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Laboratory Technician (Part Time, Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 17, 2015.

Applications are invited for a Laboratory Technician position in the Group of Dr. Philip Wigge at the Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University.

The group are interested in understanding how plant development is controlled by the environment. Plants are sessile and must adapt their growth and development to their environment, making them ideal systems to address this question. The group employs approaches combining modelling, forward and reverse genetics in Arabidopsis thaliana.

The position will involve implementing medium-throughput molecular cloning platforms and plant genetic engineering, and helping to provide dynamic assistance to projects throughout the lab. The role will also involve coordinating and organizing workflows for the lab and central databases, particular seed database, and will involve responsibility for stocks and resource, growing plants and harvest seeds.

Candidates must have an educational minimum at the HNC level, or equivalent demonstrated experience in at least one area of core importance to the research group, such as plant development, microbiology, plant genetics or biological imaging, arising from either work experience in a high level research environment or a period of training. Ideally a degree at any level in biology is advantageous.

Experience in handling Arabidopsis thaliana plants from seed to seed, employing floral dip method, generating stable SIL transgenic lines by selecting them on appropriate media is desirable, but can be provided through training. An aptitude of molecular biology techniques is essential. Candidates will be computer literate. Good communication and organisational skills are essential, alongside the ability to work well in a team and collaborate with other researchers. The successful applicant will be highly solution oriented, with the ability to work to a high degree of accuracy. A proactive and committed approach, with a spirit of continuous improvement is desirable.

Information about the Sainsbury Laboratory and further particulars for the role can be found at: http://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/

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

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

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

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

Please also send a copy of your CV to: enquiries@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 PT05915 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Client Services Administrator

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 15, 2015.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE West Cambridge Site

The Queen's Veterinary School Hospital is looking for a pro-active, flexible team player to work in the Reception area of both the Small and Large Animal sections as part of the Hospital Administration Team. This is a full time position working Monday to Thursday 8.45am to 5.15pm and 8.45am to 4.15pm on a Friday, with one hour for lunch each day, some flexibility is required. You will be expected to work in the large animal and small animal reception areas. You will be the first point of contact for our clients, therefore a friendly manner, combined with a good sense of humour and excellent communication skills are essential. You will be responsible for receiving incoming calls and faxes, billing clients and taking payments, booking appointments, liaising with clients, referral practices, clinicians, nurses and students and therefore knowledge of medical terminology would be advantageous. A good understanding of the local area is essential. You should have a sound knowledge of IT systems and should be numerate, accurate and have an eye for detail. You will be educated to GCSE standard in English and Mathematics and have significant experience of similar work.

For informal enquiries please contact Joanne Faller jf243@cam.ac.uk

Closing Date 30 April 2015

Interviews will be held: 14 May 2015

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

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

Further information is available via the link below. 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 PP05824 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Clinician Scientists

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 15, 2015.

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

The Institute is seeking clinician scientists to complement our existing programmes and contribute to translating advances in stem cell science into better management of disease and new regenerative medicines. Applications in any area of medicine or surgery are welcome.

Applicants should have completed a higher degree and be (or have recently been) clinically active either at a junior (specialist trainee) or senior level (post-clinical training). In addition to a medical qualification and award of a PhD or equivalent research training, junior candidates will have preferably a minimum of 1 year post-doctoral experience, original research achievements, and an exceptional project proposal. Senior candidates should have an established track record as an independent group leader engaged in high quality science and have an outstanding and well-founded research proposal.

The Institute offers a collegiate environment with both excellent core facilities for laboratory-based studies (stem cell culture, transgenesis, flow cytometry, complex microscopy and bioinformatics) and extensive opportunities to pursue patient based studies. Successful candidates will be supported to obtain external personal fellowship and grant support within 1-2 years. Start-up packages are available according to circumstances. The institute would seek to facilitate interaction between the post holder and the appropriate clinical services in Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust or the Training Deanery depending on seniority.

Your salary will be dependent on your honorary clinical contract status with the relevant NHS Trust and seniority. Salary range £31,301-£101,451.

You can find the SCI Review 2014 on our website, at http://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/about-us/brochure/.

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

Applicants should upload a full curriculum vitae with contact details of 3 referees, and 1-2 page outline of research interests, by Monday 1st June 2015.

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof. Robin Franklin (rjf1000@cam.ac.uk) or Prof. Tony Green (arg1000@cam.ac.uk).

Interviews will be held on 28th and 29th July 2015.

Please quote reference PS05814 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Independent Research Group Leaders

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 15, 2015.

The Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is founded on the concept that deep understanding of stem cell biology will contribute to transforming future healthcare (http://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk).

The Institute has openings for Group Leaders who will complement and synergise with our existing programmes. In particular we are seeking investigators with expertise in two areas:

i. Bridging physical, materials or engineering sciences with stem cell biology

ii. Applying stem cell research to human disease

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

The Institute offers a collegiate environment with excellent core facilities plus extensive opportunities to pursue disease-oriented studies. Successful candidates will be supported to obtain external personal fellowship and grant support within 1-2 years. An interim start-up package is available. Depending on experience, you can expect remuneration between £38,511 - £65,453.

You can find the SCI Review 2014 on our website, at http://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/about-us/brochure/.

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

Applicants should upload a full curriculum vitae with contact details of 3 referees, and 1-2 page outline of research proposal, by Monday 1st June 2015.

Informal enquiries about the post are also welcome via email on cscrjobs@cscr.cam.ac.uk.

Interviews will be held on 28th and 29th July 2015.

Please quote reference PS05703 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Administrator - Student Liaison

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 14, 2015.

Administrator: Student Liaison in the office of the School of the Biological Sciences at the University of Cambridge

We are looking to appoint a friendly and well organised full-time administrator to join a small team working in the office of the School of the Biological Sciences in central Cambridge.

This is an exciting opportunity to use your technical and communication skills to support staff who deliver our teaching to around 2,500 students. The role's primary purpose is to be responsible for maintaining and running services provided by the School for the smooth administration of student matters. This includes designing and updating documents, co-ordinating teaching input from the departments and technical responsibility for maintaining websites, timetables and class lists. The role holder also has direct responsibility for administration of aspects of interdepartmental courses.

Our ideal candidate will be able to communicate clearly and effectively both in written work and orally with staff and students throughout the University and be able to work with colleagues in wide range of professional roles. Excellent customer service skills are required and previous experience in a customer focused office environment is desirable. You will be educated to at least A-level standard, and will be highly competent in standard software packages, ideally with web-authoring experience, as well as being enthusiastic about learning how to use a range of non-standard software. You will need to be able to prioritise your own workload and be able to work effectively on your own as well as within a small group.

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 post can be addressed to Dr Chad Pillinger (cp316@cam.ac.uk)

Closing date for applications is 27 April.

We hope to hold interviews for the post during the week commencing 4 May 2015.

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

Please quote reference PA05878 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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University Lecturer/University Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Clinical Pathology

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 13, 2015.

University of Cambridge

Department of Veterinary Medicine West Cambridge Site

University Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Clinical Pathology

Stipend scale: £38,511 - £48,743 (University Lecturer) £51,702 - £54,841 (University Senior Lecturer)

Applications are invited for the role of University Lecturer or University Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Clinical Pathology available from 1 September 2015. The role is permanent subject to satisfactory completion of the probationary period. This is an exciting opportunity for the successful applicant to develop a research programme in an appropriate area of interest. Other duties include responsibility (with other academic staff in the area) for the teaching of clinical pathology to undergraduates in the Department, through lectures, practicals, seminars and small group teaching; participation in the provision of clinical pathology (including microbiology) diagnostic services to The Queen's Veterinary School Hospital, its associated clinics, and external veterinary practices; collaborating with and leading other academic staff in the development of existing or new/modern diagnostic tests in clinical pathology; contributing to the training of Clinical Training Scholars (Interns and Residents) by supporting some of their clinical research activities.

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

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

Further details: follow link below.

Information about the Department: www.vet.cam.ac.uk

Please upload the following documents: curriculum vitae; list of publications; brief statement (no more than one side of A4) about how your experience fits the profile for this role.

Closing date for applications: 13 May 2015. Interview date: 19 May 2015.

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 PP05850 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Project Manager - Pluripotent Stem Cell Platform

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 10, 2015.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 31 January 2018 in the first instance.

Three UK Research Councils; Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Medical Research Council have invested £25m in research and equipment to support development of the UK Regenerative Medicine Platform (UKRMP www.ukrmp.org.uk). The Pluripotent Stem Cell Platform (PSCP) is one of five Hubs funded by the UKRMP to tackle critical challenges in developing new regenerative treatments from discoveries made in the laboratory. PSCP brings together researchers from several institutions to develop the processes needed to take pluripotent stem cells from laboratory-based research to the commercial manufacture of safe, effective and reproducible products for use in regenerative medicine.

