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Warwick - Monash Associate Professorship in Advanced Imaging and Cell Biology (74706-027)

Vacancy Type/Job categoryAcademic
DepartmentWarwick Medical School, Biomedical Cell Biology
Sub DepartmentBiomedical Sciences
Salary£48,327 - £55,998 per annum
LocationUniversity of Warwick, Coventry and Monash University
Vacancy Overview Warwick - Monash Associate Professorship in Advanced Imaging and Cell Biology

The Opportunity

Full time, indefinite post.

The University of Warwick and Monash University are seeking to recruit an Associate Professor of Advanced Imaging and Cell Biology. We are looking for an outstanding early career scientist who uses imaging, amongst other techniques, to pursue internationally leading research in the structural and functional analysis of biomolecular machines. Research areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, DNA replication, cell division, cell signalling, cell motility, infection and immunity, molecular and cellular mechanobiology.

You will be appointed to a non-time-limited contract at University of Warwick (1.0 FTE) in Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick. The new appointment will be based in the Mechanochemical Cell Biology Building, a newly-extended facility that already houses a well-knit community of outstanding cell and molecular biologists, biophysicists and microscopists, including four Wellcome Investigators. The appointee will join a dynamic, collaborative and expanding research community in first rate, purpose-designed space. Our research currently focuses on biomedically-relevant mechanistic problems in cellular self-organisation, including mitosis and cytokinesis. With this appointment we are looking for a research leader whose research questions will complement and extend our current scientific range. Both the complementarity and the extension of our institutional scientific focus are important.

The new appointment will be expected to contribute to and extend our existing collaborative relationship with Monash and to spend an appropriate amount of time at Monash. There will be opportunities to forge collaborations between the two institutions, and individuals who can complement on-going research at Warwick or Monash are especially encouraged to apply. Resources will be available to facilitate this international program, including personnel, travel and other budgets. Monash has outstanding facilities to support research in advanced imaging, with significant recent investment in cryo-electron microscopy, including the Clive and Vera Ramaciotti Centre for Structural Cryo-EM.

The Warwick-Monash Alliance

Monash University in Australia. The University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. Two world-class institutions redefining higher education through the Monash Warwick Alliance. Together, we take a unique approach to university collaboration that draws on an impressive range of expertise and depth of thinking. Both Monash and Warwick are renowned for research excellence, and both have world-class facilities and infrastructures. Our Alliance combines these resources, integrates researchers into an international team and tackles the global challenges of the 21st century. By working together we help equip our graduates for a global career, and undertake research that addresses the seemingly insurmountable problems that face the world.

An Alliance between two institutions on opposite sides of the world enables us to provide our students with greater breadth and insight – whether that’s for a joint PhD or Master’s degree programme, or through ‘virtual mobility’ in the form of interdisciplinary modules and online learning.

Read more about the Monash Warwick Alliance online.


Confidential enquiries regarding the position may be made to:
Professor Rob Cross, Director, Centre for Mechanochemical Cell Biology, Warwick Medical School, telephone +44 2476 151165, email
Job Description JOB PURPOSE:

To establish a long term, self-sustaining research program in advanced molecular and cellular imaging for biomedical cell biology.

To become a globally recognised leader in structural cell biology.


  • Establish and maintain a strong program of research capable of attracting substantial external funding; publish research outcomes in the highest impact journals and foster the personal development of team members through mentorship and the supervision of postgraduate students.
  • Build a scientific leadership position in imaging for structural cell biology and foster collaborative research at the highest international levels by working with others on large scale projects.
  • Encourage and facilitate cross-disciplinary research.
  • Contribute to the leadership and long-term development of structural molecular cell biology at Warwick and Monash.

  • Make a distinguished personal contribution to our teaching programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Participate in curriculum planning and development processes, academic committees, and relevant examination processes.

Leadership, management and administration:
  • Contribute to academic and administrative leadership and participate in the development of policy.
  • Perform administrative and coordination duties that are necessary for the effective operation of a successful research group.
Person Specification The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.
Essential Criteria 1Research doctorate in a discipline relevant to structural molecular cell biology (a)
Essential Criteria 2An outstanding international scientific reputation for work involving advanced molecular and cellular imaging for research in cell biology (a)(c)
Essential Criteria 3An appropriate profile of significant publications (a) (c)
Essential Criteria 4Demonstrated ability to generate research income, including from both traditional and more innovative sources of research funding (a)(c)
Essential Criteria 5Proven leadership potential (a)
Essential Criteria 6Ability to make significant contributions to postgraduate training (a)(c)
Essential Criteria 7Willingness and capacity to make a substantial contribution to all activities of the department, including administration and planning (a)(c)
Essential Criteria 8High-level communication skills and ability to liaise well with colleagues (c)
Essential Criteria 9Evidence of a commitment to the promotion of structural molecular cell biology as a discipline to potential students and the wider community (a)(c)
Further ParticularsFor further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars.
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Closing Date26 Mar 2017