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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.

Next Generation Sequencing Research Facility Manager (Fixed Term)

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

The Next Generation Sequencing Unit in the Department of Biochemistry is seeking an experienced research facility manager to join this expanding unit in the Sanger Building.

Candidates must have experience with Roche 454 FLX+, 454 Junior, Illumina MiSeq and Illumina NextSeq500 instruments. They must also have detailed experience of Next Generation Sequencing, including but not limited to targeted DNA-seq, RNA-seq, Meth-Seq, and whole genome sequencing as well as being able to demonstrate complete sequencing project management experience (customer-facing skills, sequencing library preparation, instrument resource allocation, finance management, instrument and sequencing project troubleshooting).

Candidates should also have bioinformatic skills including working with GS De Novo Assembler, GS Amplicon Variant Analyzer, Phred-Phrap, Consed, BaseSpace, BWA and DNASTAR and be able to analyse complex NGS data including challenging GC-rich actinomycete genomes. Candidates should be able to interact with high profile research scientists and corporate customers as well as manage technical staff. Previous experience using liquid handling automation (Perkin-Elmer NGS-Express) would be an advantage

Candidates should be well motivated, innovative, organised, have good communication skills and be able to work both independently and as part of a team.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 5 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 about this post may be directed to: Professor Peter Leadlay (pfl10@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PH04201 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 28, 2014.

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on a collaborative project in the laboratories of Drs Damian Crowther (Department of Genetics) and Florian Hollfelder (Department of Biochemistry) to continue the development of an assay of seeded amyloid protein aggregation using a microfluidic approach. We are developing the assay to test in clinical samples with the aim to establish a diagnostic tool for Alzheimer's disease.

Based primarily in the Department of Genetics, in central Cambridge, you will be working with in vitro and biological preparations of the amyloid beta peptide to develop a biomarker assay that reports seeded aggregation activity and look for correlations with disease-linked phenotypes, correlating data from Drosophila, mouse and human samples. You should have, or be about to obtain, a PhD in the biological application of microfluidic technology or a similar biological discipline. Experience in the molecular basis of amyloid disease and/or microfluidics will be an advantage.

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

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

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

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.

In addition, please also email your CV and covering letter to Dr Damian Crowther dcc26@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PC03385 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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on 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.

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

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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.

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 Aug 21, 2014.

The Cambridge Prosociality and Well-being Laboratory (Director: Dr. Aleksandr Kogan) is seeking to appoint a part-time (15 hours per week) Research Assistant for a period of one year, with possibility of renewal.

The Research Assistant should be educated to Master's degree level and will be involved in projects related to oxytocin and social psychology. Thus, statistical expertise in regressions and multilevel modelling (HLM) is highly desired. Expertise in oxytocin research is also highly desired. Fluency in Mandarin is also highly desired.

Interested candidates should contact Dr Kogan at ak823@cam.ac.uk.

Further information may be downloaded below.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2015 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 PJ04161 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.

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

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on 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

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: 2 October 2014

Please quote reference PP04135 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 Aug 20, 2014.

A full-time Research Assistant funded by the ESRC is available at the University of Cambridge, Department of Psychology, UK. The successful applicant will join the Prosociality and Well-being Lab headed by Dr Alex Kogan and will be involved in a project which is designed to combine technological advancements in both genetics and mobile computing. The key deliverable of the project is establishment of an online data collection system that enables researchers to conduct studies using Emotion Sense smartphone software through an easy-to-use web interface.

The main role of the position is the development of a mobile app for Android and iPhone for a research project on well-being and biodiversity. The successful applicant will have experience in both front- and back-end development within javascript, the .NET Framework, database design and administration, software architecture, and open source projects.

Please contact Dr. Kogan directly if you are interested in the job: ak823@cam.ac.uk

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

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

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

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

Please quote reference PJ04147 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on 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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Junior Psychometrician (Part Time)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 19, 2014.

The Faculty has a vacancy for a Junior Psychometrician, part-time, two days per week.

The post will be available from 1st October 2014 until 31st March 2017 in the first instance.

The post holder will work in the Department of Psychology - specifically within the Psychometrics Centre and will be responsible for the maintenance, development and expansion of the ICAR project, and the promotion of national and international collaborations and liaison with ICAR collaborators. They will also be expected to keep the databases, manuals, websites, wikis and other supportive materials up to date, and to contribute generally to the activities of the Psychometrics Centre.

