Assistant Professor in Infection Biology

  • Birmingham
  • 03/19/2023


£43,414 to £51,805 p.a. Grade 8

Full Time


30th September 2022

23rd October 2022


Position Details

Institute of Microbiology and Infection, College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £43,414 to £51,805, with potential progression once in post to £58,284

Job Summary

To create and disseminate knowledge through developing and delivering undergraduate, postgraduate and CPD programmes, and through initiating and conducting original research, through publication, in the field of infection biology, particularly in the study of pathogen biology and microbial interactions with the host. In addition, to contributing to the department/school through management/leadership, and enterprise activities, as appropriate.

Main Responsibilities

  • Teach and examine courses at a range of levels
  • Plan and review own teaching approaches and act as a mentor to encourage others to do the same
  • Develop programme proposals and make substantial contributions to the design of teaching programmes more widely in the Department or School, as appropriate
  • Where appropriate, undertake and develop the full range of responsibilities in relation to supervision, marking and examining (including formative and summative assessment, assessed work, contributing to the final award – as a mark or as credit – such as unseen examinations, essays, dissertations or presentations.
  • Use appropriate approaches to learning and teaching in their field
  • Contribute to the administration/management of research and/or teaching across the Department/School
  • Lead and manage a team to devise and implement a new and/or revised process (e.g. new programme or a recruitment drive)
  • Advise on personal development of colleagues and students
  • Pursue personal research including developing research ideas and winning support, including financial support.
  • Plan, publish and/or execute high quality research
  • Project manage research activities, and/or supervise other research staff

Person Specification

  • Normally, a higher (usually PhD) or equivalent qualifications in the area of microbiology
  • Research/teaching experience and scholarship within the area of infection biology
  • Skills in managing, motivating and mentoring others successfully at all levels
  • Experience and achievement in the field reflected in a growing reputation evidenced by 3* and 4* publications
  • Experience and demonstrated success in planning, undertaking and project managing research to deliver high quality results
  • Experience of applying and/or developing and devising successful in vitro or ex vivo models, techniques and methods for the study of bacterial or viral pathogens and their interactions with the host.
  • Experience and achievement in knowledge transfer, enterprise and similar activity

Informal enquiries to Joan Geoghegan, email: *********** 

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