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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

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

We are looking to recruit a postdoctoral researcher to develop novel methods to genetically manipulate insects within the research group of Professor Frank Jiggins in the Department of Genetics. The project aims to use Drosophila as a model to develop new technologies that can then be transferred to non-model species such as disease vectors and pests. The work will involve developing cutting-edge methods in genetic manipulation to allow the efficient manipulation of Drosophila genomes without the need to microinject embryos. The work will be in close collaboration with a post-doctoral researcher in the group of Dr Grant Hughes at the Liverpool School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who will transfer these techniques to other species.

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who holds a PhD in a relevant discipline. It is essential that the candidate has experience in Drosophila genetics, molecular biology and the genetic manipulation of insects.

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Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 5 July 2022 in the first instance.

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

Please quote reference PC20413 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.

HR Assistant (Part Time)

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

Applications are invited for an HR Assistant position at the Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University, to be responsible for a full range of HR tasks in line with the university's processes and procedures. The post-holder will support the Senior HR Coordinator in carrying out key HR processes including recruitment, induction, probation, sickness, maternity leave and others. S/he will maintain the visitors' and staff database and will draft visitor agreements.

Candidates must be educated to a minimum of A-level standard (including GCSE English and Maths) and have previous HR or general administrative experience in a large organisation or have an equivalent level of practical experience. Candidates with a degree or Master degree in human resources management or psychology are preferred. The successful applicant will be a strong team player, keen to work in a highly collaborative set-up. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential to interact with group members and researchers with different level of seniority, cultural backgrounds and scientific experiences. The successful applicant will be service-oriented, self-motivated, and able to work independently and to prioritise his or her own workload. They will be highly solution orientated and demonstrate a high degree of accuracy including outstanding record keeping.

They must be competent in using all standard IT packages including Microsoft Office. A willingness to learn is essential, alongside a basic knowledge of the principles of best HR practice.

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

The post is part time (16 hours per week) and it is available from 1 September 2019.

Informal enquiries can be made by email to Georgia Constantinou at: hr@slcu.cam.ac.uk

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for one year 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 quote reference PT20225 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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MRC Postdoctoral Fellow

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 16, 2019.

The MRC 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 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 October 2020.

We are looking to appoint an MRC Postdoctoral Fellow to work in the laboratory of Professor Willis to carry out research into the post-transcriptional, molecular pathways triggered by exposure to toxic fibres that leads to mesothelioma.

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 Mesothelioma 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. The Project will identify the changes in the RNA-interactome following exposure to nanofibres that leads to the development of mesothelioma (Chernova et al 2017). A range of high through put techniques will be used including RNA-interactome capture, OOPS (recently co-developed by the Willis lab; Queiroz et al 2019) and ribosome profiling and iCLIP/

(Chernova et al 2017, Current Biology DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.09.007; Queiroz et al 2019, Nat Biotechnol. doi: 10.1038/s41587-019-0161-8).

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 higher degree (PhD) in a relevant discipline and have experience in molecular and cell biology. Experience in RNA biology, 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/

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Informal enquires to aew80@mrc-tox.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 PU20377 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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Senior Research Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 15, 2019.

Funded by the BBSRC, we are looking to appoint a technician to investigate the role of BIG, a protein of unknown function, in the regulation of the circadian clock and development in Arabidopsis. You will be based in the Department of Plant Sciences in Prof Alex Webb's research group. The technician will form a team with a post-doctoral researcher and other members of our laboratories to perform RNAseq, genetic, physiological and protein-protein interaction identification studies. We are seeking applications from candidates with appropriate experience. Relevant laboratory experience is essential. Education up to BSc standard is desirable.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 11 February 2022 in the first instance. The position is ready for an immediate start.

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

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For queries on the role please contact Prof Webb aarw2@cam.ac.uk. If you have had no response one month after the closing date you should consider that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Please quote reference PD20362 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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Accounts Clerk (Part Time)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 14, 2019.

The Department of Pharmacology is seeking to appoint a Part Time Accounts Assistant to deal with the day-to-day running of our busy accounts office.

The successful candidate will work as part of a small team assisting the Finance Manager and focussing on accounts payable, accounts receivable and purchasing activities within the Department. Additionally you will be expected to cover the Reception area when the usual Receptionist is not there.

The post-holder will be a key member of a team who strive to provide a comprehensive support service to research groups, staff members and students within the Department. Providing this support in an efficient yet friendly manner. There may also be times when the post-holder is required to assist in the small departmental stores section.

