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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Protein Engineering: Directed Evolution and Mechanistic Analysis (Fixed Term) (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 31, 2015.

A postdoctoral position is available for 9 months (with a possibility of extension) from 15 September 2015 (or later) to work with Florian Hollfelder based in the University of Cambridge, Department of Biochemistry, Central Cambridge on in vitro directed evolution and mechanistic analysis of promiscuous enzymes (i.e. enzymes with multiple activities).

We will base directed evolution of new generalists and specialists on measurement of fitness landscapes of randomised protein populations: such distribution functions for multiple activities will be gathered by ultrahigh-throughput screening of >106 clones in picolitre droplet compartments during in vitro evolution cycles, followed by systematic characterization of multiple fitness traits such as expression level, stability or reaction kinetics. We will also test how directed evolution of thermostable analogs differs frm that of enzymes with low-temperature activity peaks. These approaches will enable a dynamic picture of protein evolution at various levels from transition state recognition, protein biophysics to population genetics. The work is part of the EU Marie-Curie IAAP network 'HotDrops' (http://hotdrops.cbm.uam.es/index.php)

Candidates should have skills in protein engineering, directed evolution, kinetic analysis of enzyme catalysis, chemical biology techniques, molecular biology techniques, biophysical analysis of proteins.

Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant subject/have recently submitted or the equivalent.

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

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

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Florian Hollfelder - fh111@cam.ac.uk. Any enquiries relating to the application process please contact the personnel secretary - personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH06749 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Teaching Office Assistant

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 31, 2015.

We require an individual with good secretarial, organisational and minute-taking skills who is able to support the Teaching and Examinations Administrator. We are looking for someone who is well-organised, enthusiastic and reliable to join this busy office.

Applicants should have a good general education and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word and Excel, training will be given on other software packages as necessary. The ideal applicant will be able to deal with a wide range of people, including academic staff and students. A flexible and approachable manner and the ability to work within a team will be important qualities. This post requires a high level of confidentiality and accuracy. Previous office experience is essential.

Applications must be received by 5:00pm on the closing date.

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

Informal enquiries can be made to Christine Thulborn - ctt22@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH06736 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Cardiovascular toxicology PhD Studentship (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 31, 2015.

Developing a human model of drug-induced vascular injury to determine the mechanisms of cardiovascular toxicity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a PhD student to work on a project funded by AstraZeneca in the research group led by Dr Matthew Harper at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge (http://www.phar.cam.ac.uk/research/harper). The project will be carried out in collaboration with Dr Kelly Gray in the Translational Safety Group, Drug Safety and Metabolism at AstraZeneca in Cambridge.

A new drug must be effective but also safe. Cardiovascular toxicities, including vascular damage, thrombosis and heart failure, are a major reason for drugs to be withdrawn from development or after approval. However, drugs associated with vascular damage often show little or no systemic effects in cardiovascular safety studies. Therefore, there is a need for new models that accurately predict human vascular injury.

In this project we will investigate how toxic drugs affect the interactions between vascular cells and circulating blood cells, and how this leads to vascular damage, inflammation and thrombosis. We will use a broad range of techniques, including high resolution imaging, cell culture, myography and flow cytometry, to develop a new ex vivo model of drug-induced vascular damage in human blood vessels. In this way we will provide new mechanistic insights into how drugs cause blood vessel damage.

Applicants should have or expect to obtain a minimum of a UK II.i Honours Degree (or equivalent) in Pharmacology or a related subject including Cellular or Molecular Biology, Physiology. Competition is intense and successful applicants are likely to demonstrate high academic achievements. We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual, capable of thinking and working independently, with an interest in, and possibly some knowledge of, vascular biology and drug development or toxicology.

Eligibility: To be eligible for a full award (stipend and university fees) a student must have (a) settled status in the UK, meaning they have no restrictions on how long they can stay; (b) been 'ordinarily resident' in the UK for three years prior to the start of the studentship. This means they must have been normally residing in the UK (apart from temporary or occasional absences), and (c) not been residing in the UK wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education (this does not apply to UK or EU nationals). EU citizens who have not been resident in the UK for three years may only be eligible for a fees-only award.

Funding: Full funding covering the University Composition Fee, Maintenance (currently £14,057 pa), an allowance for conference attendance and consumables is provided for up to 4 years, with effect from 1 January 2016.

Informal enquiries about the position can be made to Dr Matthew Harper (mth29@cam.ac.uk).

To apply, please e-mail the following at phar-gradadmissions@lists.cam.ac.uk:

(A) your CV with full contact details of 2 academic referees (max two A4 pages), (B) your academic transcript(s), and (C) a cover letter (max two A4 pages) highlighting (a) your background/research interests, (b) how you will fit in with this project, (c) what you hope to achieve in the programme and your career aspirations beyond the programme, and (d) why the Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge is the best place for you to pursue your interests.

Applications will be assessed as and when they are submitted.

Please quote reference PL06757 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 Jul 31, 2015.

A position is available for a highly motivated post-doctoral research assistant/associate working on the regulation of photosynthesis gene expression.

The successful applicant will join Professor Julian Hibberd's laboratory in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge. The project will focus on understanding how gene expression in different cell-types of the rice leaf is regulated, and thus inform our understanding of how tissues from multicellular eukaryotic function. Rice will be used as the model for this work, and so findings will be relevant to one of the major crops of the world.

The position is available immediately. The successful candidate will have a strong background in plant molecular biology, including a PhD in a relevant area (or have submitted a PhD by the time of appointment). Experience with synthetic biology, isolation of specific cells or their organelles, and deep sequencing technologies will be advantageous.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 18 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. For further information contact Prof Julian Hibberd (jmh65@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PD06761 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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General Office Receptionist (Part Time)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 31, 2015.

