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Teaching Laboratory Technician (Part Time)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 29, 2014.

The Department of Plant Sciences is seeking to appoint a Teaching Laboratory Technician to assist in running and organising the Plant Sciences Teaching Lab.

The role-holder will provide assistance with the preparation and setting up of large practical classes for a range of courses eg 1A Physiology of Organisms and 1B Plant & Microbial Sciences. They will contribute to preparation of the required media, plant material and equipment. During practical classes, they will answer queries and provide support to undergraduate students in the operation of specialised equipment and apparatus, and related techniques. They will also look after and water plant material grown in the teaching greenhouse and at the Department's Plant Growth Facility, located at the Botanic Garden.

The role-holder will assist with running practical classes and lectures in other Departments for interdepartmental courses, eg Zoology, 1A Biology of Cells.

The successful candidate will be educated to A-Level standard or equivalent, preferably in Biology, with good IT ability. They will possess excellent problem-solving and manipulative skills. They will be a strong communicator, able to work independently and within a team, often under pressure.

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, informal enquiries can be made to Catherine Butler, Department Administrator (cek31@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PD03911 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Principal Assistant

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

We are seeking to appoint a Principal Assistant, following the retirement of the current post-holder. This position is key to the development and implementation of the technical facilities required to sustain and enhance the Department's high international profile in research and teaching. The job holder is will ensure best practice in Departmental management of technical services, particularly in respect of safety, security and staff development, to comply with changing requirements.

The job holder will be involved in, and the co-ordination of, refurbishment projects within the Department, taking responsibility for the maintenance of the building and equipment, including negotiating and monitoring service contracts; co-ordinating the procurement of equipment and laboratory supplies (including the preparation of competitive proposals and EU tenders) and costing of technical services for the purpose of financial cost recovery.

The job holder oversees the management of technical and maintenance staff and plays an essential role in recruiting and retaining suitable staff. In addition, the job holder is the Departmental Safety Officer, the Fire Safety Manager and the Asbestos Coordinator and will, in addition, play a leading role in managing health and safety within the Department.

Applicants should be educated to degree level in a relevant biological science and have previous management experience in a senior post in a science related area in either a higher education or industrial setting and be fully aware of current trends in biological science, with particular regard to the improvement of facilities and new developments in equipment. In addition the successful applicant will have excellent motivational and interpersonal skills and have experience in some or all of the following fields: personnel, finance, research, health and safety, estate management, strategic planning, and experience of working in a biological or related research laboratory environment. Experience of supervising staff in a research environment, project management, and implementation of Health and Safety requirements in a research environment are essential. They should be able to provide clear leadership to the technical support team, have the ability to deal sympathetically and effectively with a wide range of people and issues and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

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

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

If you have any queries regarding this position please contact Stephanie Morley by e-mail on personl@bioc.cam.ac.uk or please call 01223 333617.

Please quote reference PH03931 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Roving HR/Receptionist

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 25, 2014.

Limited tenure - for 12 months

This is a new and exciting role acting as a roving HR/Receptionist covering six departments within the School of Biological Sciences.

Although based within the Department of Biochemistry the role-holder will be expected to travel between and cover planned and unplanned absences in any of the other five participating departments.

The ideal candidate will be self motivated, reliable, well organised, used to dealing with highly confidential information and able to always work quickly, methodically and accurately, with good attention to detail at all times. Excellent communication and organisational skills, a flexible approach to work, good IT skills, with experience of using Word and Excel will be essential. Knowledge of using personnel database systems and experience of working in an HE environment would be a distinct advantage albeit, an ability to work independently and to take initiative is more important as training will be given where needed.

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.

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

If you have any queries relating to this post please contact Stephanie Morley - personl@bioc.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH03888 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 25, 2014.

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work in the laboratory of Dr Frank Jiggins on genetic variation in susceptibility to viruses.

Working with Drosophila, you will use quantitative genetics, population genetics, molecular biology, and bioinformatics, to identify genes controlling variation in susceptibility to viral infection, investigate the molecular evolution of these genes, and understand the evolutionary processes maintaining the variation in populations.

The work will suit a researcher who holds or is about to be awarded a PhD in the use of Drosophila to study host-virus interactions and has experience of population genetic analyses and expertise in using recombineering approaches to modify genes.

The position will be based in the Department of Genetics on the Downing Site in central Cambridge. However, please note that the group is temporarily located in our Evolutionary Genetics Laboratory 3 miles to the west of the city centre whilst refurbishment works are carried out in the main building.

Informal enquiries should be sent to f.jiggins@gen.cam.ac.uk, and details of the lab can be found at www.gen.cam.ac.uk/research/Jiggins.

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

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

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

Please upload a covering letter, summarising your interest in and suitability for the role, including a brief statement of research interests, qualifications and experience, together with a full CV.

Please quote reference PC03914 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Part Time, Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 25, 2014.

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher, working part-time (0.5 FTE) to curate neuroanatomical expression data from the published literature. You will be based in the Virtual Fly Brain (VFB) group in the Department of Genetics, in central Cambridge, working as part of a team that is supervised by Dr Cahir O'Kane in the Department of Genetics, and colleagues in the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, the European Bioinformatics Institute near Cambridge, and the University of Edinburgh (See www.virtualflybrain.org for further details).

In this role, you will be responsible for reviewing all peer-reviewed literature that relates to the Drosophila nervous system as it is published. Initially, your specific remit will be to capture information about the expression of transgenes (such as GAL4 enhancer traps or other molecular tools) in identified neurons and brain regions. These data will be integrated into existing Drosophila databases such as FlyBase and Virtual Fly Brain. In due course your role may expand to other aspects of the curation process such as adding newly identified neurons to the Drosophila anatomy ontology, curating images, and large datasets associated with published papers.

You will interact day to day with expert scientist-curators in the Virtual Fly Brain and FlyBase teams who will provide appropriate training. You will also work with other VFB team members primarily involved in the development of the virtualflybrain.org website to ensure the visibility of generated data. You may also seek input from authors or other expert scientists outside the group.

You should have a PhD in a biological science or related subject, and experience in Drosophila genetics and/or neurobiology, particularly with some neuroanatomical expertise, and ideally with an interest in learning scripting, ontology development and other bioinformatics skills. Experience with UNIX and Perl would be beneficial but not essential.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2017 in the first instance.

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

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

Please upload a covering letter, summarising your interest in and suitability for the role, including a brief statement of research interests, qualifications and experience, together with a full CV.

