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Queen Mary University of London's Faculty of Science and Engineering to invest in 30 new research-focused permanent academic posts

The new posts are part of an ambitious growth plan, further strengthening the Faculty's outstanding world-leading research. 

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Queen Mary's Graduate Centre. Credit: Jack Hobhouse.
Queen Mary's Graduate Centre. Credit: Jack Hobhouse.

The Faculty of Science and Engineering is recruiting 30 new academic research staff, building on its robust financial performance and excellent results in the REF 2021. This most recent research assessment saw much of Queen Mary’s Science and Engineering research ranked in the top 10 institutions within the UK with 97% of our research outputs ranked internationally excellent.  

The posts will include 25 Lectureship/Senior Lectureships and 5 Readerships/Professorships, all permanent positions.  

The new appointments focus on key research areas that align with the Faculty's Strategic Research Themes, as well as new University Research Institutes and Research Highways, linked to governmental and societal priority areas. Our research is highly collaborative, working with colleagues across all three faculties and supported by partnerships with industry, NHS and other stakeholders.  

Professor Wen Wang, Queen Mary's Vice-Principal and Executive Dean for Science and Engineering, said: 'We have already made extensive investments in our underpinning research environment. These new strategic hires are a further investment in the Faculty of Science and Engineering's strong, research-led growth. We look forward to welcoming ambitious and talented researchers who want to contribute to our research excellence, further strengthen our partnerships and extend the already far-reaching positive impact of our world-class science and engineering.' 

Professor Martin Knight, Dean for Research at Queen Mary's Faculty of Science and Engineering, said: ‘The Faculty provides a supportive and nurturing, research-intensive environment, with outstanding researchers delivering highest-quality science and engineering.' 

This new round of strategic hires will be in the following key research areas: 

  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Science.  
  • Genetics, Genomics and Fundamental Cell Biology.  
  • Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology.  
  • Bioengineering, Healthcare Robotics and MedTech.  
  • Complex Systems, Gravitational Waves and Space Weather. 
  • Cyber-security and Communication Systems.  

Further information is provided on our website. 


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