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University Lecturer/University Senior Lecturer in Microbiology

The University of Cambridge wishes to appoint a University Lecturer or University Senior Lecturer in Microbiology within the Department of Pathology. The post aims to strengthen the Department's research and teaching in bacteriology. Applications from individuals with a research interest in cellular microbiology, and specifically the interaction of bacterial pathogens with mammalian host cells, are especially encouraged.

The Department wishes particularly to recruit an individual who will develop a research program in cellular microbiology that is likely to attract ongoing grant funding and will complement existing interests in bacteriology ( within the Department, with potential for interactions with other biomedical research groups in Cambridge.

Applicants for appointment are expected to demonstrate excellence in research, and have a good publication record, proportionate to their length of research experience. A commitment to the supervision and teaching of undergraduate and graduate students as well as skills in research leadership are essential. A USL candidate will be an experienced academic, skilled in giving lectures and seminars to undergraduate and graduate students, and have experience of developing teaching material by introducing innovative approaches or developing and shaping course structure(s).

The post is established within the Department of Pathology (Head of Department, Professor Geoffrey L Smith FRS). The successful candidate is expected to foster their subject through research, supported by external grant funding, leading to publications in respected international journals. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to make a general contribution to the academic work of the Department, and the University, including course development and teaching in those courses for which the Department of Pathology is responsible. For the USL post, this must be at a level commensurate with an experienced and research-active academic.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

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.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter, your curriculum vitae (CV), a list of publications, and a one page statement of research interests and future plans, as well as the names and addresses of three referees in the 'Upload' section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

The deadline for applications is 3rd May 2017. Interviews will be held mid May 2017. Prospective candidates may wish to contact Dr Gillian Fraser, Head of Division of Microbiology and Parasitology at

General queries should be directed to or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK10923 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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