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Sheild Professorship of Pharmacology

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 29, 2016.

The Board of Electors to the Sheild Professorship of Pharmacology invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 October 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in Pharmacology and the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in maintaining and developing a leading research presence. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration. The Professor will be based in Cambridge. A competitive salary will be offered.

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 is available at: www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/academic/secretary/professorships/ or contact the Academic Secretary, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email: ibise@admin.cam.ac.uk).

Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be made online no later than 9 September 2016.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Robert Henderson (Convenor of Board of Electors; telephone +44 (0)1223 334053 or email rmh1003@cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference PL09510 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Stores Technician (Part Time, Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 29, 2016.

Applications are invited for the position of a part-time Stores Technician at the Sainsbury Laboratory University of Cambridge, to be responsible for supporting the existing Stores facility, in order to accommodate an expanding requirement as the Institute grows.

The role holder will be part of a two person Stores team providing an efficient service to the employees and performing some ad hoc purchasing duties as required. The role holder will also work closely with the Purchasing Supervisor to assist with supporting existing procurement Stores policies. A proactive, service-oriented approach is essential.

Candidates must have a good level of education and ideally have CIPS Level 2 and CUFS/Oracle experience. Demonstrable knowledge and previous experience within a stores environment or materials handling is preferred for the role. A technical background within a scientific stores environment would also be advantageous.

The successful candidate will be competent in standard software packages, e.g. Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and have an awareness of current Health and Safety legislation. Ownership of a forklift licence and manual handling certificate would be desirable.

The ability to prioritise own workload and communicate with people at all levels will be paramount.

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/.

The post is part-time at 0.5FTE and available immediately.

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

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

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

Please quote reference PT09494 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Post-doctoral Research Associate in Ultrahigh-throughput Exploration of Metagenomic Libraries (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 28, 2016.

There is a second postdoctoral position (the first position has been advertised) available for 12 months (with a possibility of extension) from 1 August 2016 (or later) 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 highly desirable. Candidates must hold (or be in the final stages of completing) a PhD in a relevant discipline.

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 1 years in the first instance.

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

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Florian Hollfelder -fh111@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH09435 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Secretary (Systems Biology)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 28, 2016.

A Senior Secretary is required to provide administrative and secretarial assistance to the Professor of Systems Biology and Biochemistry within the Department of Biochemistry. This is an extremely busy position, with the role-holder facilitating the activities of the Professor, his Research Team, and the Cambridge Systems Biology Centre. In addition the role-holder will act as administrator for the Part III Systems Biology course.

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, reliable and well organised. You will have excellent communication and organisational skills and a flexible approach to work. Good IT skills, with experience of using Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint etc., will be essential. Knowledge of degree-level science would be advantage as would experience of working in a HE environment, albeit, an ability to work independently and to take initiative in making decisions is more important, as training will be given where needed.

You must have proven experience of working at the level of Senior Secretary/PA and hold qualifications of RSA Grade III or equivalent.

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 Steph Favrin - personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PH09488 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 28, 2016.

Applications are invited for a 10 month Research Assistant/newly qualified post-doc Research Associate position in the laboratory of Dr. Katerina Artavanis-Tsakonas to work on a project pertaining to non-opsonic phagocytosis of malaria parasites. Post is available immediately but start date can be delayed anytime until September if necessary.

As the duration of the post is short, prior experience in confocal microscopy, cell culture and basic biochemical techniques is necessary.

The post will be based in Central Cambridge within the Division of Parasitology, Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge.

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

Ability to work both as part of a team and independently, coupled with excellent communication, organizational and problem solving skills are required. The duties/responsibilities of this post, 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, and delivering seminars and occasional lectures.

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

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a 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 PK09324 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 Jun 28, 2016.

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant position within the Surgical Discovery Centre (SDC). The focus of the position will be to support the development of an active laboratory research program in musculoskeletal biology, under the direction of Professor Matthew Allen. Key research themes within the laboratory include bone cancer, infection and preclinical evaluations of new drugs, biologics and implants.

Applicants should be educated to first degree level, in a biological science or a related discipline, and should have a good knowledge of cell culture and/or molecular biology procedures such as PCR and gel electrophoresis. The successful candidate will be expected to oversee the creation and maintenance of standard operating procedures, chemical inventories and the ordering of laboratory reagents and equipment. The candidate must value teamwork and collaboration, have good administrative and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work as part of a team and demonstrate strong computer literacy.

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

To submit an application for this vacancy, please visit the vacancy pages on the following website: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/ Further particulars for the role and information about the Department www.vet.cam.ac.uk.

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

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

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

Closing date: 27 July 2016

Interviews will be held on 8 August 2016

Please quote reference PP09492 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 24, 2016.

Applications are invited for a CRUK-funded research assistant position in the laboratory of Dr Laura Itzhaki at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge. We are looking for a motivated scientist to carry out research on a project developing protein and peptide-based modulators of oncogenic targets. This project will involve a variety of techniques including: molecular biology, cell biology, protein biophysics and synthetic chemistry.

