Quain Professor or Associate Professor of Plant or Fungal Evolutionary Biology

uk: Quain Professor or Associate Professor of Plant or Fungal Evolutionary Biology [Duties: The post will be held in the Centre for Life’s Origins and Evolution, a cross-departmental institute within GEE. The candidate’s research will fit into one of the three themes of CLOE: origins of life and of major innovations; pattern of evolution at all time scales, across the tree of life; and the processes underpinning the emergence of biological complexity/diversity. Areas of interest include, but are not restricted to: comparative genomics; diversification of major groups; evolution of plant/fungal interactions; the genetic basis of key transitions; plastid origins; evodevo. We welcome applicants working on any taxa from unicells to angiosperms. The research may be computational, experimental or both | Minimum Requirements: The successful applicant will demonstrate capability for teaching and will contribute to the development of teaching at undergraduate and masters levels.The successful candidate will have an internationally recognised record of research in the field of Plant or Fungal Evolutionary Biology; a record of running a productive, independent research group; publishing original research in highly regarded journals; attracting external funding throughout their career; and experience teaching graduate and undergraduate students. The appointee will possess a PhD or equivalent qualification] / University College London (UCL); London, United Kingdom / deadline January 12