Professor/Reader/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer (Research & Teaching Track) (4 Posts)


Exciting Opportunities at the School of Molecular Biosciences

The School of Molecular Biosciences is a internationally leading multi-disciplinary center with seminal contributions to pioneering discovery research in molecular life sciences. We are currently recruiting for four positions, ranging from Lecturer to Professor. Our focus is on innovative, curiosity-driven research across various areas including molecular, structural, cell, and systems biology, and biochemistry. By leveraging a diverse array of model organisms, we aim to uncover new pathways critical for cell physiology, development, and survival, with potential implications for treating human diseases and advancing regenerative medicine and molecular pharmacology. Your role will significantly enhance both our cutting-edge research and our comprehensive undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs. Our research outputs were ranked 4th in the UK with 95% of them considered world-leading or internationally-excellent in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework. Our undergraduate teaching programmes in Molecular Biosciences (Biochemistry, Genetics, and Molecular Cell Biology) were ranked as No1 in the UK (Guardian University Subject Guide 2023).

Diverse Research Areas and Collaborative Environment in the world’s friendliest city

We invite motivated individuals to apply, particularly those aiming to establish a dynamic, externally funded research program within our four broad research areas: Computational Biology, Mitochondrial Biology, Cell Homeostasis and Proteostasis, and Intracellular Protein Targeting, Folding, and Redox Signaling. Successful candidates will be part of a vibrant research environment, encouraged to foster collaborations within the School and across the College, supported by a broad range of central Facilities. We value diversity and inclusivity and strongly encourage applications from under-represented or minoritized groups. Our School and The University of Glasgow have developed and are leading programmes in inclusive leadership and research culture. We support all our staff with a wide range of career specific mentorship and leadership development programmes. This is your chance to be part of a team that's shaping the future of molecular life sciences in a hugely supportive and collaborative environment. Glasgow, recognised as ‘the world’s friendliest city’ (Timeout Magazine 2022), is a vibrant city with a strong international vibe, rich cultural life and with the stunning Scottish outdoors in its doorstep.

Informal Discussions

For a confidential informal discussion about any of the roles, please contact: 

Please note that all posts are open ended (permanent) and full time (35 hours per week).

Closing date: 26th February 2024 



Professor, (Grade 10): Salary will be within the Professorial range and subject to negotiation

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  • To take a senior leadership role by conducting internationally-leading research, delivering research-led education and demonstrating excellence in teaching that supports the strategic objectives and priorities of the School/College in line with the University’s ambitions, and makes a substantial contribution to enhancing teaching and research within the School/College. To undertake substantial responsibilities associated with managing external stakeholder relationships that enhance the University’s reputation, advance knowledge exchange, public understanding and outreach and strengthen links with professional bodies.

Reader/Senior Lecturer, (Grade 9): £57,696 - £64,914 per annum

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  • To make a substantial and positive contribution to the strategic direction of the School/College through leading and contributing to research of international standard, high quality teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, securing research funding, and providing academic leadership and management within the School/College. To actively engage in relationships with external stakeholders that advance knowledge exchange, public understanding, and outreach. 

Lecturer, (Grade 7/8): £39,347 - £44,263/£48,350 - £56,021 per annum

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  • To undertake research of international excellence and contribute to knowledge exchange activities relative to the discipline, contribute to learning and teaching on agreed programmes and undertake administration and service activities in line with the School/College’s strategic.

Terms and Conditions

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.
As a valued member of our team, you can expect:
  1. A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.
  2. A flexible approach to working.
We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community here
We endorse the principles of Athena Swan and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.
We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website for more information.

Campus development plan

Our Vision 

Over the next 10 years, the major investment will expand our campus footprint by 25%, creating a new urban quarter with the University at the heart of a revitalised west end. This is the largest development since the creation of the original campus in 1870. 

This is a unique opportunity for a University to extend the boundaries of its historic core in a central city location. It will create: 

  • New learning and teaching facilities
  • Refurbishment and repurposing of existing iconic buildings for specialist uses
  • Identification and design of social spaces that support the student and community experience. 

