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Senior Research Laboratory Technician (Part Time, Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 07, 2015.

This part-time (18.25 hours per week) position is part of an established research group led by José Casal and Peter A Lawrence,FRS in the Department of Zoology. The postholder will be caring for stocks of the fruit fly Drosophila. This stock keeping, which is the primary duty of the postholder, is an important task requiring reliability and a meticulous approach but it is not technically demanding. Experience with Drosophila is an advantage but is not essential.

The postholder may also help make fly food. There may be opportunities to do some fly genetics and to be involved in research projects once the fly stocks have been cared for.

There can be flexibility in the working pattern.

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

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

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

Please quote reference PF06536 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Laboratory Manager

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 06, 2015.

We are seeking a Laboratory Manager to work with the Antibiotic Biosynthesis research group headed by Professor Peter Leadlay. The group (currently 15+ researchers) and the associated Next-Generation (NextGen) DNA- and RNA-Sequencing facility (5 technical staff and a research assistant) represents a major axis of research in the Department of Biochemistry.

You will provide a range of essential support services to the research group including the curation and organisation of a significant microbiological collection of antibiotic-producing actinomycete bacteria, and the provision of advice and technical support in their study and use for antibiotic discovery. In addition you will control the ordering of chemicals and other supplies, undertake evaluation of major new equipment including negotiation with suppliers and ensuring compliance with University purchasing procedures, and maintain oversight of budgets for each project. You will be responsible for COSHH-associated chemical regulations and for compliance with biological health and safety regulations. There will also be the opportunity to provide technical assistance to postdoctoral researchers on specific projects including genome sequencing and analysis, and biochemical and genetic studies towards the synthetic biology of antibiotic biosynthesis.

A degree in biological sciences or related subject is desirable. Previous laboratory management experience and safety responsibility 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 enquires can be obtained from Professor Peter Leadlay (pfl10@cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference PH06519 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Lecturer/Curator in Insect Biology (Tenure Track Position)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 06, 2015.

We are seeking to recruit an outstanding insect biologist to join the Department and Museum of Zoology at Cambridge. The successful candidate will combine excellence in research in some area of insect evolutionary biology, ecology or conservation science, with a commitment to teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition he/she will have the ability to engage with the work of the Museum in collections development, outreach and public engagement.

We seek a candidate with the ambition and ability to fund and lead a world-class research group. We shall be looking for an innovative research agenda that is well placed to benefit from the diverse interactions that are possible within our broadly interdisciplinary department, and from interactions with the wider University Community, including the 400 University and NGO staff of the Cambridge Conservation Centre. The appointee will take overall academic responsibility for the insect collections, working with professional collections management staff, who will undertake the routine maintenance of the collections.

The selection criteria for this post are:

Essential

An outstanding research record, documented by publication and by the demonstrated ability to attract research funding.

A broad knowledge of insect biology.

An innovative and focused research agenda in some area of insect evolutionary biology, ecology or conservation science.

The training and expertise to contribute broadly to undergraduate teaching in the area of insect evolutionary biology, ecology and/or conservation science.

Willingness to engage with the process of curation of the insect collections, and with outreach and public engagement activities.

Desirable

A programme of research that will enhance and develop the collections of the Museum.

Demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduates and supervising research students.

Curatorial experience in a major research museum or comparable institution.

Taxonomic expertise relating to the Museum's insect collections.

A track record of commitment to wider responsibilities in a current or previous institution (for example, in research leadership, museum development, and/or public engagement).

The duties and responsibilities of this post will be:

To conduct research in some area of insect-based evolutionary biology, ecology and/or conservation science (50%);

To teach undergraduate and graduate students in insect evolutionary biology, ecology and/or conservation science (25%);

To take curatorial responsibility for the Museum's insect collections, and to engage in outreach and public engagement (25%).

The appointment will be from 1 October 2016 with some possibility for flexibility.

Appointment will be for a probationary period of five years with appointment to the retiring age thereafter, subject to satisfactory performance.

The Department would particularly welcome applications from women as we have an historical imbalance in the number of women holding academic staff positions.

Informal enquiries are welcome and may be addressed to the Director of the Museum, Professor Paul Brakefield, pb499@cam.ac.uk / +44 1223 336659 or to the Head of Department, Professor Michael Akam, on hod@zoo.cam.ac.uk / +44 1223 336601.

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 PF06451 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Post-Doctoral Research Associate: Cell Biology of Planar Polarity

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 06, 2015.

