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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 21, 2017.

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position in parasite biology starting from January 2018.

The successful candidate will join the laboratory of Dr. Katerina Artavanis-Tsakonas to investigate ubiquitin (Ub) and ubiquitin-like (UBL) pathways in Plasmodium falciparum and other apicomplexan parasites. The post will be within the Division of Microbiology & Parasitology, Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge.

A PhD level degree in immunology, biochemistry or closely related field is required as well as demonstrable research lab experience with particular focus on the following:

Cell biology: Mammalian cell culture, lentiviral transduction, confocal microscopy. Molecular biology and biochemistry: CRISPR construct design and cloning, western blot, immuno-precipitation, recombinant protein production (including experience with chromatography), mass spectrometry. Parasitology: Culturing and maintenance of Plasmodium parasite lines, transfections. Prior experience in the field of ubiquitin biology would also be an advantage.

The candidate should also have good interpersonal and organizational skills, the ability to work with limited supervision and exercise initiative, the ability to prioritize his/her own work in response to deadlines, and experience in making effective presentations.

The deadline for applications is Friday 4th August, 2017 and interviews will be held at the end of August. To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form. Applicants should provide a CV, the filename of which should be "CV-followed by your name", including contact details of two or more referees, and a covering letter addressing the selection criteria.

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.

General enquiries regarding this position should be directed to Penny Wrigley, jobs@path.cam.ac.uk or 01223 333940 .

Please quote reference PK12816 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Expression of Interest, Early Career Researchers Fellowship

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 20, 2017.

Potential Research Fellows

The Department of Biochemistry in Cambridge is seeking to host early career researchers who have the ambition to start an independent research group with an external fellowship.

The Department has more than 40 research groups (bioc.cam.ac.uk/research) with interests that fall broadly into the following areas:

  • Chemical biology and drug design
  • Disease biology
  • DNA and chromatin biology
  • Molecular microbiology
  • Plant biochemistry and bioenergy
  • RNA biology
  • Signalling and trafficking
  • Systems biology

We offer a dynamic environment where research benefits from state of the art facilities for structural biology, bioinformatics, biophysics, Cryo-EM, protein analysis, biological mass spectrometry and DNA sequencing with complementary facilities housed in neighbouring departments and institutes within the School of Biological Sciences.

If you are interested in obtaining the Department's support for your application, you should first discuss your research ideas with a relevant departmental group leader. You can view a list of all departmental group leaders and their research on the Department's website: http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/people/uto

To make an application, please email fellows@bioc.cam.ac.uk by 15th September 2017 with the following:

  • A CV including a list of publications (highlighting the three publications that you consider to be most significant)
  • Two references sent directly to fellows@bioc.cam.ac.uk
  • A two page outline of your intended research programme
  • A statement of why you would like to work in the Department
  • A brief outline of the facilities you would need during a Fellowship

Applications from women and ethnic minorities are particularly welcome.

Informal enquiries can also be sent to: fellows@bioc.cam.ac.uk

Shortlisted applicants will be informed by 1st October 2017 and invited to visit the department and give a seminar on either 10th or 17th October 2017. There will be further opportunities to apply in 2018 if this timetable does not suit your personal circumstances.

Successful candidates will be offered support for the preparation of their Fellowship application. If you are interested in other schemes please contact fellows@bioc.cam.ac.uk

Typical fellowship schemes:

  • Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Fellowship
  • Medical Research Council Career Development Award
  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council David Phillips Fellowships Cancer Research UK Career Development Fellowship
  • Royal Society University Research Fellowship
  • Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship

For individuals returning to research after a career break:

  • Wellcome Trust Career Re-entry Fellowship
  • Daphne Jackson Fellowship

Please quote reference PH12837 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Graduate Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 20, 2017.

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant position to join a group led by Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith focusing on the molecular events governing the epigenetic control of pre- and post-natal mammalian development. The research activities will have emphasis on genomic imprinting (seehttp://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/ferguson/index.html). You will be primarily responsible for application of mouse molecular biology and mammalian genetics techniques supporting a range of projects in the lab. Experience in genotyping, pyrosequencing, epigenetic analysis and qPCR is required and experience in the culture of established cell lines, primary cells and stem cells is preferred as is knowledge of immunohistochemistry. Duties include contributing to the safe maintenance of a busy laboratory.

You should have a BSc or equivalent degree in a relevant biological subject. Good communication skills are essential as is the ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team. . Excellent organisational and record keeping skills are essential.

This appointment may be subject to a health assessment and a security check. Whether an outcome is satisfactory will be determined by the University. 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.

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.

If you wish to discuss this position please contact Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith on acf1004@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PC12821 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 18, 2017.

Applications are invited from post-doctoral scientists to join a group, directed by Prof. Vassilis Koronakis (Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator), studying actin assembly at cell membranes using a broad range of methodology, including membrane reconstitution, structural, biochemical and biophysical techniques, and fluorescence/TIRF microscopy. Specifically, we are interested in how Nucleation Promoting Factors (NPFs), such as N WASP and the Wave Regulatory Complex, are regulated in the cell, and how they are subverted by bacterial pathogens.

Applicants should have a PhD, or expect to obtain one shortly, and a background in protein biochemistry and molecular biology. Experience working with cytoskeletal regulatory proteins and TIRF microscopy would be an advantage. Expertise in assaying the kinetics of actin assembly in vitro would be hugely beneficial.

The deadline for applications is 2nd August 2017. Interviews will take place on the 9th August 2017. Informal queries should be directed to Prof Vassilis Koronakis at vk103@cam.ac.uk. General queries should be directed to jobs@path.cam.ac.uk or 01223 333940.

Closing date for applications is 2nd August 2017. Interviews will take place on Wednesday 9th August 2017.

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.

General enquiries regarding this position should be directed to Penny Wrigley, jobs@path.cam.ac.uk or 01223 333940 .

