Lecturer or Reader or Professor in Experimental Biophysics/Biophotonics - AC1904SB
School of Physics and Astronomy
Vacancy Description
School of Physics and Astronomy, Lecturer Salary: £40,792 -£50,132 per annum, Reader Salary: £51,630 - £58,089 per annum, Professor Salary: Grade 9 (negotiable), Start: As soon as possible
The School of Physics & Astronomy is seeking to fill one faculty position in experimental biophysics/biophotonics. The successful applicant will augment the School’s current portfolio of research activities (https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/physics/research/index.php), and will be strongly committed to both research and teaching. It is expected that the successful applicant plays an active role in the Mackenzie Institute for Early Diagnosis and the Centre of Biophotonics, both strategic initiatives by the University combining expertise in Physics, Medicine, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Computer Science (http://med.st-andrews.ac.uk/mackenzie/ and https://synergy.st-andrews.ac.uk/cob/).  

Applicants should have a strong track record in research creativity, and a clear vision of how their work will develop and complement our existing research strengths.  Applicants with well-established research portfolios, and proven abilities to establish national and international collaborations and secure research funding will be considered for Reader/Chair positions.  

Applications are particularly welcome from those with a willingness to commit to the School and University's aspirations towards equality, diversity and inclusivity. The School has Juno Champion status, which recognises physics departments who take action to embed better working practices for all staff  and to address the under-representation of women in UK and Irish universities. For more information, including case studies, please see www.st-andrews.ac.uk/physics/equalityanddiversity/ and www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/.

Applications should include a covering letter summarising their synergy with the School of Physics and Astronomy and with the Mackenzie Institute for Early Diagnosis along with a full curriculum vitae including a list of refereed publications.  

Applicants should also include a one-page summary of research achievements to date, a list of their four most significant scientific publications with a summary statement of their originality and significance (no more than one page in total), a one-page statement of the applicant’s vision for their research at St Andrews, a one-page statement of the applicant’s teaching philosophy, and a brief statement addressing past and/or potential future contributions to equality, diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and/or service (these documents should be combined into one pdf).

Informal enquiries are welcome, and should be addressed to Professor Ian Bonnell (hospanda@st-and.ac.uk), Professor Kishan Dholakia (kd1@st-andrews.ac.uk), Professor Peter Wahl (physicsdor@st-and.ac.uk), or Dr Vivienne Wild, (vw8@st-andrews.ac.uk)

The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, demonstrated by its Gender and Race Equality Charters and Athena SWAN award for women in science, HR Excellence in Research Award and the LGBT Charter; http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/

Please quote ref:  AC1904SB

Closing Date:  16 March 2020  

Further Particulars:  AC1904SB FPs.doc

School of Physics and Astronomy
Lecturer Salary:  £40,792 -£50,132 per annum
Reader Salary:  £51,630 - £58,089 per annum
Professor Salary:  Grade 9 (negotiable)
Start:  As soon as possible