Applications are invited for a post-doc position to work in José Casal and Peter A Lawrence's group to study the cell biology of planar cell polarity. Drosophila is used as a model organism.

This position is suitable for an independent-minded postdoc with knowledge and skills in live imaging, cell biology, and genetics

Required experience / knowledge for the position

Essential:

A PhD in cell biology, genetics or closely related subjects (completed or completion imminent).

Knowledge and interest in the broad field of our research.

Ability to organise time, plan ahead and to work effectively independently.

Good data handling and data analysis skills.

Good communication skills (written and oral).

Ability to work in a team and relate well with others.

An inventive mind willing and able to devise new techniques, improve existing ones and create original projects.

Proven ability to prepare scientific manuscripts of quality.

Prerequisites will include some or all of the following:

An understanding of the recent developments in fly genetic research.

Experience of live imaging,confocal microscopy and tracking multiply tagged proteins.

Experience of laser ablation techniques.

Duties and responsibilities:

Develop research objectives, projects and proposals.

Conduct individual and collaborative research projects.

Write and contribute to publications or disseminate research findings using other appropriate media.

Assess, interpret and evaluate outcomes of research .

Make presentations at conferences or exhibit work in other appropriate events.

Routinely communicate complex and conceptual ideas to those with limited knowledge and understanding as well as to peers.

Supervise postgraduate research students and undergraduates on short stays with us.

Mentor and coach colleagues with less experience and advise on personal development.

Supervise other researchers.

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

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

Please quote reference PF06530 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Equine Ambulatory Veterinarian

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 06, 2015.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an equine ambulatory vet to join the Cambridge Equine Hospital team at the University of Cambridge Veterinary School. Applications are invited for an experienced and ambitious equine vets to work in our ambulatory practice from 17 August 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. You will be a part of a dedicated team, playing a crucial role in the continued expansion of the first opinion practice to provide high-calibre exclusively equine services. Your role will include the practical teaching of clinical veterinary students. The ambulatory practitioners are supported by hospital based specialists and a strong team of support staff.

You must be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, with a minimum of two years' experience in equine practice. An RCVS Certificate or Cert-AVP is desirable, and an orthopaedic bias an advantage.

Informal enquiries: Miss Kate Smith +44 (0)1223) 746571 or: ks629@cam.ac.uk.

Closing date 26th July 2015

Interviews will be held on 10th August 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 and Cambridge Equine Hospital: www.ceh.qvsh.co.uk

Please quote reference PP06522 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 Jul 05, 2015.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Professor Eric Miska. We are looking for an outstanding molecular developmental biologist to develop genome engineering tools for cichlid fishes. We are looking specifically for candidates who have successfully developed protocols for genome engineering using TALEN as well as CRISPR/Cas9 in emerging or non-model organisms. Applicants should have a PhD in Biological Science. Experience wth CRISPR/Cas9 technology is essential. Additionally, previous experience of working with zebrafish would be an advantage.

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

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

Applications should include a CV and a covering letter. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact jobs@gurdon.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PR06497 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. Benefits include generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible working, funds for returning carers and other family-friendly schemes. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Research Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 03, 2015.

We are looking for a technician who would be interested in joining our dynamic multidisciplinary team investigating how adverse conditions during pregnancy may affect the development of the cardiovascular system in prenatal life and programme cardiovascular disease in adulthood.

Practical experience in handling experimental animals and the necessary expertise to assist in the day to day running of the laboratory are essential requirements. Knowledge of preparing histological material and performing immunohistochemistry, as well as molecular biological techniques, is desirable. Further details of the research, can be found at www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/giussani/index.html.

You should have a GCSE in English and Maths, plus A-level or equivalent in a biology-related subject, experience of most of the techniques outlined above, have manual dexterity and good organisation skills. We need someone who communicates well with the rest of the team as well as organising and driving their own work.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 May 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 complete the online form as fully as possible. The closing date for applications is midnight on Wednesday 22 July 2015.

Please quote reference PM06512 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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Postdoctoral Research Associate/Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 03, 2015.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral cognitive neuroscience research position to work in the Memory Laboratory at the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge.

