Lecturer in Arthropod Genetics

Keele University

Lecturer in Arthropod Genetics
Grade 7a-8 Salary Range £35,333 – 53,353

The School of Life Sciences is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Arthropod Genetics. The appointee will be expected to develop and maintain a leading research programme in Arthropod Genetics and contribute to teaching within the school.

We are looking for a researcher with a genuine love for knowledge discovery, capacity for innovation, and strong collaborative ethic. This is a permanent position in which the successful candidate would be supported to develop their research, therefore the post would suit an early career academic able to demonstrate their potential for developing and leading a research programme. This research will be internationally competitive, attract external funding, and generate impact in the field of infectious diseases. It is our expectation that you will qualify for inclusion in future Research Excellence Framework submissions in the UK. In addition the successful candidate will contribute to teaching within the School. In order to achieve this you will be able to incorporate your knowledge and experience of infectious diseases into exciting learning experiences for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

You should have a Ph.D. in an appropriate field and a track record of academic achievement that is commensurate with experience. We are particularly looking for researchers that can strengthen our existing research programmes, and develop inter-disciplinary research opportunities with the School. This post represents an exciting opportunity for an individual to develop their career.

The Benefits

The University recognises that its success depends upon the contribution and dedication of its talented staff. In return, we have a competitive benefits package available, including:  

  • Competitive rate of pay with annual increments within the grade (Keele Spine)
  • Generous annual leave entitlement with opportunities to purchase additional leave  
  • Excellent staff pension scheme   
  • Access to continued personal, professional and career development   
  • On site ‘outstanding’ nursery    
  • Discounted health & fitness facilities on site  
  • Cycle to work scheme (subject to eligibility)

Please note that the starting salary will typically be at the bottom of the pay scale shown above

The University is committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible. 

The University

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience.  With a turnover in excess of £170 million, over 12,500 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research.  Further information can be found at https://www.keele.ac.uk/about/

 Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

How to Apply

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For informal enquiries, contact the Head of School Professor Pip Beard ([email protected]).  Applications to this address will not be accepted. 

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