Please quote reference PK12804 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Group Leader (Fixed Term)

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

We wish to recruit a non-clinical Research Group Leader to the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Cambridge Centre Paediatric Programme to establish an independent research group (http://crukcambridgecentre.org.uk). The position will be for a maximum of five years but may be extended subject to funding and is available immediately.

The successful candidate will be based at the Department of Pathology, in Cambridge (http://www.path.cam.ac.uk), and will be provided with laboratory space in the Division of Cellular and Molecular Pathology on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus (Addenbrooke's hospital site). It is expected that he/she will obtain research grants to build an independent research group which will be initiated with an attractive start-up package provided by the CRUK Cambridge Centre.

Applicants are expected to have a PhD and not more than ten years' postdoctoral research experience that is relevant to their proposed research programme within the Department of Pathology. They will have an excellent track-record of research and have published in leading journals. Their research interests will lie within/be related to the field of paediatric cancers. Applicants in the areas of early (non-invasive) cancer detection, development of models of paediatric cancers and/or novel therapeutic strategies are particularly encouraged.

The main responsibilities of this role are outlined in the Further Information document and include developing an independent research programme, assisting in the supervision of graduate and undergraduate student projects and delivery of seminars relating to their research area.

As part of the selection process, short-listed candidates will be invited to visit the Department to give a seminar on their work and meet prospective colleagues throughout the Department of Pathology and the CRUK Cambridge Centre. It is intended to arrange these visits for mid-October 2017.

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

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment. The requirement for any higher level pre-employment checks is dependent on the role.

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

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter, your curriculum vitae (CV), a list of publications, and a one page statement of research interests and future plans.

The deadline for applications is the 30th September 2017. Informal enquiries can be made in the first instance to the Chairs of the CRUK Cambridge Centre Paediatric programme, Dr Suzanne Turner (sdt36@cam.ac.uk) and Dr James Nicholson (james.nicholson@addenbrookes.nhs.uk) and the head of the Division of Cellular and Molecular Pathology, (Prof. Nick Coleman nc109@cam.ac.uk).

General queries should be directed to jobs@path.cam.ac.uk or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK12786 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Bioinformatician (Fixed Term)

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

Cambridge Centre for Proteomics is currently looking to recruit an experienced post-doctoral bioinformatician within its core facility unit.

The successful candidate will be required to analyse high-throughput proteomics datasets using numerous proteomic software packages (e.g. Proteome Discover, Scaffold and Mascot) and apply multiple statistical tests to datasets. Programming literacy (preferably R) is essential as is previous knowledge of working with proteomics data. The role will require the research and development of analysis solutions to complex biological problems. The role-holder will be an integral member of CCP and will need to interact closely with other members of CCP and internal and external users of the service to provide interpretation of results from complex datasets and also experimental design.

The role holder will have a PhD in bioinformatics, biochemistry or a related subject.

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

Informal enquiries about the position can be sent to Mike Deery (md289@cam.ac.uk)

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

Enquiries about the online application process can be sent to Adriana Dote (personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PH12438 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Public Engagement Manager (Part Time)

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

The Gurdon Institute is a vibrant, world-leading centre for research at the interface between developmental biology and cancer biology, supported by Wellcome and Cancer Research UK ( www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk ). As a research centre, and a Department of the University of Cambridge, the Gurdon Institute has a major responsibility to contribute to society through public engagement. The Institute wants to inspire young people's interest and excitement in science, positively impact the public perception of fundamental research and make public engagement part of its research culture (http://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/public-engagement/Public-engagement-overview) We are looking for an innovative and dynamic Public Engagement Manager to lead all aspects of public engagement and outreach at the Institute. S/he will develop and implement the Institute public engagement strategy and will coordinate and oversee a wide range of outreach activities. Candidates should have a degree level qualification in a scientific subject (biology related) and a post-graduate qualification in science or public engagement. Proven experience and expertise in:- communication, working with public engagement in science, managing projects and events, applying for grant funding and people management are all essential. Applicants must have outstanding written and verbal communications skills, excellent organisational and administrative ability, demonstrate that they can communicate and work with people at all levels of scientific understanding and seniority as well as having leadership, problem solving and decision making skills. The person appointed will often have to work to tight deadlines, with occasional weekends and evenings, and should be keen to convey their enthusiasm for science to others. A first aid qualification would also be desirable.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 30 November 2021 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) 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.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Ann Cartwright (ac347@cam.ac.uk, 01223 334099).

Please quote reference PR12781 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 Jul 17, 2017.

DEPARTMENT/LOCATION: SALARY: REFERENCE: CLOSING DATE:

Department of Genetics £15,976-£16,289 pro rata PC12787 26 July 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. 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, 6.00 - 9.00 am 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.

Previous applicants need not apply.

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 PC12787 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, 2017.

A post-doctoral position funded by the BBSRC is available in the Division of Cellular and Molecular Pathology working within the laboratory of Dr Paolo D'Avino, to undertake a research project investigating the regulation and function of Citron kinase during the cell cycle (see D'Avino P.P., J Cell Sci. 2017 May 15; 130:1701-1708 for a review).

Candidates should have a PhD and a track record of success in molecular and cellular biology research. Considerable experience in human cell culture, molecular biology, microscopy, in vitro and in vivo kinase assays, and affinity purification coupled with mass spectrometry is essential. Experience in CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing and chemical genetics would be an advantage.

The ability to work both independently and as part of a team, coupled with excellent communication, organizational and problem-solving skills is required. Other duties/responsibilities include developing and driving research objectives, writing up work for presentation and publication, and assisting in the supervision of undergraduate and graduate student research projects.

Fixed-term: The post is available for three years starting from the 1st of October 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter and subject to a probationary period.

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 19th August 2017. Interviews will take place on Monday 11th September 2017. Informal queries should be directed to Dr Paolo D'Avino, ppd21@cam.ac.uk. General queries should be directed to jobs@path.cam.ac.uk or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK12791 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 14, 2017.

