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Research Associate/Senior Research Associate (Fixed Term)

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

The Department of Veterinary Medicine is recruiting a Senior Research Associate / Research Associate to work on a BBSRC funded strategic LOLA grant "Understanding influenza A virus: linking transmission, evolutionary dynamics, pathogenesis and immunity in pigs".

The main aim of the programme is to improve our understanding of the transmission and evolution of influenza viruses in pigs. Of key importance is the development and parameterisation of mechanistic models of between-host transmission, and within- and between-host viral evolution, based on data from natural transmission experiments to be conducted as part of the programme. Next-generation sequencing approaches will be used to provide the necessary detailed genetic data. The potential impact of vaccination on virus evolution is of particular interest. The postholder will be expected to take a lead role in the development of statistical and mathematical methods that integrate genetic and epidemiological components in order to tackle these key questions. The project is led locally by Professor James Wood and the overall sLOLA PI is Professor Bryan Charleston at the Pirbright Institute.

Candidates should hold a PhD (or equivalent) in bioinformatics, statistics, epidemiology, or a closely related discipline. Experience of programming in languages such as R and C (or equivalent) is highly desirable.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor James Wood (jlnw2@cam.ac.uk)

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

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

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

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

Interviews will be held: 29 May 2014

Please quote reference PP03243 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

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

We are recruiting a Post-doctoral Research Associate for one year in Dr B Sanson's team to develop a research project to characterise cell division orientation during compartmental boundary formation in Drosophila. Candidates should have a PhD in a biology subject and a solid background in molecular genetics and development biology. Prior expertise in Drosophila genetics and husbandry is requested. Experience in confocal imaging is desirable.

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

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

Please 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 PM03237 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant (Hendrich Lab) (Fixed Term)

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

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 November 2016 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.

Applications are invited for the position of research assistant in Dr. B. Hendrich's research group.

You must be committed to a career in science and have previous experience with multidisciplinary projects. A wide range of techniques will be used and therefore you should have considerable laboratory experience. Practical experience in biochemistry (western blots, immunoprecipitations), molecular biology (real time PCR, RT-PCR, transfections, gene cloning), and mammalian stem cell culture is essential. Experience in human ES cell or iPS cell culture would be advantageous.

The ideal candidate will have experience in molecular and cell biology and be familiar with the principles of good laboratory practice. Good interpersonal/communication and note-keeping skills are essential, as is the ability to work independently as well as within a laboratory team, as required. You may be required to give oral presentations of your research work to other lab members and prepare written reports for your supervisor. You should also be willing to present your work in oral or poster form at international meetings. The post will require frequent weekend work and a flexible approach to working hours. Careful observation and accurate record keeping are essential.

You should have been awarded a BSc degree or equivalent and have several years basic laboratory experience.

The position will be under the direct supervision of Dr. Brian Hendrich, and is funded by the European Commission 7thFramework Programme Project "4DCellFate."

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 22nd May 2014.

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

Interviews will be held week commencing 2nd June 2014. If you have not been invited for interview by 30th May 2014, you have not been successful on this occasion.

Please quote reference PS03240 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Ralph Lewin - F E Fritsch prize studentship (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 22, 2014.

The Ralph Lewin - F E Fritsch prize studentship is now available at the University of Cambridge, beginning in October 2014, and is available to UK and EU citizens. The Department of Plant Sciences, in conjunction with Downing College, is offering a range of projects in the field of Phycology.

The studentship is typically tenable for up to three years and includes all College and University fees, a contribution towards research expenses and a living allowance at standard Research Council levels, of up to £13,726. The award is conditional upon the recipient becoming a member of Downing College for the duration of the studentship and being registered for a PhD at the University of Cambridge.

Candidates are encouraged to review the projects at the link below and contact potential supervisors directly for further details. https://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/grads/studentships/lewin-fritsch

To apply please send a C.V., transcripts and a cover letter indicating the project that you are interested in to our Graduate Administrator Megan Cooper at mc661@cam.ac.uk by the 12th May 2014. Two academic references should be sent directly from the candidate's referees to the same email address by the 16th May 2014.

Please quote reference PD03231 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Postdoctoral research associate (Fixed Term)

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

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral post for an initial period of up to 3 years. Candidates must have, or soon expect to have, a PhD. An interest in Ca2+ signalling and experience with patch-clamp recording, ideally with intracellular channels, is essential. Candidates must have skills in brain slice preparations and the isolation of nuclei from cells of different types. He/she will be required to achieve reproducible patch-clamp recordings from IP3 receptors within the inner nuclear membrane of cerebellar Purkinje cells under conditions that allow reversible application of IP3.

The project is led by Professor Colin Taylor and the successful candidate will undertake the work in the Department of Pharmacology, central Cambridge. Starting salary, depending on experience, will be in the range £28,132-£36,661.

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

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

Applications, to include a CV, cover sheet (CHRIS/6, Parts I and III only) including the names and addresses of two academic referees, and a description of your experience as it relates to the job specification to Ms J Dunne at: recruitment@phar.cam.ac.uk. The reference CWT/RA/2014 should be included in the subject heading. Interviews of short-listed candidates will take place soon afterwards.

Please quote reference PL03224 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 Apr 17, 2014.

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.

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.

Please upload your current CV and cover letter with your application by 12th May 2014.

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

Interviews will be held on the morning of Thursday 29th May 2014. If you have not been invited for interview by 23rd May 2014, you have not been successful on this occasion.

Please quote reference PS03228 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

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

A post-doctoral fellow is invited to join a project on Symplastic Regulation of Root Development in the group of Professor Helariutta at The Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge University. The project will focus on investigating the molecular basis of vascular development in Arabidopsis root using genetics and functional genomics as approaches.

We have identified several mutations by screening for misexpression of AHP6, a spatially highly specific regulator of cytokinin signalling during vascular development. We have subsequently been characterising the status of cytokinin signalling and vascular patterning in the mutants by monitoring AHP6::GFP, cellular pattern and cytokinin signalling.

The project consists of positional cloning of the genes behind the recently identified AHP6::GFP misexpressing mutants, as well as their characterisation with the special reference on cytokinin signalling and vascular patterning.