In addition to your on-line application, please also email your CV and covering letter to Dr Cahir O'Kane c.okane@gen.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PC03913 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Veterinary Radiographer

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 25, 2014.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE WEST CAMBRDIGE SITE

Limit of Tenure 3 years in the first instance

We require a full time Veterinary Radiographer to join a team of qualified radiographers in this busy Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Applicants should be qualified Veterinary Nurses (preference will be given to Diploma holders) with a particular interest in radiography, or diagnostic Radiographers holding either the DCR or equivalent degree. A minimum of 2 years post qualification experience is desirable. Duties include diagnostic radiography of both small animals (cats and dogs) and large animals (horses and farm animals) Experience of working in this field would be advantageous, but is not essential as training will be given.

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

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

Closing date: 13 August 2014

Interview date: 26 August 2014

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

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

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

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link in the 'Apply online' section of the advertisement published on the University's Job Opportunities web pages. You will need to register an account and log in before completing the online application form. You should upload the following documents: a curriculum vitae; a brief statement about how your experience fits the profile for this role.

Please quote reference PP03927 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Teaching Technician (Full-time or Term time only)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 25, 2014.

Would you like to be part of a small team supporting undergraduate practical teaching activities in PDN? The Department is involved in the teaching of first- and second-year medical, veterinary and science students. The job will involve the supervision of two staff, preparation of practical classes to include assembling equipment and work stations, setting up of apparatus for electrophysiological experiments including dissections.

You will assist and advise students in experimental techniques and procedures and in the use of equipment and computing systems during practical classes.

You should be a team player with good problem solving skills, manual dexterity, good IT skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.

Candidates should have an HNC or equivalent in a biological subject and GCSEs in maths and a science subject plus some experience in a laboratory, preferably in a teaching environment. Supervisory experience is desirable.

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

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

Please complete the online application as fully as possible. 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 PM03929 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Research Laboratory Technician (Drosophila Neurobiology) (Part Time, Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 24, 2014.

We are looking to appoint a technician to work 30 hours per week in support of a BBSRC funded project on Drosophila (fruitfly) neurobiology.

The main duties include dissections of Drosophila brain preparations, antibody staining, basic fluorescence microscopy, Drosophila crosses, and collation and analysis of computerised image and spreadsheet data.

You should have an HND or equivalent in a biological or related science although a degree level education is desirable. At least 3 years laboratory experience in immunohistology, microscopic dissections, and mounting or imaging of dissected preparations, preferably including Drosophila, is essential.

Informal enquiries may be made to either Dr. Liria Masuda-Nakagawa (lm546@cam.ac.uk) or Dr. Cahir O'Kane (c.okane@gen.cam.ac.uk).

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 June 2015 in the first instance.

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

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

Please quote reference PC03906 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 24, 2014.

Applications are invited from newly qualified postdoctoral scientists to work on a project investigating the role of Stat3 and the tumour microenvironment in breast cancer progression. This project is funded by the Medical Research Council. Experience in cell biology, immunology, murine models, and an interest in signalling, is desirable. This position would be ideally suited to a scientist who already holds a Home Office Personal Licence.

Specific enquiries, and requests for more details of this project, can be made to Professor Christine Watson, cjw53@cam.ac.uk.

This position is available from 6 October 2014.

Fixed-term: The fund for this post is available until 31 January 2016 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 PK03909 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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Director of Small Animal Surgical Services

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 24, 2014.

Competitive Salary

Applications are invited for the role of Director of Small Animal Surgical Services, to take up appointment as soon as possible and ideally by 1 January 2015. This is an exciting opportunity for the successful applicant to provide leadership and strategic direction in the area of small animal surgical services in the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital in order to ensure a well led and efficient surgical service, to participate in the clinical service and drive forward the growing surgical referral caseload of the Hospital, and to participate in clinical teaching.

You must be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a veterinary degree qualifying you for membership; hold an RCVS and/or European and/or American College Diploma in small animal surgery, focused in orthopaedics.

You should have substantial practical experience in small animal surgery; documented clinical veterinary student teaching experience; experience in the training of postgraduate veterinary surgeons (interns and residents).

You should be able to demonstrate evidence of ability to lead a team and to lead by example; sensitivity to the differing needs and career directions of co-workers and students; excellent organisational skills and the ability to balance the demands on the time of members of the small animal clinical team; enthusiasm for the discipline, and good interpersonal and teaching skills in order to impart their skills and knowledge to others; excellent written and verbal communication skills; the ability to work under pressure; and evidence of academic endeavour (e.g. published papers).

A higher degree is desirable.

Informal enquiries: Professor James Wood, 01223 764666, jlnw2@cam.ac.uk

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

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

Closing date for applications: 5 September 2014.

Interview date: 29 September 2014.

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

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

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link in the 'Apply online' section of the advertisement published on the University's Job Opportunities web pages. You will need to register an account and log in before completing the online application form. You should upload the following documents: a curriculum vitae; a brief statement about how your experience fits the profile for this role.

Please quote reference PP03910 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Research Technician (Part Time (60%), Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 23, 2014.

We are looking for a motivated technician who would be interested in joining our dynamic multidisciplinary team investigating the effects of adverse prenatal conditions on developmental programming of cardiovascular and neurological diseases. Practical experience of preparing histological material and performing immunohistochemistry, as well as molecular biological techniques, is essential. The role will also involve animal maintenance and care, and the day to day running of the laboratory. The successful candidate should be conscientious, have an eye for detail, and be capable of organising their own work. Further details of the research, can be found at www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/giussani/index.html.

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

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

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

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

Please complete the online application form as fully as possible.

Please quote reference PM03889 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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Research Associate x 2 (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 21, 2014.

Two Wellcome Trust funded positions are available to work with Dr Andrew Welchman at the University of Cambridge. The successful applicant will combine brain imaging methods (fMRI, TMS), computational analysis, psychophysical measurements and modelling to examine the neural basis of 3-D perception. The work makes use of state-of-the-art brain imaging techniques and analysis methods.

Research will be conducted within well-equipped labs that incorporate a range of bespoke equipment. The Department of Psychology provides an excellent working environment with a pronounced research focus and international expertise in Vision Science, Behavioural, Sensory and Cognitive Neuroscience. Dr Welchman's research group further benefits from regular interactions with a wide network of international collaborators.

Candidates should hold or expect to hold a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics or a related field. Programming skills (e.g. Matlab, C) are essential and experience with brain imaging methods (fMRI, EEG, TMS) is desirable.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Andrew Welchman (aew69@cam.ac.uk)

Further information may be downloaded.

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.

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

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

PLEASE NOTE that the closing date for this position has been extended. If you have already submitted an application there is no need to reapply. Your application will be considered after the extended closing date.

