Assistant Professor in Prokaryotic Genetics

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

September 30, 2022


Assistant Professor in Prokaryotic Genetics

The Department of Genetics is recruiting to an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) position in the general area of Prokaryotic Genetics. We are looking for a talented and ambitious individual whose research interests will extend the current profile of research in the Department (https: // www.

We are particularly interested in applications from individuals with strengths in genetic or quantitative approaches to genome biology, population and evolutionary genetics, or environmental genomics, that harness prokaryotic systems to address key questions in fundamental or applied biology. Shortlisted candidates will be outstanding scientists, with a track record of high quality research outputs and success in funding applications, who undertake cutting edge research and demonstrate the potential to develop links with other University Departments and institutions, both in the UK and internationally. The successful candidate will have an aptitude, enthusiasm and firm commitment to teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and will be expected to contribute to and develop courses according to their expertise.

Applicants must have a PhD degree in a relevant subject, significant post- doctoral experience, and strong evidence of research excellence. University Assistant Professors are expected to develop and lead their own research programmes, so must be able to demonstrate a significant degree of independence.

The Department is committed to the Athena SWAN Charter to provide equal opportunities and to advance the representation of women and other under- represented groups in science. We particularly encourage women and/or candidates from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background to apply for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level within our University.

Appointment will be based on merit alone. As signatories of DORA (https: // the Department is committed to assessing research on its own merits rather than on the basis of the journal in which it is published.

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

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 30th September.

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Professor Steve Russell, Head of Department of Genetics (

Further information about the Department can be found on our website (https: // www.

Please quote reference PC32194 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.

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    Department of Genetics








    13 July 2022

    Closing date

    30 September 2022