We are looking to appoint a permanent General Office Receptionist from 1st October 2015 or as soon as possible from that date.

The role is key to the smooth running of the Department, and supports the wider Academic Support and HR teams in the Department. The role is responsible for the busy Reception area/General Office, which provides general services to staff and students in the Department, is the first point of contact for all (non-Hospital) visitors and tradesmen to the Department, and is a first point of contact for telephone calls from within the University and from external callers. The Department has approximately 200 members of staff, 25 Clinical Training Scholars, 250 students, 40 researchers, 20 visiting scholars, and a steady daily flow of visitors and telephone callers.

The role reports to the Senior Secretary, and is responsible for providing a proactive and professional first-line service to staff and students, and for ensuring a positive first impression and service to visitors to the Department. The role is responsible for receiving, providing information to, and giving directions to visitors and callers to the Department, for postal and courier services into and out of the Department, for providing a photocopying service and for assisting with routine HR-related tasks.

This role will suit a well organised individual with excellent communication skills who is able to deliver a high level of customer service to all visitors to the Department.

This is a part time position working 33 hours 45 minutes per week Monday to Friday.

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

To find out more about the Department please visit: www.vet.cam.ac.uk

Further information about the role can be found below.

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

Closing date for applications: 30 August 2015

Interview date: 17 September 2015

Please quote reference PP06771 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Human Anatomy Technical Co-ordinator

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 31, 2015.

Applications are invited for the interesting and varied post of Human Anatomy Technical Co-ordinator which supports our highly regarded medical student teaching programme in topographical anatomy (see www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/teaching/anatomy/index.shtml) through management of our Human Anatomy Dissection facility. You will oversee our special facilities, maintain responsibility for health and safety, supervise four members of Assistant Staff, undertake teaching administration, act as a budget holder for the facility, and promote compliance with the Human Tissue Act.

The successful candidate should have a BSc or equivalent in a biological subject, have considerable experience of running a biological laboratory and have a thorough understanding of health and safety management in a laboratory setting. You will be IT literate and have good organisational skills as well as supervisory experience. The ability to communicate well with a range of individuals is essential as are the capacity to problem solve and work with precision. Some understanding of human anatomy would be advantageous though applications are welcome from those with a strong biological sciences background with a willingness to learn.

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.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Cecilia Brassett (cb457@cam.ac.uk) or Dr Helen Taylor (hlt37@cam.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 6 September 2015.

Please quote reference PM06074 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Facilities Secretary (Maternity Cover)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 30, 2015.

We are looking to appoint a Facilities Administrator (Maternity cover) from October 2015 to support the work of our busy Facilities and Safety Office. The Office has responsibility for managing a number of central functions at its departmental sites located in central Cambridge and at Addenbrooke's Hospital. The post holder will support a range of key activities including updating all safety documents, maintaining meticulous safety records of research activities, dealing with contractors working in the department's buildings, security checking and providing general secretarial support for the Facilities Manager and Safety Co-ordinator. The post will provide the first point of contact for the office and therefore excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential. Please refer to the Further Information document for more detail.

The ideal candidate will be qualified to at least 'A' level standard or equivalent, have experience of maintaining office systems and office procedures, and possess good IT skills. Previous experience of safety administration and training is desirable. However, an understanding of the importance of safety along with a flexible approach and a positive attitude are essential.

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.

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

It is expected that interviews will be held end of August 2015

Please quote reference PK06701 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 Jul 28, 2015.

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Assistant/Associate position in the group of Professor Yka Helariutta at the Sainsbury Laboratory (SLCU), Cambridge University, to study cell wall biology of phloem.

The sieve elements of phloem are highly specialized cells adapted for long-distance transport. We are currently analysing their differentiation processes at a fine cell biological level. In this project we are investigating the morphogenesis of the cell wall features to sieve elements. We will focus on the molecular mechanisms of callose accumulation and sieve plate formation. We have several unique genetic materials available for the project. The successful candidate will utilise model plant systems such as Arabidopsis and Populus to develop independent lines of research by taking advantage of resources and unpublished data existing in the lab. The candidate will be provided with horticultural/technician support.

Candidates must have or be close to finishing a PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g. plant biology, plant biotechnology or related field). Previous plant cell biology experience and plant development experience in Arabidopsis is essential. Proficiency in standard molecular cloning as well as fluorescent microscopy techniques is also required, alongside experience in plant cell transformation and computer-based sequence analysis. Experience in cell wall biology, immunostaining or mutagenesis would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will be fully involved in the basic research 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 work well in a team and collaborate with other researchers in the Institute. Candidates would ideally have published or submitted papers in this area. Candidates should demonstrate a history of science communication (e.g. presentations, outreach activities, teaching).

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

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 a copy of your full CV, a supporting statement including your areas of interest and contact information of three referees.

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

Please quote reference PT06713 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 Jul 27, 2015.

The Centre for Family Research is leading an international research programme into how early family relationships shape infants' social and cognitive development. Key features of this study are the inclusion of fathers at each time-point (including a prenatal visit) and the use of detailed observations of parent-infant interactions. A recent Wellcome Trust Seed for Science Award has enabled us to extend the scope of this study in two ways:

1) Harnessing the power of new technology to obtain rich measures of parent-infant interaction (e.g., quantity and emotional tenor of talk).

2) Recruiting 50 new expectant parents whose transition to parenthood involves a stay in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), for example, following premature delivery.

The successful applicant will work as part of a team of at least 5 researchers led by Professor Claire Hughes (Deputy Director of the Centre for Family Research) and so will receive plenty of support and training. The applicant will, however, be expected to work independently in liaising with families, conducting home visits and carrying out office-based duties (e.g., coding videos). As the work entails visits with both mothers and fathers applicants must be willing to fit hours of work around family commitments - with regular work at weekends and/or evenings.

