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Research Associate

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Feb 05, 2016.

A postdoctoral position is available to work in the research group of Professor Daniel St Johnston (see http://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/research/stjohnston) at the Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge.

The project will focus on genetic screens for epithelial polarity proteins in the gut. The candidate should have a PhD in Biological Sciences and must be highly motivated with prior graduate and preferably postgraduate experience in the study of epithelial polarity. Expertise in the structural analysis of protein-protein interaction domains and the Drosophila adult midgut would be an advantage.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2017 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.

Please upload a CV, a brief statement of your research interests and cover letter with your application. Please contact Vanessa Stefanak if you require further information at v.stefanak@gurdon.cam.ac.uk or telephone 01223334088. Please quote reference PR08268 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 and funds for returning carers and other family-friendly schemes.

Post-Doctoral Research Associate: The Evolutionary Ecology Group

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Feb 05, 2016.

We are looking for a bioinformatician/population geneticist to work with Dr Andrea Manica on a project investigating past demography in humans. This ERC funded post is available for up to 6 months, with a start date of 1 March 2015.

Details of Dr Manica's research may be found here: http://www2.zoo.cam.ac.uk/manica/index.htm

This project focuses on reconstructing the past demography of anatomically modern humans, as part of an ERC project looking at the effect of natural selection in humans. The successful candidate will be involved in analysing data from modern and ancient genomes to better reconstruct the out of Africa expansion and understand the processes that led to the diversification of populations. The project will most rely on data already available, but data collection (mostly ancient DNA) might also be possible.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 6 months.

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 PF08292 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 Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Feb 03, 2016.

The Department of Plant Sciences is seeking to appoint a technician to carry out experimental work within Professor Alison Smith's research group, supporting several projects in algal synthetic biology and biotechnology. The successful candidate will be involved with generation, maintenance and characterisation of transgenic micro-algae lines.

Day to day tasks include growth and maintenance of algae cultures, conducting algae transformations, phenotyping of algae lines, recording data and providing results. These tasks will employ aseptic techniques to culture cells, extract DNA/RNA, and perform PCRs and confocal microscopy. The role will require ability to set up experiments under minimal supervision with due care and attention. The successful candidate will be responsible for following and ensuring strict safety procedures and safety checks.

The ideal candidate will have a HNC-Level or equivalent qualification in a biological subject with experience in academic or commercial molecular biology, tissue culture, genetics and microbiology laboratories. Experience in confocal microscopy would be advantageous. It is important that the applicant has communication and interpersonal skills at a level that allows clear understanding between all group members and the role- holder.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year 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 further information, please contact Catherine Butler, Department Administrator (cek31@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PD08206 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)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Feb 03, 2016.

A postdoctoral position funded by Alzheimer's Research UK is available for up to 1 year in the research group of Dr Isabel Palacios, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, in collaboration with Dr FJ (Rick) Livesey.

The post-holder will work on investigating the role of motor proteins in a human neuronal cell model of Alzheimer's Disease: a new drug discovery target?

In this study, we aim to analyse the role of kinesins in a neuronal cell model derived from familial Alzheimer's Disease patients

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 12 months.

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 PF08259 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)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Feb 02, 2016.

Applications are invited for a Wellcome Trust-funded Research Associate post in the field of venous thrombosis and cancer chemotherapy. The successful applicant will join Dr Matthew Harper's research group in the Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge.

The project will investigate the mechanisms by which anti-cancer chemotherapies promote venous thrombosis, focusing on the interactions between endothelial cell, leukocytes and platelets. A key aim is to develop a new in vitro model of the early stages of venous thrombosis.

Candidates should have a strong background in cardiovascular research and a PhD in pharmacology or a related discipline. Expertise in cell culture is necessary. Experience in in vitro models of thrombosis, inflammation or endothelial activation would be advantageous.

Fixed term: The funds for this post are available for 18 months.

The closing date for applications is 2nd March 2016.

Informal enquires to Dr Matthew Harper mth29@cam.ac.uk .

The Department holds an Athena SWAN bronze award, demonstrating a commitment to provide equal opportunities and to advance the representation of women in science subjects. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender but, as women are currently under-represented at this level in our department, we strongly encourage applications from female candidates. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Applications will be assessed as and when they are submitted and it is anticipated that interviews will take place around mid March 2016.

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.

The online application is to include your personal details, names and addresses of referees, as well as your CV, research publications list and cover letter.

For enquiries about the online application process please contact Miss Dina Pereira at recruitment@phar.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PL08240 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 in Plant Genetics (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Feb 02, 2016.

BBSRC-Meiogenix Industrial Partnership Award Postdoctoral Research Position.

A 3 year postdoctoral research position is available to work in the Henderson laboratory in entral Cambridge, supported by a BBSRC-IPA grant. The aim of the grant is to manipulate meiotic recombination distributions in the complex hexaploid wheat genome, via changes to the epigenome. This is an industrial partnership award with Meiogenix, who are expert in directing recombination using cutting-edge genome targeting technologies. These approaches will be combined with epimodification in order to release recombination in the centromeric regions, which has the potential to accelerate crop improvement. This programme of work will also involve collaboration with wheat geneticists at INRA Clermont-Ferrand in France.

In this project the successful candidate will use genetics and genomics to manipulate crossover patterns along the Arabidopsis and wheat chromosomes. The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D in the Biological Sciences. Training in genetics, genomics, and bioinformatics are essential. Experience in plants, including cereal genetics, is advantageous but not essential. Candidates should have a strong record of academic excellence, original research track record and the ability to work in a team. The candidate will be expected to attend and present results to the grant network at 6 month intervals, in addition to presenting their work at national and international conferences.
Fixed-term: 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.

For more information contact Ian Henderson (irh25@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PD08242 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Feb 02, 2016.

Applications are invited for a postgraduate cognitive neuroscience research position to work with Dr Lucy Cheke in the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge (http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/directory/lucy-cheke).

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related disciplines, and an interest in human memory. The position will involve administering computerised cognitive tasks and memory interviews, as well as potentially running experiments using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).

Previous experience with psychological/neuropsychological testing and computer programming skills (e.g., e-prime) are necessary, and experience with TMS is desirable. Applicants should have excellent organisational skills, be highly motivated, enjoy working in a vibrant collaborative research environment, and be able to communicate effectively.

Further information may be downloaded below.

Informal enquires may be made to Dr Lucy Cheke (lgc23@cam.ac.uk)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2017 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.

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.

Please quote reference PJ08243 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.

Driver and General Duties Technician (Part Time)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Feb 01, 2016.

