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Professor in Bioscience

Department: School of Science, Technology & Health
Location: York
Salary: £64,946 to £70,953 per annum
Closing Date: Wednesday 29 March 2023 at midnight
Interview Date: Friday 14 April 2023
Reference: 065-23

Full time, Permanent

Location: York

Salary is £63,673 to £69,562

About the University

York St John is an ambitious, modern university at the heart of historic York and there has never been a more exciting time to join us. As one of the fastest growing universities in the U.K over recent years, we have a new strategy for the next decade, emphasising our commitment to widening opportunity through the power of education and contributing our talents to creating a fairer world, and a more prosperous region. We are putting inspirational learning and impactful research at the heart of this strategy, recognising our academic expertise as our greatest asset. Our research seeks to have a positive impact on our community by challenging prejudice and inequity and promoting a fairer and more just society. This ethos is supported by two research Institutes at YSJU, the Institute for Social Justice and the Institute of Health and Care Improvement. 

The school 

Biomedical Science is a fundamental component of the School of Science, Technology & Health, alongside other provision in Health, Sport and Computing and hosts the Disease Detection and Prevention research group (DDaP), bringing together researchers with interests in understanding the biological basis of disease and in developing new methods to asses health, predict outcomes and monitor treatment related improvements. The discipline area is highly regarded, holding both RSB and IBMS accreditation and offers apprenticeships, undergraduate and postgraduate research degrees with good regional connections alongside a welcoming and inclusive teaching and learning ethos.  

The role 

We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic academic with a strong research profile to join our biomedical science team to support their research and the university’s research strategy. The role holder will have principal responsibility for developing and leading biomedical research at York St John, building a strong research culture and developing a profile at national and international level. The candidate will have a track record of attracting funding and successfully supporting postgraduate research students. 

Key requirements 

The successful candidate will have A PhD in a relevant discipline; A strong body of publications of international quality; A track record of attracting research funding; Experience of, and commitment to, supervising graduate research students; The ability to make a contribution to teaching across the portfolio as required; Good administrative, organisational, teamwork and communication skills; Importantly, they will share our commitment to social justice and be fully committed to providing inclusive educational experiences that improve the lives of our students, colleagues and communities. The ideal candidate will be one who inspires colleagues and leads them with integrity. 

For informal enquiries please contact the Head of School: Dr Rob Sanders at or 01904 876736.

If you require a reasonable adjustment in order to apply for this position please contact  Within the application form there is an opportunity for you to request a reasonable adjustment at the interview stage of the process, however if you wish to discuss this in further detail at any point  in the process please do not hesitate to contact us.

We offer a wide range of employee benefits including - 

- Excellent annual leave entitlement, including five discretionary university closure days over the Christmas period

- Pension scheme

- Health Cash Plan after one years' service

- Employee Assistance Programme

- Relocation expenses package for certain roles

We offer a range of family friendly and inclusive policies and facilities to support staff from different backgrounds. As part of our commitment to providing an inclusive working environment, consideration is given to all requests for job share or flexible working arrangements. 

Please note that CVs are not accepted in place of the application form.

Closing Date - Wednesday 29 March 2023 at midnight

Provisional Interview Date - Friday 14 April 2023

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