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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 15, 2018.

DNA repair is crucial in all living cells for the maintenance of genome stability. The majority of spontaneous DNA lesions arise from the intrinsic chemical instability of DNA and include thousands of DNA single-strand breaks (SSBs) that occur on a daily basis. If left unrepaired, SSBs can terminate gene transcription, leading to mutations, cell death and disease. We are interested in unraveling novel pathways involved in the signaling of SSBs and studying the links between deficiencies in SSB repair and progressive neurodegenerative diseases (Khoronenkova & Dianov, PNAS, 2015; Khoronenkova et al., Mol Cell, 2012).

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Research Associate. The post-holder will join a vibrant research group in a world-leading and well-resourced department. This interdisciplinary project will cross boundaries between stem cell biology, biochemistry and neurodegenerative disease models.

The successful candidate should have (or be close to completion) a PhD in Molecular/Cell Biology, Biochemistry or a related field. Previous experience in the fields of stem cell biology and/or DNA repair would be an advantage. You should have a proven record of success in research and evidence of critical thinking.

The position will be for 30 months in the first instance.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Svetlana Khoronenkova at sk870@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.

Please quote reference PH14432 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 Jan 15, 2018.

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant to join the research team of Dr Margherita Turco at the Centre for Trophoblast Research (CTR). The CTR is a centre of excellence to promote scientific study of the placenta and maternal-fetal interactions during pregnancy. The ultimate aim is to alleviate suffering resulting from placentally-related complications of pregnancy, such as miscarriage, growth restriction and stillbirth that remain a major cause of maternal and infant morbidity and mortality worldwide. The Centre brings together over 25 Principal Investigators across several departments, with a wide range of expertise from stem cell biology, through genetics and epigenetics, immunology, physiology, biochemistry and metabolism, bioengineering, to clinical studies and epidemiology. This post will be based at the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience.

The research aim of our group is to investigate the stem cell biology of the maternal-fetal interface by addressing these two main questions: how does the endometrium prepare for pregnancy and, once the embryo implants, how is the placenta formed? We have recently developed 3D cultures (organoids) of the human endometrium and placenta, which show remarkable phenotypical and functional similarities to their tissue of origin. We will be using these models to understand the signals that drive the proliferation and differentiation of the two sides of the maternal-fetal interface and how they communicate to each other to establish a successful pregnancy.

We are seeking a Research Assistant to be a valued member of the team by contributing to laboratory work and supporting lab management. The candidate will have experience in basic cellular and molecular biology techniques as their role will be to assist the research team in a variety of approaches such as primary cell isolation and culture from patient samples, flow cytometry and DNA/RNA isolation. Experience in Crispr/Cas9 gene editing would be an advantage. Additional training will be provided where necessary. The candidate should enjoy working in a team and have excellent communication and organizational skills.

The candidate must hold a degree (or equivalent) in a relevant related subject.

The candidate will be joining a collaborative research environment. Our group works closely with Prof Graham Burton (Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience), Prof Ashley Moffett (Department of Pathology) and Dr Myriam Hemberger (Babraham Institute) of the CTR.

For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Dr Margherita Turco (myt25@cam.ac.uk)

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

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

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

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference PM14546 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 Jan 15, 2018.

A position for a Research Assistant (RA) is available at the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge to work on a project investigating socio-cognitive abilities of individuals with autism (ASD), those with mirror-touch synaesthesia (individuals who experience touch when observing another person being touched), and typical adults. The post is funded by an ESRC grant awarded to Dr Idalmis Santiesteban. The successful candidate will work closely with the PI to ensure the goals of the project are met. He/she will be primarily responsible for the designing, programming and running of experiments, ensuring that they meet ethical guidelines, recruiting and testing participants as well as data analysis and reporting.

The applicant will have a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Psychology or a related scientific discipline. S/he will be used to working independently and have excellent organisation skills. Previous experience in conducting research and collecting data, excellent computer skills (including use of SPSS) and communication skills are essential. Experience of working with individuals with autism and / or using transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), or fMRI are desirable. Programming experience (Matlab, Python, EPrime) are also desirable.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2019 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 are welcomed, and should be directed to Dr Idalmis Santiesteban(is405@cam.ac.uk).

Please note the closing time for applications is 31 January 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ14548 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Museum of Zoology Receptionist (part-time)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 14, 2018.

Following closure for a £4.1 million renovation, the Museum of Zoology will partially reopen in late March 2018, promoting the understanding and appreciation of the richness and diversity of animal life in the past, present and future of our planet.

A part-time receptionist is required to deliver excellent front-of-house services for visitors with very diverse needs. We need an energetic, enthusiastic and professional person with the skills to provide an efficient and friendly first point of contact for all visitors and enquirers. You will be able to deal with a very busy working environment as we expect our visitor numbers to exceed 100,000 per year. You will work with a team of volunteers and with staff from Fitzwilliam Museum Enterprises, assisting with shop sales and providing cover as required.

Working hours are: 9am - 5.30pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, 11:30am - 5pm on Sunday

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 PF14459 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Cryo-EM Facility Technician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 12, 2018.

The Department of Biochemistry houses a newly established state-of-the-art Cryo Electron Microscopy (Cryo-EM) facility that offers equipment and expertise to the research groups within the Department, particularly Structural Biology, external academics, commercial users and other Departments in the University. The facility currently has Talos Arctica 200 kV and Titan Krios 300 kV electron microscopes and associated equipment for sample preparation and Cryo-EM data processing. Structural Biology in the Department comprises ~18 research groups, all of which rely on the facilities and expertise provided.

Applications are invited for the post of Cryo-EM Facility Technician to join the Cryo-EM Facility team. The post-holder will assist the Cryo-EM Facility Manager and staff in running of the facility by supporting the users to run their experiments on the Cryo-EM instruments, by helping to maintain the equipment in good working order, and by upholding efficient and functional infrastructure of the facility.

The post-holder will ideally have some prior experience of working within a facility environment in supporting users with a wide range of experience levels. In addition, strong inter-personal skills and a willingness to help facility users with their problems in a proactive and responsive manner are required.

Minimum qualifications for the role are a BTEC HNC/D or equivalent in physics or a biological science. The successful candidate will have appropriate laboratory experience in the areas described above. Experience of working with Cryo-Electron Microscopes is desirable but not essential, training will be provided.

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

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

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

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Dima Chirgadze at dyc21@cam.ac.uk. Any enquiries relating to the application process please contact the HR team - personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PH14535 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Cryo-EM Post-doctoral Specialist (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 12, 2018.

The Department of Biochemistry houses a newly established state-of-the-art Cryo Electron Microscopy (Cryo-EM) facility that offers equipment and expertise to the research groups within the Department, particularly Structural Biology, external academics, commercial users, and other Departments in the University. The facility currently has Talos Arctica 200 kV and Titan Krios 300 kV electron microscopes and associated equipment for sample preparation and Cryo-EM data processing. Structural Biology in the Department comprises ~18 research groups, all of which rely on the facilities and expertise provided.