Part time - 25 hours per week (8:00am to 1:00pm Monday to Friday)

The BioPath Stores, providing the central stores facility for institutions within the School of Biological Sciences and hosted by the Department of Biochemistry, is seeking a Driver to join the existing team. This is an extremely busy area with an annual turnover of more than £1.9m and holding £200K stock with an additional £180K of consignment stock. The role holder will provide a delivery and collection service between the two buildings within Biochemistry as well as to various departments located on the Addenbrookes Hospital site and to other locations as required. Other duties include basic maintenance and cleanliness of vehicles and the receipt of deliveries.

Applicants should be flexible in their attitude to work, trustworthy, reliable, careful, presentable, and patient and possess good communication skills. Some lifting will be involved as part of this role.

Qualifications and experience: A good basic education and a clean, valid driving licence are essential. Experience in driving a broad cross-section of vehicles and relevant driving experience within the Cambridge area are desirable but not essential as are previous experience of stores work, handling chemicals and keyboard skills.

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.

Informal enquiries can be made to Alison Gelder - ab263@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH08238 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.

Post-doctoral Research Associate - Genome-wide approaches to study translation (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 29, 2016.

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral Research Associate position to be based in the University of Cambridge, Department of Biochemistry, central Cambridge, working in the laboratory of Dr Juan Mata. The post is funded by the BBSRC, UK.

The project will address the regulation of translation during stress responses, using the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe as a model system. The work will involve genome-wide approaches such as RNA-sequencing and ribosome profiling. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Genetics, Biochemistry, or a related field. Expertise in RNA research (especially translation), high throughput approaches to study gene expression, and fission yeast genetics, will be advantageous but is not absolutely required.

The interviews are expected to take place in February. The post will be available after 1st April 2016.

Fixed-term: 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.

Informal enquires can be made by contacting Dr Juan Mata, email: jm593@cam.ac.uk; further information on the Mata lab can be obtained at http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/people/uto/mata.

Any enquires relating to the recruitment process can be directed to the Personnel secretary - personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH07997 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 Associate - Climate Modelling (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 29, 2016.

We are looking for a climate modeller to work with Dr Andrea Manica and Dr Andrew Friend (Dept. of Geography) on a project investigating the role of past climate on human adaptation. This ERC funded post is available for up to 50 months, with a start date of 1 April 2015.

Details of Dr Manica's research may be found here: http://www2.zoo.cam.ac.uk/manica/index.htm

Details of Dr Friend's research may be found here: http://www.geog.cam.ac.uk/people/friend/

This project focuses on investigating the effect of natural selection in humans, using spatially explicit models that are informed by climate and vegetation reconstructions through time. The successful candidate will be involved in generating paleoclimate and paleovegetation reconstructions and work with population geneticists to use this information to quantitatively inform models of human evolution.

Duties will include setting up and running global paleoclimatic models using CESM; running paleovegetation reconstructions; potentially modifying CESM/vegetation models to allow for human/environment interactions; interacting with archaeologists and geneticists to help result interpretation; and the preparation of manuscripts for publication.

Required experience / knowledge for the position

Essential:

A PhD in climate modelling, or closely related subjects.

Advanced programming skills in Fortran 90/95/2003.

Experience running GCM

Willingness to interact with specialist from other fields, such as archaeology and genetics

Ability to organise time, plan ahead and to work effectively independently.

Good data handling and data analysis skills.

Good communication skills (written and oral).

Ability to work in a team and strong inter-personal skills.

Desirable:

Experience running CESM

Experience with setting up and modifying CESM (or an equivalent climate model).

Background knowledge (e.g. from degree courses) of archaeology or anthropology.

Experience with vegetation models.

We will interview during week beginning 7 March 2016

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 50 months.

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 PF08219 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 Associate: Evolutionary Ecology Group

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 29, 2016.

We are looking for a bioinformatician/population geneticist to work with Dr Andrea Manica on a project investigating localised selection in humans. This ERC funded post is available for up to 50 months, with a start date of 1 April 2015.

Details of Dr Manica's research may be found here: http://www2.zoo.cam.ac.uk/manica/index.htm

This project focuses on investigating the effect of natural selection in humans, using spatially explicit models that are informed by climate and vegetation reconstructions through time. The successful candidate will be involved both in the development of new approaches to test for selection and in their application to humans (and potentially other species).

Duties will include: collating and curating genomic data, both from the literature and ongoing collaborations; Analysing genomic data for selection, both using standard population genetics approaches and CISGeM; interacting with archaeologists and climate modellers to help result interpretation; and the preparation of manuscripts for publication.

Required experience / knowledge for the position

Essential:

A PhD in bioinformatics, population genetics or closely related subjects.

Proficient programming for the analysis of genomic data, using python and/or R.

Willingness to interact with specialist from other fields, such as archaeology and climatology

Ability to organise time, plan ahead and to work effectively independently.

Good data handling and data analysis skills.

Good communication skills (written and oral).

Ability to work in a team and strong inter-personal skills.

Desirable:

Experience with selection scans on whole genomes.

Background knowledge (e.g. from degree courses) of archaeology or anthropology.

Advanced programming skills in C.

Experience in working with High Performance Computing facilities.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 50 months.

We will interview during week beginning 7 March 2016

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 PF08215 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 Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 28, 2016.

A position has arisen in the lab of Professor Gerard Evan, University of Cambridge, Department of Biochemistry, Cambridge (http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/uto/evan) to further our ongoing studies on the development and maintenance of pancreatic cancer. Higher order aspects of cell behaviour and identity are in great part determined by super-enhancer (SE) networks - transcriptional master switches that coordinate diverse gene expression networks. This work seeks to determine whether pancreatic cancer is driven and maintained by the activation of common and obligate SE-dependent regenerative programmes in the pancreatic epithelium and its attendant stroma elicited by oncogenic mutations. One candidate is deregulated expression of the Myc protein, a highly pleiotropic "master" switch that modulates a wide variety of mechanistically diverse processes. We have established models in which expression and/or activity of Myc can be rapidly and reversibly switched in the pancreas and we now seek a postdoctoral researcher to continue our studies investigating the possibility that Myc acts as a SE in pancreatic regeneration and cancer. Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent, a strong background in tumour biology and previous experience in molecular and cellular biology and in mouse models of tumourigenesis.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a security check.

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.

Informal enquiries can be made to tdl2@cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PH08209 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.

Laboratory Research Technician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 28, 2016.

