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No 6199

Wednesday 20 October 2010

Vol cxli No 3

pp. 65–88

Vacancies, Appointments, etc.

Electors to the Professorship of Pathology: Notice

The Council has appointed members of the ad hoc Board of Electors to the Professorship of Pathology as follows:

The Vice-Chancellor, in the Chair

(a) on the nomination of the Council

Professor Christopher Gilligan, K

Professor Patrick Sissons, DAR

(b) on the nomination of the General Board

Professor Sir Nicholas Wright, CR-UK London Research Institute

Professor Alan Rickinson, University of Birmingham

Professor Fiona Watt, JN

(c) on the nomination of the Faculty Board of Biology

Professor Anthony Minson, W

Professor Anne Cooke, K

Professor Hermann Waldmann, University of Oxford

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.

University Offices

Clinical Lecturer in Clinical Genetics (two posts) in the School of Clinical Medicine

Salary: £30,992–£53,663 a year

Applications are invited for these posts in the Cambridge University Department of Medical Genetics. We are looking for applicants from any medical background to join our dynamic and successful Department. The posts offer trainees with academic potential the chance to start their research careers in an excellent research environment. This five-star rated Department has an international profile in all areas of genetic research, including single gene disorders, complex diseases, genomics, functional studies, and translational medicine. Key themes include neurosciences, learning disability, and autoimmunity.

Each post will provide equal time for clinical training and research activity. The successful candidates will have honorary NHS contracts as Specialist Registrars, and be expected to gain their CCT in Clinical Genetics (or in a more specialized area involving Clinical Genetics) in post. Applicants should have MRCP (UK) or equivalent qualification, and a Ph.D. or M.D. Degree. Experience relevant to their research is required and/or some experience of clinical genetics would be advantageous. The appointments will be for four years with the possibility of reappointment for a further two years.

Applicants please contact Dr Richard Sandford (email or Dr Geoff Woods (email to discuss the post.

For an information pack, email Ms L. Foster ( Applications, together with letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees, must be received by the closing date.

Quote reference: RA07285; closing date: 15 November 2010.

Other Posts

Two academic consultant posts in Medical Oncology

Salary: £74,504–£100,446 a year. The funds for these posts are available until 31 December 2015 in the first instance.

These posts reflect the expansion of clinical and translational research in oncology in Cambridge under the direction of Professor Sir Bruce Ponder and Professor Tim Eisen. The posts are funded by Cancer Research UK and designed to develop therapeutics-related translational research work in areas of substantial local strength.

Academic Consultant in Breast Cancer Therapeutics (ref: Breast) The post-holder will develop, initiate, and manage a portfolio of early phase and experimental cancer medicine studies with a focus on breast cancer, working closely with Professor Carlos Caldas (Director of the Cambridge Breast Cancer Research Unit) and Professor Duncan Jodrell (Head of Cambridge Early Phase Trials Programme).

Academic Consultant in Medical Oncology (ref: MedOnc) The post-holder will develop, initiate, and manage a portfolio of early phase and experimental cancer medicine studies in a focused area. An interest in urology (prostate or renal), pancreas, ovarian, or lung cancer would be welcome. The post-holder will work closely with Professor Duncan Jodrell (Head of Cambridge Early Phase Trials Programme) and the lead for the area of focused interest.

The post-holders will be helped to develop their own programme of clinical and translational research by the end of the initial five-year contract. These positions will be University appointments on the Clinical Senior Research Associate scale (subject to Faculty Board approval) and will hold an honorary contract with Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

For further details, please contact Professor Tim Eisen (email, tel. 01223 769312).

Completed applications, specifying which post is being applied for, should consist of a CHRIS/6 (please complete all sections of the form, which is downloadable from, curriculum vitae, covering letter, and the names and addresses of three referees, and should be sent to Deborah Parr by email ( or by post to Department of Oncology, Box 193 (R4), Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 0QQ.

Quote reference: RD07331. Closing date: 6 December 2010; interview date: 19 January 2011.

Elections and reappointment

The following elections and reappointment have been made.


The Electors to the Professorship of Ophthalmology have elected Dr Keith Robert Graham Martin, M.A., CTH, D.M., Oxford, University Lecturer, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, into the said Professorship with effect from 1 October 2010.

The elections of Professor Elliot Martin Meyerowitz and Professor Henrietta Miriam Ottoline Leyser to Professorships in the Sainsbury Laboratory were announced in the Reporter of 13 October 2010 (p. 53). The titles of the Professorships have now been confirmed as follows:

The Professorship to be held by Professor Leyser will be entitled the Professorship of Plant Development.

The Professorship to be held by Professor Meyerowitz will be entitled the Professorship of Plant Morphodynamics.


Acting Head of Department of Radiology, Correction

The notice published for Professor David John Lomas in the Reporter of 6 October was incorrect. It should read JN rather than EM.