University of Exeter

Open Rank Senior Lecturer to Professor in Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Biology

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Job reference P80322

Date posted 24/06/2022

Application closing date 05/09/2022

Location Exeter

Salary Competitive Salary and benefits package

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Open Rank Senior Lecturer to Professor in Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Biology

Job description

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

The Living Systems Institute (LSI) is a flagship interdisciplinary research institute at the University of Exeter comprising Physicists, Mathematicians, Engineers, Biologists and Biomedical scientists. The mission of the Institute is to decode the complexity of living systems across scales, from sub-molecular to organismal and from microbes to humans. Our primary goal is to understand and control individual and collective cell properties, including formation and maintenance of complex tissues.

The roles

We are seeking to appoint two individuals with original and outstanding research programmes in stem cell biology. We are particularly interested in mechanisms of tissue formation, renewal, and regeneration and related disease but welcome applications from any area of stem cell science. Candidates will have a strong interest in interdisciplinary approaches and research questions that incorporate biophysics, mathematical modelling, and/or bioengineering.

The LSI is an interactive and collegiate research environment. Successful candidates will demonstrate how they can contribute to the vitality and success of the Institute.

These posts will be based in the LSI and affiliated to the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

About you

For all posts candidates will have:

  • A PhD or equivalent and an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in stem cell research
  • A strong record in attracting funding for research, or demonstrated potential to attract such funding
  • An active approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research
  • Enthusiasm for delivering high quality research training
  • A strong potential for research leadership
  • A track record in refereed publications and success in significant grant capture

As a Senior Lecturer you will conduct independent research and lead a research group as Principal Investigator. You will secure research funding to support your group. You will participate in PhD supervision. You will develop collaborative projects and funding proposals with colleagues in LSI.

At Associate Professor level you will lead an internationally established research group with competitive publications and research grant funding. You will participate in the development and implementation of LSI research strategy and training, and will lead collaborative bids for research, equipment and other funds.

At Professor level you will head an internationally renowned research group with a strong track record of research funding, a sustained output of international quality publications and successful trainees, and the drive to pursue new research directions. You will contribute to research strategy and interdisciplinary innovation in LSI. You will have a collaborative ethos and develop strong interactions with colleagues in the Medical School and across the University. You will promote the reputation and visibility of LSI locally, nationally and internationally. You will act as a mentor to other colleagues.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon

Please ensure you read our Job Description, Person Specification and LSI overview for full details of this role.

For an informal and confidential discussion about the post please contact Prof Austin Smith

We currently have four positions out to advert in the Living Systems Institute: P44115 Professor in Biophysics (E&R), P42965 Associate Professor to Professor in Mathematics and/or Statistics (E&R), and P80322 (two roles available) Senior Lecturer to Professor in Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Biology (E&R).

Please note that as of 1st September 2022 our colleges and schools will be moving into a new structure which will consist of the following three Faculties – Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy, (to include the Business School) and Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

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Open Rank Senior Lecturer to Professor in Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Biology
Prince of Wales Road Exeter, United Kingdom
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