A position is open for a Research Technician in the OpenPlant Laboratory in Cambridge, based in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge, under the direction of Prof. Jim Haseloff.

Work there will focus on the development of foundational technologies for engineering of the model plant Marchantia polymorpha. The newly renovated laboratory houses state of the art equipment for automated DNA assembly, genome editing, plant transformation, cytometry and high throughput microscopy.

The appointee will work closely to the OpenPlant Laboratory Manager and the successful candidate will be involved in: - Assisting in the maintenance of the lab and providing general laboratory support work. - Supporting plant transformation and tissue culture workflows in a high throughput environment. - Providing technical support for microbiological, molecular biology and microscopy experiments in a synthetic biology lab.

The successful candidate will have a background in molecular biology or synthetic biology, and demonstrate an ability to work independently. Experience with tissue culture procedures, plant work, synthetic biology techniques, microscopy, and laboratory management will be advantageous.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 2 September 2019 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 more information contact Jim Haseloff (jh295@cam.ac.uk) or Susana Sauret-Gueto (ss2359@cam.ac.uk).

http://openplant.org/ http://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/

Please quote reference PD04872 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.

Personal Assistant to the Director (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 28, 2016.

Applications are invited for the position of Personal Assistant to the Director of the Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University, Professor Ottoline Leyser. The post holder will be responsible for providing an efficient administrative and secretarial service to the Director, with the ability to prioritise a diverse and changing workload.

Candidates must be educated to at least A-level standard (or equivalent experience) ideally with a degree and demonstrate previous secretarial experience at a senior level. Effective and professional communication skills are essential, alongside the ability to build good working relationships with a range of people at various levels.

The successful candidate will have excellent keyboard skills and a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and email packages. A basic knowledge of SharePoint and a familiarity with University administrative and online systems would be advantageous. Whilst demonstrating a service orientated approach, candidates will have the ability to use their own judgement and meet deadlines whilst working under pressure. Excellent organisation and time management skills are also essential.

The Laboratory provides a welcoming and collaborative environment with a wide-range of family-friendly benefits and development opportunities. More about the Sainsbury Laboratory, further information for the role and details of what the University offers to employees, can be found at: http://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/.

The post is full time and available immediately.

Fixed term: The funds for this post are covered by the Institute's core grant. For further information, please contact: enquiries@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.

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.

Please quote reference PT08208 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.

Postgraduate Research Associate/Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 26, 2016.

An opening is available for a Postdoctoral Research Associate/Research Assistant in Behavioural Neuroscience to join The Translational Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory (Directors: Professor Lisa Saksida and Professor Timothy Bussey) in the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge.

The TCN Lab (http://www.tcnlab.psychol.cam.ac.uk/) pioneered the development of rodent cognitive assessments using touchscreen technology (Horner et al., 2013; Oomen et al., 2013; Mar et al., 2013 Nature Protocols) and has successfully demonstrated the utility of these assays in characterising cognitive phenotypes in both rodent models of disease and relevant patient groups (Nithianantharajah et al., 2013 Nature Neuroscience and Nithianantharajah et al., 2015 Science Reports).

The TCN Lab, in conjunction with the laboratory of Dr. Chris Heath in the Department of Life, Health and Chemical Sciences, The Open University has recently been awarded a 3 year Project Grant by the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) to develop and validate a series of touchscreen-based assays for the evaluation of motivation and affective state in laboratory rodents. Successful development of these assays will provide standardised, mild-severity alternative methods with which to study these constructs that also have high forward-translational potential.

The successful applicant should have a PhD in Behavioural Neuroscience or a related discipline (Research Associate) or be close to completing their PhD (Research Assistant) with experience of rodent behavioural studies and behavioural pharmacology. Experience of operant behavioural paradigms, task development/validation and/or environmental enrichment manipulations are highly desirable.

The salary range if appointed as a Research Associate is £28,982 - £37,768 per annum and the salary range if appointed as Research Assistant is £25,023 - £28,982 per annum with promotion to Postdoctoral Research Associate on attainment of PhD.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available from 1 March 2016 until 28 February 2019 in the first instance.

Further information may be downloaded below.

Interviews will take place during the week of 22 February 2016.

Inquiries regarding this vacancy may be emailed to Professor Lisa Saksida (lms42@cam.ac.uk)

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check, a health assessment and a security check.

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.

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.

Please quote reference PJ08178 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 Associate

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 26, 2016.

We are seeking a research associate to work on a project investigating biases in adults' Theory of Mind funded by the ESRC. The Principal Investigator is Professor Nicola Clayton and the Co-Investigator is Professor Robert Lurz.

The person appointed will primarily be responsible for the designing, programming and running of experiments. These experiments will seek to test the nature and the extent of adults' ability to reason about what others see and believe as well as the causes of any biases adults show in such tasks. This work will involve ensuring that the experiments meet ethical guidelines, recruiting and testing participants as well as data collection and analysis. Where appropriate the post holder will be responsible for writing and publishing manuscripts relating to these experiments and communicating their results at academic conferences. The post holder will also be required to organise and run public engagement activities closely related to the research outcomes. In addition, the post holder will be required to liaise with the PI and Co-Investigator to ensure that the research being undertaken is appropriate and that the conditions of the grant are met. The post holder will also be required, where necessary, to supervise undergraduate and graduate students, research assistants and visiting researchers.

The post holder must have a PhD in Experimental Psychology or a closely related discipline. The post holder should be capable of working in an international multi-disciplinary team. They are expected to have extensive experience of designing and running experiments on social cognition (preferably testing adults). The post holder should be able to code experiments using appropriate software and to analyse data using appropriate statistical techniques. Knowledge of the literature on adult Theory of Mind is essential and on comparative cognition and philosophical approaches to testing Theory of Mind is desirable.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available from 1 April 2016 until 30 April 2018 in the first instance

Further information may be downloaded below.

Inquiries regarding this post should be emailed to Professor Nicky Clayton (nsc22@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.

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.

Please quote reference PJ08171 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.

Equine Ambulatory Veterinarian

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 25, 2016.

UNIVERISTY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE WEST CAMBRIDGE SITE

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an equine ambulatory vet to join our team at Cambridge Equine Hospital as part of Cambridge Veterinary School. Applications are invited for an experienced and ambitious equine clinical vet to work in our first opinion equine practice from 1st April 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. You will be a part of a small team, playing a crucial role in the continued expansion of the ambulatory practice to provide high-calibre exclusively equine services and your role will include the practical teaching of clinical veterinary students. The ambulatory practitioners are supported by hospital based specialists and a strong team of support staff.

