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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

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

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Associate position in the group of Dr Philip Wigge at the Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University, to work on a project focused on understanding how the plant perceives warm temperature signals and integrate this information into development. The post holder will concentrate on performing a forward genetic screen to identify new candidates in the temperature perception pathway of Arabidopsis thaliana using a reporter construct based approach, and liaise with other group members in the design of further experiments to test and validate hypotheses for how plants sense and respond to temperature. This post requires candidates of exceptional ability who have excellent skills in understanding the use of the HSP70 LUCIFERASE reporter system and identifying and mapping mutants. The ultimate goal of the research is to make crop plants resilient to field stress conditions and thus contribute to the economic competitiveness of the UK.

Applicants must have, or be close to obtaining a PhD in plant biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or related field. An in depth understanding of Arabidopsis thaliana biology and LUCIFERASE screening expertise is essential. Previous experience in performing screens in Arabidopsis is also required, as is evidence of managing large-scale projects.

Good communication skills are essential as the post holder will need to present data to other members of the group, external collaborators and sponsor agencies (grant applications). Candidates will also need to work well in a team.

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

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

Where a PhD has yet to be awarded the appointment will initially be made at Research Assistant level and amended to Research Associate upon the award of PhD.

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

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

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

Please quote reference PT09961 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 Aug 24, 2016.

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Associate position in the group of Professor Yka Helariutta at the Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University, to study sieve element morphogenesis with focus on cell wall characteristics.

The successful candidate will utilise model plant systems such as Arabidopsis to develop independent lines of research by taking advantage of resources and unpublished data existing in the lab. The candidate will be provided with horticultural/technical support.

Candidates must have a PhD in plant biology, plant biotechnology or related field. Experience in plant cell biology and plant development with Arabidopsis is essential. Proficiency in standard molecular cloning and fluorescent microscopy techniques are also essential, alongside experience in plant cell transformation, and computer-based sequence analysis. Experience in cell wall biology, forward and reverse genetic screens, immunostaining and mutagenesis would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will be fully involved in the basic research whilst also writing up their research work for presentation and publication. The post holder may be required to assist in the supervision of student projects, provide instructions to students and deliver seminars related to their research area.

Excellent communication skills are essential as the post holder will need to work well in a team and collaborate with other researchers in the Institute. Candidates would ideally have published or submitted papers in this area. Candidates should demonstrate a history of science communication (e.g. presentations, outreach activities, teaching).

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

The post is available immediately.

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

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

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

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

Please quote reference PT09968 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

University Lecturer

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

Applications are invited for the post of University Lecturer in Plant Sciences that will also involve a Fellowship at Pembroke College. Responsibilities will include undergraduate teaching, research, supervision of postgraduate students, and other duties associated with academic life. We hope the Lecturer will take up appointment in January 2017.

We welcome excellent candidates whose expertise would allow them to strengthen our teaching provision in any of the following areas: Plant and Microbial Metabolism; Cell and Developmental Plant Biology; Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology; Quantitative Biology.

The appointee will teach undergraduates through lectures, practical classes and small group supervisions, and will be motivated to further innovate our teaching methods. We also expect the successful candidate to develop a research programme that complements and reinforces the existing Departmental research portfolio.

Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant field and an outstanding record of excellence in research that is reflected in their publications. They will have sufficient breadth and/or depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline, and of research methods and techniques to develop research objectives, projects and proposals. Candidates should be able to teach to a high standard, manage a diverse workload, and lead their own research programme.

The Department of Plant Sciences has an international reputation across the range of plant science. It is one of the few remaining UK University Departments to offer an undergraduate degree in Plant Sciences. The Department has close links with several other organisations including the Sainsbury Laboratory (Cambridge University) and the National Institute of Agricultural Botany.

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

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

For further information, please contact Catherine Butler, Department Administrator (cek31@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PD09917 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 Aug 22, 2016.

Conservation Science group, Department of Zoology

Post-doctoral research associate sought for the project: "Quantifying tradeoffs between yield and environmental externalities in food production systems"

Limit of Tenure applies

A post-doctoral research associate position in the Department of Zoology, and based in the Cambridge Conservation Initiative's newly refurbished David Attenborough Building, is available from October 2016 for 12 months, to work with Professor Andrew Balmford on tradeoffs between yield and environmental externalities across a range of food production systems. This new project, which brings together partners from the universities of Cambridge, Sheffield, Aberdeen, Oxford, Bangor and Bristol, the RSPB, UNEP-WCMC, Rothamsted Research, and WRAP ¿ aims to synthesize existing data on how the greenhouse gas emissions, water use, soil erosion and N and P losses of contrasting ways of producing given agricultural commodities vary with their yields.

The project will use a "supported workshop" design to assemble and analyse inputs from experts working in cereal and dairy production in western Europe, paddy rice cultivation in S and E Asia and beef production in Latin America. The resulting data will be used to test the existence of tradeoffs between yield and environmental externalities; determine whether there are exceptional, high-yield but low-footprint farming systems; and examine how far the apparent benefits to biodiversity and ES of a linked high-yielding/land-sparing approach are diminished once the costs of externalities are taken into account.

The successful applicant should have a PhD, experience of analysing the environmental externalities of farming, excellent quantitative, organisational and interpersonal skills, and a track record of communicating their research through peer-reviewed papers, presentations and workshops. Enthusiasm, determination and the capacity to work independently are also essential. Supported by the applicants and other collaborators the PDRA will refine the project's analytical framework, extract data that is already in the public domain, identify clear gaps that can be filled by collaborators prior to the workshop, coordinate workshop logistics, commission and then work with key partners on follow-up analysis and modelling, and finally lead on synthetic analysis and paper-writing.

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 quote reference PF09928 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Bioscience Impact Administrator (Fixed Term)

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

We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic administrator to support the work of our impact teams in the School of the Biological Sciences.

The School has a strategic intent to increase the impact of their research activity. You will support the work of the Bioscience Impact Team and the Business and Innovation Project Officer in the Department of Plant Sciences, including the CambPlants Hub). You will be expected to help deliver a range of events organised by the team, develop and maintain websites and other communications as well as general administrative duties to ensure the smooth running of the teams.

The post will be appointed at the appropriate point on the University of Cambridge's salary scale, depending on the seniority of the successful candidate.

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

For specific enquiries about this role, please contact Tamsin Sayer (Tamsin.Sayer@admin.cam.ac.uk)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 11 months in the first instance.

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

Please quote reference PA09943 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate x 2 (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 19, 2016.

ERC funded positions are available for highly motivated post-doctoral research associates working on the regulation and evolution of photosynthesis gene expression.

The work will use C3 and C4 plants to understand how gene expression is controlled in specific cells of multicellular organisms. By studying the ancestral C3, and derived C4 states, it also aims to provide novel insights into the evolution of highly complex traits.

