Vacancy ID:
9517
Location:
Leicester
Department:
Genetics and Genome Biology
Vacancy terms:
Full-time, or job share considered, fixed term contract until 30 April 2029
Salary details:
Grade 7 £38,205 to £44,263 per annum (pro rata if part-time)
Hours per week:
37.5
23 Apr 2024
About the role
Biological rhythms are found in every level of biological organisation, spanning microbes, plants, animals and humans. Research in biological timing (chronobiology) represents a considerable strength within the UK and has the potential for creating benefits in healthcare, education, industrial standards, conservation and agriculture. We are seeking a full-time coordinator for BioClocks UK; an exciting, newly-formed research network. The mission of BioClocks UK is to enhance researcher interactions and develop and sustain discovery-impact cycles among chronobiologists, wider research communities, multiple industry sectors, agritech, education and healthcare institutions. The coordinator will liaise with interested parties, including policy-makers in national or local government, and facilitate communication opportunities between researchers and stakeholders. They will create content accessible to the general public and assist with developing the BioClocks UK website. The coordinator will also support research networking by helping to organise, develop and seek sponsorship for chronobiological research and training meetings.
About you
The candidate will have a PhD and/or postdoctoral experience in chronobiology or a related area, have outstanding communication skills (both speaking and writing) and be organised, numerate, with excellent web development and social media skills. The candidate will need to be confident and resilient in initiating and developing personal contacts with stakeholders, be willing to travel around the UK for face-to-face presentations with interested parties, and be significantly creative and flexible in pursuing different avenues to achieve the aims of BioClocks UK.
Additional information

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Charalambos Kyriacou on [email protected] or 0116 252 3430.

As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to professional development, this role will also be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members. Please ensure this is discussed with your line manager prior to applying. More information regarding secondments can be found here
 
The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.
 
As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community through our values of Inspiring, Impactful and Inclusive through our values of Inspiring, Impactful and Inclusive.
 
We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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