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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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Database Manager and Software Developer (Fixed Term)

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

This is a senior position in a multi-institutional research programme that also involves collaborations with a number of companies in the biotechnology and chemicals fields. The post involves the establishment of systems to allow all collaborating partners to exchange and access data; the establishment of common data and metadata standards and monitoring compliance with those standards; the construction and maintenance of the Project database; construction and development of software tools for data analysis and integration, and the development of a formal computer-modelling system that will allow predictive and real-time control of biological processes.

The post-holder will also be responsible for the training of researchers in all collaborating universities to enable them to employ these tools in the joint research programme.

The successful applicant will have both Bachelors and PhD degrees in Computer Science/Engineering, with at least 10 years post-doctoral experience. They should have a strong publication record in both journals and refereed conference proceedings, and extensive experience in a teaching or training capacity. Most importantly, the successful applicant should have a deep understanding of the Petri Nets modelling formalism, experience of its application to modelling biological systems, and a proven ability to construct models that can deal with uncertainty and regulation in models of microbial metabolism and macromolecular synthesis.

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

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

Informal enquiries can be directed to Professor Steve Oliver - sgo24@cam.ac.uk

Any enquires regarding the application process can be directed to Steph Favrin - personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH09720 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Secretary (Systems Biology)

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

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

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

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

Previous applicants need not apply as you will be considered along with all future applicants.

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 PH09488 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.

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

Research Associate: Bioinformatics (Fixed Term)

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

The Centre for Trophoblast Research (CTR) is looking for a Research Associate in Bioinformatics to assist in supporting approximately 30 research groups. This is an ideal opportunity for someone looking to establish themselves in bioinformatics research, especially those wanting to make the transition from bench work.

The applicant should have some existing knowledge of bioinformatics, but will also be provided with further training in bioinformatics, as well as the use of Linux, high performance compute and general programming in Perl, Python and/or R. The applicant should be motivated to learn new skills, as well as be an excellent communicator, as they will need to work well in a team and collaborate with other researchers and students. The role will encompass providing advice on experimental design, statistics, bioinformatics data visualisation, and analysis. The applicant must also be highly organised documenting their work and using code repositories e.g. Git. (training will be provided)

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g. life sciences). Previous experience in RNA-Seq, epigenetics or trophoblast research would be an advantage.

Key Tasks: - Running established bioinformatics pipelines (.e.g. RNA-Seq, Whole Genome) - Analysis of data sets using Bioconductor/R packages - Presenting and explaining bioinformatics results to CTR members - Assisting with preparation and delivery of teaching materials

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.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 7 August 2016.

Please quote reference PM09718 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Conservator - Collections care and Re-display (Fixed term)

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

The Museum of Zoology is in the middle of a major redevelopment of its galleries and stores and wishes to recruit a conservator to assist with its ambitious plans.

We are looking for a trained conservator, particularly with experience of conservation and redisplay of natural history collections, to help in this enormous task. The museum holds some 3 million specimens, and over 5,000 are going on display. Skills in collections care, mounting specimens and IPM are all highly desirable. You will be working as part of a small team within a wider community of contractors, volunteers and academics so excellent team working skills are essential.

Interviews will be held on 11th August (If you have not heard from us by 11th August, please assume your application will have been unsuccessful)

For an informal chat please email Mr Mathew Lowe (mwl34@cam.ac.uk)

This position is available from 1 September 2016.

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

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

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

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link in the 'Apply online' section of the advert published on the University's Job Opportunities pages. This will 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 PF09709 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Chief Research Laboratory Technician

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

Applications are invited for the post of Chief Research Laboratory Technician to provide technical support for two research groups ¿ one of which being for the Professor of Molecular Microbiology. The research interests of the groups include molecular genetic aspects of bacterial virulence, antibiotic synthesis and resistance mechanisms, bacterial gene regulation mechanisms and protein secretion systems. These research groups are required to operate under strict HSE regulations and a Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) license. The postholder will be responsible for ensuring that all members of the laboratories adhere to these. This will include supervision and monitoring of use and correct disposal of category 2 pathogenic bacterial material on a daily basis.

