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Junior Clinical Veterinarian in Diagnostic Imaging (Service Intern) (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 26, 2019.

The Department of Veterinary Medicine seeks to recruit a Junior Clinical Veterinarian in Diagnostic Imaging (Service Intern) from 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible after that date, in order to enhance provision of the Diagnostic service and undergraduate teaching.

The post will to help facilitate the smooth running of the Imaging Department by undertaking image acquisition in all modalities. This is an opportunity to develop clinical skills in a well-equipped and strong academic environment. The successful candidate will be required to participate in the practical instruction of veterinary students, and to support the training programme for Clinical Training Scholars in Diagnostic Imaging.

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

For informal enquiries about the position, please contact Natalie Wills nw366@cam.ac.uk

Candidates who apply for the position are strongly encouraged to spend a maximum of one day in the Department to get a good understanding of the role, the Hospital and to meet the Radiography team prior to the interview. To arrange a visit please contact Marie-Aude Genain ¿ Principal Radiologist on mag72@cam.ac.uk

Applicants should submit a CHRIS/6, CV, covering letter outlining suitability for the role and contact details for two references.

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

Further information about the role: click on link below

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

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

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Closing date for applications: 29 July 2019

Interview date: 20 August 2019

Please quote reference PP19714 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

Research IT Developer (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 25, 2019.

We are seeking an experienced developer to implement and support the IT services of the Epidemiology and Modelling Group. The role holder will take responsibility for devising and implementing the group's IT strategy, in collaboration with the team lead and other IT staff. This will maintain/increase the team's effectiveness in conducting its research.

The IT strategy will include the design and methodology of analysis pipelines, and the development of software. The role holder will implement software to run on desktop and HPC environments and include web-based services and front-ends.

Applications are invited from candidates with degree level/Level 6 vocational qualification or equivalent level of expertise. Expert knowledge in the development of analysis pipelines for use on an HPC as well as expertise in application development and design is essential. Knowledge of, and expertise in, Python, Typescript/Javascript, R, workload managers e.g. Slurm, HPC analysis, Unix/Linux, shell scripting and version control, e.g. GIT are also essential. The role requires strong planning skills as well as excellent oral and written communication. The ideal candidate will be highly proactive, persuasive and enthusiastic with an ability to develop and maintain their own knowledge in their field.

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

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please upload a CV and covering letter describing how you meet the post specifications. Contact Sally Hames (sah57@cam.ac.uk) if you have any queries.

If you do not receive a response from us one month after the closing date you should consider that your application has not been successful this time.

Please quote reference PD19710 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

Classroom/Research Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 24, 2019.

A Teaching Laboratory Technician is required to join a small team servicing undergraduate practical classes in the Department of Biochemistry. During University term time the role assists in the preparation of reagents and equipment allocation for classes, setting out of teaching materials, ensuring equipment is in good working order and answering student enquiries. Out of term it is anticipated that the role holder will support external events held within the department and/or provide support to research labs.

This requires a conscientious, accurate and methodical approach and the ability to prioritise tasks and work to deadlines, sometimes under pressure. Manual dexterity and good communication and IT skills are essential as well as the ability to function efficiently in a small team.

Ideally you will have studied to A Level/ BTEC or equivalent in Chemistry or Biology although applicants educated to GCSE level in relevant subjects and with experience in molecular biology and biochemical techniques will also be considered for this role. Previous experience in a laboratory environment within a higher education environment would be advantageous.

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

Informal inquiries about the role can be made by contacting Sio Ball - slrb2@cam.ac.uk. Any enquiries about the application process can be directed to personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

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

Please quote reference PH19668 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

Research Assistant/Associate

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 24, 2019.

A postdoctoral position is available to work in the research group of Professor Daniel St Johnston (see http://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/research/stjohnston) at the Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge. The group studies how epithelial cell polarise and how this polarity regulates the cytoskeleton and membrane trafficking using both Drosophila and organoid systems.

The project will focus on polarised secretion in intestinal organoids. Candidates should have a PhD in Biological Sciences or be close to a completion of their degree, and must be highly motivated with prior graduate experience in cell biology. They are expected to demonstrate independent thinking and creativity. Prior experience in tissue culture, live imaging and membrane trafficking are essential. Please see the attached "Further Information" file for more details about the role.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2020 in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Applicants should upload a copy of their CV and a short summary of prior research accomplishments.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Florence Leroy at jobs@gurdon.cam.ac.uk

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

Please quote reference PR19664 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

Research Assistant/Associate (Bioinformatician) x 2

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 24, 2019.

Applications are invited for two full-time Bioinformaticians/Computing Biologists (Research Assistants/Associates) to work on projects studying neural stem cells in Drosophila under the direction of Professor Andrea Brand at the Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge. The ideal candidates should have completed a PhD or Masters' degree in biological science and/or computer science (or related discipline) and have experience in bioinformatics. They should be proficient with R and Python and have experience with the analysis of High-Throughput sequencing data, including single cell and bulk RNA sequencing, ChIP sequencing and ATAC sequencing. Knowledge of statistics and the application of statistical methods for robust data analysis is essential. Laboratory and wet-lab experience in molecular biology and biochemistry techniques would be a benefit.

For further details please see the HR7 Further Information file.

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

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

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

Please quote reference PR19685 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

Senior Research Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 24, 2019.

We are looking for a Research laboratory technician to join the group of Professor Allan Herbison at the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience. The Herbison group uses molecular, cellular and systems levels approaches to understand the neural networks that control puberty and fertility in male and female mice. Initially, the role holder will play a key part in establishing the lab in Cambridge after relocation from New Zealand.

The successful applicant will primarily be actively involved in assisting with research projects. Specific duties will include:

  • Immunohistochemistry.
  • Management of the mouse colonies including genotyping.
  • Handling of mice including in vivo tail-tip bleeding procedures.
  • Analysis of blood samples for hormones using an ultrasensitive ELISA.
  • Assisting with molecular and cellular research projects.

You should be educated to A' level, NVQ level 3, or have an equivalent level of practical experience in biomedical or biological sciences along with experience of working in a multidisciplinary laboratory. Experience in cellular neuroscience laboratory work is highly desirable. Applicants should also be able to demonstrate familiarity of health and safety issues of a laboratory, accurate record keeping, good organisational skills and ability to prioritise workloads.

We are seeking a candidate who is proactive with good communication skills, and able to work within a team and work well under pressure.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 1 September 2024 in the first instance.

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

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please refer to the Further Particulars for the role, and use this as a guide for your application.

Please quote reference PM19676 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

Clinical Veterinarian in Anatomic Pathology

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 21, 2019.

University of Cambridge Department of Veterinary Medicine West Cambridge Site

This new role is available from 1 August 2019. You will be responsible, along with other academic staff, for the teaching of anatomic pathology undergraduates; for training Clinical Training Scholars and for delivering services in diagnostic anatomic pathology in the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital and for external stakeholders.

You must be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a degree qualifying you for membership, and have experience in anatomic pathology in domestic, wild and zoo animals. You should be a Diplomate of The European College of Veterinary Pathologists (ECVP) or The American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP), but candidates who have completed an approved residency training programme in Anatomic Pathology and who are eligible to sit the ECVP, ACVP, or Royal College of Pathologists certifying examinations, will also be considered. Documented undergraduate teaching experience is desirable.

The following are essential: good practical experience in veterinary anatomic pathology and experience in the training of Clinical Training Scholars. Experience of teaching clinical veterinary students is desirable.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 28 July 2019

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 21 August 2019

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

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Helen Boyle by email: hmab3@cam.ac.uk

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link 'Apply online' or visit the vacancy pages on the following website: www.jobs.cam.ac.uk This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) before completing the online application form.

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

Please quote reference PP19564 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

Junior Clinical Training Scholarship in Small Animal Studies

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 21, 2019.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

JUNIOR CLINICAL TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP (INTERNSHIP) IN SMALL ANIMAL STUDIES

Scholarship award: £15,000.00 per annum (subject to change)

Three Scholarships to start on 1 November 2019 for 12.5 months

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

Scholars will receive training and tuition as they rotate through anaesthesia, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, orthopaedics and soft tissue surgery and be supervised by recognised specialists in each field. Scholars will also have responsibility for primary care cases seen at the hospital's charity clinics, and be involved in teaching final year veterinary students. Scholars will be an integral part of the out of hours care of animals within the hospital especially within the intensive care unit.

Candidates must be Members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and should have the following skills and experience: ¿ Proficiency in neutering of dogs and cats ¿ Competency in performing dental work in dogs and cats ¿ At least one years' experience in primary care veterinary practice in the UK For applicants for whom English is not their first language, a score of 7.5 in IELTS (with no element under 7), or a score of 100 in TOEFL (with no element less than 24).

The deadline for applications is 21 July 2019

Interviews will be held on 5 August 2019

An application form (JCTS1) and information pack can be downloaded from the following website: www.jobs.cam.ac.uk

Please send your completed application form, following the instructions on the form. The completed application should include your curriculum vitae, and covering letter, please email to vetmed@hermes.cam.ac.uk

Informal enquiries to Helen Boyle, HR Administrator: hmab3@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PP19653 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

Research Assistant/Associate

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 20, 2019.