PSCP now has an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager who has held a management role in a complex environment and has a proven track record in business/ bioindustry whilst empathising with academic ethos.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to manage projects effectively according to industry best practice, determining and delivering to agreed scope, quality, budget and deadlines. The Project Manager will manage a number of projects concurrently and will maintain accurate project plans, work schedules, issue and risk logs to enable projects to be delivered successfully and will coordinate regular meetings at the different partner sites. The successful applicant will be commercially astute, intellectually agile with excellent communication skills. You will be educated to at least degree level and have a further qualification (MSc, PhD or MBA). You will be able to demonstrate your ability to build effective relationships with funders, engage with experts worldwide, develop summary documents and reports, organise meetings and associated administration, and deliver effective work related communication.

Hands on experience of budgeting, funding applications and administration in a research- led environment would be highly advantageous as would experience of working as part of a senior management team with budgetary responsibility and accountability for group and individual performance.

The role-holder will be a confident and articulate communicator and will possess a highly collaborative and inspirational leadership style with a track record of managing and developing multi-disciplinary teams as well as building relationships with external partners.

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

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

The closing date for all applications is the Sunday 26th April 2015.

Informal enquiries about the post are also welcome via email on cscrjobs@cscr.cam.ac.uk.

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

Interviews will be held on Monday 11th May 2015. If you have not been invited for interview by 7th May 2015, you have not been successful on this occasion.

Please quote reference PS05620 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Administrator - BCNI

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 10, 2015.

The Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute (BCNI) comprises 50-60 senior academic affiliate research members diffusely spread across University Departments, the Clinical School, and other Cambridge Institutes and Units. The Administrator assumes financial responsibility for the Institute budget and associated component grants (approx £6M), and is the key contact for affiliated members and is primarily responsible for management of the BCNI accommodation. For details on research themes of the BCNI, visit: www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/bcni

The Research Administrator is also responsible for the management of all administrative aspects of the BCNI. Key duties include: co-ordinating the production of research documentation; financial administration; responding to project queries; arranging and servicing meetings, workshops and conferences; liaising with ethics boards and other regulatory bodies to ensure research compliance; identifying new funding opportunities; up-dating websites; costing grant applications to a variety of sponsors; and liaising with the University and MRC Press Offices. The post-holder will also be involved in Institute staff recruitment and induction.

Qualified to at least degree level in a biological sciences subject, you will be highly organised with excellent communication skills and the ability to prioritise, to exercise initiative and to work without detailed supervision. You will have the ability to use a wide range of IT packages, and Web skills would be advantageous. Experience of dealing with ethics boards, and/or an understanding of full economic costing and grant costing is highly desirable. Experience of working within a research or university environment would be desirable, but postgraduates and post-docs in a related discipline wishing to establish a career in research administration are encouraged to apply.

Further information may be download below.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 31 October 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.

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.

Please quote reference PJ05861 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 09, 2015.

The University of Cambridge Psychometrics Centre is looking to hire a full time postdoctoral research associate on a contract to work on an exciting collaborative research project funded by Innovate UK. The role will involve using computational linguistics to extract psychological insights from text and other behavioural datasets. It is funded under the call for "Enhancing the Value of Interactions with Digital Content" and relates to the development of a "Personal Information Management System". This system will be accessible through the CitizenMe mobile app and integrated online tools that can deliver research outputs directly to the public.

This project is a collaboration with CitizenMe Ltd. and the Sheffield Institute of Translational Neuroscience. It centres on the CitizenMe application, which is designed to put everyday users of the internet back in control of their digital identity. The service provides citizens with greater transparency on the use and proliferation of their personal data in the digital age and empowers them to safely transact their data with companies. Citizens can receive psycho-demographic and emotional insights on their personal data through the service, and the research position will focus on developing the predictive algorithms and research tools driving these insights. The researcher will work with a range of data sources and formats, with an emphasis on extracting psychological and emotional information from samples of text and other digital records of language use. These samples may include user-generated text, SMS data stored on users' devices, social media statuses posted online, voice recordings, secondary datasets from partner companies and various open-source databases.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in a field related to computer science, linguistics or psychology, strong experience in the emerging areas of natural language processing and deep learning and a familiarity with the challenges and opportunities of analyses using Big Data. Initially the scope of the research will be to understand the relationship between use of language, psychological traits and emotional states. As the project progresses, the focus will be on using and developing tools for the extraction of relevant linguistic features from diverse sources of data and understanding how these sources can be blended to provide the most informative feedback to individual participants and the highest value insights for business and academia. Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2016 in the first instance.