The successful applicant will have a track record in the development of item generators and online psychometric tests, experience and competence in adaptive testing, managing websites, post-graduate training in psychology with a relevant first degree and a strong understanding of the theory and practice of psychometrics. The post-holder will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including experience collaborating between universities, self-motivation and a proven ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines. A strong interest in improving access to psychometric questionnaires and related research findings amongst the general population is essential.

Experience in designing psychometric items and an understanding of the principles of modern test theory would be a distinct advantage. Similarly, good knowledge in multidimensional item response theory and other advance latent trait analysis would be desirable. Any commercial experience would be advantageous but not necessary. An ambition to develop and progress within an academic framework is fundamental to the role.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor John Rust by email (jnr24@cam.ac.uk) or telephone: 01223 769483. Further information may be downloaded below and is available from the Psychometrics Centre website (http://www.psychometrics.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.

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

Please quote reference PJ04132 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Postdoctural Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 19, 2014.

A postdoctoral cognitive neuroscience research position is available to work with Dr Benedetto De Martino on a research project using human neuroimaging techniques (fMRI and EEG/MEG) and computational modelling to investigate value-based decision making and its relation with metacognition. The post is funded for 2-year and will be based in the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge.

Applicants should have a Ph.D (or be in the process of submitting their thesis) in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related disciplines, and a strong interest in applying computational models to the study of decision-making, preferably evidenced by published peer-reviewed research papers. Previous experience in functional neuroimaging and computational modelling is highly desirable. Good computer programming skills (Matlab, Python or R) are required. Applicants should have excellent organisational skills, be highly motivated, enjoy working in a vibrant collaborative research environment, and be able to communicate effectively.

Informal enquiries about this post may be directed to: Dr Benedetto De Martino (bd359@cam.ac.uk)

Further information may be downloaded below.

Interviews will be held in October 2014.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 October 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 your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

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

Please quote reference PJ04120 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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Co-ordinator for Cambridge Global Food Security Strategic Initiative

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 14, 2014.

We are seeking a co-ordinator to provide high-level support to the Cambridge Global Food Security Initiative (CGFS). CGFS is a Cambridge University Strategic Initiative, funded by the University's Research Policy Committee. The Initiative remit is to ensure affordable access for all to sufficient, safe and nutritious food for an active and healthy life, and to maintain sufficient natural capital to do so sustainably. This is an opportunity to integrate research activity to improve our understanding of the challenges of food security.

The purpose of the co-ordinator role is to organise, manage and deliver activities for the Initiative. Working with the Chair, Co-Chair, Steering Group and others, the post-holder will assist in developing a strategy and vision for CGFS, and in planning and delivering implementation of this strategy. A crucial aspect of the role is managing relationships with stakeholders, combined with communicating and promoting Initiative activities. The post-holder will identify and establish new research collaborators, and will co-ordinate fundraising from a range of sources.

The successful candidate will have a good first degree. A PhD in a relevant field is desirable. They will have knowledge of Global Food Security research, policy and practice. They will be able to foster relationships and partnerships with companies, funding agencies and policy makers, and to interact with senior scientists and senior figures in industry, research councils and other sponsors. They will have experience working within a higher education, industry, or government environment. Excellent written and IT skills are essential, together with familiarity with development of web-based resources. For enquiries about the post, please contact Professor Chris Gilligan (sah57@cam.ac.uk)

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

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

Please ensure that you upload your CV and a covering letter, accompanied by form CHRIS/6 (parts 1 and 3 only)

Please quote reference PD04065 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Energy Project Co-ordinator (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 14, 2014.

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

The successful candidate will have a Biological Sciences or other relevant degree, combined with knowledge of building services and a basic 17th wiring regulation qualification. They will possess excellent communication skills and experience in project management, and be able to work proactively and manage their workload to a set of objectives, sometimes under pressure.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 14, 2014.

Fixed-term: The project is for 6 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.

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant to join the laboratory of Dr José Silva to work on a project studying the molecular mechanisms of induced pluripotency. The successful applicant will be required to carry out most technical steps of the project including mammalian cell culture, generation of transgenic cell lines and large scale genome analysis based on Chromatin Immunoprecipitation. Additionally, they should be capable of interpreting the results generated.

The expected project length is 6 months, by which time the project goals should have been achieved.

Candidates should have a first degree in Biology, Biochemistry or a related subject with a minimum 2.1 degree grade or equivalent from a university with a strong focus on research and excellence. They should be enthusiastic, self-motivated and accurate and methodical workers. Basic molecular biology skills (e.g. PCR, gene cloning, transformation, DNA/RNA preparation), detailed and precise record keeping and the ability to use basic computational packages, especially Excel, are required.

