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PhD Studentship/Marie Sklodowska-Curie ESR Fellowship: Plant-based Materials

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

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

We invite applications for a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher (MSC-ESR) Fellowship to start in April 2017 to work with Professor Beverley Glover exploring how plants control the patterning of the folds in their surface cuticle to generate functional optical and tactile effects. The project will form part of a EC Marie Sklodowska Curie Training Network (PlaMatSu) that brings together plant biologists, polymer chemists and soft matter physicists in academia and industry from across Europe to explore the use of plant materials in order to develop novel bio-inspired materials and surfaces. This will be an interdisciplinary project, and will include opportunities for secondments with European partners.

Further information about the PlaMatSu network can be found at www.plamatsu.eu; further information on the work of the Glover group can be found at http://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/research/beverleyglover

Applicants must satisfy the EC's eligibility requirements for MSC-ESR Fellowships, and must not have resided in the UK for more than 12 months in the last three years. They should have (or expect to obtain) at least the equivalent of a UK upper second class honours degree (and preferably a Masters degree) in plant sciences, developmental biology, evolutionary biology, or a related discipline. Applicants must have an interest in plant developmental biology, and should be familiar with the basic patterning mechanisms of plants. They will be expected to work in an interdisciplinary environment and to interact with other members of the network.

The Fellowship is offered in conjunction with a PhD position at the University of Cambridge, and will be subject to the Fellow satisfying the University's admissions requirements for PhD study. The Fellowship will provide a salary that includes a living allowance of around €40,000 p.a. plus a mobility allowance of around €6,425 p.a .

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, detailed academic transcripts and the contact details for at least two academic referees, and should be sent by email to the PlaMatSu administration office (plamatsu@unifr.ch), quoting "PlaMatSu-Cambridge" in the subject line.

For queries regarding this post, please contact Professor Beverley Glover (bjg26@cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference PD10237 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Administrator (Part Time, Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 23, 2016.

We require an experienced, reliable and well organised person to work as an Assistant Administrator at the Centre for Family Research, assisting the Department Administrator with the daily running of the Centre, supporting members with their research, maintaining and updating our website and providing PA services for Deputy Director Professor Claire Hughes.

The ideal person for this post will have experience of working in an office environment and will be educated ideally to degree level. Essential skills to include a knowledge of Microsoft Office, a high standard of written and spoken English and the ability to manage their own time, and a wide variety of demands and tasks.

The Centre for Family Research provides a warm and friendly working environment and comprises more than 30 researchers working on psychological and social aspects of family life. Research areas include the early social development of children, parent-child relationships and the psychological well being of children in non-traditional families. The nature of much of the research in the CFR means members should be tolerant of liberal attitudes to new reproductive technologies and diversity in family life.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Interviews will be held on Monday 21st November

Please quote reference XJ10227 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 21, 2016.

Applications are invited for an MRC-funded research associate position commencing 01/12/2016 or soon thereafter. The successful candidate will be based in the Department of Psychology and will join the research programme on addiction led by Profs BJ Everitt, JW Dalley, TW Robbins, Drs D Belin and A Milton. This MRC programme grant aims to identify the psychological, neural and molecular bases of the vulnerability to switch from controlled cocaine, heroin and alcohol use to compulsive drug seeking habits.

The successful applicant will join a highly interactive group and will ideally have a special interest in the neural mechanisms of memory destabilisation, reconsolidation and extinction of addictive drug-related memories, including the exploration of novel treatment leads.

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant neuroscience subject, preferably neurophysiology/neuropharmacology and a good background in psychology. Relevant experience in behavioural neuroscience, including experimental models of addiction and expertise in one or more of the following: electrophysiology, chemogenetics (DREADD), optogenetics, and molecular biology techniques (e.g. in situ hybridisation, immunocytochemistry and western blot procedures).

Applicants should have excellent organisational and communication skills and be able to work well as part of a team.

If you have an excellent background in experimental psychology, are prepared to face intellectual challenges and wish to develop your scientific skills, we would like to hear from you.

Informal enquiries can be made to Barry Everitt (bje10@cam.ac.uk) or David Belin (bdb26@cam.ac.uk).

Interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 21 November 2016.

Further details may be downloaded below.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2021.

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

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please quote reference PJ10213 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Human Resources Administrator (Maternity Cover or Secondment)

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

Applications are invited for a Human Resources Administrator to provide support and guidance to staff and management within the Department of Biochemistry. This is a front-line role with a balance of face-to-face support and HR administration.

The successful candidate will lead and implement a range of key people objectives over the year in conjunction with the Departmental Administrator such as the Staff Development Review. The role will in addition administer recruitment of all staff, for research, academic and support, and participate in the selection of support staff.

The role requires an individual who is confident dealing with varied people issues, is able to listen and identify causes and use sound judgement. Excellent communication and organisational skills, a flexible approach to work, good IT skills, and with experience of using Microsoft Office will be essential. The ideal candidates will be self-motivated, reliable, used to dealing with highly confidential information and able to work quickly, methodically and accurately, with good attention to detail. Knowledge of using HR database systems and experience of working in a science or higher education environment would be a distinct advantage albeit, an ability to work independently and to take initiative is more important as training will be provided where required.

