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Research Associate

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 30, 2014.

A postdoctoral position is available in John Gurdon's research group at the Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, for someone who has extensive experience of nuclear transfer experiments and cloning procedures. The successful candidate will have knowledge of manipulation of germ cells and their derivatives. The candidate should have a relevant PhD and should also have extensive experience of chromatin immunoprecipitation and gene expression analysis, as well as of related biochemical procedures.
The successful candidate will contribute to the MRC-funded project by carrying out and developing, together with other members of the research team, research to investigate the mechanism of transmission of epigenetic information from the sperm to the cells of the gastrula.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This 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.

Please quote reference PR04368 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. 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. Benefits include generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible working, funds for returning carers and other family-friendly schemes.

Museum Administrator (Part-Time Temporary Cover)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 26, 2014.

Applications are invited for the post of Museum Administrator in the Museum of Zoology at the University of Cambridge. The Museum of Zoology contains collections designated as being of national and international importance. We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible. The role is part-time (22 hours p.w.) and temporary (arising from the secondment of the current postholder to the position of Museum Refurbishment Project Manager).

The role has administrative responsibilities in support of academic research, collections management and museum refurbishment; fundraising; planning and reporting; office management. The position reports to the Director of the Museum and to the Refurbishment Project Manager.

Essential criteria include knowledge or experience of natural history museum collections and practical experience of supporting or facilitating development (fundraising) projects.

Temporary cover: This post is fixed-term for 31 months or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This 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.

Please quote reference PF04360 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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Research Associate (Fixed Term) - Transgenerational epigenetic inheritance of congenital abnormalities

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 25, 2014.

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral Research Associate post in Dr Erica Watson's group working on the molecular and epigenetic mechanisms behind transgenerational inheritance in a mouse model of abnormal folate metabolism (www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/watson/).

The successful applicant will have a PhD in fetal physiology or a related field, extensive experience of working with rodents and/or with maternal and fetal sheep surgery. Experience with running experiments in vivo and at the isolated organ or molecular levels is desirable. Cardiovascular expertise is desirable but not essential.

Further Particulars are available by clicking on the link below.

The post is available from 24 October 2014.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This 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.

Please remember to upload your CV in the upload section and a covering letter.

Please quote reference PM04357 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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University Lecturer in Neuroscience (Tenure Track Position)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 22, 2014.

The Department of Zoology is seeking to recruit an outstanding scientist to complement and extend existing strengths within our Neurobiology, Biomechanics and Behaviour research theme. The successful candidate will combine excellence in research with a commitment to teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and will have the ability to fund and lead an independent research group. The Department would particularly welcome applications from women as we have an historic imbalance in the number of women holding academic staff positions.

Selection Criteria

Essential

An outstanding research record, documented by publication and by the demonstrated ability to attract research funding.

An innovative and focused research agenda in some area of neuroscience

The training and expertise to contribute broadly to undergraduate teaching in neuroscience and related disciplines.

Desirable

Demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduates and supervising research students.

A track record of commitment to wider responsibilities in a current or previous institution (for example, in project leadership, mentoring, or promoting public engagement.)

Duties and Responsibilities

To conduct research in Neuroscience (60%);

To teach undergraduate and graduate students in Neuroscience (30%);

To undertake some departmental administration (10%).

The post is available from 1 April 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. Appointment will be for a probationary period of five years with appointment to the retiring age thereafter, subject to satisfactory performance.

Potential applicants are encouraged to make informal enquiries through the Head of Department, Professor Michael Akam, hod@zoo.cam.ac.uk

Interview date(s): Interviews/seminars are planned to take place in either the week beginning 8 December, or week beginning 15 December 2014.

Applicants should send the following: A full CV, including a summary (<1000 words) of current research and future research plans.

A covering letter setting out why you are applying and what you would bring to the role (2 sides A4 maximum).