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Assistant/Associate in the laboratory of Professor Steve Jackson. The main lab is based in the internationally renowned Gurdon Institute in the centre of Cambridge. The candidate will be based at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Hinxton but will be required to attend meetings at the Gurdon Institute. Building on successful recent work in our laboratory, the research project will involve generating and maintaining mouse models and cell lines to study the genetic and functional relationships of novel genes identified in state-of-the-art CRISPR/Cas9 screens.

The candidate will work independently towards achieving the proposed research goals. The work will be multi-disciplinary, combining recently-established genome engineering and genetic screening approaches with next-generation sequencing, bioinformatics, cell biology, molecular biology and biochemistry. A major part of this post is acting as deputy licence holder and Manager of any lab member undertaking procedures under the Home Office Licence. The candidate must have a Home Office personal licence and have completed HO modules 1-3 and 5 and will independently manage HO returns and ensure all group members work within the current project licence. The successful candidate will have a relevant masters degree or PhD with a track-record of working in an animal facility. In addition to their own research, the post-holder will provide support for on-going projects that are being carried out at the Sanger Institute under the supervision of Dr. David Adams (Sanger Institute) and Dr. Gabriel Balmus (Department of Clinical Neurosciences). Thus, the successful candidate will be required to understand the language used in Home Office documents and provide practical support for other lab members, including management of mouse colonies, experimental work for derivation/rederivation of mouse lines and assisting in setting up studies in a timely manner. Candidates are expected to be independent and highly motivated. Excellent written and spoken communication skills are required.

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 2 years in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Applicants should upload a copy of their CV and a short summary of prior research accomplishments.

Further information can be found on the lab webpage, https://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/research/jackson, and informal enquiries can be made to k.dry@gurdon.cam.ac.uk.

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

Please quote reference PR19611 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

Senior Research Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 20, 2019.

We are looking for someone to support the research in Professor Randall Johnson's lab on a Tet methylcytosine dioxygenase 2 (TET2) project within the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience. The role plays a key part in providing skilled technical support to the group. The main focus of the role will be T cell isolation from human whole blood conducting drug titration assays. This work will ultimately focus on a potential novel immunotherapy treatment for cancer.

Ideally you will be educated to A' level, NVQ level 3, or an equivalent level of practical experience in a biological subject although applicants educated to GCSE level in relevant subjects and with experience in molecular biology and biochemical techniques will also be considered for this role.

You should have good communication and IT skills as well as the ability to work independently and communicate effectively within the research group and the wider research community.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 3 February 2022 in the first instance.

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

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please refer to the Further Particulars for the role, and use this as a guide for your application.

Please quote reference PM19648 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

Research Assistant/Associate - Group Nedelec

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 20, 2019.

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Associate position in the group of Dr Francois Nedelec at the Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University (SLCU), to carry out fundamental research in the field of mathematical modelling of plant morphogenesis. The proposed project will focus on the processes contributing to cell shape and tissue organization, aiming to understand the key physical forces constraining plant cells, and how these forces are regulated biologically.

The candidate will implement a 3D thin shell class to represent either the cell shape, or membrane-bound organelles such as the nucleus, interacting with the filamentous system of the cytoskeleton. The project is funded with the aim of integrating experimental data into the models. Several exciting possibilities for local collaborations exist within Cambridge University. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to develop skills in mathematical modelling, advanced numerical simulations and data analysis.

Applicants must have, or be close to obtaining a PhD in computational biology, physics, applied mathematics, computer science, engineering or related field. Proficiency in programming (C++, Python) and advanced knowledge of mechanical modelling are required. Experience in modelling of biological systems, or expertise in systems biology and/or theoretical biophysics in general would be advantageous.

The successful candidate will be fully involved in the basic research in these areas whilst also writing up their research work for presentation and publication. The post holder may be required to assist in the supervision of student projects, provide instructions to students and deliver seminars relating to their research area. Good communication skills are essential as the post holder will need to work well in a team and collaborate with other researchers in the Institute. Candidates should also demonstrate a history of science communication (e.g. presentations, outreach activities, teaching) and have a proven track record of scientific publication.

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

Start date: The position is full time and available immediately.

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

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

Scientific enquiries apart from the formal application should be directed to Dr Francois Nedelec at Francois.Nedelec@slcu.cam.ac.uk

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please quote reference PT19638 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

Research Centre Coordinator [Temporary Cover]

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 20, 2019.

Applications are invited for a full-time (Temporary cover) Administrator to support the research activities of Professor Usha Goswami, Director of the Centre for Neuroscience in Education (http://cne.psychol.cam.ac.uk/). The post-holder has responsibility for providing a broad range of administrative services to support her research, and to support the day-to-day running of her lab. This includes pre- and post-award research project administration, including for EU projects, co-ordinating staffing and equipment to maximise efficiency, financial management of resources, organizing databases, assisting with publications and ensuring research compliance for experimental studies.

This is a wide-ranging position which would suit a self-motivated individual who is experienced in working in a diverse team and able to perform effectively under multiple demands. Applicants should be educated to first degree level or have level 6 vocational qualifications or an equivalent level of practical experience and have experience in a similar administrative position, ideally within a scientific research setting. Excellent organisational skills, complete reliability and the ability to prioritise tasks effectively are essential, as is meticulous attention to detail. Comprehensive IT skills for administration including the use of databases are required. A high standard of numeracy with proven ability in managing resources is expected. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a proven ability to summarise information and provide advice.

Temporary cover: This post is fixed-term for 1 years or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

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

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Informal inquiries about this post may be sent to Prof Usha Goswami (ucg10@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 21 July 2019. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ19641 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 19, 2019.

Applications are invited for one Wellcome Trust funded Research Assistant/ Associate position starting 01/09/2019. The successful candidate will be based in the Department of Psychology and will join the Cambridge Consciousness and Cognition Lab, working directly for Dr Daniel Bor (https://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/daniel-bor-dr). The lab investigates the behavioural and neural features of consciousness and cognition during normal wakefulness, as well as different states of consciousness and its transitions. The research spans normal and altered states of consciousness, disturbed consciousness due to psychiatric or neurological conditions, as well as severe disorders of consciousness.

Within this remit, Dr Bor is investigating how conscious level can be quantified (neurally), and how this is modulated by cognition. Furthermore, he is exploring the neural markers of individual differences in cognitive reserve, both in normal subjects using a drowsiness-neural-strain paradigm, and in Alzheimer's disease patients at various stages of the disease, with the eventual aim to pharmacologically boost patients with poor cognitive reserve, thus significantly improving quality of life. To explore these issues, Dr Bor is primarily using big data neuroimaging datasets in MEG and fMRI, both with normal and Alzheimer's disease samples. Targeted new data will also be acquired, in a large simultaneous EEG-fMRI-pharmacology study. The successful candidate will work with Dr Bor and his team on this project, primarily by developing and using advanced brain-scanning data processing and analysis methods, including machine learning techniques. Most of this work will require programming skills, especially in Matlab, but python and C++ programming may also be involved. In addition, the Research Assistant/Associate may lead data acquisition on new neuroimaging studies.

Applicants must have a good science, computer science, mathematics or engineering degree, and preferably a higher degree or PhD in a relevant subject.

Experience in programming is essential. Experience in M/EEG or fMRI analysis would be highly desirable.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 May 2022 in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Informal inquiries about this post may be sent to Daniel Bor (db246@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 21 July 2019. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ19610 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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Studentship (Fixed Term) - Dr Catherine Merrick

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 18, 2019.

The malaria parasite Plasmodium has a complex lifecycle involving several highly unusual cell cycles. Rather than conventional binary fission, it grows via syncytial modes of replication, producing multinucleate syncytia prior to budding and cytokinesis. This presumably requires unusual, sophisticated regulators of DNA replication, DNA repair and cell-cycle checkpoints, yet these are very poorly understood. The current first-line antimalarial drug, artemisinin, can cause DNA damage and drug-resistant parasites have recently arisen. Their resistance apparently involves parasite 'dormancy' - possibly via a cell-cycle checkpoint. This project will investigate how Plasmodium responds to DNA damage and how this may be linked to artemisinin resistance.

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 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 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.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

General queries regarding these positions should be directed to graduate.studies@path.cam.ac.uk or Izzy Starkey 01223 333872.

Please quote reference PK19597 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

Research Group Leader - Computational Biology

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 17, 2019.

We seek a Research Group Leader with a research focus on applying Computational Biology / Bioinformatics to better understand biological processes and/or disease. The successful candidate will establish a research program within the Department of Pathology that uses Bioinformatics / Computational Biology and will collaborate within the department, clinical school and university. The Department has expanded its genomics and computational biology expertise and the successful candidate would benefit from existing resources and mentorship. The successful candidate could propose a program of research that has both 'wet' and 'dry' elements. The proposed independent research programme should align to at least one of the following disciplines: Cellular and Molecular Pathology, Immunology, Virology, Microbiology or Parasitology (http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/research/research-divisions).

The position will be for a maximum of five years and is available from 1st October 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidate will be based at the Department of Pathology, in Cambridge, and will be provided with laboratory space and a PhD studentship in the Department. It is expected that she/he will obtain research grants to build a research group.

Applicants are expected to have a PhD and postdoctoral research experience that is relevant to their proposed research programme within the Department of Pathology. They will have an excellent track-record of research and have published in leading journals.

The main responsibilities of this role are outlined in the Further Information document and include developing an independent research programme, assisting in the supervision of graduate and undergraduate student projects and delivery of seminars relating to their research area.

