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Lecturer in Vertebrate Biology

Department of Biological Science

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £43,660 to £51,687 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date:  Monday 16 March 2020
Interview Date:  Thursday 02 April 2020
Reference:  0120-026

Full time, Permanent 

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Vertebrate Biology in the Department of Biological Sciences within the School of Life Sciences and the Environment. We invite applications from candidates with research interests in vertebrate biology, and with the ability to teach in our undergraduate programmes in this area. We are looking for candidates with an excellent publication record, an exciting research programme and demonstrating the potential to acquire grant funding. Areas of expertise that we are looking for include, but are not limited to the physiology, biodiversity, evolution, development, anatomy or biomechanics of vertebrates. The area of research should fit with the strategy of the Department and School, which addresses various aspects of molecular, organismal and environmental biology and the biological processes underlying normal biological function. Candidates whose research is multi- or inter-disciplinary are encouraged to apply
 Applicants will hold a PhD degree in a relevant discipline. Applicants will have experience in generating high-quality publications and success – commensurate to career stage – in gaining research funding from the UK research councils, charities, industry or other funders. We strive for excellence in research, in the dissemination of research outcomes and in teaching.  We are therefore looking for candidates with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

The Department’s expertise spans the biological sciences from molecular and biomedical sciences to ecology, evolution and behaviour. This post aims to build on and expand our research portfolio and will contribute to the teaching in vertebrate biology in our biology, zoology and biomedical sciences degrees.  Applicants are expected to design and supervise research projects across the range of our degree programmes. Being able to contribute to the organisation and delivery of field courses, either in the UK or overseas, is desirable.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including generous annual leave and training and development opportunities.  The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Vincent Jansen, Head of Biological Sciences <HODbiologicalsciences@rhul.ac.uk>.

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.ukFor queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk.

Royal Holloway recognises the importance of helping its employees balance their work and home life by offering flexible working arrangements.  We are happy to consider a request for flexible working for this post including part time, job share or compressed working hours.

Please quote the reference: 0120-026

Closing Date:   Midnight, 16 March 2020 

Interview Date: 2 April 2020

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Royal Holloway is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Read here about structures and initiatives around equality and diversity, including information on staff diversity networks.


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