Associate Professor of Evolutionary Genomics
- Closing Date
- Sunday, 11th March 2018
- Job Type
- Research & Teaching
- Life Sciences
- £50618 to £60410 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
As part of its ambitious Research Strategy the University is making a significant investment in its research capacity and capability through six multi-million pound cross-disciplinary Beacons of Excellence (Beacons). Beacons will represent a critical mass, undertaking a coherent and integrated portfolio of research, doctoral training and knowledge exchange activities in a well-defined research area, carrying out discovery and challenge-led research and related activities, with an objective to be demonstrably amongst the best in the world. This position will be funded by the Future Food Beacon which has a mission to deliver world class research to help address the challenge of providing sufficient quantities of nutritious and palatable food to a growing world population within a changing environment”
At the University of Nottingham, our researchers have expertise across the food chain – from soil to molecule to meal to deliver sustainable solutions to the global food challenges; such as hidden hunger, less diverse diets, naturally low nutrients in our staple crops and an increasing reliance on over-processed foods mean that more than a quarter of the world population are not getting the goodness they need from the food they eat.
In the face of climate change we must develop new, resilient crops with increased yields to feed the additional two billion people expected by 2050.
The Beacon is to proactively engage with the research ecosystem within and across Faculties, in particular Research Centres and Institutes. The Beacon will have clearly identified objectives against which they will be required to deliver in order to release funding to enable ongoing delivery. The role holder will advance the discipline of Evolutionary Genomics through research, knowledge transfer and teaching. The role holder will also provide academic leadership to colleagues, research staff and students.
Candidates should hold a Degree and a PhD or equivalent in plant evolutionary genomics, genetics, or a closely related field, have a strong publication record and International scientific reputation evidenced through a track record of high quality publications and demonstrated success in obtaining sources of funding, Please identify 4 papers you consider your best.
This permanent role is available immediately, the first 5 years will focus on performing high quality research within the Beacon. To recognise this focus the first 5 years of the role will be 80% original research within the Beacon, 20% contribution to other activities in the School of Life Sciences.
The School of Life Sciences holds an Athena Silver SWAN Award, in recognition of our commitment to supporting and advancing women’s careers in the life sciences (STEMM). You can read more about this initiative at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/life-sciences/documents/athena-swan-silver-award.pdf
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor David Salt (David.Salt@nottingham.ac.uk) or Professor Victoria Chapman (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.
The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.