Post-doctoral Research Associate - Genome-wide approaches to study translation (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral Research Associate position to be based in the University of Cambridge, Department of Biochemistry, central Cambridge, working in the laboratory of Dr Juan Mata. The post is funded by the BBSRC, UK.

The project will address the regulation of translation during stress responses, using the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe as a model system. The work will involve genome-wide approaches such as RNA-sequencing and ribosome profiling.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Genetics, Biochemistry, or a related field. Expertise in RNA research (especially translation), high throughput approaches to study gene expression, and fission yeast genetics, will be advantageous but are not absolutely required.

The interviews are expected to take place in September.

The post will be available from 1st October 2017, and is funded for up to 20 months.

Informal enquires can be made by contacting Dr Juan Mata, email: jm593@cam.ac.uk; further information on the Mata lab can be obtained at http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/people/uto/mata.

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 about the online application process can be sent to Adriana Dote (personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PH12780 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Research Technician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 14, 2017.

The Waller laboratory based in the University of Cambridge, Department of Biochemistry is looking to recruit a Senior Research Technician.

The position will support a research project investigating the cell biology of apicomplexan parasite Toxoplasma gondii. This project entails screening large numbers of parasite proteins for cell location and function. The technician will assemble, prepare and quality control new expression, knockdown and knockout DNA constructs, transfect and clone the new parasite cell lines and prepare media and other reagents required for this project. The technician will also be trained to assist with preliminary screening of new transfectant lines, by immunofluorescence assay, Western blotting and genomic PCR, where their time allows.

Key duties: - cell culture of human and parasite cell lines - prepare media and other chemical reagents - basic assembly of DNA constructs including PCR, plasmid DNA purification and sequencing - assist with parasite transformation and primary analysis of these new cell lines.

The successful candidate should have a HNC level qualification or equivalent experience. Experience with Toxoplasma culturing and transfection, Golden Gate cloning methods, and fluorescence microscopy will be a strong advantage.

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

For all informal inquiries, please contact Dr Ross Waller - rfw26@cam.ac.uk

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

Enquiries about the online application process can be sent to Adriana Dote (personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PH12778 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Teaching Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 14, 2017.

A Teaching Laboratory Technician is required to join a small team servicing undergraduate practical classes in the Department of Biochemistry. During University term time the role assists 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. Out of term it is anticipated that the role holder will support external events held within the department and/or provide support to research labs.

This requires a conscientious, accurate and methodical approach and the ability to work to deadlines, sometimes under pressure. Manual dexterity and good communication and IT skills are essential as well as the ability to function efficiently in a small team.

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 in molecular biology and biochemical techniques will also be considered for this role. Previous experience in a laboratory environment would be advantageous.

This is a full-time position initially funded for one year.

Informal inquiries about the role can be made by contacting Sio Ball - slrb2@cam.ac.uk

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

Enquiries about the online application process can be sent to Adriana Dote (personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PH12779 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant position in Dr. Joo-Hyeon Lee's group to explore the cellular behaviours of epithelial stem cells in lung homeostasis, regeneration, and tumorigenesis.

The project aims at establishing novel tools of in vivo genetic mouse models and ex vivo human organoid co-culture systems to investigate the lineage specification of adult lung stem cells, clonal dynamics of tumorigenic cells, and their interactions with niche cells in various contexts. The successful applicant will lead the biological analysis of these novel tools with a combination of imaging analysis, mathematical modelling, and single cell transcription profiling.

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

Requirements: A Bachelor degree in a Bioscience related subject, at 2:1 minimum. Good knowledge in mouse genetics, molecular cloning, and cell biology. Experience in mouse line generation and mouse work will be highly advantageous. At least short-term lab experience. Previous experiences in CRISPR genome editing, primary cell culture, confocal imaging, and flow-cytometry is preferred, but not essential. 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. Highly organised with good time management skills.

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

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

Interviews will be held on 28-29th August 2017. If you have not been invited for interview by 25th August, you have not been successful on this occasion.

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

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Clinical Services Manager

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 13, 2017.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE CLINICAL SERVICES MANAGER

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

We wish to appoint a Clinical Services Manager with effect from 18 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Clinical Services Manager is a key member of the senior administrative team in the Department of Veterinary Medicine. You will be responsible for the administration of the Hospital's business affairs, with delegated responsibility for financial management, and management of databases. The roleholder is supported by, and has line management responsibility for, a team of administrative staff in the Hospital.

Your key objective will be achieving and maintaining high standards of efficiency and excellence in the day to day running of the Hospital, in order to meet the requirements of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for accreditation for Hospital status. You will need to be pro-active in your approach to adapt the service to suit demand and have experience of change management.

The roleholder will act as Secretary to the Hospital Management Committee, and will contribute to the development of financial and management strategy in the Hospital through preparation of rolling 5-year business plan.

Applicants should be educated to first degree level, hold a business qualification, MBA, or accountancy qualification and should have extensive experience at senior management level in a public sector or industry.

You should have excellent organisational skills, communication skills and the ability to work in a clinical environment with competing demands. You will need to demonstrate your ability to interpret complex information and policy as laid down by the University and outside bodies.

You will also need to have a proactive approach to problem solving and have the ability to deal with clients in a sensitive, discreet manner.

Closing date for applications 2 August 2017

Interviews will take place 6 September 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 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

Please quote reference PP12761 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 13, 2017.

University of Cambridge Department of Veterinary Medicine West Cambridge Site

Salary Research Associate: £30,175.00 - £38,183.00

Salary Research Assistant: £25,298.00 - £29,301.00

Limit of Tenure: 30 June 2019

Dr Mark Holmes and Dr Andrew Grant are seeking to appoint a postdoctoral Research Associate or a Research Assistant. This position is part of large collaborative grant (involving the Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, The University of Edinburgh and the Roslin Institute) with the aim of elucidating antimicrobial resistance (AMR) gene transfer between pathogens and the gut microbiota in experimental animals and farmed pigs. This ambitious, multi-disciplinary project will harness cutting-edge chromosome conformation capture genome sequencing (meta3C and Hi-C) to investigate transfer of AMR genes within complex microbiomes and identify unculturable bacterial species that are involved in AMR spread. Dr Mark Holmes is the principle investigator of the grant with Dr Andrew Grant, Dr Olivier Restif, Dr Dan Tucker, Professor James Wood, Professor Duncan Maskell, Professor Mark Stevens and Professor Sharon Peacock as co-investigators. You will be part of a lab with many other infectious disease and AMR projects running alongside as part of a stimulating and highly productive research community.

