University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Associate Professor in Molecular &/or Cellular Cardiac Function

United Kingdom

Closing in 18 days

Associate Professor in Molecular &/or Cellular Cardiac Function

Are you an experienced and influential academic with the proven ability to carry out teaching and research in cardiac function at molecular and/or cellular levels? Do you have an excellent research track record, proven success obtaining funding and the vision and drive to tackle new challenges? Are you passionate about delivering world leading research and an exceptional student experience?

As Associate Professor, you will carry out research, teaching and management within the school, faculty and university and contribute to academic leadership in the field of molecular and cellular aspects of heart function.

You will work closely with members of our Cardiovascular and Exercise Sciences research community. The mission statement for this pillar of activity is to integrate fundamental, clinical, and population-focussed research across heart function, neuromuscular and physical activity, into holistic approaches that provide novel insight into human health and generate local and global impact. This post is ideally suited to researchers with a proven record in studying the fundamental mechanisms of cardiac function in health and disease to form the foundation of our mission. As a molecular or cellular researcher, you would also develop close ties with the membrane biology cohort in Biomedical Sciences, The Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology as well as the Biodiscovery teams utilising the soon to be built Cheney Centre.

What we offer in return:

  • 26 days holiday plus approx.16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That's 42 days a year! · Generous pension scheme plus life assurance– the University contributes 14.5% of salary · Generous pension scheme options plus life assurance
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.
  • And much more!
  • The University of Leeds and the Faculty of Biological Sciences are committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offer a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN (the national body that promotes gender equality in higher education), and the Faculty of Biological Sciences was awarded a Silver award in 2020. We are proud to be an inclusive Faculty that values all staff, and are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees. Our Athena SWAN webpage provides more information.

    To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

    Rich Callaghan, Head of School of Biomedical Sciences & Professor of Human Disease & Membrane Transport

    Email: [email protected]

    Location: Leeds - Main Campus

    Faculty/Service: Faculty of Biological Sciences School/Institute: School of Biomedical Sciences Category: Academic Grade: Grade 9 Salary: £56,021 to £64,914 per annum Working Time: 100% Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Ongoing Release Date: Wednesday 08 May 2024 Closing Date: Wednesday 19 June 2024 Reference: FBSBM1209 Downloads: Candidate Brief

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    Associate Professor in Molecular &/or Cellular Cardiac Function


    University of Leeds


    United Kingdom


    May 09, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 19, 2024

    Job type

    Associate Professor/Professor



    About the employer

    The University of Leeds is a public research university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was established in 1874 as the Yorkshire College of Science. In 1884 it merged with the Leeds School of Medicine (established 1831) and was renamed Yorkshire College. It became part of the federal Victoria University in 1887, joining Owens College (which became the University of Manchester) and University College Liverpool (which became the University of Liverpool). In 1904 a royal charter was granted to the University of Leeds by King Edward VII.

    The university has 36,330 students, the 5th largest university in the UK (out of 169). From 2006 to present, the university has consistently been ranked within the top 5 (alongside the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Nottingham and the University of Edinburgh) in the United Kingdom for the number of applications received. Leeds had an income of £789.6 million in 2019/20, of which £139.9 million was from research grants and contracts. The university has financial endowments of £82.1 million (2019–20), ranking outside the top ten British universities by financial endowment.

    Notable alumni include current Leader of the Labour Party Keir Starmer, former Secretary of State Jack Straw, former co-chairman of the Conservative Party Sayeeda Warsi, Piers Sellers (NASA astronaut) and six Nobel laureates.

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