Experience of working in an accounts environment and knowledge of the University Finance System would be a distinct advantage although full training in the University's financial procedures and processes will be provided.

Candidates should be educated to A level or a similar standard (including GCSE or equivalent in Mathematics and English), ideally with some formal accountancy training/qualifications. The ideal candidate will have good computing knowledge, be flexible in their attitude to work and have excellent interpersonal skills.

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

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Tracey Theobald-Greaves at tlg20@cam.ac.uk, (01223) 334064.

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Applications from agencies will not be considered.

For the online application, you will need to provide your personal details and the names and e-mail addresses of two referees.

Please quote reference PL20320 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Laboratory Research Technician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 14, 2019.

A position is open for a research technician in the OpenPlant Laboratory, initially until December 2020, based in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge, under the direction of Professor Jim Haseloff.

The appointee will provide technical support for efforts to create open technologies for plant biotechnology in Cambridge. Current work focuses on the development of foundational technologies for engineering of the model plant Marchantia polymorpha. The laboratory houses state of the art equipment for automated DNA assembly, genome editing, plant transformation, cytometry and high throughput microscopy. The appointee will provide technical support for plant culture, microbiological and molecular biology experiments, as well as general laboratory support work.

Starting in 2020, the appointee will assist with experiments to develop graft-based implantation of sensors, and testing and microscopic analysis of probe-plant grafts. The appointee will support an international research collaboration that tests new organic polymer sensors for measuring physiological parameters in living plants. The project aims to develop low-cost sensors for measuring plant responses to soil and environmental conditions for use in resource-limited environments. The appointee will help document training materials for the use of the new devices, and help with implementation in international projects (https://www.biomaker.org).

The successful candidate will have a background in molecular biology or plant biology, and demonstrate an ability to work independently. Familiarity with basic electronics, experience with molecular biology techniques, DNA handling, microscopy and laboratory management will be advantageous.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2020 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 notice that if you have not received any news from us 1 month after the closing date you should consider that on this occasion your application has not been successful.

Please quote reference PD20331 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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Project Coordinator (Temporary Cover)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 14, 2019.

The Cambridge Stem Cell Institute (CSCI) and Department of Haematology are seeking to recruit a full time Project Coordinator to manage and facilitate the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Cambridge Centre Haem Malignancies Programme and the CSCI Cancer Stem Cell Programme. This is an exciting position which will play a key role in our future development.

This role will work closely with the CRUK Cambridge Centre Haematology Malignancies (HM) Programme Director, CRUK Cambridge Centre (CCC) Integrated Cancer Medicine (ICM) Senior Research Associate and CSCI Administrator in taking forward various high level administrative, technical and scientific projects.

The post holder will also work directly with the CCC administrative office in meeting the strategic goals of the Centre and liaising with the office and other programme and project managers in the Centre. They will provide hands on project management for the planning and execution of strategic and complex projects which will involve meticulous and thorough planning and effective communication throughout the Institute.

The successful candidate will work directly with the Programme Leads, Professor Brian Huntly and Professor Tony Green in managing the programme specific duties and responsibilities. The applicant will also work directly with the CCC administrative office in meeting the strategic goals of the Centre and liaising with the office and other programme and project managers in the Centre.

Applicants will ideally have a degree in a relevant subject or equivalent practical experience. In addition, they will have organisation skills, management experience and previous experience or knowledge of clinical or translational research. It is highly desirable that applicants should have previous project management experience, preferably in a science-based setting. They should also be able to demonstrate verbal and written communication skills, a flexible attitude, problem-solving skills, a systematic approach to work, and the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Anthea Stanley by e-mail on ajs333@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.

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The closing date is 29 August 2019, with interviews expected to take place on 9 September 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 PS20338 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.

Finance Coordinator (Part Time)

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

Responsible to the Finance Officer and working within the Administrative Division of the Botanic Garden staff, the role holder acts as Deputy to the Finance Officer, and works with and reports, in the first instance, to them. The role holder provides expertise, key support and advice to the Department on finance matters.

The role holder will support the Director and Finance Officer in the management of the Garden's finances and assist with the provision of financial support for the Garden's activities, budget monitoring and the implementation of new financial systems and departmental initiatives.

See FURTHER PARTICULARS for further details.

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

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

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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 08, 2019.

