Lecturer or Associate Professor

Division of Biosciences

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 08th Nov 2021
  • Salary: Grade 8 £45,610 - £53,757 per annum or Grade 9 £58,404 - £63,483 per annum
  • REF: 1879855
  • Closes: 08th December 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time, Part Time

Duties and Responsibilities

The Research Department of Cell and Developmental Biology (CDB) is one of the Universitys most prestigious research departments and an internationally renowned centre for interdisciplinary academic research (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/biosciences/cell-and-developmental-biology). We are seeking to recruit three outstanding individuals to develop world-class research in the following areas:

1. Anatomy (grade 8 or 9). The Centre for Integrative Anatomy (CIA) fosters research on the evolutionary drivers of anatomical change in vertebrate (back-boned) animals (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/biosciences/cell-and-developmental-biology/centres-and-consortia/centre-integrative-anatomy). We seek candidates with research interests that align with the CIA in particular those with interests in evolutionary neuroanatomy and experience of teaching human neuroanatomy.

2. Cell Biology (grade 8 or 9). CDB is increasingly combining research strengths in cell (organelle) biology and developmental biology through considering cell workings in an in vivo context during embryogenesis. We seek candidates with research interests that align broadly to this framework in particular those with interests in organelle communication or mechanobiology and teaching core cell and developmental biology concepts.

3. Computational Biology (grade 8). We are looking to strengthen the Departments presence in this area. This post will be an integral part of the development of a new research centre. We seek candidates with experience of teaching computational modelling and data science, plus research interests encompassing dynamical modelling, systems and synthetic biology and artificial intelligence/machine learning.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate must have a PhD or equivalent qualification an outstanding contribution to a body of knowledge and an international research profile with commensurate, sustained research or other outcomes appropriate to the discipline. The candidate must demonstrate excellence in teaching and evidence of contributions to the management or administration of an academic Department, or Faculty. The candidate must demonstrate successful collaboration with other research teams/institutions and significant and sustained success in obtaining research grants.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of the page.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the Apply Now button below.

If you wish to discuss the post informally, please contact Professor Barbara Conradt, Head of the Research Department of Cell and Developmental Biology; (b.conradt@ucl.ac.uk) or the Chair of the relevant Search Committee:

Anatomy: Professor Susan Evans (s.e.evans@ucl.ac.uk)

Cell Biology: Professor Sandip Patel (patel.s@ucl.ac.uk)

Computational Biology: Professor Chris Barnes (christopher.barnes@ucl.ac.uk)

In your job application please specify which area you are interested in.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact BioSciences Staffing (biosciences.staffing@ucl.ac.uk) quoting the relevant reference number: 1879855.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

UCL Taking Action for Equality

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

8 Dec 2021

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