Senior Lecturer / Reader in Medical Sciences

Updated: 8 months ago
Location: Aberdeen, SCOTLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 16 Dec 2019

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer / Reader in Medical Sciences with research interests in the broad area of cell and molecular approaches in the medical sciences. The candidate to be appointed will have a proven and growing track record at the appropriate level of driving discovery, innovation and understanding in the medical sciences, evidenced by a strong trajectory of published research and an ability to win research funding in this area.


Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition


Institute of Medical Sciences

Duration of Post


The successful candidate will be based within the Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS) ( ), and applications are particularly welcome from candidates who have research interests in one of the following areas where we have internationally recognised research strengths; microbiology including host-pathogen interactions and the microbiome, immunology, including immunometabolism, regenerative medicine in musculo-skeletal science and arthritis, cardiovascular and metabolic health, developmental origins of human disease, genome biology and cancer, and translational neuroscience including neurodegeneration and neuro-regeneration. The successful appointee will have the capacity to synergise with existing areas of research interest across the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition. The ability to evidence a record of interdisciplinary approaches and collaboration would be an advantage.

We wish to appoint an excellent scientist with an academic record of applying their research expertise to the medical sciences. The post is aimed at applicants who can demonstrate a significant and sustained record of research achievement within our areas of core strength that include neuroscience, microbiology, the microbiome and host-pathogen interactions,  immunology, cancer, metabolic health including cardio-vascular disease, regenerative medicine in musculo-skeletal science, cell and developmental biology, genome biology, cancer and translational neuroscience including neurodegeneration.

For appointments at Senior Lecturer and Reader level salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 8 salary scale (£52,559 - £59,135 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a period of probation .

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Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Grant Rae, HR Adviser on +44 (0)1224 437068 or email for further information. 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 16 December 2019.

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact:

Professor Siladitya Bhattacharya,  Head of School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition

01224 438447

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Bhattacharya.

Please quote reference number IMS185A on all correspondence

The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition welcomes a diverse working environment and recognises the benefits this can bring.  The School is keen to receive applications from individuals from across all of the equality protected characteristics (race, gender, disability, gender reassignment, age, sexual orientation, religion/belief, pregnancy/maternity, marriage/civil partnership).

The University supports opportunities for flexible working for a range of reasons and has policies in place to facilitate this. 

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The University’s commitment to gender equality has been recognised through the achievement of an Athena SWAN Bronze award.  The University is also a Stonewall Diversity Champion to further LGBT equality and a Disability Committed Employer recognising our commitment to supporting disabled staff and students.

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