A completed CHRIS 6 (Parts 1 and 3), available at: http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/forms/chris6/

Please send these to the Departmental Administrator via email to: admin@zoo.cam.ac.uk or by post to: The Departmental Administrator, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK

Please also arrange for two academic referees to send references directly by post or email to the same address

Please quote reference PF04316 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Head of Estates and Operations Manager

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 18, 2014.

The role-holder provides specialist advice to the Director, and deputises for them on occasion, in Estates and Operational matters. They monitor the Garden's estate and ensure it is kept in good order so as to maintain and allow development for its primary scientific purpose and also for the visiting public in line with the terms of its Statement of Purpose. The role-holder manages and monitors health and safety within the Department in accordance with University and Departmental policy.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This 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.

Closing Date: Friday 17 October 2014.

Please note: e-mailed applications will not be accepted.

Energy Project Co-ordinator (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 17, 2014.

The Department of Plant Sciences is seeking a pro-active Energy Project Co-ordinator. The post-holder will assist academic and technical colleagues in devising long-term energy-saving strategies for the Department, and working towards achieving them. They will coordinate the conversion of plant growth rooms used by Plant Sciences to LED usage, and coordinate and monitor experiments performed by researchers using the LEDs. They will raise awareness through planned activities and will Chair a Departmental staff/student group tasked with co-ordinating behaviour change initiatives. They will be a member of the University-wide Environment and Energy network, collaborating on initiatives including the Green Impact scheme.

The successful candidate will ideally have a Biological Sciences or other relevant degree, combined with knowledge of electrical and building services. They will possess excellent communication skills and experience in project management, and be able to work proactively and manage their workload to a set of objectives, sometimes under pressure. Logging, manipulation and presentation of data would be desirable skills to possess.

The post is full-time, but we are also interested to receive applications from candidates wishing to work on a part-time basis.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 18 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This 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.

For enquiries about the post, please contact Catherine Butler, Department Administrator (cek31@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PD04069 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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Chief Research Laboratory Technician

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 16, 2014.

Would you like to join a large, busy research group investigating the development of the nervous system? The role will involve various molecular biology techniques including cloning genes, RNA and DNA purification, in-situ hybridisation, PCR, transgenics and knockouts, and helping to manage the day to day running of the laboratory. You should have an HNC (or equivalent level) qualification in a biological subject. Previous laboratory experience is essential. Experience with the developmental systems and relevant techniques would be highly preferred.

For further information regarding the work of the laboratory see: www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/harris/index.html and www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/holt/index.html

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2018 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This 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.

If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Closing Date: 10 October 2014

Please quote reference PM04323 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant (Part Time, Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 16, 2014.

The Cambridge prosociality and well-being lab seeks to appoint a part-time (18.5 hours per week) research assistant to manage a new research project funded by the Cambridge Conservation Institute. The project aims to understand how biodiversity - actual and perceived - is related to well-being. The project relies on the development of several mobile apps, deployment of the apps to the general public and nature enthusiasts, and finally analysis of the data.

Prospective candidates should hold at least a Master's degree in psychology or related fields. Experience with studies that involve smartphone data and event sampling data are strongly desired. Experience with multilevel modeling techniques is also desirable, as are strong project management skills.

Interested applicants should contact Dr Alex Kogan (ak823@cam.ac.uk) with further questions.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This 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.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks of the closing date please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Please quote reference PJ04326 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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.

Bioinformatician (Research Assistant/Associate)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 15, 2014.

Applications are invited for a Bioinformatician position in the laboratory of Professor Steve Jackson. We wish to recruit an outstanding individual to lead a data-driven project addressing mechanisms by which genome mutations arise and how they influence cell proliferation and survival in response to DNA damaging agents and other stresses. In addition, the post-holder will work on collaborative projects based on data generated by other group members. Prior experience in computational biology, and experience in programming and a solid background in statistical tools are essential. Familiarity with analysis of "next-generation" DNA sequencing data would also be highly desirable. We are based in the internationally renowned Gurdon Institute in the centre of Cambridge and have strong links to the Sanger Institute, Hinxton. For more information on the Steve Jackson Lab, see http://www2.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/~jacksonlab/

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This 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.

