12 July, 2017
The University of Birmingham is continuing to make strategic investments across its research base in the Plant Sciences. We are seeking to appoint two Lecturers / Senior Lecturers in Plant Biology. Applications are invited from candidates who will further strengthen and expand our expertise in one or more of the following areas: Systems and Synthetic Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology, and/or Biochemistry. We welcome candidates who may work across these or other disciplines within the Plant Sciences, as well as those who have a view of translating basic research into an agronomic context. These positions are in addition to a third position in Plant Pathology currently available.
Candidates must have a relevant PhD, and will be appointed based on their scientific excellence and trajectory. Evidence of a strong track record in publishing work of the highest academic quality and impact is essential, and (for a senior appointment) obtaining external research funding is important. In addition to demonstrating internationally excellent research, applicants must have a commitment to delivering excellent teaching and learning in Plant Science, as well as communicating the relevance and impact of their research to stakeholders and the wider public. Appointees will be expected to teach to a high standard, manage a diverse workload, and acquire external funding to support and lead their own research programme.
The University of Birmingham is a QS top 100 global ranked university. In the 2014 research excellence framework (REF) the School of Biosciences was ranked 6th within the Russel group (which represents the UK’s top research intensive universities), with over 90% of our research rated as world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*).
Further information on the Plant Science research within the School of Biosciences can be found at:
For an informal enquiries applicants should contact one of the below individuals: Professor Chris Bunce (Head of School; firstname.lastname@example.org), Professor George Bassel (Theme Lead for Plant Science; email@example.com), Professor Chris Franklin (Theme Lead for Plant Science; firstname.lastname@example.org).
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