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated and enthusiastic staff member. The role-holder will assist the Cryo-EM Facility Manager in the running of the facility by supporting the users to run experiments on the Cryo-EM instruments and on sample preparation equipment, maintaining the equipment, and by upholding efficient and functional infrastructure of the facility.

The successful candidate should have (or be close to completing) a PhD in Structural Biology, Electron Microscopy or a related field. The post-holder will ideally have a knowledge of the Linux-based operating systems and relevant software for single particle Cryo-EM data analysis. Previous experience and practical knowledge in the operation of Cryo Electron Microscopes for single particle analysis and/or tomography would be an advantage but training will be provided if necessary.

In addition to having excellent technical competence, the successful candidate will be highly motivated and adaptable and will be expected to interact positively and effectively with a wide variety of facility users, i.e. postdoctoral and postgraduates researchers, academics, industrial visitors and undergraduates.

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

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

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Dima Chirgadze at dyc21@cam.ac.uk. Any enquiries relating to the application process please contact the HR team - personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PH14529 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Post-doctoral Research Assistant/Associate(s) in early mammalian/human development and the germline program

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 12, 2018.

We are seeking post-doctoral Research Assistant/Associates to join Professor Azim Surani's group to work on early mammalian model organisms as well as human development, the mechanism of primordial germ cell specification and programming. These posts are suitable for candidates with an interest or expertise in stem cells and skills in the areas of embryology, molecular biology, epigenetics, non-coding RNAs, genome-scale and single cell analysis.

A primary focus is on cell fate determination in mouse and human pre-and post-implantation embryonic development, including the role of signalling molecules, transcription factors, and chromatin modifiers. Applicants with an interest in the epigenetic resetting in the germline, including the dynamics of epigenetic modifications in the germline, and in equivalent model systems, are also invited to apply. An interest or prior experience of working on human development is desirable but not essential. The research is also open to exploration of in vitro models and 'organoids' representing early embryonic or germline development using human and mouse pluripotent stem cells and fetal tissues.

Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent experience and conceptual insights in relevant subjects; applicants who are close to being awarded their PhD will also be considered. Practical laboratory experience is required. Applications should include a full CV, a brief statement outlining key areas of technical knowledge; reasons why you would like to join the group and a brief project outline.

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.

Please submit your enquiries to Mrs Lynn Froggett (email l.froggett@gurdon.cam.ac.uk). Please quote reference PR14530 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

The Gurdon Institute is committed to equality and diversity in the workplace, for more information go to https://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/about/athenaswan.

Museum Manager: University Museum of Zoology

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 12, 2018.

The Museum of Zoology is one of the nation's leading natural history collections. Following a £4.1 million renovation, the Museum will fully reopen in late June 2018. As Museum Manager, you will help realise the Museum's vision to promote the understanding and appreciation of the richness and diversity of animal life in the past, present and future of our planet.

You will ensure that the Museum enriches the University's research, teaching and social responsibility agendas, and develop its collections to make them accessible for more diverse communities than ever before. You will have the creativity, people management skills and fundraising expertise necessary to develop the Museum's profile and ensure it continues to play a leading role in conservation and public engagement.

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 PF14525 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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PhD Studentship (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 11, 2018.

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship position co-funded by the Department of Pathology and Diamond Light Source to commence from October 2018. The studentship will be funded for three years in the first instance, with the possibility of additional funding in the fourth year.

The successful candidate will join a collaboration between the laboratories of Dr Stephen Graham and Dr Colin Crump at the University of Cambridge, and Dr Maria Harkiolaki at Diamond Light Source, to investigate how herpesviruses remodel membranes during infection. This project brings together two world-leading research institutes to combine cutting-edge super-resolution fluorescence microscopy, cryo X-ray tomography (cryoXT), biochemistry and cell biology approaches to probe the molecular details of how herpesviruses remodel membranes during infection.

Candidates should have a first or upper second class degree in biochemistry, cell biology or biological/medical science and should possess excellent written and oral communication skills. The post-holder should be highly motivated and able to work as part of a team. Funding will cover the student's University Fees and stipend of £16,772.00 in year 1, with the student stipend increasing by approximately 1.5% each year, and will include allowances for travel to/from Diamond Light Source and conference attendance. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in both Cambridge and at Diamond during their studentship, with the expectation that the student will have spent 50% of their time at each site by the end of their studies. The studentship is only available to UK nationals and EU students who meet the UK residency requirements*. The Department requires that by the time of interview all potential students must have fulfilled the language requirements for admission (for more details see: http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/blpapdpth/requirements).

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

Applications from ineligible candidates will not be considered.

Full details of the project and how to apply are available at the following link: https://www.path.cam.ac.uk/graduate/cambridge-diamond-studentship

Closing date for applications is 25th February 2018. Informal enquires regarding this studentship may be made to Dr Stephen Graham: scg34@cam.ac.uk . General queries should be directed to graduate.studies@path.cam.ac.uk or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK14513 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Research Laboratory Technician (Part Time, Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 11, 2018.

The Department of Plant Sciences is seeking to appoint a technician to carry out experimental work within Professor Alison Smith's research group, supporting several projects in algal synthetic biology and biotechnology. The successful candidate will be involved with generation, maintenance and characterisation of transgenic micro-algae lines.

Day to day tasks include growth and maintenance of algae cultures, conducting algae transformations, phenotyping of algae lines, recording data and providing results. These tasks will employ aseptic techniques to culture cells, extract DNA/RNA, and perform PCRs and confocal microscopy. The role will require ability to set up experiments under minimal supervision with due care and attention. The successful candidate will be responsible for following and ensuring strict safety procedures and safety checks.

The ideal candidate will have a HNC-Level or equivalent qualification in a biological subject with experience in academic or commercial molecular biology, tissue culture, genetics and microbiology laboratories. Experience in confocal microscopy would be advantageous. It is important that the applicant has communication and interpersonal skills at a level that allows clear understanding between all group members and the role- holder.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 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.

Please note if you have not received any news from us 1 month after the closing date you should consider that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please quote reference PD14307 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Junior Clinical Veterinarian in Diagnostic Imaging (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 11, 2018.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE West Cambridge Site

Limit of Tenure 12 months

The Department of Veterinary Medicine seeks to recruit a Junior Clinical Veterinarian in Diagnostic Imaging (Service Intern) from 1 March 2018 or as soon as possible after that date, in order to enhance provision of the Diagnostic service and undergraduate teaching. The post will to help facilitate the smooth running of the Imaging Department by undertaking image acquisition in all modalities. This is an opportunity to develop your clinical skills in a well-equipped and strong academic environment. The successful candidate will be required to participate in the practical instruction of veterinary students and the out-of-hours rota, and to support the training programme for Clinical Training Scholars in Diagnostic Imaging.

Candidates must be members of the RCVS or hold a degree qualifying them for membership, and have at least 12 months' experience in companion animal practice.

For informal enquiries about the position, please contact Julie Ingham on ji217@cam.ac.uk

Closing date for applications: 11 February 2018

Interview date: 28 February 2018

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 information about the role: click on link below

Please quote reference PP14517 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 Jan 11, 2018.

