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University Lecturer: Biological Chemistry or Chemical Biology

The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a University Lectureship in biological chemistry or chemical biology to be taken up as soon as possible. The successful applicant will have an outstanding record of independent research in biological chemistry or chemical biology, and will be expected to develop a vigorous, high quality and externally-funded research programme at an international level, leading their group in both biological and chemical aspects of their research. Candidates must also demonstrate a firm commitment to teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels within the Department. Interdisciplinary and collaborative research is strongly encouraged across the university and its associated institutes.

Applicants must have a PhD degree in a relevant subject, significant post-doctoral experience, and strong evidence of research excellence. Appointment will be to the retiring age, subject to a probationary period of five years.

Information about the Department's research and teaching activities are available on the Department's website ( Informal enquiries about the position can be made to the Head of Department, Professor John Pyle (

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 should include a cover letter, a CV, publications list, contact details for three referees, and a statement (up to eight pages) covering research experience to date and research plans for the future.

Please quote reference MA13628 on the application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University of Cambridge values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The Department of Chemistry would particularly welcome applications from members of those groups, such as women, who are underrepresented on our academic staff.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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