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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

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

A 2-year postdoctoral research associate position is available to work jointly in the groups of Professor Chris Smith in the University of Cambridge, Department of Biochemistry and Dr Sanjay Sinha in the Anne McLaren Laboratory, Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, on the roles of critical RNA binding proteins in controlling alternative pre-mRNA splicing programmes during differentiation of human vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) from embryonic stem cells. The project will involve mRNA-Seq profiling of hES to VSMC differentiation, and how this is affected by inducible knockdown or overexpression of regulatory RNA binding proteins.

Candidates will ideally have expertise in: RNA biology (alternative splicing), stem cell biology, smooth muscle cells, analysis of mRNA-seq data-sets.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in a relevant science.

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.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Chris Smith - cwjs1@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH09032 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Post-doctoral Research Associate: Construction of a genome scale functional proteomic map (Fixed Term)

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

This postdoctoral research position is for a collaborative project of the Ralser Lab. (Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge and The Francis Crick Institute) and the Lilley Lab. (Cambridge Centre for Proteomics, University of Cambridge), and aims, in collaboration with the mass spectrometry manufacturing industry, to construct the first genome-spanning proteomic map of a eukaryote. This is an exciting, but challenging project, will yield a novel depth of the insight into how the eukaryotic proteome is functioning, and combines the complementary experience of the Ralser and Lilley Labs.

Here, we aim to recruit an experimentalist, however, as we will also seek a computational postdoctoral researcher to join the team, postdocs/PhDs with a relevant background in computational biology/ biological machine learning or data processing are encouraged to apply as well.

The ideal candidate will have recently completed, or is about to complete a PhD in Biology, Biochemistry, or Systems Biology, and has either had contact with yeast or microbial functional genetics or genomics, proteomics, or metabolomics. Ideally, the candidate will have hands-on experience with liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, or similar analytical hardware. As for all projects of data-driven biology, apart from the listed experimental skills, we welcome applicants with an affinity for computational data processing that exceed beyond using Office software, although we will provide the appropriate training. The candidate must possess a track record that documents his/her productivity in the biosciences, and is willing to join a dynamic team both located in Cambridge and at the Francis Crick Institute.

Fixed-term: The project is intended to be completed in 2020; the post is 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.

Further information is available from Markus Ralser - mr559@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH09015 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Receptionist

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

We are seeking a full time Receptionist to provide important front of house cover to ensure a professional reception for all staff, students and visitors to the Department. You will assist with the security of the Main Building of the Department and process all calls and enquiries. The role requires excellent spoken and written English, good IT skills and proven customer service experience either in a reception area or other customer facing role. The Receptionist also deals with incoming and outgoing mail and receipt of deliveries. The role holder must be able to multi task and be able to work calmly under pressure to fulfil their duties and present a helpful attitude to visitors or callers.

Informal enquiries about this post may be emailed to: Sonia Brignell, spb38@cam.ac.uk

Further information may be downloaded 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.

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.

Please quote reference PJ09017 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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

Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 27, 2016.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please quote reference PT09010 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 Apr 27, 2016.

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Associate position in the group of Dr Philip Wigge at the Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University, to work on a project focussed on understanding the structural basis for how the plant perceives warm temperature signals and integrate this information into development. The successful candidate will concentrate on structural biology approaches to understand the molecular basis of the temperature response, and liaise with other group members in the design of further experiments to test and validate hypotheses for how plants sense and respond to temperature. This post requires candidates of exceptional ability who have excellent skills in protein expression, purification and structural analysis. The ultimate goal of the research is to make crop plants resilient to field stress conditions and thus contribute to the economic competitiveness of the UK.

Applicants must have, or be close to obtaining a PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics or related field. Evidence of major breakthroughs in structural biology is essential. Candidates must have an outstanding track-record and clear demonstration of being proactive, self-motivated and capable of excellent project management.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please quote reference PT09009 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.

Stores Technician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 27, 2016.

Applications are invited for the position of Stores Technician at the Sainsbury Laboratory University of Cambridge, to be responsible for supporting the existing Stores facility, in order to accommodate an expanding requirement as the Institute grows.

The role holder will be part of a two person Stores team providing an efficient service to the employees and performing some ad hoc purchasing duties as required. The role holder will also work closely with the Purchasing Supervisor to assist with supporting existing procurement Stores policies. A proactive, service-oriented approach is essential.

Candidates must have a good level of education and ideally have CIPS Level 2 and CUFS/Oracle experience. Demonstrable knowledge and previous experience within a stores environment or materials handling is essential for the role. A technical background within a scientific stores environment would also be advantageous.

The successful candidate will be competent in standard software packages, e.g. Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and have an awareness of current Health and Safety legislation. Ownership of a forklift licence and manual handling certificate would be desirable.

The ability to prioritise own workload and communicate with people at all levels will be paramount.

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

The post is full-time and available immediately. We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

Fixed-term: 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 PT09014 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.

