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Lecturer in Molecular Crop Science

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  • £39,992 - £47,722 per annum.
  • University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
  • Closes 15th March 2018
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College of Science and Engineering
Institute of Molecular Plant Science
Lecturer in Molecular Crop Science

We seek a creative scientist and inspiring teacher who applies molecular approaches to address important fundamental and translational questions in plant biology that are relevant to crop improvement and food security.

You will pursue your own research programme, and have a demonstrable ability to lead a team. You will also be keen to work collaboratively, both internally and externally. You have an established scientific track record, including relevant publications, and the potential to obtain investment in your own research and in joint initiatives. You are 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 academics who are shaping tomorrow’s world. The School of Biological Sciences is one of the UK’s largest and highly-rated life sciences departments, providing an innovative environment for research and teaching. You will join the School’s fifteen existing research groups within in the Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences, who are investigating the mechanisms underpinning plant behaviour, from stress, light, nutrient and defence signalling to epigenetics and evolution, and developing new technologies and high-value products. You will have access to a wide range of world-class facilities to support plant growth, genomics, gene synthesis and advanced protein biochemistry. You will become part of the wider Edinburgh Plant Science community of over 500 plant biologists that includes crop scientists at SRUC and SASA and evolutionary biologists at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

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.

This post is full time and open ended.

Salary: £39,992 - £47,722 per annum.
Closing Date: Thursday 15th March 2018 at 5pm (GMT)
Vacancy Ref: 042668

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