We are looking for a Research Assistant to support the research of Professor Jenny Morton. The research group is focused on understanding the mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration, particularly in Huntington's disease (HD), and on developing strategies to delay or prevent the death of neurons in injured or degenerating brain. The group takes a multidisciplinary approach to developing a treatment for HD. The role holder will be part of a research team investigating phenotype development in a range of transgenic mouse models of HD.

The project will involve testing of cognitive, social/emotional and motor behaviours in transgenic mice. There may also be an opportunity to conduct histological analysis of brain tissue from transgenic mice.

You should have a BSc degree level qualification (or equivalent) in biology or psychology, experience in animal handling and behavioural testing with careful observation skills. We are looking for a good team player with good communication skills and the ability to manage their own workload. You should be familiar with Microsoft Office and Statistica or similar statistical software.

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 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 CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the post.

Please quote reference PM14519 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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BBSRC DTP Targeted Studentships x 2 (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 10, 2018.

This year the BBSRC DTP Programme and Department of Pathology are offering two targeted studentships. The projects are based within the Department of Pathology, but a 10-week rotation will take place in another lab and the successful applicants will also be required to attend all DTP Programme training courses, events and a three month internship (PIPS). The successful applicants must complete the Programme in 48 months.

All applications should be made online via the University's Applicant Portal using the Department of Pathology course code (BLPA22). In the Studentship section of your application please enter the projects that you are applying for in order of preference.

The list of available projects is shown below. Applicants should hold or be about to achieve a First or Upper-Second (2.i) class degree in a relevant subject. Additionally, the Department requires that by the time of interview all potential students must have fulfilled the Language Requirements for admission.

Supervisors and Projects available for October 2018 are:

Dr Paolo D'Avino - Identification of Citron kinase substrates by using chemical genetics and quantitative phospho-proteomics

Dr Heike Laman - Post-translational control of mitochondria by the ubiquitin ligase Fbxo7

Funding will cover the student's stipend at the current Research Council rate and University Fees for 48 months, subject to eligibility*

*The studentships are available to UK nationals and EU students who meet the UK residency requirements. Further information about eligibility for Research Council UK funding can be found on the BBSRC DTP website.

Applications from ineligible candidates will not be considered

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

The closing date for applications is 11 February 2018. Interviews will be arranged after this deadline. Full details of the projects and how to apply are available from the following link: https://www.path.cam.ac.uk/graduate/bbsrcdtp-targeted-studentships-1

For any enquiries please contact teach@path.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PK13759 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Histopathology Technician (Part Time)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 10, 2018.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE WEST CAMBRIDGE SITE

We have an exciting part time opportunity for a Senior Histology Technician to assist in the running of the Histology Laboratory that serves the needs of diagnosis and the research groups of the Department, the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital, Cambridge Equine Hospital, Cambridge Farm Animal Services, and external sources. This role is for 14 hours a week, working Mondays and Tuesdays. We are looking for someone to join the team from 1st February 2018 or as soon as possible after that date.

Applicants should be educated to GCSE standard and have Grade C or above in English, Maths and one Science subject. Experience of all routine histological preparation procedures, including tissue processing and sectioning, H&E and histochemical staining techniques and immunohistochemistry is essential. An understanding of in-situ hybridisation and other molecular techniques are desirable. The post holder will use specialist knowledge and techniques and will require excellent observational skills and the ability to remain focussed for long periods of time.

Applicants should also be able to demonstrate familiarity of health and safety issues within a laboratory setting, a strong customer focus and accurate record keeping skills, including basic knowledge of computer programmes It is essential that applicants should also be able to demonstrate good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise their own workload and be able to work as part of a team and on their own initiative.

The full incremental salary range for the position is advertised in order to demonstrate the progression for the grade. In the majority of cases appointments will be made at the grade minimum; only in very specific exceptional circumstances can a higher salary be offered.

For informal enquiries please contact Julie Ingham on ji217@cam.ac.uk.

Closing Date: 11 February 2018

Interviews will be held on: 27 February 2018

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

Please quote reference PP14506 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Higher Degrees Administrator - Biological Sciences

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 10, 2018.

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

This is an exciting opportunity to use your administrative and communication skills to support the Degree Committee for the Faculty of Biology which oversees the graduate education of over 1,200 PhD and Masters students. The role's primary purpose is to maintain smooth administration of all student matters on behalf of the Degree Committee and to support Graduate Administrators across 15 Departments and Partner Institutes in the provision of graduate education. This includes processing applications for admission to the University on behalf of the Degree Committee, monitoring student records and processing applications for changes in circumstances including intermissions and working away, and contributing to the agenda and paperwork for the Degree Committee. The role holder also has direct responsibility for overseeing the examinations process of all graduate students in the Faculty of Biology.

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

For full details of the post please see the Further Information.

Please quote reference PA14497 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

Informal enquiries about the post can be addressed to Miss Cathy Butler (Cathy.Butler@admin.cam.ac.uk).

We hope to hold interviews for the post during week commencing Monday 12th February 2018.

Please quote reference PA14497 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate: Biochemistry/Cell Biology

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 09, 2018.

Applications are invited for a Research Associate (fixed term) to join the dynamic multi-disciplinary team of Dr Stephen Graham (http://groups.ds.cam.ac.uk/struvir/) to probe how viruses remodel the intracellular environment of human cells during infection. This Wellcome Trust funded position will exploit our recent identification of novel interactions between virus and host proteins to determine the molecular mechanism by which viruses modify the architecture and composition of human endomembranes.

The post will be held at the Division of Virology, part of the Department of Pathology within the University of Cambridge. The Division of Virology is located on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, one of the world's most vibrant centres of biomedical research and home to multiple University of Cambridge departments, two major hospitals, the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, and the world headquarters of Astra Zeneca. This project benefits from strong established collaborations across the Biomedical Campus and beyond.

Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent in cell biology, biochemistry, virology or a related field. A demonstrated ability to publish high-quality research and experience of protein biochemistry/cell biology techniques (including fluorescence microscopy, immunoprecipitation, generation of stable overexpression/knockout cell lines, and development of cell-based assays) is essential. Prior postdoctoral experience with a track record of publication in high-impact journals, and prior experience investigating herpesviruses and/or membrane trafficking, are highly desirable. The laboratory employs a wide range of techniques, from cell biology and infection studies to high-resolution molecular structure determination, and support will be available for the successful candidate to expand their skills.

The ability to work both independently and as part of a team, coupled with excellent communication, organizational and problem solving skills are required. The duties/responsibilities of this post include developing and driving research objectives, writing up work for presentation and publication, assisting in the supervision of student research projects, and delivering seminars as outlined in the Further Information Document. If you have an excellent background in biomedical sciences, have a track record of publishing at an internationally-competitive level, are prepared to face intellectual challenges and wish to develop your scientific skills, we want to hear from you.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 January 2021 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.

The closing date for all applications is Monday 26 February 2018 and interviews will be held soon afterwards. Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Stephen Graham (scg34@cam.ac.uk). General queries should be directed to jobs@path.cam.ac.uk or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK14488 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term): Zebrafish Optogenetics and Live-Imaging

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 09, 2018.

