Professorship of Genetics

University of Oxford - Department of Biochemistry in association with Keble College

The Department of Biochemistry is seeking to appoint an outstanding candidate to fill the Professorship of Genetics.

The successful applicant will establish and lead world-class research in the area of genetics, epigenetics and chromatin biology. The professor will also have the opportunity of providing leadership in the area of genetics and genomics within the Department of Biochemistry and the University.

The successful applicant will have an excellent track record using a variety of techniques and approaches to solve fundamental biological problems. She or he will have an impressive record of research in any area of genetics or epigenetics, and will be able to show the potential to produce further work of high significance and impact during the tenure of the professorship.

She or he will have an excellent track record of publication in any area of genetics or epigenetics in peer-reviewed journals, and will have demonstrated a capacity or potential for senior academic leadership in any area of genetics or epigenetics. A track record of raising grant funds to support a major programme of research is required, and of successful teaching and mentoring of students at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Informal enquiries can be made to the head of department, Professor Francis Barr (

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 2 November 2016.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

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