Open Rank Academic positions (Lecturer to Professor - including clinically qualified candidates) in Medical Mycology (Education and Research)


MRC Centre for Medical Mycology (MRC CMM) at the University of Exeter


Exeter, UK


The MRC CMM is a world-leading research centre that is helping to tackle the global threat to human health caused by fungal diseases. Fungal infections now kill more people worldwide than malaria and similar numbers to tuberculosis. The MRC CMM is one of the most ambitious strategic investments in medical mycology and integrates researchers from multiple fields of expertise to increase our understanding of fungal pathogens and cognate immune defences, and to identify new ways to diagnose, prevent and treat fungal diseases. A major activity of the Centre is to increase capacity in fundamental and clinical research in medical mycology through research and training programmes for medical and biosciences students, clinicians and early career researchers. The Centre has established a satellite research and training Unit in Cape Town and is in the process of establishing similar Units in South America and in Asia. The MRC CMM also has numerous strategic interactions with other national and international groups and actively promotes the public engagement and understanding of our science. 

About you

 For a Lecturer post you will have:

  • A strong and demonstrable interest in Medical Mycology and/or Fungal Immunology
  • A PhD or equivalent
  • An independent, active research programme in a relevant field of research that has the potential to become internationally leading
  • Evidence of attracting research funding, or demonstrate a clear potential to attract such funding
  • A strong potential for research leadership
  • Enthusiasm and/or experience for delivering high quality undergraduate programmes 

For a Senior Lecturer post, in addition to the above, you will have:

  • A strong and demonstrable interest in Medical Mycology and/or Fungal Immunology
  • An internationally recognised research programme
  • A strong track record in refereed publications and success in significant grant capture
  • Clear evidence of research leadership
  • Relationships with external organisations and funders/ and knowledge and experience of key sectors or business challenges 

For an Associate Professor or Professorial post you will:

  • A strong and demonstrable interest in Medical Mycology and/or Fungal Immunology
  • Be a leading authority in academic specialism with a strong international reputation, as evidenced by international quality research publications, a strong track record of sustained research funding as principal investigator and PhD supervision, as well as other esteem indicators
  • Have experience of making a significant contribution to the development and clarification of research strategy for your subject area
  • Contribute to our educational programmes and to the overall student experience.
  • Be a leading international figure with the ability to attract world-class individuals to your research group and our Centre 

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. 

Based on our research income in recent years, we are the fastest growing UK Research University and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through our research programmes. According to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 98% of our research is international quality, and we encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. 

The University has over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries, and offers a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.  

What we can offer you

  • An exciting, collegiate and stimulating atmosphere within our Centre with ample opportunities to pursue and further strengthen an internationally recognized career in Medical Mycology
  • Freedom (and support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting and impactful research
  • Support teams that understand our University-wide research and teaching goals, and that partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic Initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • A beautiful campus set in a vibrant city at the heart of stunning Devon 

For further information 

Before submitting an application you may wish to discuss the post further by contacting Professor Brown, telephone (01392 727590) or email [email protected].  

Please ensure you read our Job Description and Person Specification for full details of these positions: Professor, Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer and Lecturer attached at the top of the advert  

If you are interested in these positions we recommend that you apply as soon as possible. This is a rolling-recruitment campaign and applications will be reviewed immediately upon application and interviews will be held throughout the recruitment period. 

Closing date: 

Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 10:30