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University Assistant Professor

University of Cambridge - Department of Pharmacology

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £45,585 to £57,696 pa
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 3rd January 2024
Closes: 3rd March 2024
Job Ref: PL39955

Applications are invited for Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) or Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge with effect from 1 September 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter. The Department offers excellent facilities for teaching and research, and has particular interests in cell signalling, cancer, pain, macromolecular structure and molecular therapeutics, neuropharmacology, and vascular pharmacology. We are seeking to recruit within the broad field of pharmacology, and particularly in the field of structural and molecular pharmacology.

The role holder will be based in Central Cambridge. The key duties and responsibilities will include but not be limited to: giving lectures and seminars and supervising undergraduate / post-graduate students, course development and innovation, taking an active part in examinations, carrying out innovative research and writing papers on topics relevant to the specialist subject area (this will include journals, books and other material), and obtaining research grant funding. A full description of the teaching and research activities in the Department can be found at http://www.phar.cam.ac.uk. It is also expected that the successful candidate will take an active role in engaging with the School of Biological Sciences Research Themes (https://www.bio.cam.ac.uk/research/research-themes) where many of our current group leaders act as Theme Leads.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in a relevant specialist subject area, as well as postdoctoral experience, 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 researchers in the field. The successful candidate will also have a track record in teaching at a higher education institution.

Appointments will be made at Lecturer (Assistant Professor) or Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) level with a probationary period of five years, with appointment to the retiring age thereafter subject to satisfactory progress. The starting salary, depending upon experience, will be in the region of £45,585 per annum. Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate 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 Head of Department, Professor Laura Itzhaki, for informal enquires (Tel: +44 (0) 1223 334017, email: lsi10@cam.ac.uk).

The School of Biological Sciences 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. The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

To apply online and to view further information about the role, please click  'Apply' above.

Please ensure that in the "upload section" of the online application you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), research publications list, 2-page covering letter (on professional experience and how you will fit with the Department, contribute to teaching, and encourage diversity and inclusion), and 2-page research proposal. If you upload any additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

 

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