You must be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, with a minimum of two years experience in equine practice. An RCVS Certificate or Cert-AVP is desirable.

In return we can offer a supportive and engaging environment, additional payment for out of hours rota, generous paid annual leave for full time employees of 6.6 weeks (or 33 days), plus public holidays, CPD is actively encouraged and supported, generous and competitive staff benefits and services, including family friendly policies, numerous discounts on shopping, health care, financial services and public transport. We also offer defined benefits pension schemes and tax-efficient bicycle, car lease and charity-giving schemes.

Informal enquiries: Miss Kate Smith +44 (0)1223) 746571 or: ks629@cam.ac.uk.

Closing date : 14 February 2016

Interviews will be held on 26 February 2016

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.

Applicants should submit a CHRIS/6, CV, covering letter outlining suitability for the role and contact details for two references. 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. Further particulars for the role and information about the Department www.vet.cam.ac.uk and Cambridge Equine Hospital: www.ceh.qvsh.co.uk

Please quote reference PP08176 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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Equine Ambulatory Veterinarian (Maternity Cover)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 25, 2016.

UNIVERISTY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE WEST CAMBRIDGE SITE

Limit of tenure : 13 months or the return of the postholder whichever is sooner

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an equine ambulatory vet to join our team at Cambridge Equine Hospital as part of Cambridge Veterinary School. Applications are invited for an experienced and ambitious equine clinical vet to work in our first opinion equine practice from 1st April 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. You will be a part of a small team, playing a crucial role in the continued expansion of the ambulatory practice to provide high-calibre exclusively equine services, and your role will include the practical teaching of clinical veterinary students. The ambulatory practitioners are supported by hospital based specialists and a strong team of support staff.

You must be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, with a minimum of two years experience in equine practice. An RCVS Certificate or Cert-AVP is desirable.

In return we can offer a supportive and engaging environment, additional payment for out of hours rota, generous paid annual leave for full time employees of 6.6 weeks (or 33 days), plus public holidays, CPD is actively encouraged and supported, generous and competitive staff benefits and services, including family friendly policies, numerous discounts on shopping, health care, financial services and public transport. We also offer defined benefits pension schemes and tax-efficient bicycle, car lease and charity-giving schemes.

Informal enquiries: Miss Kate Smith +44 (0)1223) 746571 or: ks629@cam.ac.uk.

Closing date 14 February 2016

Interviews will be held on 26 February 2016

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.

Applicants should submit a CHRIS/6, CV, covering letter outlining suitability for the role and contact details for two references. 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. Further particulars for the role and information about the Department www.vet.cam.ac.uk and Cambridge Equine Hospital: www.ceh.qvsh.co.uk

Please quote reference PP08173 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 22, 2016.

A position has arisen in the lab of Professor Gerard Evan, University of Cambridge, (http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/uto/evan) to further our ongoing studies on the role of the myc oncogene in haematopoeitic malignancies. The Myc protein is a highly pleiotropic "master" switch that modulates a wide variety of mechanistically diverse processes. Its aberrant expression is implicated in several haematological malignancies, including acute myeloid leukaemia. The lack of pharmacological inhibitors of Myc has hampered the investigation of the role of Myc in the genesis and maintenance of these cancers and the therapeutic efficacy of Myc inhibition. To address this we have established animal models in which we can rapidly and reversibly switch the expression or activity of Myc in haematopoeitic cell lineages. We now seek a postdoctoral researcher to continue our studies investigating the effects of deregulated oncogenic Myc expression (a common finding in many tumours) in these tumours.

Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent, a strong background in tumour biology and previous experience in molecular and cellular biology and in mouse models of tumourigenesis. A Home Office Personal licence is also required.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2016 in the first instance.

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

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 all informal enquiries please contact Trevor Littlewood - tdl2@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH08165 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate - Scientist in Virus Immunology

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 20, 2016.

A postdoctoral research scientist position is available in Professor Geoffrey L Smith's group, based in central Cambridge, to study the immune evasion strategies of vaccinia virus. The candidate should have a PhD or expect to obtain one shortly, a successful track record, and research experience working with vaccinia virus and in innate immune signalling pathways, particularly the MAP kinase and NF-kB signalling pathways. The position is funded by the Wellcome Trust and is available immediately and for 2 years in the first instance.

Where the successful applicant does not yet have a PhD, he/she will normally be under-appointed as a Research Assistant in a Research Associate post (on the understanding that he/she will be appointed as a Research Associate upon successful completion of his/her PhD). The higher Research Associate salary should be backdated to the submission date of their thesis.

The ability to work both independently and as part of a team, coupled with excellent communication, organizational and problem solving skills are required. Other duties/responsibilities as outlined in the Further Information documents include developing and driving research objectives, writing up work for presentation and publication, assisting in the supervision of student research projects, and delivering seminars and occasional lectures

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years 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.

Informal enquiries regarding this position may be made to Geoffrey L Smith by email hod.sec@path.cam.ac.uk. General queries should be directed to jobs@path.cam.ac.uk or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK08145 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Principal Assistant (Senior Facilities and Laboratory Manager)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 18, 2016.

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Facilities and Laboratory Manager or Principal Assistant using University terminology. This position is key to the development and maintenance of the technical and support facilities required to sustain and enhance the Biochemistry Department's high international profile in research and teaching.

Biochemistry is one of the largest Departments in the University. It is based in two centrally located facilities housing around 550 staff plus students. The two facilities are both a mix of laboratories and office space.

The job holder will lead a significant team which ensures laboratory support to staff and students, the procurement and maintenance of equipment and the effective delivery of a wide range of facilities to the department. The incumbent will also be expected to actively question and propose innovative solutions to enhance operational effectiveness and reduce costs. The role also acts as health and safety manager for the department. In addition this role will be expected to lead internal project delivery and represent the department on wider University initiatives.

Applicants should be educated to degree level in a relevant biological science and have significant technical and laboratory management experience, in either higher education or a commercial environment. In addition the successful applicant will have significant experience of procuring and maintaining equipment, health and safety and display excellent motivational and interpersonal skills.

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 all informal enquiries please contact Steph Favrin - personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH08111 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 18, 2016.

Applications are invited for the position of Horticultural / Laboratory Technician in the research group of Professor Ottoline Leyser. The role holder will provide technical support for a research project on the regulation of shoot branching by environmental inputs. The project involves planting, propagation, phenotypic analyses and harvesting of large populations of plant samples, primarily Arabidopsis. The role holder will provide general technical support to ensure the smooth running of the project.

Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in a science subject or equivalent experience, preferably involving plant biology. They need to have knowledge of relevant scientific equipment and experiments, a working knowledge of plant developmental genetics and physiology, and good IT skills. An enthusiasm for Plant Biology and willingness to learn is essential. Ownership of a PA1 and PA6 Certificate of Competence In Safe Use of Pesticides would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to work independently as well as within the group and highly effective time management and organisational skills. Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy, including record keeping, is also essential.

The Laboratory provides a welcoming and collaborative environment with a wide-range of family-friendly benefits and development opportunities. More about the Sainsbury Laboratory, further information for the role and details of what the University offers to employees, can be found at http://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/.

The post is full time and available immediately.

Fixed-term: 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.

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.

Please quote reference PT08126 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 18, 2016.

Applications are invited for the position of Laboratory Technician in the research group of Professor Ottoline Leyser at the Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University (SLCU).

Professor Leyser's group is using the hormonal control of shoot branching as a model system to understand developmental plasticity in plants. The group uses a wide range of approaches, including classical and molecular genetics, biochemistry, various imaging techniques, diverse physiological assays and computational modelling.

A technician is required to provide general technical support to the Leyser group across this range of activities. Candidates must have an educational minimum at the HNC level, or equivalent demonstrated experience. An enthusiasm for Plant Developmental Biology is essential, and the ideal candidate will have extensive laboratory experience, with some specialist knowledge of one or more of the above experimental approaches. A willingness to learn is also essential.

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to work independently as well as within the group and highly effective time management and organisational skills. Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy, including record keeping, is also essential.

The Laboratory provides a welcoming and collaborative environment with a wide-range of family-friendly benefits and development opportunities. More about the Sainsbury Laboratory, further information for the role and details of what the University offers to employees, can be found at http://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/.

The post is full time and available immediately.

Fixed-term: 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.

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.

Please quote reference PT08125 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Broodbank Research Fellowship; Biological Sciences x 2 (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 13, 2016.

The Managers of the Broodbank Fund invite applications for two fellowships to be held in a Department in the School of the Biological Sciences at the University of Cambridge from 1 October 2016 or otherwise by negotiation.

The Research Fellow is required to carry out research in biochemistry or biophysics, with special reference to the principles and practice of food preservation. These terms will be interpreted broadly to include fundamental research including molecular processes. The fellow must have a PhD in a Biological Sciences subject. Candidates should provide evidence of: outstanding academic excellence; a high quality and original research proposal; and evidence of their capabilities as an independent researcher.

The research will be based at a laboratory within the University of Cambridge. Applicants must identify and obtain consent of an appropriate host. The successful candidate will receive an annual research consumable budget of £10,000.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance. Applications to work part time hours are welcomed.

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 upload 3 attachments. One should be an outline of the proposed research stating how this bears on the principles and practice of food preservation, the University Department within which you hope to work and whose research group you hope to join.

The second should be a letter of support from the head of the research group from your chosen Department.

The third should be your CV with recent publication list

Please quote reference PD08072 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant (Lee Lab) (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 13, 2016.

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

The Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is an international centre of excellence for research into stem cell biology and medicine. Scientists in the Institute collaborate to generate new knowledge and understanding of the biology of stem cells and provide the foundation for new medical treatments.

We are looking for a self-motivated, reliable and well-trained research assistant to join the research team of Dr. Joo-Hyeon Lee. Her team will investigate the microenvironmental regulation of stem cells during lung homeostasis, regeneration and injury repair. The project is aiming to make step changes in understanding the cell-cell communication on stem cell fate decision, disease modelling in ex vivo lung organoid system, and physiology /pathophysiology found in humans.

Requirements:

A Bachelor degree in a Bioscience related subject.

A good knowledge in biochemistry, molecular biology and developmental biology.

At least short-term lab experience.

Previous experience in flow cytometry and confocal microscopy is preferred, but not essential.

Ability to quickly learn and independently apply new techniques after induction.

A proven capacity to understand and interpret research articles.

Good communication skills in English.

Highly independent, motivated, ambitious, and collaborative person.

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.

The closing date for all applications is the Sunday 14 February 2016.

Please upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application to supplement your 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.

Informal enquiries about the post are also welcome via email on jobs@stemcells.cam.ac.uk.

Interviews will be held towards the end of February 2016. If you have not been invited for interview by 26 February 2016, you have not been successful on this occasion.

Please quote reference PS08055 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Lee Lab) (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 13, 2016.

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

The Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is an international centre of excellence for stem cell research and regenerative medicine. Scientists in the Institute collaborate to advance our knowledge of various stem cell types and to perform pioneering work in translational research areas, providing the foundation for new medical treatments.

We are looking for a self-motivated, reliable and well-trained post-doctoral researcher to join the research team of Dr. Joo-Hyeon Lee and Dr. Bon-Kyoung Koo. Their team will investigate the microenvironmental regulation of stem cells during lung homeostasis, regeneration and injury repair. The project is aiming to make step changes in understanding the cell-cell communication on stem cell fate decision, disease modelling in ex vivo organoid system, and physiology/pathophysiology found in humans.

In the lung, multiple stem/progenitor cells that reside in a distinct niche regenerate the lost epithelium upon tissue injury, yet it is unknown how stem cells are instructed to selectively replace the injured epithelial cells. We will focus on identifying the key stem-stromal cell interactions and regulatory networks that allow proper lineage specification and tissue regeneration. Dissecting the precise mechanisms that govern stem cell-mediated homeostasis and regeneration will lead us to novel insights on the pathogenesis of lung diseases. We will isolate and culture diverse stem/progenitor and stromal cells from mouse and human lung tissues in organoid co-culture system - a unique in vitro mammalian genetic model system. This will enable us to visualize stem cell differentiation and to recapitulate stem-niche interactions. To explore these regulatory signalling pathways, we will use systemic approaches combining genetic mouse models, cellular and biochemical techniques as well as organoid co-culture systems.

Our goals include:

  1. Identifying the functional role of diverse pulmonary stromal cells in regulating stem cell lineage differentiation during lung homeostasis, injury repair and regeneration.

  2. Defining the regulatory network of stem cell and stroma interactions in lung regeneration and tumourigenesis.

  3. Exploring the contribution of stem cell niche dysregulation in pulmonary pathogenesis.

Requirement:

We are looking for a candidate that hold a PhD degree in the field of biochemistry/molecular and cell biology/developmental biology.

1) Less than 3 years of experience since completion of PhD.

2) At least one publication with 1st authorship in a high impact journal.

3) Strong background in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology.

