University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Open Rank Senior Lecturer to Professor (E&R) in Living Systems

United Kingdom

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Open Rank Senior Lecturer to Professor (E&R) in Living Systems

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Faculty of Health and Life Sciences – Living Systems Institute (LSI)

The Living Systems Institute (LSI) is a flagship interdisciplinary research institute at the University of Exeter. The ambition of the Institute is to to decode the complexity of living systems across scales, from sub- molecular to organismal, and from microbe to human. Our shared mission is to discover, understand and control the fundamental rules of life.

Launched in 2017, the LSI is a unique blend of physicists, mathematicians, engineers, biologists and biomedical scientists housed in purpose-designed research and collaboration space. We are now expanding our research programmes with new permanent Group Leader appointments. We seek pioneering researchers who, like us, are motivated by scientific discovery and embrace an ethos of excellence, integrity, and collaboration.

The posts will be based in the LSI with affiliation to the adjacent Department of Biosciences or the Department of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences.

The roles

We have openings from Senior Lecturer to full Professor for researchers leading original and exciting projects in interdisciplinary life science. If you are an innovative scientist seeking a well-resourced, dynamic and collaborative environment that will enable your next breakthrough, we would like to hear from you.

We are looking for exceptional investigators who will enhance the capabilities and profile of LSI and strengthen our cross-cutting thematic research in Mathematics of Life, Physics of Life, and Engineering Life. Candidates should have a biological or biomedical research focus but we particularly welcome applications from individuals with training in mathematics, physics, engineering, or computational science. Fields of interest include, though are not limited to:

stem cells and development; chromatin dynamics; cell state transitions; biomechanics and bioengineering; microbial interactions; molecular dynamics ; synthetic biology and protein design.

In addition to leading your own research team, you will work with the LSI Leadership team to shape the institute research agenda, attract strategic collaborative funding, grow the global reputation of the Institute, and nurture the next generation of researchers. You will also contribute to teaching in Biosciences or in Clinical and Biomedical Sciences.

You will be welcomed into the vibrant LSI community of some 200 PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and principal investigators from around the world working in superb laboratories with excellent facilities, and supported by excellent technical and professional services colleagues.


The starting salary for a Senior Lecturer will be from £49,794 on Grade (G), depending on qualifications and experience.

The starting salary for an Associate Lecturer will be from £63,335 on Grade (H), depending on qualifications and experience.

The starting salary for Professors will be from £75,228 on Prof Band 1, depending on qualifications and experience.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.

Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world's most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and 47% is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).

We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community.

With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus' and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
  • Please ensure you read our Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

    This is a rolling recruitment campaign. Applications will be reviewed on a regular basis so please ensure you submit your application at the earliest possible convenience.

    For an informal and confidential discussion about these posts please contact Prof Austin Smith (email: [email protected]). Alternatively, please contact [email protected]

    Job details


    Open Rank Senior Lecturer to Professor (E&R) in Living Systems


    University of Exeter


    United Kingdom


    November 21, 2023

    Application deadline

    February 26, 2024

    Job type

    Associate Professor/Professor


    Biology,Chemistry,Computer Science,Engineering,Mathematics,Medicine,Physics

    About the employer

    The University of Exeter is a public university that focuses on research. It was established in the year 1955. In 1851, it was first formed as Schools of Science and Art. In 1900, its name was then changed to the Royal Albert Memorial College which later converted into a university college of the southwest in the year 1922. And finally, it received its authorization in 1955 as the University of Exeter.

    The university is a part of the Russell Group which contains the top research-intensive universities of United Kingdom and has a total of 3 campuses. Out of all 3, Streatham is the largest campus by area as it contains most of the university's executive buildings.

    Also, it is considered as one of the most beautiful buildings in the nation. Moreover, the Penryn campus is associated with Falmouth University as per a combined initiative.

    The University has more than 25,263 student population who are coming from over 130 different nations. The university organizes its educational and administrative departments into 6 scholastic colleges. There are many research centres and institutes inside the campus. There are more than 200 student societies including creative writing, theatre club, Socialist Students societies, Poker Society and Conservative Future society. The university maintains an athletic union which is responsible for organizing and administrating all the sports activities fairly and actively. The union governs more than 50 sports clubs which have around 5,000 students.

    The university has a great alumni base and actively connects with more than 125,000 alumni in 183 countries across the world. The graduates have been working in different fields. From globally known business leaders and lawyers to inspiring leaders and teachers to highly praised members of the press and artists, this university has proudly touched the lives of its alumni. Some of the much-known alumni of the university are J.K. Rowling (author- famous for Harry Potter series), Ameenah Gurib (Mauritius's 6th President) and Abdullah Gül (Turkey's 11th President).

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