Previous experience in mammalian cell culture or Chromatin Immunoprecipitation is desirable but not essential. Good communication skills are essential as the candidate may be required to present their research work in oral presentations or in written reports. If the appointed candidate is successful in their role in the development of the project, we will support a future PhD application.

The post will require some weekend work and a flexible approach to working hours.

Start date: 1st October 2014 or earlier if possible.

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 11th 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 Friday 19th September 2014. If you have not been invited for interview by 16th September 2014, you have not been successful on this occasion.

Please quote reference PS04066 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant (Part Time, Fixed Term)

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

A position is available for a short-term, part-time Research Assistant for 2-3 days per week to join the Cys-loop Receptor Research group led by Professor Sarah Lummis in the Department of Biochemistry which is situated on the Downing site in central Cambridge. The group is working on structure function relationships in Cys-loop receptors and experience in this area would be advantageous.

A background in molecular biology (e.g. PCR, mini and midi preps) is essential, as well as some familiarity with cell culture and protein chemistry.

Candidates should be well motivated, organised, and able to work both independently and as part of a team.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 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.

If you have any queries regarding this position please contact Professor Sarah Lummis: sl120@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH04010 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 12, 2014.

A position is available for a MRC funded postdoctoral Research Associate to join the Cys-loop Receptor Research group led by Professor Sarah Lummis in the Department of Biochemistry which is situated on the Downing site in central Cambridge. The group is working on structure function relationships in Cys-loop receptors and experience in this area would be advantageous.

A strong background in protein expression and crystallography is essential, and familiarity with membrane proteins would be useful. Experience in molecular biology, protein chemistry and cell culture techniques is also needed.

Candidates should be well motivated, innovative, organised, have good communication skills and be able to work both independently and as part of a team.

The successful applicant will have a PhD or the equivalent in a relevant science.

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

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

If you have any queries regarding this position please contact Professor Sarah Lummis: sl120@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH04011 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate in conservation (Fixed Term)

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

Globally, there are approximately 1 billion hectares of degraded tropical forest that might be restorable, but a major problem faced by tropical forest conservation managers is how to efficiently survey the condition of extensive forest areas, so that informed decisions about conservation and restoration activities can be made. Disturbance and the subsequent recovery of forests is spatially heterogeneous, so forest condition varies over relatively small spatial scales of a few hundred square metres to a few hectares, and is continuously changing through natural regeneration. Developing UAVs for monitoring habitat is widely regarded as a conservation priority, filling the niche between ground-based and satellite-based monitoring. Remote sensing using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) provides a promising method for the acquisition of high-quality imagery at relatively low costs, but the handling of such data presents significant technical challenges. Through the development of an image analysis tool, that can be integrated into a user-friendly open-source platform, our aim is to enable the use of UAVs for high quality, cost-efficient assessment of tropical forest condition

Based at the Department of Plant Sciences, in central Cambridge, this exciting opportunity will require a person with a strong track record in image processing. Our goal is to develop tools for assessing forest condition using very high resolution (~5 cm) UAV camera images to identify indicator species. They will (i) develop scripts to automate the process of producing a composite image of the survey area from the large numbers of overlapping still photographs, and (ii) develop algorithms to identify the crowns of indicator species and/or the stature and abundance of tree crowns that indicate forest condition. The short-term project is funded through the Cambridge Conservation Initiative and is a collaboration between the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, A Rocha International, the Coomes group (Forest Ecology and Conservation, Dept Plant Sciences), and the Schönlieb group (Image Analysis, DAMPT Cambridge).

The post-holder must have a PhD in a relevant subject and experience in the image processing and particular in object recognition. A strong interest in big data analyses, with the programming skills necessary to process imagery efficiently is required. Knowledge of statistical inference techniques would be essential. A track record of publication in leading peer-reviewed scientific journals would be an advantage. You should be able to demonstrate a keen interest in forest conservation and management.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 11 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.

Potential applicants are encouraged to submit an informal enquiry (CV and brief email outlining your suitability for the position) to David Coomes (dac18@cam.ac.uk) before the deadline for formal applications.

Please quote reference PD04067 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 08, 2014.