The role holder will be based in central Cambridge. The key duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: developing research objectives and conducting the research project, writing up research work for presentation and publication, continually updating knowledge and understanding in the research field, translating knowledge of advances in the subject area into research activity, managing own research and administrative activities. Applicants should have a first degree, and ideally a PhD, in the biological sciences or chemistry.

Funding is provided for up to 12 months with effect from 1st August 2016. The salary range if appointed as a Research Associate is £28,982 - £37,768 per annum and the salary range if appointed as Research Assistant is £25,023 - £28,982 per annum with promotion to Research Associate on attainment of PhD.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) and a security check. Whether the outcome is satisfactory will be determined by the University.

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

The Department holds an Athena SWAN bronze award, demonstrating a commitment to provide equal opportunities and to advance the representation of women in science subjects. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender but, as women are currently under-represented at this level in our department, we strongly encourage applications from female candidates. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

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

Informal enquiries about the position can be made to Dr Laura Itzhaki (lsi10@cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference PL09455 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Laboratory Research Technician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 24, 2016.

A research technician post is available to work in the laboratory of Dr Ian Henderson in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge. This post is part of an ERC funded project 'SynthHotSpot' that seeks to understand and control recombination in plant genomes. This work has basic relevance for genome function and evolution and also has applied impact in the context of crop breeding.

The postholder will play a key role in organising laboratory research relating to this project. They will support and perform molecular biology experiments, including nucleic acid extraction and purification. They will contribute to growth, harvesting, transformation and maintenance of plant genetic stocks. Experience of biological research is considered an advantage. They will also have responsibilities in laboratory administration and safety management.

The postholder should be highly organised and a capable forward planner. It is essential that they are a good communicator and able to work effectively in a team. We are looking for a positive, dynamic team member who will support and facilitate research activity in the laboratory. The group currently consists of 6 postdoctoral researches and 5 graduate students. The start date for the project is 1st October 2016.

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

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

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

For more information contact Ian Henderson (irh25@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PD09456 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 24, 2016.

Applications are invited for an experienced and enthusiastic computer scientist/cognitive neuroscientist to work on an ERC funded grant on language processing. The focus will be on investigating how listeners understand speech, using MEG neuroimaging and statistical language modelling techniques.

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

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

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

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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

Please quote reference PJ09454 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant (Koo Lab) (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 22, 2016.

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 is an international centre of excellence for research into stem cell biology and medicine. Scientists in the Institute collaborate to generate new knowledge and understanding of the biology of stem cells and provide the foundation for new medical treatments.

We are looking for a self-motivated and reliable research assistant to join the research team of Dr. Bon-Kyoung Koo.

His team will investigate a novel quiescent Troy+ epithelial stem cell population in the stomach. Upon tissue damage, Troy+ stem cells actively divide to regenerate lost cell types. The discovery of Troy+ stomach stem cells enables us to investigate how an adult tissue can retain its homeostasis after various types of injury. This study will help us understanding how homeostasis is achieved in the adult stomach and in other tissues, which will potentially lead to the development of successful adult stem cell therapy.

Requirements:

A Bachelor degree in a Bioscience related subject

A good knowledge in biochemistry, molecular biology and developmental biology

At least short-term lab experience

Previous experience in flow cytometry and confocal microscopy 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 and collaborative person.

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.

The closing date for all applications is the Sunday 10 July 2016.

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.

Please quote reference PS09440 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Lee Lab) (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 22, 2016.

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

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

We are looking for a self-motivated and reliable post-doctoral researcher to join the research team of Dr. Joo-Hyeon Lee and Dr. Bon-Kyoung Koo. Their team is interested in deciphering the epithelial integrity in the lung and their dynamic crosstalk with surrounding stromal cells in physiologic and pathogenic conditions.

The project is aiming to make step changes in identifying the diverse pulmonary stromal cells and the precise mechanisms in regulating stem cell fate during homeostasis and regeneration, defining the cellular dynamics of stem cells and niche cells in regeneration and tumourigenesis, and exploring the contribution of stem cell niche dysregulation in pathogenesis.

We will utilise systemic approaches combining bioinformatics including single cell analysis, genetic mouse models, cellular and biochemical techniques as well as organoid co-culture systems which are the unique in vitro mammalian genetic model system enabling us to visualize stem cell differentiation and to recapitulate stem-niche interactions.

Homepage: http://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/researchers/principal-investigators/dr-joo-hyeon-lee

Requirement:

1) We are looking for candidates who hold a PhD or MD/PhD degree or will graduate within a year in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Development Biology, Stem Cell Biology, Cancer Biology, or a related field.

2) At least one publication with 1st authorship in a high impact journal.

3) Strong background in molecular and cell biology.

4) Solid experience in genetic animal models.

5) Experience in disease modelling, primary tissue culture, and FACS would be highly advantageous.

6) Experience in gene expression profiling and genome editing technology would be preferable.

