University Lecturer

University of Cambridge - Department of Pharmacology

Applications are invited for a University Lectureship in the Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge with effect from 1 June 2018 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 molecular pharmacology and cell signalling.

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 research and writing papers on topics relevant to the specialist subject area (including journals, books and other material)
  • 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
  • Be developing a bibliography of research publications
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest thinking in their specialist subject area by reading academic material, attending conferences and active discussions with other academics in the field
  • 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 retiring age thereafter. The starting salary, depending upon experience, will be in the range of £39,992 - £50,618pa. Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidates will be required to undergo:

  • Basic disclosure
  • Security check
  • Health assessment.

Whether the outcome is satisfactory will be determined by the University.

Prospective candidates are invited to contact the Head of Department, Professor Mike Edwardson, for informal enquires (Tel: +44(0)1223 334014, email:

To view further information about this role and apply online, please visit:

This will link 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 done so) and log in before completing the online application form.

Applications from agencies will not be considered.

Please ensure that in the Upload section you include your:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Research publications list
  • Covering letter (maximum 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, these will not be considered as part of your application.

Please contact Amparo Saez ( with any questions about this vacancy or the application process.

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.  Women are currently under-represented at this level so female applications are encouraged.  Applications from all qualified candidates are welcomed with appointment based on merit alone.

Please quote reference PL14071 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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