Successful applicants will join Professor Julian Hibberd's laboratory and be expected to develop ideas for their own research projects that build on existing resources generated by the laboratory. This could include populations showing natural variation in characteristics associated with C4 photosynthesis; lines in which nuclei and ribosomes are tagged to allow isolation from specific cells of C3 or C4 leaves; the use of high-throughput sequencing technologies such as DNaseI-Seq to identify genome-wide patterns of transcription factor binding, and bioinformatics analysis of these datasets to identify regulators of photosynthesis gene expression in each cell-type. Findings will be relevant the evolution of multi-cellularity, the C4 pathway and may impact on strategies being used to engineer enhanced photosynthesis in major major crops.

The position can start immediately. Successful candidates will have a strong background in plant genetics and/or molecular biology, including a PhD in a relevant area (or have submitted a PhD by the time of appointment). Experience of one or more of the following: genetics, genome-wide association mapping, synthetic biology, isolation of specific cells, and deep sequencing technologies and data interrogation will be advantageous. Information on the laboratory is available at www.hibberdlab.com.

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD you will initially be appointed as a Research Assistant, on the salary scale £25,023 - £28,982, with promotion to Research Associate on the higher salary scale £28,982 - £37,768 on confirmation of award of your PhD.

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

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 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 PD09923 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant (Part Time, Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 19, 2016.

We are looking for a research assistant to work with Prof. William Sutherland and Dr Rebecca Smith on the Conservation Evidence project in the Conservation Science Group. The successful candidate will be responsible for the administrative tasks required for the running of the Conservation Evidence project (www.conservationevidence.com). The job will also involve maintaining and updating a database of literature of evidence on the effectiveness of interventions for the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services and providing relevant studies to authors developing synopses.

You must be organized with excellent writing skills and a strong interest in biodiversity. The successful candidate will work closely with the Conservation Evidence team in Cambridge.

The project is funded by MAVA Foundation.

Position is to start on 14 November 2016 or as soon as possible.

Essential required skills

Relevant BSc, MSc or equivalent, to a good level in an appropriate subject (e.g. biological science/zoology)

Detailed understanding of biodiversity and ecosystem services

Experience of administration work

Good general understanding of experimental design

Fluent at writing in English

Ability to write clear, concise summaries of scientific information for a wide audience

Experience of organising meetings/workshops

Experience of database design and management

Duties and responsibilities

Maintaining the Conservation Evidence Website

Compiling databases of relevant literature on the effectiveness of conservation interventions

Maintaining a bibliographic database of all relevant references in collaboration with synopses authors

Communicating with Publishers

Organizing logistics for workshops, meetings and conferences

Maintaining databases of expenditure on budgets

This position is part-time: 4 days a week (29.6 hours per week) in years 1-3 (annual renewal subject to availability of funds) and 2.5 days a week (18.5 hours per week) in years 4-5 (annual renewal subject to availability of funds).

Interview date: likely to be 6th October 2016.

Fixed-term: The grant funding this position is run on an annual basis until 30th June 2021. The position is therefore initially available until 30th June 2017, with likely annual extensions until up to 30 June 2021 subject to availability of funds.

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 PF09737 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 Aug 19, 2016.

University of Cambridge Department of Veterinary Medicine West Cambridge Site

Limit of Tenure: 31 December 2019 Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to start from 1 January 2017 or as soon as possible after this date in evolutionary genomics, funded by the Wellcome Trust and Royal Society, on a project aiming to understand the link between reductive genome evolution and pathogenicity.

The main focus of the research will be testing the many competing hypotheses about why pathogens have smaller genomes than their non-pathogenic relatives. This will be done using the model system Streptococcus suis, which has evolved pathogenicity in concert with reductive evolution multiple times over recent timescales. This post will be based in Cambridge led by Dr Lucy Weinert, with opportunities to develop independent projects and to collaborate with Oxford University's Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam, Huazhong Agricultural University in China, the US Department of Agriculture, Public Health Ontario and Wageningen University. The project will use genome sequencing data and tools from evolutionary genetics and systems biology in the first instance but could also involve the use of laboratory experiments depending on the applicant's strengths.

Main duties will include:

*To take a lead role in the analysis of S. suis genome sequence data

*To work with collaborators to collate functional data from these genomes

*To review the current literature on genome reduction and pathogenicity

*To work with collaborators in experimental design and strategic planning and lab work

*To be involved in the preparation of manuscripts and grant proposals, and, if appropriate, to present research at national and international conferences

Applicants should have a PhD in evolutionary biology, microbiology, computational biology or a related discipline. Desirable skills will be experience with next generation sequencing data, microbiological laboratory practice and programming skills in Unix, python and R. A good understanding of systems biology, bacterial genomics and evolutionary genetics would be an advantage. The candidate must value teamwork and collaboration, and have good administrative and interpersonal skills.

Closing date: 29 September 2016

Interviews will be held on: 13 October 2016

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

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

Applicants should submit a CHRIS/6, CV, covering letter outlining suitability for the role and contact details for two references. 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 PP09938 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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

Research Associate/Senior Research Associate

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 19, 2016.

Applications are invited for this postdoctoral position in Ebola Vaccine Development, funded by Innovate UK, on a project aiming to develop new vaccines for Emerging Viral Diseases, with a start date of 17th October 2016.

Limit of Tenure: Up to 12 months depending on the appointed grade, starting 17th October 2016.

Salary: Research Associate - £28,982.00 - £37,768.00 Senior Research Associate - £38,896.00 - £49,230.00

The main focus of the research is to undertake pre-clinical serological assessment of computationally designed synthetic vaccine inserts for emerging viral diseases. We will be using Ebola glycoprotein-based vaccine approaches as a proof of principle in a consortium of UK partners and 1 EU partner. The project will involve the cloning of synthetic glycoprotein inserts into viral vaccine vectors, the immunisation and serological analysis for viral neutralisation from immunised individuals. Immune sera from different vaccine candidates will be compared to determine if vaccine sera can at least equal or expand the breadth of neutralisation with existing broadly neutralising monoclonal antibodies against Ebola. This candidate will have management responsibilities in logistics and forward planning to assist the PI and different collaborators in reaching project milestones on or ahead of time.

The project is based at the Lab of Viral Zoonotics (LVZ), Dept. of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge and this role is directly supervised by the PI of the overall project, Professor Jonathan Heeney, head of the LVZ.

Applicants should have a PhD in molecular biology or microbiology with a background in immunology and/or virology or a related discipline, and should have experience of cloning and packaging of recombinant viruses. A good understanding of vaccine methods and immunological experience is highly desirable. The candidate must value teamwork and collaboration, have good administrative and interpersonal skills, and high computer literacy, including proficiency in data handling and sample archiving.

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

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.

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

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

Closing date: 1 September 2016

Interviews will be held on 13 September 2016

Please quote reference PP09941 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Two EU Marie-Curie PhD Studentships in collaboration with MedImmune: Protease-activated and protease-based protein drugs(Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 18, 2016.

