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University Lecturer position in Cellular & Molecular Neuropharmacology

Department/Location: Department of Pharmacology, Central Cambridge

Salary: £38,896-£49,230

Reference: PL09696

Category: Academic

Published: 28 July 2016

Closing date: 16 September 2016

Applications are invited for a University Lectureship in the Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge with effect from 1 January 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The Department offers excellent facilities for teaching and research, and has particular interests in cell signalling, cancer, macromolecular structure, neuropharmacology and vascular pharmacology. We are seeking to recruit within the broad field of cellular and molecular neuropharmacology.

The role holder will be based in Central Cambridge. The key duties and responsibilities will include but not be limited to: mentoring and giving lectures and seminars to undergraduate / graduate students (including marking their work), taking an active part in examinations, carrying out active research and writing papers on topics relevant to the specialist subject area (this will include journals, books and other material), actively investigating funding opportunities within the area of research and submitting research grant applications. A full description of the teaching and research activities in the Department can be found at

The successful applicant should have a PhD in a relevant specialist subject area and be developing a bibliography of research publications. They will keep up-to-date with the latest thinking in their specialist subject area by reading other academic material, attending conferences and active discussions with other academics in the field. The successful candidate will also have a strong track record in teaching at a higher education institution.

Appointments will be made at University Lecturer level with a probationary period of five years, with appointment to the retiring age thereafter. The starting salary, depending upon experience, will be in the range of £38,896 - £49,230pa. Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidates will be required to undergo a basic disclosure, a security check and a health assessment. Whether the outcome is satisfactory will be determined by the University.

Prospective candidates are invited to contact the Acting Head of Department, Dr Robert Henderson, for informal enquires (Tel: +44 (0) 1223 334053, e-mail:

The Department holds an Athena SWAN bronze award, demonstrating a commitment to provide equal opportunities and to advance the representation of women in science subjects. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender but, as women are currently under-represented at this level in our department, we strongly encourage applications from female candidates. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that in the Upload section of the online application you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), research publications list and a covering letter (max 2 pages outlining your professional, teaching and research experience and describing your future research plans). If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. For enquiries about the online application process contact Miss Dina Pereira at

Please quote reference PL09696 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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

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Posted on 23/08/2016

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