A 1 year Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the group of Dr Ian Henderson in the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge. The Henderson laboratory is investigating control of meiotic crossover frequency in plant genomes using a combination of experimental and statistical genetics. Examples of recent publications from the group include a map of crossover hotspots (Choi et al., (2013) Nature Genetics 45: 1327-36) and a study testing the role of DNA methylation for recombination (Yelina et al., (2012) PLoS Genetics 8: e1002844). This project will investigate the role of Arabidopsis natural variation on meiotic crossover frequency. This will involve scoring fluorescent pollen and seed in large recombinant populations. The PDRA will genotype these populations to identify QTLs associated with crossover frequency. The function of the identified QTL products will be investigated using biochemistry and meiotic immunocytology.

Candidates should have a Ph.D in molecular genetics or biochemistry and excellent experimental skills. Experience of flow cytometry is essential. Experience of quantitative genetics and QTL mapping is essential. Experience of cytogenetics is essential. Knowledge of computational genetics and bioinformatics would be an advantage.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance.

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

Please indicate the contact details of two academic referees on the online application form and upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter.

Please quote reference PD04049 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate in Plant Biology (Fixed Term)

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

The Department of Plant Sciences is searching for a highly motivated researcher to work in the lab of Prof Alex Webb. His lab have formed an interdisciplinary team to understand the function of the Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerases (PARPs) in stress tolerance of Arabidopsis. Data from our laboratories and others demonstrate that reduced PARP activity can increase stress tolerance. We aim to identify the mechanism(s) by which PARPs regulate stress tolerance. We also will study the sirtuins (SRTs), another class of NAD consuming enzymes that have close regulatory links with the PARPs and also Poly(ADP-ribose) glycohydrolase 1(PARG1) as this counters PARP activity.

PARPs add Poly(ADP-ribose) polymers to both DNA and proteins. The SRTs can act as deacetylases and are targets for the PARPs and thus the activity of these two enzymes are interwoven. PARGs remove Poly(ADP-ribose). Such is the complexity of these interactions, only a comprehensive and system wide analysis will reveal the mechanism by which PARPs regulate stress tolerance.

Our approach will be to investigate the consequence of PARPs, SRTs or PARG1 loss-of-function lines and perform molecular, phenotypic and mechanistic analyses. Molecular studies will comprise identification of the regions of DNA bound by the PARPs, SRTs and PARG1 and transcriptomic analysis in loss-of-function lines. Bioinformatic analyses of the data will identify direct targets and biological pathways under the control of the PARPs, SRTs and PARG1.

Phenotypic analysis in loss-of-function lines will determine the role of members of the PARPs, SRT and PARG gene families in stress tolerance and circadian regulation. The goal is to identify gene targets for crop improvement.

Mechanistic insight in to the mode of action of the NAD-consuming enzymes will be provided by analysis of the regulation of the HSP70 promoter, which is marker for chromatin regulation, in loss-of-function lines and analysis metabolic profiling of loss-of-function plants, with particular focus on NAD.

The applicant must possess a PhD in plant biology and a strong track record in plant biology research. The applicant must have experience of Arabidopsis molecular genetics, including RNA analysis, making transgenic lines and handling transgenic Arabidopsis plants. Experience of analysis of Arabidopsis mutants is essential. Experience of analysis of stress signalling and circadian rhythms in Arabidopsis is desirable.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 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 indicate the contact details of two academic referees on the online application form and upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter.

Please quote reference PD04050 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute Administrator

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 07, 2014.

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). Our vision is of a deep understanding of stem cell biology for the prevention and treatment of human disease. The Institute currently comprises over 200 researchers spanning from fundamental science through to clinical applications. The growing Institute will relocate to a new building at the Biomedical Research Campus at Addenbrookes Site in 2018.

The successful applicant will have experience of leading administration in a complex environment Experience in Higher Education (or equivalent) would be desirable. We are seeking a dynamic, inspirational and self-motivated individual with the skills and experience to enhance manage the dedicated administrative team, to deliver the Institute's administrative functions.

This is a role for a highly capable administrator with financial and personnel management skills. You will be educated to degree level, or with equivalent experience, and have proven management experience in complex organisations, the ability to work out strategies to meet given objectives, identify strengths, weaknesses and risks, and be proactive to the demands of the post.

The post will report to the Institute Director and will work closely with the Director and the Principal Investigators to implement strategic objectives. You will be adept at committee management; developing management systems; and delivering change in a complex organisation. Thanks to this expertise, you will have the confidence and gravitas to influence at every level and deal with a wide range of people. The post will provide HR and financial advice and a broad range of administrative services including assistance with funding applications and reporting.