OpenPlant PhD Studentships x 3 (Fixed Term)

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

Three fully-funded, four-year PhD studentships (starting Oct 2016) are available from the University of Cambridge in association with OpenPlant, a UK Synthetic Biology Research Centre.

OpenPlant labs are working on foundational technologies to be made openly available as a toolbox for plant synthetic biology as well as applying these tools to trait engineering in many aspects of plant biology from metabolism to development

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

Please see http://openplant.org/phd-studentships/ for more information.

UK students and EU students who have been resident in the UK for three years who meet the UK residency requirements are eligible (see http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/documents/studentship-eligibility-pdf).

Please quote reference PD08974 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 21, 2016.

University of Cambridge Department of Veterinary Medicine West Cambridge Site

Limit of Tenure: 4 years

Applications are invited for this postdoctoral position, funded by BBSRC through an sLoLa consortium, on a project aiming to advance protein glycan coupling technology (PGCT) for the development of a new generation of veterinary vaccines.

The main focus of the research at Cambridge, led by Dr Andrew Grant and Professor Duncan Maskell, is to carry out detailed molecular biology to construct glycoconjugate assembling bacterial vaccine strains, and to support the evaluation of the immunogenicity and protective efficacy of candidate vaccines in chickens.

Applicants should have a PhD in bacterial infection. Knowledge of, and experience in, the field of bacterial infectious disease research is essential. Expertise in molecular biology is also required and knowledge and experience of immunoassays is highly desirable. The candidate must value teamwork and collaboration, have good administrative and interpersonal skills, and high computer literacy especially in relation to analysis of DNA sequences and the use of bioinformatics software.

For informal enquires please contact: Natalie Wills on nw366@cam.ac.uk

Closing date 6 June 2016

Interviews will be held on 8 July 2016

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

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

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

Please quote reference PP08961 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Research Technician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 21, 2016.

Applications are invited for a motivated and experienced Senior Research Technician to join a team investigating the neural mechanisms underlying the regulation of emotion, of relevance to anxiety and depression. The postholder will be based in a facility in West Cambridge. The main duties of the post will include assisting in the conduct of neuropsychological experiments and data collection, as well as in the preparation and histological assessment of tissue samples. You will be also be responsible for maintaining wet lab areas in the facility, ensuring stocking levels and maintaining cleanliness and ensuring compliance with standard operating procedures.

Applicants should have a relevant HNC/degree, together with substantial relevant laboratory based and animal technology experience. A Home Office Personal Licence is a requirement, with certification for Module 4 an advantage.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available from 1 June 2016 until 31 May 2021 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, a health assessment and a security check.

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

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 15 May 2016.

Please quote reference PM08960 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.

Senior Building Services Technician

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

Senior Building Services Technician is required to work in the Department of Zoology. The department occupies space over several buildings and comprises more than 10,000m2. The post holder will work closely with the Facilities Manager and his team of 12 staff to provide technical support, maintenance and refurbishment works within all the departmental facilities as required.

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

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

Please quote reference PF08952 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Karadottir Lab) (Fixed Term)

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

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

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

We are looking for a motivated, and independent research associate to join a MS funded research project to further investigate how neurons and glutamate signalling regulate CNS stems cells differentiation and remyelination in white matter diseases, a mechanism we recently identified as being important for myelin regeneration (Gautier et al, Nature Communications 2015). The project will particularly focus on two aspects: (1) whether, and to what extent myelin regeneration can be augmented by altering neuronal activity (using optogenetics and pharmacogenetics) in old animals; and (2) to identify the underlying mechanisms of how neuronal activity increases myelin regeneration.

Homepages of the team: http://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/researchers/principal-investigators/dr-ragnhildur-thra-kradttir

Requirements: We are looking for candidates with a PhD level qualification in the field of neuroscience and who have experience working with animals. Candidates with experience in surgery and/or electrophysiology are particularly encouraged to apply.

We are specifically looking for candidates who are collaborative with effective communication skills and enjoy working in a team.

Start date is flexible but can be as early as July 2016.

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

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

Please upload your 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.

The closing date for all applications is the Tuesday 24 May 2016.

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

Interviews will be held in mid-June 2016. If you have not been invited for interview by 31 May 2016, you have not been successful on this occasion.

Please quote reference PS08945 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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RCVS Listed and Qualified Veterinary Nurse

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

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE WEST CAMBRIDGE SITE

Salary - £21,605.00 - £25,023.00

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

We have an exciting opportunity for a Listed and Qualified Veterinary Nurse to join us from 1st June 2016 or as soon as possible after that date.

The role will be to provide nursing to an excellent standard for the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital, to meet the needs of the service in the Small Animal Wing and Theatre Suites. The role holder will be expected to be flexible and will work in both areas as the need arises.

This role will predominantly be based in the Small Animal Wing.

