Cutting-edge science to be enhanced with new talent

A research institute at our University is significantly expanding through the recruitment of fresh new talent to accelerate the impact of its cutting-edge work.

The University has invested nearly £2 million into the Leicester Institute of Structural and Chemical Biology (LISCB) to expand its roster with a suite of new roles aimed at attracting scientists working at the top level of the field. Eleven new roles will inject new blood from the ground up, with a senior-level appointment that will open up whole new avenues of research.

The Leicester Institute of Structural and Chemical Biology (LISCB) is a cross-disciplinary entity that brings together internationally renowned research in structural biology and chemical biology at the University of Leicester into a single world-leading unit.

Professor Iain Gillespie, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise, said: “Like other world-leading research intensive Universities, Leicester supports a number of areas of research that we might think of as our ‘signatures’ –  areas that we especially excel at, want to invest significantly in and want to be known for.  We have so far created four new Leicester Institutes to showcase these areas. Structural and Chemical Biology is one of these and I’m delighted that we have been able to make such a strong commitment to its future here at Leicester.”

Professor John Schwabe, Institute Director, said: “These new posts provide an exciting opportunity for researchers to join the Institute and demonstrates the University of Leicester’s continued commitment to supporting Structural and Chemical Biology at Leicester. We are looking to recruit scientists at all levels and who will add to and enhance the talented group of researchers already working in the institute.”

  • The LISCB is advertising roles for a Chair or Associate Professor in Structural Biology, Lectureships in Chemical Biology, a Lecturer in Structural Biology, and Research Fellowships. Also advertised are four grant-funded Research Associates. The closing date for applications to all posts is midnight on 24 April 2017. More information is available online.
  • Press release