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Professorship of Chemistry (1968)

The Board of Electors to the Professorship of Chemistry (1968) invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work is connected with the field of theoretical chemistry to take up appointment on 1 October 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applicants should be internationally recognised for fundamental contributions to theoretical chemistry and leadership in the field. A track record of active involvement in interdisciplinary research and collaborations, including management of grants and funding, would be an advantage.

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification. Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration. The Professor will be based in Cambridge. 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, 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 28 February 2019.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor David Wales, Chair of the Theory Group, tel: +44 (0)1223 336343, email: or Professor John Pyle tel: +44 (0)1223 336473, email: jap12@

Please quote reference MA17791 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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