This role will provide excellent exposure for an administrator seeking broader development or an entry point for those seeking a start to a HR career and who show the necessary development potential and ambition.

This role is initially offered for one year as maternity cover but will also suit an individual seeking exposure through a secondment to HR in one of the largest departments within the University.

This post is fixed-term for 1 year or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

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 sent to Steph Favrin - personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH10191 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Administration Co-ordinator & Head of Department's PA

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

The postholder has a critical role, providing support to the Head of Department and coordinating academic, research and administrative duties. The postholder will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the Head of Department's office, providing an excellent standard of administrative support, and act as the main interface between the Head of Department and the wider university and scientific communities including national and international institutions and committees. The postholder will also provide support to the Departmental Secretaries for Academic Services and Administration & Finance and facilitate efficient interaction between these offices.

The Department of Pathology is one of the largest departments in the School of Biological Sciences. It comprises about 300 staff and students, including more than 30 professors, readers, university lecturers, and other senior academic staff. The Head of Department is also the Director of a large research group and undertakes a range of other local, national and international duties.

This is a demanding position working in a fast-paced environment requiring a pro-active approach to diary management and operations as well as to the organisation of complex travel and events and international research liaison.

Candidates must have a degree level education (or equivalent) with at least GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent qualifications) and a proven track record of relevant high-level PA, administration or research coordination experience. Candidates will have excellent organisational skills, the ability to work on his/her own initiative, prioritise work, maintain accuracy, work to tight deadlines, and be experienced in managing staff.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Alan Kirby (ak10026@cam.ac.uk).

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

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The closing date for all applications is Thursday 6th October 2016 and interviews will be held 19th and/or 20th October 2016.

Any queries regarding this position should be directed to Irene Piper, jobs@path.cam.ac.uk or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK10185 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Canteen Assistant (Part Time)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 19, 2016.

We are looking to appoint a Canteen Assistant to work 25 hours per week, from 9.00am until 2.00pm, Monday to Friday. The Pathology Canteen provides light refreshments during the morning and afternoon together with hot and cold lunchtime meals/snacks.

The successful candidate will assist the Canteen Supervisor with food preparation and over the counter service, which will include a certain amount of cash handling. Good communication skills are essential and a Basic Food and Hygiene Certificate would be an advantage.

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

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.

The closing date for all applications is 9th October 2016.

Any queries regarding this position should be directed to Irene Piper, jobs@path.cam.ac.uk or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK10192 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 Sep 19, 2016.

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Associate to join a dynamic research group. The group is led by Professor Christine Holt and studies the embryonic development of the visual system in order to elucidate the mechanisms involved in the formation and maintenance of functional nerve connections. The project will investigate the role of local protein synthesis in axon survival in vivo. Ribosomal proteins will be tested for a local role in axon and synaptic maintenance. The applicant should have expertise in optical imaging for making time-lapse movies of dynamic cellular processes such as cell/neuron migration and of intracellular dynamics such as mRNA trafficking. Techniques will include live imaging in Xenopus embryonic brains, electroporation and blastomere injection, functional gene knockdown studies, axon tracing, high-resolution optical imaging of translation reporters. Further details on research interests of the laboratory at www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/holt/index.html.

Candidates should have a PhD in Biological Sciences, expertise in vertebrate embryology, developmental neuroscience, live imaging, neuronal culture, familiarity with the majority of techniques listed above and a high motivation to conduct research.

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

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please upload a CV, publication list and a one-page research statement.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 2 October 2016.

Please quote reference PM10187 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 Sep 19, 2016.

Applications are invited for the position of Laboratory Technician in the research group of Dr. Sebastian Schornack at the Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University. The group studies processes of plants which permit colonization by filamentous pathogens and symbiotic fungi. The group research is based on genetic, molecular biological, cell biological and developmental approaches (www.schornacklab.net).

The post holder will be involved in the research and will also support the group in horticultural duties. Good knowledge of molecular biology software such as Ape, ClustalW, and sequence databases/NCBI is essential. Also required is a good knowledge of the following methods: sterile working practices (bacteria or yeast or plant tissue culture), nucleic acid extraction from plant tissues, classical cloning and quantitative PCR.

Experience in transient Agroinfiltration in Nicotiana, miniprep, restriction enzyme digest, TOPO cloning, and Gateway recombination is desirable but not essential. Experience in growing plants in a laboratory/glass house environment is also desirable.

Candidates must have an educational minimum at the HNC level, or equivalent demonstrated experience in at least one area of core importance to the research group, such as plant development, plant microbe-interactions or plant genetics, arising from either work experience in a high level research environment or a period of postgraduate training. A degree at any level in biology is highly advantageous.

The successful applicant will be a strong team player, highly solution oriented, self-motivated and reliable. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential, alongside the ability to work with a high degree of accuracy, including outstanding record keeping. Candidates must have good IT literacy, a willingness and ability to learn new methodologies and strong communication skills, including demonstrable ability to write clearly and concisely in English.

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 6 months in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

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 PT10189 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant - Bioinformatician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 19, 2016.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 June 2017 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. The Institute currently comprises 29 research groups based across 6 sites in Cambridge. In 2018 all researchers will move to a new building on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

Applications are invited for a computational biologist to join the SCI's bioinformatics group. We apply state-of-the-art experimental and computational methods toward understanding the biological properties and biomedical potential of stem cells.

