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Research Assistant - Genome Engineering

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

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

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

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

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

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

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. Benefits include generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible working, funds for returning carers and other family-friendly schemes.

Research Assistant/Associate (Part Time, Fixed Term)

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

Applications are invited for a part time Research Associate position to join the laboratory of Dr James Ajioka.

This position would focus on synthetic biology in terms of stakeholder engagement including EU regulatory frameworks. The work involves interacting with a wide variety of stakeholders in Nepal, India, the UK and EU.

A PhD or equivalent in an appropriate field (e.g. microbiology), along with experience in biological regulation (e.g., biological risk assessment, intellectual property), living/working in the Indian sub-continent, speaking a related language and French, would be an advantage.

Informal inquiries can be made to Dr Jim Ajioka (ja131@cam.ac.uk).

This position is available from 1 October 2014.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 13 May 2015 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.

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

Please quote reference PK04302 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 Assistant (Fixed Term) - Understanding cognition and social behaviour in sheep

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

We are looking for a research assistant to join a research team led by Professor Jenny Morton. The purpose of this project is to develop objective measures for understanding the mechanisms underlying cognitive dysfunction, abnormalities in social interactions and sleep disorder in Huntington's disease (HD).

The successful applicant will be using in vivo electrophysiological recording from neuronal networks in normal behaving sheep, focusing on hippocampus, striatum and connected regions of neocortex to understand behavioral changes in HD. The experimental program will include use of telemetric recording systems for long-range recordings in naturalistic environments.

You will be part of a large research team working closely with post-doctoral researchers to provide experimental and field trip assistance for the project as necessary.

Applicants must have a BSc degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject. Familiarity with sleep EEG analysis techniques, particularly in Matlab, is essential. Experience with working with large animals is desirable. The post will require some weekend work and a flexible approach to working hours.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 10 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 your CV as part of your application.

Please quote reference PM04309 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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Research Assistant (Part Time, Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 12, 2014.

We have a vacancy for a Research Assistant to work in the Radiating Butterflies Research Group. This position will be based in the Department of Zoology at Cambridge, with Professor Paul Brakefield.

We seek someone experienced in imaging technology to work with an ERC-funded research team that is analysing adaptive radiations of the mycalesine butterflies of the old world tropics.

The successful person will join an active and multi-disciplinary research team. He/She will provide support to the whole team, and specifically with respect to their specimen-preparation, imaging and associated morphometric requirements, and rearing of butterfly stocks and their larval food plants. A proven ability in these directions would be an advantage.

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 PF04297 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 09, 2014.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Fieldwork Research Technician (Fixed Term)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Departmental Administrator

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Secretary (Administrative Assistant) (Fixed Term)

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

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 June 2017 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.

We are seeking an experienced professional and proactive PA/Secretary (Administrative Assistant), who will be based in the part of the Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute housed in the Clifford Allbutt Building at the University's clinical School at the Addenbrooke's Hospital site in Cambridge, and be responsible for provision of secretarial and administrative support to the Institute's Head of Translational Science, Professor Robin Franklin. When required you will assist the Institute's Administrator and Principal Investigators.

You will assist Prof Franklin by providing secretarial support. Delivery of these objectives will come by providing a high-quality, proactive, effective support service.

You will be responsible for the efficient and accurate administration of all communication with the Head of Translational Science's office including all the scheduling of appointments and meetings, preparing agendas and minutes, and providing support for administration of grant applications and reports.

You will be the first point of contact for visitors, prospective staff and students, this also entails interactions with a wide variety of external contacts including: Media (TV, Press and Radio) other institutions, eminent scientists, sponsors and other University Departments.

You will have a wide range of responsibility and decision making in assisting the Head of Translational Science.

You will need to be diplomatic, and discrete. You will have the ability to multi-task and pay meticulous attention to detail whilst maintaining confidentiality at all times. You will be required to prioritise and work to deadlines, using your own initiative. You should have good telephone manner and excellent interpersonal skills.

