Chair in Animal Genetics

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
Competitive Salary
12 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
06 Apr 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Chair in Animal Genetics
Competitive Salary
Ref: 043036

The Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh is a UK National Institute of Bioscience supported by strategic funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).  The Institute is located on the Easter Bush Campus, and is embedded within the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies as part of the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. The Institute offers world-class infrastructure for animal bioscience research, with a mission to gain fundamental understanding of mechanisms of animal development and pathology at the level of genes, cells, organs and populations, and to use this knowledge to prevent and treat important veterinary diseases and enhance farm animal production. Our research is underpinned by our international reputation for innovation and leadership in animal breeding, genetics and genomics and aims to deliver knowledge, skills and technologies in the BBSRC priority area of Agriculture and Food Security The Institute comprises divisions of Genetics and Genomics, Infection and Immunity and Developmental Biology, with cross-cutting themes in Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health, Clinical Research, and Epidemiology.  

The Roslin Institute is seeking to appoint an outstanding scientist in the fields of farm animal breeding, quantitative genetics, or genomics. The ideal candidate will have a first class record of publication, external grant funding and leadership in their chosen area and will be expected to lead their own internationally competitive, externally funded programme of research. The candidate will need to show a clear vision for their own research and its contribution to the broader research of the Institute and wider University and will have proven leadership and strategic skills, with the ability to forge new partnerships nationally and internationally.  There is also an expectation that the candidate will contribute to the enhancement of eLearning and wider on-line teaching initiatives as appropriate. 

This would be a fully tenured appointment at professorial (UE10) or Reader/Senior Research Fellow (UE09) level depending on qualifications and experience. 

The appointee will have the option to apply for the role of Head of Division for Genetics and Genomics, for up to 5 years with the possibility of renewal or extension. Details of this role are available on request. 

This is a senior appointment by the University of Edinburgh, as such a competitive salary will be offered and will be negotiable depending on qualifications and experience. Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

The University of Edinburgh and the BBSRC value diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity.

For further information on these posts. Please contact:
Professor Eleanor Riley, Director of The Roslin Institute & Dean for Research at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Medicine.  
Professor Mark Stevens, Director of Research at The Roslin Institute

Interviews will be held in Edinburgh on 5th June 2018

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender or ethnic group. As women and members of ethnic minorities are currently under-represented in posts at this level we particularly encourage applications from members of these groups.

For further particulars and to submit an application visit our website’ and search for 043036 

Closing Date: 06 April 2018