The expansion of our Gilmorehill campus into the 14 acre, former Western Infirmary site will transform the West End of Glasgow. The Masterplan for the site will incorporate: 

  • New learning and teaching facilities supporting our students and making sure they get the best in modern teaching and learning styles and approaches
  • Creation of a Research Hub, housing large-scale multidisciplinary projects and incubator space for spin out collaborations with industry. This will encourage further innovation development
  • New public cycle and pedestrian routes and a new central square which will link Byres Road to the up-and-coming cultural quarter for the West End, with new links to Kelvingrove and the newly-refurbished Kelvin Hall
  • Refurbishment of five listed buildings: The Chapel, the Outpatients building, the Macgregor building, the Tennent Institute and Anderson College
  • Commercial opportunities, including a hotel, restaurant, bars and cafes
  • The state of the art Learning and Teaching Hub adjacent to the Boyd Orr building on University Avenue will be completed next year. 

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Living in Glasgow 

A UNESCO City of Music, a vibrant arts and culture scene, a food-lover’s delight, and a shopper’s paradise. Just some of the highlights of the ‘friendliest city in the world’. As well as that accolade by the Rough Guides poll, Glasgow has also been named a must visit destination by publications including the New York Times, The Guardian, and Wanderlust.


The city hosts an average of 130 music events a week catering for every taste; from rock to rap, and classical to country. Glasgow also has a world class club scene playing host to some of the world’s top DJs.


Outside of London’s West End, Glasgow is frequently voted the best place for shopping in the UK. A must-visit destination for any shop-a-holic, it houses high street chains, international designers, and independent retailers. The West End, home to the University of Glasgow, is bustling with vintage fashion, vinyl stores, and second-hand bookshops.

Arts and Culture 

Glasgow’s arts scene has gone from strength to strength, and is the base for five internationally renowned performing arts companies including the National Theatre of Scotland and Scottish Ballet. The city has several world-class museums, which are free to the public, and the city’s architecture is a work of art in itself. 

Food and drink 

You can be in Glasgow and taste the world with its many diverse restaurants, cafes, and bars. And if you’ve yet to sample the delights of haggis and whisky, Glasgow is the place to be.

The City and Beyond 

Glasgow has all the opportunities and excitement of a big city but its compact size means you can quickly travel from one vibrant district to the next. You could be relaxing in one of its many parks, before shopping in the quirky West End, and then dancing until the wee small hours in the Merchant City. 

And when you fancy getting out of the city you can reach the stunning Loch Lomond in just 30 minutes, climb one of our many breath-taking Munros, play golf at one of Scotland’s many world-class courses, visit one of our ancient castles, or go further North and search for Nessie! Scotland has also just been named the world’s most beautiful country by Rough Guides.

Relocating to Glasgow

Choosing to relocate to Glasgow is a big decision. There are numerous things to be considered, such as the costs of moving, the cost of living, and where exactly to relocate to. We have created two guides to aide you in the decision making process. 

Find out more on relocating to Glasgow at the below link:



Our outstanding disciplinary breadth and expertise has enabled us to make world-changing advances in fields as diverse as medicine, physics, linguistics, public policy and global development.

The key to our success is our talented staff and students pushing back at the boundaries of knowledge and understanding together.

Our World Changers Together strategy recognises the fundamental importance of a culture of open cooperation: not just as colleagues and mentors or students and teachers, but as a community of discovery that reaches beyond its walls and draws inspiration and strength from its connections and partnerships worldwide: excellence that's part of something bigger. The strategy is articulated across three themes:


  • People centred, globally engaged


  • Collaboratively minded, digitally enhanced


  • Solution focused, impact oriented
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Our values

decorative icon representing valuesThe future holds innumerable challenges for our sector, our society, and our world. We will have to adapt and change what we do and what we offer if we are to navigate these successfully. Our strategy and approach may evolve as the landscape changes, but our values will remain constant: a fixed point of certainty in uncertain times.

We have identified our values in consultation and partnership with our staff and student community. Living and upholding these values will ensure that we remain true to the spirit of our community and ourselves: