The University of Wolverhampton

Reader in Zebrafish Disease Modelling

Wolverhampton Campus
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Contract Type
Advert Status
51,630 - 59,828 pa
Closing Date
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The School of Sciences has a long and distinguished international track record of achievement and is committed to the highest standards of teaching, learning and student development within a vibrant research-informed environment. The healthcare related research areas of the School form part of the Research Institute in Healthcare Sciences (RIHS). Taught disciplines in healthcare sciences are offered as core underpinning themes within the School. Our state-of-the-art facilities support the fundamental biology of multiple disease conditions, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, metabolic disorders and polycystic kidney disease. Assessment of the efficacies of therapeutic compounds through the drug delivery programme of University of Wolverhampton forms the central foci of our undergraduate and postgraduate science programmes offered at the University.


Following the recent sustained growth and investment of £35M in our laboratory provision in the state-of-the-art Rosalind Franklin building, our portfolio of taught programmes and the growth in research and development opportunities, the RIHS now seeks to establish a new zebrafish research facility based within the School of Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering. Consequently, we are now seeking to appoint an outstanding academic to the permanent position as Reader in Zebrafish Disease Modelling, with a suitably strong record of research, experience of setting up and maintaining a zebrafish facility, and expertise in molecular manipulation of zebrafish models, to strengthen our core team of academics. You post should have a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline as your core academic identity and background, with an outstanding track record and an upward trajectory of internationally competitive research, including experience and a track record in zebrafish disease modelling.


On appointment, you will be expected to build and maintain an active and impactful personal research programme, to publish in leading international journals and conferences, and to seek opportunities for research funding, collaboration and innovation, both nationally and internationally. You will be required to undertake teaching duties, including both lecturing and project supervision, across a range of programmes offered within the School, as well as contributing directly to a number of the specific modules for undergraduate and taught Masters students related to the above disciplines. Additional administrative / research duties will be discussed at the time of appointment.


Main Duties: 

    • Strategic development and management of a zebrafish research facility.
    • Identify and conduct research and scholarly activity which is relevant to the specific role, and take responsibility within RIHS for the zebrafish facility.
    • Contribute to the delivery and development of existing core modules on our programmes, in the related sciences.
    • Contribute to the development and delivery of future modules in the new programmes offered in the School.
    • Integrate research into teaching and learning to provide a research informed environment.
    • Contribute to the wider student experience through personal tutoring, excellent class room teaching and providing support in and outside class room. 
    • Identify opportunities for income generation and/or entrepreneurialism through research, consultancy and/or professional practice.
    • Supervise dissertations at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
    • Carry out administrative and other duties deemed necessary by the Head of School /and research activities via the Director of RIHS and/or Faculty Senior Management in line with the changing strategic objectives of the University. Specific objectives will be agreed through the university appraisal process.

Informal enquiries about the position may be made to: 

Professor Tracy Warr, Telephone: +44(0)1902 323411, or E-mail: or Dr Mark Morris, Telephone: +44(0)1902 323574 or  E-mail:


The University of Wolverhampton values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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