You should be educated to 'A' level standard with excellent organisation, communication and written English skills, and with outstanding secretarial skills including a high level of competence with Microsoft Office, spreadsheets, databases, email and the internet. Previous experience in a similar role is essential.

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 the Sunday 28th September 2014.

Informal enquiries are also welcome via email: cscrjobs@cscr.cam.ac.uk.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 9th October 2014. If you have not been invited for interview by 3rd October 2014, you have not been successful on this occasion.

Please quote reference PS03834 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

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

The Centre for Neuroscience in Education is seeking to appoint a full-time research assistant to support a project investigating the relationship of mathematical knowledge and working memory performance in children and adults. Candidates must have prior experience of behavioural methods as well as EEG testing and analysis. The post is based in Central Cambridge. Some work will require independent travel within Cambridgeshire and surrounding counties to conduct tests in participants' homes or schools. The EEG work will be conducted in the CNE's dedicated booths on the Downing Site.

The capacity to work independently and to take responsibility for the safe testing of children is essential. The post-holder should have experience in working in a school setting as well as prior experience of behavioral testing of children as well as EEG analysis and design. Applicants must have a good first degree (2.1 or higher) in Psychology or related discipline.

Candidates should note that the job may require work to be conducted in the evenings and after 5pm, especially during term-time.

The position is available from 13 October 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter, for a period of 24 months.

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

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with children's barred list).

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

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

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

Please quote reference PJ04228 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 Sep 04, 2014.

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

We are looking for a self-motivated, reliable and well-trained post-doctoral researcher to join our research team of Dr. Bon-Kyoung Koo. His team will investigate the role of E3 ubiquitin ligases (E3s) in regulating responsiveness of stem cells to instructive signals. The project will focus on intestinal stem cells. These stem cells are rapidly dividing adult stem cells, stemness of which is regulated by multiple signalling pathways. The main objective is to identify E3s that are involved in this process. Advanced mouse genetics, 3D organoid culture and diverse cellular and biochemical approaches will be combined to explore the role of E3s that are enriched in intestinal stem cells.

Requirement: A PhD degree. At least one publication with 1st authorship in a high impact journal. Strong background in biochemistry and molecular biology. Strong background in cell biology such as vesicle sorting, endocytosis, and ERAD pathway. Strong background in signalling pathway analysis and experience with genetic models. A proven capacity to design, execute and correctly interpret your own experiments. Good communication skills in English. Highly independent, motivated, ambitious, and collaborative person.

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 the Monday 29th September 2014.

Please upload your current CV and Cover Letter with your application.

Informal enquiries are also welcome via email: cscrjobs@cscr.cam.ac.uk.

Interviews will be held in the middle of October 2014. If you have not been invited for interview by 10th October 2014, you have not been successful on this occasion.

Please quote reference PS04237 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.

Director of Small Animal Surgical Services

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

Competitive salary

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

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

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

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

A higher degree is desirable.

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

Closing date for applications: 31 October 2014.

Interview date: TBA November 2014.

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

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

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

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

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

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Classrooms Technician (Term time - 40 weeks in total)

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

We are looking for a Classroom Technician to assist in the running of our busy Part I Classrooms. The duties will include setting out and preparing teaching materials, running teaching computers, checking audio visual equipment in lecture theatres, repairing equipment, photocopying, preparing solutions and answering student enquiries. The position is part-time working 40 weeks a year centred around the University teaching Terms.

Applicants should be educated to GCSE level including passes in Mathematics and Biology, and be IT literate and manually dexterous. Accuracy, flexibility and reliability are required as are good communication skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines and as part of a small team.

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 complete the online form as fully as possible. 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 PM04200 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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Research Assistant - Human Stem Cell Core Facility

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

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

Preferred skills and experience:

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

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

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

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

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

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. Benefits include generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible working, funds for returning carers and other family-friendly schemes.

Research Assistant (Next Generation Sequencing Facility)

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

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

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

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

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

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

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. Benefits include generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible working, funds for returning carers and other family friendly schemes.