Medimmune and Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge

A graduate studentship leading to the award of a PhD is available from 1 March 2017 (or later) to work at MedImmune (with Dr Lutz Jermutus - https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lutz_Jermutus) and at Cambridge University in the Biochemistry Department (with Dr. F. Hollfelder - http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/hollfelder). The studentship is in the context of the EU Marie-Curie network ES-Cat (http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/hollfelder/Research/es-cat) on Directed Protein Evolution for Synthetic Biology and Biocatalysis.

The objective of the project is to use protease promiscuity to design novel therapeutics. The first part of the project will look at engineering proteins that are selectively activated by proteases in a tissue of choice. For this, we will initially identify and characterize kidney- and heart-selective proteases through genetics and proteomics screens. We will then construct both monoclonal antibodies and therapeutic proteins that are tethered to an inhibitory peptide via a tissue-specific, protease-sensitive peptide linker and study their biodistribution in rodents. We will finally assess the impact of these modifications on antibody and protein efficacy in models of kidney or cardiac disease. The second part will build on novel protease-based drugs that are the focus of an on-going collaboration between the Hollfelder and Jermutus groups. This approach combines a protease activity with a substrate binding moiety as well as domain that will increase plasma half-life. We will look at variations of this yet unpublished idea of 'captivases' that will allow for a modular drug discovery platform.

Candidates will be mainly based in the Biochemistry Department (in central Cambridge) and the MedImmune/AstraZeneca laboratories (currently on Granta Park and relocating in 2017 to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus), but also work for extended secondments in the labs of the academic and industrial network partners (http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/hollfelder/Research/es-cat/es-catfront#partnerlist). All students take part in a training programme that includes workshops, meetings and courses.

Applicants should have a first (or upper second) class degree in biochemistry, biotechnology, chemistry or a related, relevant subject. Specific skills in protein engineering, directed evolution, chemical and kinetic analysis of enzyme mechanisms and familiarity with molecular biology techniques (e.g. phage or ribosome display, cloning, DNA manipulation, preparation and handling of DNA libraries) are advantages.

The full stipend will be paid at rates of the EU Marie-Curie programme for the 3 year duration of the award (€44896.96 per annum) and mobility allowance (€7200).

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

Applications should contain a description of your research interests (e.g. as part of the cover letter) and your detailed CV (with exam marks and all relevant practical experience). Please also include the names and email-addresses of at least two referees, who know you from your courses or laboratory research work.

Send your application by 19 September 2016 by email to studenships@bioc.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH09909 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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EU Marie-Curie PhD Studentship: Directed Protein Evolution for Synthetic Biology and Biocatalysis (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 18, 2016.

A graduate studentship leading to the award of a PhD is available from 1 March 2017 (or later) to work at Cambridge University in the Biochemistry Department (with Dr. F. Hollfelder - http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/hollfelder) and at the Biocatalysis Research Center of Johnsson Matthey. The studentship is in the context of the EU Marie-Curie network ES-Cat (http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/hollfelder/Research/es-cat) on Directed Protein Evolution for Synthetic Biology and Biocatalysis.

The objective of the project is the directed evolution of enzymes for chiral chemo-enzymatic synthesis of industrially relevant enzymes. The use of the most powerful ultrahigh throughput format available, microfluidic droplets, will make selections from libraries with more than a million members possible. In addition to man-made randomized protein libraries, we will also select from metagenomic libraries. Kinetic and structural analysis will help to delineate the chemical and evolutionary mechanisms that allow the emergence of new and improved activities.

Candidates will be based in Cambridge working in the Biochemistry Department of Cambridge University and also at Johnsson Matthey in the Cambridge Sceince Park. Extended secondments in the labs of the academic and industrial network partners (http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/hollfelder/Research/es-cat/es-catfront#partnerlist) are also envisaged. All students take part in a training programme that includes workshops, meetings and courses.

Applicants should have a first (or upper second) class degree in biochemistry, biotechnology, chemistry or a related, relevant subject. Specific skills in protein engineering, directed evolution, enzymology, biocatalysis, organic synthesis and familiarity with molecular biology techniques (e.g. cloning, DNA manipulation, preparation and handling of DNA libraries) are advantages.

The full stipend will be paid at rates of the EU Marie-Curie programme for the 3 year duration of the award (€44896.96 per annum) and mobility allowance (€7200).

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

Applications should contain a description of your research interests (e.g. as part of the cover letter) and your detailed CV (with exam marks and all relevant practical experience). Please also include the names and email-addresses of at least two referees, who know you from your courses or laboratory research work.

Send your application by 10 September 2016 by email to studenships@bioc.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PH09908 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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University Lecturer in Genomics and Bioinformatics

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 18, 2016.

The University of Cambridge wishes to appoint a University Lecturer in Genomics and Bioinformatics within the Department of Pathology www.path.cam.ac.uk.

The post is available from 1 October 2017 and aims to strengthen the Department's wide-ranging research in Genomics and Bioinformatics and its teaching and training of undergraduate and graduate students in this field.

The successful candidate is expected to undertake research supported by external grant funding and to publish in respected international journals. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to make a general contribution to the academic work of the Department and the University, including teaching in those courses for which the Department of Pathology is responsible.

Applicants are required to demonstrate excellence in research and have a good publication record proportionate to their length of experience. A commitment to the supervision and teaching of undergraduate and graduate students as well as skills in research leadership are essential. The themes of research are not strictly prescribed, but should either complement existing interests in the Department or be in a new field of investigation that is likely to attract ongoing grant funding and have potential for interactions with other biomedical research groups within Cambridge.

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

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

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter, your curriculum vitae (CV), a list of publications, and a one-page statement of research interests and future plans, as well as the names and addresses of three referees in the 'Upload' section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

The deadline for applications is midnight 14 October 2016. Interviews will be held in mid-to-late November 2016. Prospective candidates may wish to contact Professor Geoffrey L Smith FRS, Head of Department of Pathology at gls37@cam.ac.uk.

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

Please quote reference PK09897 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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University Lecturer in Immunology

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 18, 2016.

The University of Cambridge wishes to appoint a University Lecturer in Immunology based in Central Cambridge within the Department of Pathology www.path.cam.ac.uk.

The post is available from 1 October 2017 and aims to strengthen the Department's wide-ranging research in Immunology that includes innate immunity, immunogenetics, mechanisms of antigen presentation, NK cell function and autoimmunity, and its teaching and training of undergraduate and graduate students.

The successful candidate is expected to undertake research supported by external grant funding and to publish in respected international journals. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to make a general contribution to the academic work of the Department and the University, including teaching in those courses for which the Department of Pathology is responsible.

Applicants are required to demonstrate excellence in research and have a good publication record proportionate to their length of experience. A commitment to the supervision and teaching of undergraduate and graduate students as well as skills in research leadership are essential. The themes of research are not strictly prescribed, but should either complement existing interests in the Department or be in a new field of investigation that is likely to attract ongoing grant funding and have potential for interactions with other biomedical research groups within Cambridge.

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

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

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter, your curriculum vitae (CV), a list of publications, and a onepage statement of research interests and future plans, as well as the names and addresses of three referees in the 'Upload' section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

The deadline for applications is midnight Sunday 9 October 2016. Interviews will be held in late October/early November 2016. Prospective candidates may wish to contact Professor Geoffrey L Smith FRS, Head of Department of Pathology at gls37@cam.ac.uk.

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

Please quote reference PK09855 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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Maintenance Assistant (Temporary Cover)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 18, 2016.

We are seeking temporary cover for our Maintenance Assistant, 2 months in the first instance, with the possibility of an extension, to start immediately. The post-holder provides a service to staff and students who use the Department's Plant Growth Facility located at the Botanic Garden, organising transport of consumables and plant material between sites. They also assist in providing a general maintenance and repair service to the whole Department.

The successful candidate requires a driving license and knowledge of the building trade, especially electrical and plumbing work.

Temporary cover: This post is fixed-term for 2 months or the return of the post-holder, whichever is the earlier.

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

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

For further information, please contact Catherine Butler, Department Administrator (cek31@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PD09913 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 Aug 18, 2016.

Applications are invited for this Bioinformatics postdoctoral position, funded by Innovate UK, on a project aiming to develop new vaccines for Emerging Viral Diseases, with a start date of 17th October 2016.

The main focus of the research is to use virus sequence databases and neutralising epitope data to computationally design synthetic vaccine inserts for emerging viral diseases. We will be using Ebola glycoprotein-based vaccine approaches as a proof of principle in a consortium of UK partners and 1 EU partner. The project will involve the bioinformatics analysis of filovirus glycoprotein, antigen design using structural bioinformatics approaches, and epitope enrichment, using empirical data from existing monoclonal antibodies against Ebola, as well as in silico predictions of epitopes. In addition to bioinformatics analysis, there is also a more traditional statistical component involved in the analysis of data from experiments on glycoprotein binding, pseudotype neutralisation by anti-filoviral monoclonal antibodies, antibody competition and neutralisation by sera from human Ebola survivors and vaccinees.

The project is based at the Lab of Viral Zoonotics (LVZ), Dept. of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge and this role is supervised by Dr Simon Frost, in collaboration with Professor Ralf Wagner, University of Regensburg; the role will include working at the University of Regensburg with Professor Wagner on the design and synthesis of vaccine inserts based on the analyses of filovirus variation. The PI of the overall project is Professor Jonathan Heeney, head of the LVZ.

Applicants should have a PhD in computational science with a background in immunology and/or virology or a related discipline, and should have experience of working with sequence databases. A good understanding of phylogenetic methods and structural immunological bioinformatics is highly desirable. The candidate must value teamwork and collaboration, have good administrative and interpersonal skills, and high computer literacy, including proficiency in data handling, visualisation, and scripting with Python or R.

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

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.

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

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

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

Closing date: 1 September 2016

Interviews will be held on 13 September 2016

Please quote reference PP09935 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Principal Research Laboratory Technician

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 18, 2016.

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

The Wellcome Trust-Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is an international centre of excellence for stem cell research and regenerative medicine. Scientists in the Institute collaborate to advance our knowledge of various stem cell types and to perform pioneering work in translational research areas, providing the foundation for new medical treatments. The Institute currently comprises 29 research groups based across 6 sites in Cambridge. In 2018 all researchers will move to a new building on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated person to join the Anne McLaren Laboratory for Regenerative Medicine at the Biomedical Research Campus (Addenbrooke's Hospital). As the senior member of assistant staff, you will provide technical and administrative support to Anne McLaren Laboratory; the main duties will include the day to day management of the Lab, Lab procurement and maintenance of equipment and the implementation and compliance with Health and Safety at work legislation within the Lab. Prior experience in research environment is essential, experience in operating and maintaining highly specialist microscopy and flow cytometry is desirable.

The role holder will be responsible for the line management of the support staff and provide solutions as they arise. You will provide clear leadership to the support team and have the ability to deal sympathetically and effectively with a wide range of people and issues, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Educated to degree level, candidates will need to have a friendly and positive manner and enjoy working with a range of people.

You will liaise with the SCI Principal Technician when procuring high value equipment and consumables and liaise with the Central Biomedical Resource staff who are responsible for the buildings maintenance, safety and security of the building and its infrastructural equipment. This role will require a high level of organisation, ability to communicate and motivate others, excellent IT skills and competence in using Microsoft Office. At times you may be required to work alone, or as part of a team, managing their own day-to-day workload.

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

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

The closing date for all applications is the Thursday 15 September 2016.

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

Interviews will be held late September 2016.

Please quote reference PS09773 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Grants Administrator - Maternity Cover or Secondment

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

This position is for maternity cover - a secondment will be considered.

Applications are invited to provide maternity cover for the post of Research Grants Administrator. The successful application will be expected to manage a team of three staff who deliver grant financial services to a wide range of academic and research colleagues. You will have responsibility and oversight for all grant processes and income of approximately £50m including grant reconciliations.

The successful candidate will be used to working in an extremely busy environment whilst maintaining high levels of accuracy. You will be educated to degree level or equivalent, and hold professional qualifications to at least AAT Level 4 or have significant grant administration experience. In addition you will have worked in a grants environment with a strong customer service focus. Proven ability to resolve problems independently is essential. Knowledge of research grants, including MRC, BBSRC, UKRC and EU, and experience of their management is desirable.

Possible start date of mid October.

Secondment/Maternity cover: This post is fixed-term for 1 year or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

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

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

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

Please quote reference PH09901 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 Aug 17, 2016.

An opportunity has arisen to support the lab manager in the Gene Silencing laboratory run by Professor Sir David Baulcombe. The post holder will carry out experiments under guidance of the PI and other senior researchers in the group. The experiments will involve: extraction of DNA and RNA from plants an bacteria, advanced molecular methods for the analysis of DNA and RNA including restriction enzyme digestion and DNA sequencing. If necessary the post holder will need to assist the lab manager with day-to-day functioning of the laboratory. The post holder should have experience with Arabidopsis or any Plant Sciences related subject. Ability to enter data correctly into computerised database and calculate chemical concentrations accurately is required.

For further details please contact Pawel Baster (prb41@cam.ac.uk)

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 31 January 2019 in the first instance.

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

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

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 PD09903 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 15, 2016.

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant / Research Associate - Bioinformatician position funded by Bloodwise UK, starting as soon as possible for up to two and a half years (dependent on start date).

The successful candidate will develop and implement bioinformatic tools to analyze next generation sequencing (exome, targeted resequencing, CHIP-Seq) and gene expression profiling data from lymphoma in the research laboratory of Professor Ming-Qing Du based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus within Addenbrooke's Hospital.

Applicants should have a MSc in a relevant subject or PhD, or expect to obtain a PhD shortly, an excellent knowledge of a programming or scripting language, and significant experience in bioinformatic analyses, ideally in next generation sequencing data analyses. The post-holder will work closely with other bioinformaticians in the Biomedical Research Centre, should be highly motivated, and have the ability to plan and conduct high quality bioinformatic analyses within a multidisciplinary team.

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

Ability to work both as part of a team and independently, coupled with excellent communication, organizational and problem solving skills are required. The duties/responsibilities of this post, as outlined in the further information documents, include developing and driving research objectives, writing up work for presentation and publication, assisting in the supervision of student research projects, and delivering seminars and occasional lectures.

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

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

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 2.5 years in the first instance (dependent on start date).

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.

Candidates should upload their full CV and the names and addresses of 2 referees.

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

Please quote reference PK09838 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 15, 2016.

Applications are invited for research associate position funded by Bloodwise UK, starting from October 2016.

The successful candidates will join Professor Ming-Qing Du's research group based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus within Addenbrooke's Hospital and investigate the genetic bases of aggressive B-cell lymphoma using state-of-art of technologies including high throughput targeted resequencing, with the aim to identify genetic markers valuable in disease prognosis and treatment stratification. Applicants should have a PhD or expect to obtain one shortly and a strong background in cancer genetics or related disciplines. Relevant experience in molecular pathology and/or high throughput sequence analyses is an advantage. The post-holder should be highly motivated, and have the ability to plan and conduct high quality experimental work within a multidisciplinary team.

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

The general duties/responsibilities of this post include developing and driving research objectives, writing up work for presentation and publication, assisting in the supervision of student research projects, and delivering seminars and occasional lectures as outlined in the Further Information Documents.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 August 2018 in the first instance. There is a possibility that the funding for this post will be extended for a short period beyond this date.

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

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

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

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

Candidates should upload their full CV and the names and addresses of 2 referees.

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

Please quote reference PK09877 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Administrator (Fixed Term, 0.4FTE)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 11, 2016.

We are seeking a highly-organised person to provide temporary administrative assistance for the BBSRC-funded Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). This is a fixed-term contract (6 months, 0.4FTE) and is available as a secondment opportunity.

The post-holder will assist with administrative tasks relating to 4-year PhD programmes which include a 3-month internship. The Partnership is a collaboration between six Cambridge University institutions and five external institutes. The responsibilities of the post-holder will include: assisting with recruitment and admissions processes; updating University and Departmental graduate systems; co-ordination of assessment data and Research Experience Placements.

The successful candidate will have at least an A-Level standard of education, together with knowledge and experience of the HE sector, and excellent communication and time-management skills.

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

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

For further information, please contact Catherine Butler, Department Administrator (cek31@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PD09859 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Clinical Anaesthetist

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 11, 2016.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE West Cambridge Site

A Veterinary Anaesthetist is required to join the anaesthesia team (3 ECVAA Diplomats, 1 Clinical Anaesthetist, 3 ECVAA residents and an anaesthesia nurse) in the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital from 1 September 2016 or as soon after as possible. You will work within the team to assist in organising and managing the provision of anaesthesia and critical care services to the Department; participate in the practical and theoretical instruction of veterinary students and training of Clinical Training Scholars; and take part in the out-of-hours on-call rota. You will benefit from the state-of-the-art facilities in the Small Animal Hospital, and a strong team of support staff. The role will also include some equine and farm animal duties.

You should have significant experience in an animal hospital environment (experience of working in an ICU environment is desirable), have completed a recognised residency programme (RCVS, ACVA or ECVA) and have a veterinary degree registerable with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. A postgraduate Diploma in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia (ECVAA or ACVAA) is desirable but not essential.

In return we can offer a supportive and engaging environment, generous paid annual leave for full time employees of 6.6 weeks (33 days) plus public holidays, competitive staff benefits and services, including family friendly policies, numerous discounts on shopping, health care, financial services and public transport. We also offer defined benefits pension schemes and tax-efficient bicycle, car lease and charity-giving schemes.

Closing date for applications: 13 September 2016

Interview date: 29 September 2016

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

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

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Natalie Wills on nw366@cam.ac.uk

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

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 PP09866 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 Aug 10, 2016.

Spatial regulation of symbiosis signaling in rice.

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research associate in Imaging Plant Interactions to work with Dr Uta Paszkowski. Based in central Cambridge in the Department of Plant Sciences the successful applicant should be able to start between 1 November 2016 and 1 January 2017.

The beneficial interaction of plants with endomycorrhizal fungi commences via mutual recognition in the rhizosphere. We recently identified an intracellular receptor complex that is required for perception of beneficial fungi by rice [Gutjahr, Gobbato et al., Science (2015) 350, 1521-1524]. The spatial regulation of the plant receptor is the focus of this study. The projected work will apply a variety of microscopic techniques including live-imaging combined with proteomics and biochemistry to decipher the molecular mechanism underpinning symbiont recognition in rice.

Applicants should have a PhD in field of cell signaling; available knowledge of plant laser scanning confocal microscopy and biochemistry would be advantageous.

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.

For more information please see the attached documents or contact Dr Paszkowski (up220@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PD09848 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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PluriMes Office Assistant (Fixed Term)

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

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

The PluriMes Project (www.plurimes.eu) is a collaboration between 10 academic and 2 industrial partners on a research and development project focused on directing stem cells to become bone and muscle. There are 12 Group Leaders in the consortium. Five are based in the UK and six are based in Europe.

The PluriMes Project Office manages the administration of the project including the scientific reporting, finances and EC documentation. It also arranges and manages the project's international conferences, meetings and events. The office is led by the PluriMes Executive Manager and supported by the PluriMes Administrative Assistant.

This role provides an exciting opportunity to become part of the friendly and dynamic Project Office. The role holder will be based at the Wellcome Trust-Medical Research Council Stem Cell Institute in the centre of Cambridge. They will support the Executive Manager and the Administrative Assistant with all aspects of the Project's administrative, financial and scientific reporting requirements.

Key duties will include:

  • Providing administrative and secretarial support to the PluriMes Executive Manager and the PluriMes Administrative Assistant to assist with the day to day running of the project and the submission of the Project's second periodic report.

  • Assisting with the organisation and financial administration of four international events, three of which are very high-profile.

  • Communication via telephone and email with the PluriMes Partners around Europe as well as with venues, speakers and colleagues in other stem cell projects on a daily basis under the instruction of the PluriMes Executive Manager and the PluriMes Administrative Assistant.

  • Communication with internal University offices as required.

The Project Office is a very busy environment, so you must be able to prioritise and work to tight deadlines while maintaining a flexible approach to the changing priorities of the role.

You will be able to demonstrate excellent communication and administrative skills with a positive, helpful, "can do" attitude. You should be prepared to work on your own initiative but also be an excellent team player. You will be patient but have a proactive approach to troubleshooting and problem solving. It is vital that you are able to demonstrate close attention to detail and a high level of accuracy. It is important that you find it easy to build rapport with colleagues, academics and individuals of every level.