The post holder will work closely with other research associates in the group working on this project.

The post holder will be required to undertake the bioinformatics and computational biology required for the project. You will be required to assist with the work of PhD students and undergraduate project students and help with sub-projects arising from the main research including the investigation of factors affecting antimicrobial resistance such as novel antimicrobial resistance genes.

Candidates must value teamwork, collaboration and possess good organisational and communication skills.

Research Associate The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Molecular Microbiology or a relevant discipline.

Research Assistant The ideal candidate will have a degree in Molecular Microbiology/Bioinformatics/Biological computing or a related discipline and must have good computing skills or bioinformatics ability.

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

For informal enquires please contact: Julie Ingham on ji217@cam.ac.uk

Closing date: 28 August 2017

Interviews will be held on 21 September 2017

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

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

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 PP12763 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 12, 2017.

Combining 3D single molecule/super-resolution imaging with 3D genome structure determination to study nuclear architecture

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral Research Associate to work on a collaborative Wellcome Trust-funded research project between the Departments of Biochemistry, Chemistry and the Stem Cell Institute in Cambridge, focused on understanding mammalian interphase genome structure in mouse ES cells.

The aim of the project is to develop a highly efficient approach to combine 3D single molecule/super-resolution imaging with 3D genome structure determination of the same single mouse embryonic stem cell (see Stevens et al., Nature, 2017, 544, 59-64). This will be used to study factors affecting chromosome/genome structure and how this changes during differentiation.

We are seeking a highly motivated researcher with a PhD (or who expects to obtain one shortly), and expertise in either single molecule/super resolution imaging, single cell experiments or computational biology, who would like to work as part of a highly interdisciplinary team of biologists, chemists and mathematicians. For further details please contact either: Brian Hendrich (Brian.Hendrich@cscr.cam.ac.uk), Dave Klenerman (dk10012@cam.ac.uk) or Ernest Laue (e.d.laue@bioc.cam.ac.uk).

Fixed-term: This post is available for 12 months in the first instance, with a possibility of longer term funding.

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 about the online application process can be sent to Adriana Dote (personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PH12751 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 12, 2017.

Development of genetic experimental tools in marine parasite Perkinsus

Skill sets: Molecular biology, cell biology, transformation technologies, cell culture, bioinformatics.

A post-doctoral position is available to develop and extend transformation technologies in Perkinsus. This genus consists of several important pathogens of marine shellfish, and is also a close relative and evolutionary model for apicomplexan parasites and dinoflagellate algae. The project will develop and extend existing transformation systems in Perkinsus including using CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome engineering. This project will be based in the University of Cambridge, Department of Biochemistry, Tennis Court Road, Central Cambridge and is a collaboration between Dr Ross Waller (University of Cambridge), Dr Sebastian Gornik (National University of Ireland Galway), Professor Arnab Pain (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia) and Professor Chris Howe (University of Cambridge). The project is also supported by a research assistant.

Candidates should have a PhD in molecular biology and have experience with eukaryotic transformation systems, preferably in eukaryotic algal or parasite systems. Experience with fluorescence microscopy and FACS will be an advantage, as well as a track record of publishing in high quality journals. Ability to work both as part of a team, and independently, coupled with excellent communication, organizational and problem solving skills are required.

The position is available from September 2017, and is funded for 2 years in the first instance.

Informal inquiries can be made by contacting Ross Waller (rfw26@cam.ac.uk).

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

Enquiries about the online application process can be sent to Adriana Dote (personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PH12759 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Clinical Training Scholar (Anatomic Pathology) (Fixed Term)

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

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD £ 22,059.00 Year One

The Scholarship is available from 1 November 2017, 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 or the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, with the opportunity to sit the fellowship exams of the Royal College of Pathologists in addition.

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 additional exposure to wildlife, zoo animal species and laboratory animals. You will be under the supervision of a team of ACVP-/ ECVP-/ FRCPath- certified pathologists. You 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), the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP), 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. Evidence of a strong motivation to undertake training leading to board certification in anatomic pathology, and to subsequently pursue a career in veterinary anatomic pathology, is essential.

Informal enquiries to Julie Ingham email ji217@cam.ac.uk

Closing Date: 31 July 2017

Interview date: 11 August 2017

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.

Application form (SCTS1) and information pack about the Scholarship: download from link below.

Completed application form, curriculum vitae, covering letter: email vetmed@hermes.cam.ac.uk by closing date.

Please quote reference PP12733 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 Jul 06, 2017.

We are looking to recruit a dedicated, experienced and well organised Part Time Senior Research Laboratory Technician in the Department of Zoology. The post holder will provide specialist support to a neurobiology research group performing behavioural, electrophysiological and neuropharmacological experiments on insects. The position is available from 1 October for up to three years.

The post-holder will provide general lab assistance to facilitate the daily running of the lab, maintain storage and accessibility of lab equipment, chemicals, dyes and fixatives, provide basic stock and electrolyte solutions and will help to run the research group insect colonies on a weekly basis.

In particular s/he will test the auditory behaviour of insects and test the impact of pharmacological agents on cricket phonotactic behaviour, support ongoing research projects by isolating larval crickets and by identifying female crickets with positive phonotactic responses.