Research Associate (Fixed Term)

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

A post-doctoral position is available in the Division of Molecular Histopathology (from 1st November 2014), to continue a successful and productive programme designed to identify novel strategies for treating human squamous cell carcinomas (SCC).

The aim of the project is to examine the significance of over-expression of the oncostatin M receptor (OSMR) in SCC from the cervix and the head and neck. The successful applicant will use a range of complementary pre-clinical models to study the effects of OSMR stimulation and/or blockade in vivo, together with in vitro systems to understand the effects of over-expressed OSMR on the tumour microenvironment.

Previous experience with in vivo pre-clinical models and in cancer cell biology would be advantageous.

Informal enquiries should be made to Prof. Nick Coleman (email: nc109@cam.ac.uk)

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.

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

Please quote reference PK04202 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 in Cognitive Neuroscience (Fixed Term)

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

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

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

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

Further information may be downloaded below.

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

Interviews to take place in October 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Postdoctoral Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 27, 2014.

A post-doctoral research associate position in Department of Zoology, located in Central Cambridge on Downing Street, is available from October 2014 for twenty four months, in the first instance, to work with Professor Chris Jiggins on the evolutionary genomics of adaptation and speciation in Heliconius butterflies, in collaboration with Dr Owen McMillan at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. There are three important aspects of the position. First, we are looking for someone to work with the larger Heliconius community to finalize the construction of the H. erato genome. This genome will be the second full genome sequence available in Heliconius, alongside H. erato's co-mimic, H. melpomene, and will provide a foundation for broader comparative genomic studies across the radiation.

This work will primarily involve validating and improving an existing assembly using genetic linkage data. Second, we are looking for someone to produce a draft assembly of the H. cydno genome for comparison to the H. melpomene and H. erato genomes. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will then use these reference genomes to study adaptation and speciation in the genus. This could include demographic analysis of mimicry and speciation using coalescence-based methods to infer population history from whole-genome sequences and/or analysis of genomic rearrangements and their role in speciation, inferred from population resequence data for H. erato and H. melpomene species groups. There is considerable scope for the focus of the biological analyses to reflect the interests of the candidate.

The research will primarily involve bioinformatic analysis of existing genomic sequence datasets. The successful applicant should have a Ph.D., completed or completion imminent, in evolutionary biology, bioinformatics or a related field, with a strong interest in population genomics. In addition, candidates should have experience with the manipulation and analysis of Illumina data and working knowledge of a programming language such as Python or Perl.

Candidates should have a good collaborative spirit, as the work will involve close collaboration with researchers in Cambridge and Panama as well as coordination with many different labs working on Heliconius biology, genome assembly and genome databases. Enthusiasm, determination and the capacity to work independently are also essential.

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

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

Please quote reference PF04195 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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Software Developer (Fixed Term)

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

Applications are invited for a software developer to work on InterMine (intermine.org), an open-source data mining project based in the Cambridge Systems Biology Centre in central Cambridge. The role will involve creating new features for the InterMine data warehouse platform.

The successful applicant will create tools to query and display complex biological data. InterMine is a JVM-based application with a PostgreSQL datastore and interfaces written in HTML5 and JavaScript. Specific technologies we use include: Java, Clojure, Python, Angular, React, Backbone and others where appropriate. We care about RESTful services and open standards. We are designing a next generation interface to complex data for the modern web.

You should have experience and interest in some of the above technologies, and a background in open source software would be advantageous. Demonstrated ability with visual design and user experience is essential, as is some previous experience with source control software, unit testing and build tools.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Julie Sullivan (j.sullivan@gen.cam.ac.uk)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 June 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 covering letter, summarising your interest in and suitability for the role, including a brief statement of research interests, qualifications and experience, together with a full CV.

Please quote reference PC04150 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate/Senior Research Associate (Fixed Term)

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

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

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

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

Interviews will be held: 15 October 2014

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

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

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

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Associate position in the group of Dr Philip Wigge at The Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge University, to work on a project focussing on chromatin-mediated temperature responses in Arabidopsis thaliana.

