Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry and Biomedicine (Education and Research) Ref 7870

School/Department: School of Life Sciences
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need). 
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 7870
Salary: Lecturer B £42,149 to £50,296 per annum, pro rata if part time. Senior Lecturer starting at £51,799 to £60,022 per annum, pro rata if part time 
Placed on: 17 June 2022
Closing date: 18 July 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: TBC
Expected start date: ASAP

Job description

The School of Life Sciences at the University of Sussex is at the forefront of research in the UK. In the recent Research Excellence Framework assessment (REF 2021) 100% of our Impact cases in Biological Sciences and Chemistry were rated as world-leading or internationally excellent. The School has received substantial recent University investment and is embarking on an exciting and extensive, muti-million pound refurbishment and improvement project.

The Department of Biochemistry and Biomedicine is looking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer with active research interests in the areas of cancer biology and/or infectious disease. You will work in a collegiate and supportive Department alongside researchers with expertise in cancer signalling and mechanisms, gene expression control (transcriptional and post-transcriptional), protein structure and function, bacteriology and virology. We have an active knowledge exchange portfolio, launching spin-outs, working with industry and have multiple drug discovery projects with the Sussex Drug Discovery Centre. We are also well networked with the adjacent Brighton and Sussex Medical School. The School has excellent specialist technical hubs to support cell biology and molecular research including the Wolfson Centre for Biological Imaging, a new high-resolution Cryogenic Electron Microscope and newly-enhanced X-ray Crystallography facilities.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of successful research and have experience in teaching and learning (appropriate for the level of post applied for). A School-funded PhD studentship will be provided and there will be opportunities to apply annually to our successful BBSRC-funded South Coast Biosciences Doctoral Training Programme for collaborative PhD studentships.

The School of Life Sciences is committed to increasing the diversity of its staff and providing an inclusive working environment. The School currently holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award, has developed a Race Equity Action Plan and hosts an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion working group.

Applications are particularly welcomed from Black and minority ethnic candidates, and women, trans and non-binary candidates, who are under-represented in the School of Life Sciences.

Applications to posts from candidates who wish to work part-time or as job-sharers are welcome.

The University offers various schemes to provide real benefits to parents, these can be found at Family Friendly Policies

Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to make informal contact with Professor Georgios Giamas (g.giamas@sussex.ac.uk), Head of Department [he/him] and/or Professor Sarah Guthrie (S.Guthrie@sussex.ac.uk) [she/her], Head of School, before applying.

Applications should be accompanied by a full CV, a statement of research interests and aspirations (not more than 4 pages), and the names of three academic referees.

Download job description and person specification Re 7870 [PDF 156.27KB]

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How to apply

Download our academic application form [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

Applications should be accompanied by a full CV, a statement of research interests and aspirations (not more than 4 pages), and the names of three academic referees. 

Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to lifescirecruitment@sussex.ac.uk

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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