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

Please quote reference PJ03592 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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Research Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 17, 2014.

We have an opportunity for the employment of a Research Laboratory Technician in Professor David Glover's research group.

The role of the technician is to provide support within the research group. This support may be summarised under these areas:

i) To maintain Drosophila stocks used for research purposes. This involves identification of phenotypic markers, regular transfer of stocks and checking of the genotypes, and the maintenance of a collection of mutant lines.

ii) Molecular cloning of genes essential for meiotic progression. This will be working under the supervision of a Research Associate and will involve sequencing of such clones, expression of recombinant DNAs in E-coli to produce protein and immunofluorescence microscopy using antibodies to specific gene products,.

iii) To assist with various research projects, e.g. setting up specific crosses and scoring offspring, maintaining comprehensive records.

Details of Professor Glover's Cell Cycle Genetics Research Programme may be found on our webpage: http://dmgweb.gen.cam.ac.uk/

*We would welcome a gap-year student for this position as it has successfully been filled in the past by science students between A-levels and University, but please be aware that the salary paid may be lower than that advertised due to lack of experience.

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.

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 PC03859 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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University Lecturer

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 17, 2014.

Cambridge University Botanic Garden is seeking to recruit a University Lecturer/Curator. The post will be affiliated with the Department of Plant Sciences.

The role-holder will contribute to teaching and research in plant systematics and taxonomy, including course development, lecturing, conducting seminars and supervising undergraduate and/or graduate students. They will be expected to develop teaching programmes for a range of audiences, and undertake research relevant to plant systematics and taxonomy leading to publication.

The role-holder will develop the strategic policy and planning framework to ensure that the plant collections meet the research and education requirements of the Cambridge University Botanic Garden. They will promote and facilitate accessibility of the collections and provide taxonomic expertise crucial to the research and teaching values of the Garden's plant collections.

The ideal candidate will be a researcher with an internationally recognised track record of publication in plant systematics or taxonomy, and experience of working in a multi-stakeholder environment. They will have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant specialist subject area as well as a good working knowledge of collections-based institutions and how they contribute to scientific understanding. An interest in, and empathy with, horticulture and the management needs of living collections would be advantageous, together with a successful track record of fundraising.

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 supporting statement which addresses the criteria set out in the candidate specification, together with a statement of current and future research plans, a detailed CV and publications list, accompanied by form CHRIS/6 (parts 1 and 3 only, with details of three referees).

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, informal enquiries should be made to the Director of CUBG, Professor Beverley Glover (bjg26@cam.ac.uk) or the Head of the Department of Plant Sciences, Professor Sir David Baulcombe (oo203@cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference PD03809 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Secretary (Administrative Assistant) (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 17, 2014.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 June 2017 in the first instance.

The Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Stem Cell Institute draws together outstanding researchers from 25 stem cell laboratories in Cambridge to form a world-leading centre for stem cell biology and medicine. Scientists in the Institute collaborate to generate new knowledge and understanding of the biology of stem cells and provide the foundation for new medical treatments.

We are seeking an experienced professional and proactive PA/Secretary (Administrative Assistant), who will be based in the part of the Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute housed in the Clifford Allbutt Building at the University's clinical School at the Addenbrooke's Hospital site in Cambridge, and be responsible for provision of secretarial and administrative support to the Institute's Head of Translational Science, Professor Robin Franklin. When required you will assist the Institute's Administrator and Principal Investigators.

You will assist Prof Franklin by providing secretarial support. Delivery of these objectives will come by providing a high-quality, proactive, effective support service.

You will be responsible for the efficient and accurate administration of all communication with the Head of Translational Science's office including all the scheduling of appointments and meetings, preparing agendas and minutes, and providing support for administration of grant applications and reports.

You will be the first point of contact for visitors, prospective staff and students, this also entails interactions with a wide variety of external contacts including: Media (TV, Press and Radio) other institutions, eminent scientists, sponsors and other University Departments.

You will have a wide range of responsibility and decision making in assisting the Head of Translational Science.

You will need to be diplomatic, and discrete. You will have the ability to multi-task and pay meticulous attention to detail whilst maintaining confidentiality at all times. You will be required to prioritise and work to deadlines, using your own initiative. You should have good telephone manner and excellent interpersonal skills.

You should be educated to 'A' level standard with excellent organisation, communication and written English skills, and with outstanding secretarial skills including a high level of competence with Microsoft Office, spreadsheets, databases, email and the internet. Previous experience in a similar role is essential.

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

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

The closing date for all applications is the Saturday 16th August 2014.

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

Interviews will be held towards the end of August 2014. If you have not been invited for interview by 22nd August 2014, you have not been successful on this occasion.

Please quote reference PS03834 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant at the Centre for Family Research (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 16, 2014.

Applications are invited for a 36-month Full Time Research Assistant to join the Centre for Family Research (http://www.cfr.cam.ac.uk), a multidisciplinary research centre that conducts a wide range of studies of child development and family relationships.

The research assistant will work with Professor Claire Hughes and her research team on a new international longitudinal study of early social and cognitive development (funded by the ESRC). The post will demand considerable fieldwork as the UK arm of this involves 200 families who will be seen at 4 time-points (prenatal interviews at the Rosie Birth Centre in Cambridge and home visits when the infants are 4-, 14- and 24-months old). The post also involves related research duties: contacting families, coding data from interviews and videos, transcribing, data entry and analysis and assistance with writing up. The study will involve both fathers and mothers for each family and so a willingness to visit families in the evenings and at weekends is an essential requirement of this post.

The successful candidate will have: a good degree in psychology or relevant subject, a clean DBS check; an interest in children's development and excellent interpersonal skills. Candidates must be willing to travel independently to families and should ideally hold a full UK driving licence. Previous experience with infants or in interviewing is desirable but not essential.

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 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.

Interviews will take place on Monday 1st September, 2014.

Please quote reference XJ03838 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 16, 2014.

We are looking for a social or natural scientist with a strong interest in agricultural practices and their interaction with the environment. She/he will work on a project to identify the characteristics of effective decision support systems that could be used to promote Sustainable Intensification through Integrated Farm Management. The project is part of the Defra Sustainable Intensification Platform, a large new research partnership involving over 20 research institutes, universities and research farms across England and Wales.

Our successful candidate will have a relevant PhD, a good understanding of UK agriculture and demonstrable experience of producing high quality scientific outputs. You will join a lively and globally prominent team of conservation scientists in the Department of Zoology.