This research should culminate in providing a predictive algorithm that translates samples of text into deep psychological and emotional insights, which is integrated in the CitizenMe application and which can learn from evolving user behaviour over time. The algorithm will need to be put into an API or other format through which it can be accessed by third parties, including other researchers and enterprises, in order to maximise the impact of the collaborative research project and improve the lives of citizens of the European Union and beyond.

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.

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Research Assistant (Part Time, Fixed Term) - Butterfly Genetics Group

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 08, 2015.

This position, available from 1 June 2015, is part of an established research group led by Prof. Chris Jiggins in the Department of Zoology.

The purpose of the job is to provide highly skilled technical assistance for a research project to develop transgenic and genome editing techniques in butterflies. The post-holder will organise and coordinate the rearing of tropical butterflies and growing of host plants at the Sub-Department of Zoology at Madingley just outside Cambridge.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 28 months.

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

Please quote reference PF05829 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Cleaner (Part Time - 20 hours per week)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 02, 2015.

We are looking for an active person to join our existing domestic team. A willingness to be flexible and reliable are essential. The duties consist of the collection and washing of laboratory glassware, cleaning laboratories, offices, communal areas and toilets and may involve the use of electrical equipment for floor cleaning. Additional duties would require the covering of kitchen facilities and other research support tasks.

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

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

If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Personnel secretary on 01223 333617 or by e-mail on personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk to request an application form.

Please quote reference PH05812 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Mar 31, 2015.

Studying sleep and EEG in transgenic mouse models of Huntington's disease:

We are seeking a Research Assistant to study sleep and EEG in mouse models of neurodegenerative diseases. You will join an interdisciplinary research team that is interested in understanding neurological dysfunction in Huntington's disease (HD). HD is an incurable neurodegenerative genetic disorder that causes progressive deterioration of motion and cognitive function, as well as changes in psychiatric domains such as anxiety and depression. Recently, sleep and EEG abnormalities have also been identified in both HD patients and mouse models of the disease. The purpose of this project is to develop objective measures for understanding the mechanisms underlying the pathological changes found in HD with a special focus on sleep and EEG. The results will contribute to a larger project led by Professor Jenny Morton studying the effects of neurodegeneration in HD and interventions to prevent progression of the disease. The results will also have broad relevance to fields of animal behaviour and cognitive and systems neuroscience.

You will be part of a research team investigating sleep-wake behaviour and EEG in normal and transgenic mouse models of HD. Training in the use of EEG/EMG recording systems will be given.

The successful applicant will be a careful and methodical worker who is self-motivated and able to conduct experiments and analyse data independently. Careful observation skills and accurate record keeping are essential. Applicants should hold a Home Office personal licence.

Applicants must have a BSc degree (or equivalent), preferably with a background in Neuroscience. Experience in analysing EEG traces or behavioural testing would be an advantage. Familiarity with data analysis software such as MatLab, Spike 2 or SleepSign is highly desirable. The post will require some weekend work and a flexible approach to working hours.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 18 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 upload your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the post.

Please quote reference PM05791 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate - Structural Biology of membrane proteins (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Mar 30, 2015.

A postdoctoral Research Associate position is available to work on the structural biology of mammalian membrane proteins using the latest technology in X-ray crystallography. The post is based in the laboratory of Dr Simone Weyand, University of Cambridge, Departmental of Biochemistry, Central Cambridge and is for 1 year initially.

The role involves the ideal candidate to carry out all the steps from cloning to structure determination of a human GPCR. The successful candidate will be highly motivated with a track record of working on integral membrane proteins and expertise in at least one, and preferably more, of the following areas: over-expression in insect or mammalian cells, membrane protein purification, and X-ray crystallography structure determination. Candidates must be self-motivated individuals who enjoy working as part of a collaborative and multidisciplinary team. Strong leadership, communication and teamwork skills are decided assets.

Candidates should hold a PhD or the equivalent in a relevant specialist subject.

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.

For all informal enquiries please contact Dr Simone Weyand - sw644@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH05779 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate - Endothelial cell receptor biology (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Mar 27, 2015.

Post-doctoral endothelial cell biochemist.

A Post-doctoral Research Associate position is available to work on the regulation of vascular endothelial cell activity by sub-endothelial collagens. The post is based in University of Cambridge, Department of Biochemistry, Central Cambridge working in the laboratory of Professor Richard Farndale, and is funded by a British Heart Foundation Programme grant.

