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No 6198

Wednesday 13 October 2010

Vol cxli No 2

pp. 49–64

Vacancies, Appointments, etc.

Professorship of Stem Cell Medicine: Notice

The Board of Electors to the Professorship of Stem Cell Medicine invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work falls within the general field of translational stem cell research to take up appointment as soon as possible.

The University is establishing a major international research centre in stem cell biology and medicine. This new Professorship has been created to provide academic leadership in stem cell medicine. Based at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, the Professor will be Director of the Laboratory for Regenerative Medicine and foster a broad programme of research in stem cell biology applied to human disease and translation into therapies. The Professor will also work in partnership with groups in the Centre for Stem Cell Research with a complementary focus on fundamental stem cell biology (Director Austin Smith).

Further information is available at: or contact the Academic Secretary, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT (email, to whom a letter of application should be sent, together with details of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae, and a publications list, accompanied by a cover sheet (form CHRIS/6 parts 1 and 3 only, with details of two referees) so as to reach him no later than 8 November 2010.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Patrick Sissons, Regius Professor of Physic, School of Clinical Medicine (tel +44 (0)1223 336738, email or to Professor Austin Smith, Medical Research Council Professor and Director, Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research (tel +44 (0)1223 760233, email

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Other vacancies in the University

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Any job application submitted with a curriculum vitae should be accompanied by a Cover Sheet for Employment (Form CHRIS/6) which can be downloaded from, or may be obtained in hard copy from the advertising Department or Faculty.

Other Post

Isaac Newton Trust College Teaching Officer (half-time) in the Centre of African Studies

In association with the Isaac Newton Trust, the Centre of African Studies (through the Faculty of History) wishes to appoint a half-time Newton Trust College Teaching Officer to commence on 1 January 2011.

Under the terms of the scheme, the Centre is authorized to appoint an existing College Teaching Officer as an Affiliated Lecturer for a period of between two and five years. The expectation of the Trust is that persons newly appointed under the scheme should normally have less than ten years of post-doctoral work experience (taking account of career breaks). It is possible that a person who has previously held an Isaac Newton Trust lectureship may be appointed, though the Trust reserves the right to restrict the tenure of that second appointment to a period shorter than five years, and in particular requires that no individual shall hold such an appointment for more than eight years in total. A Newton Trust CTO is expected to give twelve lectures a year in the Centre, to examine from time to time, to supervise research students, and to be involved in Faculty teaching arrangements. Further detailed information about the terms and conditions of Newton Trust CTOs can be found at

The main responsibility of the Lecturer will be to teach and coordinate the African History option of the new M.Phil. course in African Studies, contribute to the Core Course and provide dissertation supervision where appropriate. The Lecturer will be expected to supply twelve hours of lectures or classes a year.

Applications should comprise a completed CHRIS/6 form (parts 1 and 3 only), a full curriculum vitae, a list of publications and work in progress, a brief statement about your contributions to the Centre’s teaching at postgraduate level, and, if applicable, your involvement in administration, and a brief statement of what you would propose to cover in the Centre’s lectures and classes if appointed. You should give the names of two referees who should be asked to send their reports directly to the Centre by the closing date given below. You should also include a brief note of confirmation that your College is willing for you to participate in this scheme (an email from your Senior Tutor will be sufficient). These materials should be sent to Dorian Addison, Centre of African Studies, The Mond Building, Free School Lane, Cambridge, CB2 3RF (email, to arrive no later than Wednesday, 10 November 2010. Further information about the Centre of African Studies is available at


The following elections have been made.


Professor Elliot Martin Meyerowitz, B.A., Columbia, M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale, ForMemRS, George W Beadle Professor of Biology, California Institute of Technology, appointed as Inaugural Director of the Sainsbury Laboratory and elected into a Professorship in the Laboratory, with effect from 1 January 2011.

Professor Henrietta Miriam Ottoline Leyser, CBE, B.A., Ph.D., N, FRS, Professor of Plant Developmental Genetics, University of York, elected into a Professorship in the Sainsbury Laboratory with effect from 1 January 2011.