University Lectureship in Neuroscience

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

Applications are invited for a research-oriented, tenure-track University Lectureship in Neuroscience, available from 1 July 2020 and based in central Cambridge. We are excited about this new opportunity to recruit an innovative researcher who will synergise with our existing research programmes in this major theme within our Department ( We are therefore searching for an outstanding scientist, with an excellent publication record, undertaking cutting edge and fundable work in any aspect of Neuroscience.

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, and be willing to contribute effectively to our undergraduate programmes in preclinical medicine, preclinical veterinary science, and natural sciences ( He/she will be expected to contribute to the design and delivery of undergraduate and graduate lecture courses and to perform other academic duties including administration, examining and assessment.

The University of Cambridge and the Department actively support equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. The Department holds an Athena SWAN bronze award in recognition of this. Appointment will be based on merit alone. The University of Cambridge supports DORA ( and will assess research on its own merits rather than on the basis of the journal in which it is published.

Informal enquiries may be made to the joint Heads of Department, Professors Sarah Bray and Bill Colledge (; +44 (0) 1223 333772).

The appointment will be made at University Lecturer level with a probationary period of five years, with appointment to the retirement age thereafter subject to satisfactory progress. The pensionable salary scale starts at ££41,526 to £52,559 per annum. Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment, with a satisfactory outcome determined by the University.

To apply online please click the "Apply" button below. Please ensure that, in the Upload section of the online application, you upload the following documents:

  • a covering letter that includes an indication of the fit within the research profile of the Department and how you might contribute to our teaching.
  • 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.
  • an outline of your current and future research plans (no more than two 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.

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

Deadline for applications is Sunday 16 February 2020.

Please quote reference PM21983 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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