Please quote reference PR04308 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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. Benefits include generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible working, funds for returning carers and other family-friendly schemes.

Research Assistant - Genome Engineering

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 15, 2014.

A Research Assistant position is available for an experienced molecular biologist to join Dr. Julie Ahringer's laboratory to develop and support C. elegans genome engineering work. The successful applicant will work collaboratively, generating genome-modified organisms using CRISPR/Cas9 and other techniques for studies of chromatin regulation and gene expression.

The ideal candidate will have proven skills in DNA manipulation, be highly organized and motivated, and have excellent communication skills. A 1st degree in biological sciences, or equivalent, is essential.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available for 4 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This 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.

Please quote reference PR04304 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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. Benefits include generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible working, funds for returning carers and other family-friendly schemes.

Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 09, 2014.

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Associate position to work at The Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge University, in the group of Dr Jerzy Paszkowski to study transgenerational epigenetic inheritance in plants and epigenetic control of retrotransposition.

The overall aim of this on-going project is to understand how plant retrotransposons are regulated. The successful candidate will work on the analyses of environmental and epigenetic control mechanisms regulating life cycles of LTR retrotransposons.

Candidates must have a PhD in plant biology, or a related subject. Extensive research experience and significant expertise in plant genetics, epigenetic regulation of transcription, transposon biology, genomics, epigenomics and epigenetic regulation of genome stability is essential. Experience of work with maize would be preferred. Experience of fluorescent and confocal microscopy would also be an advantage.

Candidates would ideally have published or submitted papers on the above subjects. Candidates should demonstrate a history of science communication (e.g. presentations, outreach activities, teaching).

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Information about the Sainsbury Laboratory is available at: http://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This 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.

Please quote reference PT04272 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Please ensure that you upload a copy of your full CV with publications list, a supporting statement and contact information of three referees.

The Sainsbury Laboratory receives a high volume of applications. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful on this occasion.

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.

Fieldwork Research Technician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 08, 2014.

An exciting opportunity is available in the Department of Plant Sciences for an enthusiastic and out-going person to spend time working in the tropical rain forests of Sabha and Sandakan, Borneo.

We are seeking a highly motivated person to spend 8 months in the field collecting data on the spectral characteristics of leaves using a portable field spectrometer and geo-locating plots using a differential GPS unit.

Accommodation will be provided in field camps associated with the SAFE project (www.safeproject.net) at the Maliau Basin Studies Centre and Danum Valley.

We are seeking someone with a genuine interest in ecology and conservation, who possesses a biological subject qualification to A-level standard at a minimum. This position would suit someone seeking to take a gap year prior to starting a PhD or Undergraduate course. You should have good IT skills and be comfortable with handling electronic equipment and large datasets. Experience of working for extended periods out of door is highly desirable.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 9 months in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This 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.

For further information contact Dr David Coomes (dac18@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PD04266 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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.

Departmental Administrator

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 05, 2014.

The University of Cambridge's Department of Biochemistry in Central Cambridge has a reputation for excellence in both research and teaching. The Department currently employs over 560 people: this includes over 340 researchers in disciplines ranging from molecular and structural biology, systems and synthetic biology, through to biology of pathologies such as cancer and heart disease and plant biochemistry. The Department also houses a number of research support facilities, most of which are available to other departments and have external university and commercial clients.

The Department's undergraduate teaching programme is extensive and growing and plays a pivotal role in teaching the foundations of biochemistry, molecular and cell biology for Natural Sciences Tripos (NST) and the Medical and Veterinary Sciences Tripos (MVST). The Department also has a vibrant community of post-graduate research students studying for their Ph.Ds.

The role of Departmental Administrator is critical to the effective functioning of the Department. You will work closely with, and report to, the Head of the Department. You will also provide support for the Department's committee governance structure and assist in formulating strategy and policy across the Department. The position will involve you working closely with a committed team of administrators, internationally renowned academics and other internal and external stakeholders.

