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Professor/Reader/Senior Lecturer of Biological Architecture

Post Date:

June 20, 2019


Newcastle University


United Kingdom


Closing date:  30 July 2019

Newcastle University is looking to appoint a Professor/Reader/Senior Lecturer of Biological Architecture. We seek a world leading scholar with research expertise in Biological Architecture to play a key role in forming a new, highly resourced, Hub for Biotechnology in the Built Environment (HBBE).

The Hub for Biotechnology in the Built Environment (HBBE) is a joint £8 Million initiative between Newcastle University and Northumbria University. The Hub will involve the recruitment of over 30 new academic staff including architectural designers, bio scientists and engineers, also developing three new facilities including two new Bio Design Labs and a unique Experimental ‘Living’ House we call ‘The OME’. The Hub also includes 14 industrial partners.

Our vision is to develop biotechnologies to create a new generation of Living Buildings which are responsive to their natural environmentgrown using living engineered materials to reduce inefficient industrial construction processes; which metabolise their own waste, reducing pollution, generate energy and high-value products, and modulate their microbiome to benefit human health and wellbeing.

We’re launching a global search for candidates for a range of positions across the Hub who are academically excellent, creative, with a pioneering and collaborative spirit. We are looking for people who will not only help us build the Hub but establish a new field of research.

We seek a candidate for a leading position in the Hub who will commit to building Newcastle’s presence and reputation in this research field.

For an informal conversation contact Dr Martyn Dade-Robertson at or Professor Adam Sharr

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the community they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices

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