Required skills

Essential:

A PhD in a relevant area

A UK driving licence

Fluent English speaker

Experience of planning and carrying out research independently

Demonstrable ability to complete projects to the stage of good quality reports and submitted publications on time

Good understanding of agriculture in the UK

A clear writing style

Ability to carry out face-to-face interviews

Duties and responsibilities

Cataloguing existing decision support systems in use or under development for farm or advisory use, on any aspect of sustainability in farming.

Devising a typology of key functions, features and mechanisms for decision support and guidance systems in the farming sector and categorising systems in the list accordingly.

Ranking the delivery mechanisms, functions and features, according to their likelihood of enabling farmers to improve performance against Sustainable Intensification metrics.

Working with the research team to design an interview for farmers and farm advisers.

Developing an indicative stratified sample of private sector farm advisers, and conducting the interview with these advisers.

Analysing and writing up the results of these interviews.

Identifying examples of failures and successes, and developing written case studies.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 12 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 PF03852 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Chief Stores Technician

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 16, 2014.

We require a pro active individual who will be responsible for the purchasing /stores section of the Department. You will be expected to raise iProcurement Requisitions and Purchase Orders for goods and services and will be expected to seek out cost effective options, and find solutions to procurement issues as they arise. In addition, you will be required to manage the stock held in the Stores area, along with consignment stock, arranging replenishment as required.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal written and oral communication skills, have the ability to communicate with staff at all levels and be able to liaise with external individuals and organisations. You will be able to demonstrate good organisational skills with an attention to detail, and an ability to understand complex procedures/requirements and the skills necessary for effective change management. You will be responsible for the supervision of two members of staff and should be able to demonstrate previous experience of such and must value teamwork.

Applicants should be educated to A level standard with GCSE Mathematics and English. A formal qualification in procurement at NVQ level 2 in addition to several years experience working in a stores /purchasing function is essential. A formal qualification in accounting would be desirable.

Familiarity with on-line stock management systems, on-line procurement management systems and the use of Microsoft office is essential Further particulars for the role and information about the Department www.vet.cam.ac.uk

Informal enquiries should be directed to Mrs Gina Arnold email gka20@cam.ac.uk

Closing date 17th August 2014

Interviews will be held 10 September 2014

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

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

Applicants should submit a CHRIS/5, CV, covering letter outlining suitability for the role and contact details for two references. Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please quote reference PP03847 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Specialised Facilities Manager - Biological Safety Officer

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 15, 2014.

This new role at the Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute has two main responsibilities, Biological Safety Officer and Specialised Facility Management. We are looking for a candidate with up-to-date safety qualifications, a degree (or equivalent) in a related subject, knowledge and experience of biological safety and the confidence to reinforce biological safety within the research environment. The successful candidate will manage some central facilities such as sequencing and genotyping. This requires experience and understanding of these technologies and experience in procurement and in the management of budgets and technical staff.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2016 in the first instance.

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

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

Please quote reference PR03835 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate x 2 (Fixed Term)

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

Applications are invited for two CRUK funded Postdoctoral Research Associate positions in the laboratory of Dr Walid T. Khaled at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge. We are looking for outstanding scientists to carry out research projects focusing on the cellular and molecular understanding of breast cancer heterogeneity. Dr Khaled's lab takes candidate and high throughput approaches to identify and characterise novel breast cancer genes. To achieve this, the lab uses novel genetic screening technologies, GEMM, proteomics and genomics approaches.

Applicants should have, or expect to obtain shortly, a PhD in the life sciences. Successful candidates will be expected to have demonstrable experience in one or more of the following areas: cancer biology, mammary gland biology, high throughput genetic screens, GEMM, proteomics and genomics. You must be a careful and methodical worker, paying attention to accuracy and ready to take responsibility as part of a team. You should be self-motivated and able to organise, perform and analyse experiments with minimal instruction. You will have several years of previous laboratory experience and be capable of working efficiently and productively without direct supervision.

The role holders will be based in Central Cambridge. They will report in person and through electronic data reports to the principal investigator. Careful observation and accurate computer-based record keeping and presentation are essential. The posts will require some weekend work and will involve working closely with our collaborators at other research institutes such the CRUK CI and Sanger Institute.

The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance with effect from 1st October 2014. The starting salary, depending on experience, will be in the range of £28,132 - £36,661 pa.

Informal enquiries about the projects and positions are welcome to Dr Walid Khaled (wtk22@cam.ac.uk).

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 everyone irrespective of gender but, as women are currently under-represented in our workforce, we would 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.

The online application is to include your personal details, names and addresses of referees, as well as your CV, research publications list and cover letter. For enquiries about the online application process please contact Ms Anna Osipova at recruitment@phar.cam.ac.uk.

Applications will be assessed as and when they are submitted and interviews will take place up to 15th September 2014.

Please quote reference PL03805 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Innovation and Enterprise Project Officer (Fixed Term)

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

The Department of Plant Sciences is seeking an enthusiastic and pro-active person to fill the role of Innovation and Enterprise Project Officer.

The post-holder will provide innovation leadership across Cambridge University Departments involved in plant-related research. The role involves maintaining an overview of plant research and its potential for application, and communicating current research to potential stakeholders, including industry, government, NGOs and the public, in order to build closer links. The post-holder will develop synergies and encourage cross-disciplinary research collaborations. They will also devise impact templates and collate impact case studies.

An important initiative in achieving the above aims is CambPlants (www.cambplants.group.cam.ac.uk) which the post-holder will manage. Other initiatives with which they will be involved include the Cambridge Partnership for Plant Sciences (CPPS), the InCrops Enterprise Hub/'Adapt' Low Carbon Group, and the Cambridge University Strategic Initiative in Global Food Security (CUGFS).

The successful candidate will be educated to PhD level in a discipline of relevance to plant science research. Ideally, you will have established links with industry relevant to plants, and be able to demonstrate a track record of industry interaction and outreach activities. You will have experience with Technology Transfer, and familiarity with Bioenergy and Industrial Biotechnology. You will possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and be confident in communicating with academics, industry leaders and those in government roles.

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.

Enquiries about the role can be emailed to Catherine Butler (cek31@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PD03756 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Equine Ambulatory Veterinarian (Maternity Cover)

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

UNIVERISTY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE WEST CAMBRIDGE SITE

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an equine ambulatory vet to join our team at Cambridge Equine Hospital. Applications are invited for an experienced and ambitious equine clinical vet to work in our first opinion equine practice. The post is available from 1 September 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter. You will be a part of a small team, playing a crucial role in the continued expansion of the ambulatory practice to provide high-calibre exclusively equine services and your role will include the practical teaching of clinical veterinary students. The ambulatory practitioners are supported by hospital based specialists and a strong team of support staff.

