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Apprenticeship (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 26, 2017.

The Department recruits an apprentice each year to join their training scheme, in this case to start in September 2017.

The successful candidate will be supported by full advanced apprenticeship training (up to Level 3) in conjunction with Cambridge Regional College, including vocational and technical certificate courses. This will lead to a BTec Diploma in Applied Sciences and an NVQ Diploma in laboratory and associated technical activities.

Whilst at work there will be great opportunities to experience a broad range of activities in a variety of laboratories and research groups. As experienced apprenticeship trainers we can offer a supportive working environment and mentoring scheme together with involvement in world-leading research activity.

Applicants should have five GCSEs or equivalent at grades A-C, including Mathematics, Science and English, or expect to gain this level of qualification this summer. We are looking for individuals who have a real interest in science and/or engineering and who are able to demonstrate an aptitude for practical problem solving. Good IT and communication skills would be an asset.

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.

If you have questions about the application process, or if you would like to discuss this role informally, please contact Ryan Bentley, by email rcb39@cam.ac.uk or telephone 01223 333619.

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 PH12340 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Cleaner (Part Time)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 26, 2017.

We are looking to recruit an additional person to join our team of cleaners that provide cleaning to a high standard to the entire Department, much of which is newly refurbished. The duties will include thorough cleaning of all areas, including research laboratories, offices, teaching and meeting rooms, kitchen, communal areas, stairways, and toilets. You will be required to work 15 hours per week, 6.00am - 9.00am Monday to Friday.

No formal qualifications are required although NVQ 1 Cleaning Methods would be advantageous. Experience of laboratory and/or office cleaning, including experience using scrubber/polishing equipment would be beneficial. A good standard of English is required to ensure an ability to read and follow written and verbal instructions from supervisors, and to understand user and safety instructions regarding the use of cleaning products. Due to the nature of the work, you also need to have a good level of physical fitness.

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

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

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Sara Singlehurst - sjs85@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PC12298 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 26, 2017.

Applications are invited for a research associate position funded by Bloodwise UK, starting from July 2017.

The successful candidates will join Professor Ming-Qing Du's research group based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus within Addenbrooke's Hospital and investigate the genetic bases and molecular mechanism of aggressive B-cell lymphoma using state-of-art of technologies including high throughput targeted sequencing. Our research aims to identify biomarkers that are capable of stratifying patients for different treatments based on their molecular mechanisms. The post offers excellent opportunity in translational research and precision medicine. Applicants should have a PhD or expect to obtain one shortly and a strong background in cancer genetics or related disciplines. Relevant experience in molecular pathology and/or high throughput sequence analyses is an advantage. The post-holder should be highly motivated, and have the ability to plan and conduct high quality experimental work within a multidisciplinary team.

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

The general duties/responsibilities of this post include developing and driving research objectives, writing up work for presentation and publication, assisting in the supervision of student research projects, and delivering seminars and occasional lectures are outlined in the Further Information Documents.

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

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

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

The deadline for applications is 28th June 2017. General queries should be directed to jobs@path.cam.ac.uk or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK12330 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Receptionist (Part Time)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 26, 2017.

We are looking to recruit a Visitor Services Receptionist 32.5 hours per week within the Visitor Services Team of the Botanic Garden, Monday to Friday.

The purpose of the role is to provide a reception service for the Department in order to provide a welcoming and efficient service to visitors and staff and to run the Botanic Garden's Enquiry Point, as a member of the Visitor Services team.

The successful candidate will work in a team under the supervision of the Head of Visitor Services and their Deputy and Team Leaders and act as the first point of call for visitors to the Botanic Garden's offices, and to act as a hub for all telephone calls and e-mails arriving through our dedicated Enquiry Point, replying to general enquiries and forwarding to other staff for reply, as appropriate. Responsible for the distribution of mail and receipt of deliveries, and other Visitor Services team support/administration. The role holder will also provide additional administration support for all areas of the Department, including Administration and Finance teams.

Interviews: week commencing 17 July 2017 Start date: Monday 4 September 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.

For any questions relating to this recruitment please contact admin@botanic.cam.ac.uk

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HR Administrator

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 26, 2017.

The Department of Psychology delivers excellence in Teaching and Research within the School of Biological Sciences.

The Department of Psychology is seeking a friendly and enthusiastic full time Human Resources Administrator to deliver all HR activities to support approximately 200 academic, research and support staff.

Reporting to the Departmental Administrator, the post holder will be the first point of contact for HR queries and working closely with the University Central HR teams to ensure the Department complies with employment legislation and University best practice. The post holder is a key team player within a dynamic Department to deliver a professional, timely and efficient HR service. The post holder will manage the recruitment process from receiving notification of a vacancy, advertisement and arranging interviews and coordinating appointment paperwork.

This is a varied post which requires excellent organisational skills and attention to detail, alongside the ability to prioritise and to work under pressure to meet deadlines. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are also required, as well as a proactive approach to problem solving and the ability to change. The post holder will also manage the receptionist and reception area.

Education to at least A level standard (English/Math) is a requirement as are good IT skills including word-processing, email and use of the bespoke HR systems and Internet.

Previous experience in a demanding environment is essential. An HR qualification e.g. Certificate in Personal Practice CPP/CIPD or equivalent and management experience is desirable.

Inquiries with respect to the post may be sent to Dr Jeanne Estabel (je353@cam.ac.uk). Further information may be downloaded below.

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

Interviews are expected to take place in the week beginning 3 July 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.

Please quote reference PJ12328 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Deputy Facilities Manager

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 25, 2017.

We are looking to recruit a hard working dedicated Deputy Facilities Manager to provide highly specialist support to the Facilities Manager to ensure the smooth running of the Department of Zoology, and to assist with management of the department's buildings and services, including refurbishment, maintenance, security and safety.

The post holder will manage the day-to-day activities of a busy team of eight cleaning/porterage staff based in three buildings. S/he should have the ability to adapt to changing situations and make on the spot decisions regarding deployment of staff.

The post holder should have experience with multiple building regulatory and safety requirements, as s/he will be acting as Deputy Fire Manager and will be responsible for managing the water systems across the department and maintaining the water management log book. The post holder will be maintaining the access register for ladders/kick stools, managing departmental pressure systems and gas cylinder requirements including overseeing installation of appropriate monitors, and providing support for other similar activities.

The post holder should have excellent communication skills as s/he will be the main point of contact for staff, students, visitors and contractors requiring key or card access to any of the department's holdings.

The post holder should be educated to at least HNC level or equivalent and be able to demonstrate relevant experience.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a 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 PF12312 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate/Assistant in Interpersonal Neural Connectivity (Part time, Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 25, 2017.

The Baby-LINC Lab, led by Dr Victoria Leong, is seeking a highly-skilled and motivated post-doctoral researcher to join our multidisciplinary data analysis team.