The project runs a number of European conferences which last between 2 days and 5 days. The role holder will be expected to travel with the other Project Office staff to the European locations to assist with running these events.

The role does not require any specific qualifications but a good general knowledge to GCSE standard, including English and Mathematics. Experience of Microsoft Word and Excel is essential. No specialist knowledge or skills are required although some experience of events administration would be useful.

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

The closing date for all applications is the Sunday 18 September 2016.

Informal enquiries are also welcome via email to the Project Manager, Jenny Nelder at jrw46@cam.ac.uk.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 27 September 2016.

Please quote reference PS09726 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Research Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 09, 2016.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join Dr Cristina Branco's research project in PDN, whose research focuses on understanding molecular mechanisms of breast cancer dissemination from the standpoint of the host vasculature in healthy organs (for more information visit http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/rjohnson/branco-price/). He/she will contribute to the research by characterizing endothelial cell function and interactions between the endothelium and the tumour cells. Techniques required include mammalian cell culture methods, cell-based assays, molecular biology (qPCR) and western blotting, as well as immunocytology and immunohistochemistry in tissue sections. He/she will also assist with in-vivo experimental work and to that effect will be trained and licensed by the Home Office, and perform extensive statistical analyses on data obtained by high-throughput approaches.

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

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2019 in the first instance.

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

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

Please complete the online application as fully as fully as possible.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Tuesday 6 September 2016.

Please quote reference PM09837 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 Aug 08, 2016.

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Associate position in the group of Professor Henrik Jönsson at the Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University, to carry out fundamental research in the field of Computational Morphodynamics in plants. The project will focus on experimental work for investigating the role of sensing mechanical anisotropy and actors of cellulose synthesis in plant cell walls and the relation to plant development. The focus will be on the plant shoot, but the work may also be extended to other plant tissues. The project will be developed in close connection with theoretical model development, and the successful applicant will have the opportunity to develop skills in computational modelling of plant wall mechanics.

Applicants must have a PhD in experimental cell biology, plant developmental biology or related field. Proficiency in experimental work on plant cell walls and using confocal microscopy is essential. Documented work on Arabidopsis is beneficial. Candidates must have advanced knowledge in plant molecular biology and experimental experience working on cellulose synthase complexes, cortical microtubular dynamics, and exocytosis and recycling processes. Experience in systems biology and/or theoretical biophysics would also be advantageous.

The successful candidate will be fully involved in the basic research in these areas whilst also writing up their research work for presentation and publication. The post holder may be required to assist in the supervision of student projects, provide instructions to students and deliver seminars relating to their research area.

Good communication skills are essential, as the post holder will need to work well in a team and collaborate with other researchers in the Institute. Candidates should also demonstrate a history of science communication (e.g. presentations, outreach activities, teaching) and have a proven track record of scientific publication.

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

The post is full-time and available from November 2016.

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

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

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

Scientific enquiries apart from the formal application should be directed to Professor Henrik Jönsson at henrik.jonsson@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.

Please quote reference PT09827 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 05, 2016.

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on the evolution and genetics of parasitoid resistance in Drosophila. The work will be carried out in the lab of Dr Frank Jiggins and in collaboration with Dr Alex Leitao who is an EMBO fellow in the group.

Using Drosophila and its parasitoids as a model, you will examine the genetic basis of variation in susceptibility to infection and the reasons why this variation is maintained in populations. The project will combine whole-genome approaches with the modern Drosophila genetics.

The work will suit a researcher who holds, or is about to be awarded, a PhD in evolutionary biology or genetics. You should also have knowledge and experience of routine molecular biology (cloning, PCR etc), bioinformatics and data analysis, and Drosophila genetics.

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD you will initially be appointed as a Research Assistant, on the salary scale £25,023 - £28,982, with promotion to Resarch Associate on the higher salary scale £28,982 - £37,768 on confirmation of award of your PhD.

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

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 January 2020 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 contact Frank Jiggins (fmj1001@cam.ac.uk) for further information about the project.

Please quote reference PC09806 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 Aug 05, 2016.

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work with Prof. William Sutherland and Dr Rebecca Smith on the Conservation Evidence project in the Conservation Science Group of Zoology Department located in the centre of Cambridge in David Attenborough Building. The position is to start on 1st November 2016 or as soon as possible.

Work will involve producing comprehensive reviews of scientific evidence on the effectiveness of interventions for the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services. Reviews will be conducted using methods developed by the Conservation Evidence group at Cambridge (www.conservationevidence.com).

You must have excellent writing skills and a strong interest in biodiversity. The successful candidate will work closely with the Conservation Evidence team in Cambridge, and with external synopsis authors and advisory boards. The project is funded by the MAVA Foundation.

Essential required skills

A PhD, or equivalent experience, in an area related to biodiversity

Ability to efficiently understand and extract relevant information from scientific papers

Ability to write clear, concise summaries of scientific papers, quickly and accurately , using a standardized style

Detailed knowledge of biodiversity and knowledge of ecosystem services

Good general understanding of ecological statistics and experimental design

Fluent at writing in English

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

Ability to travel to meetings in the UK

Duties and responsibilities

Planning development of Conservation Evidence synopses, including forming international advisory boards, developing agreed lists of interventions and agreeing literature search methods.

Compiling databases of relevant references.

Summarising key results in plain English and producing synopses using standardized methods and formats developed by Conservation Evidence (http://conservationevidence.com/site/page?view=methods)

Completing the online synopses.

Assisting at training workshops

Interview date: likely to be 21st September 2016

Fixed-term: This grant funding this position is run on an annual basis until up to 30th June 2021. This post is therefore initially available until 30th June 2017, with a likely annual extension until up to 30 June 2021 subject to availability of funds.

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 PF09732 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Maintenance Assistant

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 05, 2016.

We are looking to recruit a Senior Maintenance Assistant to support the Senior Building Technician with his daily duties in the Department of Zoology.

Zoology is spread over 4 buildings and a sub dept and the successful candidate would join our Facility management team.

Duties will include painting and decorating, changing light bulbs, maintaining the access register, assisting in water testing and fire alarm testing, filling skips, putting up shelves and other light maintenance duties. The post holder will be expected to help with office and laboratory furniture moves.

A good standard of English is essential to ensure an ability to read and follow written and verbal instructions from supervisors and to understand user and safety instructions. Due to the nature of the work, you also need to have a good level of physical fitness.

You will required to work daily Monday - Friday, starting at 7.30am

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 PF09817 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

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

A post-doctoral position funded by St Baldrick's Foundation is available in the Division of Molecular Histopathology working within the laboratory of Prof N Coleman/Dr Matthew Murray, to undertake a research project investigating malignant germ cell tumours.