You must be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, with a minimum of two years experience in equine practice.

Informal enquiries: Miss Kate Smith +44 (0)1223) 746571 or: ks629@cam.ac.uk.

Further particulars for the role and information about the Department www.vet.cam.ac.uk and Cambridge Equine Hospital: www.ceh.qvsh.co.uk

Closing date for applications 31 July 2014 Interview date 12 August 2014

Maternity cover: This post is fixed-term for 13 months or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

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

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

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.

Please quote reference PP03827 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Junior Clinical Training Scholar in Equine Studies

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

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE West Cambridge Site

One-year Junior Clinical Training Scholarship £14,700 per annum

Start date 1 December 2014

Applications are invited from recently qualified veterinarians for this 12 month post-graduate training programme offering high-quality, post-graduate training in equine studies. The emphasis will be on gaining practical clinical experience in equine medicine and surgery under the supervision of recognised specialists. As the JCTS progresses through the programme, they will have increasing responsibility within the first opinion practice to help expand their clinical competency and confidence. The combination of specialist and ambulatory training will allow the Scholar to identify specific fields in which to specialise, either in preparation for Senior Clinical Scholarship training programmes, or specialist private practice.

An applicant must be a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a veterinary degree qualifying him or her for membership.

For informal enquiries about the scholarship programme, please contact Kate Smith, Equine Surgeon, ks629@cam.ac.uk or 01223 765804.

Closing date: 31 August 2014

Interview date: 16 September 2014

Fixed-term: 1 years.

Application form (JCTS1) and information pack: contact Melissa Large on 01223 337055, quoting title of Scholarship, or download from http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/

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

Please quote reference PP03826 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

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

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE WEST CAMBRIDGE SITE

Period: 3 years

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

The post is part of a Wellcome Trust funded project examining genetic diversity in hundreds of dog and Tasmanian devil transmissible cancer samples. The role will involve large-scale targeted sequence analysis of Tasmanian devil tumours. Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease (DFTD) is a transmissible cancer that is spread between Tasmanian devils by the transfer of living cancer cells by biting. Thus DFTD is a single clonal cell lineage that has spread through the Tasmanian devil population. The project will involve analysis of hundreds of DFTD genomes, leading to insight into the diversity, evolution and spread of this disease. Further understanding of DFTD and its impacts on the Tasmanian devil population are essential for informing conservation strategies, and may provide broader insights into the evolution of cancer. The role provides an exciting opportunity to combine cancer genomics with conservation biology to study the emergence, evolution and spread of DFTD.

The role will involve:

1 Improvement and further annotation of the Tasmanian devil reference genome assembly

2 Design and testing of an exon capture and sequencing strategy for Tasmanian devils

3 Development and implementation of a computational pipeline for analysis of genetic sequences from hundreds of Tasmanian devil tumours

4 Analysis of Tasmanian devil cancer whole genomes, including adaptation of existing bioinformatics tools for detection and analysis of single nucleotide variants, small insertions and deletions, structural variants and variation in genomic copy number

5 Use of statistical models to analyse DFTD mutational patterns, mutational impact, phylogenetics and evolution

6 Use of image analysis software to analyse panels of DFTD histology slides

7 Interaction with a broad and multi-disciplinary group of collaborators dedicated to saving the Tasmanian devil

8 Possible scope for field work involving Tasmanian devils

Essential skills:

1 PhD bioinformatics or related discipline (biology, computer science, mathematics or physics)

2 Research experience in genomics and analysis of next generation sequencing data

3 Extensive experience in statistical programming using R and/or MATLAB

4 Fluency in Perl and/or other biocomputing programming languages

5 Highly self-motivated and ability to work independently

6 Excellent communication, organisational and team-working skills

Desirable skills:

1 Experience in molecular biology laboratory techniques

2 Experience in use of parallel computing

3 Experience in cancer genome analysis

4 Experience in histopathology analysis

5 Experience in use of image analysis software

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

Closing date 21st September 2014

Interviews will be held on the morning of 7th October 2014

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

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

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

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

Please quote reference PP03829 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Grants/Accounts Clerk

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

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 30 June 2017 in the first instance.

The Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute has a full time Grants/Accounts Clerk vacancy. The role is split between general accounting and grants administration under the supervision of the Senior Grant/Accounts Clerk in order to provide a full Grants/Accounts Service to the Institute staff.

We are looking for someone who has the ability to communicate at all levels and who can maintain a high level of accuracy whilst working to deadlines. The ability to work within and contribute to a team is essential. The Institute aims to provide this support in an efficient yet friendly manner whilst working closely as a team.

Candidates should be educated to GCSE level equivalent (including GCSE/O Level Mathematics and English), ideally with experience of working in a large organisation, excellent interpersonal and PC skills. A good understanding of transaction processes and financial systems would be an advantage.

If you feel you have the qualities that we are looking for and would like to work in this friendly Institute, we look forward to receiving your application.

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

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

The closing date for all applications is the Sunday 17th August 2014.

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

Interviews will be held on Thursday 28th August 2014. If you have not been invited for interview by 22nd August 2014, you have not been successful on this occasion.

Please quote reference PS03816 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate - Bioinformatician (Fixed Term)

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

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE West Cambridge Site

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

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

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

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

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

The role will involve:

1 Establishing computational infrastructure to support laboratory bioinformatics needs

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

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

4 Developing and implementing sample management and tracking software

5 Participation in lab meetings and scientific discussions

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

Essential Qualifications and Skills

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

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

3 Knowledge of statistical programming languages such as R or MATLAB

4 Excellent communication and team-working skills

Desirable Qualifications and Skills

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

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

3 Skills in web development

4 Experience in analysis of next generation sequencing data

5 Background in cancer genomics

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

Closing Date: 14 September 2014

Interviews will be held: 30th September 2014

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

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

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

Please quote reference PP03801 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

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

We are seeking a Research Assistant to work on a project on causal reasoning in corvids and humans funded by the ERC. The Principal Investigator is Professor Nicola Clayton.

Based in Cambridge/West of Cambridge, the person appointed will primarily be responsible for the daily training of the corvids for both maintenance (for example to hop onto weighing scales) and experimental procedures (for example to voluntarily enter testing compartments or testing cages). This work will involve many hours spent training and observing a colony of adult birds as well as hand-raising and training a novel colony of juvenile birds and will involve working in outdoor aviaries. The post holder will also be responsible for habituating the birds with various objects and other pieces of apparatus for the causal reasoning experiments. Other responsibilities will include establishing training plans, conducting a detailed evaluation of the training and subsequent modifications to the training procedure as well as conducting detailed observations of bird behaviour along side other relevant data collection, and where appropriate analysing the data statistically.