We have data (both published and unpublished) supporting a strong connection between chromatin status and the temperature transcriptome. Specifically, we are interested in developing assays to visualize changes in chromatin status in real time in response to changing temperatures using confocal microscopy. The post-holder will need to enjoy team-work and collaborating with a diverse range of Researchers in the Institute, employing next-generation sequencing and confocal microscopy approaches to study how temperature influences global chromatin states in plants.

Applicants must have a PhD in the area of Plant Developmental Biology or a related field. Prior experience, preferably supported by a strong publication record, in molecular cloning, laser scanning confocal microscopy, immunohistochemical staining and fluorescence microscopy is essential. Knowledge of programming in R and image processing and quantitative analyses such as Imaris or Bitplane would be an advantage. Skills required include, an advanced knowledge of, and experience in, developmental biology studies in plants, and a thorough experimental grounding in plant molecular cell biology. Experience in visualizing chromatin status would also be desirable.

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

Information about the Sainsbury Laboratory and further particulars for the role can be found at: http://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/

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.

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 PT04165 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Coordination Officer

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

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 30 June 2017 in the first instance.

The Stem Cell Institute is a world-leading centre of excellence in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, supported by a strategic funding partnership between the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council (www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk).

The Institute comprises over 300 researchers spanning fundamental science through to clinical applications. Our vision is of a deep understanding of stem cell biology for the prevention and treatment of human disease.

We are seeking a dynamic, innovative and self-motivated individual with the skills and experience to enhance the performance and profile of the Stem Cell Institute. The Coordinator will assist the Director and the Institute Steering Committee to optimise communication and connectivity within the Institute and to achieve greater identity and visibility.

The Coordination Officer will put in place a strategy to enhance the profile of the Institute with the research community, sponsors, policy makers and the media. They will work closely with the Institute's Public Engagement Officer to ensure that there is effective and professional communication with both our internal and external stakeholders.

The role holder will be responsible for organising and facilitating communication, networking and information exchange within the Stem Cell Institute, which is currently spread across several sites in Cambridge. Therefore the role holder must demonstrate a proven track record in relationship building, report writing, event organisation and data management. The Coordination Officer will also assist in preparing the Institute's annual reports and securing renewed funding for the Institute, and will be secretary to the Institute Steering Committee.

You will have outstanding organisational and administrative experience and be comfortable working to tight deadlines with minimal supervision. You should have demonstrable experience in web-based/social media communication and you should have excellent written and verbal communication and negotiation skills. You will be IT literate and able to work both on your own and as part of a team.

The post will report to the Institute Director. You will have a degree (or equivalent). Experience of working in the HE or research sector in a senior administrative role would be an advantage.

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 the Thursday 25th September 2014.

Please upload your current CV and Cover Letter with your application.

Informal enquiries are also welcome via email: cscrjobs@cscr.cam.ac.uk.

Interviews will be held the afternoon of Monday 13th October 2014. If you have not been invited for interview by 7th October 2014, you have not been successful on this occasion.

Please quote reference PS03564 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Epidemiological Modeller Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 20, 2014.

Based in central Cambridge, the role holder with work with Prof. Chris Gilligan & Dr John Carr together with collaborating scientists in E. Africa in developing a suite of models for the interaction between viruses, aphid vectors and plant hosts.

