Professorship in the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience (Professorship of Anatomy, established in 1707)

University of Cambridge - Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience

Upon the retirement of Professor Bill Harris, the Board of Electors to the Professorship of Anatomy (an historic title which does not restrict the research interests) invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose research falls within the diverse and multifaceted fields encompassed by the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience. The appointment will be made from 1 October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature within a relevant field and will have the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in maintaining and developing a leading research presence. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

Besides research, standard professorial duties include teaching and teaching-related activities, such as examining and supervisions, and appropriate administrative responsibilities. The Professor will be based in Cambridge. A competitive salary will be offered.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Further information is available at: or contact the Human Resources Division , University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email:

Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be made online no later than 31 October 2016.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Ole Paulsen, Professor of Physiology and Acting Head of Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience (2016/17) , telephone: +44 (0)1223) 333804 or email:  

Please quote reference PM09807 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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