The candidate must have a PhD in Genetics, Molecular Biology or related subject and should have extensive research experience on vascular development during Arabidopsis root development, as well as cytokinin signalling. Experience in confocal microscopy is essential. The post holder will need to work well in a team and collaborate with other researchers in the Institute.

Information about the Sainsbury Laboratory can be found 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 until 31 December 2015 in the first instance.

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 PT03215 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

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

A post-doctoral fellow is invited to join a project on Symplastic Regulation of Root Development in the group of Professor Helariutta at The Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge University. The project will focus on investigating the molecular basis of vascular development in Arabidopsis root using genetics and functional genomics as approaches.

We identified gain-of-function mutations in one of the callose synthase isoforms. As callose is known to be an important polymer regulating the size exclusion limit of plasmodesmata, we have subsequently introduced these mutations in an inducible system under various promoter specificities. This system can be used to control the symplastic trafficking through the plasmodesmata between the neighbouring cells in a time and space specific manner. We have also identified extragenic mutations that suppress the effect of the cals3-d gain-of-function mutations.

The project consists of positional cloning of the genes behind the recently identified suppressor mutations, analysis of molecular trafficking in those mutants using fluorescent probes and genetic screening of new mutants informative for symplastic trafficking.

The candidate must have a PhD in Genetics, Plant Biology or related subject and should have extensive research experience in Arabidopsis root development, callose regulated cell communication and symplastic communication between plant cells. They must have prior experience in mutagenesis, gene mapping and functional analysis, including that of genetic regulation. Experience in confocal microscopy and histology are essential. The post holder will need to work well in a team and collaborate with other researchers in the Institute.

Information about the Sainsbury Laboratory can be found 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 until 31 August 2015 in the first instance.

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 PT03221 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Group Leaders

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

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

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 Group Leaders can take risks in a supportive environment. We are seeking to appoint Group Leaders 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 experience of relevance to the overall scientific focus of the Laboratory, in particular plant development and/or computational modelling of development. Applicants should have exceptional promise for, or a proven record of research achievement in the field, and provide strong evidence of their potential to make significant contributions to basic plant science research.

The positions are open to applicants of any nationality and will be awarded across a broad range of seniority. Applicants who currently hold a permanent post in a University or other Research Organisation are welcome to apply. The successful applicants will initially receive support for five years, including salary and benefits. The annual pensionable salary of a Group Leader is dependent on experience and may range from grade 9 (£37,756-£47,787), grade 10 (£50,688-£53,765), grade 11 (£55,375-£64,170) or grade 12 (£66,089-£102,882), in addition to a 30% Gatsby distinction award. Ample laboratory space, administrative support, and unrestricted research funds in the range of £250,000 per annum will be available. Group Leaders are also eligible to apply for competitive research grant support from other sources. Pending a rigorous peer-review process, appointment is renewable in 5 years installments. There is no overall limit to the number of potential renewals.

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

Applications will not be accepted after the closing date.

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

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

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

Please quote reference PT02609 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 Apr 11, 2014.

Applications are invited for a Wellcome Trust funded Research Assistant position to join an international team in the Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge. We are looking for a highly motivated and well-organised person who is willing to learn new techniques to join a project investigating polarised secretion in epithelia and how this is controlled by polarity factors. The project is a collaboration between groups in Cambridge, Yale and Oxford and will involve using new STED and PALM super-resolution microscopes to image polarized secretion in living tissues, and is funded by a Wellcome Trust Strategic Award for 30 months. Applicants should have a degree in a relevant area of biology. Experience in microscopy, molecular biology or Drosophila genetics would be an advantage.

The Gurdon Institute is a world-renowned centre in the fields of developmental, cell, and cancer biology, located in the heart of the historic city of Cambridge, and part of the University's School of Biological Sciences. Founded in 1991, its purpose is to provide the best possible environment for research, and to foster interactions and collaborations between scientists with diverse but complementary interests. It is generously supported by core funding from the Wellcome Trust and Cancer Research UK, and benefits from state-of-the art facilities in a friendly, modern, purpose-built environment (see www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk).

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

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

Please quote reference PR03196 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 Apr 11, 2014.

Applications are invited for a Wellcome Trust funded Research Assistant position to join an international team in the Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge. We are looking for a highly motivated and well-organised person who is willing to learn new techniques to join a project using CrispR-mediated homologous recombination to perform targeted genetic engineering in Drosophila . The project is a collaboration between groups in Cambridge, Yale and Oxford and is funded by a Wellcome Trust Strategic Award for 30 months. Applicants should have a degree in a relevant area of biology. Experience in molecular biology or Drosophila genetics would be an advantage.

The Gurdon Institute is a world-renowned centre in the fields of developmental, cell, and cancer biology, located in the heart of the historic city of Cambridge, and part of the University's School of Biological Sciences. Founded in 1991, its purpose is to provide the best possible environment for research, and to foster interactions and collaborations between scientists with diverse but complementary interests. It is generously supported by core funding from the Wellcome Trust and Cancer Research UK, and benefits from state-of-the art facilities in a friendly, modern, purpose-built environment (see www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk).

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

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

Please quote reference PR03198 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Secretary (Part Time)

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

We are looking for a Senior Secretary (PA) for Dr Rick Livesey, a Group Leader at the Gurdon Institute in central Cambridge. We need someone who has outstanding IT, secretarial and administrative ability as well as flexibility and excellent interpersonal/communication skills who would enjoy joining a research group at the cutting edge of science. You should ideally have some scientific knowledge/interest.

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 PR03193 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

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

We are looking for a Research Assistant to oversee the establishment of experiments and sampling of algae within our Algal Innovation Facility. The role-holder will work with Professor Alison Smith and Dr Matthew Davey to develop algae as a source of bioenergy, nutraceuticals, feedstocks, and for waste bioremediation. This research is carried out under the EnAlgae (EU INTERREG IVB North West Europe) programme http://www.enalgae.eu/

The successful candidate will have a degree in a relevant subject (Biological Sciences, Biotechnology or Chemical/Biochemical Engineering). They will have experience in growth of microalgae (or other microbes) in a laboratory and/or pilot plant facility.