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

Interviews will be held on Friday 11th September 2015.

Please quote reference XJ06711 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Administrative Assistant (Part Time)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 27, 2015.

We are looking for a self-motivated and organised person to support a wide variety of administrative duties. In this interesting and varied role, duties will include administration in a full range of departmental activities including teaching, personnel and safety. The role holder will also be responsible for maintaining staff holiday and sickness records and providing reception cover. The post is part-time, 30 hours per week.

You should have experience of working in a busy office together with sound written and verbal communication skills, proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office and the capability to learn new computing skills when required. Accuracy and attention to detail are particularly important in this role. The ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet deadlines is essential and supporting other team members when required.

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

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

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 23 August 2015

Please quote reference PM06712 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant x 2 (Fixed Term) - Behavioural Neurophysiology of Reward, Risk and Decision Making (Neuroeconomics)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 27, 2015.

Using awards from the Wellcome Trust and the European Research Council (ERC), we are aiming to fill one or two research assistant positions in behavioural neurophysiology and functional human neuroimaging. The positions are suitable for registering as PhD student at the University of Cambridge.

Our work investigates neuronal signals for fundamental behavioural variables underlying reward learning and economic decision making. We derive rationales, task designs and data interpretations from animal learning theory and economic decision theory, appreciate straightforward experimental tasks and thorough behavioural testing, perform closely related human neuroimaging studies, and collaborate with behavioural economists and experimental psychologists locally and internationally. We offer innovative projects for experimentally minded, theory driven, or general neuroscience / neuroeconomics candidates. Planned projects concern neuronal signals involved in individual and social economic decisions and value updating. We will study neuronal processing of reward, utility, risk, inequity and cooperation in the main reward structures including dopamine neurons, striatum, amygdala and orbitofrontal cortex. We combine the candidate's own ideas with demands of the grants.

Candidates should have a degree in a relevant subject, have experience in single cell behavioural neurophysiology (neuronal recordings, optogenetics), human fMRI neuroimaging, behavioural economics and/or quantitative experimental psychology in mammalian species. We appreciate excellent social, writing and computer skills (including preferably knowledge in Matlab).

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

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

Applications should include CV, list of publications, half page description of research experience specific for the projects stated above (including computer skills), half page description of research interests and contact details of two referees. The closing date for applications is midnight on 15 September 2015; start date is flexible. Wolfram Schultz, Department of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience, University of Cambridge, UK, ws234@cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PM06720 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 Jul 24, 2015.

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work in the laboratory of Dr Yuu Kimata on the regulation and functions of the cell cycle proteins during the cell cycle and development in Drosophila melanogaster.

Working with Drosophila, you will use genetics, microscopy of live and fixed preparations, molecular biology, and bioinformatics, to investigate the molecular mechanism that couples cell cycle progression to centrosome regulation and other biological processes and its relevance to tumourigenesis. The work will suit a researcher with a PhD in the use of genetic model organisms to study cell biology or developmental biology. Experience in confocal/light microscopy and quantitative image analysis will be highly advantageous.

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

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 October 2017 in the first instance.

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

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

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Yuu Kimata, yk299@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PC06706 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Research Lab Technician (Part Time)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 24, 2015.

Applications are invited for the post of Senior Research Lab Technician to provide technical and lab management assistance to the Physiological Ecology group, led by Professor Howard Griffiths, and the Ecosystems group, led by Dr Andrew Tanentzap. The post-holder will also provide technical support for IA Biology of Cells and 1A Physiology of Organisms practicals.

For research support, the post-holder will carry out tasks including independent analysis on IRMS (SIRA1b) and IRMS (Provac multi-collector), and sample analysis for nitrogen and phosphorous. For practical classes, duties will include labelling glassware, setting up and testing equipment, and preparing solutions. The post-holder will use the CUFS system to order consumables and small items of equipment. They will monitor health and safety practice for both groups.

The successful candidate will have excellent organisational and communication skills, and the ability to compile risk assessments and Standard Operating Procedures.

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.

Queries about this post can be emailed to Catherine Butler, Department Administrator (cek31@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PD06690 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Teaching Laboratory Technician [TTOi] (Part Time)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 23, 2015.

A Teaching Laboratory Technician is required to join a small team servicing undergraduate practical classes in the department of Biochemistry during University term time for medical and veterinary students. You will assist in the preparation of reagents and equipment allocation for classes, setting out of teaching materials, ensuring equipment is in good working order and answering student enquiries. This requires a conscientious, accurate and methodical approach and the ability to work to deadlines. Manual dexterity and good communication and IT skills are essential. Ideally you will have studied to A Level/ BTEC or equivalent in Chemistry or Biology although applicants educated to GCSE level in relevant subjects and with experience will also be considered for this role.

This post is primarily for University term time 08:30 - 17:00 Monday to Friday for two sets of 9 weeks and 1 set of 5 weeks which includes some additional working time for preparation prior to commencement of term. As class requirements vary a flexible approach where ever possible is required.

The interviews will be taking place on 27 and 28 August 2015.

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

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

Informal enquiries can be made to Debra Manning - dam24@cam.ac.uk or Sio Ball - slrb2@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH05060 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate x 2 in Structural Biology: Structural basis of meiotic chromosome organization by the synaptonemal complex (Fixed-term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 22, 2015.

Research Associates in Structural Biology: Structural basis of meiotic chromosome organisation by the synaptonemal complex and associated proteins.

