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Animal Technician Equine and Farm Animal Hospital/Teaching Horses

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Oct 23, 2017.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE WEST CAMBRIDGE SITE

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

We require an Animal Technician to carry our general yard duties in the Equine and Farm Animal Hospital, which includes mucking out, feeding, and grooming. You will also be required to provide assistance to clinical/nursing staff engaged in patient care, and will provide practical assistance in animal management, husbandry and animal handling.

Occasionally you will be expected to perform other duties appropriate to the grade of the post, so a flexible "can do" attitude is required. This is a full time position, working an early shift pattern 7.30am to 4.00pm Monday to Thursday and 7.30am to 3.00pm on a Friday with one hour for lunch each day; some flexibility is required. The weekend rota is 1:3, with weekend hours worked dependent on the patient care required.

You should have practical experience of horse handling, ideally on a professional basis, have an interest in and understanding of equine veterinary work, be proactive and have an excellent level of communication skills. Good organisational skills, yard hygiene, awareness of safety issues when working with large animals, and the ability to work as part of a team are essential.

Closing Date: 12 November 2017

Interviews will be held: 23 November 2017

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 Julie Ingham by email ji217@cam.ac.uk Further particulars are available at: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/news/

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 before completing the online application form.

Please quote reference PP13733 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 Oct 23, 2017.

University of Cambridge Department of Veterinary Medicine West Cambridge Site

Limit of Tenure: 6 months in the first instance

Applications are invited for this postdoctoral position in mineral research and analysis, in the Department's Mineral Science and Technology Facility, with a start date of 2 January 2018.

The current focus of the work involves analysis of elements by ICP, as well as particle sizing, in samples related to bio-clinical or nutritional R&D, as a collaboration or service with academia or industry. In addition, the work may support mineral absorption studies in human volunteers. The work is based in the Biomineral Research Group, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge and this role is directly supervised by the Head of Group, Dr Jonathan Powell.

Applicants should have a PhD, or expect to receive one within 6 months of appointment, in an appropriate discipline as well as practical experience in biomineral research, analysis and in human volunteer studies. The applicant should also have extensive experience with data management and data analysis and experience in working practises around intellectual property. The candidate must value teamwork and collaboration, have good administrative and interpersonal skills, and high computer literacy.

Closing date 29 October 2017

Interviews will be held on 8 November 2017

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 PP13731 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 Oct 23, 2017.

A position is available to study the neural mechanisms for food reward and reward-based decisions with functional MRI in humans and single-neuron recordings in animals (NHP) in the research group of Fabian Grabenhorst, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge.

Our work investigates neural signals underlying the processing of rewards, in particular sensory food components, and related behavioural processes, including value-based decision-making, reinforcement learning, and social interactions. We use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and quantitative behavioural testing in human volunteers. Our human imaging work is informed by closely related single-neuron recordings in behaving animals, which we conduct in parallel to the human work. We aim to relate fMRI and single-neuron data with biologically realistic computational models. Our projects benefit from collaborations with experimental and computational neuroscientists in Cambridge and abroad, in particular the associated group of Wolfram Schultz. Relevant recent publications include: Grabenhorst et al., eLife 2016; Zangemeister et al., Current Biology, 2016; Hernadi et al., Nature Neuroscience, 2015; Grabenhorst and Rolls, Human Brain Mapping 2014.

Candidates should have experience in independently conducting controlled behavioural experiments in human decision-making. Experience in advanced statistics (e.g. multiple regression, factor analysis) and computer programming are essential, as is a strong interest in neuroeconomics, reinforcement learning, game theory, social neuroscience. Additional experience in animal behavioural neurophysiology or computational neuroscience would be an asset. Training will be provided in all areas necessary for successful project completion.

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

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

Please ensure that you upload your full Curriculum Vitae (CV) including list of relevant publications 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.

Deadline for applications is Sunday 26 Novermber, 2017, although the search will continue until an appropriate candidate has been identified. Start date is from January 2017. Appointment will be initially for two years and extendable.

Please quote reference PM13715 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Oct 19, 2017.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral vacancy in molecular virology to join a multi-disciplinary team studying vaccinia virus: host interaction. The postholer will work in Prof Geoffrey L. Smith's laboratory based in central Cambridge.

The successful candidate will study vaccinia virus proteins that block innate immune signalling and the contributions of these proteins to virus virulence and immunogenicity. This post is funded by a programme grant from the Wellcome Trust and is available immediately and for a period of 12 months from the date of appointment. Experience in virology, innate immunity and cell biology will be advantageous.

Candidates should hold a PhD, or equivalent qualification. The ability to work both as part of a team, and independently, coupled with excellent communication, organizational and problem solving skills are required. The further duties/responsibilities of this post are outlined in the Further Information Documents.

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.

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

The closing date for applications is 19 November 2017. Interviews will be held week commencing 11 December 2017.

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 provide a CV, the filename of which should be "CV-followed by your name", including contact details of two or more referees, and a covering letter addressing the selection criteria.

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

Please quote reference PK13706 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Teaching and Graduate Administrator

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Oct 19, 2017.

Zoology is a large, centrally-located Department. We have a final year undergraduate class of 100 and around 90 graduate students. The Department carries out research and teaching in a wide variety of fields and disciplines. We have just achieved a Silver Athena SWAN award and we are known for our friendly and supportive work environment. We have a vacancy for the key role of Teaching and Graduate Administrator.

In this important role, you will provide support to academics, students and assistant staff, to help ensure that all aspects of undergraduate teaching and graduate education run smoothly throughout the year.

We are looking for someone with great organizational skills, experience in planning and delivery of programmes and projects, and an ability to communicate with students and academics. You will need to have a real interest in the specialist field of undergraduate and graduate education, and preferably you will have some existing knowledge of higher education teaching and graduate education administration. You will need to have high levels of accuracy, the ability to work to deadlines, and the ability to give advice to senior academics and management.

Interviews will take place on Monday 27 November 2017.

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 PF13572 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Clinical Director of Small Animal Medical Services

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Oct 19, 2017.

University of Cambridge

Department of Veterinary Medicine West Cambridge Site

An exciting opportunity is offered for an outstanding clinical leader of international standing at the prestigious Queen's Veterinary School Hospital

The Vision

The Clinical Director of Small Animal Medical Services will provide the key leadership required to enable the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital to fulfil its ambitious goals:

  • to increase its income and caseload

  • to consolidate the national and international clinical reputation of the Hospital

The Role

  • leadership, strategic direction and line management to ensure an efficient medicine service and first opinion services, ensuring optimal coverage across all disciplines, facilitating their smooth running alongside other clinical and support disciplines, and working as part of the newly established Hospital Board and with the Managing Director in order to strengthen and consolidate general clinical activities

  • participation in the clinical service in order to drive forward the growing medical referral caseload of the Hospital

  • participate in out of hours services

  • national and international leadership in the post holder's relevant subject area, through originality in scholarship and contribution to the advancement of knowledge

  • contribution to clinical teaching of undergraduate students

  • supervision of postgraduate veterinary surgeons training programmes within the subject area, with overall responsibility for Clinical Training Scholarships

  • interface between the small animal clinics and research, to facilitate the expansion of clinical caseload in the areas of current clinical research to assist and collaborate with diverse research groups

Experience required

  • Membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons or veterinary degree registerable with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

  • European and/or American College Diploma in small animal internal medicine, and RCVS Recognised Specialist in small animal medicine

  • A higher degree in a relevant discipline is desirable

  • A teaching qualification is desirable

  • International leadership in small animal medicine

  • Substantial practical experience in small animal medicine

  • Substantial experience of state of the art private referral practice

  • Substantial experience of line management

  • Documented clinical veterinary student teaching experience

  • Previous experience in the training of postgraduate veterinary surgeons (Clinical Training Scholars - interns and residents)

  • Evidence of academic endeavour (e.g. published papers)

  • Evidence of ability to lead a team and to lead by example

  • Sensitivity to the differing needs and career directions of co-workers and students

  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to balance the demands on the time of members of the small animal clinical team

  • The ability to work under pressure

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Enthusiasm for the discipline, and good interpersonal and teaching skills in order to impart their skills and knowledge to others

Closing date for applications: 19 November 2017

Interview date: 1 December 2017

Please note that shortlisted candidates will be expected to make a presentation at interview.

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.

Applying

To submit an application for this vacancy: click on the link in the 'Apply online' section of the advert published on the University's Job Opportunities pages. This will take you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already done so) and log in before completing the online application form.

Details of specific requirements are described in the further information for this role.

Information about the Department: www.vet.cam.ac.uk
Please upload the following documents: curriculum vitae and a brief statement (no more than one side of A4) about how your experience fits the profile for this role.

Please quote reference PP13707 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Research Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Oct 19, 2017.

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic individual to join the groups of Professor Abigail Fowden (see http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/abigail-fowden), and Dr Andrew Murray (http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/andrew-murray). Collectively, their research focuses on mitochondrial function during development and ageing, and how conditions during early life programme development and increase susceptibility to adult-onset degenerative diseases. He/she will provide mainly molecular biology support and well as some assistance with animal work, to ensure that the objectives of the research project are achieved. Techniques required include Western blotting, PCR, RIA and ELISA, preparation and assistance with simple procedures such as dissections, high-resolution respirometry, and preparation and processing of frozen and fixed tissues.

You should have an HNC or equivalent in biochemistry or a biology-related subject, experience of the techniques outlined above, have manual dexterity, excellent organisation and communication skills, good IT skills and be able to multi-task whilst working methodically and precisely. You should also be able to work independently.

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.

Please complete the online application as fully as possible.

Please quote reference PM13702 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

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

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position has become available for a talented and ambitious researcher working with Dr Felipe K Teixeira within the Department of Genetics (https://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/karam-teixeira). The lab is interested in dissecting the molecular mechanisms by which protein synthesis control - a new frontier in gene regulation - governs key aspects of germline stem cell development. Using the Drosophila germline as a model for studying stem cell biology, we employ an integrated approach, combining high-throughput molecular analysis (next-generation sequencing) and computational investigation with developmental, microscopy, and genetic analyses (including CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, tissue-specific RNAi knockdown, etc). Our ultimate goal is to build a refined molecular understanding of how protein synthesis control governs stem cell fate transitions in vivo.

Candidates must have experience in wide range of molecular biology techniques, and prior expertise in next generation sequencing (RNA-seq or Ribo-seq) would be an advantage. Previous experience in fly genetics would be beneficial, although training can be provided where necessary. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, have good verbal and communication skills, and possess strong problem solving capacities.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance, with the possibility of an extension.

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 an informal discussion about this position, please contact Dr Felipe Karam Teixeira (fk319@cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference PC13671 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Higher Education and Research Impact Co-ordinator (Fixed Term)

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

Cambridge University Botanic Garden is a 40 acre historic garden which is home to over 8000 plant species from across the world. The Garden has over a quarter of a million visitors annually and runs a thriving education and learning programme which attracts an average of 9000 school children a year, offers 65 courses annually to adults, and delivers community and family events throughout the year.

This is a new post at the Botanic Garden, funded by HEFCE for five years. The post holder will be responsible for the planning, development and delivery of a new strand of the learning programme at the Garden, which specifically focuses on further and higher education and research audiences.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate educator and science communicator to deliver this new programme to support widening participation by HE students in plant and historic plant collections and the research they support, and to create meaningful impact opportunities for researchers from Higher Education institutions, including The University of Cambridge. The post holder will act as a point of contact for FE/HE outreach and visit enquiries and work closely with the Garden's Curation team in developing onsite activities and interpretation to support the delivery of impact opportunities for research based on our collections.

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

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with children and adults' barred lists).

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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Horticultural Learning Officer (Fixed Term)

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

Cambridge University Botanic Garden is a 40 acre historic garden which is home to over 8000 plant species from across the world. The Garden has over a quarter of a million visitors annually and runs a thriving education and learning programme which attracts an average of 9000 school children a year, offers 65 courses annually to adults, and delivers community and family events throughout the year.

HEFCE funded for five years, this new post will devise, deliver and evaluate a horticultural learning programme for the Garden, across a range of audiences - from school children and teachers to horticulture students, adults and community groups. The post holder will also have practical horticultural responsibility for the maintenance and development of the Schools' Garden, a section of the Botanic Garden, which surrounds our schools classroom.

The role will sit within the Garden's expert horticultural team and report to the Head of Horticulture, but it will require frequent and close collaboration with members of the Learning Team in order to assist in the delivery of the Learning Programme and support the wider educational remit of the Garden. A high level of horticultural knowledge is required to maintain the Schools Garden, but this post also requires the ability to confidently teach and educate at all key stage levels and beyond. Communication and liaison between the two teams will be one of the main challenges for this new role.

The Horticulture Learning Co-ordinator will plan, manage and implement the day-to-day horticultural maintenance and longer term development of the Schools' Garden - with a focus on flower, fruit, vegetable and herb cultivation and their links to early years, primary and secondary school learning. They will also devise, plan and deliver a new programme of assisted FE/HE horticulture college visits to the Botanic Garden, horticulture courses and demonstrations for the general public, and give technical horticultural support to the learning team and learning support to the horticulture team and its trainees.

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

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with children and adults' barred lists).

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

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

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

Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

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

We are looking for a Research Assistant to operate a state of the art 9.4T small-animal magnetic resonance imaging scanner in a new imaging facility. You will operate the MRI scanner, collect data, perform basic analysis of the data and upload for access to others. The post holder will work under the supervision of the MRI physicist who is responsible for the unit and in collaboration with researchers across the University. You will also be responsible for routine housekeeping and preventive maintenance requirements in order to keep the scanner operational.

Candidates should have a first degree in the physical sciences, biomedical engineering, biophysics or similar field. Some experience of operating scanning equipment, acquisition of data and manipulating of data is desirable but not essential as full training will be given. Strong computing skills are essential with experience in using Linux and Matlab an advantage.

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

Please quote reference PM13676 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Temporary Lecturers (2)

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

Applications are invited for the posts of Temporary Lecturers which are available from 1 January 2018 to 31 October 2022 (4 years and 10 months) and from 1 September 2018 to 31 December 2022 (4 years and 4 months). Based in central Cambridge, we are searching for excellent teachers, working in the areas of general physiology and sensory/neuro physiology. They will be capable of delivering lectures to Medical, Veterinary and Science students and will be active researchers, undertaking exciting work which synergises well with our research programme (http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/research/).

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

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

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

Appointment will be made at Temporary Lecturer level with a probationary period of three years. The pensionable salary scale starts at £39,992 to £50,618 per annum.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment, with a satisfactory outcome determined by the University.

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

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

Closing date: 10 December 2017

Please quote reference PM13696 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant (Part Time, Fixed Term)

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

Applications are invited for a part-time (40%) Research Assistant to work as part of a cross-linguistic research programme at the Centre for Speech, Language and the Brain (https://cslb.psychol.cam.ac.uk/). The successful applicant will support research into the spatiotemporal dynamics of spoken language comprehension in the Turkish language. You will be expected to contribute to the research programme by developing and selecting appropriate experimental materials in Turkish, as well as by analysing E/MEG data and preparing and running behavioural and E/MEG experiments.

You should have a keen interest in the neurocognitive basis of human language function, and a good first degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related subjects, preferably including some training in linguistics. Native speaker proficiency in Turkish is required. A Masters degree (preferably including an E/MEG research component) is highly desirable but not essential. You are expected to demonstrate experience in E/MEG data analysis using MATLAB and SPM/MNE and experience with multivariate pattern and connectivity analyses. In addition, you should have training in designing and running neuroimaging studies and a good working knowledge of statistics.

You will be required to work methodically, be well organised with attention to detail and have excellent interpersonal skills, including the skills to treat volunteers with respect and discretion. The ability to demonstrate effective multidisciplinary team working, working to deadlines, and a strong interest in research are essential.

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

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Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 10 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.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the HR Office (hr@psychol.cam.ac.uk). Informal queries regarding the post can be directed to Kathy Purdy, at csladmin@csl.psychol.cam.ac.uk

Please note the closing time for applications is 19 November 2017. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ13675 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Group Leader

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Oct 17, 2017.

*Senior Research Associate (£49,149-£56,950) or Principal Research Associate (£58,655-£67,971) depending on skills and experience, plus a start up package.

The Gurdon Institute is a world-renowned centre in the fields of developmental, cell and cancer biology. The Institute is located in the heart of the historic city of Cambridge and is part of the University's School of Biological Sciences. Its aim is to provide the best possible environment for research and to foster interactions and collaborations between scientists with diverse but complementary interests. It is generously supported by core funding from the Wellcome Trust and Cancer Research UK and benefits from state-of-the art facilities in a friendly, modern environment.

We are now seeking to recruit one or more new Group Leaders at the junior level in any area of cell or developmental biology whose research complements our existing strengths (see https://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/research). This would be an ideal position for a scientist wishing to take up his or her first position as an independent researcher and we offer a world class platform for career development with a generous start up package.

Applicants must have a PhD and postdoctoral experience in a relevant subject and must have demonstrated world-leading expertise in cell or developmental biology through published research in internationally recognized journals. Successful candidates will have a clear and cutting-edge five-year research plan indicating their potential to lead and manage a group of scientists.

Limited funding: Funding is available for up to 5 years.

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 invited and can be directed to any of the Institute's Group Leaders or to glsearch@gurdon.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PR13659 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

Group Leader in Cancer Biology

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Oct 17, 2017.

*Senior Research Associate (£49,149-£56,950) or Principal Research Associate (£58,655-£67,971) depending on skills and experience, plus a start up package.

The Gurdon Institute is a world-renowned centre in the fields of developmental, cell and cancer biology. The Institute is located in the heart of the historic city of Cambridge and is part of the University's School of Biological Sciences. Its aim is to provide the best possible environment for research and to foster interactions and collaborations between scientists with diverse but complementary interests. It is generously supported by core funding from the Wellcome Trust and Cancer Research UK and benefits from state-of-the art facilities in a friendly, modern environment.

We are now seeking to recruit one or more Group Leaders at the junior level in any area of cancer biology whose research complements our existing strengths in human organoid systems, mouse genetics, in vivo imaging, epigenetics and DNA replication and repair (see https://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/research). This would be an ideal position for a scientist wishing to take up his or her first position as an independent researcher and we offer a world class platform for career development together with a generous start up package.

Applicants must have a PhD and postdoctoral experience in a relevant subject and must have demonstrated world-leading expertise in cancer biology through published research in internationally recognized journals. Successful candidates will have a clear and cutting-edge five-year research plan indicating their potential to lead and manage a group of scientists. We are particularly interested in applicants who meet the eligibility criteria for the Cancer Research UK Career Development Fellowships (http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/funding-for-researchers/our-funding-schemes/career-development-fellowship).

Limited funding: Funding is available for up to 5 years.

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 invited and can be directed to any of the Institute's Group Leaders or to glsearch@gurdon.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PR13640 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.

Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Oct 17, 2017.

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

We are looking for a motivated, and independent research associate to join a Wellcome Trust funded research project to further investigate how neurons and glutamate signalling regulate CNS stems cells differentiation and remyelination in white matter diseases, a mechanism we recently identified as being important for myelin regeneration (Gautier et al, Nature Communications 2015). The project will involve identifying new mechanisms of how neurons regulate CNS differentiation and new drug targets that can be used to augment myelin regeneration.

Homepages of the team: https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/research/pis/karadottir

Candidates, should have a PhD level qualification (or equivalent) in the field of neuroscience, and have experience working with stereotaxic surgery.

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

The start date is flexible but can be as early as January 2018.

The closing date for applications is Friday 17th of November 2017. Interviews will be held in November 2017.

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

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 and a security check.

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

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

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 PS13670 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Wellcome Trust 4-Year (1+3) PhD Programme in Stem Cell Biology & Medicine

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Oct 17, 2017.

Studentships starting October 2018

https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/study/welcome-trust-programme

Stem Cell Biology - Stem cells are defined by the dual capacity to self-renew and to differentiate. These properties sustain homeostatic cell turnover in adult tissues and enable repair and regeneration throughout the lifetime of the organism. In contrast, pluripotent stem cells are generated in the laboratory from early embryos or by molecular reprogramming. They have the capacity to make any somatic cell type, including tissue stem cells.

Stem cell biology aims to identify and characterise which cells are true stem cells, and to elucidate the physiological, cellular and molecular mechanisms that govern self-renewal, fate specification and differentiation. This research should provide new foundations for biomedical discovery, biotechnological and biopharmaceutical exploitation, and clinical applications in regenerative medicine.

Cambridge Stem Cell Community - The University of Cambridge is exceptional in the depth and diversity of its research in Stem Cell Biology, and has a dynamic and interactive research community that is ranked amongst the foremost in the world. By bringing together members of both the Schools of Biology and Medicine, this four year PhD programme will enable you to take advantage of the strength and breadth of stem cell research available in Cambridge. Choose from over 50 participating host laboratories using a range of experimental approaches and organisms.

Programme Outline:

During the first year students will:

  • Perform laboratory rotations in three different participating groups working on both basic and translational stem cell biology.
  • Study fundamental aspects of Stem Cell Biology through a series of teaching modules led by leaders in the field.
  • Learn a variety of techniques, such as advanced imaging, flow cytometry, and management of complex data sets.

Students are expected to choose a laboratory for their thesis research by June 2019, and will then write a research proposal to be assessed for the MRes Degree in Stem Cell Biology. This assessment will also be used to determine whether students continue on to a 3-year PhD.

Eligibility - We welcome applications from both EU and Non-EU applicants*, who hold (or expect to receive) a relevant degree. You must have a passion for scientific research. Please visit https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/study/welcome-trust-programme for full details, including how to apply.

*The Wellcome Trust provide funding at the Home (UK/EU) rate. The Cambridge Trust can supplement funding for successful International candidates to cover the difference between UK/EU and International fees.

Application Deadline: Thursday 4th January 2018

Interviews will be held on: 30th January 2018 to 1st February 2018

Informal enquiries are also welcome via email to sci-phd@stemcells.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PS13650 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Grants Administrator (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Oct 17, 2017.

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.

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, and to actively contribute to expanding its application and successful award rate.

The post holder 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 ideal 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, email and use of bespoke financial or reporting systems, are also a requirement. Previous experience in a demanding environment is essential.

This role is also being offered as a 2 year secondment opportunity for internal applicants.

Further information may be downloaded below.

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

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

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

Please note the closing time for applications is 12th November 2017. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ13106 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Assistant Curator (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Oct 16, 2017.

This is a new post at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden, funded by HEFCE, initially for five years. The post holder will be responsible for assisting in the curation of the living collections, especially through provision of taxonomic expertise. We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly energetic, passionate and team-oriented plant systematist, to improve our living collections, and to enhance the quality of taxonomic provision in the delivery of research, teaching, and conservation. The post holder will occupy a key position in the curation team, and be responsible for leading key components of curation such as taxonomic verification, and for developing new strands such as botanical expeditions and plant collecting.

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

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

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MRC Four Year (1+3) PhD Programme in Stem Cell Biology & Medicine -`The Physical Biology of Stem Cells'

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Oct 16, 2017.

This Programme is targeted to applicants with a Physical Sciences, Mathematical or Computational Sciences background, interested in applying their training to stem cell biology.

Physical Biology of Stem Cells - Stem cells are defined by their capacity to self-renew and differentiate into somatic cells. Great inroads have been made towards understanding how stem cells generate tissue and sustain cell turnover, most of which have been made by studying the biochemistry of stem cells. Less is known of their function across scales - from molecules to tissue - or interaction with their physical environment.

We aim to identify the importance of physical, chemical, mathematical and engineering considerations in stem cell functionality. This could include mathematical modelling, engineering controlled environments to control stem cell function, single molecule approaches to study molecular interactions, systems biology, or investigating stem cell's response to forces in its environment. The research generated by this studentship should provide new foundations for biomedical discovery and clinical applications in regenerative medicine.

Programme Overview

During the first year students will:

  • Perform laboratory rotations in three different participating groups working on both basic and translational stem cell biology.
  • Study fundamental aspects of Stem Cell Biology through a series of teaching modules led by leaders in the field.
  • Learn a variety of techniques, such as advanced imaging, flow cytometry, and management of complex data sets.

Students are expected to choose a laboratory for their thesis research by June 2019, and will then write a research proposal to be assessed for the MRes Degree in Stem Cell Biology. This assessment will also be used to determine whether students continue on to a 3-year PhD.

Eligibility - We welcome applications from those who hold (or expect to receive) a relevant degree, with a Physical Sciences, Mathematical or Computational Sciences background. You must have a passion for scientific research.

The Medical Research Council provide full funding for UK applicants only. Applicants from EU countries other than the UK, are generally eligible for a fees-only award. Please check your eligibility status at https://www.mrc.ac.uk/skills-careers/studentships/studentship-guidance/student-eligibility-requirements/ before applying.

Please visit: https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/study/mrc-studentship for full details, including how to apply.

Application Deadline: 4 January 2018

Interviews will be held late January/early February 2018

Enquiries are also welcome via email to sci-phd@stemcells.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PS13649 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant

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

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Assistant in the laboratory of Professor Steve Jackson (http://www2.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/~jacksonlab/) based in the internationally renowned Gurdon Institute in the centre of Cambridge. The successful candidate will carry out cell and molecular biology project work under the supervision of an experienced postdoctoral researcher. The project will involve identifying genetic components in DDR-deficient cells that confer resistance/and or sensitivity to a defined drug portfolio. Core duties will involve stable cell line generation, knockout cell line generation using CRISPR/Cas9 technology, routine tissue culture, cloning and other molecular work, as well as biochemistry, including protein purification. Other responsibilities will include preparation of reagents, maintenance of lab stocks and assist in the day-to-day running of the laboratory.

Preferred skills and experience:

  • Degree or equivalent in life sciences
  • Previous research laboratory experience
  • Mammalian tissue culture, significant experience required (including transfection, siRNA and stable cell line generation)
  • Previous significant experience in molecular biology techniques: cloning, PCR, mutagenesis, western blotting, DNA, RNA and protein analysis, and protein analysis or immunofluorescence
  • Experience in CRIPSR/Cas9 technology is required
  • FACs and/or fluorescence microscopy experience preferred
  • High attention to detail and good record keeping
  • Good communication and organisational skills
  • Reliability and enthusiasm

Starting date: As soon as possible. Please note that applicants may be invited for interview prior to the closing date.

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 ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a brief statement outlining your research interests in the Upload section of the online application. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please email jobs@gurdon.cam.ac.uk. Please quote reference PR13592 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

PhD studentships x 4 (Fixed Term)

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

The Department of Pathology has an excellent reputation in pure biological and biomedical research and is offering four fully funded* studentships from October 2018 to work with one of the Research Group Leaders in this large and vibrant Department.

All applications should be made online via the University's Applicant Portal. In the Studentship section of your application please enter the projects that you are applying for in order of preference. You are allowed to select up to 3.

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 (http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/blpapdpth/requirements)

Supervisors and Projects available for October 2018 are:

Dr Dr. A.J.W. te Velthuis - Influenza virus replication and host adaptation

Dr Richard Hayward - Dissecting inclusion biogenesis - the specialised intracellular replicative compartment of Chlamydia trachomatis

Dr Naomi McGovern - The role of placental macrophages in fetal anti-viral defense.

Dr Anton Enright - Large-scale analysis of RNA methylation from Oxford Nanopore direct RNA sequencing

Funding* will cover the student's stipend at the current Research Council rate and University Fees. The studentships will be funded for three years in the first instance subject to eligibility**, with the possibility of additional funding in the fourth year depending on circumstances.

**The studentships are available to UK nationals and EU students who meet the UK residency requirements. Further information about your fee status can be found at the following website: http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance/fees/what-my-fee-status Applications from ineligible candidates will not be considered.

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

The closing date for applications is 4 January 2018. Interviews will be held between the 18-24 January 2018.

Full details of the projects and how to apply are available from the following link: http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/graduate/fully-funded-studentships

General queries regarding these positions should be directed to graduate.studies@path.cam.ac.uk or Irene Piper 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK13556 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate in Microfluidics and Placental Biology (Fixed Term)

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

The Centre for Trophoblast Research (CTR) are looking to appoint a Research Associate for one year working on a project to develop the application of microfluidics to the culture of endometrial and trophoblast organoids recently derived within the CTR (Turco et al. Nat Cell Biol. 2017). This will complement and add to current work in the CTR, particularly projects investigating the dialogue between trophoblast and endometrial cell populations, and factors regulating trophoblast invasion of matrices of different mechanical properties. The project is a pilot to test the feasibility of the technique, and will involve designing and arranging the fabrication of a suitable microfluidic device based on recently published protocols (Abbas et al. J R Soc Interface 2017). The device will then be used to test whether endocrine or cytokine-based interactions between the two types of organoid influence cell behaviour, in terms of proliferation, differentiation, migration or secretory activity.

The post-holder will work in the Department of Pathology at the University of Cambridge but will interact closely with other members of the CTR.

The ideal applicant will have (or very shortly have) a PhD in a relevant subject and significant experience in bioengineering plus experience in designing, manufacturing and operating microfluidic devices. 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 thesis submission date of the start date, whichever is the later.

Experience of placental cell isolation and establishment of organoid cultures and the ability to work independently but addressing overall aims of project would also be useful. As outlined in the Further Information document, we are looking for someone with good communication skills who has the ability to explain and advise on experimental design and analytical approaches for microfluidic cultures and the ability to prepare manuscripts for publication.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year 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 include a copy of your CV and short research statement. The deadline for applications is Sunday 5 November 2017. Interviews are likely to take place on 17 November 2017.

Please quote reference PK13608 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 Oct 11, 2017.

A Research Assistant is required for work with engineering plastid morphology in the model plant Marchantia polymorpha. This involves the use of Agrobacterium-delivery of CRISPR/Cas9 based tools for plant gene disruption, and targeting of genes required for chloroplast division and proliferation. Mutant plants will be cultured, screened and analysed using quantitative confocal microscopy techniques.

Candidates should have prior experience with plant culture and transformation, recombinant DNA techniques and quantitative microscopy. Experience with culture and handling of Marchantia polymorpha, Agrobacterium-mediated plant transformation, analysis of CRISPR/Cas9 knock-outs or confocal microscopy of plant tissues would be highly advantageous

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

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

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 PD13609 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Theatre Assistant (Fixed Term)

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

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE West Cambridge Site

Limit of tenure: Three years in the first instance

We require a Theatre Assistant to provide support to a team of Theatre Nurses and another Theatre Assistant who will work as part of a larger team of nurses, clinicians, surgeons, anaesthetists and students within the Queens Veterinary School Hospital.

You will be responsible for assisting in the efficient running of the small animal suites, and will maintain the cleanliness of the small animal theatre suites (which include five surgical theatres, an endoscopy suite and dental room), surgical equipment and instruments and assist in restocking theatre consumables. This is a key role in ensuring that the theatres are operating at maximum capacity in a clean and sterile environment and that surgical equipment is clean and sterile for use in a timely manner.

No formal qualifications are required, and no previous experience of working in a Theatre is needed as full training will be given, however applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the ability to clean to an excellent standard and that they are able to maintain high standards of cleanliness. An interest in Theatre work and the ability to acquire new skills are essential. The role requires a good level of fitness due to the physical tasks involved in the role.

You should be familiar and comfortable with levels of animal contact and have a knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety in the workplace.

The ability to communicate well with all levels of staff and to work as part of a team is essential

This is a full time post working 36.5 hours a week.

If you have any questions about this role please contact Natalie Wills on nw366@cam.ac.uk

Closing date: 2nd November 2017

Interviews will be held on 13th November 2017

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. Further particulars for the role and information about the Department www.vet.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PP13597 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Oct 10, 2017.

Development of genetic experimental tools in marine parasite Perkinsus

Skill sets: Molecular biology, cell biology, cell culture.

A research assistant position is available work alongside a post-doctoral researcher to develop and extend transformation technologies in Perkinsus. This genus consists of several important pathogens of marine shellfish, and is also a close relative and evolutionary model for apicomplexan parasites and dinoflagellate algae. The project will develop and extend existing transformation systems in Perkinsus including using CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome engineering. This project will be based in the University of Cambridge, Department of Biochemistry, Tennis Court Road, Central Cambridge and is a collaboration between Dr Ross Waller (University of Cambridge), Dr Sebastian Gornik (National University of Ireland Galway), Professor Arnab Pain (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia) and Professor Chris Howe (University of Cambridge).

Candidates should have a bachelors degree, or equivalent, in biology with some knowledge of molecular biology. Experience in cell culturing and DNA plasmid assembly and cloning will be an advantage. The ability to work both as part of a team, coupled with good communication and organizational skills are required.

The position is available from December 2017, and is funded for 18 months in the first instance.

Informal inquiries can be made by contacting Ross Waller (rfw26@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.

Enquiries about the online application process can be sent to Adriana Dote (personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference PH13587 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate in Structural Biology

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Oct 10, 2017.

Research Associate in Structural Biology: Structural basis of meiotic chromosome organization by the synaptonemal complex.

A postdoctoral position is available in the group of Prof. Luca Pellegrini in the Department of Biochemistry of the University of Cambridge, to work on the role of the synaptonemal complex in establishing the functional architecture of homologous chromosomes in meiosis, which is essential for correct chromosome pairing and genetic recombination (Syrjanen et al, eLife, 2017; Syrjanen et al, eLife, 2014). A multi-disciplinary approach involving biochemical and biophysical experiments will be used to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of synaptonemal complex assembly on the meiotic chromosome axis. The ultimate goal of the project is to achieve the biochemical reconstitution and structural analysis of meiotic chromosome organisation from purified protein components.

Successful candidates will hold or about to be awarded a PhD in Biochemistry, Biophysics or Molecular Biology and must be able to demonstrate a proven track record in conducting internationally-competitive research. Most of all, they must be exceptionally enthusiastic and motivated to succeed in fundamental research.

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

The position is available from January 1st, 2018 and is tenable for a period of one year initially.

Informal enquiries can be made to Luca Pellegrini at lp212@cam.ac.uk. https://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/people/uto/pellegrini

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

Enquiries about the online application process can be sent to Adriana Dote (personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference PH13585 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate x 4 (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Oct 10, 2017.

Post-doctoral Research Associate fixed-term positions

These opportunities arise through Prof Jussi Taipale commencing as the new Herchel Smith Professor of Biochemistry. The Taipale group will continue to work on transcriptional regulation; specifically, to understand how DNA sequences determine where and when genes are expressed. This effort will support the group in their second systems-level research area of elucidating control of tissue and organism growth. The research of the group will have impact on both the fundamental understanding of the regulation of gene expression, and on knowledge of the mechanisms that control cell growth during normal development and in pathologies such as cancer.

As part of the phased development of the Taipale group in Cambridge four positions are initially available, which are:

  • Computational genome-wide approaches to study transcription (1 position)

The candidate will have a PhD in Genetics, Biochemistry, Systems Biology, Computational Biology, Medicine or a related field. The project involves development and use of computational tools to analyze large in house and external datasets using advanced artificial intelligence, machine learning, computational biology, statistical and bioinformatic approaches. Applicants interested in any of the above research areas and/or interested in developing a novel research direction will be considered.

  • Genome-wide approaches to study transcription (2 positions)

Successful candidates will have a PhD in Genetics, Biochemistry, Systems Biology, Computational Biology, Medicine or a related field. Applicants interested in any of the above research areas and/or interested in developing a novel research direction will be considered.

  • Structural biology (1 position)

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Genetics, Biochemistry, Systems Biology, Computational Biology, Medicine or a related field. Applicants must have a proven record of being able to work independently and have good communication skills. Experience in protein crystallization and/or biochemical analyses of transcription factor DNA binding is required.

The selection processes will be conducted in November and the posts be available from 1st March 2018. Funding for all positions is initially 24 months.

Informal enquires can be made by contacting Prof Jussi Taipale, email: ajt208@cam.ac.uk; further information on the Taipale lab can be obtained at http://ki.se/en/mbb/jussi-taipale-group

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

Enquiries about the online application process can be sent to Adriana Dote (personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PH13582 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate: Investigating the role of g-TuRCs in neurite outgrowth

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Oct 10, 2017.

Funding has become available for a short-term postdoctoral Research Associate position to join the lab of Dr. Paul Conduit in the Department of Zoology, located in central Cambridge. The appointment will be for a period of up to 10 months starting 1st February 2018. The post-holder will need to have experience in imaging Drosophila dendritic arborisation neurons during pupal development and will be expected to participate in the dissemination of research through publications and oral presentations.

Essential skills: - PhD in cell/developmental biology - Significant experience in imaging Drosophila dendritic arborisation neurons during pupal development using fluorescent microscopy - A research background in dendrite pruning - Excellent analytic, design, and scientific skills - Good interpersonal skills and an ability to work as part of a team - The ability to organise time and work effectively, independently and responsibly

Duties and responsibilities

The post-holder will be expected to participate in the dissemination of research through publications and oral presentations both within the department and at conferences. They will also be expected to help advise and possibly train other members of the lab, as and when required.

Applications should include a C.V. and a brief statement of your scientific background and why you would like to join the lab.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 10 months.

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

Please quote reference PF13573 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Estates Assistant (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Oct 10, 2017.

Based within the 40-acre Botanic Garden, we are looking for a full-time Estates Assistant to undertake routine and emergency building maintenance works ie plumbing, carpentry, electrical repairs and wide ranging general maintenance tasks to the Garden Buildings and Grounds. The Estates Assistant will be employed within the estates department, delivering high quality project and other work; in compliance with University Policy and Health and Safety Legislation, as requested by the Head of Estates and Operations Manager.

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

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

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

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

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Public Engagement Assistant (Part Time)

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

The Gurdon Institute www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk is a vibrant, world-leading centre for research at the interface between developmental biology and cancer biology, supported by Wellcome and Cancer Research UK. As a research centre, and a Department of the University of Cambridge, the Gurdon Institute has a major responsibility to contribute to society through public engagement. The Institute wants to inspire young people's interest and excitement in science, positively impact the public perception of fundamental research and make public engagement part of its research culture www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/public-engagement.

We are looking for a Public Engagement Assistant who will assist the Public Engagement Manager and volunteer researchers from the Institute in delivering an exciting programme of public engagement activities.

Candidates should be educated to at least A Level/NVQ level 3 standard or have equivalent practical experience. A degree in a Biology related subject would be an advantage. Enthusiasm for conveying science to a variety of audiences, of all ages and levels of knowledge is vital. Experience of working in an administrative/secretarial role, and knowledge of facts, principles, processes and general concepts related to Project Administration are essential. Excellent organisational and IT skills, including familiarity with databases, spreadsheets, and editorial software are also essential. Some evening and weekend work will be occasionally required. This is a part-time position (50% of full-time, 18.25 hours per week, with flexible hours).

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 30th November 2021 in the first instance.

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

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

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact jobs@gurdon.cam.ac.uk. We anticipate holding interviews throughout the application process.

Please quote reference PR13559 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

Synthetic Biology SRI Assistant Co-ordinator (Part Time, Fixed Term)

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

The Synthetic Biology Strategic Research Initiative (SRI) is based in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge. We are seeking a part-time (0.5FTE) Assistant Co-ordinator who will work closely with the SRI Co-ordinator, Dr Jenny Molloy, in the research group of Professor Jim Haseloff (SRI Chair). Working hours will be discussed at interview but daily Monday to Friday is preferable.

The Synthetic Biology SRI provides a hub for researchers, students and external collaborators interested in the interface between biology and engineering through frequent events, training initiatives and an active online presence. The role-holder will provide communications, event management and administrative support to the Synthetic Biology SRI Co-ordinator, including responsibility for website updates, publicity and social media.

The successful candidate will have an A-Level in Biology, or equivalent; knowledge of web design and implementation; the ability to use social media as a PR tool in a professional setting; events management experience. You will have excellent communication skills and a pro-active and flexible approach.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2019 in the first instance.

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

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

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 PD13532 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Oct 02, 2017.

A post-doctoral position is available within the Reproductive Immunobiology group led by Professor Ashley Moffett, Dr Francesco Colucci and Dr. Andrew Sharkey in the Immunology Division of the Department of Pathology, Tennis Court Road. The position is available to start as soon as possible from January 2018 for a period of 3 years. The group comprises 8 scientists working on maternal-fetal interactions in humans that regulate placental development and function.

The aims of the project is to characterise the cells in this fetal-maternal immune cross-talk in the first stages of pregnancy by high-throughput technology to understand interactions between the relevant cell populations and their spatial distribution. Using knowledge gained from flow cytometry, based on the detection of a small and pre-defined number of markers, and high-throughput single cell transcriptomics combined with immunohistology of the utero-placental interface, we will seek to understand how placentation occurs in humans and how it goes wrong in pregnancy disorders.

Candidates should have a PhD and a track record of success in cellular and molecular biology research. Relevant experience in flow cytometry is desirable and experience in other single-cell technologies, including mass cytometry and single-cell RNA transcriptomics, is welcome but not essential.

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 thesis submission date of the start date, whichever is the later.

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

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 PK13499 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 Sep 28, 2017.

The Wellcome Trust-Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is an international centre of excellence for stem cell research and regenerative medicine. Scientists in the Institute collaborate to advance our knowledge of various stem cell types and to perform pioneering work in translational research areas, providing the foundation for new medical treatments.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to explore how quiescent state is maintained and becomes activated in lung homeostasis and regeneration. The position, which is supported by an ERC Grant, will be hosted in the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute (CSCI) and is associated with Dr. Joo-Hyeon Lee's group.

The project aims at investigating (re)programming of lineage commitment during lung injury repair and regeneration. In order to advance our understanding in this field, we have created new lineage tracing models with selective cell modification. Drawing upon developments in mathematical modelling, advanced imaging and image-analysis, we will define the clonal dynamics of epithelial stem cells in adult lungs under different conditions: homeostasis, regeneration and/or inflammation. In addition to apply to genetic models, we also utilise co-culture system and single cell molecular analysis to dissect the cellular and molecular hierarchy of lineage commitment in various conditions.