The group has recently completed an ESRC-funded large-scale EEG hyperscanning study on mother-infant neural coupling in relation to early learning. We are interested in understanding the interpersonal neural oscillatory dynamics that underpin different mother-infant social interactional states (such as joint attention versus inattention). We are also interested in characterizing the topology of coupled neural networks during successful learning and information transfer within mother-infant dyads.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate strong technical expertise in one or more of the following areas : 1) Neural connectivity analysis 2) Signal processing (artifact identification and denoising) 3) Information theoretic analysis 4) Machine learning (including Bayesian learning)

Applicants should have already obtained (or be about to complete) a PhD in a relevant subject, which may include (but is not limited to) the fields of computational neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, biomedical physics, and engineering. Excellent programming skills are essential as the post-holder(s) will be expected to contribute to the lab's in-house library of custom-built analysis scripts. Experience with EEG/MEG analysis is desirable. Excellent organisational and communication skills are essential, as the candidate must work well as part of a larger research team which includes international collaborators. This is an exciting opportunity to join pioneering research in the field of interpersonal neuroscience, at a time when there is growing interest and momentum.

This post is available at the level of Research Associate (post-doctoral) or Research Assistant (PhD to be awarded), on a part time (18.5 hours per week) basis. We would like the successful candidate to begin as soon as possible, and no later than 1st August 2017, but flexible working arrangements can be considered. Further details about the post and other available opportunities are available on our website : http://www.baby-linc.psychol.cam.ac.uk/

The salary if appointed as a Research Associate is £30,175 - £38,183 per annum (pro rata). The salary if appointed as a Research Assistant is £25,298- £29,301 per annum (pro rata) with promotion to Research Associate on attainment of PhD.

Informal enquiries are welcome, and can be made to Dr Victoria Leong by email (vvec2@cam.ac.uk) or telephone (01223 333567).

Further information may be downloaded below.

Fixed term: funds for this post are available until 31st December 2017.

Interview Date: Week commencing 26th June 2017

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

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

Please quote reference PJ12320 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 May 24, 2017.

We are looking for a Research Assistant to join the laboratory of Professor Jim Kaufman, which studies the structure, function and evolution of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC). This programme focuses on the regulation and function of class II molecules apparently specialised for expression in (intestinal) epithelial cells, funded by an investigator award from the Wellcome Trust.

This Research Assistant would support the research efforts of several Post-doctoral Research Associates and PhD students, would conduct their own research projects within the programme, and would help run the day-to-day operations of the lab, along with another Research Assistant. A BSc or equivalent in an appropriate field, along with laboratory experience, are essential, with experience in techniques of molecular biology and/or cell culture desirable.

The ability to work both independently and as part of a team, coupled with excellent communication, organizational and problem solving skills are required.

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.

The deadline for applications is 1st July 2017. Informal enquires regarding this position may be made to Dr Jim Kaufman, jfk31@cam.ac.uk. General queries should be directed to jobs@path.cam.ac.uk or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK12292 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Unestablished University Lecturer

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 24, 2017.

Applications are invited for an Unestablished University Lectureship in the Department of Psychology to take up appointment from 1 September 2017 (to include 1 month starting-up time), or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applicants should have expertise in the area of human perception or sensory neuroscience (including vision, audition, multisensory integration). Applicants should be qualified to PhD level and have a proven academic interest in the subject together with a strong record of successfully developing and delivering teaching at university level in one or more of these areas.

Standard duties for a University lecturer include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration. The post is based in central Cambridge.

Information about the Department and the research interests of members of staff can be found at www.psychol.cam.ac.uk.

Further information may be downloaded below.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact the Head of Department, Professor Trevor Robbins; twr2@cam.ac.uk.

The funding for this post is available until 30 September 2022.

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 PJ12282 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant[Maternity Cover] (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 23, 2017.

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant to assist with phenotyping mouse models of Huntington's disease. The project will involve tests of cognitive, social/emotional and motor behaviours, as well as the use of automated behavioural monitoring systems, in transgenic mice. There may also be an opportunity to conduct histological analysis of brain tissue from transgenic mice.

You must be a careful and methodical worker, self-motivated and able to conduct experiments with minimal supervision. Careful observation and accurate record keeping are essential. The post will require some weekend work and a flexible approach to working hours.

Applicants should have a BSc (or equivalent) in biology or psychology, preferably with some experience of mouse handling, behavioural testing and/or histology experience. Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Statistica or similar statistical software would be highly desirable, as would possession of a Home Office personal licence.

Informal enquiries should be made to Prof Jenny Morton, email ajm41@cam.ac.uk.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 6 months or the return of the post holder whichever is earlier.

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

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

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

Please quote reference PM12296 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 May 22, 2017.

A one year junior research associate position is available for a postdoc with a track record in structure function studies and protein purification work in Cys-loop receptors. Expertise of electrophysiology and cell culture is essential. S/he would join a small friendly group studying the mechanism of action of these proteins.

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 quote reference PH12278 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 May 22, 2017.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in Prof Christopher Howe's lab as part of the Cambridge OpenPlant Synthetic Biology Centre. OpenPlant is a joint initiative between the University of Cambridge, John Innes Centre, the Sainsbury Laboratory and the Earlham Institute, funded by BBSRC and EPSRC.

This position is aimed at identifying regulatory elements of cyanobacterial genes enabling control of gene expression in response to environmental electrical potential. Prof Howe's group has pioneered the development of 'biophotovoltaic' systems (McCormick et al. (2015) Energy & Environmental Science 8:1092) for the generation of electrical power from photosynthetic microorganisms. This post will analyse the transcriptional responses of cyanobacteria in biophotovoltaic devices.

Experience in the molecular biology of cyanobacteria, and in recombinant DNA techniques applied to microorganisms is essential. A PhD in a relevant subject is essential. Experience of electrochemistry is desirable, but not essential.

The appointee needs to be able to take up the post by 1 Sept 2017.

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 PH12279 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Core Bioinformatician (Research Associate) x 2

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 22, 2017.

The Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute is seeking two people to join our Core Bioinformatics team. The successful applicants will work collaboratively with scientists engaged in cutting edge research in nuclear reprogramming, stem cell biology, embryo development, gene expression control, cancer, and DNA replication and repair. The post will involve computational analyses of a range of different data types, including RNA-seq in single cells, cultured cells and tissues, chromatin immunoprecipitation, ATAC-seq, Hi-C, and mutation detection, and could include the development of new methods. A description of our research can be found at http://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/research.

The persons appointed should have a PhD or equivalent relevant expertise and the ability to communicate computational analyses with wet-lab biologists. Applicants should have a solid understanding of molecular biology and experience of computational techniques used in the analysis of biological data, as well as an understanding of statistical methods and their application to large data sets. Expertise in the analysis of Illumina sequence data is essential.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 30 November 2021 in the first instance.

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

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Alex Sossick (a.sossick@gurdon.cam.ac.uk). Please quote reference PR12281 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

Graduate Student Administrator (Part Time)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 22, 2017.

The Department of Plant Sciences wishes to recruit a part-time Graduate Student Administrator (30 hours per week)

The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of graduate administration, including initial enquiries and online applications via CAMSIS (Cambridge Student Information System), interview arrangements, processing funding applications, and collating monitoring reports.

