Assistant or Associate Professor in Biological Sciences

Durham (GB)
14 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
20 Oct 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant or Associate Professor in Biological Sciences 
As one of the UK’s leading universities, Durham is an incredible place in which to define your career and enjoy a high quality work/life balance.  Benefitting from a fantastic location just 90 minutes south of Edinburgh, and less than three hours away from London, this historically rich city is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Durham Cathedral, dating back to the 11th century and is within close proximity of the beautiful Durham Dales.  With a welcoming student body that numbers more than 17,000 and over 3,000 members of staff, this centre of academic excellence looks forward to welcoming your application. 

About us: 
Durham University is listed 4th in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 and is widely lauded for the exceptional talent it harbours.  Featuring in the top 100 World University Rankings 2017-2018, our students and academics are at the heart of our world-leading research and teaching capabilities, shaping the future with their ground-breaking work.  The needs of our staff are taken care of too, with generous pension plans, assistance with childcare facilities, the option for flexible working and a Relocation Manager who can help settle you into this fantastic city.
The role:  
Based in one of the top five Biological Sciences Departments in the UK - according to the Complete University Guide - you will strengthen our cross-disciplinary research in the area of biochemistry, molecular biology and/or cell biology.  We are particularly keen to hear from you if you are working with microbial, animal or plant model organisms.  At Durham, you will enjoy the support of an excellent research infrastructure and a strong mentoring system and you will have a reduced teaching load in your first two years to support your career development.

You’ll need: 

  • A good first-degree, complemented by a PhD in biological sciences, biochemistry or a relevant subject. 
  • The ability to produce world-class research in the field of biochemistry, molecular biology and/or cell biology, including a research plan which supports the activities of the department. 
  • Proof that you have contributed to the leadership of research groups and can mentor early career researchers. 
  • Experience of providing excellent supervision to PhD students. 
  • The ability to develop successful research project proposals, with the scope to secure funding or generate income. 
  • Experience of delivering high-quality teaching across lectures and in smaller study groups, with the ability attain fellowship of the HEA. 
  • Confident leadership and communication skills, with the willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team. 

If you can provide evidence of an internationally competitive research programme supported by external grant income, then you are invited to apply for the Associate Professor role at grade 9. 

How to apply:
We value and promote an inclusive and diverse working environment at Durham and we welcome applications from all individuals.

We prefer to receive applications online.   For this role we are working with our partner organisation TMP (UK) Limited and your application will initially be submitted to TMP (UK) Limited via our website.

Please carefully read the job description for this post which outlines the documents which you will be required to submit, information about referees, contact details should you require further information and next steps including an indication of when interviews will take place.

For further information and to apply please visit https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/recruitment/ 

Closing date : 20th October 2017