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40,927 - 50,296 a year
Grade 7
Contract status
Hours of work
Full-time (flexibility available)
Based at
University of York campus
Interview date
14, 15 & 19/09/2022
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Role Description


The Department of Biology at the University of York is looking to appoint up to six new Lecturers to enhance our Research and Teaching portfolio across the discipline.  We particularly encourage applications from Early Career Researchers with independent research fellowships, who we will support into academic roles at York following their fellowship funding.

The successful candidates will support the development of our broad-ranging research portfolio, which is characterised by strengths in challenge-led life sciences research and its translation into industrial, clinical, societal, and environmental impact. We are looking for outstanding research scientists whose interests complement and deepen existing strength and expertise across the department and University. Our departmental research ethos is to support excellent research that is aligned to tackling global challenges (Sustainable Food & Fuel, Health & Disease, Environmental Change), and we expect appointees will associate with activities in at least one of our Research Centres (CNAP, YBRI, YESI and LCAB).

The Department of Biology runs highly successful taught undergraduate and Masters degree programmes in Biology and specialist areas including Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics. We expect the successful candidate will provide leadership, ideas and new disciplinary strengths to influence the development of our taught portfolio.  The department has a diverse graduate student body with PhD programmes funded by BBSRC, MRC, and NERC and we expect the successful candidate to build a research group of graduate students and post-doctoral staff.

The position will be based in the Department of Biology with access to our world-class Bioscience Technology Facility containing state-of-the-art technologies and support for imaging, cytometry, -omics, and biomolecular analysis. The University of York is proud to be a top 10 UK University for Research according to REF2021. Biological sciences research at York has been consistently ranked in the UK top 10 since 2008, including in REF2021.


You will work in a collegial way and be open to the excellent opportunities for citizenship and interdisciplinary working at York. You will develop creative and sustainable independent research programmes, supported by external funding resulting in internationally-leading outputs. You will actively participate in research supervision, management and administration contributing to successful research outputs.  You will also actively participate in our taught programmes by designing, developing, managing and delivering teaching in bioscience areas relevant to your experience and interests. 

Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed

  • You will have a PhD or equivalent experience, a successful post-doctoral career with an excellent publication record in a relevant area and the skills required to drive an internationally competitive research programme.  
  • We also seek candidates with a strong commitment to teaching and learning, demonstrated through experience and knowledge of educational practice and willingness to complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice.

These posts are full time on an open contract with starting salary in range £40,927 to £50,296 a year. 

Please provide an academic CV and a cover letter outlining how your recruitment would fit with, and enhance, our existing strengths in research and teaching.

Interview dates: 14, 15 and 19 September 2022

For informal enquiries: please contact Professor James Moir, Professor Katherine Denby or Dr. David Kent via

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

Athena Gold 2017 



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