The role-holder works closely with the Chair of the Department's Graduate Education Committee, the Board of Graduate Studies, and academic supervisors. As Secretary to the Graduate Education Committee, they compile agendas and take minutes. They also assist the Undergraduate Teaching Administrator with some undergraduate administration tasks.

Applicants should possess excellent organisation and communication skills, combined with an ability to work with accuracy and attention to detail. Excellent IT skills are essential, preferably including familiarity with online application systems.

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 send a copy of your full CV, a covering letter, and contact information for two referees.

Please quote reference PD12125 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Curator of University Herbarium (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 19, 2017.

The Cambridge University Herbarium is seeking a full-time Curator.

The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining, organising and developing the Herbarium, its collections, services and profile. The Herbarium holds a scientifically and historically important collection of 1.1 million specimens of vascular plants, bryophytes, algae and fungi, together with an 8,000 photographic slide collection, 6,000+ book collection and other archives.

The Curator is the first point of contact for visitors to the Herbarium, facilitating use of the collections for research, teaching and outreach. They manage research and loan requests. They lead on operational matters concerning collections development. Their scientific knowledge enables them to identify gaps in the collection which they will address through collaboration with other herbaria/plant collectors. Their technical knowledge will ensure the collections are preserved and stored appropriately for future study.

The Curator trains and manages a team of regular volunteers and occasional specialist staff.

A key part of this new role is fundraising to secure the future operation of the Herbarium. The Curator will take the lead in writing grant applications, initiating fundraising activities, and developing relationships with potential donors. They will maintain and develop links with the Gatsby Foundation, Sainsbury Lab Cambridge, Department of Plant Sciences and Cambridge University Botanic Garden, amongst others.

The appointee will have a first degree in a related discipline. A postgraduate museum-based or botanical qualification, or equivalent experience, is desirable, together with an understanding of the ethical considerations involved in the management and care of herbarium collections. Proven fundraising experience will be advantageous.

We anticipate holding interviews on 29 and 30 June.

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

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

Please send a copy of your full CV, a supporting statement, and contact information for two referees.

Please quote reference PD12232 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate: Computational analyses of influenza virus evolution

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 19, 2017.

We invite applications for postdoctoral Research Associate position to join the Centre for Pathogen Evolution in the Department of Zoology, located in Central Cambridge. The appointment will be for a period of up to two years starting as soon as possible.

The research focus is to design and develop analytical, computational, and mathematical methods to understand the fundamental processes that govern the evolution of influenza viruses. The aim is to translate this understanding into the prediction of possible future antigenic variants to guide currently funded phase II clinical trials of next generation influenza vaccines. Our research is highly interdisciplinary and involves substantial global collaboration with experimental virologists, immunologists and clinicians to quantify the selection pressures on influenza viruses to better understand their evolutionary dynamics, and to inform control strategies.

The project position, which is funded by US government funding agency NIH is to start on 26 June 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience for the Role

  • PhD in an appropriate area completed or completion imminent
  • Excellent analytic, design, and scientific skills
  • Ambition, drive, strong work ethic, and good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to organise time and work effectively, independently and responsibly in a research team setting
  • Enthusiasm to interact with colleagues in a multi-disciplinary and collaborative environment
  • The ability to engage in continuing professional development and to keep relevant specialist knowledge up to date.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The responsibility of this position is to contribute to analysis and scientific understanding of pathogen evolution as a member of Professor Derek Smith's research group within the Department of Zoology.
  • The post holder will be expected to participate in the dissemination of research through publications and oral presentations both within the department and at conferences.
  • The post holder may also be expected to advise, train, and co-supervise PhD students and other junior or visiting postdoctoral researchers within the group, and to periodically write reports for funding bodies and other supporting institutions.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 24 months.

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

Please quote reference PF12253 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate: Computational analyses of influenza virus evolution

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 19, 2017.

We invite applications for postdoctoral Research Associate position to join the Centre for Pathogen Evolution in the Department of Zoology, located in Central Cambridge.

The appointment will be for a period of up to two years starting on 8 May or as soon as possible thereafter. The research focus is to design and develop analytical, computational, and mathematical methods to understand the fundamental processes that govern the evolution of influenza viruses. The aim is to translate this understanding into the prediction of possible future antigenic variants to guide currently funded phase II clinical trials of next generation influenza vaccines. Our research is highly interdisciplinary and involves substantial global collaboration with experimental virologists, immunologists and clinicians to quantify the selection pressures on influenza viruses to better understand their evolutionary dynamics, and to inform control strategies. The project position, which is funded by US government funding agency BARDA is to start on 26 June 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience for the Role.

  • PhD in an appropriate area completed or completion imminent
  • Excellent analytic, design, and scientific skills
  • Ambition, drive, strong work ethic, and good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to organise time and work effectively, independently and responsibly in a research team setting
  • Enthusiasm to interact with colleagues in a multi-disciplinary and collaborative environment
  • The ability to engage in continuing professional development and to keep relevant specialist knowledge up to date.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The responsibility of this position is to contribute to analysis and scientific understanding of pathogen evolution as a member of Professor Derek Smith's research group within the Department of Zoology.
  • The post holder will be expected to participate in the dissemination of research through publications and oral presentations both within the department and at conferences.
  • The post holder may also be expected to advise, train, and co-supervise PhD students and other junior or visiting postdoctoral researchers within the group, and to periodically write reports for funding bodies and other supporting institutions.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 24 months.

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

Please quote reference PF12255 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 May 19, 2017.

'Transcriptional control of lineage decisions in embryonic stem cells'

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.

A new position has become available to undertake bioinformatic analyses of high-throughput sequencing data, including single cell RNA-seq and ATAC-seq data, in the laboratory of Dr. Brian Hendrich. The post holder will work closely with bench scientists and the SCI bioinformatics team, led by Dr. Sabine Dietmann. The projects aims to understand how chromatin remodelling proteins control cell fate decisions in mammalian embryogenesis.

The vacant post is at the Research Associate (postdoc) level and would be suitable for individuals with either a computational or biological background.

The postholder should be able to work in a UNIX/Linux environment. Proficiency with a scripting language (e.g. Perl/Python) statistical analysis tools (R, Matlab) and genome analyses in R would be a strong advantage.

You should have been awarded a PhD degree or equivalent and have strong research experience.

The position is based in the city of Cambridge, and is subject to a probationary period of six months.

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

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

Please upload 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 16th June 2017. Interviews will be held on 23rd June 2017.

Informal enquiries are also welcome via email to: Dr Brian Hendrich (Brian.Hendrich@cscr.cam.ac.uk), Dr Nicola Reynolds (Nicola.Reynolds@cscr.cam.ac.uk) or Dr. Sabine Dietmann (sabine.dietmann@gmail.com). For questions on procedure, please email jobs@stemcells.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PS12263 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Bioinformatician (Research Assistant/Associate)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 18, 2017.

Applications are invited for a Bioinformatician in the laboratory of Professor Steve Jackson based in the internationally renowned Gurdon Institute in the centre of Cambridge, UK (https://www.stevejacksonlab.org/).