4) Strong background in cell cycle and signalling pathway analysis and experience with genetic animal models.

5) Experience with gene expression profiling, fluorescence imaging, disease modelling, primary tissue culture methods, and FACS would be highly advantageous.

The successful candidates will have a strong publication record and an excellent environment for research and career development. We are specifically looking for candidates that are collaborative with effective communication stills and enjoy working in a team. Proven capacity to design, execute, and interpret your own experiments is essential.

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.

The closing date for all applications is the Sunday 14 February 2016.

Please upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application to supplement your 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.

Informal enquiries about the post are also welcome via email on jobs@stemcells.cam.ac.uk.

Interviews will be held towards the end of February 2016. If you have not been invited for interview by 26 February 2016, you have not been successful on this occasion.

Please quote reference PS08056 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate: Drosophila Biocurator (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 12, 2016.

FlyBase (http://flybase.org/) seeks a full-time biocurator to join the existing group at the University of Cambridge, UK. If you are looking for a fulfilling, fly-related career away from the bench, and enjoy the challenge of organizing complex data and presenting it clearly and concisely, then this is the job for you!

The primary responsibility of the FlyBase-Cambridge site is to identify genetic data from scientific articles concerning Drosophila and to record these data in a systematic manner. The data we capture include all genetic objects (genes, alleles, transgenic constructs, etc.) plus associated information such as phenotypes, genetic interactions, gene product functions and models of human disease. Curated data are subsequently integrated into the FlyBase database and made freely available via our website.

Established staff also: research strategies to improve data curation; work with other FlyBase sites to improve data display/querying on the website; interact with our user community by answering HelpMail and giving presentations/workshops at research conferences; have the opportunity to develop programming skills; contribute to FlyBase publications.

Essential skills/experience: . a biological sciences degree or PhD for appointment at Research Associate level . post-graduate research experience using Drosophila . the ability to identify and organize specified data . the ability to work efficiently (i.e both quickly and accurately) . good communication skills, including excellent written and spoken English . strong self-motivation as well as the ability to work in a team

Useful skills/experience include: · familiarity with databases · familiarity with ontologies · programming · annotation/curation experience

Informal enquiries to Dr Steven Marygold (sjm41@cam.ac.uk).

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2018 in the first instance. Funding beyond that depends on a successful grant renewal.

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 outlining your suitability for the role 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.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 14 February 2016. Interviews are anticipated to take place in the week commencing 29 February 2016.

Please quote reference PM08079 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate - Bioinformatician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 12, 2016.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 28 February 2019 in the first instance.

The Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Stem Cell Institute draws together outstanding researchers from 25 stem cell laboratories in Cambridge to form a world-leading centre for stem cell biology and medicine. Scientists in the Institute collaborate to generate new knowledge and understanding of the biology of stem cells and provide the foundation for new medical treatments.

Applications are invited for a research associate/computational biologist to join Dr Laurenti's group. We combine state-of-the-art experimental and computational methods to study the unique biological and molecular properties of human Haematopoietic Stem Cells.

The post-holder will join a new multidisciplinary project funded by the European Hematology Association aimed at deciphering the interplay between the molecular circuitry of human HSC and their cell cycle status, and its functional consequences on blood formation. They will both use existing tools and implement new analysis pipelines to integrate experimental data generated by single cell transcriptomics, epigenomics, flow cytometry, live imaging, and single cell in vitro culture methods. They will also have the opportunity to be trained in wet-lab work, should they wish it. The post thus offers a unique opportunity to develop a career at the crossroads of generation and analysis of big data, as the post-holder will be integrated in a team of experimentalists and will interact on a regular basis with computational biologists from collaborating laboratories.

The successful candidate will independently carry out their own research project. They are also expected to provide support to the other members of the team regarding experimental design, statistics, data interpretation and data visualization. They will also effectively communicate their work in writing and oral presentations at internal meetings and international conferences.

Candidates will have a strong computational background. Expertise in the R programming language and statistics are essential. The candidate is expected to be comfortable working in a UNIX environment. Additional experience with high-throughput sequencing data, flow cytometry and/or imaging data would be an asset. While previous experience in stem cell biology is not required, the successful candidate will be curious and highly motivated to explore novel data analysis methods to assess complex biological properties. A general interest in modelling is also a plus. They will have demonstrated scientific achievement with an excellent publication record.

Applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant field (e.g. Bioinformatics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, or Biology with a computational component).

Start date is flexible but can be as early as March 2016.

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.

The closing date for all applications is the Wednesday 10 February 2016.

Please upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application to supplement your 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.

Informal enquiries about the post are also welcome via email on jobs@stemcells.cam.ac.uk.

Interviews will be held 22 - 23 February 2016. If you have not been invited for interview by 19 February 2016, you have not been successful on this occasion.

Please quote reference PS08077 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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4-year BBSRC Industrial CASE Studentship with AstraZeneca (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 11, 2016.

BBSRC funded Industrial CASE Partnership Studentship with AstraZeneca.

Applications are invited for a BBSRC-funded 4-year PhD studentship starting October 2016 in a collaborative project between Dr Helen Mott in the Department of Biochemistry and Dr Sarah Ross and Dr Nichola Whalley in the Oncology group at AstraZeneca. The project involves an investigation of the small G protein RalA and its interaction with membranes using biochemical, biophysical and NMR based approaches in the Mott lab. RalA variants will be generated and their effect on RalA function will be tested in cancer cell lines at the AstraZeneca labs in Cambridge. The studentship will pay all EU/UK fees, an enhanced stipend and a contribution to attendance at conferences. Enthusiastic students with at least a good 2.i or 1st class degree (or equivalent) in Biochemistry or a related subject are encouraged to apply. We particularly welcome applicants who are interested in learning structural biology alongside functional assays and will relish the opportunity to experience research in both the academic and industrial setting. The techniques that the student will learn include: molecular biology, protein purification, NMR and fluorescence spectroscopy, CRISPR and mammalian tissue culture.

BBSRC funding is available for UK nationals and EU students who meet the residency requirements. Further information about eligibility for funding can be found on the BBSRC website: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/documents/studentship-eligibility-pdf/

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 4 years in the first instance.

Applications should be sent to Helen Mott (hrm28@cam.ac.uk), including a CV detailing academic achievements so far, a motivational statement and the names and contact details of two referees.

Please quote reference PH08060 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 11, 2016.

A postdoctoral Research Associate position is available to work on the structural biology of mammalian membrane proteins using the latest technology in X-ray crystallography and cryo-EM. The post is based in the laboratory of Dr. Simone Weyand in the University of Cambridge, Departmental of Biochemistry, Central Cambridge and is for 1 year in the first instance.

