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Lecturer/Associate Professor in Bioinformatics and/or Systems Biology

Computational and Systems Biology

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £38,460 to £63,011
Full Time, Permanent
Closing Date:  Saturday 31 August 2019
Interview Date:   See advert
Reference:  1157119BJ

The School of Biological Sciences delivers cross-disciplinary research fostered by the Institute for Life Sciences at the world-leading, research-intensive University of Southampton (ranked 8th in the UK). We have core strengths in molecular and cellular biosciences spanning interests in ecology and evolution, plants and food security, microbiology, neuroscience and developmental biology. We host the National Biofilms Innovation Centre and the Centre for Proteomic Research. We have close alliances within our own Faculty including the Schools of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Psychology, Health Sciences, Geography and Environmental Sciences and the National Oceanography Centre Southampton and with the Faculty of Medicine including the newly established Centre for Cancer Immunology. We pride ourselves on the quality of our education (1st in the Guardian League Tables 2019 and 2020 for Biological Sciences for student satisfaction within the Russell Group). 

In the first phase of recruitment to five new positions we are seeking an outstanding candidate for a Lectureship/Associate Professor. You will have a growing international profile in Bioinformatics and/or Systems Biology research, an interest in cross-disciplinary collaborations and ambitions that will build on our core strengths in molecular and cellular biosciences. You will demonstrate a passion for education and an ability to enhance our undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum, in particular for bioinformatics, in this important cross cutting discipline.

Strong applicants should demonstrate:

  • a doctorate and postdoctoral experience in a relevant discipline
  • PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in a discipline associated with biological sciences
  • ability or potential to obtain peer-reviewed funding 
  • distinction in research through high-quality publications in bioinformatics and, or, systems biology
  • ability or potential for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching

The School of Biological Sciences holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. We value diversity and equality and recognise that employees may wish to have working patterns that fit with their caring responsibilities or work-life balance. Due consideration will be given to applicants who have had career breaks for reasons including maternity, paternity or adoption leave, disability or illness. 

For further details about the post, you are invited to contact the Head of School, Professor Lindy Holden-Dye lmhd@soton.ac.uk +44 (0) 2380 59 9006.

Interviews will take place in Southampton either 16 and 17 September 2019 or 23 and 24 September 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview on both days.

Application procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk.  Please include details for up to three referees, your full CV, your publication list and a 500 word research plan. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Geraldine Lewis (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 3462. Please quote reference 1157119BJ on all correspondence.


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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.


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