The successful candidates will have a strong publication record and an excellent environment for research and career development. We are specifically looking for candidates that are collaborative with effective communication stills and enjoy working in a team. Proven capacity to design, execute, and interpret your own experiments is essential.

Start date is flexible but can be as early as September 2016.

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.

The closing date for all applications is the Wednesday 20 July 2016.

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.

Please quote reference PS09430 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Clinical Training Scholarship in Companion Animal Medicine (POST2)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 21, 2016.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD £ 22,190.00 (Year one)

Fixed-term: 3 years.

This Scholarship, to start on 3 October 2016, provides an outstanding opportunity to study for a postgraduate qualification. The training programme covers all aspects of small animal medicine, including clinical nutrition, oncology and clinical pathology, and is approved by the European College of Veterinary Medicine. The Scholar will undertake a research project in clinical nutrition.

The Scholarship is 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 Scholar will be required to register for a Diploma in the appropriate field. The training programme requires participation in the Department's clinical service, including the out-of-hours rota and first opinion practice, in addition to small-group teaching of veterinary students.

An applicant must be a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a veterinary degree qualifying her/him for membership. Completion of a recognised internship or a minimum of two years' experience in small animal practice is essential.

Informal enquiries: contact Professor Michael Herrtage on mh10001@cam.ac.uk

Closing Date: 10 July 2016

Interview date: 27 July 2016

Application form (SCTS1) and information pack: download from link below

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

Please quote reference PP09442 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Clinical Training Scholarship in Companion Animal Medicine - Royal Canin (Post1)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 21, 2016.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

SENIOR CLINICAL TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP COMPANION ANIMAL MEDICINE SPONSORED BY ROYAL CANIN

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD £ 22,190.00 (Year one) Fixed-term: 3 years.

This Scholarship, to start on 3 October 2016, provides an outstanding opportunity to study for a postgraduate qualification. The training programme covers all aspects of small animal medicine, including clinical nutrition, oncology and clinical pathology, and is approved by the European College of Veterinary Medicine. The Scholar will undertake a research project in clinical nutrition.

The Scholarship is 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 Scholar will be required to register for a Diploma in the appropriate field. The training programme requires participation in the Department's clinical service, including the out-of-hours rota and first opinion practice, in addition to small-group teaching of veterinary students.

An applicant must be a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a veterinary degree qualifying her/him for membership. Completion of a recognised internship or a minimum of two years' experience in small animal practice is essential.

Informal enquiries: contact Professor Michael Herrtage on mh10001@cam.ac.uk

Closing Date: 10 July 2016

Interview date: 27 July 2016

Application form (SCTS1) and information pack: download from link below

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

Please quote reference PP09441 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Events Assistant (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 17, 2016.

The Sainsbury Laboratory is a research Institute located within the University Botanic Gardens which focuses on Plant Developmental Biology and computational modelling of plant development. The Institute has about 150 researchers and some 25 support staff.

Applications are invited for the position of Events Assistant, to assist in delivering a full range of events, looking after visitor schedules and supporting outreach projects. This administrative role supports the Events Manager and arranges the day to day particulars of a diversified programme of seminars, symposia, workshops, visits, outreach activities and staff events, including occasional evening and week-end occurrences. The role holder is also responsible for publishing an internal weekly newsletter and assisting with the Institute AV systems. The role holder will be working with staff across the Institute, alongside other University departments, external organisations and suppliers.

Candidates must be educated to at least 'A' level standard or equivalent and have some office experience, particularly in a busy admin or events setting. Previous experience in outreach activities as well as an understanding of an academic environment is desirable. The role holder will have excellent IT skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office software; experience using Microsoft SharePoint would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills, with a positive, service-oriented, can-do attitude. S/he will be able to work both independently and in a team, with a pro-active approach to troubleshooting and problem solving. Attention to detail, a high level of accuracy and effective time management are essential.

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/.

The post is full time and available immediately.

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

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

Interviews are scheduled to be held on either Friday 08 July and/or Monday 11 July 2016.

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 PT09419 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate/Research Assistant (Maternity Cover)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 17, 2016.

We are seeking a post-doctoral research associate to work on a project on causal reasoning in corvids and humans funded by the ERC. The Principal Investigator is Professor Nicola Clayton.

The person appointed will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the experiments, and will be expected to play a lead role. This will include designing and running the experiments, constructing necessary equipment and lab set ups, collecting and analyzing data and writing the work up for publication and presentations, as well as liaising with other members of the lab and technicians, and reporting to the Principal Investigator. It may also involve helping to train and supervise graduate and undergraduate students and internship visitors involved in any related research projects. The work will involve training and testing corvids in both the Cambridge laboratory and in the field in New Caledonia, as well as testing humans (primarily but not exclusively on children and young infants). Consequently it is essential that the post-holder has a PhD in Experimental Psychology or related discipline (Research Associate) or is in the process of submitting their thesis (Research Assistant), experience of working with both birds and humans, and a background in experimental psychology.