Two postdoctoral positions are available in the group of Dr. Luca Pellegrini in the Department of Biochemistry of the University of Cambridge in Central Cambridge, to work on the essential role of the synaptonemal complex in establishing the functional architecture of parental chromosomes in meiosis, which is essential for correct pairing and recombination (Davies et al, Open Biology, 2012; Syrjanen et al, eLife, 2014). A multi-disciplinary approach involving biochemical, biophysical and cellular experiments will be used to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of synaptonemal complex assembly on the meiotic chromosome axis. The ultimate goal of the project is to advance our understanding of meiotic chromosome organisation, 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, Molecular Biology or the equivalent and must have a proven track record of research achievements. Previous experience in the analysis of multi-protein complexes and protein-DNA interactions, as well as familiarity with biophysical techniques such as X-ray crystallography, electron microscopy and single-particle analysis would be an advantage. One of the positions would be suitable for candidates trained in cellular biology and with an interest in the study of molecular mechanisms.

Interviews of shortlisted candidates should take place from Monday, September 7th onwards. The positions are available from November 1st, 2015.

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.

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 enquiries can be made to Luca Pellegrini at lp212@cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PH06670 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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NIHR Clinical Lecturer (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 22, 2015.

Applications are invited for a new Academic Clinical Lectureship in Histopathology at the University of Cambridge funded by the NIHR - IAT programme. This offers an unrivalled opportunity to undertake high quality research within an outstanding academic and clinical environment. Applicants should be medically qualified, have full GMC registration and already hold or have submitted a PhD/DPhil/MD and be of the standing required for an appropriate honorary contract of service with the NHS LETB (specialist trainee/GP).

The appointment will be for four years and can be taken up as soon as possible.

We welcome applications from those seeking to work less than full time.

The closing date for applications is 23rd August 2015. Previous applicants need not apply.

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

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment. This appointment also requires an Honorary Clinical Contract.

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

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter, CV, list of publications, current and future research plans (two sides of A4 only) and the Clinical Lecturer additional information form 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. Any queries regarding this position should be directed to jobs@path.cam.ac.uk or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK06668 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 22, 2015.

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

Applications are invited for this exciting postdoctoral position. We require a Postdoctoral geneticist to work on identification of genes contributing to Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS), in short skulled dogs. The project will give the chance to identify directly genes involved in the disease including those involved in skeletal and soft tissue development as well as genes with roles in tissue reaction to overuse and in aspects of respiratory function.

It is essential that applicants should have:

-PhD in genomics or genetics

-Laboratory skills in genomics and/or genetics

-Familiarity with genetic mapping techniques in eukaryotes including Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS)

-Some familiarity with bioinformatic analysis either in GWAS or NGS areas

And desirable to have:

-Familiarity with PLINK software and with stratification analysis of GWAS data, for example using mixed models

-Experience of next generation sequencing and sequence assembly

-Some experience of pipeline design or application

Candidates must value teamwork and collaboration, have good administrative and interpersonal skills, and high computer literacy.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr David Sargan (drs20@cam.ac.uk)

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

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

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

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

Closing date: 23 August 2015

Interviews will be held on: 02 September 2015

Please quote reference PP06665 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Clinical Training Scholarship in Anatomical Pathology

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 22, 2015.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD £ 21,690 Year One

The Scholarship is available from 1 December 2015, for one year in the first instance, renewable for periods of one year up to a total of three years. It is subject to an initial monitoring period of six months, and to review on an annual basis.

The Scholarship provides an outstanding opportunity to study for a postgraduate qualification, and it is expected that the Scholar will work towards the diploma exams of the European College of Veterinary Pathologists and/or the fellowship exams of the Royal College of Pathologists.

You will receive core training at the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital diagnostic pathology laboratory. You will be trained in diagnostic gross pathology and histopathology of all common domestic species with some additional exposure to zoo animal species and laboratory animals; will participate in the small-group teaching of veterinary students; and will undertake a research project. The training programme is approved by the European College of Veterinary Pathologists (ECVP), and the Royal College of Pathologists.

Applicants must be a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a veterinary degree qualifying them for membership. In order to comply with ECVP trainee registration requirements, the applicant must have worked or undergone training as a veterinarian in a field relevant to veterinary pathology for at least one year subsequent to graduation from veterinary school. A minimum of 12 months' experience of diagnostic pathology is desirable.

For informal discussion about the position, please contact Professor Alun Williams, 01223 337640, aw510@cam.ac.uk or Dr Fernando Constantino-Casas, fc307@cam.ac.uk

Closing date: 1 September 2015

Interview date: 14 September 2015

Application form (SCTS1) and information pack: contact Melissa Large on 01223 337055, or download from http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/news/

Completed application form, curriculum vitae and covering letter: send to Melissa Large, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 OES, or email vetmed@hermes.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PP06682 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate x 2 (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 22, 2015.

Applications are invited for two post-doctoral Research Assistant/Associate positions based at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Dr Paul Bays. The successful candidates will work on a Wellcome Trust funded research project investigating how neural noise influences human perception and action. The research combines behavioural testing of working memory, visual attention and decision-making with numerical modelling of underlying cognitive and neural processes. The researchers will design, conduct and analyze research on this project in consultation with Dr Bays, and write and communicate results as scientific papers and in scientific presentations at national and international conferences.

Applicants should have (or be about to receive) a PhD in neuroscience, cognitive science, experimental psychology, physics, mathematics, computer science or other relevant subject, with a strong analytical background. Programming experience with Matlab, C or equivalent is essential. Expertise with Bayesian techniques, neural network models, diffusion decision models or reinforcement learning is an advantage. Applicants will need to demonstrate a record of research success and the ability to work creatively and independently.

The salary range if appointed as a Postdoctoral Research Associate is £28,695 - £37,394 per annum and the salary range if appointed as a Research Assistant is £24,775 - £28,695 per annum with promotion to Postdoctoral Research Associate on attainment of PhD.

The posts are available from 1 October 2015 for a period of 12 months in the first instance.

