable criteria listed in the Candidate Information on our website.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

What we offer:

Beyond a competitive salary, the University offers an attractive benefits package including a holiday entitlement of up to 8.4 weeks a year, pension schemes and development opportunities. We support staff wellbeing with flexible working options, work-life balance initiatives and support for physical and mental health. You can find more detail on all of this and more on our website.

Queen's University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI and Athena Swan and have established staff networks such as iRise (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit our website.

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