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Professorship of Cell Biology

The Board of Electors to the Professorship of Cell Biology invite applications for this Professorship to take up appointment on 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. Preference will be given to persons whose work falls within the field of the cell biology of disease. It is intended that the holder of this post will also be appointed as the Director of CIMR to provide leadership to the Institute.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in molecular cell biology and the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in maintaining and developing a leading research presence. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification and may be either non-clinical or clinically qualified.

Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision, administration and, if appropriate, a contribution to clinical service delivery. The Professor will be based at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR) on the Cambridge Biomedical campus. A competitive salary will be offered.

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.

Further information is available at: or contact the Human Resources Division, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email:

Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be made online no later than 5 May 2017.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Patrick Maxwell, e-mail, telephone 01223 336738.

Please quote reference RG11762 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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