Further information may be downloaded below.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process please contact Dr Paul Bays (pmb20@cam.ac.uk). More information is available at http://www.paulbays.com/

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Senior Research Laboratory Technician

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 21, 2015.

The Department of Biochemistry is seeking a Senior Research Laboratory Technician to provide comprehensive support for the research of Professor Richard Farndale based in the University of Cambridge, Department of Biochemistry in central Cambridge and to provide general support to the other groups in the Hopkins Building.

Hands-on laboratory work will include manipulation of peptides prior to testing by ELISA and in cell culture. The successful candidate will take blood from volunteers for use in the laboratory, maintain cell lines, and ship peptides worldwide. They will be responsible for managing many aspects of a busy research laboratory, including safety, the oversight and purchase of chemicals, and arranging the maintenance of equipment. Experience of working in a cell biology/biochemistry/haematology laboratory will be desirable, but full training will be provided as necessary.

The successful candidate should have qualifications in a relevant science subject, and they will have to demonstrate good organisational and communication skills.

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

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

Informal enquires can be obtained from Professor Richard Farndale (rwf10@cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference PH06666 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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WT-CCGHR Co-ordinator; Focus on Africa

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 20, 2015.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to coordinate the Wellcome Trust-Cambridge Centre for Global Health Research (WT-CCGHR; http://www.cambridge-africa.cam.ac.uk/initiatives/global-health-centre/ that evolved out of the Cambridge-Africa Programme (http://www.cambridge-africa.cam.ac.uk/) at the University of Cambridge in 2013. The WT-CCGHR is building on the existing health research collaborations between the University of Cambridge and its THRiVE (http://www.thrive.cam.ac.uk and http://www.thrive.or.ug/) and MUII (http://www.muii.org.ug/) partners in East Africa, by continuing to provide the academic leadership and support needed to tackle the health research challenges that exist there. The WT-CCGHR's research, capacity building activities and support are also now extending into West African countries such as Nigeria, Ghana and The Gambia, as well as outside of Africa (e.g. South-East Asia).

The overall purpose of this role is to provide organisational and administrative support for the WT-CCGHR, particularly in relation to Africa-Cambridge health research partnerships and African capacity building. The WT-CCGHR Coordinator will work with the Cambridge-Africa/WT-CCGHR Director and Cambridge-Africa Programme Manager, the WT-CCGHR Steering Committee and International Advisory Board to continue to implement the aims and objectives of the WT-CCGHR for supporting African research. This will include establishing WT-CCGHR communications/marketing/branding management for the Centre. The post-holder will also be expected to work with African partners and travel to Africa. Furthermore, the successful candidate will work closely with the Coordinators of the various initiatives (e.g. THRiVE and CAPREx) under the umbrella Cambridge-Africa Programme, as well as the WT-CCGHR Senior Executive based at the School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge.

The WT-CCGHR Coordinator will have an Honours degree or equivalent experience in a scientific or medical discipline. A postgraduate degree or postdoctoral experience in health research process would however be preferable. Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of/an interest in African health research, as well as success in project planning and organisation. Strong communication, interpersonal skills and cultural awareness/sensitivity are essential for this role. Experience of fundraising would also be desirable. Additional information regarding the duties of the role is available in the Further Information document.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 14 September 2018 in the first instance.

Interviews will be held in Cambridge on 3rd September 2015.

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

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

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

Please quote reference PK06637 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate x 3 (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 20, 2015.

We are looking for three motivated, ambitious and independent post-doctoral researchers to join an interdisciplinary research project on Alzheimer's disease, developing novel models of human white matter, single-molecule fluorescence techniques, sensitive biosensors and cutting-edge optical imaging methods. The project is ambitious, aiming to make step changes in human stem cell development, tissue culture engineering, biosensor generation and understanding of Alzheimer's disease.

This focused collaborative project brings together the expertise of:

Dr. Káradóttir (Wellcome Trust - MRC Stem Cell Institute: http://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/researchers/principal-investigators/dr-ragnhildur-thra-kradttir),

Dr. Lee (Dept. of Chemistry: http://www.ch.cam.ac.uk/person/sl591),

Prof. Spillantini (Dept. of Clinical Neuroscience: http://www.brc.cam.ac.uk/principal-investigators/maria-spillantini/),

Dr. Coleman (John van Geest Centre for Brain Repair: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?mcoleman),

Prof. Brayne (Institute of Public Health: http://www.iph.cam.ac.uk/about-us/key-people/carol-brayne/),

Prof. Brown (Dept. of Biochemistry: http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/people/uto/brown),

and Prof. Hall (Dept. Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology: http://www.ceb.cam.ac.uk/directory/lisa-hall), all based at the University of Cambridge.

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

Requirements:

We are looking for candidates that hold a PhD, (1) in the field of neuroscience/biochemistry/stem cell biology/medicine, and (2) candidates which hold a PhD in the field of chemistry/bioengineering/engineering/biophysics. Candidates with experience in cross-disciplinary research are particularly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidates will have a strong publication record and enjoy ambitious projects at the frontiers of neuroscience and biotechnology. We are specially looking for candidates that are self-motivated, collaborative with effective communication skills and enjoy working in a team. Proven capacity to design, execute, and interpret experimental data is essential.

Applicants should have obtained (or expect to obtain) one of the following:

(1) a PhD in neuroscience/biochemistry/stem cell biology/medicine. Experience in tissue culture methods (such as deriving neuronal cells from human IPSCs), fluorescence imaging or neurodegenerative disease, is highly advantageous.

(2) a PhD in biophysics, physical chemistry, photonics, optics or related disciplines. Experience with single-molecule fluorescence techniques, generation of biosensors or electrochemical engineering would be highly advantageous. Candidates should have a keen interest in applying physical methods to complex biological systems, although no prior knowledge of neurodegenerative disease or biology is required, and enjoy working in a highly multidisciplinary environment.

