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Lecturer in Biological Mass Spectrometry
Salary range: £39,992 - £47,722
Closing date: 05 April 2018
Vacancy reference: 042692
We seek an excellent scientist and inspiring teacher who applies mass spectrometry (MS) in innovative ways to tackle major challenges in biology. We are looking for researcher who is addressing key questions in areas such as cell biology, structural biology, immunology, microbiology, biotechnology or systems biology, by exploiting the unique sensitivity, accuracy and resolving power of modern and emerging MS techniques.
You will have the ability, enthusiasm and breadth of vision required to be a future leader in this rapidly moving field. You will pursue an independent research programme, working collaboratively and leading a team. You must have an established track record of relevant publications and the potential to win future investment in research, as well as in our MS platforms, and will be expected to engage with both commercial and public research users and funders. You will be enthusiastic about teaching and student-centred learning for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
The University of Edinburgh is an exciting, vibrant, research-led academic community offering opportunities to work with leading international academics whose visions are shaping tomorrow’s world. The School of Biological Sciences is one of the UK’s largest and most highly-rated life sciences departments, providing an innovative environment for research and teaching with a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary research and specialist cross-disciplinary Centres across areas such as industrial biotechnology, plant science, infectious disease, regenerative medicine and synthetic biology. Our Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology is world leading in cellular epigenetics, nuclear organisation, genome packaging and transmission, chromatin homeostasis and RNA biology.
You will have access to cutting-edge MS, lead further expansion of MS in the School and participate in a network of MS expertise and hardware that spans the Schools of Biological Sciences and Chemistry as well as the University’s Institute for Genetics and Molecular Medicine. Depending on your field of interest you may benefit from access to our extensive range of core equipment and technical expertise for activities such as gene synthesis, protein production and biophysical characterisation as well as excellent facilities for structural biology.
The University of Edinburgh aims to ensure equality of opportunity and the School of Biological Sciences holds an Athena Swan Silver award. We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender or ethnic group. As women and members of ethnic minorities are currently under-represented in posts at this level we particularly encourage applications from members of these groups. Applications for part-time or full-time working will be considered and we have a range of policies to support flexible working.