Applicants should have, or be soon to receive, a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or related disciplines, and must have a strong interest, evidenced by first-authored peer-reviewed publications, in studying long-term memory processes in healthy individuals and in those with psychiatric disorders. Previous experience leading functional and structural MRI experiments, involving collecting and analysing data in patients with schizophrenia, is necessary, as are experience with brain stimulation techniques (e.g., TMS, tDCS) and computer programming skills (Matlab or Python). Applicants should have excellent organisational skills, be highly motivated, enjoy working in a vibrant collaborative research environment, and be able to communicate effectively, with evidence of strong scientific writing skills particularly important. The salary range if appointed as a Postdoctoral Research Associate is £28,695 - £37,394 per annum and the salary range if appointed as a Research Assistant is £24,775 - £28,695 per annum with promotion to Postdoctoral Research Associate on attainment of PhD.

The post is full-time and available for 1 year in the first instance.

Informal enquiries about this post may be directed to Dr Jon Simons (jss30@cam.ac.uk)

Interviews are anticipated to take place in July 2015

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

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

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 PJ06495 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: Conservation Evidence Group (Fixed Term)

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

We are looking for a full-time research assistant for five months to review scientific evidence to evaluate the effectiveness of the European Union Habitats Directive and Bird Directive. The aims of the directives were to protect the most threatened species and habitats across the European Union. The project is a collaboration between the Conservation Evidence group at the University of Cambridge and the RSPB. The position is based within the Conservation Science Group in the Department of Zoology

The successful candidate will be a graduate with a good understanding of ecology and conservation science. Skills in reviewing large amounts of information and summarising the key points concisely and clearly are required.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 5 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 PF06488 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.

Classroom Technician [TTOi] (Part Time)

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

We are looking for a Classroom Technician to assist in the running of our busy Part I Teaching Classrooms. The duties will include setting out and preparing teaching materials, running teaching computers, checking audio visual equipment in the lecture theatres, making minor repairs to equipment, photocopying, preparing solutions and answering student enquiries.

Applicants should be educated to GCSE level including passes in Mathematics and Biology, and be IT literate and manually dexterous. Accuracy, flexibility and reliability are required as are good communication skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines and as part of a small team.

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 applications is midnight on Sunday 19 July 2015.

Please quote reference PM06494 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.

Post-doctoral Research Associate in Computational Physiology (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 01, 2015.

A postdoctoral position is available from 1st October 2015 in the group of James Fraser. The lab combines electrophysiological research with computer modelling to understand normal cardiac muscle physiology, cardiac arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death.

You will be working on a BBSRC-funded "Sparking Impact" project. This will involve the further development of a cardiac muscle model in C++ to produce a user interface that will allow its use by untrained users and possible future commercialisation. This project might provide an ideal stepping stone from computer science or physics into biophysical modelling.

The successful candidate should hold a PhD in computer science, physics, biophysics or physiology, and must be familiar with C++. Experience with data visualisation and graphical user interface development would be a considerable advantage. Experience of physiology or biophysics would be helpful but is not essential. An ability to work independently and good communication skills are expected.

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

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

Applicants should upload a CV and a covering letter outlining their suitability for the post.

Informal enquires regarding the position should be made to Dr James Fraser:

Email: jaf21@cam.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)1223 333815 Website: http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/fraser

Please quote reference PM06486 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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Histopathology Technician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 01, 2015.

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

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

Applications are invited from enthusiastic, self-motivated, adaptable histopathology technician, to provide a high quality histopathology research resource, which processes and evaluates human and mouse tissues including embryos for the Institute's research staff, researchers within the University and organisations outside the University.

You will have worked in a histopathology/immunohistochemistry research laboratory in an academic or industry setting and be a medical laboratory scientist with a degree or equivalent in biological or medical science. You must have a proven background with sound practical knowledge and experience in histopathological techniques and immunohistochemistry and experience with in situ hybridisation would be desirable. Experience of tissue microarrays would be an asset.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day organisation of the service; as lead histologist you will allocate work to the junior histology staff, monitoring the quality of the work produced. You should have demonstrable experience of producing sections from frozen and paraffin wax materials. Many research projects involve experimental tumour models that require histological and/or cytological processing, including immuno-histochemistry, in situ hybridisation, enzyme histochemistry and special stains.

You will advise service users on all aspects of histological techniques, develop and improve existing protocols to suit the service users' requirements, and assist with the preliminary interpretation of results. You will be responsible for training users, and technical staff in histological techniques. You will be responsible for ensuring that the Institute complies with the Human Tissue Act requirements.

