The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top 20 institutions of Higher Education and provides exceptional research, teaching, and living environments. The School of Engineering reflects all of the University’s principal characteristics, with a cosmopolitan academic staff numbering over 110, and with a body of 1,550 undergraduate and 500 postgraduate students from all over the world. We carry out internationally excellent teaching and research, attracting high-calibre students and an excellent level of research funding. We are now investing to strengthen and deepen our coverage of Synthetic Biology by appointment to:
Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering with specialisation in Synthetic Biology research into the design, construction and validation of novel genetic devices. This may include: development of the tools and infrastructure for the engineering of biology; development of supporting instrumentation and automation / miniaturisation technologies; delivery of a functional device for a real-world application of an engineered organism.
The successful candidate will be internationally prominent in Synthetic Biology or will demonstrate strong potential to be so. As a member of the Institute for Bioengineering, you will initiate, perform and deliver fundamental and applied research in Synthetic Biology that complements and integrates with other appropriate research areas in the School. You will work closely with colleagues in SynthSys, Edinburgh’s Centre for Synthetic and Systems Biology Research, the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine as well as with other Edinburgh Schools. You will contribute to the development and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate taught degree programmes in Mechanical Engineering.
The level of appointment will be determined by the selection panel. The culture of the School of Engineering and the University is open and diverse and we are committed to reflecting that in our appointment process.
Job Title: Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering: Synthetic Biology
School: School of Engineering
Line manager: Director of Discipline, Mechanical Engineering
Lecturer (Grade UE08)