Applications are invited for a senior lectureship in mitochondrial molecular genetics to work in the Wellcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research, Faculty of Medical Sciences.
You will have a brief to bring murine mitochondrial and evolutionary genetics in relation to mitochondrial DNA, to the Wellcome Centre. You will have the capability of establishing novel murine models for mitochondrial disease in the Centre plus be able to develop and to test models of mtDNA evolution in various systems. You will have a strong vision for developing and leading your research in the Centre, with a clear path to provide external funding to support these exciting research areas. You will also have an internationally competitive research portfolio and have proven research links with many collaborators.
You will be based in the Wellcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research on the 4th floor of the Catherine Cookson Building, Faculty of Medical Sciences. This is one of only 15 Centres funded in the UK by Wellcome and won its second five years funding cycle in 2017. An internationally-renowned hub, the Centre blends a long term interest in mitochondrial biology with the study of patients manifesting mitochondrial dysfunction, producing a unique and diverse environment for mitochondrial research.
The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.
The position is available with an open contract but will be subject to a standard probationary period. Applications are to be considered immediately but the post will not become vacant until August 2020.
Maintain a strong personal portfolio of research, bringing murine mitochondrial genetics and evolutionary biology to the Wellcome Centre.