Experience in techniques such as Coulter counter cell counting, spectrometry, metabolite extractions, FT-IR and GC-MS is desirable. Masters level study or research experience in an appropriate area (Biological Sciences, Biotechnology or Chemical/Biochemical Engineering) would be advantageous.

Tasks include: culturing of temperate and polar marine and freshwater algae for laboratory and pilot plant experiments; maintaining experiments and ensuring a sampling regime is followed; ordering consumables and equipment; optimising recording equipment and techniques for growth and metabolite analysis; record- keeping and data input for LCA modelling purposes.

The role-holder will be expected to give presentations and contribute to meetings within the group, and to EnAlgae project meetings in the UK and possibly elsewhere in the EU.

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 Professor Alison Smith (as25@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PD03162 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate in Disease Mapping (Fixed Term)

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

Salary: £28,132.00 to £36,661.00

Limit of Tenure: The funds for this post are available for up to 21 months in the first instance.

Applications are invited for a new postdoctoral position in disease mapping in the Disease Dynamics Unit, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge.

The main focus of the research, led by Dr Colin Russell, is to systematically identify critical gaps in animal influenza virus surveillance by mapping the geographic distribution of animal influenza viruses and the surveillance activities that monitor them. The project will involve assembling a global database of known animal influenza virus occurrence, surveillance activities, and information on potential for human-animal interactions.

Applicants should have a PhD, preferably in geography, infectious disease epidemiology, mathematical biology, or a related field. Experience working with large datasets, constructing databases, and using GIS software (such as ArcGIS), along with a working knowledge of statistics, is essential. Knowledge of infectious disease surveillance and interest in information visualisation and are both highly desirable. The successful candidate will need to be effective working individually and in close collaboration with others.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Colin Russell (car44@cam.ac.uk)

Closing date : 8 May 2014

Interviews will be held : 22 May 2014.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 21 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 PP03167 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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University Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pathology

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

Department of Veterinary Medicine West Cambridge Site

Stipend scale: £37,756 - £47,787 (University Lecturer) £50,688 - £53,765 (University Senior Lecturer)

Applications are invited for the role of University Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pathology available from 1 September 2014. This is an exciting opportunity for the successful applicant to develop a research programme in an appropriate area of interest. Other duties include responsibility (with other academic staff in the area) for the teaching of clinical pathology to undergraduates in the Department, through lectures, practicals, seminars and small group teaching; participation in the provision of clinical pathology (including microbiology) diagnostic services to The Queen's Veterinary School Hospital, its associated clinics, and external veterinary practices; collaborating with and leading other academic staff in the development of existing or new/modern diagnostic tests in clinical pathology; contributing to the training of Clinical Training Scholars (Interns and Residents) by supporting some of their clinical research activities.

You should be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a veterinary degree qualifying you for membership; have a PhD or doctoral level degree in a relevant area; have a proven track record in grant-funded research and peer-reviewed publication; have documented experience in teaching clinical pathology at undergraduate and post-graduate levels; have significant experience in veterinary diagnostic clinical pathology work with all the common domestic species; have attained or be eligible to sit the forthcoming examinations for the RCVS, European or American Diploma in Clinical Pathology (preference will be given to candidates who have attained a Diploma). It is desirable that you should have demonstrated ability to take part in clinical research efforts in clinical pathology.

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

Further details: follow link below. Information about the Department: www.vet.cam.ac.uk Closing date for applications: 27 May 2014.

Interview date: 20 June 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: click on the link in the 'Apply online' section of the advert published on the University's Job Opportunities pages. This will take you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already done so) and log in before completing the online application form. Please upload the following documents: curriculum vitae; list of publications; brief statement (no more than one side of A4) about how your experience fits the profile for this role.

Please quote reference PP03177 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant (Smith Lab) (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 08, 2014.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months 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.

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant to join the research team of Professor Austin Smith. The post is to support projects involving culture and differentiation of human stem cells. Experience in mammalian cell culture and molecular biology techniques is essential. Additional experience is desirable in protein extraction techniques, flow cytometry, chromatin preparations, gene expression knockdown assays using si/shRNA and microarray/transcriptome analysis.

You will report in person and through electronic data reports to your post-doctoral supervisor. You must be a careful and methodical worker, paying attention to accuracy and ready to take responsibility as part of a team. The post will require some weekend work. 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. Careful observation and accurate computer-based record keeping and presentation are essential.

Qualifications and experience: A graduate degree in science and substantial experience working in a molecular biology research laboratory.

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

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

Please upload your current CV and cover letter with your application by 1st May 2014.

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

Interviews will be held 9th May 2014. If you have not been invited for interview by 7th May 2014, you have not been successful on this occasion.

Please quote reference PS03158 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant - Human stem cell models of Alzheimers disease

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

A research assistant position is available in the Livesey group to work with human stem cell models of Alzheimer's disease. Applicants should have a first degree in Biological Sciences and previous professional experience in biomedical laboratories. Experience with cell culture and laboratory management would be an advantage. Duties will involve supervising cell culture facilities, maintenance of the lab stem cell stocks, growing human stem cell lines and the production of human neurons from iPSCs.

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

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

Please quote reference PR03148 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Clinical Training Scholarship Anaesthesia x 2

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

AVAILABLE FROM 01 SEPTEMBER 2014

Scholarship award: £21,180.00 in year one.

The Scholarships are for one year in the first instance, renewable for periods of one year up to a total of three years.

The Scholarship provides an outstanding opportunity to receive specialist training in all aspects of veterinary anaesthesia. You will be required to register for a post-graduate qualification by enrolling onto the European Diploma in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia.

You will receive core training in all aspects of academic and clinical anaesthesia, pain management and peri-operative medicine (including critical care) in both small and large animals at the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital. You will also be required to undertake and publish a research project, and participate in the small-group teaching of veterinary students. The training programme is approved by the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia.

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

Informal discussion: contact Dr Jackie Brearley, 01223 337658, jcb78@cam.ac.uk or Matthew McMillan mwm32@cam.ac.uk

Closing date: 30th April 2014

Interview date: 20th May 2014

Fixed-term: 3 years.