We wish to recruit a versatile individual to participate in data-driven projects addressing mechanisms by which genome mutations arise and how they influence cell proliferation and survival in response to DNA damaging agents and other stresses. The post-holder will work on collaborative projects based on biological data generated by other group members. There will, however, be opportunities to lead specific project areas in due course, in line with the overall research objectives of the lab.

Applicants should have a degree level education in biological sciences including computational biology. The ideal candidate will have prior experience in computational biology, and experience in programming and a solid background in statistical tools are essential. The role holder must also have a strong grounding in biological sciences and good communication skills. Familiarity with analysis of "next-generation" DNA sequencing data would also be highly desirable.

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 ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a brief statement outlining your research interests in the Upload section of the online application. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please email jobs@gurdon.cam.ac.uk. Please quote reference PR12250 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate: Placental-maternal communication in the control of pregnancy outcome (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 17, 2017.

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic post-doctoral Research Associate to join a highly-innovative project assessing how the placenta remote controls the metabolism of the mother to ensure fetal nutrient allocation and growth. This project will be directed by Principal Investigator, Dr Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri, whose lab is focussed on understanding the aetiology of pregnancy complications and the regulation of developmental processes in a wider context (http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/amanda-sferruzzi-perri).

The successful applicant will have a PhD (or about to be awarded a PhD) in physiology, reproductive biology, endocrinology or related field. A background in placental physiology and metabolic regulation, experience of performing in vivo experiments with rodents including working with genetically-modified lines and performing surgical procedures, and handling large datasets are essential. Experience with experimental approaches to study cellular and whole body metabolic control and undertaking high throughput technologies like RNA-sequencing and mass spectrometry is desirable; however appropriate training will be provided for the successful candidate.

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

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

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

Please ensure that you upload your full 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 are available by clicking on the link below.

Please quote reference PM12235 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 May 16, 2017.

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 focussed on understanding how the plant perceives warm temperature signals and integrate this information into growth and development response.

The post holder will concentrate on studying how temperature influences the process of grain fill in Brachypodium distachyon. They will liaise with other group members in the design of further experiments to test and validate hypotheses for how the developing grain senses and responds to warm temperature. This post requires candidates of exceptional ability who have excellent skills in understanding how grain development occurs. The ultimate goal of the research is to make crop plants resilient to field stress conditions and thus contribute to the economic competitiveness of the UK.

Applicants must have a PhD in plant biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or related field. An in depth understanding of grain fill processes in monocot plants is essential. Previous experience in performing assays to investigate grain development in a monocot system is also required, as is evidence of managing large-scale projects.

The successful candidate will be fully involved in the basic research in these areas whilst also writing up their research work for presentation and publication. The post holder may be required to assist in the supervision of student projects, provide instructions to students and deliver seminars relating to their research area. Good communication skills are essential as the post holder will need to present data to other members of the group, external collaborators and sponsor agencies (grant applications). Candidates will also need to work well in a team.

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

The post is full-time and available immediately.

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

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

Please ensure that you upload a copy of your full CV including a list of publications, a covering letter highlighting your suitability for the position and contact information of three referees.

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

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

Please quote reference PT12231 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Media-Glass Washing Assistant (Maternity Cover)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 15, 2017.

This is an exciting opportunity for a glass washer/media assistant to complement our existing conscientious, technical support team at the Gurdon Institute. The team provides glass washing support and prepares media for the research groups at the Institute. This job involves collecting re-usable glass and plasticware from the laboratories, washing and sterilising them using glass washing equipment and autoclaves and returning them to the communal storage areas. The duties also include some media preparation, checking and maintaining stock levels of sterile glass and plasticware and associated consumables.

The job holder is required to interact well with others, be helpful and flexible and to work carefully to set standards. Previous experience of working as a glass washer in a laboratory environment would be preferable but not essential as training will be provided.

Maternity cover: This post is fixed-term for 12 months or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

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

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

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact The Deputy Administrator at jobs@gurdon.cam.ac.uk. Please quote reference PR12209 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 15, 2017.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research assistant/associate to join the group of Dr Emma Rawlins to work on the regulation of human lung development with the long-term aim of developing strategies for regenerative medicine (http://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/research/rawlins). Our recent research has focused on cellular mechanisms of lung development, homeostasis and repair using the mouse as a model system (e.g. Balasooriya et al., Dev Cell 2016; Laresgoiti et al., Development 2016; Watson et al., Cell Reports 2015). We have now established novel in vitro systems for studying human lung development which will be the primary focus of our work over the next few years. We aim to recruit an outstanding individual who is interested in lung developmental mechanisms, their contribution to disease development and therapeutic potential. The research will combine the application of single cell techniques to human embryonic lungs with the in vitro genetic analysis of mechanisms using our organoid system.

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant subject, or be close to completion of their degree. Expertise in general areas of developmental/stem cell biology including single cell biology, live cell imaging, image analysis and cell signalling mechanisms would be suitable for this position. Experience of in vitro models and use of experimental animals would be an advantage.

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

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

Applications should include a CV and a brief statement outlining key areas of expertise, reasons why you would like to join the group and preferred project. Informal enquiries can be addressed to Dr Emma Rawlins (e.rawlins@gurdon.cam.ac.uk). Please quote reference PR12208 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Ward Assistant

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 15, 2017.

University of Cambridge Department of Veterinary Medicine West Cambridge Site

Limit of Tenure: 3 years in the first instance

Applications are invited for a Ward Assistant position at the busy Queen's Veterinary School Hospital from 1st June 2017 or as soon as possible after that date.
The role purpose is to assist veterinary nursing staff in basic duties so that the Small Animal Wing inpatients department runs smoothly with high levels of cleanliness and patient care.

The role holder will assist Veterinary Nursing Staff in basic animal care of inpatients and their environment. This is achieved by carrying out cleaning of corridors, animal housing and treatment rooms, kitchen cleanliness, laundry duties, assisted feeding, exercising inpatients and basic administration to predetermined standards set by the Senior Nurse.

Please see further information document for full details of responsibilities for this role.

No formal qualifications are required, although Animal Care or Nursing Assistant certification would be an advantage, however previous experience of working in a Small Animal Hospital is not essential as full training will be given. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the ability to clean to an excellent standard and that they are able to maintain high standards of cleanliness.

You should be familiar and comfortable with levels of animal contact. The ability to communicate well with all levels of staff and to work as part of a team is essential.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Natalie Wills nw366@cam.ac.uk

Closing Date: 1 June 2017

Interviews will be held 19 June 2017

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

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

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

Please quote reference PP12216 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant in Comparative Cognition (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 15, 2017.

We are seeking a research assistant to work on a project investigating causal reasoning in corvids and humans, funded by the ERC. The Principal Investigator is Professor Nicola Clayton (see: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/nicola-clayton). The post-holder will join Prof Clayton's Comparative Cognition research group in the Department of Psychology.

The person appointed will be responsible for the day-to-day running of experiments, and will help with the administration and organisation of both the grant and experiments.

The research work will involve training and testing corvids at the Sub-Department of Animal Behaviour in Madingley, as well as some testing of humans (primarily, but not exclusively, children and young infants). This role may potentially involve research trips overseas to test corvids at our collaborators' research station in New Caledonia. Consequently, it is desirable that the post-holder has experience of running cognitive experiments with humans, ideally children, and essential that they have experience of working with birds, ideally corvids. Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in experimental psychology, biology or related discipline and a background in experimental psychology, biology, or a related field.