You should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a professional attitude, be able to work as part of a team and have a pleasant and helpful manner, an eye for detail and able to be patient, both with users and with the work undertaken. You must be able to work independently and efficiently within a team and be able to prioritise the workload. Technical and/or line managerial experience would be desirable.

Be familiar with the standard Microsoft office package and have experience of image handling/output software and experience with database entry portals.

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 Thursday 30 July 2015.

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

Interviews will be held towards the middle of August 2015. If you have not been invited for interview by 10 August 2015, you have not been successful on this occasion.

Please quote reference PS06462 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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Research Assistant (Chalut Lab) (Part Time, Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 01, 2015.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 August 2016 in the first instance.

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

This post will be based at the Stem Cell Institute in the City Centre of Cambridge. Applications are invited for the position of a half-time research assistant in the laboratory of Dr. Kevin Chalut's to study embryonic stem cell biophysics using hydrogel technology. This project is aimed towards potential commercialisation.

The main duties will encompass a wide range of techniques and will include: preparation of novel cell culture substrates using a custom-made design; embryonic stem cell culture work; and preparation of new cell lines. Molecular biology techniques such as Western blotting, cloning and qPCR will also be used. Practical experience working with mammalian cell culture and qPCR is essential. Experience with chemistry and/or bioengineering would be advantageous. Duties could also include laboratory management tasks.

The ideal candidate should have considerable laboratory experience, and be interested in research at the interface of Physics and Stem Cell Biology. Good communication, organisational skills are essential, as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a team. The post will require a flexible approach to working hours.

You should ideally have been awarded a MSc degree or equivalent and have at least one year of basic laboratory experience, but exceptional candidates with a BSc degree may be considered.

The position will be under the direct supervision of Dr. Chibeza Agley.

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 Thursday 16 July 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 at the end of July or the beginning of August 2015. If you have not been invited for interview by 24 July 2015, you have not been successful on this occasion.

Please quote reference PS06457 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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Research Associate in Protein Engineering: Directed Evolution and Mechanistic Analysis of Therapeutic Proteases (Fixed Term)

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

A postdoctoral position is available for 12 months (with a possibility of extension) from 1st August 2015 (or later) to work in the group of Dr Florian Hollfelder in the University of Cambridge, Department of Biochemistry, Tennis Court Road, Central Cambridge on identification and protein engineering of protease enzymes as potential therapeutics. The project will explore the substrate promiscuity of existing proteases as a prelude to adapting them for new targets by directed evolution. To this end directed evolution of proteases will be carried out using ultra-high-throughput screening in microfluidic droplets. Kinetic and biophysical analysis will be used to analyse the mechanisms of substrate recognition and catalysis of the new biocatalysts. Ultimately we hope to develop them into therapeutic molecules.

This project is a collaboration with Drs. Nat Gordon, Lutz Jermutus and others at MedImmune, the biologics arm of AstraZeneca based in Cambridge.

Candidates should have skills in molecular and chemical biology, protein engineering and kinetic analysis of enzymes.

Candidates should have a PhD or the equivalent or has recently submitted for a PhD in a relevant science.

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

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

Informal inquiries can be made to Florian Hollfelder - fh111@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH05105 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 Jun 30, 2015.

The Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute seeks a postdoctoral Research Associate to work in the laboratory of Professor Andrea Brand on Drosophila developmental neurobiology. The person appointed will have a degree in Biochemistry and a PhD in Neurobiology. S/he will have demonstrable experience in the field of neurobiology and metabolism, ideally on inter-organ communication and insulin signalling in the CNS in response to nutritional status, and experience in Drosophila brain dissection, immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy and image processing.

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

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

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

Applications should include a CV and a covering letter . If you have any queries about the vacancy, please email Christine Turner at c.turner@gurdon.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PR06472 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. Benefits include generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible working, funds for returning carers and other family-friendly schemes.

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

Research Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

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

We have an opportunity for the employment of aResearch Laboratory Technician in Professor David Glover's research group.

The role of the technician is to provide support and assistance within Professor Glover's Research Group. This support may be summarised under these areas:

i) To maintain Drosophila stocks used for research purposes. This involves identification of phenotypic markers, regular transfer of stocks and checking of the genotypes and the maintenance of a collection of mutant lines.

ii) Molecular cloning of genes essential for meiotic progression. This will be working under the supervision of a Research Associate and will involve sequencing of such clones, expression of recombinant DNAs in E-coli to produce protein and immunofluorescence microscopy using antibodies to specific gene products.

iii) To assist with various research projects, i.e. setting up specific crosses and scoring offspring, maintaining comprehensive records.