As part of the selection process, short-listed candidates will be invited to visit the Department to give a seminar on their work and meet prospective colleagues. It is intended to arrange these visits on Tuesday 20th August 2019.

Limited funding: 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 health assessment.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Any enquiries relating to the application process please contact Jodi Smith - hr@path.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PK18777 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

Senior Accounts Clerk (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 17, 2019.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

WEST CAMBRIDGE SITE

Limit of tenure: 18 months in the first instance

The position is available from 1 September 2019 or as soon after as possible. As a member of the accounts team, you will undertake a full range of accounts duties in Payables, Receivables and General Ledger, with other duties relating to research grants and payroll, and provide a first point of enquiry for staff, students and suppliers seeking accounts-related information and guidance.

You will have GCSE English and Maths, Grade C or above, and AAT Intermediate, or equivalent. You will be familiar with use of MS Excel. You will have extensive accounts-based work experience, and be familiar with use of on-line financial systems (Oracle Financials desirable).

Good written and communication skills and interpersonal skills, a patient attitude, tact, and diplomacy are important, as is the ability to work as a proactive team player.

The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, whilst achieving accuracy and paying attention to detail, is imperative. You will also be required to work on your own initiative within the scope of your role.

Informal enquiries: Julie Ingham email ji217@cam.ac.uk

Closing Date 21 July 2019

Interviews will be held 6 August 2019

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

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

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

Please quote reference PP19184 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Level 3 Maintenance Electrician Apprentice

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 17, 2019.

The Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University (SLCU) is recruiting an apprentice to their training scheme to start in September 2019.

The scheme offers: - Full advanced apprenticeship NVQ Level 3 training in conjunction with Cambridge Regional College, including vocational and technical certificate courses; - A very broad range of experience in a variety of electrical maintenance disciplines; - A supportive working environment and mentoring scheme; - Involvement with world-leading research activity.

Applicants should have five GCSEs or equivalent at grades A-C, including Mathematics, Science and English, or expect to gain this level of qualification this summer. We are looking for an individual who has a real interest in engineering, especially maintenance, an enthusiasm to learn on the job and the ability to demonstrate an aptitude for practical problem solving. Good IT and communication skills would also be an asset.

The role holder will undertake training and provide, increasingly over the period of the apprenticeship, support for The Sainsbury Laboratory Facilities team. The main functions of this role are to assist the team with: - Reactive maintenance of the building services, plant and equipment. - Planned preventative Maintenance of the building services, plant and equipment. - Minor electrical installations and modifications. - Providing technical support to research and other staff at the laboratory. - Other routine tasks as required by the Facilities Supervisor.

As the apprenticeship progresses, the role holder is expected to work with increasing independence and to undertake tasks using their own knowledge and experience, diagnosing and rectifying straightforward problems (e.g. failure of luminaires) with minimal guidance. During the apprenticeship the role holder will contribute to one of the laboratory's key support functions, developing relationships with internal staff, members of other departments within the University and external service providers. The Laboratory provides a welcoming and collaborative environment with a wide-range of family-friendly benefits and development opportunities. More about the Sainsbury Laboratory and details of what the University offers to employees can be found at: http://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/.

Informal enquiries apart from the formal application should be directed to Mr Stephen Andrews at stephen.andrews@slcu.cam.ac.uk

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

The interview date will be Wednesday 10 July 2019.

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Please quote reference PT19070 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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MRC Postdoctoral Fellow

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 17, 2019.

The Medical Research Council Toxicology Unit is an internationally renowned institution focussed on the delivery of field-changing mechanistic insights into toxicology and disease. The Unit is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including super resolution microscopy and offers excellent opportunities for postdoctoral development. The Unit is part of the University of Cambridge; it is currently located at Leicester and will physically relocate to Cambridge in 2020, therefore the first part of the project will be conducted at Leicester.

Applications are invited for an MRC Postdoctoral Fellow (PF) to join the laboratories of Willis and MacFarlane within the Unit's Cross-Unit Programme: Mechanisms of Fibre Toxicity. The focus of the programme is to carry out research into the molecular pathways triggered by exposure to toxic fibres that leads to mesothelioma, for further information visit: https://www.mrc-tox.cam.ac.uk/research/mechanisms-fibre-toxicity

The aim of the project is to generate a detailed adverse outcome/toxicity pathway which fully describes in molecular terms the changes which lead to the development of MPM following exposure of mice to CNTs with different aspect-ratios and chemically-modified fibres. In the longer term, this information will be used to obtain novel biomarkers of exposure to monitor workers in facilities which use/produce CNTs (including low and middle income countries, LMICS). It will also inform about the potential hazards associated with the use of new nanofibres and promote the concept of "safe by design" to those developing such materials. The project will identify the contribution of dysregulated transcription, and translation, RNA-interactome to adverse events that follow nanofibre exposure.

This is a three year training and development position. We support postdoctoral scientists in these positions with a range of formal and on-the-job training to ensure you receive the training relevant to your role and identify additional training to help support your future career.

Applicants must have (or be in the final stages of receiving) a PhD in a relevant discipline and have experience in molecular and cell biology. Experience in RNA biology, epigenetics, transcription profiling, cancer cell biology and working with animal models is desirable. The ability to publish high quality research in a peer reviewed journal; to be able to work both independently and as part of a team, together with excellent communication and problem solving skills are required.

Further information on the Toxicology Unit can be found at https://www.mrc-tox.cam.ac.uk/

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

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Informal enquiries can be directed to Anne Willis at aew80@cam.ac.uk

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Rebecca Heatherley at rsh49@mrc-tox.cam.ac.uk

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

Please quote reference PU19573 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Bioinformatician (Research Assistant/Associate)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 13, 2019.

Applications are invited for a Bioinformatician in the laboratory of Professor Steve Jackson based in the internationally renowned Gurdon Institute in the centre of Cambridge, UK (https://www.stevejacksonlab.org/).

We wish to recruit a versatile individual to participate in data-driven projects addressing mechanisms by which mutations arise and how they influence cancer cell proliferation and survival. The post-holder will work on collaborative projects based on biological data generated by other group members. There will also be opportunities to lead specific project areas, in line with the overall research objectives of the lab.

Applicants should have a degree in biological sciences or computational biology. The ideal candidate will have programming experience in at least two languages (Python/PERL/shell/R); experience in using programming tools to build pipelines for the analysis of large datasets; and a solid understanding of statistics. Ability to analyse whole-genome sequencing data, RNA-sequencing data, or data from other sequencing platforms is also essential. The role holder must also have excellent communication skills with a proven track record of interacting with biologists effectively, and a willingness to become familiar with the molecular bases of DNA repair.

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

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Applicants should upload a copy of your CV and a brief statement outlining your research interests.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Kate Dry at jobs@gurdon.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PR19548 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 13, 2019.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to develop computational and modelling-based approaches to study the cell fate behaviour in epithelial tissues. The position, which is supported by a Senior Investigator Award from Wellcome, will be in the research group of Prof Benjamin Simons and will be based in the Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute.

Alongside studies of the physical and molecular regulatory processes that control stem and progenitor cell fate in normal tissues, the research group has interests in addressing mechanisms of tumour initiation and progression, as well as the quantitative analysis of single-cell transcriptional and epigenetic profiling data. A hallmark of the group is the development of close and reactive collaborations with experimental cell biology labs, both within and outside Cambridge. The successful applicant will also benefit from, and contribute to, a growing community of researchers in Cambridge interested in developing the interface between the physical and biological/biomedical sciences.

The successful candidate will be a computational biologist and will hold a PhD in mathematics, bioinformatics, or a closely related field, with a strong interest in biological systems. They will have experience in the computational analysis of single-cell expression profiling data, with an emphasis on epithelial tissue types.

The post-holder will work in collaboration with Benjamin Simons and his research group to address problems germane to the Wellcome Trust supported programme. This may include building on existing collaborations with experimental partner labs in Cambridge and overseas, as well as engaging with experimental activities in the Simons lab. In particular, the applicant will be involved in the development of computation and theoretical strategies to address the regulation and dynamics of epithelial tissues including the intestine, stomach and epidermis.

Experience in the development and application of computational approaches to analyze biological data sets with emphasis on single-cell expression profiling is essential and experience in the biology of epithelial tissues is highly desirable.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 31 August 2020 in the first instance.

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Applicants should upload a copy of their CV and a short summary of prior research accomplishments.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Suzanne Campbell at jobs@gurdon.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PR19542 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate [Temporary Cover]

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 13, 2019.

A maternity cover post-doctoral position funded by St Baldrick's Foundation is available to start immediately in the Division of Molecular Histopathology working within the laboratory of Prof Nicholas Coleman/Dr Matthew Murray, to undertake a research project investigating malignant germ cell tumours. This translational project seeks to investigate genomic and genetic abnormalities in these tumours, with the ultimate aim of improving outcomes for children and young people with this disease. Candidates should have a PhD, or expect to obtain one shortly, and a track record of success in molecular biology research. Relevant experience in microRNA research, sample processing, nucleic acid extraction, PCR, in vivo work and data analysis is essential. Experience in handling biospecimens, including database curation, and sample processing, is also desirable.

Because of the length of the tenure it is essential that the candidate currently holds a Personal Licence under ASPA, or as a minimum, has recent (less than 5 years old) training recognised by the UK Home Office that will allow the candidate to apply for a Personal Licence without delay. Please specify in your application when PIL and/or training was obtained.

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 or 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: This position is a maternity cover and therefore it is for a year only, however we are currently applying for further funding to expand this area of research.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form. Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Matthew Murray at mjm16@cam.ac.uk

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment. Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

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General queries regarding this position should be directed to Jodi Smith 01223 333940 or HR@path.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PK19628 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Clinical Cardiologist (0.2 FTE) (Part Time)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 13, 2019.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE WEST CAMBRIDGE SITE

Salary: £40,792.00 to £51,630.00 pro rata (Grade 9) plus additional market pay supplement dependent on experience and subject to approval

The Department wishes to appoint a Clinical Cardiologist on a part time (0.2 FTE) basis to support the Cardiology Service with effect from 1st August 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The purpose of this part-time role is to develop a research programme in veterinary cardiology and also support a high standard of clinical service provision and teaching. The role will assist the recently appointed Principal Clinical Cardiologist in establishing the cardiology service, and managing a varied cardiology caseload in a timely and cost-effective fashion.

As part of this role you will help develop a multicentre clinical collaborative research programme in comparative cardiology, with an emphasis on interventional techniques, and engaging both medical veterinary communities in the widest sense.

Working closely with the existing Small Animal Medicine and Imaging teams, and with the Principal Cardiologist, you will be involved in the training of postgraduate Senior Clinical Training Scholars for other disciplines, and will be expected to help establish a Senior Clinical Training Scholarship in Veterinary Cardiology. The role will supervise the deployment of Junior Clinical Training Scholars during their rotation period in Medicine & Cardiology. The role will participate in the clinical rotation teaching of 70 6th year students and 140 4th and 5th year students.

Candidate must be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a degree qualifying them for membership, and hold the Diploma of European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (sub-specialty Cardiology), or Diploma of American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (sub-specialty Cardiology).

Informal enquiries should be directed to Helen Boyle by email hmab3@cam.ac.uk

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 26 June 2019.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 10 July 2019.

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

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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.

For more information about the Department please visit www.vet.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PP19553 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Small Animal First Opinion Veterinary Surgeon (Part Time)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 13, 2019.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE WEST CAMBRIDGE SITE

We require an experienced veterinary surgeon to assist with first opinion clinical service provision and teaching, from 1st September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. This part time (four days per week) post provides an exciting opportunity to be involved in teaching 4th, 5th and 6th year veterinary undergraduates as they rotate through the Department's first opinion practice (RSPCA Clinic, Cambridge) and Blue Cross Clinic (Cambridge).

You will have sufficient experience in practice to undertake consultations, manage medical cases and perform routine surgical procedures. First opinion cases currently undergo most of their further investigations at the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital with assistance from Specialists when required, and you will be encouraged to take an active role in the work up and management of these cases.

This role will also involve teaching of small animal neutering, dental and other routine surgeries to small groups of final year veterinary students at the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital. There will be the opportunity to facilitate communication skills sessions with veterinary undergraduate students, and you may also be required to participate in other aspects of teaching the clinical theory course.

You will be expected to participate in the weekend duty rota. Currently the RSPCA clinic is open for on Saturday from 9.00am until approximately 1.00pm.

Candidate must be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a degree qualifying them for membership, and have a minimum of three years' experience in first opinion small animal practice. Teaching experience, although not essential, is desirable.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Helen Boyle by email hmab3@cam.ac.uk

Closing date for applications: Thursday 11 July 2019.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 1 August 2019.

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

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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.

For more information about the Department please visit www.vet.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PP19556 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 Jun 12, 2019.

A Post-Doctoral Research Associate position is available from 1st September 2019 in the laboratory of Dr Martin Welch, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge (UK). This 3-year position is funded by the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Trust as part of a larger Strategic Research Centre (SRC) administered from Cambridge. The SRC, entitled "Gas, food and lodging; understanding the physiological and metabolic requirements of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the cystic fibrosis airways" involves 5 other international teams, and seeks to understand why the opportunistic human pathogen, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, exhibits such an exquisite predilection for colonising the airways of people with CF.

The specific component of the SRC being addressed in Cambridge deals with the question of fatty acid metabolism by P. aeruginosa in the CF airways. Fatty acids are known to be a major source of carbon for P. aeruginosa during CF airway infection. In particular, we aim to understand better the biology of fatty acid oxidation through structural, biochemical and genetic analyses.

The successful candidate will have a PhD or will have recently submitted for a PhD in a relevant science. They should have a keen interest in protein chemistry, with prior experience in the cloning and expression of enzymes for biochemical characterisation, and a desire to apply these skills to an important clinical problem. Prior experience in structural (x-ray or cryo-EM) analyses and/or proteomics would be advantageous, although this is not essential as training will be provided.

Interviews are expected to take place in August 2019.

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

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Informal inquiries can be made to Martin Welch - mw240@cam.ac.uk. Inquiries regarding the application process can be made to the HR team - personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PH19526 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Domestic Assistant (Part Time)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 12, 2019.

The Department of Pathology has a vacancy for a part-time early morning or evening Domestic Assistant(s) based at its site in central Cambridge.

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

We can offer part time hours up to 21.5 weekly Monday to Friday. Early morning 6.00am-9.00am or evening 5pm -7.00pm shifts are available

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

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

Previous applicants need not apply.

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

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

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Any enquiries relating to the application process please contact Jodi Smith - hr@path.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PK19532 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Teaching Laboratory Technician (Part Time, Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 12, 2019.

The Department of Plant Sciences is seeking to appoint a Teaching Laboratory Technician to assist in running and organising the Plant Sciences Teaching Lab.

The role-holder will provide assistance with the preparation and setting up of large practical classes for a range of courses eg 1A Physiology of Organisms and 1B Plant & Microbial Sciences. They will contribute to preparation of the required media, plant material and equipment. During practical classes, they will answer queries and provide support to undergraduate students in the operation of specialised equipment and related techniques. They will also look after plant material grown in the teaching greenhouse and at the Department's Plant Growth Facility, located at the Botanic Garden.

The role-holder will also assist with running practical classes in other Departments for interdepartmental courses.

The successful candidate will be educated to A-Level standard or equivalent, preferably in Biology, with good IT ability. They will possess excellent problem-solving and manipulative skills. They will be a strong communicator, able to work independently and within a team, often under pressure.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 June 2021 in the first instance.

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

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

Please quote reference PD19206 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Infectious Disease Co-ordinator (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 11, 2019.

University of Cambridge Department of Veterinary Medicine

West Cambridge Site

Limit of Tenure: 12 months in the first instance

The overall purpose of this role is to deliver high-level support to the Cambridge Infectious Diseases Interdisciplinary Research Centre (CID IRC). The post holder will organise, manage and deliver activities to connect a diverse community of University Researchers spread across all Schools of the University and affiliated institutes, such as the Wellcome Sanger Institute. Working closely with the Co-Chairs and Steering Committees, the post holder will implement the centre's work in delivering a programme that creates an excellent environment and increased opportunities for interdisciplinary research, and provides a cohesive external face for Cambridge's collective advances in the field of infectious diseases. The work will involve establishing and managing relationships with stakeholders within and outside the University, communicating and promoting the research output of the centre, and supporting fund-raising for coordinated interdisciplinary centre objectives (including grant preparation/coordination to UK and international research funding agencies, charities and foundations, government departments and industry for research, studentships, meetings etc.).

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

The role is available from 1 July 2019 or as soon as possible after that date

Closing date for applications: 7 July 2019

Interviews: 18 July 2019

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

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

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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 done so already) and log in before completing the online application form.

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

Further information about the role: click on the 'Further information' button below. Cambridge Infectious Diseases: http://www.infectiousdisease.cam.ac.uk/ Department of Veterinary Medicine: www.vet.cam.ac.uk

Any enquiries about this role should be directed to James Wood, 01223 764666, jlnw2@cam.ac.uk or Lydia Drumright lnd23@medschl.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PP19503 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate - Bioinformatics (Smith Lab) (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 11, 2019.

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 (https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/).

Research position is open in the laboratory of Professor Austin Smith to join investigations into the fundamental biology of pluripotency and pluripotent stem cells in different mammals. Candidates should have a publication record from their previous research, but prior experience with pluripotent stem cells is not essential. Homepage: www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/research/pis/smith

We are looking for a Research Assistant/Associate - Bioinformatics. Research Associate candidates should have a PhD or equivalent research doctorate in computational biology or bioinformatics. Research Assistant candidates should have a Bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant subject. The successful candidate will have experience in next generation sequencing pipelines, and good understanding of molecular cell biology. Under the guidance of a senior bioinformatician, you will develop and implement algorithms, analysis methods and visualisation tools for cross-species comparisons using scRNAseq, ChIPseq and ATAC-seq data.

Candidates will have proven capacity to design, execute, and interpret experiments or data analyses. Good communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team are essential. Our lab is international in character and this project is collaborative with groups in China and Japan.

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

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The closing date is 10 July 2019, with interviews to be confirmed.

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 PS19502 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associates (Molecular Embryology and Molecular Biology/Biochemistry) (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 11, 2019.

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 (https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/).

Research positions are open in the laboratory of Professor Austin Smith to join investigations into the fundamental biology of pluripotency and pluripotent stem cells in different mammals. Candidates should have a publication record from their previous research, but prior experience with pluripotent stem cells is not essential. Homepage: www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/research/pis/smith

Two positions are available, each for 2 years in the first instance:

  • Post 1: Molecular embryologist with specialist skills in culture and manipulation of pre-implantation embryos and post-doctoral experience studying blastocyst development and lineage segregation.
  • Post 2: Molecular biologist/biochemist with PhD training in the molecular genetic analysis of signalling pathways and downstream transcriptional regulation.

Candidates will have proven capacity to design, execute, and interpret experiments or data analyses. Good communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team are essential.

Our lab is international in character and this project is collaborative with groups in China and Japan.

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

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The closing date is 10 July 2019, with interviews to be confirmed.

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 PS18395 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate in Plant Sciences (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 10, 2019.

A position is open for a Leverhulme Trust-funded postdoctoral research associate based within the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge, and supervised by Professor Beverley Glover and Professor Alex Webb.

The appointee will investigate the evolution of the WDR proteins TTG1, LWD1 and LWD2. WDR proteins form a scaffold which supports the interaction of transcription factors, allowing the regulation of diverse suites of downstream genes. Our project aims to compare TTG1 and LWD protein function and identify changes important for their functional specificity. We aim to use mutant analyses to define biological function, in combination with yeast 2-hybrid analyses to determine which proteins are involved in the interacting complexes specifying different outcomes. RNAseq and ChIPseq will be used to establish the downstream targets resulting from the activities of these protein complexes.

We are looking for a highly motivated post-doctoral scientist to work in this area. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a strong background in the molecular genetic analysis of Arabidopsis, including a PhD in a relevant area. Experience with some of: mutant analysis, microscopy, RNAseq and ChIPseq will be necessary. Prior experience of yeast 2-hybrid analyses and/or circadian analyses will also be an advantage.

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

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

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Please upload a CV and covering letter describing how you meet the post specifications. Contact Professor Beverley Glover (bjg26@cam.ac.uk) if you have any queries.

If you do not receive a response from us one month after the closing date you should consider that your application has not been successful this time.

Please quote reference PD17760 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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PhD Studentship - Predicting microbiome-drug interactions using metabolic modelling and machine learning

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 10, 2019.

Project Description

The Medical Research Council Toxicology Unit is an internationally renowned institution focused on the delivery of field-changing mechanistic insights into toxicology and disease. This studentship will join the Unit's new Computational Systems Biology group, led by Dr Kiran Patil.

The Unit is part of the University of Cambridge; it is currently located in Leicester and will be relocating to the refurbished Gleeson Building, University of Cambridge, in 2020. The successful candidate for this studentship will undertake the first part of their PhD within the Department of Genetics in Cambridge. The Unit is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and provides a supportive learning environment designed to meet the scientific and transferable skills required for an internationally competitive career.

Students will be registered with the University of Cambridge for the duration of the studentship. Successful applicants will enjoy membership of a University of Cambridge College from commencement of their PhD in October 2019.

Project Outline

Drugs and other xenobiotics often pass through the digestive tract. Yet, how these compounds influence the gut microbiome and in turn get modified into potentially toxic products is known only in a few cases. Recent findings in this area have clearly brought forward the fundamental role of the microbiome in determining drug efficacy, mode of action and side effects. The goal of this PhD project will be to use machine-learning and first principle modelling (e.g. metabolic flux analysis) to build novel tools for predicting microbiome-drug interactions. Towards this, large-scale datasets of bacteria-drug interactions generated in our and collaborator laboratories will provide an excellent starting point. The project will be carried out in close collaboration with experimental researchers in the group and thus additional data will be generated to feed in to multiple rounds of model improvement. We are looking for candidates with in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in at least one of the following areas: machine learning, metabolic modelling, metabolomics data analysis. Willingness to work in an interdisciplinary team environment is a must.

There are a variety of training modules and courses which students are encouraged to attend. In addition, students follow the Toxicology Unit's weekly external and internal seminar programs and are included in the postdoc/student forums which take place each month and offer excellent opportunities for collaboration and career development.

This advert will remain open until 28th June 2019 or until a suitable candidate is found.

It is recommended that you contact the supervisor prior to making your formal application: patil@embl.de

Applications must be submitted via the University's online Applicant Portal: https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/bltopdtox

Funding Notes

This studentship is for four years commencing October 2019 with an annual stipend of £15,009 (tax free).

Candidates must expect to obtain qualifications at the level of a first-class or 2.1 Honours Degree in a related discipline.

Full funding is available to UK and EU applicants only.

Please quote reference PU19488 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Clinical Lecturer in Histopathology

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 07, 2019.

Applications are invited for a locally-funded Clinical Lecturer position in Histopathology in the Department of Pathology. Based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, this post offers unrivalled opportunity to undertake high quality research within an outstanding academic and clinical environment. Applicants should be medically qualified, have full GMC registration, and already hold, or have submitted their thesis for, a PhD/DPhil/MD, and be of the standing required for an appropriate honorary contract of service with the NHS LETB (specialist trainee/LETB). Candidates who have not submitted their PhD/DPhil/MD thesis at the time of application will not be considered.

The appointment will be for four years and, if you do not already hold a PhD/DPhil/MD at the time of application, will be conditional upon confirmation of the award before commencement of the post.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment. This appointment also requires an Honorary Clinical Contract.

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Please ensure that you upload a covering letter, CV, list of publications, current and future research plans (two sides of A4 only) and the clinical lecturer additional information form 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.

The closing date for applications is 7 July 2019.

Informal enquiries about this post may be directed to Professor Nick Coleman via email nc109@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PK19475 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Grants / HR Coordinator

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 05, 2019.

Would you enjoy a varied and fast-paced role at the heart of a world leading scientific Research Institute embedded in the University of Cambridge? We are looking for the right person to become an integral part of our administration team, to provide and co-ordinate a comprehensive Research Grants and HR/recruitment service for the Institute. This wide-ranging role is critical to our core functions and would suit a self-motivated individual who is experienced in working in a multi-faceted team and able to perform effectively with competing requests, and often tight deadlines.

The role holder will see through the research grant process from inception, through costing and application, to close of award and sometimes audit and alongside this will also provide and oversee the HR and recruitment function for the Institute. Reporting to and working closely with the Business and Operations Manager, the post will be supported by an HR/Recruitment assistant and sits in a core administration team who work closely together to facilitate all operational aspects of running the Institute. The job will require regular interaction with a whole range of staff, students and visitors at the Institute. This will include tasks such as discussing multi-disciplinary grant applications with senior staff, being a first point of contact for HR queries and issues, liaising with payroll and contracts team as well as engaging the respective support of the research office and school HR team when needed.

Excellent experience in Research Grant Administration and/or HR, and the ability to rapidly learn other elements of the role are key. Applicants should be educated to first degree level and have experience in a similar administrative position, ideally within a research setting.

The highest level of interpersonal and communication skills is essential, as well as a problem-solving approach, an eye for detail, and a "can do" attitude. Highly numerate and with strong oral and written skills, it is critical that you can work flexibly, prioritise your workload and meet fixed deadlines. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a proven ability in the following areas:

  • Budget creation and managing resources

  • Summarising information and providing advice in relation to both Research Grant applications and HR policies

  • Developing, implementing and monitoring HR policies to ensure best practice and compliance

You will develop effective and efficient ways of working to manage all aspects of this role, including line management. We are looking for someone who can work confidentially, operating with tact and discretion, who is reliable, calm under pressure and able to keep pace in a busy work environment. This interesting role offers an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to play a key part in the core team of the Institute. We have the added benefit of a quiet but central Cambridge location.

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

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

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If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Suzanne Campbell at jobs@gurdon.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PR19444 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Junior Clinical Training Scholarship in Pig Health Management

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 05, 2019.

The Junior Clinical Training Scholarship in pig health management provides an opportunity for new or recently qualified veterinary graduates to obtain post-graduate training in this specialty in preparation for Senior Clinical Training Scholarship programmes (residencies), or for work in specialist farm animal practice. The program is jointly managed by The University of Cambridge and BQP, a trading division of Tulip Limited ("Tulip"), a growing organisation based in Stradbroke, Suffolk, with over 65,000 breeding sows, taking progeny through to slaughter with down stream processing managed by Tulip.

The programme includes practical clinical experience in all aspects of pig health and production, preventive herd health management programs, experience in teaching clinical students and the opportunity for involvement in research.

For informal enquiries about the scholarship programme, please contact Natalie Wills on nw366@cam.ac.uk

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

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

Fixed-term: 12 months.

Closing date: 2 July 2019

Interview date: 23 July 2019

Please quote reference PP19438 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Project Manager (HE) GPSEP [Maternity Cover]

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 05, 2019.

Applications are invited for the post of Project Manager Gatsby Plant Science Education Programme (Higher Education) in the Sainsbury Laboratory, to manage a high-profile undergraduate plant science summer school and other post-16 student engagement projects as part of a programme funded by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation.

This post offers an exciting opportunity for those with experience and interest in undergraduate education and post-16 student engagement to build on an existing, successful programme of work. The Gatsby Plant Science Summer School has demonstrable impact on some of the brightest UK biology students, and this post will manage alumni support for graduates of the summer school. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to use their creativity and passion for plant science to devise ways of inspiring future participants in the programme and develop post-16 student plant science engagement activities.

The Gatsby Plant Science Education Programme aims to increase participation and interest in plant science in UK schools and universities, through online resources for students, school and college teachers, support for education professionals, and an annual undergraduate plant science summer school.

Applicants should have a first degree (or equivalent professional experience) in the biological sciences, preferably plant science, with a demonstrable broad knowledge of the UK Higher Education context and experience of a plant science research environment. A broad network of contacts in the plant science and/or science education communities is essential, alongside an understanding of at least one of the following fields: undergraduate bioscience education, evaluation of student engagement. Previous experience of developing partnerships on a national and local scale would be advantageous.

Successful candidates will have excellent project management skills, in addition to experience in managing financial budgets. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required, with the ability to work in a helpful and diplomatic manner with a wide range of people at all levels.

Most importantly, we are looking for a project manager who, working with the current Summer School team will build upon the continuing success of the projects with enthusiasm.

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

Start date: The post will be available from 12 August 2019

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

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

The interview date is Thursday 11 July 2019.

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Please quote reference PT19452 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Secretary to Herchel Smith Professor of Biochemistry (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 04, 2019.

Applications are invited for a Senior Secretary in the University of Cambridge, Department of Biochemistry, supporting the research group of Professor Jussi Taipale. The group includes both experimental biologists and computer scientists, and is currently composed of seven postdoctoral fellows.

The role requires the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people within the department, the broader University and externally parties, particularly collaborators and funding bodies. Typical activities include the management and organization of international travel, expense administration, co-ordinating grant applications and subsequent reporting, letter writing and diary management. Drafting skills, including proof reading would be of benefit. You will work closely with departmental administration teams including Human Resources, Finance and Procurement on behalf of the research group.

The successful applicant must have excellent communication and organizational skills and be used to working to tight deadlines with attention to detail. The ability to prioritize and plan your own workload independently is essential, in addition to being flexible and able to work on your own initiative within agreed boundaries. An interest in website design and content management would be highly desirable.

Candidates should be educated to A-level (or equivalent), or have a high level of relevant secretarial experience.

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

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Informal enquires can be made by contacting Dr Minna Taipale - mt779@cam.ac.uk. Any other enquiries can be directed to the HR team on personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk.

Further information on the Taipale lab can be obtained at https://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/research/uto/taipale

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

Please quote reference PH18414 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 Jun 04, 2019.

A post-doctoral research associate position is available in Dr Heike Laman's group in the Department of Pathology at the University of Cambridge, to investigate the use of intracellular antibodies to study role of the oncogenic transcription factor, N-Myc, in neuroblastoma.

This is an exciting opportunity to use an innovative approach to study a well-validated cancer target. You will work on a project exploring the molecular and cellular consequences of the expression of antibodies that interact intracellularly with N-Myc. You will determine how these antibodies affect the interaction of N-Myc with its co-factors and regulators, and their functional effects on neuroblastoma cells. The ultimate goal is to use your insights to discover a therapeutic against N-Myc activity. We will employ multi-disciplinary approaches, including biochemical approaches, RNAseq, metabolomics, and in vitro and in vivo neuroblastoma models, to understand the consequences of targeting N-Myc activity in this paediatric malignancy.

Suitable candidates will hold, or be close to completing, a PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or a related topic and will be highly motivated to drive an exciting research project. Expertise in biophysics or in vivo cancer models is desirable. Submission of at least one first author, international peer-reviewed paper is expected, as are excellent communication and critical thinking skills. You should be able to work independently and as part of our team.

The position is available from Sept 2019 and is funded for two years. You will receive a range of formal and on-the-job training to ensure you receive the skills relevant to your role and to help support your future career. Applicants should submit a CV with a list of relevant publications, a cover letter which explains why they are suited for the position and include the contact details of a minimum of two referees.

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

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

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Any enquiries relating to the application process please contact Jodi Smith - hr@path.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PK19423 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant (Silva Lab) (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 04, 2019.

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 (https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/).

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant to join the laboratory of Dr José Silva to work on a project studying the molecular and epigenetic mechanisms of naive pluripotency. The successful applicant will be required to carry out most technical steps of the project including mammalian cell culture, generation of transgenic cell lines and large-scale genome analysis based on Chromatin Immunoprecipitation, Reduced Representation Bisulfite Sequencing, RNA-sequencing and single cell RNA-sequencing. Additionally, they should be capable of interpreting the results generated.

Homepage: https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/research/pis/silva

Candidates should have a Bachelor's (or equivalent) degree in Biology, Biochemistry or a related subject. They should be able to work accurately and methodically. Basic molecular biology skills (e.g. PCR, gene cloning, transformation, DNA/RNA preparation), detailed and precise record keeping and the ability to use basic computational packages, especially Excel, are required. Previous experience in mammalian cell culture or Chromatin Immunoprecipitation is desirable but not essential. Good communication skills are essential as the candidate may be required to present their research work in oral presentations or in written reports. If the appointed candidate is successful in their role in the development of the project, we will support a future PhD application.

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

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The closing date is 30 June 2019, with interviews to be confirmed.

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 PS19425 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate (NIHR BRC hIPSCs Core Facility) (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 04, 2019.

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 (https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/).

The NIHR BRC hIPSCs core facility (https://cambridgebrc.nihr.ac.uk/expandables/hipsc-core-facility/) plays a key role in delivering these objectives. This platform develops in vitro disease models using human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (hIPSCs), tissue organoids and genome editing. This core facility has derived hIPSC lines from 900 patients over the past 10 years and has been working with a broad number of groups affiliated to the different NIHR BRCs. In addition, we are also performing genome editing to induce or to correct diseased related mutations. Finally, we are providing training to derive, to grow and to edit hIPSC lines.

We are looking for an individual to join the BRC hIPSCs core facility and to supervise its day-to-day running. More precisely, the aim of the successful candidate will be: (i) to manage the pipeline of derivation, characterisation and genome editing of hIPSCs lines (ii) to develop RnD projects necessary for the core facility to maintain its technical leadership (iii) to organise training and courses for clinical and basic scientists (iv) to advise and to help new customers in their project development. Contribution to excellence in research will be as a member of a research team and will provide substantial scope for academic judgement, originality, interpretation and presentation of results. The role holder will assist with grant administration and the writing of reports for funding bodies. The role holder will also participate in the overall contribution of the department/faculty, as appropriate.

The postholder will work on a diversity of projects aiming to model of diseases in vitro. For that, the successful candidate will meet and discuss with project holders, will provide directions and advice and then will manage a team of 3 research assistants to deliver the agreed cell lines. In addition, the post holder will be directly involved in experimental work and will supervise training when necessary. Finally, the successful candidate will oversee RnD projects and will write the corresponding publications.

Homepage: https://cambridgebrc.nihr.ac.uk/expandables/hipsc-core-facility/

Requirements:

To be appointed at the level of Research Associate, candidates must hold a PhD, equivalent research doctorate, or will obtain a PhD within six months in a relevant stem cell field. Candidates applying for the role of Research Assistant should hold a Bachelor's or equivalent degree with significant post-graduation research experience.

Skills and experience we are looking for include:

1) Strong experience in tissue culture with hPSCs. 2) Experience in genome editing with CRISPR/Cas9. 3) Background in molecular and cell biology. 4) At least one publication with first authorship. 5) Previous experience with management and supervision would be highly advantageous, but not essential.

We are specifically looking for candidates that have proven communication skills and the ability to work in a team. The successful candidate is expected to lead a team and to supervise trainees. Proven capacity to design, execute, and interpret your own experiments is essential.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2022 in the first instance.

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The closing date is 30 June 2019, with interviews expected to take place 8 July.

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 PS19424 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 Jun 03, 2019.

Applications are invited for a highly motivated Post-doctoral Research Associate position in the group of Dr Suzanne Turner to work on a project employing CRISPR/Cas9 based screens for drug resistance in paediatric cancers.

The position is funded by Neuroblastoma UK

The post is available immediately and will be based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus within Addenbrooke's hospital in the Division of Molecular Histopathology.
Candidates must have, or be close to completing, a PhD in cancer biology or a closely related subject. Experience of bioinformatics processes including the analysis of next generation sequencing data is highly desirable. In addition, experience of cell culture, molecular biology and cell growth assays would be advantageous. We particularly welcome applications from those holding a UK Home Office licence for work with laboratory animals or have experience of working with lab mice.

The research group of Suzanne Turner is interested in understanding mechanisms of tumour development as they pertain to paediatric cancers, specifically lymphoma and neuroblastoma. Work in the lab covers the basic understanding of biological processes leading to cancer through to the development of biomarkers and novel therapies.

The successful candidate will conduct research and also write up their research work for presentation and publication. The post holder may be required to assist in the supervision of student projects, provide instructions to students and deliver seminars relating to their research area.

Good communication skills are essential as the post holder will need to work well in a team and collaborate with other researchers. Candidates would ideally have published or submitted papers in this area.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Suzanne Turner - sdt36@cam.ac.uk

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.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

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Any enquiries relating to the application process please contact Jodi Smith - hr@path.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PK19403 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 May 31, 2019.

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 studying mammalian cell responses to DNA damage. Core duties will involve stable cell line generation, knockout cell line generation using CRISPR/Cas9 technology, CRISPR/Cas9 genetic screens, routine tissue culture, cloning and other molecular biology work.