The successful applicant will have significant experience and success in leading administration in a complex and demanding environment; previous experience within research-intensive higher/further education would be advantageous. You should be educated to at least degree level (or higher). You will have a sound knowledge of Health and Safety requirements; be adept at strategic planning and committee management; have exceptional organisational and prioritisation skills together with the ability to persuade and influence at all levels.

To find out more about the Department please see http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This 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.

For an informal discussion in relation to this post, please contact Professor Gerard Evan by e-mail on gie20@cam.ac.uk.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please quote reference PH04187 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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Director of Small Animal Surgical Services

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 03, 2014.

Competitive salary

Applications are invited for the role of Director of Small Animal Surgical Services, to take up appointment as soon as possible and ideally by 1 January 2015. This is an exciting opportunity for the successful applicant to provide leadership and strategic direction in the area of small animal surgical services in the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital in order to ensure a well led and efficient surgical service, to participate in the clinical service and drive forward the growing surgical referral caseload of the Hospital, and to participate in clinical teaching.

You must be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a veterinary degree qualifying you for membership; hold an RCVS and/or European and/or American College Diploma in small animal surgery, focused in orthopaedics.

You should have substantial practical experience in small animal surgery; documented clinical veterinary student teaching experience; experience in the training of postgraduate veterinary surgeons (interns and residents).

You should be able to demonstrate evidence of ability to lead a team and to lead by example; sensitivity to the differing needs and career directions of co-workers and students; excellent organisational skills and the ability to balance the demands on the time of members of the small animal clinical team; enthusiasm for the discipline, and good interpersonal and teaching skills in order to impart their skills and knowledge to others; excellent written and verbal communication skills; the ability to work under pressure; and evidence of academic endeavour (e.g. published papers).

A higher degree is desirable.

Informal enquiries: Professor James Wood, 01223 764666, jlnw2@cam.ac.uk

Closing date for applications: 31 October 2014.

Interview date: TBA November 2014.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This 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 details for this position: follow link to further particulars below. Further information about the Department: www.vet.cam.ac.uk To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link in the 'Apply online' section of the advertisement published on the University's Job Opportunities web pages. You will need to register an account and log in before completing the online application form. You should upload the following documents: a curriculum vitae; a brief statement about how your experience fits the profile for this role.

Please quote reference PP03910 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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Research Assistant - Human Stem Cell Core Facility

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 02, 2014.

A full-time Research Assistant position is available in the lab of Dr. Rick Livesey at the University of Cambridge Gurdon Institute. The lab uses human stem cells (embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells) to study human brain development and disease, with a major focus on Alzheimer's disease. We are now seeking to hire a researcher to provide essential support to the lab in the production and maintenance of human stem cell lines. The post-holder will be responsible for supervising 1-2 research assistants and work closely with lab members to support their work. Core duties will involve maintaining our hIPS cell lines and neurons, managing stocks and samples, and being responsible for ongoing quality control procedure.

Preferred skills and experience:

  • Degree or equivalent in life or physical sciences
  • Previous research laboratory experience
  • Involvement in lab management and/or QC
  • High attention to detail is essential
  • Good communication and organisation skills
  • Database administration
  • Familiarity with human stem cell culture would be an advantage
  • Ability to work unsupervised and as part of a team
  • Previous experience in molecular biology techniques; cloning, PCR, RNA analysis

Informal enquiries should be directed in the first instance to the group lab manager, James Smith at james.smith@gurdon.cam.ac.uk

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This 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.

Please quote reference PR04224 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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. Benefits include generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible working, funds for returning carers and other family-friendly schemes.

Research Assistant (Next Generation Sequencing Facility)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 01, 2014.

We are seeking a molecular biologist for the new next generation sequencing facility at the Gurdon Institute. The successful applicant will be responsible for sample tracking, quality control, processing, running, and data delivery for libraries of genome re-sequencing, small RNA sequencing, RNA sequencing, chromatin immunoprecipitation and other NGS applications. The post holder will also be responsible for maintaining the Illumina HiSeq and MiSeq sequencing instruments.