Details of Professor Glover's Cell Cycle Genetics Research Program may be found on our webpages : http://dmgweb.gen.cam.ac.uk/

We would welcome applications from gap-year students for this position, which has successfully been filled in the past by science students between A-levels and University, but please be aware that the salary paid would be lower than that advertised to to lack of experience.

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

Informal enquiries should be addressed to John Crang, email ajc1001@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PC06466 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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Chief Building Services Technician (Part Time, Fixed Term)

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

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

The Cambridge 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 of a deep understanding of stem cell biology for the prevention and treatment of human disease.

We are seeking a dynamic and self-motivated individual with the skills and experience to assist the Senior Chief Building Services Technician in all routine plant and services with particular remit to ensure continued operation of facilities serving the BioFacility at our main building located in the Centre of Cambridge. The building hosts approximately 200 researchers from a variety of Institutes and Departments.

As well as daily planned maintenance, checking the functioning of the plant and interrogating the building management control systems, there will be a considerable degree of fault finding and troubleshooting. You will assist in a planned and breakdown (24hr) maintenance service for all mechanical and electrical services within the building pertaining to the running of the Institute's BioFacility.

You should be able to work both independently and as part of team and have good communication skills for interacting with contract staff. Familiarity with health and safety issues is also required. You should have recognised industry qualifications along with extensive experience in the successful maintenance of sophisticated plant and related services. A suitable steam qualification is desirable.

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

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

The closing date for all applications is Sunday 26 July 2015.

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

Interviews will be held on Monday 3 August 2015. If you have not been invited for interview by 30 July 2015, you have not been successful on this occasion.

Please quote reference PS06463 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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

Research Associate (Chalut & Franklin Lab) (Fixed Term)

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

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

The Wellcome Trust-Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute (SCI) comprises 200 researchers spanning fundamental science through to clinical applications (http://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/). Our goal is to advance disease modelling, drug discovery and regenerative medicine through understanding the mechanisms that control stem cell fate.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated person to join the SCI to be co-supervised by Dr. Kevin Chalut and Prof. Robin Franklin. This project, which is also a collaboration with Dr. Ulrich Keyser in the Department of Physics, will investigate the role of the mechanical and material properties of the cell nucleus in regulating cell fate decisions. This BBSRC-funded project, continues our recently published work (Pagliara, et al., Nature Materials, 2014), which outlined the role of force-induced changes in nuclear shape and volume during stem cell differentiation.

We are seeking motivated researcher with a proven track record of successful research. The candidate must have a PhD in Physics or Biology or at the interface. It is essential that the candidate is driven to use principles of physics to better biological questions. The successful applicant should have experience in molecular biology techniques, cell culture and advanced microscopy. It would be beneficial for the candidate to have experience in biophysical techniques such as microfabrication and/or atomic force microscopy. In this collaborative project the candidate will need to show their ability to work within a highly interdisciplinary team.

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 Thursday 16 July 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 towards the end of July or beginning of August 2015. If you have not been invited for interview by 24 July 2015, you have not been successful on this occasion.

Please quote reference PS05553 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 29, 2015.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biological Image Analysis to work with Professor Daniel St Johnston and Dr George Sirinakis on the development of algorithms for the analysis of super-resolution data in the Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge. The project is a collaboration between groups in Cambridge (St Johnston, Sean Munro), Yale (Joerg Bewersdorf, Jim Rothman, Derek Toomre) and Oxford (Martin Booth) to develop new adaptive optical STED and PALM super-resolution systems for live cell imaging and is funded by a Wellcome Trust Strategic Award. Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent and a background in biophysics, physics, or engineering with strong expertise in programming and biological image analysis algorithm development. Experience in biomedical microscopy or adaptive optics would be an advantage but is not essential.

The successful applicant will be expected to work in close collaboration with biologists on state-of-the-art super-resolution instrumentation at the Gurdon Institute. Besides the use and integration of existing image analysis methods, the successful applicant will also be involved in the development of novel algorithms for the analysis of super-resolution datasets.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 30 April 2018 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.

Applications should include a CV, brief outline of your research interests and a covering letter . If you have any queries about the vacancy, please email jobs@gurdon.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PR06442 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 Jun 25, 2015.