The role in Small Animal inpatients will include surgical, medical and critical care nursing (training can be given in critical care procedures). Cleaning, hygiene and administration duties linked to inpatient care will form a reasonable percentage of the working day. On call and weekend duties as required on a rota basis.

The role in the Theatre suites will provide pre, intraoperative and post-operative care of surgical patients, medical diagnostics and administration duties linked to each case, various cleaning and hygiene duties and to undertake on call and weekend duties on a rota basis to meet the demands of the business.

This is a varied role where no two days are the same, so we are seeking someone with a passion for nursing, with the ability to communicate with all levels of staff, students and clients. The ability to work within a team and work well under pressure are essential.

If you have any questions about this role please contact Julie Ingham on ji217@cam.ac.uk

Closing date: 5th June 2016

Interviews will be held : 27th June 2016

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

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

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link 'Apply online' This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) before completing the online application form or visit the following website: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/
Further particulars for the role and information about the Department are available here: www.vet.cam.ac.uk The website for The Queens Veterinary School Hospital is available here: http://qvsh.co.uk/

Please quote reference PP08514 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Secretary/Receptionist

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

We are looking to appoint a self-motivated, reliable and well-organised person, to work within our friendly Department. A busy and varied role, you will provide a front-of-house service with efficient handling of enquiries, deliveries, visitor and student needs, document production, equipment and room bookings and support across a range of administrative processes. You will also provide secretarial and administrative support to academic staff, the Departmental Administrator and Assistant to Head of Department

You should have a friendly, pro-active and co-operative personality, common sense and organisational skills, along with excellent communication skills, and excellent spoken and written English. You should be a competent user of IT software packages, to include Word, Excel, complex and varied database systems and data set management.

A willingness and ability to work as part of a small but busy team and actively contribute to the smooth running of the Department is essential.

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

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

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Miss Claire Wilson cew58@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PC08915 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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Junior Clinical Training Scholarship - Equine

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

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

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

Start date 1 August 2016

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.

Applicants 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.

An application form (JCTS1) and information pack can be downloaded from the link below or via the following website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/

Closing date: 8th May 2016

Interview date: 26th May 2016

Please send a completed application form, curriculum vitae, and covering letter by email to vetmed@hermes.cam.ac.uk or to Melissa Large, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 OES,

Please quote reference PP08918 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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PhD Studentship - Inflammatory Diseases

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

Project title: The role of the inflammasome in inflammatory diseases

The inflammasome is a macromolecular protein complex composed of a Nod-like receptor (NLR), an adaptor protein ASC and effector caspases that are responsible for driving the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines and macrophage death in response to infection and damage associated molecules. We showed that NLR-induced inflammasome activation is characterised by formation of an ASC speck within the cell that recruits effector caspases to tailor the inflammatory response (1). Our work has also shown that actin reorganization is a critical process involved in inflammasome activation (2). Dysregulation of inflammasome activity is associated with many common chronic inflammatory diseases for example type II diabetes, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer's disease and gout. Patients with mutations in different NLRs have constitutively active inflammasomes but this differentially affects speck formation (either no speck is formed or many specks are formed). The net result of the NLR mutations is to induce serious auto-inflammatory diseases in these patients. The hypothesis of this project is that the inflammasome will recruit different effector proteins depending upon the functionality of the NLRs and caspases within the cell.

In this project the student will

  1. Determine the constituents of the inflammasome speck in cells from patients carrying NLR mutations (in collaboration with colleagues at NIH, USA and in Dresden, Germany).
  2. Investigate how the actin cytoskeleton impacts on inflammasome activation
  3. Determine whether the molecular mechanisms by which patients suffering from immune disorders due to actin cytoskeleton dysfunction are linked to NLR activation.

Skills to be learnt by the student Cutting edge imaging techniques (including live single cell imaging, super resolution microscopy and single molecule fluorescence techniques), classical biochemical techniques, molecular biology techniques, cell biology studies.

References: 1. Man et al., 2014, Proc Natl Acad Sci 111(20):7403-8. 2. Man et al., 2014, Proc Natl Acad Sci (In press).

Funding: MRC 3 years full funding including fees and stipend available for eligible UK students. Before applying please check your eligibility under MRC residency requirements: http://tinyurl.com/8bjyrm

In order to apply for this PhD, applicants should initially contact the supervisor Professor Clare Bryant (ceb27@cam.ac.uk) directly with a copy of their CV and transcripts if available, copying in the Graduate administrator Fiona Roby (fr288@cam.ac.uk). Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on 9th June and the chosen candidate will then need to submit a formal application to seek admittance by the University of Cambridge (more information on the further application here: http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/how-do-i-apply).

Deadline for initial applications is 20th May 2016.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

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

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral post in calcium signalling to work in the laboratory of Prof. Colin Taylor at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge.

The lab combines diverse approaches to examine the structural basis of intracellular Ca2+ signalling and it enjoys collaborations with labs in other disciplines. The appointee will contribute to work addressing the spatial organisation of IP3-mediated Ca2+ signalling in cells. Further information is available at http://www.phar.cam.ac.uk/research/taylor.