The successful applicant will be qualified in biochemistry and/or cell biology, and will have a strong interest in receptor biology. He or she will be fully trained in cell culture, and will preferably be skilled in vascular biology and the measurement of endothelial cell activity. The successful applicant will extract and maintain primary human endothelial cells, and will study their regulation by specific collagen receptors. Transcriptome will be measured using next generation RNAseq, and the RA will apply ligand proximity assays to the identification of novel receptors, then explore the signals elicited in the cells by specific collagen fragments selected from our Collagen Toolkits.

Candidates should have a PhD or the equivalent in a relevant science.

Interviews are anticipated during late April/early May.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 42 months until 30 November 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 all informal enquiries please contact Professor Richard Farndale - rwf10@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH05769 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant (Koo Lab) (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Mar 27, 2015.

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

The Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is an international centre of excellence for research into stem cell biology and medicine. Scientists in the Institute collaborate to generate new knowledge and understanding of the biology of stem cells and provide the foundation for new medical treatments.

We are looking for a self-motivated, reliable and well-trained research assistant to join the research team of Dr. Bon-Kyoung Koo. His team will investigate a novel quiescent Troy+ epithelial stem cell population in the stomach. Upon tissue damage, Troy+ stem cells actively divide to regenerate lost cell types. The discovery of Troy+ stomach stem cells enables us to investigate how an adult tissue can retain its homeostasis after various types of injury. This study will help us to understand how homeostasis is achieved in the adult stomach and in other tissues, which will potentially lead to the development of successful adult stem cell therapy.

Requirements:

A Bachelor degree in a Bioscience related subject. A good knowledge in biochemistry, molecular biology and developmental biology. At least short-term lab experience. Previous experience in flow cytometry and confocal microscopy is preferred, but not essential. Ability to quickly learn and independently apply new techniques after induction. A proven capacity to understand and interpret research articles. Good communication skills in English. Highly independent, motivated, ambitious, and collaborative person.

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 26th April 2015.

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

Informal enquiries about the post are also welcome via email on cscrjobs@cscr.cam.ac.uk.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 6th May 2015. If you have not been invited for interview by 1st May 2015, you have not been successful on this occasion.

Please quote reference PS05642 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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University Lecturer in Virology

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Mar 26, 2015.

The Department of Pathology is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified individual to a University Lectureship in Virology based in the Laboratory Block, Addenbrooke's Hospital (Cambridge Biomedical Campus). The post is to be filled as soon as possible. The post has tenure, subject to satisfactory performance in the first 5 years.

Applicants are expected to demonstrate excellence in research in any field of virology. The successful candidate will be educated to degree level, normally with a PhD in a relevant specialist subject area and have a strong publication record that is proportionate to their length of research experience. The potential to attract independent research funding is essential.

The person appointed will be expected to contribute to the Department's teaching, research, and administration, including membership of committees. Teaching duties may include giving lectures, demonstrating practical classes, supervising undergraduate and graduate research projects and examining.

In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to offer a supplement to the salary range stated for this role of up to 10% of the lowest salary point for a maximum of five years. Any such supplement would be awarded on the basis of a demonstrable history of exceptional achievement and is entirely at the discretion of the University.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 27 April 2015. Short-listed candidates will be invited to visit the Department, to give a seminar on their work and meet prospective colleagues, prior to a meeting of the Appointments Committee. It is intended to arrange these visits week commencing 22 June 2015.

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 list, and a 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 that 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 jobs@path.cam.ac.uk or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK05704 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 Mar 26, 2015.

Applications are invited for a research-oriented, tenure-track University Lectureship in Physiology, available from 1 November 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. Based in central Cambridge, we are searching for an outstanding scientist, with an excellent publication record, undertaking cutting edge and fundable work in a field which complements our world class programme in physiology with a preference for comparative physiology or mammalian systems physiology research (http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/research/).

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

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

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

Appointment will be made at University Lecturer level with a probationary period of five years, with appointment to the retirement age thereafter. The pensionable salary scale starts at £38,511 to £48,743 per annum. Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment, with a satisfactory outcome determined by the University.

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

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

Closing Date: 30 June 2015

Please quote reference PM05747 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Mar 25, 2015.

Post-doctoral Research Associate positions are available to join Professor Julie Ahringer's laboratory to study the regulation of chromatin in development and gene expression using the C. elegans model system. Experimental and computational positions are available.

Our research programme uses the powerful model organism C. elegans for uncovering general principles of eukaryotic chromatin regulation, focusing on transcription regulation and genome organization in a developmental context. We are particularly interested in recruiting individuals to study the mechanism of action of enhancers and the formation and regulation of different types of chromatin domains. Our laboratory addresses these questions by applying high-throughput and directed methods to analyse gene expression and epigenetic state and function in wild-type and mutant animals and tissues.

