Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Biology

  • Newcastle University
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
  • Jul 15, 2021
Full time Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences

Job Description


Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Biology

The School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Newcastle University is seeking to recruit a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Biology to join our  biological sciences research community. You will work in a collegiate environment to conduct excellent research and deliver high quality research-led teaching related to their disciplinary expertise.

We are looking to appoint in the following research area:

1.    Quantitative Ecology or Biological Modelling. Example areas include, but are not limited to modelling spread and control of human and wildlife diseases, invasive species management and human-wildlife conflicts. We are particularly interested in modellers with skills to integrate of multiple data sources and analyse spatial systems.

We are recruiting to this role as one of three Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Biology positions. We are also looking to appoint in Molecular Biology of Plant-Microbe Interactions and Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology. Candidates who work across multiple areas or who complement our existing research strengths are encouraged to apply.

You will join an enthusiastic and supportive biological sciences community in the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences. This includes a diverse range of microbiologists, plant scientists, biotechnologists, modellers and ecologists within the Plant and Microbial Biology and Modelling, Evidence and Policy research groups. There are opportunities to contribute to interdisciplinary research within the school's areas of expertise (Ecosystems, BioEconomy, Chemistry and Applied Social Sciences) and across the universities faculties through Newcastle University Centres of Excellence (NuCores).

You will be expected to develop an externally funded research programme with excellent outcomes related to nationally and internationally relevant research goals.

Alongside research, you will be expected to contribute to our Biology and Zoology undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes through research-informed teaching. We particularly welcome candidates with teaching leadership experience and who can demonstrate innovative teaching approaches, which will inspire, engage and equip our students to tackle global challenges.

The position available is open ended and full time. Interviews are anticipated to be held early September.

For further information or for informal enquiries, please contact Professor Giles Budge, Group Lead for Modelling, Evidence and Policy at Giles.budge@ncl.ac.uk

For general enquires about how this post relates to the longer-term ambitions of the school, please contact the Head of School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Professor Robert Edwards at robert.edwards@ncl.ac.uk

About the School

The School of Natural and Environmental Sciences (SNES) comprises over 120 academic staff. It is home to life scientists, chemists and agriculture researchers. It is part of the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE). Our School delivers a broad spectrum of interdisciplinary research, from discovery-focussed to applied research founded on a world-class academic base. In addition, it provides excellence in education for undergraduates and postgraduates.

Biological sciences research within the school is located primarily within five research groups: Plant and Microbial Biology (PMB), Modelling, Evidence and Policy (MEP), Ecology (ECO), Animal Sciences (AS) and Agricultural Production Systems (APS).

For further information about the School of Natural and Environmental Science, please visit https://www.ncl.ac.uk/nes/about-us/ 

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

Closing date: 8 August 2021.  

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