The post-holder will be based in central Cambridge. The key duties and responsibilities will include, but not be limited to: developing research objectives, conducting the research project, preparing research of a specialist or technical nature for presentation and publication, remaining familiar with progress in the field and translating that knowledge into research activity, contributing to the research activities of others in the lab, managing a research project alongside some administrative and support activities, and assisting in the preparation of proposals and applications to external bodies.

Applicants will have, or be close to obtaining, a PhD in cell biology or a related discipline. Experience with advanced optical microscopy (TIRFM, STORM), quantitative image analysis, and molecular methods (molecular biology, CRISPR-Cas9, western blots) is essential. Successful candidates will be expected to have an enthusiasm for combining these and other approaches to explore mechanisms of Ca2+ signalling. The appointee will be careful and methodical, ready to accept responsibility individually and as part of a team, self-motivated, and be able organise, perform and analyse experiments with considerable independence.

The funds for this post are available for 3 years with effect from 1st October 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter (negotiable). The starting salary will be within the range £28,982 - £37,768 pa.

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.

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 basic disclosure (criminal records check) check, a health assessment, a security check and a standard 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.

For the online application you will need to provide your personal details, names and e-mail addresses of two referees familiar with your recent research, CV, publications and a cover letter (including a description of your experience as it relates to the job specifications).

For enquiries about the online application process please contact Miss Dina Pereira (recruitment@phar.cam.ac.uk).

The deadline for receipt of applications is 20 May, 2016. Interviews of short-listed candidates will take place soon after the deadline.

Please quote reference PL08875 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

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

Applications are invited for a 2 year Wellcome Trust funded Research Assistant position to join an international team in the Department of Genetics in central Cambridge. The project is led by Dr Ben Steventon and is aimed towards understanding the role of gene expression heterogeneity in the control of neural/mesodermal cell fate decisions during the elongation of the posterior body axis in zebrafish embryos. For further details on our research, please visit steventonlab.wordpress.com

The post-holder will be involved the generation of zebrafish transgenic lines that will enable the imaging of gene-expression dynamics in vivo. In addition, they will utilize cutting-edge imaging techniques to quantify gene expression levels in situ.

The successful candiate will be a highly motivated and well-organised individual with a first degree in biological or biomedical sciences and experience in molecular biology. Experience in zebrafish genetics would be an advantage.

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

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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.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Ben Steventon bjs57@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PC08859 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Clinical Lecturer

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 12, 2016.

Applications are invited for a Clinical Lecturer in Medical Virology at Department of Pathology. The successful applicant will carry out their research and teaching commitments within the Division of Virology of the Department of Pathology which is located in the Laboratories Block at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

This post offers an excellent opportunity to undertake high quality research within an outstanding academic and clinical environment as well as RCPath recognised training in Medical Virology. Applicants should be medically qualified, have full GMC registration and hold a current licence to practice at time of taking the appointment, MRCP and evidence of achievement of Core Medical Training competences from a UK CMT affiliated Programme or equivalent in line with GMC standards/ Good Medical Practice. There is an existing NTN(A) in Medical Virology for this post. It is expected that you will already hold or have submitted a PhD/DPhil/MD. The appointment will be for four years and, if you do not already hold a PhD/DPhil/MD at the time of application, will be subject to the confirmation of the award before commencement of post.

The Clinical Lecturer will be required to undertake research, clinical work and training and also teaching duties as assigned by the Head of Department. Further details are given in the Further Information document.

The post can be taken from 03 August 2016.

Fixed-term: 4 years.

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

Informal enquiries about this post may be directed via email to Professor Geoffrey L. Smith (gls37@cam.ac.uk) or Dr H Zhang (hongyi.zhang@addenbrookes.nhs.uk)

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

Please quote reference PK08817 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate: Evolutionary Genomics

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 12, 2016.

We invite applications for postdoctoral Research Associate position in the Department of Zoology in Central Cambridge on Downing Street with Professor Chris Jiggins' research group. It is funded for up to two years, in the first instance, by the Newton Trust and a European Research Council grant and should start on 1 June 2016 or thereafter.

Specific goals of this position

The analysis will focus on a data set currently being generated using sequence capture technology to generate high coverage sequence data for a large set of ~250 individual butterflies across many populations of the species H. melpomene, H. cydno, H. timareta, H. heurippa and H. elevatus. The genome regions captured include known wing patterning genes, candidate selective sweep regions and randomly chosen 'background' scaffolds, representing about 10MB of sequence. The analysis will involve testing for selection at wing patterning loci and investigating the evolutionary history of the wing patterns. This will build on our recent work published in PLoS Biology (Wallbank, R. W. R. et al. PLoS Biol 14, e1002353) documenting the history of introgression and recombination at the optix locus. There is scope for the exact focus of the biological analyses to reflect the interests of the candidate.