The salary range if appointed as a Research Associate is £28,982 - £37,768 per annum and the salary range if appointed as Research Assistant is £25,023- £28,982 per annum with promotion to Postdoctoral Research Associate on attainment of PhD.

Preference will be given to applicants who have conducted experiments on corvids and have experience in both the lab and field, given the need to work in Cambridge and New Caledonia. Given the nature of this work it is also essential that the post holder can work independently as well as part of a team, and must have good leadership and communication skills.

The length of the appointment is from 3 October 2016 until 2 October 2017.

Information enquiries may be sent to Professor Nicola Clayton via email: nsc22@cam.ac.uk.

Further information may be downloaded below.

The nature of this role means that the successful candidate will also need to undergo a health assessment and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with children's barred list check)

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

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 PJ09418 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Grants Assistant (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 16, 2016.

Applications are invited for the post of Research Grants Assistant to work within this extremely busy section. The main responsibilities of the role include monitoring grant budgets on a monthly basis, producing budget expenditure analyses, staff forecasting, raising grant applications on the internal X5 costing system, interrogating and using the Cambridge University Finance System (CUFS) to recode invoices/ expense claims, dealing with postgraduate grants, subsistence payments, monitoring and processing grant starting certificates and overseeing a Grants Clerk.

The ideal candidate will be used to working in a busy environment whilst maintaining high levels of accuracy. Previous experience of working in a financial role, using computerised financial accounting systems and spreadsheets is desirable. Computing and communication skills are essential. Educated to 'A' level standard with an AAT qualification is desirable but a willingness to learn and a friendly, flexible attitude is more important.

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.

Informal enquiries can be made to Steph Favrin - personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PH09399 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Clinical Training Scholarship in Clinical Pathology

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 16, 2016.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE THE QUEEN'S VETERINARY SCHOOL HOSPITAL

Scholarship award: £21,690.00 in year one Fixed-term: 3 years.

This Scholarship is available from 1 September 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter, and is for one year in the first instance, renewable (subject to satisfactory progress) for periods of one year up to a total of three years.

The Scholarship provides an outstanding opportunity to study for a postgraduate qualification, and the Scholar will be required to register for a Diploma.

You will receive core training in all aspects of Clinical Pathology, will undertake a research project, and will participate in the small-group teaching of veterinary students. The training programme is approved by the European College of Veterinary Clinical Pathology.

You must be a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a veterinary degree qualifying you for membership. A minimum of twelve months' experience in a rotating internship or at least two years' experience in practice is essential.

Informal discussion: contact Dr Joy Archer, 01223 337662, ja331@cam.ac.uk,

Closing date: 3 July 2016
Interview date: 21 July 2016

Application form (SCTS1) and information pack: download from http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/ (under Studentships) or from link below.

Completed application form, curriculum vitae, 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 PP09408 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Therapeutic Radiographer (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 14, 2016.

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

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

We are recruiting for a therapeutic radiographer to work as a key member of a small team based in the Oncology Department of the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital. The candidate will be expected to work with minimum supervision however as this is a bespoke role, training and support will be given with regard to canine and feline anatomy and positioning. The role holder will be responsible for delivery of radiation therapy to veterinary patients, and for the support of this activity within the Small Animal Teaching Hospital and Cancer Therapy Unit. This is a broad role and the successful applicant will be involved in all stages of case processing from imaging to discharge from hospital. This is an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role in the progression of the radiation oncology service here at QVSH.

Applicants should hold a BSc in Therapeutic Radiography or equivalent; have experience of working as a therapeutic radiographer at grade 6 or 7 in human oncology. Experience of working with CT and MRI and knowledge of computer based planning treatment is essential.

You should have good interpersonal skills and be able to provide an appropriate level of sensitivity to clients with consideration of their needs and to remain calm whilst working under pressure.

Informal enquiries: Mrs Julie Ingham email: ji217@cam.ac.uk

Closing date for applications: 7th July 2016

Interview date: 22 July 2016

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

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

Applicants should submit a CHRIS/6, CV, covering letter outlining suitability for the role and contact details for two references. Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Further particulars for the role and information about the Department www.vet.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PP09392 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Secretary (Part Time)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 10, 2016.

We are looking for a self-motivated, reliable and well-organised person to provide secretarial and administrative support to the Departmental Administrator, Graduate Student Co-ordinator and other senior staff in our busy and friendly Department. In addition you will be required to participate in the day-to-day running of the Reception. The position is for three days per week (Monday ¿ Wednesday) and is shared with an employee who works Thursday and Friday.

Ideally you will be educated to at least GCSE level, with qualifications in Maths and English. Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel and experience of the University's UFS, CHRIS and CamSIS systems would be an advantage but are not essential. You should have previous secretarial and administrative experience, sound written and oral communication skills and the ability to work well under pressure. You will be an effective organiser and able to communicate with people at all levels. In addition, you must be reliable, tactful and discreet.

