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Career Opportunities in the next phase of LSI research

LSI Recruitment 2023

The Living Systems Institute (LSI) is a flagship interdisciplinary research institute at the University of Exeter. The ambition of the Institute is to 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 to eight permanent academic roles across our research themes:

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

Openings in interdisciplinary research

You will be an exceptional investigator, who will enhance the capabilities and profile of LSI and strengthen our cross-cutting thematic research. If you are an innovative scientist seeking a well-resourced, dynamic and collaborative environment that will enable your next breakthrough, we would like to hear from you. With your application please also provide a one page summary of your research programme and how you envisage contributing to LSI.

With roles across the academics career lifecycle; from Senior Lecturer to full Professor; you are a researcher with original and exciting projects in interdisciplinary life science. In addition to leading your own research team, you will work with the LSI Leadership team to shape the institute research agenda, attract strategic collaborative funding, grow the global reputation of the Institute, and nurture the next generation of researchers.

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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