Candidates should hold a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant field. In particular they will have a background in molecular/cellular biology and genetics, knowledge in molecular cloning, lineage tracing, confocal imaging and image processing/analysis, experience in epithelial biology with murine genetic models, experience in primary cell culture, tissue clearing, fluorescence imaging, fluorescence activated cell analysis and cell sorting and a proven capacity to design, execute and correctly interpret their own experiments.

Candidates should be able to communicate effectively and be independent and collaborative.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Closing date for applications is the 1st November 2017, with interviews yet to be confirmed by the department.

Please quote reference PS13459 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 Sep 27, 2017.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to study mammalian developmental and physiological processes through the generation and analysis of mouse mutants defective for various KRAB zinc finger proteins. The successful candidate will join Dr Michael Imbeault's Group focusing on the impact of transposable elements on the evolution of gene regulatory networks, and is required to have experience in working with mouse models.

Essential skills:

PhD in Mammalian Epigenetics, genetics or related subject. Phenotyping mammalian genetic models. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Desirable skills:

Strong expertise in molecular biology (molecular cloning, CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing). Prior experience with next generation sequencing (ChIP-seq/RNA-seq).

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 23 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.

For further information and an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Dr Imbeault via email: mi339@gen.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PC13422 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 26, 2017.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral post in calcium signalling by lysosomes to work in the laboratory of Prof. Colin Taylor at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge. The lab combines diverse approaches to examine the structural basis of intracellular calcium signalling and it enjoys collaborations with labs in other disciplines. Further information at: http://www.phar.cam.ac.uk/research/taylor. Applicants will have, or be close to obtaining, a PhD. A knowledge of cell biology and lysosomes, and experience with advanced optical microscopy and quantitative image analysis are essential. The appointee will be enthusiastic, careful and methodical, ready to accept responsibility individually and as part of a team, self-motivated, able to organise, perform and analyse experiments with considerable independence, engaged with the literature, keen to combine different approaches to explore mechanisms of calcium signalling, and willing to contribute to teaching others. Funds are available for up to 2 years (to December 31, 2019) with effect from 1 January 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The key duties require the development and execution of a research project, but the appointees will also be involved with our outreach activities, contribute to the activities of others in the lab, and take a share of communal lab responsibilities.

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

Applications 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)

The deadline for receipt of applications is 27 October 2017. Interviews of short-listed candidates will take place in early November.

Please quote reference PL13417 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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CTR - Next Generation Fellowship (Fixed Term)

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

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

Next Generation Fellowships are aimed at promoting the career prospects of high-calibre individuals pursuing innovative research falling within the remit of the Centre for Trophoblast Research, with special reference to the trophoblast. Applications addressing the Grand Challenges identified by the Centre will be particularly welcomed. The Fellowships are highly flexible to suit individual needs, and enable the holder to develop as an independent researcher within a supportive and stimulating environment. Holders are expected to apply for a Research Fellowship/Career Development Award from a research council or other funding body, or a faculty position during the course of their tenure.

Eligibility Candidates should normally be within 5 years of the award of their PhD (due allowance will be made for those whose career has been affected for personal reasons). Applicants must display evidence of academic excellence, a strong research record, and the ability to perform independent research. The Fellowships are open to UK, EU and overseas graduates.

The Fellowship A Fellowship is usually of three years duration and may be held in any department within the University or its affiliated institutes. A Fellowship will provide for a personal salary on the Research Associate scale (£30,175 to £38,183 depending on research experience), justified research consumables, essential equipment and conference travel. Successful candidates will be free, and indeed encouraged, to apply for additional funding from other sources. Fellows will be expected to contribute fully to the activities of the Centre and to their host department.

Application Candidates should first identify a mentor from the list of Principal Investigators within the Centre, and discuss their research plans with them.

To apply, please see instructions on the CTR website https://www.trophoblast.cam.ac.uk/ . The closing date is 18th December 2017 and interviews for short-listed candidates will be held towards the end of January 2018. Successful candidates will be expected to commence their Fellowship in October 2018, unless agreed otherwise with the Director.

Please quote reference PM13185 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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CTR Graduate Studentships (Fixed Term)

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

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

The Centre for Trophoblast Research aims to fund up to two PhD studentships commencing in October 2018. These may be held in any relevant department within the University or affiliated institutes. The studentships will be awarded on a competitive basis and applicants will be expected to demonstrate both a strong academic background and an aptitude for research. The studentships will be fully funded at Wellcome Trust rates for three or four years of full-time research depending on academic background, and are open to UK, EU and overseas students. The Centre is also willing to consider hosting students for the PhD who have already secured independent funding. For information regarding the costs of PhD training in Cambridge please refer to the Board of Graduate Studies' website http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/gradstud/.

Requirements: Applicants should hold, or expect to obtain, a first class honours degree in a relevant biological subject. Applicants holding a Masters degree will also be welcome to apply for a 3-year studentship. For overseas students the minimum undergraduate GPA for entrance into the University is 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale), and those for whom English is not their native language should see the Board of Graduate Studies' guidelines regarding Competence in English. Research students are initially admitted without being registered for a particular degree, and are only registered for the PhD on satisfactory completion of a report at the end of their first year of study.

We encourage all applicants to make initial informal enquiries of individual members of the Centre regarding projects on offer at http://www.trophoblast.cam.ac.uk/info/projects.shtml. Once you have identified a potential supervisor and project you should make a formal application as follows: Send a curriculum-vitae, a half-page personal statement outlining your motivation for research at the Centre, two confidential academic references in sealed envelopes, and, if possible, a transcript of your undergraduate results to: The Administrator, Centre for Trophoblast Research, Physiology Building, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EG, UK

Please note that candidates will also need to apply separately for admission through the University central system: http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/blpdpdpdn/apply. The funding and admission processes are two separate steps.

Short-listed candidates will be interviewed in person or by telephone towards the end of January 2018.

Please quote reference PM13194 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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