Russell R. Geiger Professorship of Crop Science

21 Jan 2019

The Board of Electors to the Russell R. Geiger Professorship of Crop Science invite applications for this position in the University of Cambridge's Department of Plant Sciences from persons whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment from 1 January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Professorship is a key component of the Cambridge Centre for Crop Science partnership involving the University and NIAB. The Professor will be based in a new Crop Science Building at NIAB's new campus on Lawrence Weaver Road in Cambridge.

Candidates will have an outstanding record of achievement in crop science. They will have the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in the department and NIAB, they will consolidate our leading research profile in plant science relevant to crops and they will have a strong motivation to develop translational crop science programmes in research and teaching. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification and a track record of achievement in the translation of research. Candidates from industry are especially welcome if they are motivated to work on translational crop science in a University environment.

Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration. The post holder will be expected to undertake leadership roles within the Department and in the Cambridge Centre for Crop Science Partnership. A competitive salary will be offered.

Apply online for this vacancy, which 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.

Further information is available at: or contact the Human Resources, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email: ibise [at]

Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be made online no later than 20 March 2019.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Alison Smith, Head of the Department of Plant Sciences, email: as25 [at] or to Sir David Baulcombe, Regius Professor of Botany, email: dcb40 [at] and Convenor of the Board of Electors.

Please quote reference PD17931 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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