A research assistant position is available to work in the Prediction and Learning (PaL) Lab (www.lawsonlab.co.uk), Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge. The PaL Lab studies how learned expectations underlie individual differences in visual perception and decision making.

The research assistant will support a small team running eye tracking and pharmacology studies in healthy volunteers and participants with neuropsychiatric diagnoses (e.g. autism/anxiety). The role is best suited to someone with prior experience of testing clinical populations (e.g. in a previous RA position).

The PaL lab uses computational methods to understand brain function, and applicants should demonstrate strong mathematical literacy and knowledge (though not necessarily direct experience) of computational neuroscience.

The candidate should have a Bachelors or Masters degree in pharmacology/ computational neuroscience / mathematical psychology or similar. Familiarity with MATLAB, R, Python or comparable programming languages is desirable.

The post holder will be responsible for the design and conduct of behavioural, pharmacological and eye-tracking experiments with humans, recording and analyzing data and assisting with preparing the results for publication. The post holder will also recruit for and manage a clinical database of participants with autism, so some direct experience of working with autistic adults would be an advantage.

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

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

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Informal inquiries about this post may be made to Dr Rebecca Lawson (rl337@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 25 August 2019. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ20282 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 Grants Administrator (Part Time, Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 08, 2019.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the Department of Psychology as a Research Grant Administrator. The Department holds around 90 active research grants which generate an annual income of over £5m per annum.

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

The ideal candidate will be the first point of contact for research grant related queries. For this purpose, the post holder is expected to develop a close working relationship with researchers and with the Research Operations Office to ensure smooth management of all processes, and compliance with necessary regulations. The post holder will work very closely with the departmental finance team and the HR Coordinator and will be line managed by the Research Grants Coordinator, to allow constant communication between key administrative contacts.

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

The candidate will be educated to 'A' level standard, to include GCSE English language and mathematics/NVQ level 3 or have an equivalent level of practical experience. Good IT skills, including Word, Excel and emails are a requirement. Use of bespoke financial, grant or reporting systems is desirable. Previous experience in a demanding environment is essential.

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

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

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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Informal inquiries about this post may be made to Dr Jeanne Estabel (je353@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 1 September 2019. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ20278 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.

Post-doctoral Research Associate (Fixed Term)

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

Applications are invited for one GSK-funded Research Associate position. The successful candidate will be based in the Department of Psychology and will join the laboratory of Professor Jeffrey Dalley: (https://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people).

The lab focuses on the psychological and brain mechanisms of drug addiction, OCD, ADHD, depression and Parkinson's disease, and uses translational methodologies to bridge fundamental discoveries in brain science with the development of new therapies.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the experimental programme of research within a recently funded GSK Varsity Award aiming to establish a preclinical platform of drug discovery based on pathological immune reactions to early life stressors. This behavioural neuroscience project involves the use of sophisticated touchscreen tasks to assess objective measures of fatigue, apathy and anhedonia in rats with a history of early life social stress. The successful candidate will be responsible for behavioural phenotyping, sample collection for peripheral and central immune profiling, and in collaboration with colleagues at the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre (WBIC) longitudinal magnetic resonance imaging to evaluate both the integrity of the blood brain barrier and neural markers of brain inflammation.

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant neuroscience subject, preferably in neurophysiology, neuropharmacology and/or biological psychology. Relevant post-doctoral experience in behavioural neuroscience, including the assessment of translatable behavioural endophenotypes using state-of-the-art touchscreen-based technology is essential. Expertise in programming, data analysis and statistical hypothesis testing would be highly desirable. Applicants should have excellent organisational and communication skills, and be able to work well as part of a team.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 April 2020 in the first instance.

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

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Informal inquiries about this post may be made to Jeff Dalley (jwd20@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 08 September 2019. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ20264 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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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 06, 2019.

We are looking for a self-driven and enthusiastic team member 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 and T cell characterization as well as lentiviral transduction and knock-down assays.

Ideally you will have at least a Bachelor's degree in Biology or Chemistry with experience in molecular biology and biochemical techniques and used to the laboratory environment.

You should have good communication and IT skills, as well as the ability to communicate effectively within the research group and the wider research community. You should also be able to drive the project forward and work unsupervised.

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 security check.

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Please upload your CV and a letter outlining your interest and suitability for the post.

Please quote reference PM20242 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 Aug 05, 2019.