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

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

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Miss Claire Wilson cew58@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PC09361 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Education Officer (Community)[Temporary Cover] (Adoption Cover)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 10, 2016.

Cambridge University Botanic Garden holds the research and teaching collection of living plants for the University of Cambridge. Its fundamental purpose is to make these collections accessible for the current generation and to maintain them for future generations.

The Education Section delivers the public education and outreach programme which includes an adult education programme, a schools programme and a community programme which includes events for children, families and adults from the local community.

The Section contributes to major Garden events, develops interpretation of Garden displays, leads the Garden's contribution to the widening participation agenda within the University and oversees the working relationship between the Garden and the Institute of Continuing Education, including the Garden's accredited trainee horticulturalist scheme. The Section also works closely with Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS), one of the Garden's six sections.

The Community Education Officer is primarily responsible for the running of the community programme, family programme and developing resources associated with this.

The postholder also contributes to other aspects of the Education Section including adult courses and school visits.

Responsible to the Head of Education (HOE), this is a part time position (3 days / week) within the Botanic Garden's Education Section. The section comprises 4 members of staff: Head of Education (HOE), Schools Education Officer (SEO), Communities Education Officer (CEO), Interpretation Associate (IE) with support from Administration staff.

This is a key position, with involvement in all aspects of the Garden's Education provision.

Adoption cover: This post is fixed-term for 1 year 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 an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service 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.

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

Interviews anticipated first week in August 2016.

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Postdoctoral Research Associates

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 08, 2016.

Applications are invited for up to three postdoctoral research associates to join the Livesey lab. The lab hosts the Alzheimer's Research UK Stem Cell Research Centre, funded by the Alborada Trust and these positions will work closely with the Centre. The overall aim of the Centre is to use stem cell models to identify new potential drug treatments for Alzheimer's disease. To do so, we are focussed on using stem cell models of Alzheimer's disease to understand key mechanisms underpinning how the disease starts and spreads through the brain in both inherited/familial and the common, sporadic forms of dementia. One of the positions will involve derivation, production and quality control of human iPSC lines from cohorts of individuals with different forms of dementia, including management of the resource for the wider group. The other roles will focus on different aspects of the cell and molecular biology of neurodegeneration, including genetic (CRISPR) screens in human neurons.

Applicants should have, or expect to obtain shortly, a PhD in the life or physical sciences and an interest in understanding fundamental aspects of the biology of neurodegeneration. Experience in neuroscience, stem cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology or neurodegeneration would be an advantage.

Limited funding: Although the funds are currently in place until 30/4/2017, we anticipate that funding will be extended by a further 2 years.

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 brief statement outlining key areas of expertise, reasons why you would like to join the group and if possible, an indication of research area(s) that you might like to pursue. Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Rick Livesey (rick@gurdon.cam.ac.uk). Please quote reference PR09300 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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PhD Studentshp - Planar Cell Polarity

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 08, 2016.

We invite applications for a 3-year PhD studentship to start in October 2016 to work with Dr Peter Lawrence and Dr Jose Casal. Animal tissues and organs are formed by different types of cells that are arranged in stereotyped patterns. Although we know much about the mechanisms by which cells acquire different fates, we know very little about how cells interact to arrange themselves to form these patterns. We are suggesting a project that investigates cell affinity, an important but neglected aspect of cell behaviour that is especially relevant to understanding development.

We would like to host a PhD student to work on a project that is related to but not overlapping too closely with our own main project on planar cell polarity. Anyone interested should please read a bit about us (http://making-of-a-fly.me/), a review on affinity (R. A. Foty, and M. S. Steinberg. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Developmental Biology 2013 2: 631-645) and also the paper we have written specifically on cell affinity (P.A. Lawrence, J. Casal, G. Struhl. Development 1999 126: 2441-2449). Our experiments suggest a good way into this area using both genetics and genetic mosaics.

Applicants should have at least a 2.1 in an Honours degree or equivalent (e.g CGPA 3.5/4.0) in a relevant subject. Funding is available for a UK/EU student to cover tuition fees and maintenance.

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Dr.Peter Lawrence before submitting an application. http://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/peter-lawrence .

Applications should be made on-line via the Cambridge Graduate Admissions Office: http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/students/gradadmissions/prospec/apply/.

Please quote reference PF09345 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 08, 2016.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral cognitive neuroscience research position to work in the Memory Laboratory at the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge.

Applicants should have, or be soon to receive, a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or related disciplines, and must have a strong interest, evidenced by first-authored peer-reviewed publications, in studying how long-term memory processes are affected by healthy ageing. Previous experience leading functional MRI experiments, involving collecting and analysing data in younger and older adults using univariate and multivariate statistical methods, is necessary, as are computer programming skills (Matlab or Python). Applicants should have excellent organisational skills, be highly motivated, enjoy working in a vibrant collaborative research environment, and be able to communicate effectively, with strong scientific writing skills, evidenced by first-authored publications and previous grant writing contributions, particularly important. Previous supervisory experience with postgraduate students and/or research assistants is desirable.