Given the nature of this work, it is also essential that the post holder is self-motivated and able to work independently, as well as part of a team. They must have excellent organisational and communication skills, and be prepared to do both lab-based testing and field work.

Further particulars may be downloaded below.

Informal enquiries about this post may be directed to Professor N S Clayton, nsc22@cam.ac.uk

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

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with children's barred list) and 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 PJ12205 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Scientific Project Manager (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 12, 2017.

Cambridge University Department of Zoology are seeking to appoint a full time Scientific Project Manager to manage an external customer 5 year vaccine development programme funded by BARDA (US Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority).

The Programme budget is 24 m USD over five years including subcontracts with three international laboratories, two clinical trial sites and one global vaccinemanufacturer.

Selected candidates must have a scientific background or relevant qualifications, and must be able to demonstrate a clear understanding and competence in the qualities and attributes of successful project managers, including organisational and fundamental project management skills.

Applicants are requested demonstrate these in a practical way within their personal application. Responsibilities will include customer reporting, sub-contract management and liaison. An appreciation of Earned Value Management would also be useful.

The Centre for Pathogen Evolution has secured a major multi-partner research award from the US government.The Lab currently manages 5 research grants worth £1.5m and employs 10-15 staff (researchers, support staff, PhD students).

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until up to 30 September 2020.

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 PF12176 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Research Laboratory Technician (Part Time, Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 12, 2017.

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic individual to join Dr Erica Watson's group, whose research focuses on understanding how developmental disorders are inherited between generations through epigenetic mechanisms (see http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/watson/index.shtml for more information). He/she will maintain the transgenic mouse colony and provide molecular biology support to ensure that the objectives of the research project are achieved. Techniques required include mouse colony breeding and maintenance, PCR genotyping, and preparation of analytical solutions.

You should have an HNC or equivalent in biochemistry or a biology-related subject, experience of some of the techniques outlined above, have manual dexterity, good organisation and communication skills, good IT skills and be able to multi-task whilst working methodically and precisely. You should also be able to work independently.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 7 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 complete the online application as fully as possible.

Please quote reference PM12192 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Imaging Technician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 12, 2017.

The Sainsbury Laboratory is an interdisciplinary research institute focusing on plant developmental biology.

Applications are invited for the position of Imaging Technician, to be responsible for providing specialist technical support, imaging services and maintenance of equipment within the Institute's Microscopy Facility, which houses state-of-the-art advanced imaging equipment. The facility delivers technical expertise to over 100 staff within the Institute, alongside various external users from other University Departments and so it is essential the role holder has excellent communication skills and the ability to provide clear explanations of technical issues and processes.

Candidates must be educated to degree level (or have an equivalent level of practical experience) with demonstrable knowledge of light or electron microscopy techniques. An awareness of health and safety regulations and best practice within a laboratory setting is essential, alongside previous experience in one of the following: fluorescence microscopy, confocal microscopy, laser micropatterning, scanning electron microscopy, histological processing of tissues.

The ability to work independently as well as in a team is required, alongside good IT skills. Excellent time management and a high level of attention to detail are also essential for the role. Previous experience working with lasers would be advantageous.

Training for the imaging systems will be given and the post holder will be expected to attend workshops and courses to further develop their technical knowledge.

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

The post is full-time and available immediately.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2021 in the first instance.

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

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

Please quote reference PT12195 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Project Coordinator (Schools) Gatsby Plant Science Education Programme (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 12, 2017.

The Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge is looking for a dynamic Project Coordinator for the Gatsby Plant Science Education programme, to coordinate the Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) project. The programme aims to increase participation and interest in plant science in UK schools and universities, through online resources for students, school and college teachers, support for education professionals, and an annual undergraduate plant science summer school.

The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating events for teachers and teacher trainers, commissioning marketing material, maintaining the project website, preparing email campaigns, overseeing our social media channels and providing financial and administrative support across the team. The ability to proactively prioritise workloads and work to tight deadlines is essential for the role.

The role holder will join a friendly team of four and will work alongside a Project Manager to deliver elements of the SAPS project. Candidates will need to be comfortable and confident representing the programme to scientists, teachers and students from across the UK, with excellent communication skills. They will be expected to be able to work away from home for key events including the Association for Science Education annual conference (January), and some evening working will occasionally be required.

The position will suit someone outgoing, website and IT-adept and well-organised who enjoys a challenge and takes pride in maintaining high standards. It is expected the role holder will be educated to first degree level or have equivalent experience, alongside the ability to co-ordinate events including the planning, budgeting and evaluation of projects. A demonstrable interest in science, particularly plants, and a familiarity with the UK school education system, would be advantageous.

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

Information about the SAPS project can be found at: http://www.saps.org.uk/

The post is full time and available immediately.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2020 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 note interviews are scheduled to be held during the week commencing 12 June 2017.

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

Please quote reference PT12196 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Catering Assistant

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 11, 2017.

We are seeking a reliable, outgoing and conscientious person to join our small catering team.

The duties consist of the setting up and clearing down of service areas, helping with basic food preparation tasks, serving of food, operating tills, cleaning, re-stocking, monitoring and recording food temperatures, together with washing up. Support for functions and events will also be required as necessary.

Experience of working in a similar role/environment is preferred but full training will be provided if necessary.

Further Particulars can be obtained from Amy Marshall - Facilities Manager (facilities@bioc.cam.ac.uk)

The hours of work will be Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm with a break of lunch of 45 minutes.

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 PH12185 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant in Adult Stem Cell - Lee Lab (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 10, 2017.

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

We are looking for a self-motivated, reliable and well-trained research assistant to join the research team of Dr. Joo-Hyeon Lee. Her team will investigate the adult stem cell behaviour during lung homeostasis, regeneration, and/or inflammation. The project is aiming to make step changes in understanding the cell-cell communication on stem cell fate decision and early tumorigenesis utilising a combination of in vivo lineage tracing techniques using genetic mouse models, ex vivo lung organoid co-culture system, mathematical modelling, and single cell transcriptional network analysis.

Homepage: http://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/research/pis/lee

Requirements: A Bachelor degree in a Bioscience related subject. A good knowledge in mouse genetics, molecular cloning, and cell biology. At least short-term lab experience (Previous experience in CRISPR genome editing, primary cell culture, confocal imaging, and flow-cytometry is preferred, but not essential). Experience in mouse line generation and mouse work will be highly advantageous. Ability to quickly learn and independently apply new techniques after induction. A proven capacity to understand and interpret research articles. Good communication skills in English. Highly independent, motivated, ambitious, and collaborative person.

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

The position is based in the city of Cambridge.

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 11th June 2017. Interviews will be held on 26th June 2017.

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

Please quote reference PS12168 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant - Next Generation Sequencing Facility (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 09, 2017.