S/he will perform computer based processing and analysis of recordings of insect behaviour and of electrophysiological recordings from insect nervous systems, make and analyse sound and video recordings of insects. S/he will undertake the fabrication and testing of microprobes and extracellular recording electrodes for pharmacological and electrophysiological experiments. This requires accurate measurements of electrodes and administration of pharmacological agents.

We expect good communication skills as s/he will be working in an active research team.

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

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

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

Please quote reference PF12692 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate - Bioinformatics (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 06, 2017.

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Associate position in the group of Dr Philip Wigge at the Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge. The research group studies temperature perception mechanisms in plants. Small changes in temperature have very large effects on plant growth and development. This is reflected in the transcriptome, which is highly responsive to temperature change. The Wigge group are using a combination of genetics, biochemistry, and next-generation sequencing approaches to understand the underlying mechanisms by which temperature controls development. This is an important basic question in biology as well as having considerable potential applications in biotechnology.

The group's work is revealing a complex interplay between transcription factors, chromatin and the temperature transcriptome, hence the large and growing need to increase the group's bioinformatics capacity to analyse large volumes of next generation sequencing data, including genome resequencing, RNA-seq and ChIP-seq.

Applicants should have, or be close to obtaining, a PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g. bioinformatics, computer science or scientific data analysis). Advanced knowledge and experience in bioinformatics is essential. Experience in RNA-seq and ChIP-seq data analysis is also desirable.

Candidates must have advanced knowledge and experience in the following areas: 1. scientific programming (with R or Python) 2. command-line tools for NGS analysis (e.g. Bowtie/Tophat/Cufflinks) 3. tools for peak calling, motif finding, and nucleosome mapping and, 4. NGS data management best practices.

The Wigge research group characterise a mixture of backgrounds in scientific disciplines, such as wet-bench biology, maths and computational analysis. This new bioinformatician role would work closely with the group to take an active part in the research and analysis. The successful candidate must be fascinated by science but not necessarily want the added responsibility of running their own research programme.

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.

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 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.

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 including a list of publications, a covering letter highlighting your suitability for the position and contact information of three referees.

Please quote reference PT12683 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 05, 2017.

A post-doctoral position funded by St Baldrick's Foundation is available in the Division of Molecular Histopathology working within the laboratory of Prof Nicholas Coleman/Dr Matthew Murray, to undertake a research project investigating malignant germ cell tumours. This translational project seeks to investigate genomic and genetic abnormalities in these tumours, with the ultimate aim of improving outcomes for children and young people with this disease.

Candidates should have a PhD, or expect to obtain one shortly, and a track record of success in molecular biology research. Relevant experience in handling biospecimens, including database curation, sample processing, nucleic acid extraction, PCR and next generation sequencing technologies and data analysis is desired. 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 thesis submission date of the start date, whichever is the later.

The ability to work both independently and as part of a team, coupled with excellent communication, organizational and problem solving skills are required. Other duties/responsibilities as outlined in the Further Information documents include developing and driving research objectives, writing up work for presentation and publication, assisting in the supervision of student research projects.

Fixed-term: The formal grant end date is 30 June 2020, with the potential for an extension for a further year. Funding is renewed annually on satisfactory annual progress reports, which undergo scientific review by St Baldrick's Foundation.

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 4th August 2017. Interviews will take place on Thursday 17th August 2017. Informal queries should be directed to Dr Matthew Murray, mjm16@cam.ac.uk. General queries should be directed to jobs@path.cam.ac.uk or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK12672 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Research Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

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

Applications are invited for the position of Senior Research Laboratory Technician to join the Solid Tumours of Childhood project, led by Dr Matthew Murray (University Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Paediatric Oncologist) and Professor Nicholas Coleman at the Department of Pathology. This translational project seeks to investigate genomic and genetic abnormalities in solid tumours of childhood, with particular emphasis on germ cell tumours. Our ultimate aim is to improve outcomes for children with these tumours.

The ideal candidate will possess a HBTEC or HNC Diploma or A-levels in a biological or other related subject and/or relevant laboratory experience in molecular biology, including genetics/genomics. He/She will have a good understanding of molecular biology and excellent general laboratory skills. The candidate should have meticulous documentation and note-keeping skills and be able to manage their time and work effectively. He/She should be able to carefully utilise scarce resources/samples. Good communication skills and the ability to work effectively within a team are essential. The role of the post will be to provide technical support and assistance to Dr Murray and Professor Coleman in their research group. The role-holder will prepare and conduct experiments supervised by Dr Murray and other Coleman group members. He/She will work to defined protocols, and prepare and collate experimental data and results for subsequent interpretation. This will involve processing tissues, cells and other biosamples for DNA, RNA and protein extraction and undertaking experiments which will include PCR, Western blotting and immunohistochemistry.

We place great importance on practical ability, relevant experience, meticulous note-keeping and team-working and communication skills. You should be motivated by a desire to undertake high-quality research work in a time-efficient manner, in order to improve the biological understanding of solid tumours of childhood.

Interviews will take place Tuesday 15th August 2017

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 30th June 2019.

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 4th August 2017. Informal queries should be directed to Dr Matthew Murray, mjm16@cam.ac.uk. General queries should be directed to jobs@path.cam.ac.uk or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK12662 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate: Evolution and inclusive inheritance

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

A post-doctoral research associate position in Department of Zoology, located in Central Cambridge on Downing Street, is available from 8 August 2017 for up to 31 May 2019, to work with Professor Rufus Johnstone on mathematical and computational modelling of the evolution of inclusive inheritance.

The position is part of the world's largest project to expand our understanding of evolution. The Extended Evolutionary Synthesis project, involving a multi-national, interdisciplinary consortium of 51 world-renowned experts, with funding from the John Templeton Foundation, aims to explore new ways to think about and understand evolutionary phenomena.

The PDRA will work on modeling three mechanisms of inclusive inheritance: (i) social transmission (exploring how social learning and teaching changes across the life-cycle), (ii) epigenetic inheritance (investigating how maternal investment and resource transmission impacts on subsequent health and development), and (iii) ecological inheritance (considering how environmental modulation and niche construction generate group differences in behaviour). There is, however, scope for the focus of the modelling to reflect the interests of the candidate.

