New opportunities to join our Faculty – be part of something exceptional

The Department of Biosciences is continuing to enhance and expand its vibrant community of internationally-leading researchers and educators at our Exeter campus, with seven Academic positions available across all levels of seniority, from Lecturer to full Professor.

We are seeking talented, enthusiastic and ambitious scientists in all fields of Biology, from ecosystems to biological chemistry. We are particularly keen to hear from those whose work distinctively augments our current strengths in plant biology, fungal biology, aquatic biology, environmental biology, molecular cell and developmental biology and those working on microbial communities and their relationship to plant, animal and human health. Part-time appointments and joint appointments with NGOs and industrial partners are also encouraged.

The Department of Biosciences and the University of Exeter have exceptional resources, including one of the largest and most diverse aquatic facilities in Europe, bespoke plant and invertebrate facilities, outstanding imaging capabilities (including cryo-electron, super-resolution fluorescence and light sheet microscopy), a small-molecule focussed mass spectrometry facility, NMR spectroscopy and one of the UK’s best-regarded sequencing facilities. The recent major infrastructure investments by the University, such as the Living Systems Institute and the BioEconomy Centre, both of which are directly attached to the main Biosciences building, demonstrate the depth of excellence and future vision for life-sciences research and teaching at Exeter.

Some of what we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across traditional boundaries to generate internationally exciting research and innovative pedagogy
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to develop the impact of research and education
  • A friendly, supportive and diverse community of scholars
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon

This is a rolling-recruitment campaign, with a final closing date of Monday 16th April 2018. Applications will be assessed throughout the recruitment period, with two major interview periods at the start/mid of March and the start/mid of May.

Find out more and apply now online

For informal enquiries, please contact Prof James Wakefield, Associate Professor of Integrative Cellular Biology, and Head of Biosciences, Exeter Campus (email:, or Prof Ivana Gudelj, Professor of Evolutionary Systems Biology, Biosciences, Exeter Campus (email:

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer. We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer, an Athena Swan accredited institution and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. All applicants will be judged on merit alone, and we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce. Biosciences is proud to hold a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of their commitment to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects.