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Claire Barnes University Lectureship in Marine Biology - Department of Zoology

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 29, 2018.

The Department of Zoology encourages applications to join us as the first holder of the Claire Barnes Lectureship in Marine Biology. Your research will be in an area of Marine Biology that aligns with the Department of Zoology's existing research strengths in, for example, the broad areas of ecology, evolution, conservation biology or animal behaviour. You will have an excellent research record and be passionate about teaching.

The Department of Zoology ( provides an exciting research and teaching environment with a strong sense of cooperation and community. Our research covers a broad range of animal biology. We have excellent facilities to support both field and laboratory based experimental research together with theoretical work. The Department has an outstanding embedded Museum of Zoology and close links with the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI). The Department has a thriving graduate student community and contributes to undergraduate courses across the Natural Sciences Tripos.

We particularly welcome applications from women and black and minority ethnic candidates for this vacancy, as they are currently under-represented at this level in our Department. The Department has an active equality and wellbeing agenda and holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award for our work on improving equality and diversity.

The lectureship is available from 1st October 2018.

Please see further particulars attached.

We anticipate holding interviews in late September

For informal enquiries please contact the Head of Department, Dr Howard Baylis, or +44 (0) 1223 336601

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 submit a full Curriculum Vitae (CV), including a summary of current and future research plans. The summary should be less than 1000 words. You should also include a covering letter setting out why you are applying and what you would bring to the role (2 sides A4 maximum). If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please also arrange for three academic referees to send references directly to the Departmental Administrator via email: or post to: The Departmental Administrator, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK

The deadline date for receipt of references is also 24th August 2018.

Please quote reference PF16035 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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