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

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

Please quote reference PP03152 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Professorship of Histopathology (1992)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 03, 2014.

The Board of Electors to the Professorship of Histopathology invite applications for this Professorship. Preference will be given to persons whose work is connected with Histopathology. The successful candidate will take up appointment on 1 October 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in Histopathology and the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in maintaining and developing a leading research presence. Applicants must be licensed by the General Medical Council and be Fellows of the Royal College of Pathologists (or hold an equivalent postgraduate qualification), be on the Specialist Register in Histopathology and have a number of years' experience in clinical histopathology.

Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration. The Professor will also be expected to undertake the equivalent of 5 programmed activities per week of clinical work. The Professor will be based in Cambridge and a competitive salary will be offered.

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

Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be made online no later than Monday 19 May 2014.

Informal enquiries about this Professorship may be directed to the Head of Department Professor Geoffrey L Smith telephone +44 (0)1223 333692 or email hod.sec@path.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PK03133 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 Apr 03, 2014.

Applications are invited for a University Lectureship in Clinical Histopathology in the Department of Pathology at the University of Cambridge to take up the appointment as soon as possible.

Applicants must be licensed by the General Medical Council and be Fellows of the Royal College of Pathologists (or hold an equivalent postgraduate qualification), be on the Specialist Register in Histopathology and have a number of years' experience in clinical histopathology.

The successful applicant will be expected to develop and contribute to the teaching activities of the Department and participate in the Diagnostic Histopathology Service at Addenbrooke's Hospital. The themes of the applicant's diagnostic interests are not prescribed but should complement existing interests in the Department as described on its website (http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/)

The post is available immediately and is remunerated on the Clinical Academic Scale at Consultant level.

For informal discussions please contact the Head of Division, Professor Peter Collins by email at vpc20@cam.ac.uk.

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

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

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

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

Please quote reference PK00908 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate in remote sensing of forests (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 03, 2014.

The loss, fragmentation and degradation of tropical forests are key drivers of global biodiversity decline and have important implications for the global climate system and other ecosystem services. Yet significant knowledge gaps exist, particularly with respect to the role biodiversity plays in regulating biogeochemical cycles in tropical forests. In response to this, NERC has established the Human Modified Tropical Forest programme, with the aim of integrating science that addresses the effects of humans on both biodiversity and biogeochemical cycles. The postdoc would join a project focussed on the SAFE research platform in Sabah, Malaysia. The platform consists of a gradient in forest modification. Experimental forest fragments and riparian forest strips of various sizes are being created within a landscape that is being converted from logged forest into oil palm plantations, and some patches of old-growth forest also remain within these highly modified landscapes (http://www.safeproject.net/).

This exciting opportunity at the Department of Plant Sciences, Cambridge, UK, in the research group of Dr David Coomes (http://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/research/davidcoomes) will require a person with strong interests in using airborne remote sensing technologies to analyse how human modification impacts biodiversity and biogeochemical cycling in tropical forests. The postholder will join a multi-institutional international research consortium, where he or she will be responsible for analysing imagery collected by NERC-ARSF (http://arsf.nerc.ac.uk/). It is planned that the aircraft will survey (in Sept-Oct 2014) about 150 km2 of Sabah using lidar, hyperspectral sensors and a digital camera. The flight will be accompanied by a large-scale field campaign to sample foliar traits of common species within permanent plots. We will then use a spectranomic approach to identify individual tree crowns from the imagery, and estimate leaf traits; Greg Asner from the Carnegie Institution for Science in Stanford will provide intellectual input and offer training opportunities if his schedule permits it (http://spectranomics.stanford.edu/ ). There will also be an opportunity for the postdoc to spend about 2 months in Sabah, using a field spectrometer for vicarious calibration of the hyperspectral data and a differential GPS for georeferencing ground plots. Products derived from the airborne remote sensing campaign will be useful to several other research groups, and the postdoc will be encouraged to disseminate their findings and collaborate.

The applicant should possess a PhD in a relevant subject and/or postdoctoral experience in the analysis of multispectral or hyperspectral imagery, preferably of vegetation; A strong interest in big data analyses, with the programming skills necessary to process imagery efficiently; Knowledge of statistical inference techniques is desirable; Knowledge of radiative transfer modelling (e.g. PROSAIL) is desirable; Track record of publication in leading peer-reviewed scientific journals; An interest in forest conservation and management.

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

The successful applicant will be expected to start by 1 Sept 2014.

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 indicate the contact details of two academic referees on the online application form and upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter.

Please quote reference PD03138 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Research Laboratory Technician

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 03, 2014.

The vacancy is in Professor David Baulcombe's laboratory. The postholder will extend the laboratory previous analysis of interspecific Solanum hybrids. The appointee will work with postdoctoral and graduate researchers on the genetic and molecular characterisation of lines produced following hybridisation of S.lycopersicon and S.pennelli. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a background in molecular biology with experience working with RNA and familiarity with the general field of epigenetics. Experience with standard methods of genetic analysis is essential. Experience with next generation sequencing of small RNA including the analysis of the resultant large datasets would also be an advantage. The successful candidate should be capable of working independently on this project, whilst integrated into an interactive and supportive research group.

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 notice that if you have not received any news from us 1 month after the closing date you should consider that on this occasion your application has not been successful.

Please quote reference PD03114 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Clinician Scientists

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 03, 2014.

The Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is founded on the belief that deep understanding of stem cell biology will be transformative for future healthcare http://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk.

The Institute is seeking clinician scientists at both junior and senior level to complement our existing programmes and contribute to translating ground-breaking developments in stem cell science into better management of malignancies and new regenerative medicines. Applications in any area of medicine are welcome, although we are particularly interested in expanding our translational programmes in haematology, neurology, orthopaedics, cardiovascular medicine and oncology.

Junior candidates will have a PhD and preferably a minimum of 1 year post-doctoral experience, original research achievements, and an exceptional project proposal. Senior candidates should have an established track record as an independent group leader engaged in high quality science and have an outstanding and well-founded research proposal.