Required skills and desirable experience for the position

Essential:

PhD in an appropriate subject, completed or completion imminent (e.g. bioinformatics or evolutionary genomics);

Experience with population genomics and inference of selection from genome sequence data;

Ambition and drive, strong work ethic and good interpersonal skills and an exceptional publication record;

Enthusiasm to interact with colleagues;

Ability to analyse large high throughput genome-scale sequencing datasets;

Ability to organise time and work effectively, independently and responsibly in a research team setting;

Knowledge of a programming language, such as PERL or Python.

Desirable:

Experience with analysis of population resequence data;

Previous experience of population genomics analyses;

Duties and responsibilities

Designing and carrying out genomics experiments to investigate the origins of mimicry patterns and species diversity in Heliconius;

Analyse Illumina resequence data to test for patterns of selection and evolutionary history of wing patterning loci;

Analysing and writing up the results.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to two 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 PF08842 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate: Computational analyses of influenza virus evolution

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

We invite applications for postdoctoral Research Associate position to join the Centre for Pathogen Evolution in the Department of Zoology, located in Central Cambridge.

The research focus is to design and develop analytical, computational, and mathematical methods to understand the fundamental processes that govern the evolution of influenza viruses. The aim is to translate this understanding into the prediction of possible future antigenic variants to guide currently funded phase II clinical trials of next generation influenza vaccines. Our research is highly interdisciplinary and involves substantial global collaboration with experimental virologists, immunologists and clinicians to quantify the selection pressures on influenza viruses to better understand their evolutionary dynamics, and to inform control strategies. The project position, which is funded by US government funding agency BARDA is to start 16 May 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience for the Role

PhD in an appropriate area completed or completion imminent

Excellent analytic, design, and scientific skills

Ambition, drive, strong work ethic, and good interpersonal skills

Excellent oral and written communication skills

The ability to organise time and work effectively, independently and responsibly in a research team setting

Enthusiasm to interact with colleagues in a multi-disciplinary and collaborative environment

The ability to engage in continuing professional development and to keep relevant specialist knowledge up to date.

Duties and Responsibilities

The responsibility of this position is to contribute to analysis and scientific understanding of pathogen evolution as a member of Professor Derek Smith's research group within the Department of Zoology.

The post holder will be expected to participate in the dissemination of research through publications and oral presentations both within the department and at conferences.

The post holder may also be expected to advise, train, and co-supervise PhD students and other junior or visiting postdoctoral researchers within the group, and to periodically write reports for funding bodies and other supporting institutions.

Fixed-term: The appointment will be for a period of up to two years starting as soon as possible

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 PF08840 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate: Computational analyses of influenza virus evolution

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

We invite applications for postdoctoral Research Associate position to join the Centre for Pathogen Evolution in the Department of Zoology, located in Central Cambridge.

The research focus is to design and develop analytical, computational, and mathematical methods to understand the fundamental processes that govern the evolution of influenza viruses. The aim is to translate this understanding into the prediction of possible future antigenic variants to guide currently funded phase II clinical trials of next generation influenza vaccines. Our research is highly interdisciplinary and involves substantial global collaboration with experimental virologists, immunologists and clinicians to quantify the selection pressures on influenza viruses to better understand their evolutionary dynamics, and to inform control strategies. The project position, which is funded by US government funding agency NIH is to start 16 May 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience for the Role

PhD in an appropriate area completed or completion imminent

Excellent analytic, design, and scientific skills

Ambition, drive, strong work ethic, and good interpersonal skills

Excellent oral and written communication skills

The ability to organise time and work effectively, independently and responsibly in a research team setting

Enthusiasm to interact with colleagues in a multi-disciplinary and collaborative environment

The ability to engage in continuing professional development and to keep relevant specialist knowledge up to date.

Duties and Responsibilities

The responsibility of this position is to contribute to analysis and scientific understanding of pathogen evolution as a member of Professor Derek Smith's research group within the Department of Zoology.

The post holder will be expected to participate in the dissemination of research through publications and oral presentations both within the department and at conferences.

The post holder may also be expected to advise, train, and co-supervise PhD students and other junior or visiting postdoctoral researchers within the group, and to periodically write reports for funding bodies and other supporting institutions.

Fixed-term: The appointment will be for a period of up to two years starting as soon as possible

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 PF08832 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Principal Technician

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 08, 2016.

Applications are invited for the post of Principal Technician in the Department of Plant Sciences, to take up appointment as soon as possible.

Plant Sciences maintains teaching and research across a wide range of disciplines, with 18 academic staff, 4 research fellows, 5 senior research associates, 60 researchers and 46 support staff. In addition to NST teaching, there are approximately 95 graduate students. The Department occupies two sites, with a building on the Downing Site and the Plant Growth Facility, located at the Botanic Garden.

