University Lecturer in Genetics

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

Applications are invited for a research-oriented, tenure-track University Lectureship. The post is available from 1 April 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.


The Department of Genetics is a world-class research and teaching environment with particular strengths in quantitative approaches to genomics, epigenetics, population and evolutionary genetics, cell and developmental biology and has numerous links with other local institutions. We are searching for an outstanding scientist, with an excellent publication record, who is undertaking cutting edge and fundable research in any field of contemporary genetics relating to or complementing our existing research programmes (http://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/research-by-subject).


The successful applicant will have a PhD in a relevant subject area and will have demonstrated the potential to achieve international recognition for their research. Applicants will also have an aptitude and enthusiasm for teaching at undergraduate and graduate level as they will be required to contribute to the teaching and other academic activities in the Department. This includes the design and delivery of undergraduate and graduate lecture courses and performing other academic duties such as departmental administration, examinations and other forms of assessment.


Prospective candidates are invited to contact the Head of Department, Professor Anne Ferguson Smith, for informal enquires (Tel: +44 (0) 1223 333834, e-mail: afsmith@gen.cam.ac.uk).


The University of Cambridge and the Department of Genetics value diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity. The Department holds an Athena SWAN bronze award in recognition of this. We particularly welcome applications from women and BME candidates for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department. Appointment will be based on merit alone. The University of Cambridge supports DORA (https://sfdora.org/) and will assess research on its own merits rather than on the basis of the journal in which it is published.


Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.


In addition to this, please ensure that you upload the application documentation as follows:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • A full publications list, highlighting up to 3 publications you regard as most significant with an explanation of why you regard these as important. Please do not include journal Impact Factors or metrics such as H-index on the list.
  • Statement of professional, teaching and research experience (1 page) and a description of your future research plans (2 pages).

If you upload any additional documents to those above, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.


Short-listed candidates will be invited to visit the Department to give a research seminar, short teaching talk and attend a formal interview. This interview process will take place in the period 24 January - 7 February 2020.


Please quote reference PC21195 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.


The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


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