Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Systems Biology, Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition (IMS188A)

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Systems Biology with interdisciplinary research interests in the broad area of cell and molecular approaches in the medical sciences. The candidate will be trained in the physical sciences, but have a strong and growing track record of applying their physics and mathematics expertise to drive innovation and understanding in the biological sciences using systems biology approaches. This systems biology expertise will be evidenced by a track record of published research in this area, and evidence of a capacity for innovation and collaboration in interdisciplinary approaches across the medical sciences.  

School/Section: Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition
Division: Institute of Medical Sciences
Staff Category: Academic
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £41,526 - £49,552
Ref No: IMS188A
Closing Date: 16-DEC-2019


Job Description

We wish to appoint an excellent scientist with an academic record of applying their physics and mathematics expertise to the medical and biological sciences using systems biology approaches. The post is aimed at applicants who can work at the interface between mathematical modelling and theoretical inference, and the medical molecular specialties including developmental biology, providing a theoretician bridge between our areas of core strength that include neuroscience, host-pathogen interactions, cancer, metabolic health including cardio-vascular disease, immunology, regenerative medicine in musculo-skeletal science, cell and developmental biology, genome biology, cancer and translational neuroscience including neurodegeneration.

Applicants will be expected to establish a research programme in their chosen field at the interface with one of the areas of IMS and Rowett research strength. They will have a proven ability to innovate through collaborative interactions, and an excellent and rapidly developing publication and collaboration record.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 salary scale (£41,526 - £49,552 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references .

For further information on various staff benefits and policies please visit www.abdn.ac.uk/staffnet/working-here

This post does not meet the minimum requirements as issued by UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) to qualify for an employer-sponsored visa. We are therefore unable to consider applications from candidates for this post who require sponsorship to work in the UK.

Online application forms are available at www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs


The closing date for receipt of applications is  16 December 2019


Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact:

Professor Siladitya Bhattacharya,  Head of School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition


01224 438447


Professor Paul Fowler, Director of Institute of Medical Sciences


01224 437528

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professors Bhattacharya or Fowler.

Please quote reference number  IMS188A  on all correspondence

The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition welcomes a diverse working environment and recognises the benefits this can bring.  The School is keen to receive applications from individuals from across all of the equality protected characteristics (race, gender, disability, gender reassignment, age, sexual orientation, religion/belief, pregnancy/maternity, marriage/civil partnership).

The University supports opportunities for flexible working for a range of reasons and has policies in place to facilitate this.  The policies can be found here:



The University’s commitment to gender equality has been recognised through the achievement of an Athena SWAN Bronze award.  The University is also a Stonewall Diversity Champion to further LGBT equality and a Disability Committed Employer recognising our commitment to supporting disabled staff and students. 



Apply Now All Jobs