The vacant post is at Research Assistant level and would be suitable for individuals with either a computational or biological background. The post holder will bridge the research groups within the SCI and will analyse next generation sequencing data using cutting edge software tools on internally (SCI)-produced data. He/she will work in a team of bioinformaticians dedicated to the application of modern bioinformatics techniques to stem cell research.

Candidates should be able to work in a UNIX/Linux environment. Proficiency with a scripting language (e.g. Perl/Python) and statistical data analysis tools (R, Matlab) would be a strong advantage. Additional experience with analysis of high-throughput sequencing data is desirable. The post holder will be involved in the development and interpretation of multilayer genomic, transcriptomic and epigenomic data. Necessary training in specialist computational tools will be provided; the main criterion is an enthusiasm to use bioinformatic approaches to advance stem cell research.

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 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.

The closing date for all applications is the Monday 17 October 2016.

Informal enquiries are also welcome via email to: jobs@stemcells.cam.ac.uk.

Interviews will be held towards the end of October 2016.

Please quote reference PS10184 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 15, 2016.

Computational Biologist - Deep Learning in Functional Proteomics

Suggested start date 01/11/2016

For a joint project between the laboratories of Kathryn Lilley (Cambridge Centre for Proteomics, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge) and Markus Ralser (The Francis Crick Institute), and the mass spectrometry manufacturer AB Sciex Ltd., we seek for a motived computational biologist at postdoctoral level to join our teams. In this project we will systematically create maps of the yeast proteome by data-independent acquisition technologies, that require the computational reconstruction of mass spectrometry spectra.

The project aims to yield in the first genome-scale proteomic map of a model organism. The main part of the project will be to apply machine learning techniques, and to conceive deep learning strategies, to understand the function of so far uncharacterized genes.

The ideal candidate will have experience in the application of machine learning, and possesses a background in computational biology, or is trained in the mathematical or physical sciences, or a related discipline and has demonstrated scientific interest in biology. Training will be provided to bring the candidate up to speed with the mass spectrometric technologies that will be used as part of the project and the biological system under investigation.

Candidates must have a PhD or the equivalent in a relevant science.

http://proteomics.bio.cam.ac.uk/

http://ralser.sysbiol.cam.ac.uk/

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 enquiries can be sent to Markus Ralser - mr559@cam.ac.uk or Kathryn Lilley - k.s.lilley@bioc.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH10174 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Facilities Administrator (Part Time)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 14, 2016.

Applications are invited for the post of a part-time Facilities Administrator in the Department of Pathology to provide support to the Facilities Manager, Safety Co-ordinator and Laboratory Managers.

The post holder will support a range of key activities including maintaining efficient administrative systems and safety records, dealing with contractors working in the department's buildings, security checking and providing administration for committee meetings. The post holder will be the first point of contact for this busy office and must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

The ideal candidate will be qualified to at least A level standard or equivalent with secretarial/administrative experience including MS Office, email, database and record-keeping skills; an ability to prioritise, be self-motivated and work within a team are essential. An understanding of the importance and an interest in workplace safety would be welcome.

This role is available on a part-time basis of 29.2 hours per week, preferably to be worked over five days Monday to Friday.

The interviews are likely to be held mid-October.

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.

Any queries regarding this position should be directed to jobs@path.cam.ac.uk or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK09925 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Head of Development and Publicity[Temporary Cover] (Part Time Secondment)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 14, 2016.

Available until November 2018 due to the secondment of the current role-holder, this is a unique opportunity to work within the Botanic Garden.

Reporting to the Director, the role-holder is principally responsible for raising funds from non-University sources, and for developing strategy for the press and public profile of the Garden with the aim of increasing visitor numbers and enhancing the profile of the Garden. The role holder liaises with potential donors and manages gifts and legacies into several fundraising income streams. The role holder prepares and manages bids to external funders (principally trusts and foundations). The role holder is involved in budgetary and administrative management of donations and legacies, maintaining the relationship with the donor. The role holder leads development of the offer and communications for the Friends and Corporate Friends of Cambridge University Botanic Garden. The role holder has budgetary control of £18,000 and line manages a Marketing Assistant who implements the Garden's annual press and publicity plan and maintains visitor communications within the Garden. The role holder is a member of the Garden's senior management team.

The role-holder plays an active part in developing long-term funding strategy to maintain and secure the Garden's financial stability, including researching and recommending pricing strategy across the Garden's commercial offers.

Fixed-term: 30 November 2018.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Interviews will be held week November 2016. For any questions regarding this position, please contact admin@botanic.cam.ac.uk

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Postdoctoral Research Associate (Part Time, Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 14, 2016.

Applications are invited for a part-time postdoctoral cognitive neuroscience research position to provide scientific management of the Cambridge Cognitive Neuroscience Research Panel (CCNRP), jointly maintained by the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge and the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in psychology or a related discipline, and extensive experience of managing patient selection and provision for cognitive neuroscience research in a clinical setting. Previous experience liaising with clinicians and with performing structural MRI lesion analysis is necessary. Applicants should have excellent organisational skills, be highly motivated, enjoy working in a vibrant collaborative research environment, and be able to communicate effectively, with strong scientific writing skills additionally important.