The post-holder must hold a BSc or equivalent in Experimental Psychology or related discipline and have experience with working with birds, ideally corvids. A detailed knowledge of the animal welfare literature as well as theoretical and practical experience with different animal training procedures would be desirable. Experience of animal training with other species in addition to the corvids would be helpful.

Further information may be downloaded below.

If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact Professor Nicky Clayton (nsc22@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.

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

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

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

Please quote reference PJ03792 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Director's PA/Secretary

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 09, 2014.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 30 June 2017 in the first instance.

The Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Stem Cell Institute draws together outstanding researchers from 25 stem cell laboratories in Cambridge to form a world-leading centre for stem cell biology and medicine. Scientists in the Institute collaborate to generate new knowledge and understanding of the biology of stem cells and provide the foundation for new medical treatments.

We are seeking an experienced professional and proactive PA/Secretary, you will be based in the Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute on Tennis Court Road and be responsible for provision of secretarial and administrative support to the Institute Director, Professor Austin Smith. When required you will assist the Administrator and Principal Investigators.

You will assist the Director by managing his diary, booking travel and providing secretarial support. Delivery of these objectives will come by providing a high-quality, proactive, effective support service.

You will be responsible for the efficient and accurate administration of all communication with the Director's office including all the scheduling of appointments and meetings, organising travel and itineraries, preparing agendas and minutes, processing correspondence.

You will be the first point of contact for visitors, prospective staff and students, this also entails interactions with a wide variety of external contacts including: Media (TV, Press and Radio) other institutions, eminent scientists, sponsors and other University Departments.

You will have a wide range of responsibility and decision making in assisting the Director, including coordinating expense claims, answering queries, preparing responses, and prioritising matters for his attention.

You will also be responsible for organisation of the Cambridge Stem Cell Club, arranging speakers, sponsors, venue and publicity.

You will assist the Institute Administrator by line-managing the Receptionist position.

You will be diplomatic, and discrete. You will have the ability to multi-task and pay meticulous attention to detail whilst maintaining confidentiality at all times.

You will be required to prioritise and work to deadlines, using your own initiative. You should have good telephone manner and excellent interpersonal skills.

You should be educated to 'A' level standard with excellent organisation, communication and written English skills, and with outstanding secretarial skills including a high level of competence with Microsoft Office, spreadsheets, databases, email and the internet. Previous experience in a similar role is essential.

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

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

The closing date for all applications is the Sunday 10th August 2014.

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

Interviews will be held towards the end of August 2014. If you have not been invited for interview by 18th August 2014, you have not been successful on this occasion.

Please quote reference PS03702 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Public Engagement Officer (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 09, 2014.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 June 2017 in the first instance.

The Stem Cell Institute is a world-leading centre of excellence in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, supported by a strategic funding partnership between the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council (www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk).

Increasing awareness and understanding of the promise and challenges of stem cell research is embedded in the Stem Cell Institute vision; "deep understanding of stem cell biology for the prevention and treatment of human disease". The Institute's 5 strategic goals include "Communication and public engagement; providing reliable information, useful resources, and dialogue opportunities for a range of audiences including schools, policy makers, patient groups, professional bodies and the media".

The central role of the Public Engagement Officer (PEO) is to foster a community of scientists who recognise the importance of dialogue with the public and who have the skills and opportunities to undertake public engagement activities. The PEO will build networks with local schools, arts groups and businesses to develop activities/events with/for them. The PEO will liaise with other Public Engagement officers in the University, Wellcome Trust Centres and Medical Research Council Institutes/Units and will participate in international networks via EuroStemCell, ISSCR and other trans-national initiatives.

We are seeking a dynamic, innovative and self-motivated individual who will bring expertise and leadership for the Institute's outreach activities. Experience of working in the HE or research sector would be an advantage. Educated to degree level (or equivalent) in a scientific discipline, you will be responsible for growing a community of researchers who are enthusiastic about dialogue with the public and who have the skills and confidence to deliver stimulating interactive events.

The Stem Cell Institute, is currently spread across several sites in Cambridge, you will organise training, logistics and activities with the aim that all groups in SCI will contribute to at least one event each year. The PEO will expand the existing Public Engagement strategy and design and implement innovative public engagement activities that will interconnect the SCI with target audiences. You will develop measures for evaluating the effectiveness and impact of public engagement activities. You will submit reports to the Institute steering committee and sponsors and will prepare funding applications for public engagement activities.

You must demonstrate a proven track record in relationship building, event organisation, report writing, and data management. You will have outstanding organisational and administrative experience and be comfortable working to tight deadlines with minimal supervision. You should have demonstrable experience in web-based/social media communication and you should have excellent written and verbal communication and negotiation skills. You will be IT literate and able to work both on your own and as part of a team.

The post will report to the Institute Director. You will have a degree (or equivalent).

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 your current CV and cover letter with your application by Sunday 10th August 2014.

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

Interviews will be held towards the end of August 2014. If you have not been invited for interview by 18th August 2014, you have not been successful on this occasion.

Please quote reference PS03788 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Research Associate

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 04, 2014.

A position is available immediately for a postdoctoral research assistant/associate to work in the laboratory of Dr Jenny Gallop on the regulation of actin polymerization at membranes using an innovative reconstitution assay (Science 329: 1341, 2010). The lab fuses biophysical and biochemical methodologies with cell biological questions, aiming to reconstitute the cell biological processes important for cell shape and movement in vitro and test resulting mechanistic models in vivo within native developmental contexts. The project will use biochemical fractionation approaches and advanced microscopy to identify a minimal set of proteins necessary for making filopodia.

The successful candidate will have, or be expected to obtain shortly, a Ph.D in biochemistry and a first author publication in an international journal. In addition they will have the ability to communicate well with colleagues from a range of disciplines and at different levels of seniority. The project demands a high level of experimental skill, so candidates who have developed expertise in a difficult technique during their previous training will have an advantage. Specific experience in microscopy, protein purification, or in vitro assays will be beneficial and the project would particularly suit someone coming from a background in purified proteins seeking to explore a more complex level of cellular organisation.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Jenny Gallop (j.gallop@gurdon.cam.ac.uk).

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

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

Please quote reference PR03763 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. Benefits include generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible working, funds for returning carers and other family-friendly schemes.

Research Assistant/Research Associate

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 04, 2014.

