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AIME - Tenure Tracked Research Fellows- Biological Membrane Science (1-2 Posts)

School of Biosciences

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £37,099 to £54,395 per annum
Grade:  Grade 08 to Grade 09
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (60 months)
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Thursday 01 August 2024
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  0111-24-R
Release Date:  Monday 24 June 2024

The newly established Aston Institute for Membrane Excellence (AIME) is a unique, interdisciplinary, intersectoral research and training hub for translational membrane science. AIME is supported by a £10M grant from the Research England Expanding Excellence in England (E3) Programme and will synergistically combine world-leading expertise in membrane biology and novel polymer chemistries to establish a first-of-its-kind institute, expanding our distinctive excellence in computational membrane science, membrane structural determination and sustainable polymers research. Over the next five years, we will recruit 20 new colleagues to expand our new institute.

We now wish to recruit up to two Tenure-Tracked Research Fellows to build capacity in AIME and to compliment the current expertise.  This post will be appointed at either Grade 8 or 9 depending on experience. This is an exciting opportunity to build your research profile and establish your independence. The role is offered as 'dynamic working', which means working both on campus and from home. This will dependent on the activity. Further information on dynamic working can be found here.

You will have a strong track record studying biological membranes using cutting edge approaches that will build synergies within AIME. Experience of driving research projects to deliver impactful outcomes is required and ideal candidates will have demonstrated a strong trajectory of research independence. 

The post is available for a fixed term of 5 years with an ideal start date of 1st November 2024 or earlier if possible. Subject to progress, a permanent academic contract will be available from 30th July 2029.

You will find more information regarding the AIME project on our new research page. You can watch our new podcast on Aston University's Research Institute on YouTube. For further information please contact Professor Roslyn Bill, Professor Paul Topham or Dr Alan Goddard (,,

At Aston University we focus time, energy and resources on making this a great place to work. Please refer to our Aston University Benefits page where you can see how Aston recognises the contributions staff make and the comprehensive rewards and benefits packages available to staff. 

Below are some of the benefits of working with Aston University: 

  • Excellent training and development opportunities. 
  • A generous annual leave scheme with 30 days bookable leave and a further 13 days bank holiday and University Closure days.
  • Everyday discounts to a number of activities and retailers
  • Great family friendly policies
  • On site gym and pool with discounted staff membership available

Interviews are anticipated to be held on 12 and 13 August 2024. 

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