The salary range if appointed as a Research Associate is £28,982 - £37,768 per annum. The salary range if appointed as a Research Assistant is £25,023-£28,982 with promotion to Research Associate on attainment of PhD.

The post is full-time and available for 13 months in the first instance from 1 September 2016.

Further details may be downloaded below.

Questions about this vacancy may be emailed to Dr Jon Simons (jss30@cam.ac.uk).

It is anticipated that interviews will take place in July.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 13 months in the first instance.

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

Please quote reference PJ09316 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Postgraduate Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 08, 2016.

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

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related disciplines, and an interest in human memory. The position will involve administering computerised cognitive tasks to younger and older adults. In addition, the post-holder will help with organising lab administration. Previous experience with neuropsychological testing and strong computer skills (e.g., MS Office, e-prime) are necessary. Applicants should have excellent organisational skills, be highly motivated, enjoy working in a vibrant collaborative research environment, and be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Further information may be downloaded below.

The post is full-time and available for 13 months, starting 1 September 2016.

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

It is anticipated that interviews will take place in July.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 13 months in the first instance.

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

Please quote reference PJ09316 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Accounts Assistant (Part Time)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 07, 2016.

We are seeking a part time (18 hours per week preferably over five days) Accounts Assistant to provide clerical support for the financial activities of the Department with particular responsibility for processing purchase invoices, sales invoices, processing expense claims and answering general queries. The role also covers the Department's Reception facility from time to time.

The ideal candidate will be educated to 'A' level standard or with a number of years of accounts based experience and have the ability to maintain a high level of accuracy whilst working within deadlines. He/she will also have a good level of communication and computer skills.

Further details about the post may be download below.

Informal enquiries may be emailed to Dr Elizabeth Haslemere - eh268@cam.ac.uk.

Applicants should state their preferred hours of work on their application form.

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 quote reference PJ09316 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate in Behavioural Neuroscience (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 03, 2016.

A postdoctoral research position is available to work with Dr Amy Milton, Dr Dawn Eagle and Professor Trevor Robbins on the neural mechanisms by which pavlovian memories contribute to the development of compulsive checking behaviour in an animal model of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

It is expected that applicants will have a Ph.D. or equivalent qualification and highly desirable that they will have graduate or postdoctoral experience in behavioural neuroscience. Expertise in rodent behavioural work is essential; experience of cognitive behavioural testing using operant equipment is highly desirable.

Further details may be downloaded below and informal enquiries emailed to Dr Dawn Eagle (de102@cam.ac.uk).

Interviews are expected to take place in the week beginning 25 July 2016.

The start date for this post is 1 October 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2018 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, 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 quote reference PJ09316 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate - Bioinformatician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 02, 2016.

Applications are invited for a Research Associate - Bioinformatician position funded by Bloodwise UK, starting from 1 August 2016 for up to two and a half years (dependent on start date).

The successful candidate will develop and implement bioinformatic tools to analyze next generation sequencing (exome, targeted resequencing, CHIP-Seq) and gene expression profiling data from lymphoma in the research laboratory of Professor Ming-Qing Du. Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant subject, an excellent knowledge of a programming or scripting language, and significant experience in bioinformatic analyses, ideally in next generation sequencing data analyses. The post-holder will work closely with other bioinformaticians in the Biomedical Research Centre, should be highly motivated, and have the ability to plan and conduct high quality bioinformatic analyses within a multidisciplinary team.

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

Ability to work both as part of a team and independently, coupled with excellent communication, organizational and problem solving skills are required. The duties/responsibilities of this post, 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, and delivering seminars and occasional lectures.

Further information about the research group can be found at the group's website (http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/pages/du/).

Informal enquires may be made to Professor Ming-Qing Du (mailto:mqd20@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.

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

Please quote reference PK09304 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Teaching/General Laboratory Technician (Part Time)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 02, 2016.

The Department of Pathology is looking for a highly motivated individual to support the Teaching Laboratory team in the provision of technical support within the practical teaching classes, including providing assistance to students in the Department. The anticipated start date for this post is 26 September 2016.

The working hours are 8.30-5pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, term-time only (you will normally be required to work for not more than 30 weeks in the year in three periods approximately equivalent to the University full term).

The role holder will assist in the preparation of materials needed for practical classes and examinations in Microbiology, Virology, Histopathology, Immunology and Parasitology, as part of a team supervised by a Senior Technician. The role holder will also be responsible for the maintenance of equipment and for replenishing consumables used during teaching sessions. The role includes the care and repair of museum specimens based at the department's Addenbrooke's site, including preparation of preserving fluids, re-mounting of specimens and sealing of containers.

Candidates will have 3-4 GCSEs including Biology and Maths (grades A - C) or, BTEC First Certificate in Applied Science or, other relevant qualification in a science subject. Excellent communication and IT skills, and confidence to work on their own initiative to a high level of accuracy are also essential. Prior relevant experience would be an advantage.