The Institute offers a collegiate environment with both excellent core facilities for laboratory-based studies (stem cell culture, transgenesis, flow cytometry, complex microscopy and bioinformatics) and extensive opportunities to pursue patient based studies. Successful candidates will be supported to obtain external personal fellowship and grant support within 1-2 years. Start-up packages are available according to circumstances.

Your salary will be dependent on your honorary clinical contract status with the relevant NHS Trust and seniority.

Salary range £31,301-£101,451.

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 upload a CHRIS 6 (http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/forms/chris6/), with a full curriculum vitae, contact details of 3 referees, and 1-2 page outline of research interests, by Wednesday 4th June 2014.

Please quote reference PS03087 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate in ecosystem ecology (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 01, 2014.

We seek a full-time Research Assistant or Research Associate. The individual will join the Ecosystems and Global Change Group (EGC) in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge led by Dr Andrew Tanentzap. The post is funded by a NERC project entitled: "Recovery is RELATED: Restoring Ecosystems by Linking Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecological Dynamics". It aims to test how changes in organic matter export from terrestrial catchments associated with land use change will impact the productivity of aquatic food webs. . You will have a Master's degree or higher in biology/ecology, preferably with specialization in biogeochemistry. The role-holder would possess research experience with expert knowledge of water/sediment chemistry sampling, microbial sequencing, and plankton collection and identification. Competency in bioinformatics and statistical- and process-based modelling is also necessary; programming experience is preferred. It is an occupational requirement for the successful applicant to be able to drive due to the remote locations of fieldwork.

For the first 6 months, the post will involve guiding the establishment of a whole-lake experiment in Ontario, Canada. This will require intensive field work in boreal lake ecosystems, performing sediment incubation experiments in controlled chambers, coordinating student assistants, and managing procurements. Later duties will involve designing experiments, and collecting and analysing data associated with the project, focusing on (i) relating the structure of organic matter to microbial communities and (ii) developing a simulation model to predict food web dynamics from watershed inputs.

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

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

Please indicate the contact details of two academic referees on the online application form and upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter.

Please quote reference PD02746 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate in Synthetic Biology (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 01, 2014.

A position is available immediately for the appointment of a synthetic biologist in the Department of Plant Sciences, Cambridge, UK. We have developed a computational method for the simulation of biofilm-scale bacterial populations, and implemented this in the CellModeller software package (ref 1-3). The software allows modelling of (i) genetically mediated information flow, and (ii) the 3D physical interactions between cells that are required for multiscale modeling of large microbial populations. The emergent properties exhibited by a multitude of growing, signaling, and responding bacterial cells are central to the rational design of synthetic biofilms.

Modified containers and substrates can be used to spatially restrict biofilm growth, create domains within biofilms, and to constrain cell interactions. Simple patterning techniques and selective inoculation of engineered host strains will be used to parameterise and validate observations that arise from in silico modelling work. Non-invasive plate imaging and high resolution confocal microscopy will be used to resolve features to single cell resolution, and to track independently host genotypes and mobile plasmids. This will provide important empirical tests for the modelling approach.

You must have a PhD in Biological Sciences. Experience with the routine handling and manipulation of recombinant DNA and microbes, and the use of epifluorescence and confocal microscopy techniques is necessary. Experience with the development of software, biological techniques or instrumentation hardware would be an advantage.

More information about the position can be obtained from Dr. Jim Haseloff (jh295@cam.ac.uk) and background information can be found at the laboratory web site at http://www.haseloff-lab.org.

(1) Rudge TJ, Steiner PJ, Phillips A and Haseloff J. Computational modeling of synthetic microbial biofilms. ACS Synthetic Biology, 1:345-352, (2012).

(2) Rudge TJ, Steiner PJ, Kan A and Haseloff J. Cell shape-driven instability generates self-organised fractal patterning of cell layers. ACS Synthetic Biology 2:705-714, (2013).

(3) http://www.cellmodeller.org

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2016 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 indicate the contact details of two academic referees on the online application form and upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter.

Please quote reference PD03102 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate: Behavioural Ecology

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 01, 2014.

A post-doctoral research associate position in Department of Zoology, located in Central Cambridge on Downing Street, is available from July 2014 for up to thirty-six months to work with Professor Tim Clutton-Brock on the ecology of development and its relation to reproductive strategies and life history variation in cooperative mammals. The research will use a combination of long-term records of individual life histories, field experiments and modelling to investigate adaptive aspects of development, reproductive suppression and reproductive strategies in meerkats. The duties and responsibilities of the research associate will include organising and supervising fieldwork at our South African field site in order to monitor the development and behaviour of samples of individually recognisable animals and designing, organising and carrying out field experiments to investigate the effects of social and ecological variables on development and behaviour as well as analysing and writing up the results. They will be expected to spend 4 - 6 months in the field each year, with the remainder of the year being spent in Cambridge.

The successful candidates should be capable of working independently within the framework of an interactive research group. Essential requirements for the job are a PhD in a relevant area of behavioural biology or ecology completed or completion imminent, experience of field work, some experience on endocrinological research and an extensive knowledge of current research on ecology and evolutionary biology. Enthusiasm, determination and the capacity to work independently are also essential. Desirable attributes include experience of working with large, individual based data sets and experience of working on the social behaviour or reproductive strategies of mammals.

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

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

Applicants should upload the following: A full CV. A cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements of the job, and why you would like the post (2 sides A4 maximum). A completed CHRIS 6, available at: http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/forms/chris6/

Please quote reference PF03097 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 01, 2014.

Limit of Tenure: up to 12 months

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position, on a project aiming to determine the secretome of Campylobacter jejuni.

The main focus of the research, led by Dr Andrew Grant, is to use, highly sensitive and quantitative stable isotope labelling with amino acids in cell culture (SILAC)-based mass spectrometry to identify the virulence proteins secreted by the Campylobacter jejuni flagellar filament. The role of selected genes will be confirmed by the construction and characterisation of defined mutants and complemented strains and testing of these in in vitro assays.