The Buckley lab at the department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience (PDN), University of Cambridge is recruiting a postdoctoral research associate or research assistant. The lab uses cutting edge optogenetic and live confocal imaging approaches within the whole zebrafish neural tube to manipulate the polarity of single cells (Buckley et al., 2016, PMID: 26766447). In combination with CRISPR-mediated functional knock down experiments, we are directly testing the role of cell polarity in building epithelial integrity during organ development and in breaking it during developmental processes such as EMT and diseases such as carcinoma. The department of PDN is home to world-leading research in development, neuroscience, zebrafish live imaging and optogenetics. It hosts the Cambridge Advanced Imaging Centre (CAIC), which provides cutting edge microscopy systems, bespoke development of new imaging equipment and expert support.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and proactive candidate to join the team at the beginning of this exciting research. There are two main projects with which the successful candidate could be involved, depending on their interests and expertise. The first is to use optogenetics and tissue-specific CRISPR to determine how cell polarity and cell division are linked during epithelial establishment (we previously discovered a novel mechanism of cell polarisation that occurs independently to cell division: Buckley et al., PMCID: PMC3545300). We will do this within zebrafish embryos and, in partnership with our collaborators, in mammalian stem cell culture systems. The second project is to test the role of polarity dysregulation in tissue disruption. We will do this by optogenetically manipulating polarity-linked signalling pathways (such as the PI3K pathway) in the already established zebrafish neural tube epithelium. We will use 4D imaging to assess the cellular consequences of these manipulations and will model how signalling dynamics are propagated through the tissue in real time.

The successful candidate should have or be near completion of a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant field and have a competitive history of research achievements. We are interested both in candidates with a background in developmental cell biology and those coming from a more biophysical background. Experience in molecular biology and genetics is essential and ideally the candidate should have experience in CRISPR technology. Candidates must also have a good understanding of data analysis and bioinformatics. Experience in advanced imaging and analysis would be a great advantage, as would specific knowledge of zebrafish genetics. Knowledge and interest in cell polarity and epithelial development, biochemical signalling pathways and optogenetic techniques would be desirable.

Although this is a full-time post, part-time working i.e. 80% of full-time over 4 days may be possible.

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

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

Please include a covering letter and CV, as well as contact details for two referees with your application. To further discuss this post, please contact Dr Clare Buckley at ceb85@cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PM14496 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Undergraduate Teaching Administrator (Secondment opportunity for internal candidates only)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 08, 2018.

We are seeking to recruit a highly-organised and motivated person for this busy and varied role in teaching administration.

The post-holder provides overall organisational support to the Departmental Teaching Co-ordinator, Course Organisers, Examiners and other academic staff in relation to all NST courses to which the Department of Plant Sciences contributes, and in managing related teaching resources.

They act as Secretary to the Department Teaching Committee and Management and Consultative Committees for undergraduate courses, drafting agendas, preparing papers, and taking minutes. The post-holder is the first point of contact for undergraduate student queries, compiling and updating web-based resources, and overseeing production of course handbooks. They provide support with examination administration including Part II Plant Sciences.

The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator, able to liaise effectively with staff and students. They will have strong IT skills, familiarity with University systems including Moodle, and experience of Committee servicing.

This secondment opportunity is available from 29 January 2018 for 12 months.

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

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

Please note if you have not received any news 1 month after the closing date you should consider that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please quote reference PD14465 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Maintenance Assistant

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 08, 2018.

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

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

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

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

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

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 PF14490 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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HR Coordinator (Fixed Term or Secondment Opportunity - Internal Applicants only)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 08, 2018.

Internal Applicants Only

The Sainsbury Laboratory is a research institute focusing on plant developmental biology and computational modelling of plant development. The Institute currently has approximately 150 researchers and 30 support staff.

Applications are invited for a fixed term or secondment position of HR Coordinator to work alongside the current role-holder and be responsible for a full range of HR tasks in line with Cambridge University policies, processes and procedures.

Candidates must be educated to a minimum of A-level standard (including GCSE English and Maths) and have previous HR experience of the University HR Systems. A willingness to learn is essential, alongside a basic knowledge of employment law and principles of best HR practice.

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills, with a positive, service-oriented, can-do attitude. They will be able to work independently as well as within a team and have a pro-active approach to troubleshooting and problem-solving. Attention to detail, ability to maintain confidentiality and effective time management are essential for this role.

The Sainsbury Laboratory provides a welcoming and collaborative environment with a wide range of family-friendly benefits and development opportunities. More information about the Institute can be found at http://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 15 June 2018 in the first instance. This is an ideal internal secondment opportunity.

The post is full-time and available immediately.

Closing date: 21 January 2018.

Interview Date: w/c 22 January 2018.

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 questions about this vacancy or the application process can be made by email to HR@slcu.cam.ac.uk.

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

Please quote reference PT14480 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Grants Administrator (Fixed Term) or Secondment Opportunity

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 08, 2018.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the Department of Psychology as a Research Grant Administrator. The Department holds around 70 active research grants which generate an annual income of over £5m per annum.

The post holder will be responsible for providing a comprehensive and efficient research management service to the Department through every stage of the grant process to ensure effective administration of all research funding activity.

The ideal candidate will be the first point of contact for all research grant related queries. For this purpose, the post holder is expected to develop a close working relationship with researchers and with the Research Operations Office to ensure smooth management of all processes, and compliance with necessary regulations.

The post holder will work very closely with the departmental finance team and the HR administrator and be line managed by the Departmental Administrator, to allow constant communication between key administrative contacts.

The ideal candidate will already have extensive administrative experience in a similar role/financial environment and experience of applying for and administrating research grants and contracts. This is a varied post which requires excellent organisational skills and attention to detail, alongside the ability to prioritise and to work under pressure to meet deadlines. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are also required, as well as a proactive approach to problem solving.

The candidate will be educated to degree level/Level 6 vocational Qualifications or have an equivalent level of practical experience. Good IT skills, including Word and Excel, emails, and use of bespoke financial or reporting systems, are also a requirement. Previous experience in a demanding environment is essential.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance. This role is also open as a 2 year secondment opportunity. Please make it clear on your application form if you are applying for the secondment.

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.

Informal enquiries are welcomed, and should be directed to Dr Jeanne Estabel(je353@cam.ac.uk).

Please note the closing time for applications is 31 January 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ14471 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Receptionist / Clerical Assistant (Wednesday - Friday)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 05, 2018.

A vacancy has arisen within the Departmental Secretariat.

The duties are varied and involve the provision of an efficient, helpful reception area: dealing with visitors, organising room bookings and the maintenance of a variety of security and database systems. In addition, the successful candidate would be expected to provide secretarial support to senior academic and administrative staff within the Department, operate a small switchboard, sell photocopier cards and provide a general administrative service to the scientific research and support service groups.

The ideal candidate will have a good general education (GCSE standard including English and Maths), be prepared to work on their own initiative, have the ability to prioritise their work, be well organised, flexible in their approach and have excellent communication and IT skills.

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 PH14457 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Cleaner (Part Time)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 05, 2018.

We are seeking an additional cleaner to join our team to provide cleaning to a high standard in this friendly Department.

