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University Lecturer in Neuroscience (Tenure Track Position)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 22, 2014.

The Department of Zoology is seeking to recruit an outstanding scientist to complement and extend existing strengths within our Neurobiology, Biomechanics and Behaviour research theme. The successful candidate will combine excellence in research with a commitment to teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and will have the ability to fund and lead an independent research group. The Department would particularly welcome applications from women as we have an historic imbalance in the number of women holding academic staff positions.

Selection Criteria


An outstanding research record, documented by publication and by the demonstrated ability to attract research funding.

An innovative and focused research agenda in some area of neuroscience

The training and expertise to contribute broadly to undergraduate teaching in neuroscience and related disciplines.


Demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduates and supervising research students.

A track record of commitment to wider responsibilities in a current or previous institution (for example, in project leadership, mentoring, or promoting public engagement.)

Duties and Responsibilities

To conduct research in Neuroscience (60%);

To teach undergraduate and graduate students in Neuroscience (30%);

To undertake some departmental administration (10%).

The post is available from 1 April 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. Appointment will be for a probationary period of five years with appointment to the retiring age thereafter, subject to satisfactory performance.

Potential applicants are encouraged to make informal enquiries through the Head of Department, Professor Michael Akam,

Interview date(s): Interviews/seminars are planned to take place in either the week beginning 8 December, or week beginning 15 December 2014.

Applicants should send the following: A full CV, including a summary (<1000 words) of current research and future research plans.

A covering letter setting out why you are applying and what you would bring to the role (2 sides A4 maximum).

A completed CHRIS 6 (Parts 1 and 3), available at:

Please send these to the Departmental Administrator via email to: or by post to: The Departmental Administrator, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK

Please also arrange for two academic referees to send references directly by post or email to the same address

Please quote reference PF04316 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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