(3) a PhD in either physical or life sciences, with a solid background in cross-disciplinary research, particularly in neuroscience and biophysics or bioengineering. Experience with fluorescence techniques, generation of biosensors or electrochemical engineering, electrophysiology, or tissue culture methods/engineering development, would be highly advantageous.

Start date is flexible but can be as early as October 2015.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2018 in the first instance.

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

The closing date for all applications is Monday 31 August 2015.

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

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

Interviews will be held in mid-September 2015. If you have not been invited for interview by 15 September 2015, you have not been successful on this occasion.

Please quote reference PS06656 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 17, 2015.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed research associate to assist the Project Coordinator in running a four-year collaborative EU research project, ALKATRAS. The project, an EU-funded, four-year Marie Curie Initial Training Network Project, commencing on 1st September 2015, includes fourteen project partners from the UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Austria and the Czech Republic, and will train fifteen Early Career Researchers (PhD students) in cancer biology.

The successful applicant will be expected to oversee the research programme and associated researcher training programme, organizing, coordinating, reporting, marketing and tracking finances. Strong project management, oral and written communication skills are essential, as is a scientific background. Applicants must hold or be close to obtaining a PhD in the relevant subject. A willingness to travel overseas is essential. Further information is available in the Additional Information and Generic Research Associate job description documents.

The appointee will report to the Project Coordinator and PI, Dr Suzanne Turner, based in the Department of Pathology at the University of Cambridge, UK.

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 24 August 2015. The successful candidate will be required to commence employment early to mid-September 2015.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Dr Suzanne Turner at sdt36@cam.ac.uk

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

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

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

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

Please quote reference PK06630 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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IT Support/Network Specialist (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 16, 2015.

Applications are invited for an IT Support Specialist within the University of Cambridge, Department of Biochemistry. The post-holder will join the team providing IT support for all the research, students and administration staff within the Department (over 500 users). The successful candidate will design, implement, maintain and support the network systems for the Department. This includes the provision of data and voice networks (including wireless network provision) across two sites, and security implementation to protect the infrastructure, systems and data within those two networks.

The specialist will also assist in supporting and maintaining departmental client and server systems, and will provide advice and desktop support to users of Windows, Mac and Linux OS systems.

The successful candidate will have a flexible and proactive approach to work, good written and oral communication skills, a strong focus on user satisfaction and an ability to use new computing technology to resolve problems and improve the Department's facilities. Applicants should have an IT related degree or an equivalent qualification.

The chosen candidate must have demonstrable knowledge and competence in at least 2 of the following areas - 1. Layer 3 switching, 2. Spanning tree, 3. Multi-mode and single-mode fibre, and 4. Wireless services and RADIUS authentication.

Knowledge and some experience of supporting Microsoft Windows and/or Linux clients and servers is also required.

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

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

Informal enquires can be obtained from Professor Richard Farndale (rwf10@cam.ac.uk), Chair of Biochemistry IT Committee.

Please quote reference PH06531 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant (Fixed Term) - Measuring locomotion, cognition and social behaviour in sheep

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 15, 2015.

We are looking for a highly motivated research assistant to join a research team led by Professor Jenny Morton that is developing behavioural testing strategies for investigating motor, social and cognitive behaviour in a sheep model of Huntington's disease. The team is based in Cambridge; the work is conducted in Cambridge and South Australia. You will work closely with other post- doctoral researchers and research assistants to provide experimental and field trip assistance for the project as necessary, and will help to organise fieldtrips. You must be available to travel to South Australia for two periods of fieldwork within the appointment. These will usually be August/September and Feb/March (dates to be confirmed).

Applicants must have a degree (or equivalent) in a science discipline and should have experience of zoology-related fieldwork or behavioural testing. You should be enthusiastic and highly motivated, with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills and must be able to work with minimum supervision. You should also have good practical skills and be prepared to work outdoors all year round.

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 remember to upload a covering letter and CV and provide details of three referees.

Please quote reference PM06605 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Chief Research Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 13, 2015.

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic technician to join the Centre for Trophoblast Research, a multidisciplinary group that focuses on placental research that is embedded in the Department of PDN; see http://www.trophoblast.cam.ac.uk/. You should have considerable experience in a range of standard molecular biology techniques, working with breeding colonies of mice and maintaining laboratory and legislative records. You should be able to work autonomously to a high standard as well as part of a team, and show considerable resourcefulness and initiative. Your interpersonal skills will enable you to communicate effectively with staff and students at all levels.

Candidates should have an HNC or equivalent in a biological subject with several years of relevant experience and either be, or be able to become, a Home Office Licence holder. As well as overseeing the day-to-day running of the lab and the induction of new members, you will input into the design, development and modification of experimental protocols and techniques. You will also be responsible for purchasing and maintaining communal equipment.

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 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.

Enquiries regarding this post can be made to Professor Graham Burton at: gjb2@cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PM05987 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Graduate Education Administrator

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 13, 2015.

Applications are invited for the post of Graduate Education Administrator within the Faculty Biology at the Office of the School of the Biological Sciences.

This is an exciting opportunity to use your technical and communication skills to provide administrative support for all matters related to graduate education across the Departments within the Faculty and its associated University Partner Institutes. This includes the admission, supervision, progress and examination of approximately 1200 graduate students as well as assisting in the general administration associated with the Graduate School of Life Sciences. This is a joint venture between the School of Clinical Medicine and the School of the Biological Sciences whose main activities relate to funding, skills development and the development of joint policy initiatives for the benefit of almost 2000 graduate students within the Life Sciences.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced administrator with excellent organisation, communication and interpersonal skills. Be educated to A-Level or equivalent standard, have an excellent command of spoken and written English and strong IT skills in the Office packages. The candidate should also be enthusiastic about learning how to use a range of non-standard software as well as demonstrating they can provide a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail in their work.