Further details may be downloaded below. Enquiries about this post may be emailed to Jon Simons (jss30@cam.ac.uk).

The post is part-time (0.5 FTE) and is available from 1 October 2016.

Interviews to take place in September 2016

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 6 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service 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.

Please quote reference PJ10157 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Please quote reference PJ10157 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

SBS Locum Administrator

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

The School of the Biological Sciences wishes to recruit a Departmental Administrator to be funded for three years on a non-recurrent grant. The post would be to support the Heads of Department and manage the Department's administrative and technical support services. These include financial planning and control; appointment of staff and HR issues; grants and contracts + IPR; security; allocation of space; policy and procedures as appropriate. In addition, the post will represent the Department's interests in negotiations concerning the integration of the MRC Toxicology Unit and its physical representation.

The successful candidate will have a good first degree level education; excellent communication, organisational and project management skills; well-developed negotiating and moderating skills and experience of Higher Education administration and particularly of dealing with senior academic and administrative staff.

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

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Ms Karen Douglas by email (kd234@admin.cam.ac.uk).

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY NOON ON 7th OCTOBER 2016

Interview Date(s): Week beginning 17th October 2016.

Please quote reference PA10077 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Research Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 09, 2016.

This position is part of an established research group led by Chris Jiggins in the Department of Zoology.

We are looking for an experienced technician to provide highly skilled technical assistance for a research project on the genomics of divergence and speciation funded by European Research Council (ERC). The post-holder will lead the production of high quality libraries for genome sequencing.

She or he will perform experiments to optimise library preparation and sequencing quality and assist in the initial stages of bioinformatics analysis of the data, including assessment of data quality. The post-holder will also carry out routine DNA extraction and sample preparation associated with this project.

The post-holder will be responsible for general laboratory management. She or he will be the key person for ensuring that the laboratory infrastructure and resources are maintained in the most productive manner, and will liaise between the laboratory and other research groups, and core department staff.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 31.7 months.

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

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please quote reference PF10105 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 08, 2016.

Applications are invited for a British Heart Foundation-funded Research Associate post in the field of platelet activation and arterial thrombosis. The successful applicant will join Dr Matthew Harper's research group in the Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge. We are developing new models of vascular injury to better understand and treat thrombosis.

A key aim is to understand how platelet activation and thrombosis is affected by damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) such as HMGB1. This provides a key link between inflammation and thrombosis.

Candidates should have a strong background in cardiovascular research and a PhD in a relevant biological subject. Experience with platelets would be advantageous. An ideal candidate would also have experience in in vitro models of thrombosis, whole blood assays, or inflammation.

We are seeking to recruit at post-doctoral level but we will consider applicants, who have recently submitted, or are in the process of submitting, a PhD degree. The salary range if appointed as a Research Associate is £28,982 - £37,768 pa and as a Research Assistant is £25,023-£28,982 with promotion to Research Associate on attainment of PhD.

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

The closing date for applications is Thursday 6th October. Interviews are expected to take place in October.

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

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 enquiries about the online application process please contact recruitment@phar.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PL10087 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Veterinary Radiographer

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 08, 2016.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE WEST CAMBRDIGE SITE

Queen's Veterinary School Hospital

Limit of Tenure 3 years in the first instance

We require a Veterinary Radiographer to join a team of qualified radiographers in this busy Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Applicants should be qualified Veterinary Nurses (preference will be given to Diploma holders) with a particular interest in radiography, or diagnostic Radiographers holding either the DCR or equivalent degree. A minimum of 2 years post qualification experience is desirable.

The Veterinary Radiographer will be responsible for producing high quality clinical diagnostic images of small and large animals. The role holder will ensure radiation safety is understood by all workers and is complied with at all times and will also instruct students to x-ray animals to the highest possible standards with special regard to the radiation safety implications.

Duties include diagnostic radiography of both small animals (cats and dogs) and large animals (horses and farm animals) Experience of working in this field would be advantageous, but is not essential as full training will be given.

You must be an excellent communicator, capable of establishing and maintaining good relations with clinicians, veterinary students and colleagues.

Candidates who are successful at shortlisting will be invited to come and spend half a day in the Department to get a good understanding of the role and the Hospital and to meet the Radiography team prior to interview.

If you have any questions about this role please contact Natalie Wills on nw366@cam.ac.uk

Closing Date: 16 October 2016

Interviews will be held : 10 November 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.

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link 'Apply online' or visit the vacancy pages on the following website: www.jobs.cam.ac.uk This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) before completing the online application form. Further particulars for the role and information about the Department www.vet.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PP10089 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Veterinary Radiographer (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 08, 2016.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE WEST CAMBRDIGE SITE

Queen's Veterinary School Hospital

Limit of Tenure 1 year in the first instance

We require a Veterinary Radiographer to join a team of qualified radiographers in this busy Veterinary Teaching Hospital on a one year contract. Applicants should be qualified Veterinary Nurses (preference will be given to Diploma holders) with a particular interest in radiography, or diagnostic Radiographers holding either the DCR or equivalent degree. A minimum of 2 years post qualification experience is desirable.

