Lecturer / Associate Professor in Genetic Epidemiology, University of Leicester

Location: Leicester

Department: Health Sciences

Vacancy terms: Full-time (or part-time at minimum of 0.6FTE, 22.5 hours per week), Permanent

Salary details: Grade 8 £40,927 to £50,296 or Grade 9 £53,348 to £60,002 per annum (pro rata if part-time)

Hours per week: 37.5

Advert closes midnight on: 15 Mar 2022

About the role

The Genetic Epidemiology Research Group specialises in the discovery of genetic causes of disease to advance drug development and precision medicine.  Our focus is on respiratory, cardiovascular and psychiatric genomics but we welcome applications from other clinical areas.  The group develops and applies statistical methods to enable genetic epidemiology studies, with particular expertise in causal inference, risk prediction and phylogenetics.  Through the group’s leadership of international consortia and local cohorts, and contribution to low-and-middle-income country studies, the group has built infrastructure required for the next generation of genetic epidemiology studies.

You will deliver innovative teaching across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. This includes delivering lectures, labs and seminars, designing and marking assessments, personal tutoring and responding to student queries. You will also conduct high-level research whilst generating funding through grants, consultancy and knowledge transfer activities. Your research will result in significant contributions to leading international conferences and journals, whilst helping to build your relationships with external partners to support knowledge transfer and impact outside academia.

About you

With a  PhD in a relevant discipline, you will draw on academic experience to underpin and carry out research and teaching activities, which align with the strengths of the Genetic Epidemiology Research Group, while developing their contributions to and achievements in impact, knowledge exchange, leadership and citizenship.

For Associate Professor we will also expect the following, further information on which can be found on the job summary:

A track record in obtaining competitive research grants. 

A portfolio of publications that are internationally recognised in terms of originality, significance and rigour as appropriate to the field of genetic epidemiology.

Capability to develop links and foster regional and national collaborations with external contacts in academia, professions and/or industry

Knowledge and experience of developing a strategic direction in a research area and enhance impact

Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcome to Martin Tobin ([email protected]) or Frank Dudbridge ([email protected]).

Applications for job share will be considered.

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community.

We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.