For further details regarding the post please refer to the Further Information document.

Interviews will be held week commencing 8 August 2016.

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 Irene Piper, jobs@path.cam.ac.uk or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK09270 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Administrative Assistant

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 25, 2016.

Applications are invited for the full time post of Administrative Assistant, based within the Administration Office of the Department of Pathology.

The administration office team consists of three members of staff overseen by the Administration Manager. As well as providing a secretarial support service to the Head of Department and the two Departmental Secretaries, the role supports the wider departmental administrative functions including human resources, staff review and development, job advertising and recruitment, security card issue, examination administration and reception cover.

Applicants should be educated to GCSE level or equivalent (including English), be IT literate with good working knowledge of MS Office and knowledge of web-based administrative systems or a willingness to acquire them.

The ability to communicate both verbally and in writing is essential, as is the ability to multi-task, manage your own time, work on own initiative whilst being a team member and behave in a professional manner at all times. Previous experience of reception work and knowledge of University administrative systems and procedures would be an advantage.

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

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

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

Please quote reference PK09231 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate: Computational biologist (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 23, 2016.

Two postdoctoral research posts are available to work on an ERC funded project 'SynthHotSpot' in the laboratory of Dr Ian Henderson in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge. This project seeks to understand and control recombination in plant genomes. This work has basic relevance for genome function and evolution and also has applied impact in the context of crop breeding. The Department of Plant Sciences is a world-class centre for the study of plant biology, equipped with excellent growth facilities and laboratories.

This postholder will perform bioinformatics and statistical analysis of genomic and genetic data generated in the project. This will involve testing hypotheses using functional genomics data generated in our laboratory. Development of suitable computational methods to best answer these questions is expected. Confident knowledge of statistical approaches and one or more core programming languages (R, phyton, perl or similar) are essential. Applicants should ideally have experience using next generation sequencing data for genomics analysis. The applicant should have excellent organizational skills, drive and the ability for independent and critical thinking. Good communication skills and the ability to work in a team are also essential. A Ph.D in a relevant area of computer science or bioinformatics is required. The start date for the project is 1st October 2016. Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

REFERENCES

NE Yelina, C Lambing, TJ Hardcastle, X Zhao, B Santos, IR Henderson (2015) DNA methylation epigenetically silences crossover hot spots and controls chromosomal domains of meiotic recombination in Arabidopsis. Genes Dev 29, 2183-2202

K Choi, IR Henderson (2015) Meiotic recombination hotspots¿a comparative view. The Plant Journal 83 (1), 52-61

PA Ziolkowski, LE Berchowitz, C Lambing, NE Yelina, X Zhao, KA Kelly, ... (2013) Juxtaposition of heterozygous and homozygous regions causes reciprocal crossover remodelling via interference during Arabidopsis meiosis. Elife 4, e03708

NE Yelina, PA Ziolkowski, N Miller, X Zhao, KA Kelly, DF Muñoz, DJ Mann, ... (2013) High-throughput analysis of meiotic crossover frequency and interference via flow cytometry of fluorescent pollen in Arabidopsis thaliana Nature protocols 8 (11), 2119-2134

K Choi, X Zhao, KA Kelly, O Venn, JD Higgins, NE Yelina, TJ Hardcastle, ... (2013) Arabidopsis meiotic crossover hot spots overlap with H2A. Z nucleosomes at gene promoters Nature genetics 45 (11), 1327-1336

NE Yelina, K Choi, L Chelysheva, M Macaulay, B De Snoo, E Wijnker, ... (2012) Epigenetic remodeling of meiotic crossover frequency in Arabidopsis thaliana DNA methyltransferase mutants PLoS Genet 8 (8), e1002844

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 more information contact Ian Henderson (irh25@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PD09208 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate: Experimental geneticist (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 23, 2016.

Two postdoctoral research posts are available to work on an ERC funded project 'SynthHotSpot' in the laboratory of Dr Ian Henderson in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge. This project seeks to understand and control recombination in plant genomes. This work has basic relevance for genome function and evolution and also has applied impact in the context of crop breeding. The Department of Plant Sciences is a world-class centre for the study of plant biology, equipped with excellent growth facilities and laboratories.

For this vacancy the postholder will perform genetics and genomics experiments in order to understand and control recombination, using Arabidopsis thaliana as a model species. The applicant should ideally have experience with model system genetics, in plant or non-plant species. Experience in molecular biology, genomics or quantitative genetics are desirable. A deep interest in the basic mechanisms controlling genome function and evolution are essential. The applicant should have excellent organizational skills, drive and the ability for independent and critical thinking. Familiarity with a programming language is an advantage (R, phyton, perl or similar). A Ph.D in a relevant area of the biosciences is required. Good communication skills and the ability to work in a team are essential. The start date for the project is 1st October 2016.