A position for a research assistant has arisen in the lab of Professor Gerard Evan, University of Cambridge, Department of Biochemistry, Cambridge (http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/uto/evan) to further our ongoing studies on the development and maintenance of pancreatic cancer. The research seeks to determine whether pancreatic cancer is driven and maintained by the activation of common and obligate regenerative programmes in the pancreatic epithelium and its attendant stroma elicited by oncogenic mutations. Our work suggests that deregulated expression of the Myc protein, a highly pleiotropic "master" switch, modulates a wide variety of mechanistically diverse processes. We have established models in which expression and/or activity of Myc can be rapidly and reversibly switched in the pancreas and we now seek a research assistant to continue our studies investigating the possibility that inhibition of Myc specific downstream targets elicits tumour regression.

Applicants should have a BSc or equivalent. A background in tumour biology and previous experience in molecular and cellular biology and in mouse models of tumourigenesis is desirable.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 July 2020.

This appointment is subject to a security check. Whether an outcome is satisfactory will be determined by the University.

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Informal enquiries can be made to tdl2@cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PH20113 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 Aug 05, 2019.

Applications are invited for one MRC-funded Research Associate position starting 01/10/2019. The successful candidate will work in the Department of Psychology and join the groups of Prof. Jeff Dalley (https://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?jwd20) , Prof. Barry Everitt (https://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?bje10) and Dr David Belin (https://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?davidbelin).

The Cambridge laboratory focuses on the psychological and brain mechanisms of drug addiction, OCD, ADHD, depression and other psychiatric disorders, and uses translational methodologies to bridge fundamental discoveries in brain science with the development of new therapies.

The successful candidate will share responsibility for delivering an experimental programme of research funded by the UK Medical Research Council to investigate the neural and psychological mechanisms of drug addiction. This behavioural neuroscience project seeks to understand why compulsive drug use develops in only some subjects by virtue of underlying traits such as anxiety, impulsivity and sensation-seeking. The successful candidate will be responsible for behavioural phenotyping, the collection and analysis of samples for gene expression and neurochemistry, and in collaboration with colleagues at the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre (WBIC) longitudinal magnetic resonance imaging to evaluate the structural and functional integrity of the brain before and after drug exposure.

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant neuroscience subject, preferably in neurophysiology, neuropharmacology and/or biological psychology. Relevant post-doctoral experience in behavioural neuroscience, including the assessment of addiction-relevant behavioural endophenotypes and experience of small-animal MRI is essential. Expertise in programming, data analysis and statistical hypothesis testing would be highly desirable. Applicants should have excellent organisational and communication skills, and be able to work well as part of a team.

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

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

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Informal inquiries about this post may be sent to Professor Jeffrey Dalley (jwd20@cam.ac.uk) or telephone 01223 765 291.

Please note the closing date for applications is 3rd September 2019. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ20223 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Project Manager

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 02, 2019.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and organised person with a scientific research background who wants to move into an interesting, administrative role to support the cutting-edge work of Professor Eric Miska at the Gurdon Institute. You will assist the Group Leader with the preparation of reports, manuscripts, grant applications, the monitoring of grant expenditure, promoting the work of the group on social media and liaising with collaborators and sponsors in the absence of the PI. You should be keen to keep up to date with relevant scientific publications and will be a fully incorporated lab member, attending and contributing at regular lab meetings.

The successful candidate should have a PhD in biological science, or equivalent experience. Exceptional organisational and communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential. Experience of dealing with large scale budgets would be desirable and the ability to work as part of a team or independently is also important.

Although this is a full-time role, we welcome applications from candidates wishing to work part-time.

Limited funding: 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.

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

Please quote reference PR20213 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Unestablished Lecturer (Part Time, Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 02, 2019.

Applications are invited for a University Lectureship in the Department of Psychology. This post is in association with a Fellowship at Queens' College. This part-time position (0.6 FTE) is available for an initial period of 5 years. The post is available from 1st October 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applicants should have a track record of publications in human cognitive science or cognitive neuroscience. The successful candidate will be qualified to PhD level and have a proven academic record in their subject together with experience of delivering teaching at university level and in the context of College tutoring.

Standard duties for a University Lecturer include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration. College duties involves becoming Director of Studies for the Psychological and Behavioural Science Tripos.

The post is based in central Cambridge (Downing site and Queens' College).

