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Chair in Microbiology & Lecturer in Microbiology

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Athena Swan Gold

The Department of Biology at the University of York has a strong track record in Microbiology research and teaching, with strengths in Industrial biotechnology, molecular microbiology and a thriving interdisciplinary community interested in antimicrobial resistance. We are committed to further strengthening our expertise in this important and exciting discipline. We are therefore currently seeking to fill two independent positions in the Department of Biology. For both posts, we are seeking outstanding individuals whose research interests at the cell, molecular, organismal or population level, will complement and deepen existing strengths and expertise both within the Department of Biology and across the University. 

For the position of Chair in Microbiology, the successful candidate will be an internationally recognized expert in their field, will have an excellent publication record in the highest impact journals, proven leadership and a proven ability to obtain external grant support. 

For the position of Lecturer, the successful candidate will have, or will be developing, an international reputation in a branch of microbiology with excellent publications in high profile journals and a competitive research plan.

Key Requirements: (relative to the level of post applied for – see candidate briefs for details)

  • PhD in Microbiology or relevant science discipline
  • Ability to undertake high-quality research and publish in leading, peer-reviewed journals 
  • Ability to define, lead, manage and attract funds for research, operating across disciplinary boundaries
  • Experience of and commitment to teaching and learning
  • Demonstrable capacity for creative thinking and planning
  • Substantial recent publication record in leading peer-reviewed journal
  • Evidence of national and/or international collaboration 

Candidates will also be expected to participate in research supervision, management and administration as appropriate and should be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to the promotion of teaching and learning.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and grade

Lecturer: £38,832 to £47,722
Chair: current minimum £62,585

Candidates are invited to contact Professor Ian Graham, Head, Department of Biology ( or Professor Jennifer Potts ( for a confidential informal discussion pre-application.

The closing date is: 2 October 2017
Interviews: Please see candidate brief for further details

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