Other responsibilities will include preparation of reagents, maintenance of lab stocks and assisting 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 desirable

  • 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: 1 August 2019 or as soon as possible after this date.

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

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Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a brief statement outlining your research interests.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Kate Dry at jobs@gurdon.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PR19384 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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Principal Clinical Anaesthetist

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 31, 2019.

Do you have a passion for clinical anaesthesia and teaching?

Do you want to lead a team of anaesthetists in a state of the art Hospital?

If so, the Department of Veterinary Medicine has an exciting opportunity for a Principal Clinical Anaesthetist with effect from 1 August 2019, or as soon after as possible thereafter.

The purpose of this specialised role is to develop and lead a high standard of clinical service provision and teaching in veterinary clinical anaesthesia. The person appointed will provide leadership in the provision of clinical anaesthesia services to the Department of Veterinary Medicine across the small animal, equine and farm services. The successful applicant will also take primary responsibility for the training of Senior Clinical Training Scholars in anaesthesia, and will participate in the clinical teaching of veterinary undergraduate students.

Applicants should be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and an active Diplomat of the European or American College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. Applicants should have an in-depth understanding of the requirements of veterinary referral hospital work with significant experience of working in a multidisciplinary veterinary referral hospital. Excellent team leadership and team working skills, with the ability to lead and inspire a team and work with vision and foresight, are essential.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Julie Ingham email: ji217@cam.ac.uk

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

Closing date for applications: 26 June 2019

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Interviews will be held: 11 July 2019

Please quote reference PP19391 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Strategy and Communications Manager (Maternity Cover)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 31, 2019.

Applications are invited for the position of Research Strategy and Communications Manager to provide high level scientific research and communication support for the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute (CSCI). The Institute works closely with Department of Haematology and will shortly move into a new purpose-built institute on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Both the CSCI and Department of Haematology are led by Professor Tony Green and this is an exciting time for the post-holder as they will have an opportunity to help shape the transition to our new building and beyond.

The CSCI is a world-leading centre of excellence for stem cell research with 29 group leaders, 33 affiliated group leaders and active grants totalling >£100 million. Key responsibilities will include managing CSCI local, national and international events including workshops, retreats and symposia, supporting CSCI research strategy and group leader recruitment; identification of funding opportunities and preparation of strategic grant applications; communication of CSCI research (including coordination of website and social media); and scientific writing. The post holder will play a key role in coordinating our work as one of four University Interdisciplinary Research Centres and will work closely with the Institute Director and Lead Administrator.

Applicants should have a Bachelor's (or equivalent) degree in a relevant scientific area and relevant postgraduate experience in a scientific research environment, together with good scientific writing skills. Previous experience of events management is essential and experience in managing internal and external communications would be desirable. Applicants should possess demonstrable communication and problem-solving skills, together with the ability to prioritise a busy and varied workload. The post holder will work closely with the Lead Administrator at CSCI to successfully execute the transition phase within the new building and will be able to demonstrate the adaptability and flexibility essential to cover a range of tasks

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Abi Herrmann, Research Strategy and Communications Manager on agh51@cam.ac.uk.

Temporary cover: This post is fixed-term for 1 years or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

The closing date is 30 June 2019, with interviews expected to take place 25 July 2019.

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 PS19382 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Coordinator: Institute for Neuroscience (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 29, 2019.

Coordinator: Institute for Neuroscience

Grade 7, either full-time, or part-time

This is an exciting new post based in the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience. We are looking for someone to coordinate the activities of the newly established Institute for Neuroscience (IfN). We require someone to set up the administrative functions for this cross-disciplinary Institute, which aims to facilitate interdisciplinary research work in the field of neuroscience among the University Departments.

The post will involve liaising with, and acting as the main point of contact for all interested parties in the ifN, developing and supporting long-term funding streams for the initiative, including philanthropy and grant funding, developing and maintaining an efficient administrative system for IfN. The post holder will also over-see the administration of a PhD programme in Neuroscience and assist with the administration of other interdisciplinary graduate programmes in Neuroscience.

You should have experience working in a research-related role in higher education, industry, healthcare or government environment and experience of managing complex projects to deadlines. Good IT skills and experience of budget management and organising fundraising would be useful. A science degree or equivalent work experience is desirable.

This post is offered part-time or full-time.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 30 months in the first instance

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Applications from agencies will not be considered.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Elaine Murdie at: edm25@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PL17864 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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University Lecturer in Systems Physiology

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 29, 2019.

Applications are invited for a research-oriented, tenure-track University Lectureship in Systems Physiology, available from 1 April 2020. Based in central Cambridge, we are keen to recruit a pioneering researcher working in this major theme in our Department (http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/research/). We are therefore searching for an outstanding scientist, with an excellent publication record, undertaking cutting edge and fundable work in any aspect of systems physiology.

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

We particularly welcome applications from women and black and minority ethnic candidates. Appointment will be based on merit alone. The Department strongly supports DORA (https://sfdora.org/) and will assess research on its own merits rather than on the basis of the journal in which it is published.

Informal enquiries may be made to the joint Heads of Department, Professors Sarah Bray and Bill Colledge (pdnhod@hermes.cam.ac.uk; +44 (0) 1223 333772).

The appointment will be made at University Lecturer level with a probationary period of five years, with appointment to the retirement age thereafter subject to satisfactory progress. The pensionable salary scale starts at £40,792 to £51,630 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.

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, an outline of your current and future research plans (no more than two pages) and a covering letter that includes an indication of 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.

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Deadline for applications is 15 September 2019

Please quote reference PM19334 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Administrator and Finance Coordinator

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 24, 2019.

The Milner Therapeutics Institute is looking to appoint a new and key role in its brand new purpose built facilities in the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a motivated individual to shape and set up critical processes in the Institute. The role will involve working closely with the Deputy Director to ensure that the Institute runs smoothly and can deliver its overall objectives.

The role holder will co-ordinate and oversee the administrative operation of the Milner Therapeutics Institute, to enable smooth running of collaborative research activities, including the Milner Therapeutics Consortium, global alliance and incubation space in the Milner Research Laboratories. The role will support a dedicated team of scientists and managers working in a new purpose-built therapeutics Institute in the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. This will include administration, human resources and finances for up to 70 people. The role holder will develop and maintain office processes and manage the financial administrative procedures for the Milner Therapeutics Institute.

Applicants should possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and be confident in dealing with individuals at all levels of seniority. They will have excellent organizational skills, with the ability to be flexible and to effectively manage and prioritize a wide portfolio of tasks. They will be able to work independently and use initiative to ensure timely completion of tasks. Applicants must have experience of working in an administrative role and be experienced in working with standard software packages e.g. Word, Excel, Access.

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

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Informal enquiries can be directed to Dr Kathryn Chapman, deputy director of the Milner Therapeutics Institute at Kathryn.Chapman@milner.cam.ac.uk (www.milner.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference PR19305 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Assistant Director (Audiences and Enterprise)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 24, 2019.

Under the line management of the Director, the role holder of this challenging new position will have overall strategic leadership of the Garden's visitor-facing and commercial operations.

They will support and advise the Director in business and operational matters throughout the garden, heading the Audience and Enterprise Team, which comprises, Visitor Services, Development and Communications, Estates and Operations and Finance.

The role-holder will provide in-house expertise in managing a public-facing institution, in the context of greatly increasing visitor numbers; improve existing commercial income generation streams and develop new opportunities, within the context of the Garden's not-for-profit goals and priorities.

See FURTHER PARTICULARS for full details, requirements and person specification.

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

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University Lecturer/ University Senior Lecturer

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 23, 2019.

The University of Cambridge wishes to appoint a University Lecturer in Immunology based in central Cambridge within the Department of Pathology (www.path.cam.ac.uk). The appointment may be made at either University Lecturer or University Senior Lecturer level, depending on experience. The appointed lecturer will be elected as a Fellow of St Catharine's College. This appointment is part-funded by the Trinity Scheme for Joint Lectureship.

The post is available from 1 October 2019 and aims to strengthen the Department's wide-ranging research in Immunology that includes innate and adaptive immunity, immunogenetics, mechanisms of antigen presentation, reproductive immunology. We are particularly keen to build on our strengths in immunity to infection and cancer. The themes of research are not strictly prescribed, but should either complement existing interests in the Department or be in a new field of investigation that is likely to attract ongoing grant funding and have potential for interactions with other biomedical research groups within Cambridge. Applicants are expected to demonstrate excellence in research as evidenced by high-impact publications and a track record in securing external funding.

The successful candidate is expected to undertake research supported by external grant funding and to publish in respected international journals. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to make a general contribution to the academic work of the Department and the University, including teaching in those courses for which the Department of Pathology is responsible, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Lecturer will be elected a Teaching Fellow of St Catharine's and be expected to offer at least 4 hours per week of teaching during Terms (a minimum of 80 hours over the year) for the College within the Triposes of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Natural Sciences. The Lecturer will act as a Director of Studies for St Catharine's as required; and will participate in admissions and outreach activities for the College. College remuneration for Directing Studies and supervision will be additional to the University salary.

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

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

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter, your curriculum vitae (CV), a list of publications, and a one-page statement of research interests and future plans, as well as the names and addresses of three referees in the 'Upload' section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 30 June 2019. Interviews will be held on 9-10 July 2019. Prospective candidates may wish to contact Professor Klaus Okkenhaug, Head of the Division of Immunology (sec.cmp@path.cam.ac.uk).

