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Lecturer in Biophysics

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University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
Starting salary 38,183 a year. Grade 7 salary range 38,183 - 46,924 a year
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Role Description

We are seeking to employ a fixed term Lecturer in Biophysics for 12 months administratively homed in the Physics Department at the University of York, but engaging in teaching and administrative roles to cover appropriate components as required of Professor Mark Leake’s teaching and administrative duties during the period of this lectureship in both the Physics and Biology Departments. The main duties of the post will include lecturing, running workshops and practical classes, tutorials, demonstrating, setting and marking examination papers and course work. You will be part of Professor Leake’s research and be expected to engage in aspects of suitable research activities to complement those already in his group (for information on his group’s research activities see In particular, these are expected to include the supervision of undergraduate research projects in Physics and Biology Departments, as well as undergraduates on the Natural Sciences degree course.  You should be able to place a strong emphasis on the application of physics to the investigation of challenging biological questions, and on building and sustaining close collaboration with colleagues in the life sciences. In addition, you should demonstrate the capacity to complement the research activities of other members of the Physics and Biology Departments. You should be ambitious, and have a demonstrated track record of competitive research and the capacity to teach across a broad spectrum of biological physics/biophysical science. You should have a PhD in Science or Maths disciplines.

In addition to the candidate brief provided, you may also wish to make informal contact with Prof Leake ( for further information.

Salary will be in the range of Grade 7 depending upon the level of teaching experience you bring to the role. The post is full time during the fixed term period and will be available from 1st September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Closing date: 19 May 2017

Interviews: 8 – 23 June 2017 – date to be confirmed

Athena Swan Silver

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