The ideal candidate will have proven skills in RNA and DNA manipulation, be highly organised and motivated, and have excellent communication skills. A first degree in biological sciences is essential. A working knowledge of next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies (eg Illumina) would be a benefit.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This 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.

Please quote reference PR04210 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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. Benefits include generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible working, funds for returning carers and other family friendly schemes.

Research Associate in Cognitive Neuroscience (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 28, 2014.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral cognitive neuroscience research position to work in the Memory Laboratory at the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge (http://www.memlab.psychol.cam.ac.uk).

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or related disciplines, and a strong interest, evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, in studying long-term memory processes in healthy individuals and in those with neurological disorders, and/or examining the effects of normal aging on memory abilities. Research in the laboratory uses a number of methods, including behavioural studies, functional neuroimaging (fMRI), electrophysiology (EEG/MEG), and brain stimulation (TMS/tDCS). Previous experience with at least one of these methods (preferably a combination) as well as computer programming skills (Matlab or Python) are necessary. Applicants should have excellent organisational skills, be highly motivated, enjoy working in a vibrant collaborative research environment, and be able to communicate effectively, with evidence of strong scientific writing skills particularly important.

The post is full-time and available for 2 years in the first instance.

Further information may be downloaded below.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Jon Simons (jss30@cam.ac.uk).

Interviews to take place in October 2014

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This 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.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If ou upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be ale to consisder these as part of your application.

If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks of the closing date please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Please quote reference PJ04208 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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Research Associate/Senior Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 21, 2014.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2019 in the first instance.

The Department of Veterinary Medicine is recruiting a Senior Research Associate / Research Associate to work on a BBSRC funded strategic LOLA grant "Understanding influenza A virus: linking transmission, evolutionary dynamics, pathogenesis and immunity in pigs". The main aim of the programme is to improve our understanding of the transmission and evolution of influenza viruses in pigs. This post-holder will develop and parameterise mechanistic models of between-host transmission, and within- and between-host viral evolution, based on deep sequenced, whole genome data from natural transmission experiments to be conducted as part of the programme. The potential impact of vaccination on virus evolution is of particular interest. The postholder will be expected to take a lead role in the development of novel models, using statistical and mathematical methods that integrate genetic and epidemiological approaches. The project is led locally by Professor James Wood and the overall sLOLA PI is Professor Bryan Charleston at the Pirbright Institute. Collaborators include Simon Frost (Cambridge), Mark Woolhouse (Edinburgh), Mario Caccamo (TGAC), Mick Bailey (Bristol), Sarah Gilbert (Oxford) and Ian Brown (AHVLA). Candidates should hold a PhD (or equivalent) in bioinformatics, statistics, epidemiology, or a closely related discipline. Substantial experience of programming in languages such as R and C (or equivalent) is essential. Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor James Wood (jlnw2@cam.ac.uk)

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This 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.

Interviews will be held: 15 October 2014

Please quote reference PP04148 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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Two Tenure-Track Faculty Positions - University Lecturer

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 30, 2014.

Applications are invited for two research-oriented, tenure-track University Lectureships. The posts are available from 1 April 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. We are searching for outstanding scientists, with excellent publication records, undertaking cutting edge and fundable work in fields which complement our broad, existing programme of research in the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience (http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/research/). Applicants should also have an aptitude and enthusiasm for teaching and be willing to contribute effectively to our undergraduate programme (http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/teaching).

Appointment will be for a probationary period of five years with appointment to the retiring age thereafter, subject to satisfactory performance.

The pensionable salary scale starts at £38,511 to £48,743 per annum.

Further particulars are available from http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/jobs. Applications, including a curriculum vitae and a completed CHRIS/6 form (Parts 1 and 3 only, available at http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/forms/chris6) should be sent to hodsec@pdn.cam.ac.uk.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Bill Harris, Head of Department wah20@cam.ac.uk; 01223 766137/333772.

Closing Date: 10 October 2014

Please quote reference PM03960 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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Research Career Development Fellowship

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 24, 2014.