Duties will include developing models, using a combination of game theoretical and adaptive dynamic techniques, possibly supplemented by individual-based simulations, and analysing and writing up the results.

The successful applicant should have:

  • PhD in an appropriate subject (e.g. evolutionary biology), completed or completion imminent, involving a substantial element of mathematical or computational modelling;

  • Demonstrated record in written (i.e. scientific journals) and oral (i.e. professional conferences) communication relevant to evolutionary and mathematical biology;

  • Ambition and drive, strong work ethic and good interpersonal skills;

  • Enthusiasm to interact with colleagues;

  • Ability to organise time and work effectively, independently and responsibly in a research team setting.

Informal enquiries can be directed to Prof Johnstone, raj1003@cam.ac.uk.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 31 May 2019.

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 PF12677 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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University Lecturer in Innate Immunity

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

Applications are invited for the role of University Lecturer in Innate Immunity available from 1 October 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a 2- year fixed-term full-time University Teaching Officer (unestablished academic) role, subject to completion of a satisfactory probation period. The role supports Professor Clare Bryant who is on a 3 year part-time sabbatical at GSK.

The individual appointed is expected to achieve and sustain a clear national and international profile in research, to collaborate within the Department as well as externally, and to provide team leadership to build further on the Department's international reputation in innate immunity.

University Teaching Officers are expected to deliver lectures, conduct small group teaching of undergraduates and/or taught postgraduate students (in relevant Departments) and, where appropriate, to contribute to course organisation for programmes within their subject area.

The individual appointed will:

  • Be expected to develop an active research programme (indicated by publication of research articles each year, giving invited talks at international research conferences, giving presentations (oral and/or poster) at international research meetings, supervision/co-supervision of PhD students)

  • Develop collaborations both internally (within the Department) as well as developing national and international research collaborations to consolidate and continue to build the innate immune research in the Department as well as at a personal level

  • Write/co-write grants to achieve an average of at least a £100,000 research income a year over the 3 year period.

  • Contribute to the leadership of the Bryant research group

  • Develop and deliver publications of sufficient quality to achieve 4* level in REF2021 and each subsequent REF exercise.

  • Develop an impact profile

  • Undertake any other duties as are specified from time to time by the Head of Department or a person nominated by the Head of Department

It is essential that the individual appointed should have:

  • A PhD or doctoral level degree in a relevant area.

  • A proven track record in peer-reviewed publication

Desirable:

  • Qualified Veterinary Surgeons are particularly encouraged to apply

The individual appointed should have:

  • Enthusiasm for their subject and good interpersonal in order to impart their skills and knowledge to others.
  • Sensitivity to the differing needs and career directions of co-workers and students.
  • Good leadership and team working skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to work under pressure.
  • The ability to work in a collaborative team both internally (within the Department) as well as developing national and international research collaborations

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Bryant on ceb27@cam.ac.uk

Information about the Department: www.vet.cam.ac.uk

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

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment 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 upload the following documents: curriculum vitae; list of research publications; brief statement (no more than one side of A4) about how your experience fits the profile for this role.

Closing date for applications: 1 October 2017.

Interview date: 24 October 2017.

Please note that shortlisted candidates will be expected to make a presentation at interview.

Please quote reference PP12678 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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University Lecturer/University Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine

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

University Lecturer - £ 39,324 - £49,772

University Senior Lecturer £52,793 - £55,998

Applications are invited for the role of University Lecturer/University Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine available from 1 October 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a University Teaching Officer (established academic) role, subject to completion of a satisfactory probation period.

Appointment will be made at the level of University Lecturer or University Senior Lecturer, according to qualifications and experience.

University Teaching Officers are expected to deliver lectures, conduct small group teaching of undergraduates and/or taught postgraduate students (in relevant Departments) and, where appropriate, to contribute to course organisation for programmes within their subject area. The role will contribute to the Department's clinical excellence in small animal medicine, including in the provision of post-graduate specialist training, as well as in research and publications in the broad area.

The individual appointed will:

  • Be expected to develop a research programme in an appropriate area of interest; there are many collaborative opportunities with a number of research groups in the Department and the wider University, including within the School of Clinical Medicine, the School of the Biological Sciences and on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

  • Be responsible, with other academic staff in the area, for the teaching of small animal medicine to undergraduates in the Department, through the medium of lectures, practicals, seminars, and small group teaching.

  • Participate actively in the provision of small animal medicine services to The Queen's Veterinary School Hospital and its associated clinics; 50% of the role holder's time will be spent providing the clinical service.

  • Contribute to the training of Clinical Training Scholars (Interns and Residents) by helping other medicine UTOs in the supervision of Residents on clinics in the ECVIM residency training programme and supporting some of their clinical research activities.

  • Undertake any other duties in connection with the small animal medicine service as are specified from time to time by the Head of Department or a person nominated by the Head of Department.

It is essential that the successful applicant should:

  • Be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a veterinary degree qualifying her/him for membership.
  • Have a PhD or doctoral level degree in a relevant area.
  • Be an active diplomate of the European or American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
  • Have a proven track record in grant-funded research, clinically-relevant research and peer-reviewed publications.
  • Have documented experience in small animal medicine teaching at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels.

The individual appointed should be able to demonstrate:

  • Enthusiasm for their subject and good interpersonal and teaching skills in order to impart their skills and knowledge to others.
  • Sensitivity to the differing needs and career directions of co-workers and students.
  • Good leadership and team working skills.
  • An understanding of the requirements of the animal hospital work.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to work under pressure.

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.

Please upload the following documents: curriculum vitae; list of research publications; brief statement (no more than one side of A4) about how your experience fits the profile for this role.

Closing date for applications: 30 August 2017.

Interview date: 20 September 2017.

Please note that shortlisted candidates will be expected to make a presentation at interview.

