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Jobs at University of Cambridge   Closing Date

Research Associate ( Fixed Term) 

Department of Pathology. Post doctoral Research Associate to join the laboratory of Professor Jim Kaufman, which studies the structure, function and evolution of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC). Closes 10 June 2018

10 June 2018

Research Associate ( Fixed term) 

Department of Physics. The group of Prof. Pietro Cicuta seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on quantitative phenotyping of blood stage malaria, focusing on imaging at single cell both intracellular growth and invasion events. Closes 15 June 2018

15 June 2018

Research Group Leaders x 2 (Fixed Term)

Department of Pathology. Closes 24 June 2018

24 June 2018

Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

Department of Pathology. Bioinformatics, studying virus comparative genomics, gene expression, evolution, taxonomy, RNA structure and function, and novel virus discovery. To join Dr Andrew Firth lab. Closes: 28 June 2018

28 June 2018

University Lecturer (Honorary Consultant)

University Lectureship in Histopathology (Clinical) in the Department of Pathology. Closes: 01 July 2018

01 July 2018


Studentships  & Fellowships Closing Date

Early Career Research Fellowships (JRF)

Churchill College, Fitzwilliam College, Murray Edwards College, St Edmund's College, Selwyn College & Trinity Hall: Joint Application Scheme for Early Career Research Fellowships.

11 Early Career Research Fellowships are offered this year by 6 colleges. The Fellowships are normally tenable for three years and are open to graduates, women and men, of any University who have recently completed their doctorate or are close to completion. The function of these Fellowships is as initial (normally) post-doctoral positions appropriate to the start of an academic career. Applications open in October of each year.

opens 2nd week  Oct 2018


External Opportunities

Research Fellow at the Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security University of Edinburgh Edinburgh, United Kingdom May 21, 2018
Postdoc at LSHTM to lead BMGF/MRC-funded work modelling novel HPV vaccination strategies in LMICs to inform national/global policy. London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine London, United Kingdom May 23, 2018


New statistical and mathematical models for tracking HIV incidence trends in sub-Saharan Africa, with @Imperial_IDE, @ImperialDSI and Imperial College London London, United Kingdom May 30, 2018p
Senior Researcher vacancy in Statistical Genetics and Pathogen (2 posts). Join Professor Christophe Fraser’s team, based at the Big Data Institute. University of Oxford Oxford, United Kingdon June 06, 2018
Come help predict the future! (of dengue epidemics in Vietnam) with a new 3 year post @LSHTM starting this summer London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine London, UK June 07, 2018
Research manager, UNAIDS Reference Group ( Coordinate and lead research on HIV epi & modelling to improving global HIV estimates. Imperial College London London, United Kingdom June 10, 2018
Modelling to estimate the impact and cost-effectiveness of an intervention to increase HIV testing among MSM in China Imperial College London London, UK June 11, 2018
Economic evaluation of maternal vaccination using group B Streptococcus (GBS) vaccines LSHTM London, United Kingdom June 15, 2018
Tenure track assistant or associate professor in the evolution of bacteria. Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam. Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands June 01, 2018
Immediate opening for an Associate with focus on economic/mathematical modelling of IDs and other conditions. Aquarius Population Health London, United Kingdom June 30, 2018



Assistant/Associate Professor in Bacterial Evolution

The Laboratory of Applied Evolutionary Biology, Department of Medical Microbiology, Academic Medical Center (AMC), University of Amsterdam to work with Dr Colin Russell; You will have a strong background in bacterial evolution with expertise relevant to host-pathogen interactions and/or antimicrobial resistance with an emphasis on computational research. You have a track record of academic leadership as evidenced by publications in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals, acquisition of independent research funding, and experience in training students and postdocs.

• The gross per month salary range is €4380,- to €5692,- for Assistant Professors or €5229,- to €6665,- for Associate Professors, based on 38 hours per week (scale CAO UMC). 
• In addition to the monthly salary there is an annual holiday allowance (8%) and year-end bonus (8,3%).
• We initially offer an appointment for 12 months, with the prospect of a permanent appointment (this is a standard probationary period for all faculty and staff).

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV including full publication list and funding history, a brief description of your research interests and plans, and the names of three potential referees to by 1 June 2018. If you would like more information or have specific questions please contact Prof. Colin Russell (Head of Laboratory of Applied Evolutionary Biology, or Prof. Menno de Jong (Head of Department of Medical Microbiology,


We regularly update this page with relevant, currently open positions at the University, within the broad field of Infectious Diseases. However for a more comprehensive search, we recommend searching the University's vacancy list directly, and also visiting the web sites of Institutes and Centres affiliated with the University of Cambridge which may have job vacancies not listed centrally. If you are interested in working on a particular topic, within a specific department or with a particular researcher, search our directory, or contact the Coordinator.