University Lectureship in Bacteriology

University of Cambridge Departments of Biochemistry and Pathology

United Kingdom

The University of Cambridge wishes to appoint University Lecturer (UL) in Microbiology. The post is established jointly within the Departments of Biochemistry (Head of Department, Professor Gerard Evan FRS) and Pathology (Head of Department, Professor Geoffrey L Smith FRS). The post will build research capacity in molecular bacteriology and infection biology, and contribute to the academic work of both Departments and the University. The post is available immediately and aims to strengthen research and teaching in bacteriology.

The successful candidate will develop a research programme in molecular bacteriology that will attract ongoing grant funding and will complement existing interests in bacteriology ( and, with potential for interactions with other biomedical research groups within both Departments and across the University of Cambridge more widely. Applications from individuals with a research interest in structural and/or cellular microbiology, and specifically the interaction of bacterial pathogens with mammalian host cells, are especially encouraged. Applicants are expected to demonstrate excellence in research, as evidenced by a high-impact publication record, proportionate to their length of research experience and a track record of securing external funding.

The successful candidate is expected to foster their subject through research, supported by external grant funding. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to make a general contribution to the academic work of both Departments and the University, including course development and teaching in those courses for which the Departments of Biochemistry and Pathology are responsible.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter, your curriculum vitae (CV), a list of publications, and a one-page statement of research interests and future plans, as well as the names and addresses of three referees in the 'Upload' section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents, which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

The deadline for applications is Thursday 25 February 2021. The interviews will be held on Thursday 18 March 2021.

Prospective candidates may wish to contact Dr Gillian Fraser (Department of Pathology or Dr Martin Welch (Department of Biochemistry for an informal discussion about the post.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

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