The Veterinary Radiographer will be responsible for producing high quality clinical diagnostic images of small and large animals. The role holder will ensure radiation safety is understood by all workers and is complied with at all times and will also instruct students to x-ray animals to the highest possible standards with special regard to the radiation safety implications.

Duties include diagnostic radiography of both small animals (cats and dogs) and large animals (horses and farm animals) Experience of working in this field would be advantageous, but is not essential as full training will be given.

You must be an excellent communicator, capable of establishing and maintaining good relations with clinicians, veterinary students and colleagues.

Candidates who are successful at shortlisting will be invited to come and spend half a day in the Department to get a good understanding of the role and the Hospital and to meet the Radiography team prior to interview.

If you have any questions about this role please contact Natalie Wills on nw366@cam.ac.uk

Closing Date: 16 October 2016

Interviews will be held : 10 November 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.

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link 'Apply online' or visit the vacancy pages on the following website: www.jobs.cam.ac.uk This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) before completing the online application form. Further particulars for the role and information about the Department www.vet.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PP10090 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Infectious Disease Dynamics (Fixed Term)

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

University of Cambridge Department of Veterinary Medicine West Cambridge Site

Limit of Tenure: 36 months.

Applications are invited for a new postdoctoral position in mathematical modelling in the Department of Veterinary Medicine. This post is part of a Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award to Dr. Colin Russell, Prof Wendy Barclay, Prof Steven Riley, and Prof Paul Kellam focused on the within and between host evolution of influenza viruses. The post holder will work most closely with Dr Russell but also be expected to actively engage with all project members.

Over the period of the project we will perform a substantial number of in vitro and in vivo evolution experiments to explore the processes that govern the pace of influenza virus evolution. These experiments will generate tremendous amounts of host and virus data. The post holder will be responsible for developing mathematical models of within and between host virus dynamics based on the data. The wealth of data and expertise in this project should provide exciting opportunities to make fundamental insights into virus evolution.

Applicants should have a PhD, preferably in infectious disease dynamics, evolutionary biology, epidemiology, mathematics, statistics, physics, or a related field. In depth experience in developing and estimating mathematical models is essential. Applicants should also have good programming skills and the ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative team. Previous experience in modelling infectious disease dynamics is highly desirable. Applicants should also be able to deliver project goals as well as initiate their own projects.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Julie Ingham (ji217@cam.ac.uk).

Closing Date: 9 October 2016.

Interviews will be held: 26 October 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 three references. Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. Further particulars for the role and information about the Department www.vet.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PP10082 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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4 Year PhD Industrial CASE Partner Studentship (Fixed Term) available from January 2017

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 06, 2016.

Applications are invited for a 4-year PhD studentship to conduct research under the supervision of Dr Kevin O'Holleran & Dr Meritxell Huch-Ortega at the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience and Dr Bianca Squillaci at the Industrial Sponsor GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK). The Research Project is titled: 'Multi modal imaging for the assessment of morphological changes in biological systems after chemical intervention'. The project will develop techniques and methodologies to enhance data generated from biological systems and directly correlate the effects of exogenous and endogenous chemical species on such systems. The project will utilise optical, electron, molecular microscopy and mass spectrometry imaging. The goal of such a multi-modal approach is to maximize information on the effect of chemical intervention on the biological system. One of the noveler modalities that will be explored will be light sheet microscopy for imaging organoids, allowing the assessment of morphological changes in real time.

This studentship is principally based with the academic partner, with a mandatory placement with the non-academic partner for a minimum of 3 months and up to 18 months.

Eligibility and Funding: Candidates should have a first or upper second class degree in a relevant biological subject and meet the University of Cambridge entrance requirements - see: http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/entry-requirements

In addition, for this PhD a background in biochemistry and knowledge of microscopy techniques would be desirable.

All applicants must meet the BBSRC funding eligibility requirements outlined at:
http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/documents/studentship-eligibility-pdf/. UK and EEA students who meet the UK residency requirements will be eligible for a full BBSRC studentship. Students from EEA countries who do not meet the residency requirements may still be eligible for a fees-only award.

The stipend will be paid at the current standard UK Research Council rate (currently set at £14,296 per annum) with an additional stipend top-up of £3,000 per annum from the Industrial Sponsor. The University fees are included and a Research Training Support Grant of £5,000 per annum

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

Application deadline and process: The deadline for online applications via the University of Cambridge 'Applicant Portal' is Friday 30 September 2016, with all supporting documentation to be submitted before 12 noon on Friday 7 October 2016. Interview dates to be confirmed but likely to be during the week commencing 17 October 2016.

Applications should be made on-line via the University of Cambridge 'Applicant Portal' by the deadline (30 September): http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/applying (using the course directory to find the PhD in Physiology, Development & Neuroscience). In addition to the Applicant Portal application you will be required to up-load various supporting documents including a 1-2 page research proposal to complete your application. There is no strict format or word limit for the research proposal, however as the project is already defined, we would ask you to explain your suitability for the project and your motivation for wishing to study this particular research area.

Project-related questions may be addressed directly to Dr Kevin O'Holleran (ko311@cam.ac.uk). Requests for general information or enquiries about procedures can be sent to gradinfo@pdn.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PM10061 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 Sep 02, 2016.

