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Applications are invited for the post of University Lecturer in Plant Sciences, with a Fellowship at Pembroke College. Responsibilities include undergraduate teaching, research, supervision of graduate students, and other duties associated with academic life. It is hoped that the appointee will take up the post in October 2017.

We welcome excellent candidates whose expertise would allow them to strengthen our teaching provision in any of the following areas:

Plant and Microbial Metabolism; Cell and Developmental Plant Biology; Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology; Quantitative Biology.

The appointee will teach undergraduates through lectures, practical classes and small group supervisions, and be motivated to further innovate our teaching methods. We expect the successful candidate to develop a research programme that complements and reinforces the existing Departmental research portfolio.

Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant field and an outstanding record of excellence in research that is reflected in their publications. They will have sufficient breadth and/or depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline, and of research methods and techniques, to develop research objectives, projects and proposals. Candidates should be able to teach to a high standard, manage a diverse workload, and lead their own research programme.

The Department of Plant Sciences has an international reputation across the range of plant science. It is one of the few remaining UK University Departments to offer an undergraduate degree in Plant Sciences. The Department has close links with other organisations including the Sainsbury Laboratory (Cambridge University) and the National Institute of Agricultural Botany.

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.

For further information, please contact Catherine Butler, Department Administrator (

Please quote reference PD11741 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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