Principal Technician is a core post, working closely with the Department's senior management team, including the Head of Department and Department Administrator. They are responsible for managing and maintaining Department infrastructure, facilities and services, maintenance, and building safety and security. They lead and co-ordinate building and refurbishment projects. They manage the Facilities and Maintenance team, oversee technical support, and build effective relationships with Estates Management and external contractors.

The successful candidate will have an HNC, or equivalent, in Biological Sciences; knowledge of Health and Safety legislation in a scientific environment; knowledge of controlled environment plant growth rooms; staff management experience, with the ability to lead a team; experience of supervising complex projects. The post requires some out of hours call outs on a rota basis.

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 PD08799 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Head of Development and Publicity[Temporary Cover]

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 08, 2016.

Available until November 2018 due to the secondment of the current role-holder, this is a unique opportunity to work within the Botanic Garden (60%) and the Development and Alumni Relations office (40%).

Three days a week reporting to the Director of the Botanic Garden, the role-holder is responsible for raising funds from non-University sources, and for developing and enhancing the press and public profile of the Garden with the aim of increasing visitor numbers and the profile of the Garden. The role-holder will implement the Garden's annual press and publicity plan and maintain visitor communications within the Garden. The role holder manages gifts into several fundraising income streams, prepares and manages bids to external funders and maintains budgetary and administrative management of successful bids for both restoration projects and for new developments. A member of the Garden's senior management team, the role-holder leads development of the offer and communications for the Friends and Corporate Friends of Cambridge University Botanic Garden.

Two days a week reporting to the Senior Associate Director of Trusts and Foundations at CUDAR as a member of the fundraising team, contributing to the design and execution of the University of Cambridge Museums' major gifts fundraising strategy, of which the Botanic Garden is part. Responsible for implementing a strategy to secure philanthropic support, managing a donor/prospect pool and engaging potential donors effectively, to match funding priorities.

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 any questions relating to the post please contact admin@botanic.cam.ac.uk

Interviews are expected to take place early June

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Senior Clerical Assistant[Temporary Cover] (Maternity Cover)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 08, 2016.

Maternity cover: This post is fixed-term for 12 months or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

This is an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated, reliable and well-organised person to join our friendly and dynamic administrative team to cover a period of maternity leave. This role is primarily responsible for delivering the Institute's PhD Programmes but also provide varied administrative support to the Institute Administrator and Training Director.

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.

Key duties will include:

  • Administration of the Institute's PhD programmes, (applications for funding, recruitment, supporting students through University and Institute procedures, arranging review committees and the weekly discussion course, preparation of Course booklet and induction schedule, organising the Annual PhD Day, updating the website and mailing lists).

  • Provision of administrative support for the organisation of events.

  • Management support to SCI Records Clerk with the Institute's Symplectic publication submissions.

  • Assisting with the preparation of the Institute's annual report, collating student metrics and providing student reports.

  • Minuting and organising the various Institute Committees.

A friendly and customer service focussed approach with a professional can-do attitude is a pre-requisite of this role. You will have a proactive approach to troubleshooting and problem solving. It is vital that you are able to demonstrate a close attention to detail and a high level of accuracy. You will be required to build rapport with colleagues, academics and individuals at every level.

You will need to be able to demonstrate excellent communication and administrative skills; be prepared to work on your own initiative but also be a team player. You will be computer literate.

Educated to at A-level standard, you will have previous administrative experience. Experience of working at the University, particularly assisting with report writing and submission, as well as using its online administrative systems such as CamSIS, iProc and Symplectic would be an advantage.

Secondment applications from internal candidates are welcomed.

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 01 May 2016.

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

Interviews are most likely to take place in the week commencing 09 May 2016.

Please quote reference PS08527 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Support and Grants Facilitator (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 07, 2016.

Research Support and Grants Facilitator - (Part-time 50% FTE. Funding initially for two years)

The Department of Biochemistry is seeking a Research Support and Grants Facilitator to play a key role in supporting grant applicants and developing funding opportunities.

This new role, reporting to the Departmental Administrator, will support the departmental aim to increase and diversify grant income through the development of a strong support base for applicants and pro-active relationships with potential funding bodies. This will be achieved through a thorough understanding of the funding landscape within UK Research Councils, Charities and other bodies, and of European Commission initiatives. In addition to bringing this knowledge to the department the role-holder will play an important part in supporting grant applicants, particularly junior staff, with funder requirements and our internal applicant review processes. The role will involve close interaction with the relevant research committees and the Deputy Head of Department, Research who leads the departmental funding strategy.

The role is looking for an individual who has a strong science background, previous exposure to funder requirements and processes and has the ability to develop relationships with a range of organisations and at all levels. Experience of collaborative and equipment grants would be highly beneficial. This is not a fund-raising role but does require a strong understanding of the funding environment, how it is changing and how the department can most effectively present grant applications in the strongest possible way.