Applications are invited for Research Career Development Fellowships in the Sainsbury Laboratory. The positions are open to applicants of any nationality. With the intention of nurturing the next generation of researchers in the field of plant science, the Fellowships provide an opportunity for talented junior investigators to develop their own research programme and become creative leaders in the field.

The Sainsbury Laboratory is a new Research Institute located in central Cambridge, providing an outstanding scientific environment. It has excellent resources and core facilities, with state-of-the-art equipment including growth rooms, glasshouses, microscopy and computing facilities. It provides a collaborative research atmosphere where researchers can take risks in a supportive environment. We are seeking to appoint Career Development Fellows who can both contribute to and benefit from this environment. In particular we are looking for scientists with imaginative research ideas that will contribute to our understanding of plant development, by elucidating the links between genotype and phenotype in any appropriate study system.

Applicants will typically have between 3 and 6 years of postdoctoral experience in a field related to the overall scientific focus of the Laboratory in plant development and its computational modelling. Applicants should be able to provide strong evidence of their potential to develop independent research programmes.

Fellowships are for five years. Successful applicants will receive an initial three years of funding, with extension for a further two years contingent on a successful scientific review and will hold an appointment with the University of Cambridge. Funds include full salary, ranging from £37,756 to £47,787, an additional 30% Gatsby distinction award, benefits and £40,000 p.a. of unrestricted research support. As they develop into independent researchers, Fellows will be encouraged to apply for external funding. Fellows can apply for Research Group Leader positions within the Laboratory at any time.

Further details about the posts and the Sainsbury Laboratory are available on the Sainsbury Laboratory web site: http://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/

Applications can be submitted electronically at any time as pdf files and include a full CV, a research proposal for five years, and the names of at least three referees. There is no fixed closing date- applications will be assessed throughout the year.

Completed applications should be sent by e-mail to enquiries@slcu.cam.ac.uk.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 5 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Please quote reference PT02610 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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.

Research Career Development Fellowship - Computational Modelling of Developmental Systems

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 24, 2014.

Applications are invited for Research Career Development Fellowships in the Sainsbury Laboratory. The positions are open to applicants of any nationality. With the intention of nurturing the next generation of interdisciplinary researchers in the field of plant developmental biology, the Fellowships provide an opportunity for talented junior investigators to develop their own research program and become creative leaders in the field.

The Sainsbury Laboratory is a new Research Institute, providing an outstanding scientific environment. It has excellent resources and core facilities, with state-of-the-art equipment including high performance computing, growth rooms, glasshouses and microscopy. It provides a collaborative research atmosphere where researchers can take risks in a supportive environment. We are seeking to appoint Career Development Fellows who can both contribute to and benefit from this environment. In particular we are looking for scientists with computational or mathematical modeling expertise and imaginative research ideas that will contribute to our understanding of plant development by elucidating the links between genotype and phenotype. Experience with plant systems is not required. Applications are welcome from researchers wishing to move into plant biology from any other study system.

Applicants will typically have between 3 and 6 years of postdoctoral experience and should be able to provide strong evidence of their potential to develop independent research programs.

Fellowships are for five years. Successful applicants will receive an initial three years of funding, with extension for a further two years contingent on a successful scientific review and will hold an appointment with the University of Cambridge. Funds include full salary, ranging from £37,756 to £47,787, an additional 30% Gatsby distinction award, benefits and £40,000 p.a. of unrestricted research support. As they develop into independent researchers, Fellows will be encouraged to apply for external funding. Fellows can apply for Research Group Leader positions within the Laboratory at any time.

Further details about the posts and the Sainsbury Laboratory are available on the Sainsbury Laboratory web site: http://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/

Applications can be submitted electronically at any time as pdf files and include a full CV, a research proposal for five years, and the names of at least three referees. There is no fixed closing date- applications will be assessed throughout the year.

Completed applications should be sent by e-mail to enquiries@slcu.cam.ac.uk.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 5 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Please quote reference PT02611 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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.