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

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

For enquiries about this role, please contact Meg Staff (mas32@cam.ac.uk) or Annie Mackay(Annie.Mackay@admin.cam.ac.uk).

Interviews for this post will take place on Friday 21st August 2015.

Please quote reference PA06573 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate - Bioinformatician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 10, 2015.

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

The Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute (SCI) comprises 200 researchers spanning fundamental science through to clinical applications. Our goal is to advance disease modelling, drug discovery and regenerative medicine through understanding the genetic and biochemical mechanisms that control stem cell fate.

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

The post holder will bridge the research groups within the SCI and will analyse next generation sequencing data using cutting edge software tools on internally (SCI)-produced data.

The successful candidate will be required to communicate effectively with experimentalists and organize collaborative projects. The post holder will collaborate and communicate with bench scientists within the SCI and collaborators and partially lead the analysis and interpretation of the data. He/she will work in a team of bioinformaticians dedicated to the application of modern bioinformatics techniques to stem cell research. Candidates will have a solid background in computation and current knowledge of eukaryotic genomics. Expertise in statistical methods and Unix scripting are essential. Additional experience with high-throughput sequencing data, numerical computing or regulatory systems modelling is desirable but not required. The post holder will be involved in the development and interpretation of multilayer genomic, transcriptomic and epigenomic data. This can include experimental planning and design, processing, quality control, analysing data, interpreting data and presenting findings in form of scientific publications.

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

Previous experience in stem cell biology is not necessary. Starting date is October 2015.

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

The closing date for all applications is Sunday 16 August 2015.

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

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

Interviews will be held 27-28 August 2015. If you have not been invited for interview by 24 August 2015, you have not been successful on this occasion.

Please quote reference PS06467 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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RCVS Listed and Qualified Veterinary Nurse - Theatres

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 09, 2015.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE West Cambridge Site

Limit of tenure: Three years in the first instance

The surgical suite at the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital is a purpose built unit within a large multi discipline hospital. We have an exciting opportunity for a Qualified and Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our expanding team of theatre nurses working alongside specialists in soft tissue surgery, orthopaedics, neurology and anaesthesia. The successful applicant should have a strong interest in surgical nursing although experience in a referral hospital is not necessary as training will be provided.

You will be expected to demonstrate a willingness to be flexible and will be required to take part in an out of hours rota to meet the needs of the business.

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

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

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

Closing date 2nd August 2015

Interviews will be held on: 20th August 2015

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 information about the role: click on link below 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 done so already) and log in before completing the online application form.

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Senior Research Laboratory Technician (Part Time, Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 07, 2015.

This part-time (18.25 hours per week) position is part of an established research group led by José Casal and Peter A Lawrence,FRS in the Department of Zoology. The postholder will be caring for stocks of the fruit fly Drosophila. This stock keeping, which is the primary duty of the postholder, is an important task requiring reliability and a meticulous approach but it is not technically demanding. Experience with Drosophila is an advantage but is not essential.

The postholder may also help make fly food. There may be opportunities to do some fly genetics and to be involved in research projects once the fly stocks have been cared for.

There can be flexibility in the working pattern.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 24 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 quote reference PF06536 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 Jul 06, 2015.

The Department of Pathology is offering a fully-funded 4-year PhD studentship starting in January 2016.

This large and vibrant Department has an excellent reputation in pure biological and biomedical research and now invites applications from UK and EU** nationals for a PhD Studentship in:

Functional analysis of F-box proteins that are frequently rearranged in breast cancer (supervised by Dr Heike Laman), funded by Breast Cancer Now and Department of Pathology, and available to UK nationals and EU students who meet the UK residency requirements.**

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

The deadline for applications is Monday 17 August 2015 by 12 noon. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

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

Full details of the project and how to apply are available from the following link: http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/graduate/prospectivegraduatestudents/studentships

Please quote reference PK06521 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Lecturer/Curator in Insect Biology (Tenure Track Position)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 06, 2015.

We are seeking to recruit an outstanding insect biologist to join the Department and Museum of Zoology at Cambridge. The successful candidate will combine excellence in research in some area of insect evolutionary biology, ecology or conservation science, with a commitment to teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition he/she will have the ability to engage with the work of the Museum in collections development, outreach and public engagement.

We seek a candidate with the ambition and ability to fund and lead a world-class research group. We shall be looking for an innovative research agenda that is well placed to benefit from the diverse interactions that are possible within our broadly interdisciplinary department, and from interactions with the wider University Community, including the 400 University and NGO staff of the Cambridge Conservation Centre. The appointee will take overall academic responsibility for the insect collections, working with professional collections management staff, who will undertake the routine maintenance of the collections.

The selection criteria for this post are:

Essential

An outstanding research record, documented by publication and by the demonstrated ability to attract research funding.

A broad knowledge of insect biology.

An innovative and focused research agenda in some area of insect evolutionary biology, ecology or conservation science.

The training and expertise to contribute broadly to undergraduate teaching in the area of insect evolutionary biology, ecology and/or conservation science.

Willingness to engage with the process of curation of the insect collections, and with outreach and public engagement activities.

Desirable

A programme of research that will enhance and develop the collections of the Museum.

Demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduates and supervising research students.

Curatorial experience in a major research museum or comparable institution.

Taxonomic expertise relating to the Museum's insect collections.

A track record of commitment to wider responsibilities in a current or previous institution (for example, in research leadership, museum development, and/or public engagement).