Key requirements for the role include being comfortable developing and maintaining relationships, understanding funder objectives with the ability to present them succinctly and assisting grant applicants. For this you will need to be a self-starter, pro-active, an engaging communicator and have understanding of the wider environment. You will be confident, organised, numerate and show a degree of business acumen. As part of creating a departmental resource you will be able to develop databases whilst ensuring ease of access to grant applicants.

As a part-time role there can be some flexibility on working hours.

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

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

Further information is available from the Departmental Administrator, Nick Smith - nts23@cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PH08807 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate x 4 (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 07, 2016.

We are looking for two Research Assistants and two Research Associates to join the laboratory of Professor Jim Kaufman, located in central Cambridge, which studies the structure, function and evolution of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC). This programme focuses on the regulation and function of class II molecules apparently specialised for expression in (intestinal) epithelial cells, funded by an investigator award from the Wellcome Trust.

The two Research Associate positions would focus on understanding of expression of class II B and DMB genes in cells and tissues at the level of RNA and protein, and on exploring function, including determination of peptides bound and identification of cells and receptors recognising the class II molecules, on the other. A PhD or equivalent in an appropriate field, along with experience in techniques of molecular biology and vertebrate cell culture are essential, and experience in biochemistry, flow cytometry, tissue staining, cellular immunological assays and mucosal immunology would be advantageous.

The two Research Assistant positions would support these and other research efforts, would conduct their own research projects, and would help run the day-to-day operations of the lab.

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

For the Research Associate positions, where a 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.

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

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

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

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

Please quote reference PK08815 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 07, 2016.

A position of Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher is available for three years, from 1 October 2016 until 30 September 2019, to conduct a PhD project in the Insect Biomechanics Group at the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge located in Central Cambridge (http://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/departments/insect-biomechanics).

We seek candidates with an M.S. degree or equivalent in zoology, physics, or engineering, who are excited about the intersection of biology and physics. The position is funded by a grant in the EU Marie Sk¿odowska-Curie Action Programme Horizon 2020. You will be part of the BioSmart International Training Network (http://biosmarttrainee.eu), and there are many opportunities for collaborations with the other members of the programme. The PhD project aims to clarify the mechanisms of animal adhesion under wet conditions. We will compare the performance of natural adhesive systems specialized for wet conditions, with adhesives adapted for dry conditions, using a combination of biological and physical approaches.

*The salary will comprise a living allowance of € 44895.96 and a mobility allowance of €7200.00. An additional allowance of €6000.00 may be payable but is dependent on individual family circumstances

Required skills and desirable experience for the position

Essential:

MSc. degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject (e.g. zoology, physics, engineering) completed or completion imminent

Drive and enthusiasm to do research

Ability to work effectively and independently in a research team setting

Good quantitative and analytical skills, fluency in English

Good interpersonal skills

Desirable:

Research experience in an area at the interface between biology and physics (animal physiology, biomechanics, biophysics, biomimetics)

Experience in some of the following:

surface science methods (e.g. microfabrication, AFM)

programming in Matlab, R or similarlight and electron microscopy

force measurements

locomotion analysis

handling insects

field work

Eligibility:

Applicants must satisfy the eligibility requirements for ESR under the EC Horizon 2020 Innovative Training Network Programme. In particular, eligible applicants should

have less than four years of research experience after the undergraduate/ master's degree (cumulative research experience, not including management/industrial or other work experience).

not hold a PhD degree (PhD candidates under 4 years of registration and before completion may apply).

not have resided or carried out their main activity in the UK for more than 12 months in the three years immediately prior to their recruitment.

In case of identical qualifications, preference will be given to severely disabled candidates. The University of Cambridge values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

Duties will include: Running experiments in the laboratory or field Data collection, analysis and interpretation Preparation of manuscripts for publication Assistance in the maintenance of laboratory equipment Co-supervision of project students working on related topics Collaboration with other groups in the BioSmart Network

We will interview during week beginning 16 May 2016

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Walter Federle (wf222@cam.ac.uk)

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

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

Please quote reference PF08339 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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EEG Research Associate /Assistant (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 06, 2016.

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Associate/Research Assistant to lead a five-year longitudinal project investigating auditory processing abilities and language development in infants. The position is available from 1 September 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter until 31 August 2021.

Applicants should ideally have a PhD in psychology, engineering, neuroscience, linguistics or related disciplines (or be close to completion), and experience of designing, administering and analysing EEG experiments with infants. Expertise in oscillatory paradigms and time-frequency analyses would be an advantage. They require excellent mathematical, programming and technical skills (e.g. Matlab).

Applicants will require the capacity to work independently running EEG studies with infants and analysing data.

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

Further information may be downloaded below. Questions regarding this vacancy may be emailed to Professor Usha Goswami (ucg10@cam.ac.uk)

The successful applicants will be required to undertake a Basic Disclosure check.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 60 months in the first instance.