The main duties of the role will include establishing over expression and purification of mammalian GPCRs, protein biochemistry and work towards structure determination and cell biological/neurobiological experiments.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated with a strong track record of working on integral membrane proteins and expertise in at least one, and preferably more, of the following areas: over-expression in insect or mammalian cells, membrane protein purification, and functional studies of membrane proteins. Prior knowledge of X-ray crystallography and cryo-EM structure determination techniques are an advantage but not essential.

Candidates must be highly self-motivated individuals who enjoy working as part of a collaborative and multidisciplinary team on challenging projects. Strong leadership, communication and teamwork skills are essential.

Candidates should hold a PhD or the equivalent in a relevant subject.

Fixed-term: 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.

For all informal enquiries please contact Dr Simone Weyand - sw644@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH08054 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 11, 2016.

We wish to appoint a Postdoctoral Researcher to join the laboratory of Prof Steve Russell here in the Department of Genetics, studying functional redundancy of Sox Transcription Factors in Drosophila (flypress.gen.cam.ac.uk). The lab has been studying the genomics and developmental roles of Drosophila Sox proteins for several years and has considerable experience in fly genetics and genomics. Sox proteins play key roles in many aspects of metazoan development, particularly in the CNS where their roles appear to be deeply conserved. An intriguing aspect of Sox biology is the high level of functional redundancy shown by related Sox proteins and the current position, funded by a BBSRC project grant, will explore this at a genomic scale in flies and model cell culture systems.

We are looking for a motivated individual who can work well in a small team and who enjoys thinking creatively about genome biology. The successful applicant will have a PhD in genetics, experience of fly developmental biology, particularly in the embryonic CNS, or good expertise in current molecular biology methods. Experience in genomic analysis is desirable but not essential.

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.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof. Steve Russell - s.russell@gen.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PC08061 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Laboratory Research Technician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 11, 2016.

The Department of Plant Sciences is seeking to appoint a technician to carry out experimental work under the supervision of Dr Uta Paszkowski. The successful candidate will be involved with generation and study of transgenic rice lines, and with maintaining and crossing of the selected lines for detailed analysis.

The role will require ability to set up experiments under minimal supervision with due care and attention. Day to day tasks include growth and maintenance of rice plants, conducting DNA & RNA isolation, phenotyping of rice lines, recording data and providing results. The successful candidate will be responsible for following and ensuring strict safety procedures and safety checks.

The ideal candidate will have a HNC-Level or equivalent qualification in a biological subject with experience in academic or commercial molecular biology, tissue culture, genetics and microbiology laboratories. It is important that the applicant has communication and interpersonal skills at a level that allows clear understanding between all group members and role holder of requirements and potential problems.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 33 months in the first instance. Funding is full time but we welcome applications for part time working. Please make reference to part time working within the application stating number of hours per week you could work (36.5 hours is full time).

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 contact Dr Paszkowski with any queries on the position (up220@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PD08063 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Weekend Horticultural Assistant (Part Time, Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 07, 2016.

Initially a one year position, the Weekend Horticultural Assistant role is one of 23 members of the Horticultural Department of the Botanic Garden and will report directly to the Head of Horticulture. The role is to undertake essential duties at weekends to maintain the Garden's living collections throughout all horticultural sections: Alpine and Woodland, Demonstration and Display, Experimental, Glasshouse, Landscape and Machinery, Systematics, and Trees and Shrubs.

The role holder will work Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Friday will require working alongside other Horticultural sections and liaising with Section Supervisors (Glasshouse, Experimental, Alpine and Woodland, Demonstration and Display, Systematics, and Trees and Shrubs) to ascertain and prioritise work required during the weekend. On Saturday and Sunday the role holder will be responsible for carrying out the agreed work and to also closely supervise one of seven Trainee Horticultural Technicians, working on a weekend duty rota.

Essential duties include the sweeping and tidying of the public Glasshouse Range, and the watering of a diverse plant collection growing in a variety of environments in the public and non-public areas of the Garden. These areas comprise the public Glasshouse Range, Reserve Houses, Experimental/Research Glasshouses and facilities, and associated nursery areas. The role is also responsible for reading and recording daily meteorological data, and will provide occasional assistance to the Visitor Services Team eg provision of materials to cordon-off areas of the Garden, or assistance with closing the Garden during extreme weather.

The work and responsibilities will vary throughout the year according to the seasonal requirements of the Garden. The weather will determine the amount of essential watering required at weekends and in recognition of this, additional duties will be allocated to fall back on if time allows.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 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.

Closing date: Sunday 7 February 2016 Interview: week commencing 7 March 2016

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Post-doctoral Research Associate in Developmental and Stem Cell Biology (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 05, 2016.

The Zernicka-Goetz lab (http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/zernickagoetzlab/) studies development of patterning and the interactions between stem cells in the mammalian embryo.

We are looking for a talented and creative post-doctoral researcher to investigate mechanisms of morphogenesis in the mouse embryo. The lab applies high-resolution time-lapse imaging and quantitative analysis of embryo development, in concert with a variety of techniques for uncovering and modulating gene expression.

Recently the lab developed a unique method for culturing embryos that recapitulates the main events occurring during implantation (Bedzhov and Zernicka-Goetz, Cell 2014). This method allows us to study morphogenesis and the interactions between distinct stem cell populations as the embryo is built.

The successful candidate should have a PhD in biology or biophysics and will work on their own project but should be willing to undertake collaborative studies with other group members. Following skills are welcome: Developmental biology, Molecular cell biology, Advanced microscopy; Image analysis and model building.

Fixed-term: 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 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.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 7 February 2016.

Enquiries regarding this post can be made to Prof Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz (mz205@cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference PM08009 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate - Bioinformatics (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 05, 2016.

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Associate position in the group of Dr Philip Wigge at the Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge. The research group studies temperature perception mechanisms in plants. Small changes in temperature have very large effects on plant growth and development. This is reflected in the transcriptome, which is highly responsive to temperature change. The Wigge group are using a combination of genetics, biochemistry and next-generation sequencing approaches to understand the underlying mechanisms by which temperature controls development. This is an important basic question in biology as well as having considerable potential applications in biotechnology.

The group's work is revealing a complex interplay between transcription factors, chromatin and the temperature transcriptome, hence the large and growing need to increase the group's bioinformatics capacity to analyse large volumes of next generation sequencing data, including genome resequencing, RNA-seq and ChIP-seq.