The role requires a flexible and pro-active approach, strong organisational, management, financial and communication skills, excellent written skills, ability to work independently; and proven ability to work effectively under pressure within minimum supervision.

Offers of employment will be conditional upon occupational health clearance and satisfactory proof of the right to work in the 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 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 Sunday 7th September 2014.

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

Interviews will be held w/c 29th September 2014. If you have not been invited for interview by 26th September 2014, you have not been successful on this occasion.

Please quote reference PS04037 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 Aug 06, 2014.

The Department of Plant Sciences is seeking to appoint a Research Laboratory Technician to carry out experimental work under the supervision of Prof Alex Webb. The successful candidate will be involved in generation of new Arabidopsis lines by introduction of reporter genes into transformation or crossing.

The role will require ability to set up experiments under minimal supervision with due care and attention. Day to day tasks will include testing and maintenance of the Arabidopsis lines, phenotyping of mutants, designing experimental approaches, recording data and RNA 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, 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 Webb lab is available here http://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/research/alexwebb

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.

For further information contact Prof Alex Webb (aarw2@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PD04027 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Postdoctoral Scientist) (Fixed Term)

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

Life depends on a network of biochemical reactions that constitutes our metabolism. It is key for the survival of modern cells that this metabolic network is flexible and able to adapt to changes in the environment. We are an EMBO young investigator laboratory in the University of Cambridge, Department of Biochemistry, Tennis Court Road, Central Cambridge, that's funded by the ERC and Wellcome Trust and investigates how this flexibility is achieved. We combine tools of yeast functional genetics with mass-spectrometry based analytics and computational biology to identify genes required for the regulation of metabolism, to define principles on how the metabolic networks operate, and we try to understand how the metabolism has evolved. The results help us to understand about changes in metabolism that occur during ageing and in the human metabolic disease.

We are looking for a motivated postdoctoral scientist to join our Wellcome Trust funded project to identify regulators of the metabolism. The successful candidate should have a PhD in either Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or Analytical Chemistry, and experience in either liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, or yeast functional genomics. Despite this post being ideal for an experimentalist, the candidate should have sympathy for computational work, data analysis, and training in R/python or a related programming language will be provided.

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

To visit the Ralser Group homepage please see link below: http://ralser.sysbiol.cam.ac.uk/

If you have any queries regarding this position please contact Markus Ralser: mr559@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH04009 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 Aug 04, 2014.

The Centre for Neuroscience in Education is seeking to appoint a full-time research assistant to support an on-going project investigating mathematics anxiety in primary and secondary school children, adolescents and adults. The post-holder will be based in Central Cambridge (Downing Site), but will be required to travel independently within Cambridgeshire and surrounding counties to visit participants in either their school or home settings.

The capacity to work independently and to take responsibility for the safe testing of children is essential. In order to carry out sensitive one-to-one interviews with both children and adults, the post-holder must have outstanding communications skills. Prior experience in psychological or similar data analysis and design is important, and experience in behavioural testing of children and adults is highly desirable. Applicants should have a good first degree (2.1 or higher) in Psychology or related discipline.

A full driving licence would be an advantage and 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 10 months.

Interviews will take place in the week beginning 22 September 2014.

Further information may be downloaded below.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 10 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure check (criminal records 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 ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

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

Please quote reference PJ04001 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Qualified Veterinary Nurse - Small Animal Wing & Theatres (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 31, 2014.

RCVS LISTED AND QUALIFIED VETERINARY NURSE (two positions)

Post 1 Small Animal Wing based

Post 2 Theatre based

Limit of tenure: Three years in the first instance

We require a listed qualified veterinary nurse ( 2 positions) with a flexible approach to join a friendly team of nurses who are responsible for nursing medical, surgical and critical care patients in the purpose built Small Animal Inpatients Wing, provide pre and post operative care of surgical patients and intraoperative assistance in the Theatre suites at the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital. You will be expected to demonstrate a willingness to work in each area and will be required to take part in an out of hours rota to meet the needs of the business.

This is a full time post working 36.5 hours a week.

Applicants should be enthusiastic, with proven ability to self motivate and must be able to work on own initiative and have the ability to communicate with individuals at both junior and senior levels within the organisation. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their ability to work as part of a team.