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

To foster the wider application of comprehensive, high-throughput genomics methods to the study of stem cell biology, we are looking for a self-motivated, reliable and well-trained research assistant to join the Stem Cell Institute's Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) facility. This facility performs molecular biology analyses to prepare users' nucleic acid samples for analysis on genomic sequencing instruments.

We are seeking a molecular biologist with proven skills in RNA/DNA manipulation and a working knowledge of DNA sequencing technologies.

The applicant will support and work closely together with the facility manager. Routine tasks would include: quality control of incoming samples, quantifying RNA and DNA samples, library construction for a number of different NGS library protocols, handling processes on Covaris, Bioanalyzer and qPCR machines, troubleshooting and correction of suboptimal results, submitting samples to sequencing.

Requirements:

A Bachelor of Science degree in a relevant discipline, such as molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, or similar.

Superior laboratory skills in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, or related areas, preferably with experience in NGS library preparation.

Solid knowledge and hands-on experience with molecular biological methods such as DNA and RNA isolation, cDNA synthesis, enzymatic manipulation of DNA and RNA, PCR, qPCR.

A working knowledge of NGS technology is required.

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

Capable of managing a diverse workload.

Must be able to keep accurate records to ensure successful teamwork.

A high level of attention to detail is crucial to this post.

Previous experience in a service role is an advantage.

The successful applicant will receive all necessary training, and work in close collaboration with the Facility Manager, the Bioinformatics team, and Group Leaders engaged in various NGS projects.

Previous experience in stem cell biology is not necessary.

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 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 Thursday 8th June 2017. Interviews will be held mid-June 2017.

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

Please quote reference PS12102 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 May 08, 2017.

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Associate to join a dynamic research group. The group is led by Professor Christine Holt and studies the embryonic development of the visual system in order to elucidate the mechanisms involved in the formation and maintenance of functional nerve connections. The project will investigate the role of local protein synthesis and the RNA-binding proteins in axon survival in vivo. Ribosomal and RNA-binding proteins will be tested for a local role in axon and synaptic maintenance. The applicant should have expertise in molecular biology, single molecule translation imaging (SMTI) and knowledge of developmental neuroscience, neurodegenerative diseases and RNA biology. Techniques will include ribosome TRAP-IP from axonal compartments, live SMTI in axons in cultured retinal neurons and in Xenopus embryonic brains, electroporation and blastomere injection, functional gene knockdown studies, axon tracing, high-resolution optical imaging of translation reporters. Further details on research interests of the laboratory at www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/holt/index.html.

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

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

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

Applications should include CV, publication list and a one-page research statement.

Please quote reference PM12130 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Registered Veterinary Nurse

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 05, 2017.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE WEST CAMBRIDGE SITE

We have exciting opportunities for three Registered Veterinary Nurses to join our nursing team at the Queens Veterinary School Hospital from 1st June 2017 or as soon as possible after that date.

The referral hospital is a very fast-paced environment which requires the role holder to be adaptable with the ability to work well under pressure.

The role will be to provide nursing to an excellent standard in the Small Animal Wing. The small animal wing consist of four dog wards and two cat wards and a critical care facility housing an average of 15-25 patients during the overnight period.

Due to increasing caseloads in the hospital, we are looking for three nurses on a 10 hour per week contract working on a rotating shift pattern to cover weekdays between the hours of 16:00pm to 21:00pm and Saturdays between 08:00am to 13:00pm. We welcome applications from individuals who can cover a range of these shifts.

The role in Small Animal inpatients will include surgical, medical and critical care nursing (training can be given in critical care procedures). Cleaning, hygiene and administration duties linked to inpatient care will form a reasonable percentage of the time.

This is a varied role where no two days are the same, so we are seeking individuals with a passion for nursing, with the ability to communicate with all levels of staff, students and clients. The ability to work on your own initiative with minimal supervision is essential.

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

Closing date: 4th June 2017

Interviews will be held : 21st June 2017

Limited funding: 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.

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Further particulars for the role and information about the Department are available here: www.vet.cam.ac.uk The website for The Queens Veterinary School Hospital is available here: http://qvsh.co.uk/

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Glasswashing Technician (Part Time)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 05, 2017.

The Sainsbury Laboratory is a scientific research institute sited within the Cambridge University Botanic Garden which focuses on plant developmental biology and computational modelling of plant development. Since opening in 2011, it has expanded rapidly to around 150 researchers and 30 support staff in approximately 20 sub-groups.

Applications are invited for the part-time position of Glasswashing Technician to be part of a small team working in the glasswashing, autoclaving and media prep facility, a vital component of the Institute's core services. The facility provides and maintains clean, sterile glassware and plasticware suitable for research activities, sterilisation services, and a range of standard solutions for the research groups, including sterile media. Handling waste from the laboratory is also an essential part of the role of the facility.

Candidates will ideally have a BTEC (or equivalent experience) in biological sciences. Demonstrable relevant experience in laboratory work, preparation of sterile solutions and quality control would also be advantageous. The successful applicant will have previous experience in a laboratory environment and in the use of glasswashing and autoclaving equipment. The ability to work independently as well as in a team is essential for the role, alongside good IT skills and proficiency in using Microsoft Office packages. Excellent prioritisation skills, a high level of attention to detail and effective communication skills are also essential for the role.

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

The post is part-time at 30 hours per week (Monday - Friday, 6 hours per day) and available immediately.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2021 in the first instance.

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

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

Please quote reference PT12117 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Quality Assurance Co-ordinator (Final VetMB)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 04, 2017.

University of Cambridge Department of Veterinary Medicine

Applications are invited for a Quality Assurance Co-ordinator from 1st June 2017 or as soon as possible after that date. The role holder will co-ordinate Final VetMB degree course quality assurance systems and processes on behalf of the Department to inform academic exercises relating to professional accreditation, academic audit, and course approval and review.

The successful candidate must be educated to HND/HNC level or equivalent and be able to demonstrate experience working in a relevant role. They will be an experienced user of Microsoft office and other software useful for quality assurance tracking. The ability to build effective working relationships and have excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills are essential.

Closing Date: 1st June 2017

Interviews will be held: 16th June 2017

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

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

Further details of the role and person specification can be found in the further information document.

For informal enquiries please contact Natalie Wills on nw366@cam.ac.uk To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link 'Apply online' or visit the vacancy pages on the following website: www.jobs.cam.ac.uk This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) before completing the online application form. Further particulars for the role and information about the Department www.vet.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PP12097 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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PhD Studentship (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 03, 2017.

Applications are invited for a three-year PhD studentship position funded by the Department of Pathology to start from October 2017. Funding will cover the student's stipend at the current Research Council rate and University Fees. The studentship is only available to UK nationals and EU students who meet the UK residency requirements*.