Candidates should have recently obtained a PhD, or expect to obtain one shortly, and a track record of success in molecular biology research. Relevant experience in handling biospecimens, including database curation, sample processing, nucleic acid extraction, PCR and next generation sequencing technologies and data analysis is desired. Where the successful applicant does not yet have a PhD he/she will normally be under-appointed as a Research Assistant in a Research Associate post (on the understanding that he/she will be appointed as a Research Associate upon successful completion of his/her PhD). The higher Research Associate salary should be backdated to the thesis submission date or the start date, whichever is the later.

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

Fixed-term: The formal grant end date is 30 June 2020. The funds for this post are available in the first instance until 30 June 2017. Funding for subsequent years is dependent on satisfactory annual progress reports, which are subject to scientific review by St Baldrick's Foundation.

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

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

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Matthew Murray at mjm16@cam.ac.uk

Closing date for applications is 12th September. Interviews will take place in the week starting week commencing 26th September 2016.

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

Please quote reference PK09811 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Professorship in the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience (Professorship of Anatomy, established in 1707)

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

Upon the retirement of Professor Bill Harris, the Board of Electors to the Professorship of Anatomy (an historic title which does not restrict the research interests) invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose research falls within the diverse and multifaceted fields encompassed by the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience. The appointment will be made from 1 October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature within a relevant field and will have 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.

Besides research, standard professorial duties include teaching and teaching-related activities, such as examining and supervisions, and appropriate administrative responsibilities. The Professor will be based in Cambridge. A competitive salary will be offered.

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

Further information is available at: www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/academic/secretary/professorships/ or contact the Human Resources Division , 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 31 October 2016.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Ole Paulsen, Professor of Physiology and Acting Head of Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience (2016/17) , telephone: +44 (0)1223) 333804 or email: op210@cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PM09807 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

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

Applications are invited for a newly qualified postdoctoral Research Associate position working within the laboratory of Dr Brian Ferguson. The post is funded by the Wellcome Trust and is based in central Cambridge.

The successful candidate will undertake a research project investigating the interaction between DNA repair machinery, innate immunity and DNA virus infection.

Candidates should have a PhD, or expect to obtain one shortly and a track record of success in virology and/or immunology research. Relevant experience in genome editing, proteomics and cell signalling research is desired. Where the successful applicant does not yet have a PhD he/she will normally be under-appointed as a Research Assistant in a Research Associate post (on the understanding that he/she will be appointed as a Research Associate upon successful completion of his/her PhD). The higher Research Associate salary should be backdated to the submission date of their thesis or their start date, whichever is the later.

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

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.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Brian Ferguson at bf234@cam.ac.uk.

Interviews will take place in the week starting 5th September 2016.

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

Please quote reference PK09771 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Synthetic Biology Strategic Research Initiative Administrative Assistant (Part Time, Fixed Term)

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

The Synthetic Biology Strategic Research Initiative (SRI) is based in the Department of Plant Sciences. We are seeking a part-time (0.5FTE) Administrative Assistant who will work closely with the SRI Co-ordinator, Dr Jenny Molloy, in the research group of Professor Jim Haseloff (SRI Chair).

The role-holder will provide administrative support to the Synthetic Biology SRI Co-ordinator, maintain a website for the initiative, assist with events, publicity organisation, committee meetings and other related administration.

The successful candidate will have an A-Level in Biology, or equivalent; knowledge of web design and implementation; the ability to use social media as a PR tool in a professional setting; events management experience. You will have excellent communication skills and a pro-active and flexible approach.

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

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

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

For further information, please contact Catherine Butler, Department Administrator (cek31@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PD09768 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 Aug 01, 2016.

A Research Assistant position is available to work in the Epidemiology and Modelling Group in the Department of Plant Science at the University of Cambridge led by Professor Chris Gilligan (http://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/research/chrisgilligan).

The post is to work on:

  1. Building an interactive web portal for dissemination of data and results of plant epidemic models for a number of pathogens in countries including the UK, USA and East and West Africa;
  2. Development of tools and libraries for use within the Group and management of large-scale spatial data sets for the Group.

Applications are invited from candidates familiar with: ¿ Tools for building and developing interactive web portals (e.g. Shiny) ¿ Manipulating large scale spatial data sets ¿ scripting languages such as R/Python ¿ GIS tools (such as ArcMap or GRASS) Candidates should also have good communication skills and the post holder will need to work well in a team.

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

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

For more information please see the attached documents or contact Sally Hames (sah57@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PD09761 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

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

A graduate research position is available funded by the Wellcome Trust to work with Professor Geoffrey L Smith on the mechanisms by which vaccinia virus evades the host immune response to infection. This position is available immediately and will run until the end of 2019. The post is based in Central Cambridge.

Applicants should have a strong academic record and hold an upper second class or first class degree in biological science or medicine. Prior experience with vaccinia virus immune evasion strategies and innate immune signalling pathways would be advantageous. The ability to work both independently and as part of a team, coupled with excellent communication, organisational and problem solving skills are required.

Main duties and responsibilities of the job, as outlined in the Further Information document, include undertaking basic research, conducting literature and database searches, write up results of research, contribute to the production of research reports and publications, present information on research progress and outcomes to bodies supervising research.

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

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor G L Smith at hod.sec@path.cam.ac.uk.

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

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

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

Candidates should upload their full CV and the names and addresses of 2 referees by the closing date of 29th August 2016. Interviews will take place on Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th September 2016.

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

Please quote reference PK09747 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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University Lecturer

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

Applications are invited for a University Lectureship in the Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge with effect from 1 January 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The Department offers excellent facilities for teaching and research, and has particular interests in cell signalling, cancer, macromolecular structure, neuropharmacology and vascular pharmacology. We are seeking to recruit within the broad field of cellular and molecular neuropharmacology.

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

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

Appointments will be made at University Lecturer level with a probationary period of five years, with appointment to the retiring age thereafter. The starting salary, depending upon experience, will be in the range of £38,896 - £49,230pa. Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidates will be required to undergo a basic disclosure, a security check and a health assessment. Whether the outcome is satisfactory will be determined by the University.

Prospective candidates are invited to contact the Acting Head of Department, Dr Robert Henderson, for informal enquires (Tel: +44 (0) 1223 334053, e-mail: rmh1003@cam.ac.uk).

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

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

Please ensure that in the Upload section of the online application you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), research publications list and a covering letter (max 2 pages outlining your professional, teaching and research experience and describing your future research plans). If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. For enquiries about the online application process contact Miss Dina Pereira at dp536@cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PL09696 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Bioinformatician/Computational Biologist)

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

A highly motivated postdoctoral researcher in Bioinformatics is sought to join the Gurdon group at the Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute.

The project involves the use of computational methods to study novel DNA modification marks such as methylated deoxyadenosines. The study will focus on mouse and human genomes, and will be conducted in close collaboration with a postdoctoral researcher in the Gurdon group; this particular project aims to identify and characterize the function of methylated deoxyadenosines in mouse and human cells.

