Two positions available, University College London

June 21, 2011 § Leave a comment

University College London,
Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment

invites applications for two positions:

1. Reader or Chair in Evolutionary and Comparative Biology

2. Reader or Chair in Ecology and Biodiversity

Closing date for applications: 31 July 2011

We invite applications from world class research scientists for two positions available in the areas of Evolutionary and Comparative Biology and Ecology and Biodiversity.  These appointments are part of a major initiative to strengthen and diversify research activity in evolutionary, population and environmental biology in newly refurbished laboratories within UCL.

The successful candidate will be expected to: play a leadership role in this initiative and promote interaction across the diverse disciplines represented in the Department, the Division of Biosciences and across UCL; coordinate efforts to respond to national and international funding initiatives; and contribute to existing and new postgraduate training programmes and undergraduate teaching.

For a Chair, he/she is expected to have a continuing track record of external research grant funding over a number of years, and doctoral research supervision.  For a Readership, he/she is expected to have past success in obtaining external funding and experience of doctoral research supervision. At either level, candidates are also expected to have a track record in publishing high impact original research articles, experience of teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate level and excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

UCL Reader scale,  £50,902 – £55,362 per annum
UCL Professorial scale: minimum salary negotiable but not less than £61,960 p.a.

Further information about this post, together with application details, can be found at

Informal enquiries concerning the position in Evolution and Comparative Biology can be made to Professor Max Telford

Informal enquiries concerning the position in Ecology and Biodiversity can be made to Dr David Murrell

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