Please quote reference PP12680 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Domestic Assistant (Part Time)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 30, 2017.

The Department of Pathology has two vacancies for part-time, early morning or evening Domestic Assistants based at its site in central Cambridge.

Working as part of a team, the post-holder will have responsibility for cleaning, portering and general housekeeping. Duties include cleaning offices, laboratories, meeting rooms, canteen, lavatories and other communal areas. Please see the Further Information document below for more information.

A range of hours and working patterns across Monday to Friday early morning and evening are available and will be agreed with the successful candidates.

The posts are managed through the Department's Facilities Office with day-to-day supervision coordinated by the Domestic Services Supervisor. The Department of Pathology is split across two sites, and on occasions the post-holder may be required to provide cover at its site in Addenbrooke's Hospital.

Experience of cleaning and an NVQ 1 or 2 in Cleaning Methods would be helpful, although full training will be given. Good communication skills are essential, along with the ability to follow both written and verbal instructions and to understand user and safety instructions regarding the use of chemicals. Due to the nature of the work, candidates are expected to have a good level of physical fitness. A welcoming manner, reliability, professionalism and a high level of attention to detail are also 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 deadline for applications is 30th July 2017. Interviews will be held week commencing 7th August 2017. General queries should be directed to jobs@path.cam.ac.uk or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK12616 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 Jun 29, 2017.

Postdoc in Ultrahigh-throughput Exploration of Metagenomic Libraries

A postdoctoral position is available for 12 months (with a possibility of extension) to work with Florian Hollfelder on ultrahigh-throughput exploration of metagenomics libraries. Metagenomes comprise enormous reservoirs coding for proteins with useful activities, but harvesting this potential is difficult, because useful candidates are rare and hidden in an overwhelming majority of irrelevant genes. Traditionally screening campaigns of metagenomic libraries thus have required massive capital-expenditure for robotic systems and much manpower, making them expensive, slow and available to very few users.

We have just shown (Colin et al. Nature Communications 2015, 6:10008. doi: 10.1038/ncomms10008) that exploration and exploitation of the metagenome is accelerated and made more successful by ultrahigh-throughput screening in picoliter droplets: allowing throughput of tens of millions of assays per hour, at dramatically lower cost (and work!) per assay. We now want to use this platform technology to identify enzymes for biosynthesis of therapeutic small molecules, for green bioenergy conversion, bioremediation, food chemistry and other industrial applications. The postdoc project involves establishment of suitable assays for these tasks in microdroplet format, building environmental metagenomics libraries and looking for new catalysts that are then characterised mechanistically and structurally.

Candidates with a background (and published track record) in protein engineering, mechanistic enzymology, organic synthesis and microfluidic engineering are especially welcome. The work is part of the EU Project 'Metafluidics' that involves collaborations with companies and academic groups in Spain, Denmark, Norway, France, Portugal and the UK.

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

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

For informal enquires about this position please contact Florian Hollfelder (fh111@cam.ac.uk)

Enquiries about the online application process can be sent to Adriana Dote (personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PH12610 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate: Life history evolution

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 29, 2017.

A post-doctoral research associate position in Department of Zoology, located in Central Cambridge on Downing Street, is available from 7 August 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter for up to eighteen months, to work with Professor Rufus Johnstone on mathematical and computational modelling of life history evolution in banded mongooses.

The PDRA will work on integrating trans-generational costs of reproduction into models of life history evolution, and exploring the strategies that breeders may adopt to ameliorate these costs. We are interested in i) the circumstances under which selection favours parents that incur costs themselves in of trans-generational damage on their offspring, ii) how this trade-off modulates investment in other life history traits, and iii) how investment in shielding of young, and consequently offspring quality and subsequent life history, may be expected to change with parental age. There is, however, scope for the focus of the modelling to reflect the interests of the candidate.

This work will be carried out as part of a NERC-funded project, in collaboration with Dr Jon Blount and Prof Michael Cant at the University of Exeter, who will be collecting data on trans-generational costs of reproduction in wild banded mongooses, which will be used to inform development of the models and to test their predictions.

Duties will include developing models of life-history evolution, using a combination of game theoretical and adaptive dynamic techniques, possibly supplemented by individual-based simulations, and analysing and writing up the results.

  • The successful applicant should have a PhD in an appropriate subject (e.g. evolutionary biology), involving a substantial element of mathematical or computational modelling;

  • Demonstrated record in written (i.e. scientific journals) and oral (i.e. professional conferences) communication relevant to evolutionary and mathematical biology;

  • Ambition and drive, strong work ethic and good interpersonal skills;

  • Enthusiasm to interact with colleagues;

  • Ability to organise time and work effectively, independently and responsibly in a research team setting.

Informal enquiries can be directed to Prof Johnstone, raj1003@cam.ac.uk.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 18 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 PF12613 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Photographic Technician

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 28, 2017.

Applications are invited for the post or Photographic Technician in the Department of Biochemistry.

You will join a busy team that provides a comprehensive photographic/reprographic service to members of the Department and others within the School of Biological Sciences, often working to tight deadlines.

The successful applicant will be customer focussed with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. He/she should have some experience or training in a photographic/illustrative field with a basic knowledge of digital photography and image manipulation. The ability to support event photography would be beneficial. You will also be involved with the smooth running and operation of AV equipment in the Lecture Theatres and Meeting Rooms located within both Biochemistry buildings. Other activities will include the creation of ID cards, poster printing, plus student document printing and binding.

For informal enquires about this position please contact Chris Green (ccg23@cam.ac.uk)

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

Enquiries about the online application process can be sent to Adriana Dote (personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PH12608 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 Jun 27, 2017.

A postdoctoral position is available to study the neural mechanisms for food reward and reward-based decisions with functional MRI in humans in the research group of Fabian Grabenhorst, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge. The candidate is expected to hold a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, experimental psychology or a closely related field. Candidates without a PhD will also be considered if they have a strong background in a relevant research field and would be appointed as a Research Assistant. There may be a possibility to apply for post-graduate study at Cambridge. Anyone interested in this route should email Dr Grabenhorst at fg292@cam.ac.uk.

