University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Lecturer (TR) in Bacteriology

United Kingdom

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Lecturer (TR) in Bacteriology

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you want to further your career in one of the UKs leading Universities in research and teaching excellence?

We aim to enhance our existing strengths in bacteriology and biotechnology at Leeds by recruiting a Lecturer looking to establish a research programme in one or more of the following areas: bacterial pathogenesis, bacterial membrane protein biology, or microbial biotechnology. The ideal candidate will take a multidisciplinary approach to addressing important questions in these field(s) and will be supported by world class research facilities in bioimaging, cryo-electron microscopy, biomolecular mass spectrometry, and molecular interactions. You may not yet be focussed on a specific problem, but you will have a clear vision for how your research will address key questions in these area(s), and how you will bring something new to Leeds such as new technologies, ideas, and ways of working.

You should have a PhD (or equivalent) in bacteriology/biochemistry or a related discipline with expertise in molecular bacteriology to advance forward our understanding of human bacterial pathogens, bacterial membrane protein biology, or developing microbial biotechnology for clean growth.

You will be a future leader in your field, driving exciting research that enhances our strengths, and we will support you in the development of your aspirational research programme. You will contribute to our undergraduate and taught postgraduate teaching programmes within the School and wider University, with the opportunity to develop curriculum, innovate teaching and provide exceptional student experiences through research-led teaching.

You will join the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, which is a vibrant academic environment composed of 53 academic staff with research strengths in communicable and non-communicable diseases, structural biology and biotechnology. You will become a member of the Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology, which is a multidisciplinary centre that spans the University whose membership consists of 70-80 academics interested in structural biology, chemical biology, cell biology, microbiology, biophysics and more. You may also become involved with the LeedsOmics, which is a grouping of ~40 group leaders across the University who utilise ‘Omics approaches in their research. Finally, you will also have an opportunity to engage with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, one of the largest and highly research active Trusts in the UK. Comprising over 250 principal academic investigators, its vision is to bring together scientists and clinicians from across discipline boundaries to deliver world-leading research in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease to improve patient outcomes in Leeds, nationally, and globally.

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

Andrew Macdonald, Professor, Head of School of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Tel: +44(0)113 343 3053

Email: [email protected]

Location: Leeds - Main Campus

Faculty/Service: Faculty of Biological Sciences School/Institute: School of Molecular & Cellular Biology Category: Academic Grade: Grade 8 Salary: £45,585 to £54,395 per annum Working Time: 100% - we will consider flexible working arrangements Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Ongoing Release Date: Friday 15 September 2023 Closing Date: Sunday 15 October 2023 Reference: FBSMB1267 Downloads: Candidate Brief

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Lecturer (TR) in Bacteriology


University of Leeds


United Kingdom


September 16, 2023

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October 15, 2023

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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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