The duties and responsibilities of this post will be:

To conduct research in some area of insect-based evolutionary biology, ecology and/or conservation science (50%);

To teach undergraduate and graduate students in insect evolutionary biology, ecology and/or conservation science (25%);

To take curatorial responsibility for the Museum's insect collections, and to engage in outreach and public engagement (25%).

The appointment will be from 1 October 2016 with some possibility for flexibility.

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

The Department would particularly welcome applications from women as we have an historical imbalance in the number of women holding academic staff positions.

Informal enquiries are welcome and may be addressed to the Director of the Museum, Professor Paul Brakefield, pb499@cam.ac.uk / +44 1223 336659 or to the Head of Department, Professor Michael Akam, on hod@zoo.cam.ac.uk / +44 1223 336601.

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 PF06451 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Post-Doctoral Research Associate: Cell Biology of Planar Polarity

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 06, 2015.

Applications are invited for a post-doc position to work in José Casal and Peter A Lawrence's group to study the cell biology of planar cell polarity. Drosophila is used as a model organism.

This position is suitable for an independent-minded postdoc with knowledge and skills in live imaging, cell biology, and genetics

Required experience / knowledge for the position

Essential:

A PhD in cell biology, genetics or closely related subjects (completed or completion imminent).

Knowledge and interest in the broad field of our research.

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

Good data handling and data analysis skills.

Good communication skills (written and oral).

Ability to work in a team and relate well with others.

An inventive mind willing and able to devise new techniques, improve existing ones and create original projects.

Proven ability to prepare scientific manuscripts of quality.

Prerequisites will include some or all of the following:

An understanding of the recent developments in fly genetic research.

Experience of live imaging,confocal microscopy and tracking multiply tagged proteins.

Experience of laser ablation techniques.

Duties and responsibilities:

Develop research objectives, projects and proposals.

Conduct individual and collaborative research projects.

Write and contribute to publications or disseminate research findings using other appropriate media.

Assess, interpret and evaluate outcomes of research .

Make presentations at conferences or exhibit work in other appropriate events.

Routinely communicate complex and conceptual ideas to those with limited knowledge and understanding as well as to peers.

Supervise postgraduate research students and undergraduates on short stays with us.

Mentor and coach colleagues with less experience and advise on personal development.

Supervise other researchers.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 36 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 PF06530 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 05, 2015.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Professor Eric Miska. We are looking for an outstanding molecular developmental biologist to develop genome engineering tools for cichlid fishes. We are looking specifically for candidates who have successfully developed protocols for genome engineering using TALEN as well as CRISPR/Cas9 in emerging or non-model organisms. Applicants should have a PhD in Biological Science. Experience wth CRISPR/Cas9 technology is essential. Additionally, previous experience of working with zebrafish would be an advantage.

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.

Applications should include a CV and a covering letter. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact jobs@gurdon.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PR06497 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. Benefits include generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible working, funds for returning carers and other family-friendly schemes. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Post-doctoral Research Associate in Computational Physiology (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 01, 2015.

A postdoctoral position is available from 1st October 2015 in the group of James Fraser. The lab combines electrophysiological research with computer modelling to understand normal cardiac muscle physiology, cardiac arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death.

You will be working on a BBSRC-funded "Sparking Impact" project. This will involve the further development of a cardiac muscle model in C++ to produce a user interface that will allow its use by untrained users and possible future commercialisation. This project might provide an ideal stepping stone from computer science or physics into biophysical modelling.

The successful candidate should hold a PhD in computer science, physics, biophysics or physiology, and must be familiar with C++. Experience with data visualisation and graphical user interface development would be a considerable advantage. Experience of physiology or biophysics would be helpful but is not essential. An ability to work independently and good communication skills are expected.

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

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

Applicants should upload a CV and a covering letter outlining their suitability for the post.

Informal enquires regarding the position should be made to Dr James Fraser:

Email: jaf21@cam.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)1223 333815 Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/fraser

Please quote reference PM06486 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 29, 2015.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biological Image Analysis to work with Professor Daniel St Johnston and Dr George Sirinakis on the development of algorithms for the analysis of super-resolution data in the Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge. The project is a collaboration between groups in Cambridge (St Johnston, Sean Munro), Yale (Joerg Bewersdorf, Jim Rothman, Derek Toomre) and Oxford (Martin Booth) to develop new adaptive optical STED and PALM super-resolution systems for live cell imaging and is funded by a Wellcome Trust Strategic Award. Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent and a background in biophysics, physics, or engineering with strong expertise in programming and biological image analysis algorithm development. Experience in biomedical microscopy or adaptive optics would be an advantage but is not essential.

The successful applicant will be expected to work in close collaboration with biologists on state-of-the-art super-resolution instrumentation at the Gurdon Institute. Besides the use and integration of existing image analysis methods, the successful applicant will also be involved in the development of novel algorithms for the analysis of super-resolution datasets.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 30 April 2018 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.

Applications should include a CV, brief outline of your research interests and a covering letter . If you have any queries about the vacancy, please email jobs@gurdon.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PR06442 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. Benefits include generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible working, funds for returning carers and other family-friendly schemes.

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Post-doctoral Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 16, 2015.

Applications are invited for a post-doc position to work in Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz's group studying the mechanisms involved in the self-organising capacity of stem cells during implantation and early post-implantation development using the mouse embryo as a model and also evaluating the implications for human development.

This position is suitable for a highly motivated individual with skills in one or more of the areas of cell biology, developmental biology, high-resolution time-lapse imaging and molecular biology.

Candidates should have a PhD in cell or developmental biology and be self-motivated, innovative, creative and highly organised.

The post is available from January 2016.

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 a covering letter and CV 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.

In addition to applying online, could all applicants please email their CV directly to Professor Zernicka-Goetz expressing their interest in the post at: mz205@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PM06358 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.