The successful candidate will have responsibility for specific projects, from which there will be opportunities to produce first author papers. There will also be opportunities to work closely with other members of the group. There will be opportunities to test the models using field-data from Africa and controlled environments in Cambridge.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant subject and have a background in biological modeling. Familiarity with the formulation and solution of ordinary differential equations is essential, as is programming experience in C or another equivalent language. Experience with stochastic modelling, spatially-explicit modelling and adaptive dynamics would be an advantage, as would experience with R and or Matlab.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 August 2016 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 covering letter and list of publications in your application

Please quote reference PD04140 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 20, 2014.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2017 in the first instance.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position, funded by an ARUK Project grant 'The Molecular basis of the innate response to oligomers of beta amyloid and alpha synuclein' is available from 1November 2014. This is an exciting multi-disciplinary project that exploits single molecule fluorescence methods to directly visualise the interaction of protein aggregates with toll-like receptors. The work will be undertaken at the Department of Veterinary Medicine in Prof Clare Bryant's Laboratory and the Department of Chemistry, in Prof. David Klenerman's Laboratory.

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant scientific discipline, expertise and extensive fluorescence microscopy experience, including ideally single molecule imaging. Experience in cell biology work, viral transduction and cell signalling assays is also essential.

The candidate must value teamwork and collaboration, have good administrative and interpersonal skills.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Clare Bryant (ceb27@cam.ac.uk)

Further particulars for the role and information about the Department www.vet.cam.ac.uk

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Interviews will be held: 2 October 2014

Please quote reference PP04135 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, 2014.

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Associate position in the group of Professor Helariutta at The Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge University, to work on a project investigating the transcriptional regulatory network during cambium and secondary growth in roots.

The overall aim of this on-going project is to identify new molecular regulators of cambium development in Arabidopsis using functional genomics and genetics as approaches. It is important to study cambial development because cambium is the source of wood and thus biomass. So far, only a few transcriptional regulators, such as WOX4, have been identified. Our research group has also discovered that cytokinins are essential regulators of cambium development in trees (Populus). This project is to find new transcriptional regulators, besides WOX4, that act downstream or in parallel with cytokinin signalling to regulate procambium/cambium activity and secondary growth in Arabidopsis roots. If such gene/gene network are identified, it will also be promising to explore the similar mechanism in trees and to induce dramatic growth in trees as our goal from the engineering side.

The project consists of identification of candidate transcriptional regulators from microarray data, functional investigation of candidate genes by characterizing (combinatory) mutants as well as transgenic lines overexpressing candidate genes, investigation of the genetic relationship among the candidate genes and/or with cytokinin signalling and further exploration of the regulatory mechanism of the candidate genes.

Candidates must have a PhD in Genetics, Plant Biology or related subject and should have extensive research experience in Arabidopsis root development, cambium and secondary growth regulation. They must have prior experience in genome data analysis, gene cloning, mutant genotyping and root phenotyping related to secondary growth, gene functional analysis, including that of genetic regulation. Experience in microarray analysis, Gateway cloning, histology (especially plastic sectioning)/microscopy and image analysis are essential. Research experience in Populus genomics and molecular biology, micrografting and in situ technics will be preferred.

The post holder will need to work well in a team and collaborate with other researchers in the Institute. Candidates would ideally have published or submitted papers in this area. Candidates should demonstrate a history of science communication (e.g. presentations, outreach activities, teaching).

Information about the Sainsbury Laboratory and further particulars for the role can be found at: http://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/

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.

Fixed Term: until 31 December 2016 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, a supporting statement and contact information of three referees.

Please quote reference PT04124 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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OpenPlant Laboratory Manager (Fixed Term)

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

A 5-year position is available for an experienced postdoctoral research associate to assist with management of the OpenPlant Laboratory at the Department of Plant Sciences at Cambridge University, directed by Dr Jim Haseloff. OpenPlant is a BBSRC-EPSRC funded Synthetic Biology Research Centre. It is a collaboration between the University of Cambridge, the John Innes Centre and The Sainsbury Laboratory.

Laboratory research will focus on the development of foundational technologies for engineering of the model plant Marchantia polymorpha. The newly renovated laboratory will house state-of-the-art equipment for automated DNA assembly, genome editing, plant transformation, cytometry and high throughput microscopy. In addition to research activities, the appointee will help manage the laboratory, including supervision of a research technician, and training and oversight of maintenance of instrumentation.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in plant molecular biology or synthetic biology, including a PhD in a relevant area. Experience with synthetic biology techniques, DNA assembly, cytometry, microscopy and laboratory management will be advantageous. The position is funded until August 2019.

