Reader/Senior Lecturer in Biology, LSTM, Liverpool, UK

Postdoctoral Position in UK United Kingdom

Reader/Senior Lecturer in Biology: We are seeking an internationally leading vector biologist with a robust background and interest in vector-borne diseases to join our distinguished team in Liverpool. The role focuses on improving health outcomes in disadvantaged populations globally, with a particular emphasis on Low-Middle Income Countries (LMICs).

Reader/Senior Lecturer in Vector Biology

Reader/Senior Lecturer

Research Area:
Vector Biology, with a focus on vector-borne diseases, ecological and evolutionary approaches to disease ecology and control.

Liverpool, UK


  • PhD or equivalent in a relevant subject area.
  • Established international reputation in an academic field.
  • Strong record of generating significant/high prestige external funding.
  • Proven experience in research leadership within a Higher Education Institution (HEI).
  • Experience developing multidisciplinary research programmes, including collaboration with academia, industry, and government health organizations.
  • Self-motivated with high levels of initiative, creativity, and strategic problem-solving skills.

Job Description:
In this role, you will join the Department of Vector Biology, a multi-disciplinary group committed to translating science into public health impact. Key responsibilities include:

  • Initiating, developing, delivering, leading, and publishing internationally excellent research in vector-borne disease ecology and control.
  • Enhancing the reputation and profile of LSTM in vector biology research, especially concerning LMICs.
  • Developing a comprehensive research program and maintaining an extensive track record of published research findings.
  • Influencing high-level internal and external collaborations and driving positive change.
  • Generating grant income and securing significant high prestige funding.
  • Leading and developing external partnerships and collaborations.
  • Overseeing the general teaching and learning strategy within your academic field.

LSTM excels in translating leading academic research into measurable health benefits and ranks 2nd for research impact in the REF2021 exercise. Our values emphasize equitable partnerships, integrity, and inclusivity. We encourage diverse and flexible working environments, and applications from individuals returning to the workforce.

How to Apply:
To apply, please follow the apply link and upload your CV and covering letter. Inclusion is central to our values, and we seek to attract a diverse pool of candidates.

Last Date for Apply:
02:30, Fri, 16th Aug 2024


  • Salary: £59,421.00 – £79,847.00 Per Annum
  • 30 Days holiday + Bank Holidays + 6 additional Christmas closure days

For more information, please refer to the attached Reader_SL_VectorBiology.pdf.

About LSTM:
Founded in 1898, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is the oldest institution of its kind in the world, renowned for its excellence in teaching and research in tropical diseases. LSTM collaborates with governments, NGOs, private organizations, and global institutions to improve health outcomes in resource-poor regions.



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