Successful candidates will be motivated and organised individuals with a PhD in a relevant area, excellent verbal and written communication skills as evidenced by publications in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Expertise in a broad range of molecular biology techniques or in bioinformatics/computational analyses are essential. Previous experience in investigating transcription, epigenetic control of gene expression, and/or computational analyses are desirable.

The Gurdon Institute is located in the heart of the city of Cambridge, and is part of the University's School of Biological Sciences. It is a world-renowned centre in developmental and cellular biology and cancer research. Supported by funding from the Wellcome Trust and Cancer Research UK, it benefits from state-of-the-art facilities including bioinformatics, media preparation and animal husbandry. It provides the best atmosphere for research and a vibrant environment that facilitates the interactions and collaborations between scientists within the Centre and within Cambridge. Its postdoc association encourages scientific and social interactions and provides career development and teaching opportunities.

For informal enquiries, contact Julie Ahringer (ja219@cam.ac.uk)

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

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

Please quote reference PR05744 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate/Senior Research Associate - Bioinformatics

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Mar 25, 2015.

We are seeking a talented and motivated bioinformatics post-doctoral research associate to investigate genome organisation and gene expression in the group of Professor Julie Ahringer. Our research programme uses a variety of high throughput sequencing data (e.g, ChIP-seq, Hi-C, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq) and other genome-wide data types to study local and large-scale chromatin regulation. The successful applicant will work collaboratively within our lively research laboratory to analyse new and existing data, which would include the development of new methods.

The successful applicant should have a PhD in a relevant subject, a sound understanding of molecular biology, and a desire to work on cutting edge aspects of gene regulation. Experience in scientific programming and the analysis of Illumina sequencing data, a working knowledge of statistics, and a publication track record in bioinformatics are essential.

The Gurdon Institute is located in the heart of the city of Cambridge, and is part of the University's School of Biological Sciences. It is a world-renowned centre in developmental and cellular biology and cancer research. Supported by funding from the Wellcome Trust and Cancer Research UK, it benefits from state-of-the-art facilities including bioinformatics, media preparation and animal husbandry. It provides the best atmosphere for research and a vibrant environment that facilitates the interactions and collaborations between scientists within the Centre and within Cambridge. Its postdoc association encourages scientific and social interactions and provides career development and teaching opportunities.

For informal enquiries, contact Julie Ahringer (ja219@cam.ac.uk)

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

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

Please quote reference PR05743 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate - Molecular Mechanisms of Lysosomal Fusion

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Mar 24, 2015.

Applications are invited for a Research Associate (fixed term) to investigate the molecular basis of lysosomal membrane fusion. The successful applicant will join a multidisciplinary team that aims to define how cells regulate the docking and fusion of lysosomes with organelles such as late endosomes or autophagosomes. Understanding this process will help us understand a range of processes important for health, from processing of peptides implicated in neurodegeneration to infection of cells by Ebola virus.

The post will be held at the Department of Pathology in the laboratory of Dr Stephen Graham, located on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Candidates should have a PhD, or expect to obtain one shortly, and have a strong background in cell biology, molecular biology or biochemistry. Experience in one or more of the following is essential: (i) use of unbiased screening approaches to identify novel protein:protein interactions; (ii) investigation of protein:protein interactions using cell-based or biochemical assays; (iii) characterisation of protein:protein interactions using biochemical, biophysical and/or structural approaches. Prior experience using proximity-based biotinylation (BioID) or investigating eukaryotic membrane trafficking would be advantageous. The laboratory employs a wide range of techniques and support will be available for the successful candidate to expand their skills.

The ability to work both independently and as part of a team, coupled with excellent communication, organizational and problem solving skills are required. The 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 on the Further Information Document.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 18 months or until 31 December 2016 in the first instance.

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

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

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

Please quote reference PK05435 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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University Senior Lecturer

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Mar 20, 2015.

Applications are invited for a University Senior Lectureship in Histopathology (non-clinical) in the Department of Pathology at the University of Cambridge to take up the appointment as soon as possible.

Applicants must be educated to degree level, normally with a PhD in relevant specialist subject area. Applicants for appointment are expected to demonstrate excellence in research, and a commitment to teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The successful candidate will have a strong publication record in research into the pathology of human disease.

The potential to attract independent research funding is essential.

The purpose of the role is to strengthen the Department's basic and applied research and its teaching and training of undergraduate and graduate students, and to support and maintain the University's national and international reputation for excellence in teaching and research.