Duties involve carrying out general cleaning including; research areas, offices, teaching and meeting rooms, kitchens, communal areas, stairways and toilets.

You will be required to work for 3 hrs 45 mins each weekday, starting at 8.00 am.

Previous experience would be an advantage but is not essential, as full training will 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.

Informal enquiries are welcomed, and should be directed to James Glasberg(jg286@cam.ac.uk).

If preferred a CV and covering letter may be sent to Mr Glasberg at the Department of Psychology, Downing Site, Cambridge CB2 3EB.

Please note the closing time for applications is 21 January 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ14461 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate in plant biology (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 04, 2018.

A short term position has arisen to work in the laboratory of Professor David Baulcombe to carry out research on transgenic plants in which miRNAs have been blocked using target decoy RNAs. The research will require expertise in plant molecular biology and plant pathology. Familiarity with tomato genetics is essential. Candidates should have or shortly expect to have a PhD in plant biology.

The salary will be in the range of £31,604-£38,833 for a Research Associate (Grade 7). Successful candidates who have not been awarded their PhD by the appointment date will be under-appointed as a Research Assistant (Grade 5) employed on a salary of £28,936 per annum. Upon award of the PhD the individual will be promoted to Research Associate (Grade 7).

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

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

Please upload your CV and covering letter to support your application.

Please note if you have not received any news from us 1 month after the closing date you should consider that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please quote reference PD14446 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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PhD Studentship: Developmental basis of mushroom body expansion in Heliconius butterflies

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 04, 2018.

We invite applications for a 3.5-year PhD studentship, funded by the European Research Council, to start in October 2018 to work in Dr Stephen Montgomery's Research Group (http://www.shmontgomery.co.uk/index.html) on the project: 'Developmental basis of mushroom body expansion in Heliconius butterflies'.

A student stipend of £14,553 per annum and EU/Home tuition fees will be offered to a successful candidate.

Mushroom bodies (MBs) are the most enigmatic structures in the insect brain. They have 'higher order' functions, integrating sensory information and storing memories of past experience. MBs share a conserved ground plan, but their size and structure varies extensively across species. MB volume in Heliconius butterflies are among the highest across insects, 3-4 times larger than typical for Lepidoptera, including their most closely related genera in the wider tribe of Heliconiini. This provides a novel system for investigating the developmental mechanisms that control neural proliferation and brain component size. However, nothing is known about the developmental changes that have produced such a dramatic expansion.

The project will involve core laboratory, microscopy and neuroanatomical techniques, insect rearing and experimental manipulation. You will construct the first time course of Heliconius brain development, from late larvae through pupation to adulthood. Using immunocytochemistry and confocal imaging you will determine key properties of MB growth trajectories, providing a template for developing hypotheses of when and how MB development in Heliconius diverged from related genera. By adopting an evo-devo approach you will then conduct a series of comparative studies across Heliconiini to assess how increases in neuron number are produced, considering four potential mechanisms: i) an increase in the number of neural progenitor cells, ii) accelerated cell-cycle rates during neurogenesis, iii) an extension in the overall duration of neurogenesis including the possibility of adult neurogenesis, iv) reduced or delayed patterns of apoptosis among neural progenitor cells. Finally, once key periods of developmental divergence have been identified between Heliconius and related genera, you will perform a second series of analyses to identify divergent patterns of gene regulation and expression as part of a project that aims to identify the genetic basis of MB expansion.

Some field/insectary work in Panama may be necessary/desirable.

References:

Montgomery SH, Merrill RM, Ott SR. Brain composition in Heliconius butterflies, posteclosion growth and experience-dependent neuropil plasticity. Journal of Comparative Neurology. 2016 Jun 15;524(9):1747-69.

Farris SM, Sinakevitch I. Development and evolution of the insect mushroom bodies: towards the understanding of conserved developmental mechanisms in a higher brain center. Arthropod structure & development. 2003 Aug 31;32(1):79-101.

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Stephen Montgomery (shm37@cam.ac.uk ) before submitting an application.

Applications should be made on-line via the Cambridge Graduate Admissions Office: https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/how-do-i-apply

The deadline is 29th April 2018.

Please quote reference PF14449 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 Jan 04, 2018.

University of Cambridge Department of Veterinary Medicine Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst Site

Limit of Tenure one year in the first instance

A postdoctoral research associate position is available at the Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst site, associated with Professor Clare Bryant and David Klenerman. This project aims to characterise and develop our novel small molecule inhibitors of Toll-Like Receptor 4 as potential therapeutics against Alzheimer's Disease. The postholder will use established HEK293 reporter gene assays and THP-1 macrophage ELISAs to measure the antagonistic activities of small molecules and to investigate their modes of action. Alongside this, the successful applicant will develop assays to examine TLR4 inhibition in astrocyte and microglia cell lines, in collaboration with the Department of Chemistry.

Applicants must hold a PhD in pharmacology, biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology or a related discipline. Useful experience would include handling the cell lines mentioned previously, working with neural cell lines and knowledge of innate immunology.

If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, please contact Doctor Joe Boyle by email on jpb69@cam.ac.uk or Professor Clare Bryant by e-mail on ceb27@cam.ac.uk.

Fixed-Term: This project is currently funded for one year in the first instance, with a second year of funding dependent on completion of specific milestones.

Closing date 7 February 2018

Interviews will be held: 9 March 2018

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 apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk. This will take you to the role on the University's Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please quote reference PP14447 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Marie Curie ITN Early Stage Researcher (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 03, 2018.

A PhD studentship and a research position is available from April 2018 working in the Department of Plant Sciences under the supervision of Dr Ian Henderson.

The Department is a world leading centre for the study of plant biology, from the molecular scale to the landscape. The Henderson laboratory investigates genetic and epigenetic control of meiotic recombination in plant genomes (https://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/research/ianhenderson). The MEICOM ESR will work within the Henderson group and investigate control of meiotic recombination hotspots in crop genomes, including hexaploid wheat. Through this work they will obtain a cutting-edge training in molecular biology, genetics, genomics and computational approaches, relevant to basic understanding of plant genomes, in addition to advanced crop breeding.

Essential requirements; Candidates should have a first class degree in relevant subject area completed within the last 4 years. Candidates must not be in possession of a Ph.D. Knowledge and relevant experience of molecular biology, genetics, genomics, plant biology, crop genetics, immunocytology and computational biology are an advantage. Enthusiasm for basic science and high degree of self-motivation are required along with ability to work as part of a team and communicate effectively.

The candidate is expected to register as a full-time PhD student and study for the degree. However, the position also has the benefits of becoming an employee of the University. The successful candidate will be eligible to pay staff rate tuition fees for the PhD.

Applications will be accepted from candidates of any nationality, but please be aware that the funding guidelines specify that candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity in the UK for more than 12 months in the three years before recruitment. The salary will comprise a living allowance of €44,895.96 and a mobility allowance of €7,200.00. An additional allowance of €6,000.00 may be payable but is dependent on individual family circumstances.