Ideally, applicants would have skills in molecular microbiology and bacterial genetics and experience in general molecular biology, including recombinant DNA handling techniques. However, enthusiastic and dedicated individuals with skills in general microbiology, biochemistry or genetics are also encouraged to apply as some training will be given. In addition to having excellent technical competence, the successful candidate will be highly motivated and adaptable and will be expected to interact positively and effectively with other members of a large team of postdoctoral and postgraduate research workers, with academics, undergraduates, technicians and administrators plus external bodies such as DEFRA and the HSE.

This key position will be particularly suitable for someone with initiative and drive as it involves diverse and interesting duties. In addition to assisting with research work in the laboratory of the Professor of Microbiology other duties will include the provision of essential backup services for the Professor's research team, including maintenance of chemical, media and microbial stocks, ordering of reagents and equipment, interacting with company representatives, some financial, budgeting duties and maintenance of records on genetic engineering and health and safety issues.

Minimum qualifications for the role are an HNC/D or equivalent in a biological science and appropriate laboratory experience in the areas described above. Experience of working within a DEFRA licensed lab is preferred but training will be provided if necessary.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and 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 Alison Drew - amr70@cam.ac.uk - any enquiries relating to the application process please contact the Personnel secretary - personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH09676 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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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

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

Applications are invited for the position of Research Assistant in the group of Dr James Locke at the Sainsbury Laboratory, to assist postdoctoral researchers in the field of microbial systems biology.

The post holder will be involved in research, provide continuity in technical expertise and resources and also be instrumental in the training of new or junior researchers. The role will also involve writing code for the analysis of microscopy data using Matlab.

Applicants should be educated to first degree level (or equivalent) in systems biology or a related discipline. A masters degree in a relevant subject is highly desirable. An understanding of microbial genetics is required, alongside laboratory experience of standard microbial genetic techniques, including cloning. Knowledge of time-lapse microscopy, the ability to code scripts for analysis in Matlab, and experience with Cyanobacteria is also required. The candidate should be able to write code in Matlab for both analysis of time-lapse movies and for generating ODE simulations.

The successful applicant will be a strong team player, highly solution orientated and self-motivated. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential, alongside the ability to work independently and with others, with a high degree of accuracy including outstanding record keeping. Candidates must have good IT literacy, a willingness and ability to learn new methodologies and strong communication skills.

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/.

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 and a supporting statement.

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 PT09681 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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Research Assistant/Associate: Developmental and Stem Cell Biology (Fixed Term)

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

The Zernicka-Goetz lab (http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/zernickagoetzlab/) studies development of patterning and the interactions between stem cells in the mammalian embryo.

We are looking for a talented, passionate and creative post-doctoral researcher to investigate mechanisms of morphogenesis in the mouse embryo. The lab applies high-resolution time-lapse imaging and quantitative analysis of embryo development, in concert with a variety of techniques for uncovering and modulating gene expression.

Recently the lab developed a unique method for culturing embryos that recapitulates the main events occurring during implantation (Bedzhov and Zernicka-Goetz, Cell 2014). This method allows us to study morphogenesis and the interactions between distinct stem cell populations as the embryo is built.

The successful candidate should have a PhD (or just finishing their PhD) in developmental, cellular or molecular biology or biophysics and will work on their own project but should be willing to undertake collaborative studies with other group members. Following skills are very important: Advanced live embryo microscopy, Developmental biology, Molecular cell biology, Image analysis and model building.

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

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

Enquiries regarding this post can be made to Prof Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz (mz205@cam.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is midnight on 20 August 2016.

Please quote reference PM09656 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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EU Marie-Curie PhD Studentship in Single Cell Analysis in Droplet Microcompartments

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

PhD Studentship in the Marie Curie Network on Nucleic Acid Manipulation for Biological Intervention MMBio.

A graduate studentship leading to the award of a PhD is available from 1 January 2017 (or later) to work at at Cambridge University in the Biochemistry Department (with Dr. F. Hollfelder - http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/hollfelder). The studentship is part of the EU Marie-Curie network MMBio (http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/hollfelder/Research/mmbio) on Nucleic Acid Manipulation for Biological Intervention.

Cell-based assays are the workhorse assays in fundamental and applied cell biological research. We want to radically miniaturise cell culture to the picolitre scale by compartmentalizing single cells in water-in-oil emulsion droplets (diameters 10-60 µm, formed in microfluidic devices). We have developed arrays of thousands of droplets in which the morphology of cells can be optically interrogated as a function of external stimuli. Analysis at the single cell level resolves cell heterogeneity, e.g. allows the interrogation of minority populations. We use this set-up to study processes of cell-differentiation, gastrulation and reprogramming and gain mechanistic insights.

