Lectureship in Bioinformatics
Queen Mary University of London, School of Biological & Chemical Sciences
United Kingdom

Overview:

Queen Mary is one of the largest colleges in the University of London and one of the UK's leading research-intensive institutions. It joined the Russell Group in 2012, and ranked in the top 10 of UK Universities in the last Research Evaluation Framework (REF2014). QMUL is committed to world-class research and teaching across all its disciplines. Specifically, the Department of Biology is strategically recruiting to cement existing research themes which include bioinformatics, evolutionary genomics, development, food-web and animal ecology. The Department is part of the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, a large and expanding academic unit that provides a supportive and friendly environment and encourages interdisciplinary research.


The Department of Biology at Queen Mary University of London invites applications for a fixed-term Lectureship position in Bioinformatics to provide sabbatical teaching cover. The successful applicant should hold a PhD in Biological Science (or equivalent) and have experience teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate level, with relevant expertise in genomics, statistics and coding relevant, preferably in the context of evolutionary biology. The Lecturer will be based in the Department of Biology, part of the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences.


The school has made major investments in infrastructure offering state-of-the-art high performance computing systems. We have strong links with other Schools within the Faculty and other organizations. Particularly relevant are the Blizard Institute, the Queen Mary’s Life Sciences, the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and The Institution of Zoology. The School is also involved in an exciting joint venture with Nanchang University, including staff with UK-based research in evolutionary genetics and molecular evolution. The school contributes to local and national initiatives, such as the Alan Turing Institute (the National Institute for Data Science & Artificial Intelligence).


The academic post is full time for six-months starting 01 September 2019. The annual salary will be in the range of £41,682 - £51,899. Benefits include 30 days annual leave and USS pension scheme.

The School is committed to promoting diversity in science; we have been awarded an Athena Swan Bronze Award. We positively welcome applications from women and other underrepresented groups. We will also be happy to consider applications from people with their own funding who wish to explore proleptic positions within the School.


Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.


For informal enquiries, please contact the Head of the Biology Department, Professor Stephen Rossiter ats.j.rossiter@qmul.ac.uk.

For further information about the School, please visit the School’s website on: http://www.sbcs.qmul.ac.uk


To apply, please click the link below.


Application enquiries should be directed to recruitment@qmul.ac.uk


The closing date for completed applications is 9 August 2019. Interviews will be held shortly thereafter. 


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