The successful candidate will join Dr Stephen Graham's laboratory to investigate the mechanisms by which viruses modify cellular membranes during infection. Our lab has recently identified a number of novel interactions between herpesvirus proteins and cellular factors that modulate host-cell membrane composition and the trafficking of cellular membrane proteins. This project aims to define the molecular basis of these interactions and their contribution to virus infection. This will be achieved by combining structural, biochemical and cell biology techniques including: atomic-resolution structures of the herpesvirus proteins alone and in complexes with their cellular partners, biophysics to define the molecular details such protein:protein interactions, fluorescence microscopy to localise these complexes within cells, and production of recombinant viruses to the function of these proteins during virus infection. The successful applicant will join a vibrant multidisciplinary research team that aims to provide the underpinning science for the next generation of therapeutic agents. Further details of our lab can be found at http://groups.ds.cam.ac.uk/struvir/

Candidates should have a first or upper second class degree in biochemistry, cell biology or biological/medical science and should possess excellent written and oral communication skills. The post-holder should be highly motivated and able to work as part of a team. The Department requires that by the time of interview all potential students must have fulfilled the language requirements for admission (http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/blpapdpth/requirements).

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

The application form and details on how to apply are available from the following link: http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/graduate/fully-funded-studentships/graham

The deadline for applications is 12th June 2017. Informal enquires regarding this studentship may be made to Dr Stephen Graham scg34@cam.ac.uk. General queries should be directed to jobs@path.cam.ac.uk or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK12089 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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*Further information about the UK residency requirements and your fee status can be found at the following website:http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance/fees/what-my-fee-status

Applications from ineligible candidates will not be considered.

Clinical Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 03, 2017.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE THE QUEEN'S VETERINARY SCHOOL HOSPITAL WEST CAMBRIDGE SITE

We are looking for a soft tissue surgeon to join our experienced small animal surgery team of four ECVS diplomates, led by Richard Whitelock, Director of Small Animal Surgery. This permanent position is available from 1 May 2017.

This is an opportunity to work in a well-equipped, multidisciplinary referral hospital, with a positive team spirit and a friendly working environment. The soft tissue caseload is varied and interesting, with a particular emphasis on oncological surgery, brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome and urology. Sophisticated facilities, including surgical laser and minimally invasive surgical equipment are available and an individual motivated to expand these areas of the service would be welcomed. Support with case management is available from within the team and from other services in the Department.

The successful applicant will be encouraged to develop areas of personal interest in soft tissue surgery and related clinical research. Involvement with student and resident teaching make this a very stimulating and rewarding position. Access to personal professional training and education is made available.

Closing date for applications : 4th June 2017

Interview date 22nd June 2017

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

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

Informal enquiries: Julie Ingham, Assistant Secretary-HR email: ji217@cam.ac.uk Further particulars for the role and information about the Department www.vet.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PP10498 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 May 02, 2017.

A postdoctoral position is available in the group of Dr Marko Hyvonen at the Department of Biochemistry to work on a BBSRC funded translational project to develop engineered growth factors for regenerative medicine and stem cell applications.

Candidates will hold a PhD in Biochemistry, Biophysics or Molecular Biology and must have a proven track record of research achievements. Significant experience in producing, purifying and analysing disulphide-rich proteins is essential, as is expertise in cell-based activity assays and biophysical characterisation of macromolecules and their interactions. Knowledge of structural analysis of proteins and structure-guided engineering is highly desired. Experience in working with stem cells would be an advantage.

The candidate must be able to work independently to set targets and milestones and have great attention to detail.

Applicants should submit a CV, a one page cover letter explaining why they are suitable for the position and the contact details of at least two academic referees. Informal queries can be made to Marko Hyvonen (mh256@cam.ac.uk).

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

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Please quote reference PH12085 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 Apr 26, 2017.

Maternity cover: This post is fixed-term for 12 months or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

We are looking for a motivated research assistant for a maternity cover and to join an interdisciplinary research project; a focused collaborative venture to tackle a significant and fundamental question with regards to the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's Disease, by generating a patient specific in vitro model of human white matter, single-molecule fluorescence techniques and sensitive biosensors and cutting-edge optical imaging methods. The project is ambitious and a broad interdisciplinary project that brings together the expertise of Dr. Káradóttir (electrophysiologist), Dr. Lee (biophysical chemist), Prof. Spillantini (molecular neuropathologist), Dr. Coleman (biologist), Prof. Brayne (clinician/epidemiologist), Prof. Brown (biochemist), and Prof. Hall (bioengineer), all based at the University of Cambridge. The project crosses the boundaries of number of disciplines to achieve unparalleled goal in human stem cell development, tissue culture engineering, disease modelling and biosensor generation and thus spans multiple departments at the University of Cambridge: the Wellcome Trust ¿ Medical Research Council Stem Cell institute, the Department of Chemistry, the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, the Cambridge Institute of Public Health Department of Biochemistry, and Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology.

This multi-departmental arrangement provides an excellent environment for research and career development, as the post holder will benefit from the resources and expertise of biological, physical and medical sciences of this multidisciplinary project.

Homepages of the team:

http://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/research/pis/karadottir http://www.ch.cam.ac.uk/person/sl591 http://www.ceb.cam.ac.uk/directory/lisa-hall http://www.brc.cam.ac.uk/principal-investigators/maria-spillantini/ http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?mcoleman http://www.iph.cam.ac.uk/about-us/key-people/carol-brayne/ http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/people/uto/brown

Requirements:

We are looking for candidates that hold a master or bachelor degree in the field of neuroscience. Candidates with experience in electrophysiology are particularly encouraged to apply.

We are specially looking for candidates that are self-motivated and collaborative with effective communication skills. Proven capacity to design, execute, and interpret experimental data is essential.

Start date is flexible but can be as early as June 2017. The position is based in central Cambridge.

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.

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

Interviews will be held in June 2017. If you have not been invited for interview by 23 June 2017, you have not been successful on this occasion.

Please quote reference PS12058 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Post-doctoral Research Associate: Insect genome engineering to aid understanding of colour vision (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 25, 2017.

Applications are invited for a highly motivated postdoctoral Research Associate, funded by a BBSRC award to Dr Trevor Wardill, to develop genome engineering tools for Drosophila and other fly species. You will work in a collaborative multidisciplinary team investigating how visual system neurons process and integrate incoming signals for goal directed behaviours such as finding food or mates while avoiding predation. We use genetics, physiology, behaviour and functional imaging to determine the general principles for visual information processing.

The successful candidate will be directly involved in developing novel genetic labelling methods to help understand the function of visual system neurons in non-model animals. Their aim will be to refine plasmid delivery systems, so that genetically encoded activity reporters can be efficiently expressed in specific neurons of non-model fly species. Experiments will include the development and testing of custom genomic libraries in a variety of plasmid and mobile element vectors. They will help produce molecular tools to benefit the vision research community who use non-model animals, and also have the opportunity to learn visual neuron physiology, including extracellular or intracellular electrophysiological recording and 2-photon imaging.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in a relevant biological subject, a strong molecular biology background and have previously produced transgenic animals, particularly Drosophila species. They will be able to independently drive the major research focus of developing transgenic animals and molecular tools for vision research (plasmid constructs and protocols).

Location: Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, central Cambridge. Further Info: www.pdn.cam.ac.uk, http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?trevorwardill tjw79@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 full 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. For further instructions on the application procedure, please see the further particulars.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 31 May 2017.

Please quote reference PM12042 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 Apr 20, 2017.