The successful candidate will be expected to pursue academic research at an international level of sufficient quality to be returnable in the Research Excellence Framework, including developing a research group and attaining research funding.

As a University Teaching Officer, the appointee will be expected to conduct small group teaching of undergraduates and to contribute to directing studies for programmes within their subject area. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in Department of Pathology teaching of general pathology to second and third year undergraduates leading to the Medical and Veterinary Sciences Tripos or the Natural Sciences Tripos.

For informal discussions please contact the Head of Division, Professor Nicholas Coleman by email at nc109@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.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 22 April 2015. Short-listed candidates will be invited to visit the Department, to give a seminar on their work and meet prospective colleagues, prior to a meeting of the Appointments Committee. It is intended to arrange these visits in the weeks commencing 11th and 18th May 2015.

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

Please quote reference PK05639 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Junior Clinical Training Scholarship in Equine Studies

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Mar 20, 2015.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

One-year Junior Clinical Training Scholarship £14,700.00 per annum

Start date 1 August 2015

Fixed-term: 1 years.

Applications are invited from recently qualified veterinarians for this 12 month post-graduate training programme offering high-quality, post-graduate training in equine studies. The emphasis will be on gaining practical clinical experience in equine medicine and surgery under the supervision of board-certified specialists, and will allow the Scholar to identify specific fields in which to specialise, either in preparation for Senior Clinical Scholarship training programmes, or specialist private practice.

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

For informal enquiries about the scholarship programme, please contact Kate Smith, University Equine Surgeon, ks629@cam.ac.uk or 01223 746571.

Closing date: 4th May 2015

Interview date: 19th May 2015

Application form (JCTS1) and information pack: contact Melissa Large on 01223 337055, quoting title of Scholarship, or download from the link below:

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

Please quote reference PP05716 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 Mar 20, 2015.

University of Cambridge Department of Veterinary Medicine West Cambridge Site Research Associate

Limit of Tenure: 18 months

Applications are invited for this postdoctoral position in computational statistics, funded by BBSRC, with the task of developing software for Bayesian optimal experimental design and inference.

The position is part of a new project led by Drs Restif and Dybowski which aims to produce a functional computational package to facilitate the complete integration of dynamic models and laboratory experiments in microbiology and infectious disease research. The successful applicant will be responsible for the development of an open-source software with two related and essential functions: statistical inference and optimal experimental design (OED). This 18-month project will enable us to test the functionality of the package on different experimental systems using existing and new data, before releasing it for free and public use in inter-disciplinary biological research. This package will provide life scientists with a "one-stop shop" that facilitates the full integration of experiments and dynamic models.

This project capitalises on the unique multi-disciplinary expertise within the Disease Dynamics Unit (Department of Veterinary Medicine), which is the largest research team in Cambridge working at the interface of models and experiments on infectious diseases.

Applicants should have a PhD, or significant experience in applied mathematics or a related discipline, must be familiar with state-of-the-art Bayesian methods, and must have solid scientific programming skills in R and other languages. Experience of package development for R, and of collaboration with experimental scientists are an advantage. The candidate must value teamwork and collaboration, and must be able to work to deadlines.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Olivier Restif (or226@cam.ac.uk)

Close Date: 29th April 2015

Interview Date: 12th May 2015

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

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

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

Please quote reference PP05718 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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University Lecturer (Honorary Consultant) x 2

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Mar 18, 2015.

Applications are invited for two University Lectureships in Histopathology in the Department of Pathology at the University of Cambridge to take up the appointment as soon as possible. The primary focus of one position will be research and clinical duties, while the primary focus of the other will be teaching and clinical duties.

Applicants must be educated to degree level, normally with a PhD or MD in a relevant specialist subject area, licensed by the General Medical Council and be Fellows of the Royal College of Pathologists (or hold an equivalent postgraduate qualification), be on the Specialist Register in Histopathology and have a number of years' experience in clinical histopathology.

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

The posts are available immediately and remunerated on the Clinical Academic Scale at Consultant level.

For informal discussions please contact the Head of Division, Professor Nicholas Coleman, by email at nc109@cam.ac.uk.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidates will be required to undergo a health assessment and a security check. These appointments also require 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.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 22 April 2015. Short-listed candidates will be invited to visit the Department, to give a seminar on their work and meet prospective colleagues, prior to a meeting of the Appointments Committee. It is intended to arrange these visits in the weeks commencing 11th and 18th May 2015.

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

Please quote reference PK05637 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate - Bioinformatician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Mar 12, 2015.