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

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 a covering letter along with the completed application form which can be downloaded below. Please send that completed form to Rachael Batchelor at r.a.batchelor@bham.ac.uk

This advert will close early if a suitable candidate is found so do not delay making your application.

Please note if you have not received any news from us 1 month after the closing date you should consider that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please quote reference PD14435 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 Jan 02, 2018.

Applications are invited for a Postgraduate Research Assistant at the Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, UK. The lab is interested in developing our understanding of the role of immune cells a the maternal-fetal interface in both health and disease. In particular we are interested in characterizing macrophages located within placental tissue.

The work will involve human placenta processing to isolate and characterize cells of interest. The candidate will be responsible for general lab housekeeping, maintaining clear lab records and other administrative tasks. The candidate will have the opportunity to learn about and develop skills using a number of modern technologies including multi-parameter flow cytometry and confocal microscopy. The candidate will help out with other projects where necessary.

Candidates should be highly motivated, conscientious, able to work independently and on own initiative. Good organizational, verbal and interpersonal skills are essential. You are highly encouraged to participate in scientific discussions and data analysis. Other general duties are outlined in the Further Information document.

Requirements:

  • The candidate must be willing to work with human tissue samples.

  • The candidate must be able to work flexible hours as clinical samples require.

  • An Honors degree in Life Sciences, biology, biochemistry or other bio-medical sciences related field.

  • Committed and motivated.

  • Experience with literature research, designing planning and carrying out experiments and data analysis.

  • Able to work with and communicate effectively with others.

  • Able to plan tasks independently.

  • Experience with cell biology and tissue culture.

  • Good organization skills.

Applicants should submit a brief cover letter, full CV and contact details of two professional referees.

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.

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

Please quote reference PK13769 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Domestic Assistant (Part Time)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Dec 18, 2017.

The Department of Pathology has part-time position/s for early morning or evening Domestic Assistants based at its site in central Cambridge.

Working as part of a team, the post-holder will have responsibility for cleaning, portering and general housekeeping. Duties include cleaning offices, laboratories, meeting rooms, canteen, lavatories and other communal areas. Please see the Further Information document below for more information.

A range of hours and working patterns across Monday to Friday early morning and evening are available and will be agreed with the successful candidates.

The posts are managed through the Department's Facilities Office with day-to-day supervision coordinated by the Domestic Services Supervisor. The Department of Pathology is split across two sites, and on occasions the post-holder may be required to provide cover at its site in Addenbrooke's Hospital.

Experience of cleaning and an NVQ 1 or 2 in Cleaning Methods would be helpful, although full training will be given. Good communication skills are essential, along with the ability to follow both written and verbal instructions and to understand user and safety instructions regarding the use of chemicals. Due to the nature of the work, candidates are expected to have a good level of physical fitness. A welcoming manner, reliability, professionalism and a high level of attention to detail are also required.

Previous applicants need not apply.

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 Friday 31st January 2018. Interviews will be arranged after this deadline. General queries should be directed to jobs@path.cam.ac.uk or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK13947 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Junior Clinical Training Scholar Small Animals x 4

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Dec 18, 2017.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

JUNIOR CLINICAL TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP (INTERNSHIP) SMALL ANIMAL STUDIES

Scholarship award: £14,800 per annum

4 Scholarships to start on 1 June 2018 for 12 months

Applications are invited for this one year post-graduate training programme based in the Queen's Veterinary School Small Animal Hospital.

The scholarship will benefit veterinarians seeking advanced training and experience and this broad but intensive clinical learning experience acts to prepare individuals for Senior Clinical Training Programmes (Residency) and potential specialisation. Scholars will rotate through a variety of small animal disciplines including Soft Tissue Surgery, Orthopaedics, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Neurology, and Anaesthesia and will be an integral part of the out of hours care of animals within the hospital especially within the intensive care unit.

Candidates must be Members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and should have experience of small animal general practice in the UK.

The deadline for applications is 21st January 2018

Interviews will be held 20th February 2018

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/

Please send a completed application form, curriculum vitae, and covering letter by email to vetmed@hermes.cam.ac.uk

Informal enquiries to Julie Ingham, Assistant Secretary ¿HR ji217@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PP14353 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant in B-cell Bioinformatics

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Dec 18, 2017.

University of Cambridge Department of Veterinary Medicine West Cambridge Site

Limit of Tenure: 30 April 2018

Applications are invited for this research position, funded by Innovate UK, on a project aiming to develop new vaccines for Emerging Viral Diseases.

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

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

Applicants should have qualifications at Degree level. A background in the molecular biology of B-cells, immunoglobulin gene sequencing and analysis with computational skills. A strong background in B-cell immunology and experience in analysis of immunoglobulin genes would be advantageous. The candidate must value teamwork and collaboration, have good administrative and interpersonal skills, and high computer literacy, including proficiency in data handling, and databases.

Closing date: 21 January 2018 Interviews will be held on: To be confirmed

Fixed-term: 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.

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

Please quote reference PP14358 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Group Leader in Stem Cell Science

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Dec 15, 2017.

Senior Research Associate (£39,992-£50,618) or Principal Research Associate (£58,655) depending on skills and experience, plus a start-up package.

The Wellcome - MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is a world-leading centre for stem cell research with a mission to transform human health through a deep understanding of stem and progenitor cell biology (http://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk). In 2018 we will move into a new state of the art building adjacent to Addenbrooke's Hospital and multiple research institutes (http://cambridge-biomedical.com). This will result in a fully integrated, vibrant and cohesive stem cell community ideally placed to capitalise on the unique intellectual and clinical surrounding environment.

The Institute has openings for one or more Group Leaders who will complement and synergise with our existing programmes. We welcome applications from across the whole range of stem cell biology, with areas of particular interest including:

i. The interface between stem cell biology, physical, computational and materials sciences

ii. Cell and gene therapy

iii. Ageing of stem cells

This would be ideal for a candidate with post-doctoral experience, distinctive research achievements and a cutting edge research plan for the next 5 years. Interdisciplinary and collaborative research is strongly encouraged across the University and its associated institutes.

The Institute benefits from generous core funding from Wellcome and MRC. It offers a collegiate environment with excellent core facilities plus extensive opportunities to pursue basic and disease focused studies plus a generous start up package. Successful candidates will be supported to obtain external personal fellowship and grant support within 3 years.

Group Leaders are expected to apply for grant funding but in the first instance, funding supporting the post may be provided. This post is funded by research grants and, in the event that this funding should cease, the post may then be at risk of redundancy.

Informal enquiries about the post are welcome via email to sci-administrator@stemcells.cam.ac.uk

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.

Applicants should upload a curriculum vitae (max 3 pages, to include date of PhD and details of any career gaps if applicable) with contact details of 3 referees, and a 1-2 page outline of your research proposal, by Wednesday 14th February 2018.

Appointment to Senior Research Associate is subject to approval by the Faculty Board of Clinical Medicine.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

The closing date for applicants is the 14th of February 2018. Interviews will be held over a three day period from Wednesday 25th April to Friday 27th April 2018. Please quote reference PS14341 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Please quote reference PS14341 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Junior Clinical Training Scholarship Equine

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Dec 14, 2017.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

One-year Junior Clinical Training Scholarship Scholarship award: £14,800

Start date 1 April 2018

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 diplomates, and will allow the intern 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 them for membership.