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant position in the Division of Virology in the Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge starting from 1st November 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will join the laboratory of Dr Trevor Sweeney to investigate the regulation of translation at the host-pathogen interface.

He/she will support the ongoing research in the lab and undertake a research project investigating how virus protein synthesis is regulated in the infected cell.

The candidate should have completed a Bachelor's level degree or higher in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry or a closely related field. In addition, the candidate should have demonstrable research lab experience with particular focus on cloning, protein production in bacteria, tissue culture, protein purification and characterisation. Experience in virology research is an advantage.

The candidate should also have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, the ability to work with limited supervision and exercise initiative, the ability to prioritise his/her own work in response to deadlines, and experience in making effective presentations. Further duties / responsibilities of this post are outlined in the further information document.

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 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 provide a CV, the filename of which should be "CV-followed by your name", including contact details of two or more referees, and a covering letter addressing the selection criteria.

The closing date for all applications is 3rd October 2016 and interviews will be held mid October 2016.

Any queries regarding this position should be directed to Irene Piper, jobs@path.cam.ac.uk or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK10028 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Laurenti Lab) (Fixed Term)

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

Post-doctoral fellow: healthy ageing of human haematopoietic stem cells.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 October 2019 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. The Institute currently comprises 29 research groups based across 6 sites in Cambridge. In 2018 all researchers will move to a new building on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

Applications are invited for a research associate 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 (HSCs).

The post holder will join a new multidisciplinary project funded by the BBSRC. This collaboration between Dr Laurenti and Prof. Göttgens laboratories has as principal aim the investigation of the functional and molecular heterogeneity of HSCs throughout a human lifetime, with a particular focus on the effects of healthy ageing. The project will combine single cell, transcriptomics, epigenomics, flow cytometry, single cell functional assays in vitro and in vivo.

The successful candidate is expected to creatively and independently carry out their own research project, while collaborating on a regular basis with a team of experimentalists and computational biologists. They will also effectively communicate their work in writing and oral presentations at internal meetings and international conferences.

Candidates should hold a PhD in a relevant field. In particular, they will have a strong background either in stem cell biology, haematology, immunology or ageing. Extensive experience with flow cytometry, mouse models and tissue culture is required. The candidate should also possess molecular biology skills. Additional expertise with high-throughput sequencing data and the R programming language would be desirable. Finally, they will have demonstrated scientific achievement with an excellent publication record.

The start date is flexible but can be as early as November 2016.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo 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 closing date for all applications is the Tuesday 04 October 2016.

Informal enquiries are also welcome via email to: jobs@stemcells.cam.ac.uk.

Interviews will be held 13-14 October 2016.

Please quote reference PS10005 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 Sep 01, 2016.

The Department of Plant Sciences is seeking to appoint a Research Laboratory Technician to carry out experimental work under the supervision of Professor Julian Hibberd. The successful candidate will be involved in growing and analyzing plants for characteristics associated with photosynthesis, growth and yield.

The role will require ability to set up experiments under minimal supervision with due care and attention. Day-to-day tasks will include growth and maintenance of plants in greenhouse conditions, testing and maintenance of these lines, designing experimental approaches, recording data and preparation of samples for imaging and DNA extraction as well as sequencing. The successful candidate will be responsible for following and ensuring strict safety procedures and safety checks.

The ideal candidate will have an A-Level or equivalent in a biological subject with experience in academic or commercial molecular biology, tissue-culture, genetics and microbiology laboratories. It is important that the successful 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.

More information about the lab is available at www.hibberdlab.com

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance. We are seeking someone to start immediately.

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 contact Professor Julian Hibberd (jmh65@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PD10026 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

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

A post-doctoral research associate position is available for a highly-motivated scientist working in the area of de novo transcriptome assembly.

Successful applicants will join a collaborative project between Professors Julian Hibberd (in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge, UK), and Rob Patro (Stony Brook (New York State, USA). The overall aim is to develop a unified and methodologically-sound pipeline for the analysis of de novo transcriptomes that takes into account the erroneous, biased and incomplete nature of typical assemblies, and to harness the newly-developed system to conduct a large-scale modeling analysis of C4 photosynthesis. Findings will be relevant the evolution of the C4 pathway, but should also provide a standard pipeline for analysis of de novo assembled transcriptomes. Examples of our work include Salmon, Sailfish and TransRate.

The position can start immediately. Successful candidates will have a strong bioinformatics and programming background, including a PhD in a relevant area (or have submitted a PhD by the time of appointment). The candidate ideally will have experience dealing with high-throughput sequencing data. Information on the laboratories is available at www.hibberdlab.com and combine-lab.github.io/

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD you will initially be appointed as a Research Assistant, on the salary scale £25,023 - £28,982, with promotion to Research Associate on the higher salary scale £28,982 - £37,768 on confirmation of award of your PhD.

The position will be based in the Department of Plant Sciences on the Downing Site in central Cambridge.

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 notice that if you have not received any news from us 1 month after the closing date you should consider that on this occasion your application has not been successful.

Please quote reference PD10027 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 Sep 01, 2016.

Dr Mark Holmes and Dr Andrew Grant are seeking to appoint a postdoctoral Research Associate to join a team of scientists using chromosome conformation metagenomics sequencing to investigate the transfer of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) genes within microbiomes.