The OpenPlant SBRC is focused on the development of open foundational technologies for plant synthetic biology and their application for engineering new traits in crop systems.

OpenPlant will (i) fund interdisciplinary efforts in plant Synthetic Biology, to explore novel foundational technologies and applications, build shared resources and provide a point of exchange for young scientists and entrepreneurs; (ii) promote two-tier intellectual property models that will promote sharing of DNA components and freedom-to-operate for commercial applications of plant synthetic biology, and (iii) address responsible innovation, and explore the potential wider impacts of synthetic biology on sustainable practices in agriculture, bioproduction, land use and environmental conservation. (http://www.openplant.org)

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

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

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.

For further information contact Dr Jim Haseloff (jh295@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PD04095 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Two Tenure-Track Faculty Positions - University Lecturer

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

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

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

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

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

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

Closing Date: 10 October 2014

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

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 11, 2014.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE WEST CAMBRIDGE SITE

Period: 3 years

An exciting new opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Associate has become available within Dr Elizabeth Murchison's research group. The group is a newly-established, small interactive and international research team based at the Department of Veterinary Medicine, with strong collaborative links with the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute's Cancer Genome Project. The group's research is focused on the genetics and evolution of clonally transmissible cancers in dogs and Tasmanian devils.

The post is part of a Wellcome Trust funded project examining genetic diversity in hundreds of dog and Tasmanian devil transmissible cancer samples. The role will involve large-scale targeted sequence analysis of Tasmanian devil tumours. Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease (DFTD) is a transmissible cancer that is spread between Tasmanian devils by the transfer of living cancer cells by biting. Thus DFTD is a single clonal cell lineage that has spread through the Tasmanian devil population. The project will involve analysis of hundreds of DFTD genomes, leading to insight into the diversity, evolution and spread of this disease. Further understanding of DFTD and its impacts on the Tasmanian devil population are essential for informing conservation strategies, and may provide broader insights into the evolution of cancer. The role provides an exciting opportunity to combine cancer genomics with conservation biology to study the emergence, evolution and spread of DFTD.

The role will involve:

1 Improvement and further annotation of the Tasmanian devil reference genome assembly

2 Design and testing of an exon capture and sequencing strategy for Tasmanian devils

3 Development and implementation of a computational pipeline for analysis of genetic sequences from hundreds of Tasmanian devil tumours

4 Analysis of Tasmanian devil cancer whole genomes, including adaptation of existing bioinformatics tools for detection and analysis of single nucleotide variants, small insertions and deletions, structural variants and variation in genomic copy number

5 Use of statistical models to analyse DFTD mutational patterns, mutational impact, phylogenetics and evolution

6 Use of image analysis software to analyse panels of DFTD histology slides

7 Interaction with a broad and multi-disciplinary group of collaborators dedicated to saving the Tasmanian devil

8 Possible scope for field work involving Tasmanian devils

Essential skills:

1 PhD bioinformatics or related discipline (biology, computer science, mathematics or physics)

2 Research experience in genomics and analysis of next generation sequencing data

3 Extensive experience in statistical programming using R and/or MATLAB

4 Fluency in Perl and/or other biocomputing programming languages

5 Highly self-motivated and ability to work independently

6 Excellent communication, organisational and team-working skills

Desirable skills:

1 Experience in molecular biology laboratory techniques

2 Experience in use of parallel computing

3 Experience in cancer genome analysis

4 Experience in histopathology analysis

5 Experience in use of image analysis software

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Elizabeth Murchison (epm27@cam.ac.uk)

Closing date 21st September 2014

Interviews will be held on the morning of 7th October 2014

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 submit a CHRIS/6, CV, covering letter outlining suitability for the role and contact details for two referees. 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 please see www.vet.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PP03829 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Career Development Fellowship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Research Career Development Fellowship - Computational Modelling of Developmental Systems

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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