Applicants should have a PhD, preferably in the field of bacterial infection. Knowledge of, and experience in, the field of bacterial infectious disease research are essential. Expertise in molecular biology is also required and knowledge and experience of proteomic techniques is highly desirable. The candidate must value teamwork and collaboration, have good administrative and interpersonal skills, and high computer literacy and the use of basic bioinformatics software.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Andrew Grant (ajg60@cam.ac.uk)

Closing date 1st May 2014

Interviews will be held on the morning of 14th May 2014

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 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 references. Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Further particulars for the role and information about the Department www.vet.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PP03100 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Independent Research Group Leaders

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 01, 2014.

The Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is founded on the concept that deep understanding of stem cell biology will contribute to transforming future healthcare.

The Institute is seeking new Group Leaders at both junior and senior level to complement our existing programmes and contribute to ground-breaking discoveries in stem cell science. Applications in any area of mammalian stem cell biology are welcome and we are particularly interested in interfaces with: (i) mathematical, physical or chemical biology; (ii) bioengineering; (iii) malignancy (iv) regenerative medicine

Junior group leader candidates will have a minimum of 3 years post-doctoral experience, distinctive research achievements, and an original project proposal. Senior group leader candidates will be internationally recognised for independent high quality science and have an exceptional and well-founded research proposal.

The Institute offers a collegiate environment with excellent core facilities for stem cell culture, transgenesis, flow cytometry, complex microscopy and bioinformatics http://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk. Successful candidates will be supported to obtain external personal fellowship and grant support within 1-2 years. An interim start-up package is available. Depending on experience, you can expect remuneration between £37,756 - £64,170.

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 upload a CHRIS 6 (http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/forms/chris6/), a full curriculum vitae with contact details of 3 referees, and 1-2 page outline research proposal, by Wednesday 4th June 2014.

Please quote reference PS03073 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associates

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Mar 31, 2014.

The lab of Prof Tony Kouzarides is looking for 2 postdoctoral scientists to work on different aspects of research within the lab, funded by a Cancer Research UK grant. The lab is in the Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, a department of the University of Cambridge. Funding will initially be for a minimum of 3 years.

The first postdoc will work on Chromatin regulation in yeast. In particular, the ideal candidate would have experience in transcription chromatin dynamics and histone modifying pathways. A good grounding in biochemistry would be an advantage.

The second vacancy is for a postdoctoral scientist to work on Epigenetic regulation in mammalian cells. In particular the ideal candidate would have experience in chromatin regulation, transcriptional control, protein kinases and would be versed with genetic manipulation in mice.

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

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

Please quote reference PR03089 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 Mar 31, 2014.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 6 months 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.

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant to join the laboratory of Dr José Silva to work on a Wellcome Trust funded project studying the molecular mechanisms of induced pluripotency. The successful applicant will work under direct supervision of Dr Yael Costa and will assist in all steps of the project's work, including mammalian cell culture, generation of transgenic cell lines, analysis of reprogramming assays and large scale genome analysis based on Chromatin Immunoprecipitation.

Candidates should have a first degree in Biology, Biochemistry or a related subject, be enthusiastic, self-motivated and a careful and methodical worker. Basic molecular biology skills (e.g. PCR, gene cloning, transformation, DNA/RNA preparation), accurate record keeping and the ability to use basic computational packages, especially Excel, are required. Previous experience in mammalian cell culture is desirable but not essential. Good communication skills would be useful.

The post will require some weekend work and a flexible approach to working hours.

Start date: 1st July 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.

Informal enquiries are also welcome via e-mail: cscrjobs@cscr.cam.ac.uk.

Applications must be submitted by Monday 2nd June 2014.

Interviews will be held Monday 16th June 2014. If you have not been invited for interview by 13th June 2014, you have not been successful on this occasion.

Please quote reference PS03071 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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PhD studentship in Plant Molecular Genetics

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

Applications are invited for a BBSRC iCASE-sponsored PhD student position in Plant Molecular Genetics to work with Dr Uta Paszkowski in the Department of Plant Sciences in the field of beneficial symbioses in cereals.

The project will continue ongoing efforts to understand rhizosphere communication between plants and symbiotic fungi (see Plant Journal 2006, 47, 165 for an example of our work). The maize autistic (aut) mutant is perturbed in the interaction with AM fungi. It is affected at a very early stage of the interaction since fungal surface contact is not supported. The identification and characterization of the AUT gene and of the role it plays during symbiosis is the goal of the proposed work. The projected work will be performed in collaboration with the industrial partner DuPont Pioneer (Delaware, USA) and will be based on gene discovery by positional cloning.

The successful applicants should have a background in plant molecular biology and/or genetics.

This BBSRC-funded studentship is open to UK and EU citizens who meet the UK residency requirements set out by the BBSRC for the full studentship: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/web/FILES/Guidelines/studentship_eligibility.pdf. If you have any queries about your status please contact Megan Cooper, Graduate Secretary on mc661@cam.ac.uk.

To apply, please email a CV and publications list to Dr Paszkowski at up220@cam.ac.uk to arrive no later than 30 April 2014.

Please quote reference PD03070 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Teaching Fellow in Veterinary Public Health

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

Applications are invited for the role of teaching fellow in Veterinary Public Health, available from 1 August 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The role is a teaching post with a remit to develop veterinary public health teaching in the Department in conjunction with the Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Public Health (VPH). The post-holder's goal will be to drive the design and implementation of a new learning environment for VPH in Cambridge, building on the existing programme with its extensive government and industry links and taking advantage of the on-going world class, international VPH research in the Department.

The post-holder will oversee VPH teaching as required under RCVS and EAEVE guidance (including epidemiology, transboundary epizootic diseases, zoonotic and food-borne diseases, emerging and re-emerging diseases, food hygiene and food technology), integrating as far as possible with other related subjects including Farm Animal Studies. This challenging role will also aim to support a new generation of Cambridge veterinary graduates to be better equipped to participate effectively in One Health issues at an international level.

