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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Bioinformatics and Data-Intensive Biology

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South Kensington Campus

We are now seeking applications for an academic staff position (tenure track where appropriate) starting in the 2022-23 academic year in Bioinformatics, in the Department of Life Sciences. The appointee will conduct research in Bioinformatics and will teach at the undergraduate and Master’s level in Bioinformatics in areas including topics in the analysis of ‘omics data and computer programming (typically in Python). The research interest of the appointee can be in any area of Bioinformatics and we welcome applications in the areas of machine learning and the development of novel methodologies. Appointees are expected to broaden the Department’s research capabilities, while complementing our existing strengths (

We especially welcome applicants who are female or from other under-represented groups.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Undertake original research at a high international standard in Bioinformatics.
  • Publish the results of this research in internationally recognised peer reviewed journals
  • Obtain external funding to support the research from Government Research Councils, Charity, Industry and other national and international funding agencies
  • Contribute to teaching and examination on appropriate courses of the undergraduate Biochemistry and Biological Sciences degree streams within the Department of Life Sciences
  • Contribute to teaching and examination on appropriate Master’s courses within the Department of Life Sciences
  • Supervise MRes/MPhil/PhD research students
  • To undertake appropriate administrative tasks as directed by the Head of Department
  • To undertake necessary training and/or development

Essential requirements

  • You should hold a PhD (or equivalent) in a discipline underpinning Bioinformatics.
  • A proven track record in conducting high quality independent research in Bioinformatics, as evidenced by high quality publications in peer reviewed journals.
  • Previous experience of teaching at either the undergraduate or the postgraduate level and ideally at both.
  • An ability to train undergraduate and postgraduate students in Bioinformatics including topics in the analysis of ‘omics data and computer programming (typically in Python).
  • Experience of preparing grant applications for submission.
  • An ability to raise significant research funding from a variety of sources, commensurate with your career stage.
  • An effective communicator, conveying ideas and concepts clearly and effectively to a range of audiences through a variety of methods and media.

Further information


The appointee will be able to demonstrate their ability to produce independent research and will have developed the skills to take a more active role in teaching and supervision.

Senior Lecturer

The appointee will have extensive professional experience and will be able to demonstrate a reputation in their field based on their achievements in either teaching or research. The appointee will be expected to demonstrate their independence through their body of original research work or record of teaching impact.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.Candidates are required to complete an online application via our website at

Informal enquiries may be made to: Professor Anne Dell, (Head of Department; [email protected]) or Professor Mark Isalan (Chair, Appointments Committee; [email protected])

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