College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences and
Environmental & Sustainability Institute/ Camborne School of Mines

Lecturer in Applied Geomicrobiology
(Education and Research)

(Ref: P42957)

This full time post is available from 1 August 2018 on a permanent basis.

The starting salary will be from 34,520 up to 38,833 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.

The University of Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities. We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. The University of Exeter has over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and has been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. 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 role

We are seeking to appoint a new Lecturer with a particular interest in Applied Geomicrobiology. We encourage applications from outstanding scientists in the following fields of Applied Geomicrobiology: bioremediation, biohydrometallurgy, and biotechnology applied to geological and mining systems. We are particularly keen to seek applications from those whose work distinctively augments our current strengths in ore deposit exploration, mining and environmental management and protection, and geotechnical and safety engineering.

The post is primarily to support research and teaching activities in Applied Geomicrobiology. The post holder will be an innovative researcher with an outstanding and current record of research funding and international quality publications. The postholder will work in the Environment & Sustainability Institute (ESI) and Camborne School of Mines (CSM), and will be a member of the University of Exeter's College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences (EMPS).

Applications should be made via our website. For more information and to apply online please go to Please quote reference number P42957 in any correspondence

The closing date for completed applications is 30 April 2018.

About you

For a Lecturer post you will have:

  • A PhD or equivalent in Geomicrobiology and an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in a relevant active field of research
  • A strong record in attracting funding for research, or demonstrate potential to attract such funding
  • An active approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research
  • Enthusiasm for delivering high quality undergraduate programmes
  • Strong connections and funded projects with business and community partners
  • Involvement in projects which develop impact.

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and 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 beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Cornwall

For an informal and confidential discussion about the post please contact Prof Karen Hudson-Edwards (tel: 01392-259489, email: or Prof Kip Jeffrey (tel: 01392-259442, 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. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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