The successful applicant will participate with other academic staff (including 2 diplomats of the European College of Veterinary Public Health), in the teaching of Veterinary Public Health to undergraduates in the Department, through the medium of lectures, practicals, abattoir visits, seminars and small group teaching. This will include responsibility for specified areas of veterinary public health, with the post-holder taking responsibility for food hygiene and food technology teaching for example. In addition, s/he will develop innovative approaches to the teaching of Veterinary Public Health; contribute to the integration of Farm Animal teaching with Veterinary Public Health, especially in relation to population medicine / epidemiology; contribute to the training of Clinical Training Scholars (Interns and Residents); undertake any other duties in connection with the teaching of Veterinary Public Health as are specified from time to time by the Head of Department or a person nominated by the Head of Department.

It is essential that the successful applicant should have a veterinary degree registerable with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons; have attained or be eligible to sit the forthcoming examinations for the European or American Diploma in Veterinary Public Health, or should have attained or be registered for an RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Public Health.

It is desirable that the successful applicant should have an Official Veterinarian qualification, or be prepared to take this qualification when in post; experience of veterinary public health activities in government, overseas, or industry-related contexts; some undergraduate teaching experience (for example, supervision of veterinary students on EMS).

Informal enquiries: Dr Dan Tucker, 01223 330885, awt1000@cam.ac.uk

Closing date for applications: 12 May 2014.

Interview date: 6 June 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.

Further details: follow link below. Information about the Department: www.vet.cam.ac.uk To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link in the 'Apply online' section of the advert published on the University's Job Opportunities pages. This will take you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already done so) and log in before completing the online application form. You should upload the following documents: a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a brief statement (no more than one side of A4) about how your experience fits the profile for this role.

Please quote reference PP03072 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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University Lecturer in Epidemiology 3-year fixed term

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

Applications are invited for the role of University Lecturer in Epidemiology (3-year fixed term), available from 1 July 2014. This is an exciting opportunity for the successful applicant to develop a research programme in an appropriate area of interest, building on the capacity of mathematical biology within the Department of Veterinary Medicine, and working as appropriate with other groups and institutes locally, nationally and internationally; to consolidate a postgraduate programme in the discipline within the Department; and to be responsible for the teaching of epidemiology and disease control principles to clinical veterinary students, through the medium of lectures, practicals, seminars and small group teaching, and contribute to the training of Senior and Junior Clinical Training Scholars by supporting some of their clinical research activities.

It is essential that the successful applicant should have a PhD or doctoral level degree in a relevant area; a proven track record in gaining independent grant-funded research and peer-reviewed publication; proven ability to contribute to teaching and educational programmes in epidemiology

It is desirable that the successful applicant should have experience in postgraduate teaching and supervision, and undertaking and supervising clinical research.

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

Closing date for applications: 28 April 2014.

Interview date: 16 May 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.

Further details: follow link below. Information about the Department: www.vet.cam.ac.uk To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link in the 'Apply online' section of the advert published on the University's Job Opportunities pages. This will take you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already done so) and log in before completing the online application form. You should upload the following documents: a curriculum vitae; a list of publications; a brief statement (no more than one side of A4) about how your experience fits the profile for this role.

Please quote reference PP03066 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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University Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology (2-year Fixed Term)

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

Stipend scale: £50,688 - £53,765

Applications are invited for the role of University Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology (2-year fixed term), available from 1 July 2014. This is an exciting opportunity for the successful applicant to develop a research programme in an appropriate area of interest, building on the capacity of mathematical biology within the Department of Veterinary Medicine, and working as appropriate with other groups and institutes locally, nationally and internationally; to consolidate a postgraduate programme in the discipline within the Department; to be responsible for the teaching of epidemiology and disease control principles to clinical veterinary students, through the medium of lectures, practicals, seminars and small group teaching, and contribute to the training of Senior and Junior Clinical Training Scholars by supporting some of their clinical research activities.

It is essential that the successful applicant should have a PhD or doctoral level degree in a relevant area; a proven track record in gaining independent grant-funded research and peer-reviewed publication; proven ability to contribute to teaching and educational programmes in epidemiology

It is desirable that the successful applicant should have experience in postgraduate teaching and supervision, and in undertaking and supervising clinical research

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

Closing date for applications: 28 April 2014.

Interview date: 16 May 2014.

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.

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

Further details: follow link below. Information about the Department: www.vet.cam.ac.uk To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link in the 'Apply online' section of the advert published on the University's Job Opportunities pages. This will take you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already done so) and log in before completing the online application form. You should upload the following documents: a curriculum vitae; a list of publications; a brief statement (no more than one side of A4) about how your experience fits the profile for this role.

Please quote reference PP03069 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Support Service Technician

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

Based in Central Cambridge, you will enjoy working as part of a small friendly Bio-facility team. The Support Service maintains the essential provision of clean cages, drinking water bottles and materials to the animal technicians for the daily animal husbandry requirements.

After initial training you will be able to operate simple machinery, including dismantling and reassembling equipment for washing and sterilisation. You will be responsible for the in-house cleaning and some basic husbandry procedures. You will also be involved in the collection and delivery of stores, maintaining stocks and disposal of waste.

You should have a good general education and have ideally worked with or cared for animals. Previous experience would be beneficial but not essential as training will be provided.

The post is available immediately and subject to the satisfactory completion of a 3 month probationary period.

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

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

Informal enquiries are also welcome on 01223 760247.

Applications must be submitted by Tuesday 6th May 2014.

Interviews will be held week on the morning of Thursday 15th May 2014. If you have not been invited for interview by 14th May 2014, you have not been successful on this occasion.

Please quote reference PS02926 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 Mar 27, 2014.

5 YEAR RESEARCH ASSOCIATES IN CELL BIOLOGY/ BIOCHEMISTRY

Applications are invited from post-doctoral scientists to investigate the mechanisms of cellular actin filament assembly, and their manipulation by invading bacteria like Salmonella. There are currently two positions funded for 5 years by a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award to Prof. Vassilis Koronakis.

The laboratory is well-funded and located at the Department of Pathology in central Cambridge. The laboratory has established powerful biochemical membrane reconstitution and cell biology approaches to resolve processes by which cellular signal transduction cascades lead to the formation of actin structures at the host cell membrane. We will exploit these to resolve how virulence effector proteins modulate small-GTPase networks at the membrane to drive bacterial invasion (see our recent work below).