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

REFERENCES

NE Yelina, C Lambing, TJ Hardcastle, X Zhao, B Santos, IR Henderson (2015) DNA methylation epigenetically silences crossover hot spots and controls chromosomal domains of meiotic recombination in Arabidopsis. Genes Dev 29, 2183-2202

K Choi, IR Henderson (2015) Meiotic recombination hotspots¿a comparative view. The Plant Journal 83 (1), 52-61

PA Ziolkowski, LE Berchowitz, C Lambing, NE Yelina, X Zhao, KA Kelly, ... (2013) Juxtaposition of heterozygous and homozygous regions causes reciprocal crossover remodelling via interference during Arabidopsis meiosis. Elife 4, e03708

NE Yelina, PA Ziolkowski, N Miller, X Zhao, KA Kelly, DF Muñoz, DJ Mann, ... (2013) High-throughput analysis of meiotic crossover frequency and interference via flow cytometry of fluorescent pollen in Arabidopsis thaliana Nature protocols 8 (11), 2119-2134

K Choi, X Zhao, KA Kelly, O Venn, JD Higgins, NE Yelina, TJ Hardcastle, ... (2013) Arabidopsis meiotic crossover hot spots overlap with H2A. Z nucleosomes at gene promoters Nature genetics 45 (11), 1327-1336

NE Yelina, K Choi, L Chelysheva, M Macaulay, B De Snoo, E Wijnker, ... (2012) Epigenetic remodeling of meiotic crossover frequency in Arabidopsis thaliana DNA methyltransferase mutants PLoS Genet 8 (8), e1002844

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 more information contact Ian Henderson (irh25@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PD09207 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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University Lecturer (2 Posts)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 04, 2016.

Applications are invited for two research-oriented, tenure-track University Lectureships in Physiology, Development and Neuroscience available from 1 January 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. Based in central Cambridge, we are searching for two outstanding scientists, with excellent publication records, undertaking fundable work with synergies with our research programme (http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/research/). The research field is open for one post but, for the other post, we are looking to recruit a Neuroscientist and are particularly interested in candidates working in systems or circuitry.

The successful applicants will have PhDs in relevant subject areas, will have aptitude and enthusiasm for teaching, and be willing to contribute effectively to our undergraduate programmes in preclinical medicine, preclinical veterinary science, and natural sciences (http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/teaching). They will be expected to contribute to the design and delivery of undergraduate and graduate lecture courses and to perform other academic duties including administration, examining and assessment.

We welcome applications from all qualified candidates and we strongly encourage women to apply. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Bill Harris, Head of Department (wah20@cam.ac.uk; +44 (0) 1223 766137/333772).

Appointment will be made at University Lecturer level with a probationary period of five years, with appointment to the retirement age thereafter. The pensionable salary scale starts at £38,896 to £49,230 per annum. Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidates will be required to undergo a health assessment, with a satisfactory outcome determined by the University.

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, in the Upload section of the online application, you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a research publication list which highlights your three most important published outputs, and a covering letter of no more than two pages, outlining current and future plans, indicating the fit within the research profile of the Department and how you might contribute to our teaching. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 10 July 2016.

Please quote reference PM09036 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Group Leader

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Mar 10, 2016.

Applications are invited for a Research Group Leader position in the Sainsbury Laboratory.

The Sainsbury Laboratory is a Research Institute dedicated to plant developmental biology located in central Cambridge, UK. It has excellent resources and core facilities, with state-of-the-art equipment including growth rooms, glasshouses, microscopy and computing facilities. There is a collaborative research ethos where diversity is welcomed, and Group Leaders can take risks in a supportive and collegial environment. We are seeking to appoint one Group Leader who can both contribute to and benefit from this environment. In particular we are looking for a scientist with imaginative research ideas that will contribute to our understanding of plant development, by elucidating the links between genotype and phenotype in any appropriate study system.

Applicants will typically have experience of relevance to the overall scientific focus of the Laboratory, in particular plant development and/or computational modelling of development. Applicants should have exceptional promise for, or a proven record of research achievement in the field, and provide strong evidence of their potential to make significant contributions to basic plant science research.

The position is open to applicants of any nationality and can be awarded across a broad range of seniority. Applicants who currently hold a permanent post in a University or other Research Organisation are welcome to apply. The successful applicant will initially receive support for five years, including salary and benefits. The annual pensionable salary of a Group Leader is dependent on experience and may range from grade 9 (£38,896-£49,230), grade 10 (£52,219-£55,389), grade 11 (£57,047-£66,108) or grade 12 (£68,085-£102,906), supplemented by a 30% Gatsby distinction award. Ample laboratory space, administrative support, and unrestricted research funds in the range of £250,000 per annum will be available. Group Leaders are also eligible to apply for competitive research grant support from other sources. Pending a rigorous peer-review process, appointment is renewable in 5 years installments. There is no overall limit to the number of potential renewals.

Applications can be submitted electronically at any time as pdf files and should include a full CV, a research proposal for the initial five year period as Group Leader and the names of at least three referees. Completed applications should be sent by e-mail to: enquiries@slcu.cam.ac.uk

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

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

Please quote reference PT08605 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.