Job Description

College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences


The above role is available immediately on a full-time, permanent basis.


The role

We would like to appoint a Professor with a particular interest in the areas of NanoBiophotonics or NanoBioengineering developing novel techniques in the fields of Biomedical Nanomachines, Nanosensing or Nanotherapeutics.


The successful candidate will lead and co-ordinate research activity in one or more of the following: Biomedical Nanophotonics / NanoEngineering / Nanomachines / Nanosensing / Nanotherapeutics.

They will also participate in the leadership, development, and delivery of high-quality, research-led, taught programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level.


We would expect the appointed candidate to lead research in complementary areas to our EPSRC funded Raman Nanotheranostics Programme (EP/R020965/1) and advanced imaging CONTRAST facility (EP/S009957/1); helping to grow our critical mass and leadership in developing and applying novel Biophotonic and NanoBiophotonic techniques to biology and medicine.


Raman Nanotheranostics seeks to become a platform healthcare technology of the future. It will combine novel biocompatible nanoparticles for targeting abnormal cells, provide specific optical signals at depths of many cm, enable targeted therapeutics with combined temperature and response monitoring. We seek to attract candidates who can provide complementary skills and techniques able to develop new avenues of exploration with or complementary to this approach.


The Biophysics/Biomedical Physics Group in Exeter has an internationally leading portfolio of Biophotonics and Biospectroscopy research. It involves both the development of novel instrumentation and exploiting it to explore key biomedical questions; potentially developing and testing solutions for clinical needs. We work closely with teams in the Living Systems Institute and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust.


We are looking for a leading international figure with the ability to attract world-class academics to their research groups. Applicants will be innovative researchers with a strong track record of research funding and international quality publications.


Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role by clicking on the attachment.


What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon


The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.


Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City


Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.


 For an informal and confidential discussion about the post please contact Prof Nick Stone (tel: 01392-726531, email:

 Please apply via the University website: click here.



More Information

Email Me Jobs Like These
Showing 1–0 of 0 jobs

Privacy Policy / BBSTEM Limited | Registered in England and Wales | Company No: 11127036