The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in one of the Biological Sciences and have strong experience in Molecular Microbiology and Bioinformatics. The candidate must value teamwork and collaboration, have good administrative and interpersonal skills, and high computer literacy especially in relation to analysis of DNA sequences and the use of bioinformatics software.

Some of the duties for this role will include:

  • Develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research
  • Conduct individual and collaborative research projects
  • Establishing the accuracy and reproducibility of two novel metagenome sequencing methodologies and use these techniques in experimental conditions
  • Performing longitudinal studies
  • Developing mathematical models that capture the flux of AMR genes in bacterial populations
  • Writing up research work for presentation and publication

A full detailed description of the key responsibilities is available in the further information file.

For informal enquires please contact: Natalie Wills on nw366@cam.ac.uk

To submit an application for this vacancy, please visit the vacancy pages on the following website: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/ Further particulars for the role and information about the Department www.vet.cam.ac.uk.

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

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 November 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.

Closing date: 2 October 2016

Interviews will be held on 17 October 2016

Please quote reference PP10018 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Clinical Veterinarian in Farm Animal

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 31, 2016.

We require an experienced Veterinary Surgeon to join the farm animal team of the Department of Veterinary Medicine in this senior clinical post. The person appointed will be a key player in the development and provision of clinical services in the farm animal field, undertaken for teaching, focusing on sheep and cattle. Practical instruction of veterinary students is central to this position. The successful applicant will benefit from the wide-ranging facilities within the Department, including a strong team of support staff.

The successful candidate will have shared responsibility for the day to day running of the first opinion practice, and become an initial contact partner for farm clients. Will deliver clinical instruction to undergraduate veterinary students in the Department, through the medium of small-group teaching and complete administration tasks associated with the primary role.

For full details of the key responsibilities please see the further information document.

Candidates must be members of the RCVS or hold a degree qualifying them for membership, and have experience in all aspects of modern farm animal medicine, particularly herd health. Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area is desirable, and support and encouragement will be given to those wishing to undertake these. Official veterinarian status (for TB testing) is also desirable.

There is a non-pensionable on-call supplement payable in addition to stipend.

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Natalie Wills on nw366@cam.ac.uk

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

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: 6 October 2016

Interview date: 24 October 2016

Please quote reference PP10012 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Bioinformatician - Research Assistant or Associate (Fixed Term)

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

Applications are invited for a vacancy in bioinformatics at either post-doctoral or pre-doctoral level to join a multi-disciplinary team studying virus genomics, gene expression, evolution, and host interaction. A major part of the role will be analysis of high-throughput sequencing data (RNASeq and Ribosome Profiling) to study virus and host gene expression during infection. In addition, the postholder will play a supporting role for the lab's research in virus comparative genomics and evolution. The position will be based in the joint bioinformatic/experimental laboratory of Dr Andrew Firth in the University of Cambridge at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Further information about our lab's research may be found at www.firthlab.path.cam.ac.uk.

Applicants should have a good degree in bioinformatics, statistics, pure or applied mathematics, physics, computer science or a related discipline or equivalent experience. Applicants should have a sound knowledge of at least one programming language, and familiarity with the linux operating system. Previous experience of working with high-throughput sequencing data would be a strong advantage. Experience and knowledge of some of the following are desirable: mammalian genomics, molecular biology/virology, web development, software development, and standard bioinformatic techniques and reference resources. However, training in specific requirements can be provided on the job and appointment level will be commensurate with experience.

The ability to work both independently as well as part of a team, coupled with excellent communication, organizational and problem solving skills, and an enthusiasm for scientific research, are required. The general duties/responsibilities of this post include developing and driving research objectives, supporting the lab's work, writing up work for presentation and publication, assisting in the supervision of student research projects, and delivering occasional seminars as outlined in the Further Information Documents.

Appointment at research associate is dependent on having a PhD (or equivalent experience), including those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD (in which case appointment will initially be made at research assistant and amended to research associate when the PhD is awarded). Where the postholder does not hold a PhD (or equivalent experience), appointment will be at the research assistant level. The research assistant salary falls within the range £25,023 - £28,982. The research associate salary falls within the range £28,982 - £37,768.

Fixed-term: The post is available immediately and (in the first instance) for 2 years following appointment.

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 provide a CV, the filename of which should be "CV-followed by your name", including contact details of two or more referees, and a covering letter addressing the selection criteria.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 5 October 2016. It is expected that interviews will take place during week commencing 17 October 2016.

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

Direct enquiries may be addressed to Dr Andrew Firth (aef24@cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference PK09976 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 Aug 19, 2016.

University of Cambridge Department of Veterinary Medicine West Cambridge Site

Limit of Tenure: 31 December 2019 Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to start from 1 January 2017 or as soon as possible after this date in evolutionary genomics, funded by the Wellcome Trust and Royal Society, on a project aiming to understand the link between reductive genome evolution and pathogenicity.

The main focus of the research will be testing the many competing hypotheses about why pathogens have smaller genomes than their non-pathogenic relatives. This will be done using the model system Streptococcus suis, which has evolved pathogenicity in concert with reductive evolution multiple times over recent timescales. This post will be based in Cambridge led by Dr Lucy Weinert, with opportunities to develop independent projects and to collaborate with Oxford University's Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam, Huazhong Agricultural University in China, the US Department of Agriculture, Public Health Ontario and Wageningen University. The project will use genome sequencing data and tools from evolutionary genetics and systems biology in the first instance but could also involve the use of laboratory experiments depending on the applicant's strengths.

