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Join the Department of Life Sciences

We are seeking candidates with an excellent track record of research and teaching to join our highly-rated department.

Six new posts in microbiome research

The Department of Life Sciences at the University of Bath has vacancies for academic appointments with a focus on microbiome research.

GSK Chair (Professor) in Pharmacomicrobiomics

This new position will strengthen the department’s research and teaching programmes in Pharmacy and Pharmacology through increased focus on the interplay between the microbiota and the disposition and response to drugs.

Read the job description for the GSK Chair in Pharmacomicrobiomics.

Professor in Environmental Microbiomics

As well as conducting cutting-edge externally funded research, you will contribute to developing new taught courses at undergraduate and master's levels and supervise postgraduate research students.

Read the job description for the Professor in Environmental Microbiomics.

2 x Lecturer or Senior Lecturers

We're appointing two lecturer or senior lecturer positions, one in Microbiomics and the other in Human Microbiomics.

We are interested in applicants whose research addresses the influence of microbiota on any one of a broad range of topics including evolution, biodiversity and conservation, human health, agriculture and food security, drug discovery and pharmacology.

Read the job description for the lecturer in Microbiomics.

Read the job description for the lecturer in Human Microbiomics.

2 x Prize Fellows

The positions are being offered as part of the expansion of microbiome-related research within the Department. Where appropriate, fellows may also become members of the Milner Centre for Evolution.

Read the job description for the Prize Fellows.

The opportunity

Find out more about our microbiome research network in the Department of Life Sciences

The merger of the Departments of Biology & Biochemistry and Pharmacy & Pharmacology to form the Department of Life Sciences has created exciting new opportunities for innovation in research and education.

The mix of evolutionary, cell and developmental biology of animals, plants and microbes with chemical biology, pharmacology and pharmaceutics presents an appealing platform for an integrated research and education framework, anchored in analyses of microbiota and their interactions within the biosphere.

Our vision is for microbiome-based research to permeate the entire department, from clinical epidemiology through plant and animal biology to field-based ecological studies and fundamental evolutionary research.

Several researchers within the Department are already actively engaged in microbiome-related research.

Building on these foundations, we aim to expand our activities and expertise, to establish a comprehensive microbiome network that embraces all five of our research domains: Biodiversity; Evolution; Food Security; Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance; and Life Course.

This strong research base in microbiome biology will help ensure our undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses keep abreast of contemporary knowledge and interests. An appreciation of the central role of the microbiome in human health is now fundamental to Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacology and Pharmacy degrees – and the role of environmental microbiota in ecology and biodiversity will become a key component of our Biology degrees.

Join us to be part of this network and keep Bath at the forefront of life sciences research and education.

Working at Bath

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, close to the elegant city of Bath; full of historic charm, contemporary culture, and green spaces, it is an excellent environment in which to work.

We strive to be an inclusive university where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

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