For informal enquiries about the scholarship programme, please contact Julie Ingham ji217@cam.ac.uk

Closing date: 21 January 2018

Interview date: 8 February 2018

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/

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 PP14337 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Veterinary Nurse - Small Animal Wing/Theatres (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Dec 14, 2017.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE WEST CAMBRIDGE SITE

New Year, New Start, New Adventure

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

We have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Veterinary Nurses to join our expanding nursing team at the Queens Veterinary School Hospital.

The referral hospital is a very fast-paced environment which requires the role holder to be adaptable with the ability to work well under pressure.

The role will be to provide nursing to an excellent standard in the Small Animal Wing. The small animal wing consist of four dog wards and two cat wards and a critical care facility housing an average of 15-25 patients during the overnight period.

Due to increasing caseloads in the hospital, we are looking for nurses who can cover the following shift patterns on a 3 weekly rotating basis.

Week 1 - 7:00 - 15:30hrs Week 2 - 8:45 - 17:15hrs Week 3 -13:30 - 22:00hrs

Regular weekly hours will not exceed 36.5 per week. Shift timings may need adjustment to meet the needs of the business but will not fall outside of 7:00 and 22:00hrs. Participation in weekend rotas will be expected.

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 time.

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.

This is a varied role where no two days are the same, so we are seeking individuals with a passion for nursing, with the ability to communicate with all levels of staff, students and clients. The ability to work on your own initiative with minimal supervision is essential.

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

Closing date: 21st January 2018

Interviews will be held: 7th February 2018

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 PP12885 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate: Drosophila Biocurator/Ontologist (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Dec 14, 2017.

We are seeking to recruit a biocurator/ontologist to contribute to two Drosophila databases: Virtual Fly Brain (VFB; http://virtualflybrain.org) and FlyBase (http://flybase.org/). If you are looking for a fulfilling, fly-related career away from the bench, and enjoy the challenge of organizing complex data and presenting it clearly and concisely, then this is the job for you! We will train the new recruit in biocuration and editing of controlled vocabularies (ontologies).

Virtual Fly Brain is a resource that helps biologists make sense of the vast amount of data in this field by enabling scientists to map and visualize neuronal circuits, and find the experimental reagents to target them.

Virtual Fly Brain works closely with FlyBase, the primary community resource for Drosophila genetic, genomic and functional data. The main responsibility of the FlyBase-Cambridge site is to identify relevant data from scientific articles and to record and organize these data in a systematic manner.

The work will include: - Synthesising information from the literature to extend the representation of Drosophila anatomy and phenotypes in VFB and FlyBase, with a particular emphasis on neuro-anatomy and behavioural phenotypes. - Curating image, connectomics and phenotype data into VFB and FlyBase - Curation of genotype information from the literature into FlyBase - Contributing to the design and functionality of Virtual Fly Brain and FlyBase - Presenting the work of VFB or FlyBase at conferences and in publications

Essential skills/experience: - a biological sciences degree, or a PhD for appointment at Research Associate level - post-graduate research experience in neuroscience and/or Drosophila - the ability to identify and organize specified data - the ability to work efficiently (i.e both quickly and accurately) - good communication skills, including excellent written and spoken English - strong self-motivation as well as the ability to work in a team

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

Please ensure you upload your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are suited to the position. Closing date for applications is 17 January 2018.

Please quote reference PM14336 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant x 4 (Fixed Term): The connectome of olfactory memory circuits in the adult fruit fly

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Dec 11, 2017.

Four research assistant posts are available in the recently established Drosophila connectomics group headed by Greg Jefferis and Matthias Landgraf. The positions are funded by a £3.25M Wellcome Trust collaborative award to the Department of Zoology.

Preferred start date from 26th February 2018 but a later date may also be possible, e.g. to start after the end of the 2017/18 academic year.

The research project is in collaboration with co-applicants from HHMI Janelia Research Campus in the US (Gerry Rubin, Davi Bock), the MRC LMB in Cambridge and the University of Oxford Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour (Scott Waddell).

The project reconstructs neurons and their connections from a recently completed electron microscopy (EM) volume of a whole adult fly brain. This will enable a comprehensive understanding of the neural circuits basis of memory storage and retrieval.

You will work in a highly collaborative team using web-based software to trace neuronal structures and connections. Sophisticated data analysis tools will be used to identify traced neurons and to analyse their organisational logic. Experienced senior staff will give full training in neuron tracing, data analysis and the required Drosophila neuroanatomy. We are looking for highly motivated individuals with a background in biological or physical/computational sciences and a long-term interest in understanding the circuit basis of brain function and behaviour. In exchange we will work to develop your research skills and scientific independence. You will be expected to contribute directly to scientific publications and to present your work at UK and international conferences. This is an opportunity to join at the very beginning of one of the first large scale connectomics efforts that will have a major impact on circuit neuroscience.

Essential Experience/Attributes

  • Relevant BSc, or equivalent, to a good level in an appropriate subject (e.g. neuroscience, biological sciences or computer science/physical sciences);
  • Basic understanding of neuroscience;
  • Strong desire to understand circuit basis of brain function and behaviour;
  • Good communication skills (written and oral);
  • Ability to work in a team;
  • Attention to detail.

Desirable

  • Formal coursework in neuroscience;
  • Prior research experience;
  • Experience in analysing neural circuits;
  • Experience working with electron microscopy data;
  • Experience with Drosophila;
  • Experience with computer programming / scripting / data analysis (e.g. R, Matlab, Python, unix shell);
  • Experience with Image Processing (e.g. Fiji / ImageJ).

Interview dates: Thursday the 1st February to Friday the 9th February 2018.

Fixed-term: The appointments will be for 2 years in the first instance with a possibility of extension until 30 Sep 2020 subject to funding.

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 PF14302 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Trainee Horticultural Technician

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Dec 08, 2017.

Each year vacancies under the Trainee Technician scheme are available for people wishing to pursue a career in horticulture by gaining practical experience. The training is for a period of one year starting at the beginning of September. Based within the 40-acre Botanic Garden, the trainees are able to learn and perform the wide range of horticultural skills that are required to maintain a diverse collection of over 8,000 plants, which is of international importance. The scheme is demanding and is intended for those wishing to gain experience in practical horticulture, collection management and plantsmanship. Trainees are part of the staff of the Botanic Garden and receive a salary.

Trainees who successfully complete the scheme will be awarded a Certificate of Higher Education in Practical Horticulture and Plantsmanship by the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education, which works closely with the Botanic Garden. This award attracts 120 credits (Credit Accumulation Transfer [CAT] Points) at FHEQ level 4 (first-year undergraduate level). By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the roles of botanic gardens
  2. Discuss and review issues relating to plant diversity and conservation
  3. Demonstrate their ability and skill to cultivate and manage plant collections according to scientific principles

The trainees work with experienced Garden staff and rotate between the horticultural sections in the Garden: Trees and Shrubs; Demonstration and Display; Systematic Beds; Alpine and Woodland; Experimental; Glasshouse; Landscape and Machinery. Trainees work on each section, enabling them to experience how the management of each section changes with the seasons. The trainees form a significant proportion of the Garden's workforce and are central to its horticultural operations. The practical training is augmented by a weekly programme including talks, seminars, demonstrations, plant identifications, and visits to other gardens and sites of botanical significance. Trainees must attend all teaching sessions during the year in order to complete the qualification. There is an emphasis on plant diversity, basic taxonomic training and plant identification utilising the plant collections.