Humphreys et al (2013) Arf6 coordinates actin assembly through the WAVE complex, a mechanism usurped by Salmonella to invade host cells. PNAS 110:16880-85

Humphreys et al (2012) Salmonella SopE and host GEF ARNO cooperate to recruit and activate WAVE to trigger bacterial invasion. Cell Host Microbe 11:129-139

Koronakis et al. (2011) WAVE regulatory complex activation by cooperating GTPases Arf and Rac1. PNAS 108:14449-54

Applicants should have a PhD and experience in biochemistry and/or cell biology.

These positions are available immediately. The deadline for applications will be 28 April 2014, but applications will continue to be considered until the positions are filled. Applications should include a current CV.

Specific enquiries can be made to Prof Koronakis on 01223 339766.

Fixed-term: The funds for these posts 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.

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 these positions should be directed to jobs@path.cam.ac.uk or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK03047 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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University Lecturer in Genetics & Medicine (2-year fixed term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Mar 26, 2014.

Applications are invited for a University Lectureship in Genetics & Medicine (2-year fixed term), available from 1 November 2014. This is an exciting opportunity for the successful applicant to undertake a high level of scientific research in her or his chosen field with the aim of winning longer term external fellowship funding. Other duties include responsibility, together with other academic staff in the area, for the teaching of small animal medicine to undergraduates in the Department, through the medium of lectures, seminars and small group teaching; assistance with the provision of a clinical small animal medicine service to the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital and its associated clinics to cover a period of sabbatical leave; and contribution to the training of Clinical Training Scholars (Interns and Residents) by supporting some of their clinical research activities

It is essential that you should be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a veterinary degree qualifying you for membership. You should have a PhD or doctoral level degree in a relevant area; a proven track record in grant-funded research and peer-reviewed publication; documented experience in teaching small animal medicine at undergraduate and post-graduate levels; significant clinical experience in the area of small animal medicine; have attained the European or American Diploma in Small Animal Medicine or be eligible to sit the forthcoming examinations for the European or American Diploma in Small Animal Medicine (preference will be given to candidates who have attained a Diploma).

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

Closing date: 28 April 2014.

Interview date: 19 May 2014.

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.

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

Further details: follow link below. Information about the Department: www.vet.cam.ac.uk To apply: click on the 'Apply online' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not done so already) and log in before completing the online application form. Please upload your CV, list of publications and covering letter in the Upload section of the online application.

Please quote reference PP03048 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate in Synthetic/Molecular Biology (Fixed Term)

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

A Postdoctoral Research Associate is required to join four others (in UCL, Aberdeen, Rothamsted and Chemistry, University of Cambridge) in a multidisciplinary team aimed at establishing microalgae as industrial biotechnology hosts. This project is a BBSRC strategic LoLa, and includes 4 PhD students.

The role holder will work in the group of Prof Alison Smith (http://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/research/alisonsmith) to develop synthetic biology tools and methodology for the metabolic engineering of microalgae. The successful candidate must have a PhD in an appropriate field, and research experience in molecular biology (ideally including synthetic biology approaches), and genetic engineering of microorganisms, together with a good knowledge of regulation of gene expression and metabolism. Experience with laboratory handling of microalgae or microbiology, and/or analysis of RNA seq data, is highly desirable.

Experience in recombinant DNA techniques is essential, and knowledge of systems or synthetic biology is highly desirable, as is familiarity with microbiology, metabolic engineering, and/or metabolism. The successful candidate should have the capacity to communicate effectively, work as part of a team, and as required, take a lead role in the design and execution of the research programme. In addition, there are four associated PhD positions, one of which will be based in the group, and the role holder will be expected to be involved in supporting the student in the laboratory.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 4 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 indicate the contact details of two academic referees on the online application form and upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter.

The closing date for applications is Monday 28 April 2014. Interviews will be held in the week beginning 12 May 2014.

Please quote reference PD03024 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant (Fixed Term) - Understanding cognition and social behaviour in sheep

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

We are looking for a highly motivated research assistant to join a research team led by Professor Jenny Morton. The team is based in Cambridge; the work is conducted in Cambridge and South Australia. The purpose of this project is to develop objective measures for understanding the mechanisms underlying cognitive dysfunction, abnormalities in social interactions and sleep disorder in Huntington's disease (HD).

This post is part of a project funded by CHDI Inc, a charitable foundation based in the USA that funds research into HD. HD is an incurable neurodegenerative genetic disorder that causes progressive deterioration of movement and cognitive function, as well as changes in psychiatric domains such as anxiety and depression. Recently, sleep abnormalities have also been identified in HD patients. The study is part of a larger project led by Professor Jenny Morton studying the effects of neurodegeneration in HD. Our aim is to facilitate development of interventions to prevent progression of the disease. The results will also have broad relevance to fields of animal behavior and cognitive and systems neuroscience.

The successful applicant will be using in vivo electrophysiological recording from neuronal networks in normal behaving sheep, focusing on hippocampus, striatum and connected regions of neocortex to understand behavioral changes in HD. These EEG, local field potential and multiple signal neuron recording methods are well established in humans and rodents. The experimental program will include use of telemetric recording systems for long-range recordings in naturalistic environments. You will be part of a research team pioneering novel methods for investigating behavior in normal and transgenic sheep models of HD. You will work closely with post-doctoral researchers and research assistants to provide experimental and field trip assistance for the project as necessary. There may be an opportunity to travel to Australia to take part in a field study.

Applicants must have a BSc degree in an appropriate subject. Familiarity with EEG analysis techniques, particularly in Matlab, is desirable. The post will require some weekend work and a flexible approach to working hours.

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

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

Please ensure that you upload your 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 PM03025 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Prince Philip Professorship of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Mar 19, 2014.

The Board of Electors to the Prince Philip Professorship of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 October 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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

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

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

Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be made online no later than Wednesday 30 April 2014. The Department would particularly welcome applications from women as it has an historic imbalance in the number of women holding academic staff positions.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Michael Akam, Head of the Department of Zoology, Cambridge, telephone +44 (0)1223) 336601 or email HOD@zoo.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PF03005 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.

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