Lecturer in Bioengineering

King's College London

Job id: 068989. Salary: Grade 7, £49,737 – £58,421 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 14 June 2023. Closing date: 12 July 2023.

Business unit: Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences. Department: Craniofacial & Regenerative Biology.

Contact details:Andrea Streit. [email protected]

Location: Guy’s Campus. Category: Professional & Support Services.

Job description

The Centre for Craniofacial & Regenerative Biology at King’s College London seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Bioengineering with a focus on tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, organoid bioengineering, or human disease modelling. Applicants should be early career scientists with an outstanding research track record and an excellent potential to develop an internationally competitive research programme.  

The Centre offers an interactive and collaborative environment with research focused on craniofacial and stem cell biology, innovative approaches to regeneration and repair and big data to understand the complexity of development and disease. The applicant will benefit from our established links with the faculties of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences and Life Sciences & Medicine at King’s and the London Centre for Nanotechnology. We are particularly interested in applicants who are keen to use their expertise to develop their own research, but also to develop collaborative programmes using bioengineering and physical sciences approaches to address biological questions.

Successful candidates are expected to establish their independent research group in the Centre, to contribute to our educational programmes and to training the next generation of interdisciplinary scientists, and to support the strategic vision of the Centre and King’s. They will have access to a variety of PhD programmes including our newly awarded, cross-faculty programme Multiscale Models for Life, as well as mentorship and career development opportunities.

We wish to attract, recruit, retain and develop talent from the widest possible talent pool. Staff and students in the Centre come from all over the world and diverse cultural backgrounds. We have a supportive culture and King’s offers access to various university-wide networks including the Gender Equality Network ‘Elevate’, The Parents’ and Carers’ Network ‘NEST’, the LGBTQ+ Network ‘Proudly King’s’, the race equality network, the disability inclusion network ‘Access King’s’ and more to bring people together to share experiences, offer support and development opportunities and raise awareness.

To apply provide a current CV, a future research plan of no more than 2 pages and the details of three independent referees.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Andrea Streit (CCRB, [email protected]).  

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract 

This is a full-time post – 100% full time equivalent

Key responsibilities

Research  

  • Deliver world-class research into complex problems & concepts and produce high quality publications to develop an international expert reputation. 
  • Provide leadership within their research field attracting external income to support this research programme and leading dedicated research staff. 
  • Lead and/or participate in collaborative research programmes within the Centre, across King’s, nationally and internationally including developing funding bids. 
  • Supervise PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. 
  • Participate in Centre and Faculty research activities. 
  • Engage with the research community via e.g. conferences, editorial boards, funders, refereeing. 

Education

  • Teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in allocated areas to appropriate academic standard in line with King’s expectations. 
  • Contribute to the development, planning and implementation of a high-quality curriculum. 
  • Participate in exam marking and other forms of assessment. 
  • Provide pastoral care and academic support to students. 

Administration and Citizenship

  • Support the development of junior staff through line management, mentoring, and appraisals. 
  • Carry out administrative duties as requested by the Head of Centre and/or the Executive Dean. 
  • Engage across King’s to maintain and improve eResearch and infrastructure. 
  • Contribute effectively to the achievement of the King’s strategic goals. 

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Essential criteria  

  • PhD or significant postdoctoral experience in a subject relevant to bioengineering, tissue engineering, biomaterials, cell biology, or nanomedicine. 
  • Postdoctoral research experience with excellent publication record including evidence of high-quality collaborative research. 
  • Clear and ambitious plans for an independent research programme  with a focus on tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, organoid bioengineering, or human disease modelling. 
  • Plans for collaborative research within the Centre and alignment with its the strategic goals.  
  • Ability to develop research proposals for individual and collaborative programmes, to secure funding and to manage awards effectively. 
  • Experience in and/or strong commitment to excellence in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level and PhD student supervision. 
  • Understanding of student needs and how to provide support and guidance. 
  • Effective organisation and administration skills. 
  • Excellent communication skills across disciplines to explain complex information effectively, both verbally and in writing, engage different audiences such as students, colleagues and the general public. 
  • Understanding of and commitment to enhancing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. 
  • Commitment to continuing personal and team professional development. 
  • Commitment to research integrity. 
  • Desirable criteria

  • Evidence of attracting external funding for research 
  • Experience in project management 
  • Higher education teaching accreditation 
  • Evidence of institutional citizenship
  • Further information

    King’s College London Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences  

    The Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Science at King’s College London is among the top centres of research excellence in this area in the world, with an outstanding record for quality assurance in learning and teaching. In the Research Excellence Framework 2021 (REF2021), research of the faculty was considered in a joint submission with colleagues from Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care, FoLSM, and a small number from the NIHR Health & Social Care Workforce Research Unit and was top rated in this unit of assessment, evidence for its international excellence in research and impact. 

    The faculty is made up of three research Centres: Oral, Clinical & Translational Sciences, Host-Microbiome Interactions and Craniofacial & Regenerative Biology with research activities spanning basic, clinical and translational research in collaboration with its partner hospitals – Guy’s, King’s College and St Thomas’. Further details may be found on its website: www.kcl.ac.uk/dentistry. 

    The Centre for Craniofacial and Regenerative Biology

    The Centre for Craniofacial and Regenerative Biology is home to more than 100 staff and students from all over the world. It provides a vibrant research environment with strengths in developmental, cell and stem cell biology, genetic models for craniofacial disease, innovative biomaterials and nanotechnology. Our particular focus is on mechanistic understanding of biological processes from molecules and cells to tissues and organs with the long-term aim to deliver innovative approaches for regeneration and repair. Research in the centre is interdisciplinary with many collaborations locally, nationally, and internationally. The Centre hosts one of the MRC National Mouse Genetics Network Research Clusters and has recently been awarded a Doctoral Training Centre ‘Multiscale Models for Life’. The latter is a cross-faculty programme with links to the Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences. This appointment is an exciting opportunity to strengthen these links and to enhance our cross-faculty interactions. For details see our website: 

    https://www.kcl.ac.uk/dentistry/research/centre-for-craniofacial-regenerative-biology 

    Shortlisted candidates will be invited to give a seminar, to meeting other academics and to attend a formal interview by a panel. 

    This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service and Occupational Health clearance.

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