University of Cambridge

Job Opportunities


University Lecturer/ University Senior Lecturer

The University of Cambridge wishes to appoint a University Lecturer in Immunology based in central Cambridge within the Department of Pathology ( The appointment may be made at either University Lecturer or University Senior Lecturer level, depending on experience. The appointed lecturer will be elected as a Fellow of St Catharine's College. This appointment is part-funded by the Trinity Scheme for Joint Lectureship.

The post is available from 1 October 2019 and aims to strengthen the Department's wide-ranging research in Immunology that includes innate and adaptive immunity, immunogenetics, mechanisms of antigen presentation, reproductive immunology. We are particularly keen to build on our strengths in immunity to infection and cancer. The themes of research are not strictly prescribed, but should either complement existing interests in the Department or be in a new field of investigation that is likely to attract ongoing grant funding and have potential for interactions with other biomedical research groups within Cambridge. Applicants are expected to demonstrate excellence in research as evidenced by high-impact publications and a track record in securing external funding.

The successful candidate is expected to undertake research supported by external grant funding and to publish 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 teaching in those courses for which the Department of Pathology is responsible, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Lecturer will be elected a Teaching Fellow of St Catharine's and be expected to offer at least 4 hours per week of teaching during Terms (a minimum of 80 hours over the year) for the College within the Triposes of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Natural Sciences. The Lecturer will act as a Director of Studies for St Catharine's as required; and will participate in admissions and outreach activities for the College. College remuneration for Directing Studies and supervision will be additional to the University salary.

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 Sunday 30 June 2019. Interviews will be held on 9-10 July 2019. Prospective candidates may wish to contact Professor Klaus Okkenhaug, Head of the Division of Immunology (

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Any enquiries relating to the application process please contact Jodi Smith -

Please quote reference PK19285 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

Further information

Apply online