Fixed-term: 1 years.

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 any questions relating to this recruitment please contact admin@botanic.cam.ac.uk

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Research Assistant/Associate x 2 (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Dec 06, 2017.

We are looking for two Research Associates to join the laboratory of Professor Ian Goodfellow, based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus within Addenbrooke's Hospital, starting from February/March 2018. The positions are part of a large programme of work funded by the Wellcome Trust to study norovirus-host interactions and builds on a recent development of an organoid culture system to study human norovirus biology. The post holder will join a diverse and dynamic group of researchers based in the Division of Virology, Department of Pathology, based at Addenbrooke's hospital, Cambridge (www.calicivirus.co.uk).

Post one will focus primarily on the dissection of the role of lipid homeostasis pathways in viral replication using norovirus replicons, murine norovirus and human norovirus organoid infections.

The second post will focus on the characterisation of norovirus entry mechanisms, with the overarching aim of identifying molecules involved in human norovirus entry and genome release.

The candidate should have the following skills: Essential: - Proven track record in molecular virology and/or cell biology - Proven ability to work to delivery research at an internationally competitive level

Desirable: - Experience in the use of organiod technology - Experience in viral reverse genetics - Experience with CRISPR/CAS9 gene editing - Experience with proteomics

Candidates should hold a PhD, or equivalent qualification.

In most cases, it is expect that the candidate have been awarded their PhD but where the successful applicant does not yet have a PhD, he/she will normally be under-appointed as a Research Assistant in a Research Associate post (on the understanding that he/she will be appointed as a Research Associate upon successful completion of his/her PhD). The higher Research Associate salary should be backdated to the submission date of their thesis or start date whichever is the later.

The post-holders should be highly motivated, and have the ability to plan and conduct high quality experimental work within a multidisciplinary team. The ability to work both as part of a team, and independently, coupled with excellent communication, organizational and problem solving skills are required. The duties/responsibilities of these posts include developing and driving research objectives, writing up work for presentation and publication, assisting in the supervision of student research projects, and delivering seminars and occasional lectures as outlined on the Further Information Documents.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available from March 2018 until 30 September 2022 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.

The closing date for applications is 31 January 2018 and interviews will be held during the week of the 19th of February. General queries should be directed to jobs@path.cam.ac.uk or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK14246 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate x 2 (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Dec 05, 2017.

Applications are invited for 2 x postdoctoral research associate positions in the laboratory of Dr. Walid Khaled at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge. Our laboratory focuses on the identification and characterisation of cancer drivers in breast and lung cancer (Khaled WT et. al 2015, Lazarus K et al. 2017) with the ultimate aim of developing effective targeted therapies. The successful candidates will work together on a drug discovery project funded by CRUK. You must be a careful and methodical worker, accurate and ready to take responsibility as part of a team. You should be self-motivated and able to organise, perform and analyse experiments with minimal instruction. You will have several years of previous laboratory experience and be capable of working efficiently and productively without direct supervision. The post will require some weekend work. Careful observation and accurate computer-based record keeping and presentation are essential.

Post 1 Biochemist Applicants should have, or expect to obtain shortly, a PhD in the life sciences and have demonstrable experience in studying protein-protein interactions and/or a strong interest in cancer biology. The candidates will need to have strong experience in the following techniques: biophysical assays (eg. SPR), proteomics and biochemical assays. Experience with protein crystallography or NMR will also be desirable.

Post 2 Cell biologist Applicants should have, or expect to obtain shortly, a PhD in the life sciences and have demonstrable experience of studying cancer biology. The candidates will need to have experience in cell culture, molecular biology and GEMM. Experience with performing Chipseq, RNAseq and NGS analysis will also be desirable. Informal enquiries should be made to Dr. Walid Khaled (wtk22@cam.ac.uk).

The position is available for 2 years (subject to a probation period) in the first instance and is available from February 2018 or soon thereafter.

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 therefore we strongly encourage applications from female candidates. Applications from all qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, are welcomed with appointment being based on merit alone.

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

For enquiries about the online application process please contact Ms Saez (pharsect@hermes.cam.ac.uk). The closing date is 26th January 2018. Interviews will be carried out as applications are received

Applications from agencies will not be considered.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Amparo Saez (pharsect@hermes.cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PL14241 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Group Leader in Quantitative Biology

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Dec 01, 2017.

Applications are invited for a Group Leader position in Quantitative Biology in the Sainsbury Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. We are searching for candidates who are developing understanding of design principles that can be used to construct predictive models for complex behaviours in living systems. Applicants are likely to be using theoretical and/or quantitative experimental approaches. Examples include transcriptional modelling, computational morphodynamics, single molecule/cell imaging, systems or synthetic biology and biophysics. The position fits within the overarching goal of the Sainsbury Laboratory to develop a quantitative, dynamic and predictive understanding of plant development, but no experience of plant science is necessary. Rather, it is critical that the appointee be willing to engage in the Sainsbury Laboratory's collaborative research environment.

The Sainsbury Laboratory provides an outstanding research setting. There are excellent resources and core facilities, with state-of-the-art equipment including high performance computing and microscopy. The research culture is one where researchers can take risks in a supportive environment. We are seeking to appoint a group leader who can both contribute to and benefit from this environment.

The position is open to applicants of any nationality and can be awarded across a broad range of seniority, from equivalent to a typical Assistant to Full Professor level. The successful applicant will initially receive support for five years, including salary, benefits and unrestricted research funding in the range of £250,000 per annum. Ample laboratory space and administrative support will also be available. Pending a rigorous peer-review process, appointment is renewable in 5 year installments. There is no overall limit to the number of potential renewals, with the first renewal being linked to appointment to retirement age in the University.

The annual pensionable salary of a Group Leader is dependent on experience and may range from grade 9 (£39,992-£50,618), grade 10 (£53,691-£56,950), grade 11 (£58,655-£67,971) to grade 12 (£70,004-£105,807), supplemented by a 30% Gatsby distinction award.

Applications can be submitted electronically at any time as pdf files and should include a full CV providing evidence of a strong track record in Quantitative Biology, and a research proposal for the initial five year period as Group Leader demonstrating the applicant's potential to make a significant contribution to the understanding of complex behaviours in living systems. The names of at least three referees should be supplied. Completed applications should be sent by e-mail to: enquiries@slcu.cam.ac.uk

For more details about the post and how to apply, please refer to the Further Information link at the bottom of this page.

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

Applications will be considered as they arrive. The final deadline for applications is January 31st 2018. We anticipate interviewing will be complete by the end of February.

The funds for this post are available for 5 years in the first instance.

Please quote reference PT14218 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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