Main duties will include:

*To take a lead role in the analysis of S. suis genome sequence data

*To work with collaborators to collate functional data from these genomes

*To review the current literature on genome reduction and pathogenicity

*To work with collaborators in experimental design and strategic planning and lab work

*To be involved in the preparation of manuscripts and grant proposals, and, if appropriate, to present research at national and international conferences

Applicants should have a PhD in evolutionary biology, microbiology, computational biology or a related discipline. Desirable skills will be experience with next generation sequencing data, microbiological laboratory practice and programming skills in Unix, python and R. A good understanding of systems biology, bacterial genomics and evolutionary genetics would be an advantage. The candidate must value teamwork and collaboration, and have good administrative and interpersonal skills.

Closing date: 29 September 2016

Interviews will be held on: 13 October 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.

To submit an application for this vacancy, please visit the vacancy pages on the following website: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/ This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) before completing the online application form. Further particulars for the role and information about the Department www.vet.cam.ac.uk.

Applicants should submit a CHRIS/6, CV, covering letter outlining suitability for the role and contact details for two references. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please quote reference PP09938 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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University Lecturer in Genomics and Bioinformatics

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

The University of Cambridge wishes to appoint a University Lecturer in Genomics and Bioinformatics within the Department of Pathology www.path.cam.ac.uk.

The post is available from 1 October 2017 and aims to strengthen the Department's wide-ranging research in Genomics and Bioinformatics and its teaching and training of undergraduate and graduate students in this field.

The successful candidate is expected to undertake research supported by external grant funding and to publish in respected international journals. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to make a general contribution to the academic work of the Department and the University, including teaching in those courses for which the Department of Pathology is responsible.

Applicants are required to demonstrate excellence in research and have a good publication record proportionate to their length of experience. A commitment to the supervision and teaching of undergraduate and graduate students as well as skills in research leadership are essential. The themes of research are not strictly prescribed, but should either complement existing interests in the Department or be in a new field of investigation that is likely to attract ongoing grant funding and have potential for interactions with other biomedical research groups within Cambridge.

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 ensure that you upload a covering letter, your curriculum vitae (CV), a list of publications, and a one-page statement of research interests and future plans, as well as the names and addresses of three referees 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 deadline for applications is midnight 14 October 2016. Interviews will be held in mid-to-late November 2016. Prospective candidates may wish to contact Professor Geoffrey L Smith FRS, Head of Department of Pathology at gls37@cam.ac.uk.

Any queries regarding this position should be directed to Irene Piper, jobs@path.cam.ac.uk or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK09897 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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University Lecturer in Immunology

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

The University of Cambridge wishes to appoint a University Lecturer in Immunology based in Central Cambridge within the Department of Pathology www.path.cam.ac.uk.

The post is available from 1 October 2017 and aims to strengthen the Department's wide-ranging research in Immunology that includes innate immunity, immunogenetics, mechanisms of antigen presentation, NK cell function and autoimmunity, and its teaching and training of undergraduate and graduate students.

The successful candidate is expected to undertake research supported by external grant funding and to publish in respected international journals. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to make a general contribution to the academic work of the Department and the University, including teaching in those courses for which the Department of Pathology is responsible.

Applicants are required to demonstrate excellence in research and have a good publication record proportionate to their length of experience. A commitment to the supervision and teaching of undergraduate and graduate students as well as skills in research leadership are essential. The themes of research are not strictly prescribed, but should either complement existing interests in the Department or be in a new field of investigation that is likely to attract ongoing grant funding and have potential for interactions with other biomedical research groups within Cambridge.

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 ensure that you upload a covering letter, your curriculum vitae (CV), a list of publications, and a onepage statement of research interests and future plans, as well as the names and addresses of three referees 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 deadline for applications is midnight Sunday 9 October 2016. Interviews will be held in late October/early November 2016. Prospective candidates may wish to contact Professor Geoffrey L Smith FRS, Head of Department of Pathology at gls37@cam.ac.uk.

Any queries regarding this position should be directed to Irene Piper, jobs@path.cam.ac.uk or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK09855 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Professorship in the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience (Professorship of Anatomy, established in 1707)

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

Upon the retirement of Professor Bill Harris, the Board of Electors to the Professorship of Anatomy (an historic title which does not restrict the research interests) invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose research falls within the diverse and multifaceted fields encompassed by the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience. The appointment will be made from 1 October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature within a relevant field and will have the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in maintaining and developing a leading research presence. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

Besides research, standard professorial duties include teaching and teaching-related activities, such as examining and supervisions, and appropriate administrative responsibilities. The Professor will be based in Cambridge. A competitive salary will be offered.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Further information is available at: www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/academic/secretary/professorships/ or contact the Human Resources Division , University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email: ibise@admin.cam.ac.uk).

Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be made online no later than 31 October 2016.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Ole Paulsen, Professor of Physiology and Acting Head of Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience (2016/17) , telephone: +44 (0)1223) 333804 or email: op210@cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PM09807 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.