Our work investigates neural signals underlying the processing of rewards, in particular sensory food components, and related behavioural processes, including value-based decision-making, reinforcement learning, and social interactions. We use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and quantitative behavioural testing in human volunteers. Our human imaging work is informed by closely related single-neuron recordings in behaving animals, which we conduct in parallel to the human work. We aim to relate fMRI and single-neuron data with biologically realistic computational models. Our projects benefit from collaborations with experimental and computational neuroscientists in Cambridge and abroad, in particular the group of Wolfram Schultz with which we are associated. Relevant recent publications include: Grabenhorst et al., eLife 2016; Zangemeister et al., Current Biology, 2016; Hernadi et al., Nature Neuroscience, 2015; Grabenhorst and Rolls, Human Brain Mapping 2014.

Postdoctoral candidates should have published experience in human fMRI, related human imaging techniques, or human behavioural testing. Programming experience in Matlab is essential. Additional knowledge in neuroeconomics, reinforcement learning, animal behavioural neurophysiology or computational neuroscience would be an asset, as is experience with quantitative behavioural testing, multivariate fMRI analysis and regression models. Training will be provided in all areas necessary for successful project completion.

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

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a 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) including a list of relevant publications and a half page description of research experience specific to the post (including computer programming) 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.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 6 August 2017.

Please quote reference PM12591 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate: Imaging protein complexes in vivo (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 27, 2017.

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position within a Human Frontier Science Program-funded collaborative project between Nick Brown in Cambridge and Gregory Giannone in Bordeaux. This project aims to extend the boundaries of single-molecule imaging to examine live protein interactions within adhesion structures in the intact, developing organism, using Drosophila as our model. Furthermore, using the latest in optogenetic techniques we will examine how altering interactions within integrin complexes impacts on their function within the organism.

We are seeking a skilled molecular biologist to build Drosophila strains containing integrin-associated proteins tagged with fluorescent proteins suitable for super-resolution imaging and single-particle tracking. This will be accomplished by a combination of standard transgenesis and CRISPR/Cas9-induced repair. These strains will be imaged using state of the art microscopy by our collaborators at the Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience in Bordeaux, to reveal how protein interactions within the complex alter molecular behaviour. Armed with this knowledge we will manipulate these interactions to discover how they contribute to the morphogenetic and developmental functions of integrin adhesion.

Applicants should have, or be close to finishing, a PhD degree in a relevant subject. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic about molecular biology and already have a strong track record in building complex recombinant DNA constructs. Experience in any of these fields will also be advantageous: cell adhesion, cytoskeleton, biophysics, generating new fluorescent proteins/biosensors, advanced microscopy, and genetics and development of Drosophila. The post is available immediately.

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 provide a covering letter describing their highest molecular biology achievement and a CV and contact details of three referees. Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Nick Brown (nb117@cam.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is midnight on Wednesday 2 August 2017.

Please quote reference PM12585 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 Jun 26, 2017.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the group of Dr Paula MacGregor within the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge. The aim of the group's research is to improve our understanding of the molecular mechanisms that underlie the interactions between African trypanosomes and their mammalian hosts. This project will assess proteome diversity between African trypanosome species and will involve collaboration with other groups within the Department.

We are seeking a highly motivated researcher with a PhD (or who expects to obtain one shortly) in a relevant subject, with a strong background in biochemistry. Applications from individuals with experience in proteomics, computer programming and/or analysis of large data sets are particularly encouraged. Previous experience with parasite cell culture would be an advantage but is not essential.

The successful applicant will have the drive and ability to work independently as well as part of a team. The primary responsibilities of the role include developing and carrying out research objectives, preparing data for publication or presentation and training of students.

This full-time fixed-term post funded by the BBSRC for 2.5 years in the first instance.

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

For informal enquires about this position please contact Dr Paula MacGregor pm560@cam.ac.uk

Enquiries about the online application process can be sent to Adriana Dote (personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PH12519 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 Jun 26, 2017.

Applications are invited for a three-year PhD studentship position funded by the Department of Pathology to start from January 2018.

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. Funding will cover the student's University Fees and stipend at the current Research Council rate. The studentship is only available to UK nationals and EU students who meet the UK residency requirements*. The Department requires that by the time of interview all potential students must have fulfilled the language requirements for admission (for more details see 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.

Apply by visiting http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/graduate/fully-funded-studentships/graham

The deadline for applications is 26th July 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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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 16, 2017.

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Associate position in the group of Dr Alexander Jones at the Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge University, to carry out fundamental research into the cellular dynamics of abscisic acid (ABA) during plant development and stress responses. The project will be aimed at gaining a mechanistic understanding of how and why accumulations or depletions of ABA are modulated in space and time in Arabidopsis thaliana, and will have an initial focus on environmentally responsive root development. The Jones group uses live imaging of FRET biosensors, e.g. the ABA Concentration and Uptake Sensor or ABACUS, combined with genetic, biochemical, and computational approaches to investigate the signal integration upstream and program activation downstream of phytohormone cellular dynamics.

Candidates must have, or be close to obtaining, a PhD in Plant Biology, Biochemistry, Systems Biology, Genetics, or related field and have expertise in molecular biology and microscopy. Candidates with advanced knowledge of, and experience in, some or all of the following areas will be preferred: ABA metabolism, ABA signalling, systems biology, image analysis, and bioengineering. Proficiency in plant development or plant physiology is also required.

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 work well in a team and collaborate with other researchers in the Institute. Candidates should also 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 and details of what the University offers to employees, can be found at: http://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/.

The post is available from October 2017.

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

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

Scientific enquiries apart from the formal application should be directed to Dr Jones at alexander.jones@slcu.cam.ac.uk.

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

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 PT12506 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. Applications from job seekers who require a visa to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.