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<x-flowed iso-8859-1>Temporary Lectureship in Plant
Development/Genetics, School of Biological
Sciences, University of Bristol, UK. Closing date 9.00 am, 18 August 2003.
Applications are invited for the position of temporary Lecturer in Plant
Development/Genetics. This position will provide maternity cover for two
members of academic staff and is available full time, for 32 weeks (10
November 2003 - 18 June 2004 inclusive).
The appointment will be made on the Lecturer Grade B scale (=A326270 -
1. The Temporary Lectureship
Duties will include teaching the following undergraduate components:
=AE L2 tutorials to develop students' knowledge, computing, essay writing,
critical thinking, and oral presentation skills.
=AE L1 Eukaryotic Genetics (8 lectures) and Plant Evolution (2 lectures),
including organizing and running practical sessions in which students learn
about gene function, Mendelian genetics, and evolution by comparing
seedlings and mature plants of wild type and mutant Arabidopsis.
=AE L2 Molecular Approaches to Biological Problems (4 lectures),
the molecular genetics of circadian rhythms
=AE L3 Molecular Biology of Plant Development, (7 lectures) particularly
light signaling and/or root hair development of Arabidopsis.
=AE Flowering plants, (2 lectures) how temperature controls flowering.
=AE Molecular Biology (2 lectures) the identification of plant genes.
=AE Close liaison with existing teaching staff will be essential to ensure
that the material to be taught is suitable for the students and fits well
with the rest of the degree programme.
Informal enquiries are encouraged, and should be directed in the first
instance to Lena Clarke (Tel: 0117 928 7476; e-mail:
Lena.Clarke at bristol.ac.uk)
2. The Application process
Application forms can be downloaded from our web site at
http://www.bris.ac.uk/Depts/Personnel/recruit.htm. Please return them
either by e-mail to recruitment at bris.ac.uk or post to University of
Bristol, Personnel Services (EO), Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8
1TH. The closing date for applications is 9.00 am, 18 August 2003
3. The School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol
The School of Biological Sciences is one of the largest departments in the
University. Currently it has over forty academic and senior research staff
(including one Royal Society Research Fellow), twenty-five research
associates and assistants and over forty technical and administrative
support staff. Its present research grant and contracts total over =A35
million and the combination of excellence in research (5) and teaching
(excellent) ratings after recent external reviews places Bristol in the top
rank of UK biology departments.
Situated in the middle of the University complex, the School has extensive
animal accommodation, aquaria, greenhouse, insectary, and plant growth
facilities, a wide range of networked computers, molecular genetics,
electron microscopy, microbiological, photographic and workshop areas, as
well as a variety of specialised equipment within its research groups,
together with teaching laboratories and lecture theatres. The Biological
Sciences Library, in the same building, also houses the Wiglesworth
Ornithological Library. The School has close research links with other
universities both in the U.K. and overseas, and with other departments and
associated institutions of the University including Biochemistry, Geology,
Mathematics, Microbiology, Pharmacology and Physiology; the Veterinary
School, Langford; the Long Ashton Research Station, the Wildfowl & Wetlands
Trust and Avon Wildlife Trust. The School also collaborates with DEFRA,
The Environment Agency, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Rothamsted & Welsh
Plant Breeding Stations, Horticultural Research International and
commercial organisations such as Fort Dodge Animal Health, Bayer, and
Smithkline Beecham. A number of scientific journals are edited from the
School. There are close links with the BBC Natural History Unit, Bristol.
More information about the School may be found at
Dr C S Grierson, Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences,
University of Bristol, BS8 1UG, UK.
Tel: +44 (0)117 928 7480
e-mail: Claire.Grierson at bristol.ac.uk