Candidates will be working in the Biochemistry Department of Cambridge University. Extended secondments in the labs of the academic and industrial network partners (http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/hollfelder/Research/mmbio/mmbiofront#partner) are also envisaged. All students take part in a training programme that includes workshops, meetings and courses given by all participant of MMBio.

Applicants should have a first (or upper second) class degree in microengineering, applied physics or cell biology. Specific skills in microfluidic chip design, soft lithography, and familiarity with optical techniques to image and analyse cellular behaviour are advantages.

The salary will comprise a living allowance of €44895.96 and a mobility allowance of €7200.00. An additional allowance may be payable but is dependent on individual family circumstances.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years 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 August 2016 by email to studentships@bioc.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH09635 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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EU Marie-Curie PhD Studentship in Synthetic Biology, Directed Protein Evolution and Enzymology (Fixed Term)

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

PhD Studentship in Directed Evolution and Protein Engineering - Marie Curie Network on Nucleic Acid Manipulation for Biological Intervention

MedImmune and Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge

A graduate studentship leading to the award of a PhD is available from 1 January 2017 (or later) to work at MedImmune Cambridge (with Dr. M. Snaith) and at Cambridge University in the Biochemistry Department (with Dr. F. Hollfelder - http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/hollfelder). The studentship is part of the EU Marie-Curie network MMBio (http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/hollfelder/Research/mmbio) on Nucleic Acid Manipulation for Biological Intervention.

Genome editing is revolutionising our ability to study gene function, as well as treating diseases. Engineered nucleases, able to efficiently target defined DNA loci, are key reagents in genome editing. The objective of this PhD project is to develop strategies to alter and retune the activity of genome editing enzymes such as CRISPR-Cas by mechanistic and structural analysis, and also by directed evolution. Ultimately we want to create new enzyme reagents that facilitate the construction of transgenic models of disease and in gene therapy.

Candidates will be based in Cambridge working at the global research centre of MedImmune/AstraZeneca and in the Biochemistry Department of Cambridge University. Extended secondments in the labs of the academic and industrial network partners (http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/hollfelder/Research/mmbio/mmbiofront#partner) 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, and familiarity with molecular biology techniques (e.g. cloning, DNA manipulation, preparation and handling of DNA libraries) are advantages.

The salary will comprise a living allowance of €44895.96 and a mobility allowance of €7200.00. An additional allowance may be payable but is dependent on individual family circumstances.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years 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 August 2016 by email to studentships@bioc.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH09633 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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EU Marie-Curie PhD Studentship in Synthetic Biology, Directed Protein Evolution and Enzymology (Fixed Term)

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

PhD Studentship in Directed Evolution and Protein Engineering - Marie Curie Network on Nucleic Acid Manipulation for Biological Intervention

MedImmune and Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge

A graduate studentship leading to the award of a PhD is available from 1 January 2017 (or later) to work at Cambridge University in the Biochemistry Department (with Dr. F. Hollfelder - http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/hollfelder). The studentship is part of the EU Marie-Curie network MMBio (http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/hollfelder/Research/mmbio) on Nucleic Acid Manipulation for Biological Intervention.

The project will involve the directed evolution of enzymes (phosphatases, kinases and polymerases) in microfluidic droplets, a powerful ultrahigh throughput format that makes selections from million-membered libraries possible. Kinetic and structural analysis will help to delineate the chemical and evolutionary mechanisms that allow the emergence of new and improved activities. Of particular interest are versatile, mechanistically promiscuous catalysts that have multiple activities.

Candidates will be based in the Biochemistry Department of Cambridge University. Extended secondments in the labs of the academic and industrial network partners (http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/hollfelder/Research/mmbio/mmbiofront#partner) 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, and familiarity with molecular biology techniques (e.g. cloning, DNA manipulation, preparation and handling of DNA libraries) are advantages.

The salary will comprise a living allowance of € 44895.96 and a mobility allowance of €7200.00. An additional allowance may be payable but is dependent on individual family circumstances.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years 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 August 2016 by email to studentships@bioc.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH09637 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 Jul 15, 2016.