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

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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Please quote reference PJ08797 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Glasswashing Technician and Cleaner (Fixed Term)

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

We are looking for someone to join our Departmental Facilities and Maintenance team to provide a glasswashing/autoclaving service for laboratories on the Downing Street site. The successful candidate will also provide a daily cleaning and maintenance service at our purpose-built Plant Growth Facility located at the Botanic Garden.

This post is available until 30 September 2019 in the first instance. Some laboratory knowledge and experience would be an advantage, but training can be given.

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

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

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Catherine Butler, Department Administrator (cek31@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PD08788 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 01, 2016.

Applications are invited for a Wellcome Trust-funded Research Associate post in the field of venous thrombosis and cancer chemotherapy. The successful applicant will join Dr Matthew Harper's research group in the Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge.

We are developing new models of vascular injury to better understand and treat thrombosis. A key aim is to develop a new in vitro model of venous thrombosis. It will focus on the interactions between endothelial cells, leukocytes and platelets. The project will use this model to investigate the mechanisms by which anti-cancer chemotherapies promote venous thrombosis. This is essential to develop safer chemotherapies.

Candidates should have a strong background in cardiovascular research and a PhD in a relevant biological subject. Experience in endothelial cell culture would be advantageous. An ideal candidate would also have experience in in vitro models of thrombosis, inflammation or endothelial activation.

Fixed term: The funds for this post are available for 18 months and the starting salary will be £28,982 pa.

The closing date for applications is 6th May.

Interviews are expected to take place around mid May 2016.

Informal enquires to Dr Matthew Harper (mth29@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.

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.

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 .

Please quote reference PL08240 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Infectious Disease Initiative Co-ordinator

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Mar 23, 2016.

University of Cambridge Department of Veterinary Medicine West Cambridge Site

Limit of Tenure: 36 months in the first instance

The role is available from 1 July 2016 or as soon as possible after that date. The role provides high-level support to the Cambridge Infectious Diseases Strategic Research Initiative (CID SRI). It involves a multidisciplinary community of researchers in the University of Cambridge from over 30 departments and research institutes across all schools of the University, as well as from local affiliated institutes, such as the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. The role is pivotal in delivering a programme that will promote CID as a key cross-disciplinary research theme within the University, the region, and internationally; facilitating the work of the Steering Committees; establishing relationships with external bodies (government and research institutes) and individuals; attracting new research collaborators and international partnerships; and co-ordinating fund-raising for substantial new funding for infectious disease research from a wide range of sources (UK and international research funding agencies, charities and foundations, government departments and industry).

Applicants should be educated to first degree level, in a biological science or a related discipline and should have administrative or project management experience, preferably in a science-related role and in a university environment as an advantage. The candidate must value teamwork and collaboration, will have great attention to detail and excellent communication and presentation skills; as well as experience of managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

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

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

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

Further information about the role: click on the 'Further information' button below.

Cambridge Infectious Diseases: http://www.infectiousdisease.cam.ac.uk/

Department of Veterinary Medicine: www.vet.cam.ac.uk

Any enquiries about this role should be directed to Judith Drinkwater, 01223 337632, jad39@cam.ac.uk

Closing date for applications: 2 May 2016

Interviews: 27 May 2016

Please quote reference PP08730 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Group Leader

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

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

The Sainsbury Laboratory is a Research Institute dedicated to plant developmental biology located in central Cambridge, UK. It has excellent resources and core facilities, with state-of-the-art equipment including growth rooms, glasshouses, microscopy and computing facilities. There is a collaborative research ethos where diversity is welcomed, and Group Leaders can take risks in a supportive and collegial environment. We are seeking to appoint one Group Leader who can both contribute to and benefit from this environment. In particular we are looking for a scientist with imaginative research ideas that will contribute to our understanding of plant development, by elucidating the links between genotype and phenotype in any appropriate study system.

Applicants will typically have experience of relevance to the overall scientific focus of the Laboratory, in particular plant development and/or computational modelling of development. Applicants should have exceptional promise for, or a proven record of research achievement in the field, and provide strong evidence of their potential to make significant contributions to basic plant science research.

The position is open to applicants of any nationality and can be awarded across a broad range of seniority. Applicants who currently hold a permanent post in a University or other Research Organisation are welcome to apply. The successful applicant will initially receive support for five years, including salary and benefits. The annual pensionable salary of a Group Leader is dependent on experience and may range from grade 9 (£38,896-£49,230), grade 10 (£52,219-£55,389), grade 11 (£57,047-£66,108) or grade 12 (£68,085-£102,906), supplemented by a 30% Gatsby distinction award. Ample laboratory space, administrative support, and unrestricted research funds in the range of £250,000 per annum will be available. Group Leaders are also eligible to apply for competitive research grant support from other sources. Pending a rigorous peer-review process, appointment is renewable in 5 years installments. There is no overall limit to the number of potential renewals.

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

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

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

Please quote reference PT08605 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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