The candidate must be educated to PhD level (Bioinformatics, Biology and Computational Biology or equivalent) and should have demonstrable experience in data analysis from the Illumina sequencing platform. Experience with ChIP-Seq and RNA-Seq data would be an advantage, along with an interest in PacBio/SMRT-Seq data analysis. Knowledge of R for statistical analysis and Python for scripting is an advantage. Evidence of work within a biological research lab and interaction directly with researchers is a must along with excellent communication skills, critical thinking, enthusiasm and interest in the project. Generation of testable hypothesis within a wet lab environment is a plus.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 30 June 2018 in the first instance.

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

Applications should include a brief statement outlining key areas of expertise and reasons why you would like to join the group. Informal enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Magdalena Koziol (m.koziol@gurdon.cam.ac.uk). Please quote reference PR09702 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 20, 2016.

The post is available immediately and will be based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus within Addenbrooke's hospital in the Division of Molecular Histopathology.

The successful applicant will work on a project employing CRISPR/Cas9 based screens for drug resistance in paediatric cancers. The position is funded by Children with Cancer UK.

Candidates must have, or be close to completing, a PhD in cancer biology or a closely related subject. Experience of bioinformatics processes including the analysis of next generation sequencing data is highly desirable. In addition, experience of cell culture, molecular biology and cell growth assays would be advantageous.

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

The research group of Suzanne Turner is interested in understanding mechanisms of tumour development as they pertain to paediatric cancers, specifically lymphoma and neuroblastoma. Work in the lab covers the basic understanding of biological processes leading to cancer through to the development of biomarkers and novel therapies.

The successful candidate will conduct research and also write up their research work for presentation and publication. The post holder may be required to assist in the supervision of student projects, provide instructions to students and deliver seminars relating to their research area.

Good communication skills are essential as the post holder will need to work well in a team and collaborate with other researchers. Candidates would ideally have published or submitted papers in this area.

The duties/responsibilities of this post are outlined on the Further Information Documents.

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. This appointment also requires a Research Passport application.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Suzanne Turner at sdt36@cam.ac.uk.

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

Candidates should upload their full CV and the names and addresses of 2 referees.

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

Please quote reference PK09670 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Clinical Lecturer (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 19, 2016.

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

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

The closing date for applications is 18 September 2016. Interviews are likely to be held end-October 2016.

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

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

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

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter with the names of 3 referees, your curriculum vitae (CV), a list of publications, and a one-page statement of research interests and future plans. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

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

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

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Research Associate in Modelling of crop canopies (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 19, 2016.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified scientists for this PDRA position based in the Department of Plant Sciences at Cambridge University involving extensive collaboration. This post is to work on Modelling the dynamics of cereal crop canopies: nitrogen response, carbon capture and senescence. Supervised by Professor Chris Gilligan in the Epidemiology and Modelling group, collaborating with ADAS and the NIAB in the UK, the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Nanjing and other Chinese organisations.

The Newton-funded positions are intended to find solutions to a crucial global problem by supporting crop breeding and extension agencies. ADAS (lead: Professor Roger Sylvester-Bradley) and the NIAB (lead: Dr Tina Barsby) have extensive experience in developing and disseminating efficient germplasm and farming practices.

Applications are invited from candidates with a PhD in applied mathematics, statistics or a related subject. Familiarity with mathematical modelling of biological systems would be an advantage. Knowledge of some or all of C++ and R languages and ArcGIS software is highly desirable. The ideal candidate will be able to work closely with experimental biologists in the UK and China to incorporate realistic biological processes into the models. Good communication skills are essential as the post holder will need to work well in a team and collaborate across the N-Circle partnership. Candidates should also have experience of communicating modelling results effectively to non-technical clients and policy agencies. The post-holder will be based in the Epidemiology and Modelling Group at Cambridge where there is substantial expertise in modelling and parameter estimation. The postholder will lead the expansion into work on explicit modelling of crop growth, supported by input from Prof. Sylvester-Bradley and Dr Daniel Kindred (ADAS), Prof. Howard Griffiths and a postdoc in crop physiology.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2018 in the first instance.

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

For more information please see the attached documents or contact Sally Hames (sah57@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PD08721 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Receptionist/Secretary

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 18, 2016.

The Stem Cell Institute is a world-leading centre of excellence in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine supported by the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council (www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk). The Institute comprises over 300 researchers spanning fundamental science through to clinical applications. Our vision is a deep understanding of stem cell biology for the prevention and treatment of human disease.

We are looking for a reliable full-time receptionist/secretary to join our friendly and dynamic Administration team at the Institute currently based in the centre of Cambridge. This role is primarily responsible to provide a helpful and efficient reception service to visitors and staff members of the Institute.

The post holder is also responsible for receiving and processing post and deliveries, maintaining various security and database systems, and providing a secretarial and general administrative service to the scientific research groups and the administration team as required.

Applicants should be educated to at least GCSE level or equivalent, including English, should be numerate with experience of using the various Microsoft packages and e-mail. The post holder should be well presented, have a good telephone manner and be prepared to work on their own initiative with the ability to prioritise their workload. They should be well organised, have a flexible and helpful approach, and demonstrate excellent customer service skills. Previous experience in a receptionist or customer facing role is preferred. The ability to communicate with others at all levels, both verbally and in writing is essential to this role, as is the ability to stay calm under pressure.

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

The closing date for all applications is the Wednesday 31 August 2016.

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

Interviews will be held early September 2016.

Please quote reference PS09580 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Group Leader (Fixed Term)

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

We wish to recruit a Research Group Leader in any of the disciplines studied within the Department of Pathology (http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/research/research-divisions) to establish an independent research group. The position will be for a maximum of five years and is available immediately.

The successful candidate will be based at Department of Pathology, in Cambridge, and will be provided with laboratory space and a PhD-studentship in the Department. It is expected that he/she will obtain research grants to build a research group.

Applicants are expected to have a PhD and not more than ten years' postdoctoral research experience that is relevant to their proposed research programme within the Department of Pathology. They will have an excellent track-record of research and have published in leading journals.

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

Informal enquiries can be made to the Head of Department, hod.sec@path.cam.ac.uk.

As part of the selection process, short-listed candidates will be invited to visit the Department to give a seminar on their work and meet prospective colleagues. It is intended to arrange these visits for mid-October 2016.

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

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

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

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

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

Please quote reference PK09624 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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The Al-Kindi Professorship

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 05, 2016.

The Board of Electors to the Al-Kindi Professorship invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work is connected with the quantitative dynamics of living systems to take up appointment on 1 October 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in an interdisciplinary area concerning quantitative approaches to biological systems. They will have the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in genetics and physical biology while maintaining and developing a leading research presence and contributing to the strategic development of the discipline within Biological Sciences and more widely across the University. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

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

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

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

Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be made online no later than Monday 5 September 2016.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Anne C Ferguson-Smith, Head of the Department of Genetics, Cambridge, telephone +44 (0)1223 333834 or e-mail afsmith@gen.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PC09542 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Sheild Professorship of Pharmacology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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