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Any enquiries relating to the application process please contact Jodi Smith - hr@path.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PK19285 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term) Full time or 0.8 FTE

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 22, 2019.

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cognitive Neuroscience (Full-time/0.8 FTE) to work on a project investigating object recognition in different environments.

The person appointed will work on the project, led by Dr Alex Clarke, that will combine different neuroimaging techniques (fMRI, MEG, EEG) with computational models to determine how expectations generated by our environments change the dynamics of object recognition. The person appointed will be responsible for developing, collecting and analysing neuroimaging data across modalities, writing up the work for publication and presentations, as well as assisting the PI in administrative duties. The role will also involve training and other career development activities, as deemed appropriate.

Applicants should have a PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science or relevant discipline (Research Associate) or are in the process of submitting their thesis (Research Assistant). Previous experience in Neuroimaging (fMRI, MEG, EEG) study design, data collection and analysis are essential, and experience with multiple methods is desirable. Knowledge in object recognition, semantic memory or spatial navigation is desirable, as is an interest in multivariate data analysis methods. Candidates should be proficient in computer programming (e.g. using Matlab or Python), and evidence of using advanced data analysis skills is desirable. Experience with virtual/augmented reality applications is also desirable. It is essential that the post holder is self-motivated and able to work independently, as well as part of a team. They must have excellent organisational, leadership and communication skills.

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

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Informal inquiries about this post may be Dr Alex Clarke (ac584@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 30 June 2019. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ19262 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Clinical Veterinarian in Small Animal Surgery

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 20, 2019.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE THE QUEEN'S VETERINARY SCHOOL HOSPITAL WEST CAMBRDIGE SITE

£40,792.00 to £51,630.00 (plus Market Pay Supplement dependent on experience and subject to approval)

Due to expansion of our services we are looking for an additional orthopaedic surgeon to join our experienced team of ECVS diplomates, led by Richard Whitelock, Director of Small Animal Surgery. Additionally a maternity cover role is available from 18 June for a period of one year of the return of the role holder, whichever is sooner.

This is an opportunity to work in a well-equipped, multidisciplinary referral hospital, with a positive team spirit and a friendly, enthusiastic working environment.

Our caseload is interesting and varied, ranging from the investigation, diagnosis and treatment of lameness, through to the management of complex fractures and limb deformities. Support with case management is available from within the team and from other services in the Department. Personal development is encouraged and supported.

The role primarily involves the provision of clinical services within the hospital, alongside teaching and supervision of Senior Clinical Training Scholars, Junior Clinical Training Scholars and Students with the opportunity to develop clinical research interests.

Applicants should have significant experience in a Small Animal Hospital environment, have attained or be eligible to sit the examination for the Diploma of the European or American College of Veterinary Surgery, and have a veterinary degree registerable with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. We offer a supportive and engaging environment with generous paid annual leave (33 days for full time employees, plus public holidays). In addition we are able to provide competitive staff benefits and services, including family friendly policies, numerous discounts on shopping, health care, financial services, and public transport. We also offer defined benefits pension schemes and tax-efficient bicycle, car lease and charity-giving schemes.
If required, time off clinics for exam preparation can be accommodated.

Informal enquiries: Julie Ingham Assistant Secretary / HR Email ji217@cam.ac.uk

Closing date for applications 7 July 2019

Interview date 25 July 2019.

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

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

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 PP18763 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Clinical Veterinarian in Small Animal Surgery [Maternity Cover]

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 20, 2019.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE THE QUEEN'S VETERINARY SCHOOL HOSPITAL WEST CAMBRDIGE SITE

Limit of tenure: One year or the return of the roleholder, whichever is sooner.

£40,792.00 to £51,630.00 (plus Market Pay Supplement dependent on experience and subject to approval)

This Maternity Cover role is available from 18 June 2019. We are looking for an orthopaedic surgeon to join our experienced team of ECVS diplomates, led by Richard Whitelock, Director of Small Animal Surgery.

This is an opportunity to work in a well-equipped, multidisciplinary referral hospital, with a positive team spirit and a friendly, enthusiastic working environment.

Our caseload is interesting and varied, ranging from the investigation, diagnosis and treatment of lameness, through to the management of complex fractures and limb deformities. Support with case management is available from within the team and from other services in the Department. Personal development is encouraged and supported.

The role primarily involves the provision of clinical services within the hospital, alongside teaching and supervision of Senior Clinical Training Scholars, Junior Clinical Training Scholars and Students with the opportunity to develop clinical research interests.

Applicants should have significant experience in a Small Animal Hospital environment, have attained or be eligible to sit the examination for the Diploma of the European or American College of Veterinary Surgery, and have a veterinary degree registerable with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. We offer a supportive and engaging environment with generous paid annual leave (33 days for full time employees, plus public holidays). In addition we are able to provide competitive staff benefits and services, including family friendly policies, numerous discounts on shopping, health care, financial services, and public transport. We also offer defined benefits pension schemes and tax-efficient bicycle, car lease and charity-giving schemes.
If required, time off clinics for exam preparation can be accommodated.

Informal enquiries: Julie Ingham - Assistant Secretary Email: ji217@cam.ac.uk

Closing date for applications 7 July 2019

Interview date 25 July 2019

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

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

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 PP18764 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 03, 2019.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in Dr Fengzhu Xiongs' Developmental Mechanics group at the Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute at University of Cambridge. The group focuses on studying the cellular and physical mechanisms of morphogenesis in development using quantitative approaches (https://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/research/fengzhu-xiong). This position is designed to prepare the candidate for leading her/his independent research group in interdisciplinary developmental biology. The successful candidate will conduct cutting edge research with a high level of independence and close support of the PI, and enjoy the collaborative and interdisciplinary environment of the Institute and the University.

Applicants with a PhD (or expecting to be awarded a PhD shortly) in any related science field, with a strong interest/curiosity in developmental biology and morphogenesis are encouraged to apply. They are expected to demonstrate independent thinking and creativity. Prior experience in developmental biology, imaging, soft matter physics, modelling or programming are helpful but not essential.

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

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

Please quote reference PR18977 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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Regius Professorship of Botany

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 30, 2019.

The Board of Electors to the Regius Professorship of Botany invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

This appointment arises at a vibrant time for the study of plant science in Cambridge. The Department seeks to make the appointment of a scientist of outstanding calibre to this prestigious professorship who will have the opportunity to shape the direction and emphasis of plant science research, teaching and impact in Cambridge itself, and provide leadership in the subject nationally and internationally.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in plant biology and the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in maintaining and developing a leading research presence. They will also have a commitment to the recruitment, training and mentoring of the next generation of researchers. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration. The Professor will be based in Cambridge. A competitive salary will be offered.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Further information is available at: http://www.hr.admin.cam.ac.uk/professorships or contact the Human Resources, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email: ibise@admin.cam.ac.uk).

Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be made online no later than 28 June 2019.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Prof Alison Smith, Head of Department of Plant Sciences and Convenor of Board of Electors, telephone: +44 (0)1223 333900, email: as25@cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PD17932 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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PhD Studentship - The DNA Damage Response in Cancer

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Mar 26, 2019.

Project Description

The MRC Toxicology Unit is a leading international research institute within the School of Biological Sciences in the University of Cambridge. The research environment provides state of the art research facilities, with excellent opportunities for collaborative interaction within a vibrant community at the University of Cambridge.

PROJECT OUTLINE

Cancer formation is the result of several alterations in the proteins that control the response to environmental stress, including DNA Damage Agents, as well as genes that control cell survival, cell proliferation or cell death. A crucial role here is exerted by p53, that, conversely, is mutated in over half of all human tumours. In the last decade two homologues of p53 have been identified: p63, involved in epithelial development, and p73, involved in toxicity, cancer and neurodegeneration. The project aims to understand the mechanisms of p53, mutated p53 and its family members regulation during normal conditions and upon insults and to define how these transcription factors influence gene expression, epigenetic landscape and the outcome and severity of cellular and organismal response to insults.

This project represents an ideal opportunity to learn a range of state-of-the-art techniques including, basic cell biology, molecular biology and bioinformatics tools to dissect the in vitro and in vivo mechanisms of cancer development.

There are a variety of training modules and courses which students are encouraged to attend. In addition, students follow the Toxicology Unit's weekly external and internal seminar programs and are included in the postdoc/student forums which take place each month and offers excellent opportunities for collaboration and career development.

This studentship is for four years commencing October 2019 with an annual stipend of £15,000 (tax free).

Candidates must expect to obtain qualifications at the level of a first-class or 2.1 Honours Degree in a biological science or related discipline. Full funding is available to UK and EU applicants only. International candidates may apply but will need to fund the difference. The University offers a number of competitions for funding, please see: https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance/funding/graduate-funding-competition

For further information regarding eligibility please visit: https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/international-students

This advert will remain open until 28th June 2019 or until a suitable candidate is found. Please check the Toxicology Unit website for updates: www.mrc-tox.cam.ac.uk

Further information on the Melino lab can be found at: www.mrc-tox.cam.ac.uk/research/melino-research

It is recommended that you contact the supervisor prior to making your formal application. Queries regarding the project and your suitability can be e-mailed in the first instance to gm614@mrc-tox.cam.ac.uk

Applications must be submitted via the University's online Applicant Portal: https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/bltopdtox

Please quote reference PU18617 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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