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Senior Lecturer/Reader (Associate Professor) in Bioinformatics

Job title Senior Lecturer/Reader (Associate Professor) in Bioinformatics

Department Life Sciences

Salary Starting from £53,353, rising to £61,823

Grade Grade 9

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2311

Placed on Thursday 04 August 2022

Closing date Thursday 01 September 2022

Interview date Monday 17 October 2022

Reference CC9705

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As part of the formation of the new Department of Life Sciences (through a merger between Biology & Biochemistry and Pharmacy & Pharmacology), we are aiming to strengthen big-data science.

We are now looking to recruit a Senior Lecturer or Reader in Bioinformatics to shape our research profile in the new Department, to work within the Milner Centre for Evolution.  

About the role:

You will lead an independent cutting-edge original research program in the field of bioinformatics and have a strategic role in the development of innovative computational approaches and strengthening bioinformatic support within the Dept of Life Sciences. You will deliver high-quality teaching and will lead our postgraduate MSc (Bioinformatics) degree program and contribute to further undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.   

About you:

You will have an established track record of outstanding achievement in bioinformatics evidenced by high impact publications and grant income and an internationally competitive research program that will contribute significantly to University, UK, and global priorities in pure and applied research.  Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate the greatest potential for collaboration and innovation. You will be committed to developing your teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level and be able to teach coding, bioinformatics and statistics at both under- and postgraduate level. 

About us:

The Milner Centre for Evolution opened in 2018 and builds on decades of excellent evolutionary research. It is recognised externally as one of the strengths of the University and will continue to play a pivotal role in the new Dept of Life Sciences.  You will also have access to the ongoing Milner Centre for Evolution Doctoral Training Programme (DTP), which provides fully funded studentships for a four-year research and outreach programme leading to a PhD as well as other Doctoral Training Programmes funded via UKRI (BBSRC, MRC and NERC).

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award

A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require. 

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; 
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for. Please visit the following webpages for more information:

     - Relocation Procedure

     - Visa Reimbursement Scheme

     - Interest-Free Loan Scheme

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Update to our application process:

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this the personal details of all applicants will be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.