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University Lecturer

Salary              £40,792-£51,630

Reference          PL17492
Closing date      31 January 2019


Applications are invited for a University Lectureship in the Department of Pharmacology with effect from 1 June 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter. Based in central Cambridge, the Department offers excellent facilities for teaching and research, and has particular interests in cell signalling, cancer, pain, macromolecular structure, neuropharmacology and vascular pharmacology. We are seeking to recruit within the broad field of pharmacology, and particularly in the fields of inflammation, immunity and cardiovascular pharmacology.

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 innovative research and writing papers on topics relevant to the specialist subject area (this will include journals, books and other material), identifying 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 will have a PhD in a relevant specialist subject area and be developing a bibliography of research publications. They will keep abreast of 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. Appointment to retiring age thereafter is subject to satisfactory progress. The starting salary, depending upon experience, will be in the region of £40,792 pa. 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 Mike Edwardson, for informal enquires (Tel: +44 (0)1223 334014, email:

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.

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, indicating the fit within the research profile of the Department and how you might contribute to our teaching). If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, these will not be considered as part of your application.

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.

Applications from agencies will not be considered.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Amparo Saez (

Please quote reference PL17492 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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