Applicants should have, or be close to obtaining, a PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g. bioinformatics, computer science or scientific data analysis). Advanced knowledge and experience in bioinformatics is essential. Experience in RNA-seq and ChIP-seq data analysis is also desirable.

Candidates must have advanced knowledge and experience in the following areas: 1. scientific programming (with R or Python) 2. command-line tools for NGS analysis (e.g. Bowtie/Tophat/Cufflinks) 3. tools for peak calling, motif finding, and nucleosome mapping and, 4. NGS data management best practices.

The Wigge research group characterise a mixture of backgrounds in scientific disciplines, such as wet-bench biology, maths and computational analysis. This new bioinformatician role would work closely with the group to take an active part in the research and analysis. The successful candidate must be fascinated by science but not necessarily want the added responsibility of running their own research programme. The post holder may be required to assist in the supervision of student projects, provide instructions to students and deliver seminars relating to their research area.

Good communication skills are essential as the post holder will need to work well in a team and collaborate with other researchers in the Institute.

The Laboratory provides a welcoming and collaborative environment with a wide-range of family-friendly benefits and development opportunities. More about the Sainsbury Laboratory, generic further information for the role and details of what the University offers to employees, can be found at: http://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/.

Scientific enquiries apart from the formal application should be directed to Dr Philip Wigge at philip.wigge@slcu.cam.ac.uk.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 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.

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.

Please quote reference PT08006 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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PhD Studentship x 2 in Computational/Mathematical Biology (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 04, 2016.

The Department of Pathology is offering two fully-funded 4-year PhD studentships for October 2016 entry, funded by a grant from the European Research Council (ERC). The students will be based at the Division of Virology, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, under the supervision of Dr Andrew E. Firth

The studentships are available to UK nationals and EU students who meet the UK residency requirements. Further information about your fee status can be found at the following website: http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance/fees/what-my-fee-status

Title of project: Comparative genomics of RNA viruses

We are seeking two highly motivated candidates with a strong background in mathematics and, preferably, also knowledge of computer programming and/or the biological sciences, interested in pursuing PhD research in comparative genomic analysis of RNA virus genomes.

The aims of the two PhD studentships are (1) to computationally identify all functional elements in the genomes of RNA viruses and retroviruses of medical, veterinary and agricultural importance; and (2) to develop new comparative genomic software, web interfaces, and an interactive RNA virus comparative genomics database. Specific projects include RNA structure prediction and novel feature discovery using sequence alignments for ~700 virus species; (2) development of methods for automated feature annotation; and (3) development of methods for mining high-throughput sequencing data for highly divergent novel viruses, and processing their sequence information for comparative genomics. The projects are expected to feed into experimental validation/characterization work undertaken by other members of the joint computational/experimental lab.

Information on how to apply is available at http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/graduate/firth.html

The deadline for applications is Monday 22 February 2016 by 12 noon. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 4 years in the first instance. The funding will be £21,238 pa which includes University and College fees that the student will be responsible for paying.

More information on the supervisor's research can be found on their research group websites http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/andrew-firth and http://www.firthlab.path.cam.ac.uk/index.html. Specific queries regarding the studentships should be directed to Dr Firth aef24@cam.ac.uk

General queries regarding these positions should be directed to jobs@path.cam.ac.uk or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK07916 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Trainee Horticultural Technician

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Dec 04, 2015.

Each year vacancies under the Trainee Technician scheme are available for people wishing to pursue a career in horticulture by gaining practical experience. The training is for a period of one year starting at the beginning of September. Based within the 40-acre Botanic Garden, the trainees are able to learn and perform the wide range of horticultural skills that are required to maintain a diverse collection of over 8,000 plants, which is of international importance. The scheme is demanding and is intended for those wishing to gain experience in practical horticulture, collection management and plantsmanship. Trainees are part of the staff of the Botanic Garden and receive a salary.

Trainees who successfully complete the scheme will be awarded a Certificate of Higher Education in Practical Horticulture and Plantsmanship by the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education, which works closely with the Botanic Garden. This award attracts 120 credits (Credit Accumulation Transfer [CAT] Points) at FHEQ level 4 (first-year undergraduate level). By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the roles of botanic gardens
  2. Discuss and review issues relating to plant diversity and conservation
  3. Demonstrate their ability and skill to cultivate and manage plant collections according to scientific principles

The trainees work with experienced Garden staff and rotate between the horticultural sections in the Garden: Trees and Shrubs; Demonstration and Display; Systematic Beds; Alpine and Woodland; Experimental; Glasshouse; Landscape and Machinery. Trainees work on each section, enabling them to experience how the management of each section changes with the seasons. The trainees form a significant proportion of the Garden's workforce and are central to its horticultural operations. The practical training is augmented by a weekly programme including talks, seminars, demonstrations, plant identifications, and visits to other gardens and sites of botanical significance. Trainees must attend all teaching sessions during the year in order to complete the qualification. There is an emphasis on plant diversity, basic taxonomic training and plant identification utilising the plant collections.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 28 February 2016. Interviews are expected to be held during the week beginning 4 April 2016

Fixed-term: 1 year.

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

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University Lecturer

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Nov 26, 2015.

Applications are invited for a research-oriented, tenure-track University Lectureship in Physiology, available from 1 October 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. Based in central Cambridge, we are searching for an outstanding scientist, with an excellent publication record, undertaking fundable work in a field which complements our world class programme in physiology (http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/research/). We are particularly interested in candidates who work at the cellular and molecular level or who use cutting edge post-genomic or imaging technologies to investigate fundamental issues in systems physiology.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in a relevant subject area, will have an aptitude and enthusiasm for teaching, and be willing to contribute effectively to our undergraduate programmes in preclinical medicine, preclinical veterinary science, and natural sciences (http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/teaching). He/she will be expected to contribute to the design and delivery of undergraduate and graduate lecture courses and to perform other academic duties including administration, examining and assessment.

We welcome applications from all qualified candidates and we strongly encourage women to apply. We will shortly be recruiting a neuroscientist but, on this occasion, we are not looking to strengthen this area of our research portfolio. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Bill Harris, Head of Department (wah20@cam.ac.uk; +44 (0) 1223 766137/333772).

Appointment will be made at University Lecturer level with a probationary period of five years, with appointment to the retirement age thereafter. The pensionable salary scale starts at £38,896 to £49,230 per annum. Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment, with a satisfactory outcome determined by the University.

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 complete the online application as fully as possible.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 7 February 2016.

Please quote reference PM07714 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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