A graduate studentship leading to the award of a PhD is available from 1 January 2017 (or later) to work 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.

Efficient exploration of sequence space requires new technologies that connect genotype and phenotype. Using droplet compartmentalization we have developed systems in which evolution of binders (e.g. SNAP-display) or catalysts in possible completely in vitro. These powerful technologies will be further developed, to select functional proteins from large libraries, so that they have programmed binding and recognition properties.
Candidates will be mainly based in the Biochemistry Department (in central Cambridge), 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 given by all network partners.

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 salary will comprise a living allowance of €44895.96 and a mobility allowance of €7200.00. An additional allowance may be payable but is dependent on individual family circumstances.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years 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 August 2016 by email to studentships@bioc.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH09634 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

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

Post-doctoral Research Associate in Plant Electrophysiology

A position is available in the Davies laboratory for a plant electrophysiologist. The successful applicant will use patch clamp electrophysiology to characterise calcium channels in Arabidopsis root hair plasma membrane and test for their genetic identity. Experience in patch clamping Arabidopsis roots hairs is essential and experience in electrophysiological analysis of heterologously expressed plant channels is highly desirable. Applicants must possess a PhD in plant biology. The position is available for 9 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.

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

Please quote reference PD09632 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Horticultural Facility Assistant

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

Play your part in helping science further understand how plants develop and grow!

Applications are invited for the position of Horticultural Facility Assistant at The Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge, a research Institute which focuses on Plant Developmental Biology.

As part of the Support Services team, the role-holder will report directly to the Horticultural Facility Manager and work alongside two other team members to keep the £4 million plant growth facility properly supported and functioning correctly. The Horticultural Facility comprises 6 glasshouse areas and 45 growth chambers. The day to day activities of the role-holder are essential to the correct functioning of the research activities of the Laboratory. The importance of maintaining good horticultural practice within the facility is paramount to the Institute's success.

Successful candidates must have at least 4 GCSE's (or equivalent), a National Certificate in Horticulture (or equivalent), professional horticultural experience and ideally PA1 and PA6 pesticide handling certificates.

Good observation skills and problem solving abilities are essential. Previous experience of growing plants under experimental conditions and an understanding of research needs and requirements would be an advantage. A flexible approach to work is required as this will be essential when carrying out a range of duties, including providing support and assistance to other members of the Horticultural Team. General manual handling duties will be required. A license for forklift operation would be desirable.

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/.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2021 in the first instance.

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

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

Please quote reference PT09642 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate: Novel analgesics based on antagonism of TRPV1-AKAP binding (Fixed Term)

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

A postdoctoral research associate or research assistant position is available for a joint BBSRC-funded project between Dr Katherine Stott of the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, and Prof Peter McNaughton, of King's College London. Please note that this position will be located in University of Cambridge space on the GlaxoSmithKline Open Innovation campus, Stevenage.

The aim of the work is to develop novel analgesics that will act by preventing the interaction between the TRPV1 ion channel and a scaffolding protein named AKAP79. Previous work in our labs has identified this binding site as an important analgesic drug target, and the aim of the project is now to enhance our knowledge of the structure of the site, and then to employ this knowledge to develop novel peptides that can be tested in animal models of human pain conditions. Thus the project spans the whole range from structural biology through to drug development.

For this research associate or research assistant position we will study the efficacy of peptides that can interrupt the TRPV1-AKAP79 interaction as novel analgesics. An essential requirement is extensive experience in the use of animal models of human painful conditions, and expertise with models of neuropathic pain and painful diabetic neuropathy would be an advantage. We will fill this post at either the postdoctoral research associate or the research assistant level, depending on the skills and qualifications of the successful applicant.

The post-holder will work mainly with Christina Hanack and Peter McNaughton in the Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst (SBC) building, located in University of Cambridge space on the GlaxoSmithKline Open Innovation campus, Stevenage, but will also work on other aspects of the project (see separate advertisements) and will need to travel on a regular basis to Cambridge (travel will be reimbursed).

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

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

Applicants should submit a CV with list of relevant publications, a cover letter explaining why they are suitable for the position and the contact details of at least two referees.