For an informal chat about the position, please contact: Sharon Chandler on 01223 337656; email: sc223@cam.ac.uk or Siobhan Francis on 01223 760539; e-mail: sf398@cam.ac.uk

Closing date 7th September 2014

Interviews will be held on 22 September 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 clearly state which post(s) they are applying for and should submit a CHRIS/5, 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

Please quote reference PP03993 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 31, 2014.

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Associate position to work at The Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge University, in the group of Professor Ottoline Leyser. The focus of this post is to analyse the molecular basis for variation in shoot branching and its plasticity in Arabidopsis recombinant inbred lines, natural accessions and a set of artificial selection lines.

The post is part of a wider project aimed at understanding how plant developmental plasticity is achieved, using the control of Arabidopsis shoot branching by nitrate availability as a model system. The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for identifying associations between branching phenotypes and genotype in fully sequenced natural accessions and in a series of lines generated from 19 such accessions in a 10 generation selection experiment.

Candidates must have a PhD in quantitative genetics / genomics or related subject, and advanced knowledge of and experience of quantitative genetic analysis, for example QTL mapping and genome wide association studies. High level bioinformatics skills relevant to post¿genomic statistical genetic analysis is also essential, along with advanced level statistics. Candidates would ideally have published or submitted papers in this area and should demonstrate a history of science communication (e.g. presentations, outreach activities, teaching).

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

The post is available immediately.

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

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.

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 PT03987 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 31, 2014.

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Associate position to work at The Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge University, in the group of Professor Ottoline Leyser to study the molecular genetic analysis of variation in shoot branching and its plasticity in Arabidopsis selection lines.

The overall aim of this on-going project is to understand how plant developmental plasticity is achieved, using the control of Arabidopsis shoot branching by nitrate availability as a model system. The successful candidate will work on the phenotypic analysis of different Arabidopsis populations and the investigation of hypotheses generated by their computational modelling and trait mapping.

Candidates must have a PhD in genetics or related subject, and ideally advanced knowledge of and experience in molecular genetics, preferably in a plant system. Knowledge of evolutionary genetics is also essential. 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 is available at: http://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/

The post is available immediately.

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

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.

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 PT03988 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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Director of Small Animal Surgical Services

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

Further details for this position: follow link to further particulars below.

Further information about the Department: www.vet.cam.ac.uk

Closing date for applications: 5 September 2014.

Interview date: 29 September 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.

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.

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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 Associate - Bioinformatician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 10, 2014.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE West Cambridge Site

Bioinformatician Large-scale genome sequencing studies of transmissible cancers in dogs and Tasmanian devils

Limit of Tenure: 6 years Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 6 years in the first instance.

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

The position 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 working closely with the team to develop and implement pipelines for genomic sequence data storage, analysis and visualisation. Specifically, this will involve adapting cancer genomics tools for analysis of cancers in dogs and Tasmanian devils, developing computational tools to assess variant presence/absence across panels of tumours, as well as providing bioinformatics support to the team. You will have strong ties with the IT team at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (WTSI) Cancer Genetics and Genomics Programme, and the first six months of the role will be based at WTSI.

The position would suit a Bioinformatician who enjoys working collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team. We are looking for someone who would take an active interest in both the scientific and technical challenges posed by analysing transmissible cancer genomes. There may be potential to convert this position to a PhD. The role provides an exciting opportunity to combine cancer genomics with conservation biology to study the emergence, evolution and spread of transmissible cancers.

The role will involve:

1 Establishing computational infrastructure to support laboratory bioinformatics needs

2 Developing pipelines for analysis and visualisation of exon-pulldown next
generation sequencing data

3 Liaising with bioinformaticians at Cambridge and WTSI to adapt existing cancer genomics pipelines for use in dogs and Tasmanian devils

4 Developing and implementing sample management and tracking software

5 Participation in lab meetings and scientific discussions

6 Working as part of a team to prepare and present data for publication and public release

Essential Qualifications and Skills

1 Degree in bioinformatics, computer science, biology or another related scientific discipline, with relevant bioinformatics experience

2 Excellent computer programming skills, knowledge of Perl, and skills in relational database management systems

3 Knowledge of statistical programming languages such as R or MATLAB

4 Excellent communication and team-working skills

Desirable Qualifications and Skills

1 MSc or PhD in bioinformatics or equivalent years of experience of bioinformatics experience

2 Knowledge of additional programming languages (Java, Python, C++ etc)

3 Skills in web development

4 Experience in analysis of next generation sequencing data

5 Background in cancer genomics

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

Closing Date: 14 September 2014

Interviews will be held: 30th September 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.

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 www.vet.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PP03801 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.

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.