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Assistant/Associate Professor

Applications are invited for a University Assistant/Associate Professor in Biochemistry.

The Department of Biochemistry is a supportive and collaborative research community with interests in a broad range of topics, including Chemical Biology & Drug Design, Disease Biology, DNA & Chromatin Biology, Molecular Microbiology, Plant Biochemistry & Bioenergy, RNA Biology, Signalling & Trafficking, Stem Cell Biology, and Systems Biology.

Junior faculty are assigned a mentoring committee that advises them on all aspects of setting up a successful research group. They also receive grant writing and submission support, and can recruit from a diverse pool of PhD students from various programs across the University. The appointment provides access to state of the art animal facilities and core facilities for imaging, proteomics, and genomics. The Department is part of the School of Biological Sciences and is also closely associated with the Gurdon Institute, Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, MRC Toxicology Unit and provides many opportunities for interactions with the broader Cambridge community.

Key responsibilities include teaching undergraduates; conducting world-leading research; advising postgraduate students and post-docs; and other duties associated with academic life. There is the opportunity to become a Fellow of a College.

Applicants will have a PhD in a relevant subject area and show evidence of leading a successful research programme. Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching and advising is desired. The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity and all suitably qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We particularly encourage people from under-represented groups to apply.

Applications must include the following: 1. Cover Letter 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. Teaching statement describing teaching approach and philosophy (1-2 pages) 4. Research Statement describing present and future research plans (1-3 pages) 5. A statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas (1 page) 6. Names and contact information of 3-5 references (three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is complete only when all three letters have been submitted). 7. Reprints of publications

We are looking to appoint at either Grade 9 (£43,414 - £54,949) or Grade 10 (£58,284 - £61,823) depending on skill and experience.

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

For an informal discussion please contact the Head of Department, Professor Eric Miska: email

For further assistance, please contact the Biochemistry HR team, email: Please quote reference PH34180 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

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