University Assistant or Associate Professor Temporary Cover
The University of Cambridge wishes to appoint a University Assistant Professor
in Bacterial Pathogenesis (5-year fixed term). The post is established
jointly within the Departments of Biochemistry (Head of Department, Professor
Eric Miska) and Pathology (Head of Department, Professor Geoffrey L Smith
FRS). The post will build research capacity in molecular and cellular studies
of bacterial pathogenesis and contribute to bacteriology teaching in both
academic Departments. Applicants are expected to demonstrate excellence in
research, as evidenced by a strong publication record proportionate to their
length of research experience and a track record of securing external funding.
The position is available immediately.
The successful candidate will develop a research programme in the molecular or
cellular mechanisms of host-pathogen interactions, that will attract ongoing
grant funding and will complement existing research interests in the molecular
and cellular studies of human and animal pathogens (www. bioc.cam.ac.uk and
https: // www. path.cam.ac.uk/research/microbiology-and-parasitology-division),
with potential for interactions with other biomedical research groups across
the School of Biological Sciences Infection and Immunity Research Theme
(https: // www. bio.cam.ac.uk/research/infection-immunity).
The successful candidate is expected to foster their subject through research,
supported by external grant funding. In addition, the successful candidate is
expected to make a general contribution to the academic work of both
Departments and the University, including course development and teaching in
those courses for which the Departments of Biochemistry and Pathology are
Please ensure that you upload a covering letter, your curriculum vitae (CV),
a list of publications, a one-page statement of research interests and future
plans, and 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 30th October 2022. Interviews are
expected to be held in late November or early December.
Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate must
undergo a health assessment.
Prospective candidates may contact Dr Gillian Fraser (Department of Pathology
firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr Martin Welch (Department of Biochemistry
email@example.com) for an informal discussion about the post.
Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment
system (if you have not already) and apply online.
General enquiries regarding this position should be directed to
Please quote reference PK32896 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 - UL Bacterial Pathogenesis
Department of Pathology, Central Cambridge
30 August 2022
30 October 2022