Informal enquiries can be made to either Katherine Stott at ks123@cam.ac.uk or Peter McNaughton at peter.mcnaughton@kcl.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PH09026 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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Chief Safety Technician (Part Time)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 13, 2016.

We are looking for an experienced technician to take a lead health and safety role within the Department of PDN. You will liaise with key personnel in the Department to promote and support good safety practice including advising on risk assessments, providing training, acting as lead Radiation Protection Supervisor and undertaking preventative maintenance. We require someone with either considerable technical or safety experience and who can be 'hands on' with the various preventive safety tasks.

You should have an HNC/Degree or equivalent in a chemical or biological science. A recognised Safety qualification would be desirable. Candidates should have considerable knowledge of working in a scientific/laboratory environment with some experience of safety procedures. You should be a good communicator with the ability to pass on knowledge to others and the ability to manage your own workload.

The post is 60% of full-time. There will be some flexibility in the days and hours worked.

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

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

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

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 7 August 2016.

Please quote reference PM09622 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Administrator - Student Liaison [Maternity Cover][Temporary Cover] (Secondment)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 13, 2016.

Fixed-term: 6 months.

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

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

For further information, please contact Dr Chad Pillinger (cp316@cam.ac.uk).

We hope to hold interviews for the post during the week commencing 22 August 2016.

Please quote reference PA09612 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Post-doctoral Research Associate (Fixed Term)

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

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Associate position in the group of Professor Paul Dupree, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, to study plant cell wall polysaccharide engineering.

The position is part of the OpenPlant project (http://openplant.org/). OpenPlant is a BBSRC-EPSRC funded Synthetic Biology Research Centre. It is a collaboration between the University of Cambridge, the John Innes Centre and The Sainsbury Laboratory Norwich in the United Kingdom. The successful candidate will benefit from participating in a vibrant network of scientists in all three institutes.

The research group of Paul Dupree is interested in the synthesis and function of plant cell wall polysaccharides. We now understand some of the machinery involved in the synthesis of xylan and glucomannan, the two main hemicelluloses of secondary cell walls of plants. This project aims to develop tools, identify enzymes and improve understanding so that we are able to engineer xylan and glucomannan structures in plants. The longer term goal is to be able to engineer polysaccharides for improved properties and applications of plant cell walls for timber, paper, agriculture, animal feed and human food.

Candidates must have, or be close to completing, a PhD in Plant Biochemistry, Plant Biotechnology, or related field. Knowledge of plant cell wall synthesis, polysaccharide analysis and Arabidopsis as a model system is essential. Previous experience with polysaccharide hydrolase heterologous expression and use, HPAEC monosaccharide analysis, PACE and synthetic biology is desirable. Proficiency in sequence analysis, expression construct preparation and confocal fluorescence microscopy is also required.

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.

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.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Paul Dupree - pd101@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH09575 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Higher Degrees Administrator - Biological Sciences

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

Applications are invited for the post of Higher Degrees Administrator within the Faculty Biology at the Office of the School of the Biological Sciences.

This is an exciting opportunity to use your technical and communication skills to provide administrative support for all matters related to graduate education across the Departments within the Faculty and its associated University Partner Institutes. This includes the admission, supervision, progress and examination of approximately 1200 graduate students as well as assisting in the general administration associated with the Graduate School of Life Sciences (GSLS). The GSLS is a joint venture between the School of Clinical Medicine and the School of the Biological Sciences whose main activities relate to funding, skills development and the development of joint policy initiatives for the benefit of almost 2000 graduate students within the Life Sciences.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced administrator with excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills. Be educated to A-Level or equivalent standard, have an excellent command of spoken and written English and strong IT skills in the Office packages. The candidate should also be enthusiastic about learning how to use a range of non-standard software as well as demonstrating they can provide a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail in their work.

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 Meg Staff (Meg.Staff@admin.cam.ac.uk) or Annie Mackay(Annie.Mackay@admin.cam.ac.uk)

Interviews for this post will take place on Monday, 15th August 2016.

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

Please quote reference PA09604 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 06, 2016.

