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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Infection and Antibacterial Research : Birmingham, United Kingdom

Institute of Microbiology and Infection (IMI), Birmingham

The University of Birmingham has identified Microbiology and Infectious Diseases a priority research theme. To tackle this global challenge, the University has invested over £10 million in the establishment, expansion and future development of the Institute of Microbiology and Infection (IMI). With 50 investigators and over 170 additional staff and doctoral students, the IMI now represents the UK’s leading concentration of microbiologists and is a destination site for microbiological research and training. Our vision is to lead the discipline of Microbiology, both nationally and globally, by promoting excellence in research and postgraduate training, for the ultimate benefit of society.

To achieve our ambition we recently made a number of key appointments (at Lecturer to Chair level) across a range of research areas, including Microbial Genomics, Drug Discovery, Cellular Microbiology and Oral Microbiology. We now wish to further enhance and strengthen our research capacity by recruiting 2 world-class academics (at Lecturer to Senior Lecturer level, dependent on level of experience) in the areas following areas:

• Bacterial Infection
• Antibacterial research
• Microbial metabolomics
• Prokaryotic cell biology

This represents an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly growing community of successful, interdisciplinary and collaborative researchers in a thriving academic environment.

Successful candidates will be expected to be able to pursue an original and internationally leading programme of research within the area of Infection and Antibacterial research and to develop and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in microbiology and related disciplines.

To find out more, please visit our website or contact Professor Ian Henderson (, +44 (0)121 4144368)

£39,324 – £73,018 (Lecturer salary from £39,324 – £46,924 a year with potential progression (to £52,793 a year)). (Senior Lecturer/Reader salary from £48,327- £55,998 a year with potential progression (to £73,018 a year)). The successful candidate will be appointed on the appropriate grade in line with their experience.

Closing date: 13 March 2017
Reference: 39953

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