Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Bacterial Pathogenesis
Imperial College London
Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences
MRC Centre for Molecular Bacteriology and Infection
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Bacterial Pathogenesis
Lecturer salary: £46,970 - £52,350 p.a.
Senior Lecturer minimum starting salary: £57,710 p.a.
The Department of Life Sciences was the top ranked university department in the UK for research intensity in Biological Sciences in REF2014 (Times Higher Education), scoring 100% on our environment.
The Department of Life Sciences and the MRC Centre for Molecular Bacteriology and Infection (CMBI) (http://www.imperial.ac.uk/cmbi) wishes to appoint a new Principal Investigator at Lecturer/Senior Lecturer level to direct a research programme in the area of bacterial pathogenesis and/or host-pathogen interactions.
Located at the Imperial College London’s South Kensington Campus, the MRC-CMBI is a unique centre of excellence studying microbial pathogenesis with an emphasis on disease-causing bacteria. The successful candidate will have excellent opportunities to collaborate with the existing research groups within the Centre and within the College. Currently the MRC-CMBI is a cluster of 18 teams studying molecular, cellular and structural aspects of a broad variety of systems in relation to bacterial virulence and adaptation to the host, putting a strong emphasis on antimicrobial resistance, microbiota, single cell analysis and imaging. Amongst the pathogens studied within the Centre are Salmonella, pathogenic E. coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Neisseria meningitidis. The successful candidate, working on any model system relevant to human health, will be offered a significant starting package and further assistance in securing funding through competitive grant calls (MRC, BBSRC, Wellcome Trust, ERC)
You must have a doctorate (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area, together with a strong research record in Molecular or Cellular Microbiology and Bacterial Pathogenesis, commensurate with your career stage. The ability to raise external research funding from UK and EU sources in order to establish an independent research programme is essential. You will have a proven track record in conducting high quality research, evidenced by high quality publications in peer-reviewed journals. Experience of teaching at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level is also important.
You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to promote the institution as well as promoting the profile of your research both internally and externally. You must also have the ability to communicate and inspire students, and be able to present scientific research in an enthusiastic, creative and motivating way as you will be expected to contribute to our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes.
Applications should be made by submitting the completed Lecturer and Senior Lecturer application form and Recruitment monitoring form, along with your CV and other relevant supporting documents and a statement of research interests and future plans (up to two A4 pages) to Ms Angela Kehoe, Senior HR Manager, Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7594 5653, e-mail: email@example.com, quoting reference number NS 2017 020 PB.
Closing date: 7 May 2017
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