Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Ecology and/or Evolution


Department of Life Sciences

Faculty of Natural Sciences

Lecturer salary in the range: £46,410 – £51,720 per annum

Senior Lecturer minimum starting salary: £57,020 per annum

Imperial College’s Department of Life Sciences is looking to make one academic appointment in the area of Quantitative Ecology and Evolution.  The post will be based at the Silwood Park Campus ( 

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Ecology and/or Evolution will contribute to the mission of the Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College London, and further develop and promote the College’s work in quantitative ecology and/or evolution. The purpose of the role is to improve fundamental scientific understanding of biological and ecological processes and systems. In addition, the post holder will be required to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching within the Department, particularly statistics.

We seek to appoint the best candidate with expertise in relevant areas of quantitative ecology and/or evolution, including, but not restricted to, applied ecology, ecosystem ecology, population biology, microbial ecology, spatial ecology, biogeochemistry/ecophysiology or computational statistics applied to large ecological and evolutionary data.

The successful candidate will have a good honours degree and a doctorate (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area.  You will also have a strong reputation for research and innovation in quantitative ecology and/or evolution commensurate with the current stage of your career, underpinned by a record of high impact journal publications in the field. You must also be able to demonstrate the potential to raise significant research funding from UK and EU sources to maintain and enhance the College’s leading research activities.  Previous experience of teaching at Undergraduate and Masters levels is essential.   A previous record of successful postgraduate student supervision, is not essential, but would be an advantage.

You must have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skill with an ability to convey ideas and concepts clearly and effectively to a range of audiences through a variety of methods and media.  You must have the ability to lead a research team, managing the finances and your staff. You must also have the ability to communicate and inspire students as you will be expected to contribute to our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes.

For appointment to Senior Lecturer level, in addition to the above, candidates must also have an exceptionally strong research record in quantitative ecology and/or evolution, and a proven track record of securing research funding. You will also be expected to have extensive experience in postgraduate and undergraduate teaching across a range of subjects within (or close to) the fields of Quantitative Ecology and/or Evolution, together with a track record of successful postgraduate student supervision and postdoctoral mentoring. 

The potential for productive research collaboration with existing staff within Imperial’s Department of Life Sciences, and the College more broadly will also be carefully assessed.

Fellows and previous applicants are welcome to apply.

Please contact Professor Vincent Savolainen (Deputy Head of the Department of Life Sciences) for informal queries about the post.

Applications should be made by submitting the completed Lecturer and Senior Lecturer (Clinical and Non-Clinical) application form and Recruitment monitoring form, along with any other relevant supporting documents such as your full CV to Ms Angela Kehoe, Senior HR Manager, Telephone: 00 44 (0) 20 7594 5653, e-mail:, quoting reference number NS 2015 224 JT.

Closing date: 4 December 2015 (midnight GMT)

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