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

Applications are invited for a computational biologist to join the research group of Dr Paul Bertone at the Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Stem Cell Institute at the University of Cambridge. We are applying state-of-the-art experimental and computational methods toward the understanding of transcriptional regulation in pluripotent stem cells from rodents and primates.

We work closely with the groups of Dr Jennifer Nichols and Professor Austin Smith at the SCI, and seek to fill this position with a postdoctoral scientist who will join a new collaborative project funded by the BBSRC. This arrangement provides an excellent environment for research and career development, as the post holder will benefit from the resources and expertise of both experimental and computational environments to lead this multidisciplinary initiative.

The group applies large-scale gene expression profiling, comparative genomics and regulatory systems modelling to mammalian embryogenesis and stem cell biology. The post holder will have the opportunity to lead related computational projects, but will also work in partnership with experimentalists and contribute to the design and execution of collaborative studies. He or she will have a strong publication record, excellent communication skills, and enjoy working on ambitious projects at the frontiers of genomics and biotechnology.

Candidates will have a solid background in computation and current knowledge of eukaryotic genomics. Expertise in statistical methods and Unix scripting are essential. Additional experience with high-throughput sequencing data, numerical computing or regulatory systems modelling is desirable but not required. Applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant field (e.g. Bioinformatics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, or Biochemistry/Molecular Biology with a computational component). Previous experience in stem cell biology is not necessary.

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

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

The closing date for all applications is the Monday 20th April 2015.

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

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

Interviews will be held towards the beginning of May 2015.

Please quote reference PS04734 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Career Development Fellow

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Feb 09, 2015.

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

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

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

Fellowships are for five years. Successful applicants will receive an initial three years of funding, with extension for a further two years contingent on a successful scientific review and will hold an appointment with the University of Cambridge. Funds include full salary, ranging from £38,511 to £48,743, an additional 30% Gatsby distinction award, benefits and £40,000 p.a. of unrestricted research support. As they develop into independent researchers, Fellows will be encouraged to apply for external funding. Fellows can apply for Research Group Leader positions within the Laboratory at any time.

Further details about the post, guidance on how to apply and information about the Sainsbury Laboratory are available on the Sainsbury Laboratory web site: http://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/

Applications can be submitted electronically at any time as a single pdf file including a full CV, a research proposal for five years, and the names of at least three referees. Completed applications should be sent by e-mail to enquiries@slcu.cam.ac.uk.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 5 years.

There is no fixed closing date- applications will be assessed throughout the year.

Please quote reference PT05330 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Career Development Fellow - Computational Modelling of Developmental Systems

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Feb 09, 2015.

Applications are invited for Research Career Development Fellowships in the Sainsbury Laboratory. The positions are open to applicants of any nationality. With the intention of nurturing the next generation of interdisciplinary researchers in the field of plant developmental biology, the Fellowships provide an opportunity for talented junior investigators to develop their own research program and become creative leaders in the field. The Sainsbury Laboratory is a new Research Institute, providing an outstanding scientific environment. It has excellent resources and core facilities, with state-of-the-art equipment including high performance computing, growth rooms, glasshouses and microscopy. It provides a collaborative research atmosphere where researchers can take risks in a supportive environment. We are seeking to appoint Career Development Fellows who can both contribute to and benefit from this environment. In particular we are looking for scientists with computational or mathematical modeling expertise and imaginative research ideas that will contribute to our understanding of plant development by elucidating the links between genotype and phenotype. Experience with plant systems is not required. Applications are welcome from researchers wishing to move into plant biology from any other study system.

Applicants will typically have between 3 and 6 years of postdoctoral experience and should be able to provide strong evidence of their potential to develop independent research programs. Fellowships are for five years. Successful applicants will receive an initial three years of funding, with extension for a further two years contingent on a successful scientific review and will hold an appointment with the University of Cambridge. Funds include full salary, ranging from £38,511 to £48,743, an additional 30% Gatsby distinction award, benefits and £40,000 p.a. of unrestricted research support. As they develop into independent researchers, Fellows will be encouraged to apply for external funding. Fellows can apply for Research Group Leader positions within the Laboratory at any time.

Further details about the post, guidance on how to apply and information about the Sainsbury Laboratory are available on the Sainsbury Laboratory web site: http://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/

Applications can be submitted electronically at any time as a single pdf file including a full CV, a research proposal for five years, and the names of at least three referees. Completed applications should be sent by e-mail to enquiries@slcu.cam.ac.uk.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 5 years.

There is no fixed closing date - applications will be assessed throughout the year.

Please quote reference PT05341 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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