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

The post holder will be involved in research, have a key role in the lab organisation and management, provide continuity in technical expertise and resources and also be instrumental in the training of new or junior researchers. The role will also involve analysis of microscopy data using in-house Matlab code.

Candidates must have a bachelor degree (or equivalent) in molecular cell biology or a related discipline. An understanding of microbial genetics is required, alongside extensive laboratory experience of standard microbial genetic techniques, including cloning. Knowledge of microscopy, Matlab, and experience with Cyanobacteria and/or Bacillus subtilis is desirable.

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

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

The post is available immediately.

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 ensure that you upload a copy of your full CV and a supporting statement.

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

Please quote reference PT06437 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Data Technician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 23, 2015.

Cambridge Centre for Proteomics (CCP) in the University of Cambridge is currently looking to recruit a Research Data Technician within its core facility unit. The core facility offers proteomics services to users from the University of Cambridge and other worldwide academic and industrial groups.

The successful candidate will be required to analyse high-throughput proteomics datasets using standard proteomic packages and apply common statistical methods to the datasets. Some degree of programming literacy would be advantageous, preferably R. The role-holder will be an integral member of CCP and will need to interact closely with other members of CCP and internal and external users of the service to provide interpretation of results from complex datasets. Previous proteomics experience isn't essential although it will necessary for candidates to demonstrate evidence that they have previously analysed large datasets. In addition, familiarity with pipeline development would be desirable.

The successful candidate will ideally have a first degree in bioinformatics or biological sciences with demonstrable experience in data analysis.

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

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

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

Informal inquiries can be made to Mike Deery - md289@cam.c.uk

Please quote reference PH05266 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 19, 2015.

A full-time Research Assistant position is available in the lab of Dr Rick Livesey at the University of Cambridge, Gurdon Institute. The lab uses human induced pluripotent stem cells to study human brain development and disease, with a major focus on Alzheimer's disease.

We are now seeking to hire a research assistant to join our dynamic team in the production and maintenance of human stem cell lines. Core duties will involve reprogramming primary cells to generate pluripotent stem cells, managing stocks and samples, and being responsible for ongoing quality control procedures.

Preferred skills and experience:

  • Degree or equivalent in life or physical sciences
  • Previous research laboratory experience
  • High attention to detail and good record keeping is essential
  • Good communication and organisational skills
  • Familiarity with human stem cell culture would be an advantage
  • Ability to work unsupervised and as part of a team
  • Previous experience in molecular biology techniques; cloning, PCR, RNA analysis
  • Reliability and enthusiasm.
  • Some flexibility in working hours will be required to keep cells over weekends.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 30 April 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.

Applications should include a CV, brief statement outlining key areas of expertise and reasons why you would like to join the group. If you have any queries about the vacancy, please email j.fisher@gurdon.cam.ac.uk. Interviews will be held late July or early August

Please quote reference PR06406 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Benefits include generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible working, funds for returning carers and other family-friendly schemes.

Research Assistant

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

The focus of Professor Nick Brown's research group is on discovering how cell adhesion receptors function together with the cytoskeleton to mediate morphogenetic events, using Drosophila as a model organism. Applications are invited for a research assistant position, to assist us in our studies of how the many intracellular proteins that work with integrins contribute to their diverse developmental functions. The project will employ a combination of molecular cloning, Drosophila genetics, imaging, and data analysis. Knowledge of the following skills and fields will be considered when selecting the successful applicant: Drosophila genetics, Drosophila embryology, confocal microscopy, live imaging, integrin adhesion and signalling, cytoskeleton, protein-protein interactions, molecular biology. Applicants will need a University degree in a relevant subject and some lab experience.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available for 9 months in the first instance.

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

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

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Nick Brown at nb117@cam.ac.uk. Applications should include a CV, a covering letter, and an example of particularly informative or attractive data that you have collected.

Please quote reference PR06379 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Bioinformatics Training Administrator (Part Time, Fixed Term)

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

We are looking to appoint an administrator to support to the Bioinformatics Training Facility within the School of Biological Sciences. The post holder will manage postgraduate course registrations through the University Training Booking System and handle all communications with course registrants, and provide administrative support to the undergraduate teaching in the Facility. Other duties will include production of reports on Facility activities and looking after the logistical aspects of small scale events or meetings.

The successful applicant should be competent in standard IT software packages including Word and Excel. You should have the ability to prioritise your own workload, work flexibly and be supportive of team colleagues, exercising tact and diplomacy at all times.

