Lecturer / Senior Lecturer

The Grade 7 Lecturer / Grade 8 Senior Lecturer will undertake research on environmental modelling of Soil/ Land/ Energy Systems. The successful applicant will have a track record of attracting research funding and of publishing high-impact journal papers.

Biological Sciences
Staff Category
Position Type
Full Time
Duration of Post
Grade 7/8
Salary From
Salary to
Closing Date
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The successful candidate will have a PhD in environmental science, biology, modelling, mathematics, engineering, computer science or related disciplines and will have a track record of high impact publications and of attracting research funding.

The successful candidate will have a track record of publishing in high-impact journals and in attracting research funding and will have / or be willing to develop wider impact from their work. It is anticipated that they will contribute to research impact case-studies beyond those of 2021. They will be an independent researcher, but one who relishes collaboration in a stimulating, dynamic environment.  

For appointments made at Lecturer level salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 salary scale (£41,526 - £49,552 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

For appointments made at Senior Lecturer Level, salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 8 salary scale (£52,559 - £59,135 per annum) with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a probation period.

For further information on various staff benefits and policies please visit www.abdn.ac.uk/staffnet/working-here

Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Marian Elliot-Jones, HR Adviser on +44 (0)1224 273757 or email m.elliott-jones@abdn.ac.uk for further information.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 31 January 2020

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact

Prof Pete Smith, University of Aberdeen

01224 272702


Please do not send application forms or CVs to Pete Smith

Please quote reference number SBS075A  on all correspondence

The School of Biological Sciences welcomes a diverse working environment and recognises the benefits this can bring.  The School is keen to receive applications from individuals from across all of the equality protected characteristics (race, gender, disability, gender reassignment, age, sexual orientation, religion/belief, pregnancy/maternity, marriage/civil partnership).

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The University’s commitment to gender equality has been recognised through the achievement of an Athena SWAN Bronze award.  The University is also a Stonewall Diversity Champion to further LGBT equality and a Disability Committed Employer recognising our commitment to supporting disabled staff and students.


The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.