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Living Systems Institute

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The Living Systems Institute (LSI) is a flagship interdisciplinary research institute at the University of Exeter. The ambition of the Institute is to decode the complexity of living systems across scales, from sub-molecular to organismal, and from microbe to human. Our shared mission is to discover, understand and control the fundamental rules of life.

Launched in 2017, the LSI is a unique blend of physicists, mathematicians, engineers, biologists and biomedical scientists housed in purpose-designed research and collaboration space.

We are now expanding our research programmes through recruitment of roles at different levels and across our three interdisciplinary and cross-cutting themes: 

We seek pioneering researchers who, like us, are motivated by scientific discovery and embrace an ethos of excellence, integrity and collaboration.

We offer three permanent full-time Open Rank Positions from Senior Lecturers to full Professor in Living Systems. 

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Application deadline: Tuesday 30th April 2024 

Candidates should have a biological or biomedical research focus but we particularly welcome applications from individuals with training in mathematics, physics, engineering, or computational science. Fields of interest include, though are not limited to: stem cells and development; chromatin dynamics; cell state transitions; biomechanics and bioengineering; microbial interactions; molecular dynamics; synthetic biology and protein design.

Life in the LSI

The posts will be based in the LSI’s purpose built research facility with affiliation to the adjacent relevant Departments.  LSI sits at the heart of the University of Exeter’s award winning Streatham Campus, alive with green spaces in the beautiful city of Exeter in the UK’s Southwest.

You will be welcomed into the vibrant LSI community of some 200 PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and principal investigators from around the world working in superb laboratories with excellent facilities, and supported by excellent technical and professional services colleagues.  

What Exeter has to offer

We are actively committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive and fulfil their full potential; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena Swan), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Underpinning this is a commitment to work/life balance, including flexible working options, generous annual leave, onsite sports facilities open to all, sector leading support for those with caring responsibilities and the Exeter Academic programme.

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