A position is immediately available for a postdoctoral research assistant/associate to work in the laboratory of Dr Jenny Gallop on the regulation of actin polymerization at membranes. The lab fuses biophysical and biochemical methodologies with cell biological questions, aiming to reconstitute the cell biological processes important for cell shape and movement in vitro and test resulting mechanistic models in cells. The project focuses on dissecting the molecular basis for membrane-curvature dependent effects on actin polymerisation.

The successful candidate is expected to have, or shortly expect to receive, a PhD in biochemistry and a first author publication in an international journal. The successful candidate will have specific experience in protein purification and in quantitative biochemical assays. In addition they will have the ability to communicate well with colleagues from a range of disciplines and at different levels of seniority. The post involves collaboration and evidence of successful past collaboration will be an advantage.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Jenny Gallop (j.gallop@gurdon.cam.ac.uk)

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

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

Please quote reference PR03764 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

Research Associate

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 04, 2014.

A postdoctoral position is available in John Gurdon's research group at the Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, for someone who has extensive experience of micro-injection of Xenopus oocytes in the Germinal Vesicle region. The candidate should have a PhD in a relevant subject and should also have extensive experience of chromatin immunoprecipitation analysis of micro-injected oocytes, as well as of related biochemical procedures.
Limited funding: The funds for this post are available for up to one year in the first instance.

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

Please quote reference PR03770 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

Senior Animal Technician/Team Leader

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 04, 2014.

We are looking to recruit a Senior Animal Technician/Team Leader for a facility based in Central Cambridge. As a member of a hard working team you will support the unit's senior management by supervising a smaller team of technicians, caring for rodents housed in IVCs within a barrier facility. In addition to animal welfare, you will undertake scientific procedures associated with the production and maintenance of genetically altered rodents, and will support the senior team with the training of new and trainee technicians. You will assist research staff during surgical procedures, when required. You will have IAT level 3 or equivalent, Home Office Licence modules 1-4, experience of breeding and maintenance of genetically altered rodents, and proven supervisory/team leader experience is essential. The ability to use a computerized data management system is desirable.

Limited funding: 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 quote reference PR03766 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 02, 2014.

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Associate to work at The Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge University in the group of Dr. Siobhan Braybrook. The Braybrook Group studies the mechanics of plant growth with emphasis on how the cell wall controls shape in cells, tissues, and organs.

The research project will focus on understanding the development, structure, mechanics, and biochemistry of plant cell wall analogues, namely algal cell walls and bacterially produced composites.

Candidates must have a PhD in plant biology, phycology or related subject, and ideally should have research experience in walled cell mechanics, cell wall histology, and microscopy (one or more of confocal laser scanning, and transmission or scanning electron); specific experience with macroalgae or bacterial cell wall analogues is desirable. Candidates would ideally have published or submitted papers on cell mechanics, wall biochemistry, or algal development. Candidates should demonstrate a history of science communication (e.g. presentations, outreach activities, teaching).

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

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

Fixed-term: 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.

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

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

Please quote reference PT03733 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 30, 2014.

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant / Research Associate position in the Group of Dr Philip Wigge at the Sainsbury Laboratory.

We are at an exciting phase of our research programme and in recent years have developed a number of key leads to understand how temperature is perceived in eukaryotes. This is an exciting scientific question, and has potential application in biotechnology and crop breeding.

Our rate-limiting step is project implementation and coordinating and organising resources and project outputs. We believe a lab-wide cloning, transgenic plant and molecular biology platform is going to be crucial for our continued growth and success. Where possible we are seeking to improve throughput by using hardware such as liquid handling stations. We are therefore looking for a high-level researcher who will work with us, to help us to capitalise on our research programme.

The position will involve having a major role in implementing medium and high-throughput molecular cloning platforms and plant genetic engineering, helping to provide dynamic assistance to projects throughout the lab (particularly where skilled molecular biology is required) and providing key continuity and "memory" within the group to keep projects flowing. The role will also involve training fellow lab members in techniques and protocols on a dynamic basis and coordinating and organising key workflows for the lab and central databases, for stocks and resources. Implementing risky "blue-sky" experiments that postdocs may not feel comfortable with in short term positions but which have high potential, and proof-of-principle work for grants and patents is also an element of the position.

Applicants will either be considering a PhD or already have attained one, in the area of Plant Sciences or a related subject and be excited about staying at the cutting edge of science. Experience in molecular biology, for example approaches amenable to scale, such as Gibson cloning, would be an advantage. Candidates will be computer literate and comfortable with R. Good communication skills are essential, alongside the ability to work well in a team and collaborate with other researchers. A proactive and committed approach, with a spirit of continuous improvement is desirable.

This is a post of key importance for our group, and will have corresponding career advancement opportunities.

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

The post is available immediately.

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

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

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

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

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

Please quote reference PT03720 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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University Lecturer

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 27, 2014.

Applications are invited for a University Lectureship in the Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge with effect from 1 October 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter. The Department offers excellent facilities for teaching and research, and has particular interests in cell signalling, cancer, macromolecular structure, neuropharmacology and vascular pharmacology. We are seeking to recruit within the broad field of cellular and molecular pharmacology, as applied to drug discovery. Areas of specific interest include receptors, ion channels and antibiotics, but we are also interested in receiving applications from other areas.

The role holder will be based in Central Cambridge. The key duties and responsibilities will include but not be limited to: mentoring and giving lectures and seminars to undergraduate/graduate students (including marking their work), taking an active part in examinations, carrying out active research and writing papers on topics relevant to the specialist subject area (this will include journals, books and other material), actively investigating funding opportunities within the area of research and submitting research grant applications. A full description of the teaching and research activities in the Department can be found at www.phar.cam.ac.uk.

The successful applicant should have a PhD in a relevant specialist subject area and be developing a bibliography of research publications. They will keep up-to-date with the latest thinking in their specialist subject area by reading other academic material, attending conferences and active discussions with other academics in the field. The successful candidate will also have a strong track record in teaching at a Higher Education institution.

Appointments will be made at University Lecturer level with a probationary period of five years, with appointment to the retiring age thereafter. The starting salary, depending on experience, will be in the range of £37,756 - 47,787.

Prospective candidates are invited to contact the Head of Department, Professor Mike Edwardson, for informal enquires (Tel: +44 (0) 1223 34014, e-mail: jme1000@cam.ac.uk).

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.

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

For enquiries please contact Ms Anna Osipova at recruitment@phar.cam.ac.uk.

Interviews will be held in August 2014.

Please quote reference PL03691 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant (Laurenti Lab) (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 27, 2014.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 June 2017 in the first instance.

The Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Stem Cell Institute draws together outstanding researchers from 25 stem cell laboratories in Cambridge to form a world-leading centre for stem cell biology and medicine. Scientists in the Institute collaborate to generate new knowledge and understanding of the biology of stem cells and provide the foundation for new medical treatments.

This post will be based at the Clifford Allbutt Building on the Biomedical Research Campus, Cambridge.

Applications are invited for the position of research assistant in Dr. E. Laurenti's research group, to study the molecular networks of human hematopoietic stem cells in healthy and diseased contexts.

The main duties will encompass a wide range of techniques and will include: preparation of cell culture from primary human samples and screening of stem cell properties in vitro and in vivo by flow cytometry. Cell culture work will also include preparation of lentiviral vectors for genetic manipulation of primary human cells. Molecular biology techniques such as qPCR and cloning will also be used. Practical experience working with mice and mammalian cell culture is essential. Experience in flow cytometry or molecular biology would be advantageous. The candidate may be required to present their research work in oral presentations or in written reports. Duties also include laboratory management tasks.

The ideal candidate should be committed to a career in science and have considerable laboratory experience. Good communication, organisational and note-keeping skills are essential, as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a team. The post will require a flexible approach to working hours and may involve occasional weekend work.

You should ideally have been awarded a MSc degree or equivalent and have at least one year of basic laboratory experience, but exceptional candidates with a BSc degree may be considered.

The position will be under the direct supervision of Dr. Elisa Laurenti, and is funded by the Wellcome Trust.

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 upload your current CV and cover letter with your application by Monday 1st September 2014.

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

Interviews will be held on either the 18th or 19th September 2014. If you have not been invited for interview by 12th September 2014, you have not been successful on this occasion.

Please quote reference PS03678 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 25, 2014.

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant to work under the supervision of Dr. Milka Sarris for an MRC-funded project. This is a newly established group aiming to understand how leukocytes are guided to sites of infection and inflammation in vivo, using the zebrafish model.

The successful applicant will assist with all aspects of the project including zebrafish micromanipulation, generation of transgenic lines, cell culture, cloning, confocal microscopy and data analysis. The applicant will be expected to take on lab management as well as research duties.

Candidates should have a first degree in Biology, Biochemistry or a related subject. Experience with molecular and cell biology techniques (e.g. PCR, gene cloning, DNA/RNA preparations, transformation and transfections, western blotting, fluorescence microscopy) is essential. Candidates should be enthusiastic about learning and optimising new techniques and taking up organisational tasks, self-motivated, open-minded and methodical. Previous experience in any of the following would be appreciated but is not essential: zebrafish manipulation, microinjections, cell transplantations, live microscopy.

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

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

Please ensure that you upload your CV and a covering letter 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 closing date for applications is Thursday 31 July 2014 and interviews are expected to be held during the first week of September.

Please quote reference PM03679 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Career Development Fellowship

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 24, 2014.

Applications are invited for Research Career Development Fellowships in the Sainsbury Laboratory. The positions are open to applicants of any nationality. With the intention of nurturing the next generation of researchers in the field of plant science, the Fellowships provide an opportunity for talented junior investigators to develop their own research programme and become creative leaders in the field.

The Sainsbury Laboratory is a new Research Institute located in central Cambridge, providing an outstanding scientific environment. It has excellent resources and core facilities, with state-of-the-art equipment including growth rooms, glasshouses, microscopy and computing facilities. It provides a collaborative research atmosphere where researchers can take risks in a supportive environment. We are seeking to appoint Career Development Fellows who can both contribute to and benefit from this environment. In particular we are looking for scientists with imaginative research ideas that will contribute to our understanding of plant development, by elucidating the links between genotype and phenotype in any appropriate study system.

Applicants will typically have between 3 and 6 years of postdoctoral experience in a field related to the overall scientific focus of the Laboratory in plant development and its computational modelling. Applicants should be able to provide strong evidence of their potential to develop independent research programmes.

Fellowships are for five years. Successful applicants will receive an initial three years of funding, with extension for a further two years contingent on a successful scientific review and will hold an appointment with the University of Cambridge. Funds include full salary, ranging from £37,756 to £47,787, an additional 30% Gatsby distinction award, benefits and £40,000 p.a. of unrestricted research support. As they develop into independent researchers, Fellows will be encouraged to apply for external funding. Fellows can apply for Research Group Leader positions within the Laboratory at any time.

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

Applications can be submitted electronically at any time as pdf files and include a full CV, a research proposal for five years, and the names of at least three referees. There is no fixed closing date- applications will be assessed throughout the year.

Completed applications should be sent by e-mail to enquiries@slcu.cam.ac.uk.

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

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

Please quote reference PT02610 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Career Development Fellowship - Computational Modelling of Developmental Systems

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 24, 2014.

Applications are invited for Research Career Development Fellowships in the Sainsbury Laboratory. The positions are open to applicants of any nationality. With the intention of nurturing the next generation of interdisciplinary researchers in the field of plant developmental biology, the Fellowships provide an opportunity for talented junior investigators to develop their own research program and become creative leaders in the field.

The Sainsbury Laboratory is a new Research Institute, providing an outstanding scientific environment. It has excellent resources and core facilities, with state-of-the-art equipment including high performance computing, growth rooms, glasshouses and microscopy. It provides a collaborative research atmosphere where researchers can take risks in a supportive environment. We are seeking to appoint Career Development Fellows who can both contribute to and benefit from this environment. In particular we are looking for scientists with computational or mathematical modeling expertise and imaginative research ideas that will contribute to our understanding of plant development by elucidating the links between genotype and phenotype. Experience with plant systems is not required. Applications are welcome from researchers wishing to move into plant biology from any other study system.

Applicants will typically have between 3 and 6 years of postdoctoral experience and should be able to provide strong evidence of their potential to develop independent research programs.

Fellowships are for five years. Successful applicants will receive an initial three years of funding, with extension for a further two years contingent on a successful scientific review and will hold an appointment with the University of Cambridge. Funds include full salary, ranging from £37,756 to £47,787, an additional 30% Gatsby distinction award, benefits and £40,000 p.a. of unrestricted research support. As they develop into independent researchers, Fellows will be encouraged to apply for external funding. Fellows can apply for Research Group Leader positions within the Laboratory at any time.

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

Applications can be submitted electronically at any time as pdf files and include a full CV, a research proposal for five years, and the names of at least three referees. There is no fixed closing date- applications will be assessed throughout the year.

Completed applications should be sent by e-mail to enquiries@slcu.cam.ac.uk.

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

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

Please quote reference PT02611 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.