Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
Other, Scientific & Research, Education/Teaching
Full Time
The University of Edinburgh
Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Engineering x2
Synthetic Biology

The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top 20 institutions of Higher Education and provides exceptional research, teaching, and living environments. The School of Engineering reflects all of the University’s principal characteristics, with a cosmopolitan academic staff numbering over 110, and with a body of 1,550 undergraduate and 500 postgraduate students from all over the world. We carry out internationally excellent teaching and research, attracting high-calibre students and an excellent level of research funding.

We are now investing to strengthen and deepen our coverage of Synthetic Biology by appointment to:

  • Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering with specialisation in Synthetic Biology research into the design, construction and validation of novel genetic devices.
    This may include:  development of the tools and infrastructure for the engineering of biology; development of supporting instrumentation and automation / miniaturisation technologies; delivery of a functional device for a real-world application of an engineered organism.
    Vacancy ref 038249

The successful candidate will be internationally prominent in Synthetic Biology or will demonstrate strong potential to be so. As a member of the Institute for Bioengineering in the School, you will initiate, perform and deliver fundamental and applied research in Synthetic Biology that complements and integrates with other appropriate research areas in the School. You will work closely with colleagues in SynthSys, Edinburgh’s Centre for Synthetic and Systems Biology Research, the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, the Institute for Materials and Processes, as well as collaborate with colleagues from other Schools within the College of Science and Engineering. You will seek and win substantial external research funding and will contribute to the recently announced £14m BBSRC/EPSRC/MRC UK Centre for Mammalian Synthetic Biology, in which the Institute for Bio engineering is a key partner.

You will contribute to the development and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate taught degree programmes in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering.

The level of appointment for the Lecturer / Senior Lecturer post will be determined by the selection panel.

The culture of the School of Engineering and the University is open and diverse and we are committed to reflecting that in our appointment process.

For informal discussion, potential candidates are invited to contact the Head of School Prof. Hugh McCann, Director of Discipline for Chemical Engineering, Prof. Stefano Brandani, Director of Discipline for Mechanical Engineering, Prof. Conchúr O’Bradaigh on the details found once pressing apply.

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Closing date: 5pm on 31 January 2017