Experience of maintaining office systems and following office procedures is essential and experience of managing course bookings would be advantageous.

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

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

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

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Gabriella Rustici, email gr231@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PC06392 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Secretary (Part Time Maternity Cover)

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

We are looking for a self-motivated, reliable and well-organised person to provide secretarial and administrative support to the Departmental Administrator, Graduate Student Co-ordinator and other senior staff in our busy and friendly Department whilst the current post holder takes maternity leave. In addition you will be required to participate in the day-to-day running of the Reception office. The position is for three days per week (Monday - Wednesday) and is shared with an employee who works Thursday and Friday.

Ideally you will be educated to at least GCSE level, with qualifications in Maths and English. Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel and experience of the University's UFS, CHRIS and CamSIS systems would be an advantage but are not essential. You should have previous secretarial and administrative experience, sound written and oral communication skills and the ability to work well under pressure. You will be an effective organiser and able to communicate with people at all levels. In addition, you must be reliable, tactful and discreet.

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

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

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

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Claire Wilson, email c.wilson@gen.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PC06371 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate in Developmental Cell Biology (Fixed Term)

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

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position in Nick Brown's lab to work on a collaborative project focused on the role of adhesion and growth factor receptor crosstalk in epithelial cells. The project aims to discover how integrin adhesion is coordinated with growth factor signalling, with the goal of illuminating how impairment of this crosstalk contributes to skin blistering diseases in humans. This is a joint project with Maddy Parsons' imaging and adhesion group and John McGrath's clinical genetic group, both at King's College London. The post holder will use Drosophila molecular genetics and advanced imaging techniques (e.g. FLIM) to explore the function of adhesion-related proteins and the targets of combined integrin and growth factor signalling pathways, within the intact developing animal. This research will be coordinated with that performed by a Research Associate in Maddy Parsons' lab, who will be performing complementary experiments in human keratinocytes.

You should have a PhD, or be close to finishing a PhD in a relevant subject. Experience in the following areas will be considered when selecting the successful applicant: Drosophila genetics, molecular biology, cell adhesion and cytoskeleton, microscopy and image analysis. The post is available from 1 October 2015, and the closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 19 July 2015

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

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

Applicants should upload a CV, provide contact details of three referees and a covering letter describing how their research interests will be beneficial for this project. Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Nick Brown (nb117@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PM06365 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Post-doctoral Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 16, 2015.

Applications are invited for a post-doc position to work in Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz's group studying the mechanisms involved in the self-organising capacity of stem cells during implantation and early post-implantation development using the mouse embryo as a model and also evaluating the implications for human development.

This position is suitable for a highly motivated individual with skills in one or more of the areas of cell biology, developmental biology, high-resolution time-lapse imaging and molecular biology.

Candidates should have a PhD in cell or developmental biology and be self-motivated, innovative, creative and highly organised.

The post is available from January 2016.

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

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

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV 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.

In addition to applying online, could all applicants please email their CV directly to Professor Zernicka-Goetz expressing their interest in the post at: mz205@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PM06358 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Service Technician

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

Applications are invited for a service technician to work in our biomedical facility in central Cambridge. We are a modern, busy research institute seeking someone who after initial training will be able to operate simple machinery, including dismantling and reassembling equipment for washing and sterilising animal cages. The applicant will also be involved in the collection and delivery of goods, maintaining stocks and assisting biomedical technicians with the general maintenance of the facility and disposal of waste. Previous experience of working in an animal facility or research environment would be desirable but is not essential as full training will be provided.

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 have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact the NACWO at jobs@gurdon.cam.ac.uk. Please quote reference PR06339 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Please quote reference PR06339 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Benefits include generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible working, funds for returning carers and other family-friendly schemes.

University Lecturer

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

Applications are invited for the post of University Lecturer in the Department of Psychology to take up appointment from 1 October 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates in one of the following areas of psychology may be preferred: comparative cognition, animal behaviour, decision-making, learning and memory; and behavioural genetics. They should be qualified to PhD level and have be able to provide evidence of significant research achievements, together with a strong record of successfully developing and delivering undergraduate teaching at university level.

Standard duties for a University Lecturer include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration. The posts are based in central Cambridge.

Information about the Department and the research interests of members of staff can be found at www.psychol.cam.ac.uk. There are excellent clinical links, including via the Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact the Head of Department, Professor Trevor Robbins; twr2@cam.ac.uk.

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

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Please quote reference PJ06196 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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