Applications are invited for a Cancer Research UK funded research associate position in the laboratory of Dr Ewan St. John Smith at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge. More information about the laboratory is available at www.phar.cam.ac.uk/research/Smith. We are looking for a motivated and innovative scientist to carry out a research project examining the role of hyaluronic acid in the extreme cancer resistance observed in the naked mole-rat. This project will involve a variety of techniques including: hyaluronic acid extraction, cell culture, anchorage-dependent growth assays and molecular biology. This work is part of a Multi Disciplinary Award held with Drs Daniel Frankel (www.ncl.ac.uk/ceam/staff/profile/daniel.frankel#tabprofile) and Kenneth Rankin (www.ncl.ac.uk/nicr/staff/profile/kenneth.rankin#tabresearch) at the University of Newcastle and the appointed researcher will be part of the Naked Mole Rat Initiative (http://www.phar.cam.ac.uk/research/NMRI).

The role holder will be based in central Cambridge. The key duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: developing research objectives and conducting the research project, writing up research work for presentation and publication, continually updating knowledge and understanding in the research field, translating knowledge of advances in the subject area into research activity, managing own research and administrative activities, assisting in the preparation of proposals and applications to external bodies (e.g. for funding and contractual purposes), communicating material of a specialist or highly technical nature.

Applicants should have, or expect to obtain shortly, a PhD in cancer biology or a related discipline. Successful candidates will be expected to have demonstrable experience in one or more of the following areas: cell culture, molecular biology, cancer biology and anchorage-dependent growth assays. You must be a careful and methodical worker, paying attention to accuracy and ready to take responsibility as part of a team. You should be self-motivated and able to organise, perform and analyse experiments with minimal instruction.

The funds for this post are available with effect from 1st September 2016 (a later start date is negotiable).

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

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. Whether the outcome is satisfactory will be determined by the University.

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

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

Informal enquiries about the position can be made to Dr Ewan St. John Smith (es336@cam.ac.uk).

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

Applications will be assessed as and when they are submitted and it is anticipated that interviews will take place on August 11/12th 2016.

Please quote reference PL09567 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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Core Bioinformatician (Research Associate)

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

The Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, a leading cancer and developmental biology research institute with a vibrant computational environment, is seeking a person to join the Core Bioinformatics group, supporting research throughout the Institute. The person appointed will have a PhD or equivalent in a scientific, computational or mathematical subject. Applicants with a scientific background are expected to demonstrate a sound understanding of molecular biology and experience in computational techniques used in the analysis of biological data. Applicants from computational or mathematical backgrounds are expected to demonstrate applied computational experience along with demonstrable knowledge and experience of biological research. Applicants from both backgrounds should have a good understanding of statistical methods and their application to large data sets. Expertise in protein sequence and structure, analysis of NGS or other high-throughput data, sequence motif detection, or management of computing clusters would be an asset. The Core Bioinformatician will work within a small team to: 1) analyse and carry out project requirements from scientists' descriptions; 2) provide clear explanations of computational methods and techniques to bench scientists; 3) liaise with other bioinformaticians within and outside of the Institute. It is also expected that s/he will contribute to scientific papers. Good oral and written communication skills are essential. The person appointed will have the ability to multi-task and prioritise work effectively. The person is expected to keep up to date with the field, also contributing towards and co-authoring scientific papers.

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

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

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Alex Sossick (a.sossick@gurdon.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference PR09546 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate x 2 - Basic mechanisms of hippocampal synaptic plasticity (Fixed Term)

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

Applications are invited for two postdoctoral Research Assistant/Associate positions available for two and three years respectively from 1 September 2016. Both posts are funded by the BBSRC and are based in the Neuronal Oscillations Group at the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience in Cambridge. Post 1 (two years' duration) will study the role of the N-terminal domain of AMPA receptors in synaptic plasticity. Post 2 (three years' duration) will study neuromodulation of synaptic plasticity, in particular the effect of dopamine and the underlying mechanisms. The project will involve whole-cell recording and optogenetics. For further details on the research group, see http://noggin.pdn.cam.ac.uk/.

Candidates should already have a PhD, or be about to complete a PhD, in Neuroscience. You should have experience in at least one of the techniques listed above and have a high motivation to conduct research and specific interest in learning and memory mechanisms.

Fixed-term: The funds for the two posts are available for 2 years and 3 years 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 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.

Applications should include CV, publication list and a one-page research statement. Please indicate which of the positions you would be interested in, or whether you would like to be considered for both.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Friday 5 August 2016.

Please quote reference PM09541 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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