DNA repair is crucial in all living cells for the maintenance of genome stability. The majority of spontaneous DNA lesions arise from the intrinsic chemical instability of DNA and include thousands of DNA single-strand breaks (SSBs) that occur on a daily basis. If left unrepaired, SSBs can terminate gene transcription, leading to mutations, cell death and disease, including premature ageing, cancer and progressive neurodegeneration.

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Research Associate to investigate the novel functions of the ATM kinase in SSB repair (Khoronenkova & Dianov, PNAS, 2015; Khoronenkova et al., Mol Cell, 2012). We will determine the molecular mechanisms by which ATM is activated by SSBs. We will also investigate whether SSB repair deficiencies are linked to the genetic instability and neurodegenerative phenotypes of Ataxia Telangiectasia, caused by mutations in the ATM gene. The project will use biochemical in vitro assays and in vivo targeting of DNA nucleases to defined genomic loci, patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells, CRISPR/Cas9 editing, confocal microscopy and state-of-the-art biochemical and proteomic approaches.

The post holder will join the laboratory of Dr Svetlana Khoronenkova at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Applicants should have a PhD (DPhil) in Biochemistry or Molecular/Cell Biology and a strong biochemical background. Previous experience in the fields of stem cell biology and/or DNA repair would be an advantage.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 36 months in the first instance.

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

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Svetlana Khoronenkova at sk870@cam.ac.uk.

Any enquires regarding the application process can be directed to Adriana Dote (personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference PH11985 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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PhD Studentship

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 19, 2017.

A fully funded 4-year BBSRC PhD studentship under the MedImmune Collaborative Training Partnership (CTP) is available, commencing in October 2017, to investigate why some monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) fail to be properly secreted by Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells. The aim of the BBSRC CTP awards is to provide PhD students with a challenging research training experience within the context of a mutually beneficial research collaboration, between academic and industrial partner organisations. This project is partnered by MedImmune, the global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca specializing in antibody and protein therapeutics, at its Cambridge R&D site. The work will utilise MedImmune's considerable experience in developing CHO cell lines engineered for the production of therapeutic mAbs. It will involve characterisation of mAbs across a spectrum of secretion properties, from those which are effectively delivered in growth media to those that are very poorly secreted, often with an increased unfolded protein response and with retention in the cell.

The student will employ novel methodologies developed in the laboratory of Professor Kathryn Lilley in the Cambridge Centre for Proteomics (CCP) (http://proteomics.bio.cam.ac.uk/), focussed on the development and application of spatial proteomics methods that aim to accurately locate proteins to subcellular structures on a proteome wide scale 1. Her group has developed other methodologies which determine the components of multi-protein complexes and the spatial context of membrane proteins 2.

The outcome from the project will be a better understanding of the mechanisms involved in the secretion of recombinant mAbs, especially in cases where secretion is impaired. Knowing the interacting partners and location of retarded recombinant mAbs will assist in the design of future therapeutic proteins and cell engineering platforms to ensure their efficient secretion. This is of vital importance in the generation of manufacturing cell lines for therapeutic protein production.

The successful candidate will be jointly supervised by Prof. Kathryn Lilley of CCP, which is located in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, and by science leaders from the Cell Line Development and Engineering team at MedImmune, working alongside a skilled team of scientists in a dynamic biopharmaceutical environment (https://www.medimmune.com/).

Applicants should hold or be about to achieve a First or Upper-Second (2.i) class degree in a relevant subject. BBSRC studentships are available to UK nationals and EU students who meet the UK residency requirements.

Further information about eligibility for Research Council UK funding can be found on the BBSRC website: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/documents/studentship-eligibility-pdf/ The successful candidate will receive a stipend paid at RCUK rates for the 4 year duration of the award (£14,296 per annum for 2016-17); fees will be met in full for EU nationals meeting BBSRC residency requirements.

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

Applications should be sent to Prof. Kathryn Lilley (k.s.lilley@bioc.cam.ac.uk), as soon as possible, and at the latest by 31st May 2017, enclosing a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two academic referees. Interviews will be held in June 2017.

1 Christoforou, A. et al. A draft map of the mouse pluripotent stem cell spatial proteome. Nat Commun 7, doi:10.1038/ncomms9992 (2016). 2 Rees, J. S., Lilley, K. S. & Jackson, A. P. SILAC-iPAC: A quantitative method for distinguishing genuine from non-specific components of protein complexes by parallel affinity capture. Journal of Proteomics 115, 143-156, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jprot.2014.12.006 (2015).

Please quote reference PH11008 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 Apr 18, 2017.

A postdoctoral position is available in the group of Ben Luisi in the Department of Biochemistry of the University of Cambridge in Central Cambridge, to work on RNA mediated gene regulation in bacteria. (Bandyra et al. (2012) Mol Cell; Strahl et al. (2015) PLoS Genetics; Dimastrogiovanni et al. (2014) eLife). A multi-disciplinary approach involving biochemical, biophysical and cellular experiments will be used to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of regulatory RNA recognition and action to modulate gene expression. The ultimate goal of the project is to advance our understanding of RNA based regulation, by means of biochemical reconstitution and structural characterisation using purified protein components.

Candidates will hold or about to be awarded a PhD in Biochemistry, Biophysics or Molecular Biology and must have a proven track record of research achievements. Previous experience in the analysis of multi-protein complexes and protein-RNA interactions, as well as familiarity with biophysical techniques such as X-ray crystallography, electron microscopy and single-particle analysis would be an advantage. The position would also be suitable for candidates trained in cellular biology and with an interest in the study of molecular mechanisms in vivo.

Applicants should submit a CV with list of relevant publications, a cover letter explaining why they are suitable for the position and the contact details of at least two referees.

Informal queries can be made to Ben Luisi (bfl20@cam.ac.uk).

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 36 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.

Any enquires regarding the application process can be directed to Adriana Dote (personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference PH11907 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 Apr 12, 2017.

Applications are invited for an experienced and enthusiastic computer scientist / cognitive neuroscientist to work on an ERC Advanced Investigator grant on the neurobiology of language comprehension. The focus will be on investigating the neurobiological properties of spoken language understanding, using MEG neuroimaging and statistical language modelling techniques.

The applicant will join the Centre for Speech, Language and the Brain (http://cslb.psychol.cam.ac.uk), an inter disciplinary team led by Professor L.K. Tyler. The Centre has access to a research-dedicated 3T Siemens MR scanner, and EEG and MEG facilities. We currently use a variety of analysis methods on MEG data-sets, and in particular multivariate analysis methods such as Representational Similarity Analyses.

Applicants must have a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, computer science, engineering, or a related discipline. Candidates are expected to have excellent computer programming (especially MATLAB and/or Python) skills, advanced statistical skills, and expertise in statistical language modelling and/or machine learning. Experience of MEG analyses, particularly in using multivariate neuroimaging methods for MEG data and MEG source localization methods, and knowledge of the neurobiology of language processing are highly desirable. Relevant post-doctoral experience is also desirable. Given the nature of the research, candidates should be fully fluent in English.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Tyler (lktyler@csl.psychol.cam.ac.uk) or telephone 01223 766457.

Further information may be downloaded below.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2020.

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Please quote reference PJ11959 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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