Assistant/Associate Professor in Comparative Mammalian Genetics

University of Cambridge Department of Genetics

Applications are invited for an Assistant/Associate Professorship in Comparative Mammalian Genetics to be held jointly between the Department of Genetics, the Department of Pathology and the Department of Veterinary Medicine. We are searching for a talented individual with an outstanding track record in research and clear commitment to teaching. The post is available from 1st October 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The departments offer a world class research and teaching environment with considerable strength in mammalian genetics and disease.

We particularly welcome applications from individuals with research programmes focused on genetic approaches to selection in production and companion animals, human genetics and personalised medicine or mammalian evolutionary biology that synergise with ongoing research in any of the three Departments The research programme of the successful applicant will be based in the most appropriate Department.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in a relevant subject area, show evidence of research excellence that is reflected in their published work (including pre-prints), and a track record in successful grant funding to support a research programme. Applicants will also have an aptitude and enthusiasm for teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and will be expected to contribute to the teaching and other academic activities shared across the three Departments. The successful applicant will be motivated to contribute innovation in mammalian genetics teaching in the School of Biological Sciences.

The starting salary is dependent on the level of appointment being made, as determined by the Selection Committee. Assistant Professorships will start in the range of £43,414 - £54,949 per annum; Associate Professorships will start in the range of £58,284 - £61,823 per annum.

The Departments are 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 a signatory of DORA ( the University is committed to assessing research on its own merits rather than on the basis of the journal in which it is published.

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Please ensure that in the Upload section of the online application you provide:

  • A document containing your Curriculum Vitae (CV), research publications list, and a brief narrative (300 words maximum per output) on each of the three outputs you consider most significant. The Departments are committed to the responsible use of bibliometrics and applicants are asked not to include raw citation count, Journal Impact Factor or H-index metrics in their applications.

  • A statement of research of no more than two pages, outlining your current and future research plans, with an emphasis on how these fit within the current research profile of the Departments.

  • A one page statement focusing on (i) your teaching experience and interests, (ii) your contributions to and/or vision for open research and improving research culture (see (iii) what Equality Diversity & Inclusion means to you.

Prospective candidates are invited to contact Professor Steve Russell (; Professor Heike Laman ( or Professor Mark Holmes ( with informal enquiries.

The closing date for applications is Friday 31st March 2023.

Interviews are planned for April 2023.

Please quote reference PC35634 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.

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