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

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Information about the Department of Psychology and Queens' College can be found at www.psychol.cam.ac.uk and www.queens.cam.ac.uk/.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact the Head of Department, Professor Mark Johnson; mj492@cam.ac.uk.

Please note the closing date for applications is 1st September 2019. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ20201 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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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 01, 2019.

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Assistant to join the Centre for Family Research, a multidisciplinary research centre that conducts a wide range of studies examining family relationships and child development.

The Research Assistant will work with Professor Susan Golombok and Dr Vasanti Jadva on a follow up study of families created through assisted reproductive technologies.

The position will involve contacting families, carrying out standardised interviews and observational assessments with parents and their young adult children, data coding, data entry and transcribing. The successful candidate will have a good degree in Psychology, proven experience in family research, and a liberal attitude to medically assisted reproduction.

Candidates will ideally hold a full UK driving license (hire car available), be willing to travel independently to families throughout the UK, be flexible with working hours, have excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to conduct research on sensitive topics. Previous experience in interviewing parents and children is essential, as is a good theoretical understanding of child development.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 November 2020 in the first instance.

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Interviews will be held on Thursday 26th September 2019

For enquiries about the post please contact Dr Vasanti Jadva (vj227@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference XJ20093 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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SCTS in Small Animal Medicine (Sponsored by Royal Canin UK)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 01, 2019.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD £22,806.00 Year One (subject to change)

One Scholarship is available to start on 1 November 2019. The Scholarship provides an outstanding opportunity to study for a postgraduate qualification. The training programme covers all aspects of small animal medicine, including cardiology, clinical nutrition, oncology, medical neurology and clinical pathology, and is approved by the European College of Veterinary Medicine.

The Scholarship is for one year in the first instance, renewable for periods of one year up to a total of three years. It is subject to an initial monitoring period of six months, and review on an annual basis.

The Scholar will be required to register for the Diploma of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. The training programme requires participation in the Department's clinical service, including the out-of-hours rota and first opinion practice, in addition to small-group teaching of veterinary students.

An applicant must be a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a veterinary degree qualifying her/him for membership. Completion of a recognised small animal rotating internship or minimum of two years spent in primary care practice are essential. The Training Scholarship is kindly sponsored by Royal Canin UK and as such an interest in clinical nutrition is desirable.

Informal enquiries: contact Helen Boyle on hmab3@cam.ac.uk

Application form (SCTS 1) and Information Pack about the Scholarship can be found at: https://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/job

Completed application form, curriculum vitae, and a covering letter should be emailed to vetmed@hermes.cam.ac.uk quoting the post title in the subject or send a hard copy to Helen Boyle, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 OES

Closing date for applications: Monday 26 August 2019

Interview date: Wednesday 4 September 2019

Please quote reference PP20196 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Unestablished Lecturer - Microbiology (Fixed Term)

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

The University of Cambridge wishes to appoint a 5-year, fixed-term University Lecturer (UL) in Microbiology within the Department of Pathology. The post is available from October 2019 and aims to strengthen the Department's research and teaching in bacteriology. The successful candidate will develop a research programme in molecular bacteriology that will attract ongoing grant funding and will complement existing interests in bacteriology (https://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/mp-div) with potential for interactions with other biomedical research groups within the Department and the University of Cambridge more widely. Applications from individuals with a research interest in structural and/or cellular microbiology, and specifically the interaction of bacterial pathogens with mammalian host cells, are especially encouraged. Applicants are expected to demonstrate excellence in research, as evidenced by a high-impact publication record, proportionate to their length of research experience and a track record of securing external funding.

The post is located in the Department of Pathology (Head of Department, Professor Geoffrey L Smith FRS). The successful candidate is expected to foster their subject through research, supported by external grant funding, leading to publications 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 course development and teaching in those courses for which the Department of Pathology is responsible.

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 8 September 2019. The interviews will be held on 25 September 2019.

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

Prospective candidates may wish to contact Dr Katerina Artavanis-Tsakonas, Head of Division of Microbiology and Parasitology at admin@path.cam.ac.uk.

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

Please quote reference PK20007 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate - Group Robinson

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

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Associate position in the group of Dr Sarah Robinson at the Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University (SLCU), to carry out fundamental research in the field of plant morphodynamics. The aim of the Robinson lab is to investigate how cell division affects cell expansion and its impact on overall tissue morphology. The lab uses the newly developed automated confocal micro-extensometer (ACME) and atomic force microscopy (AFM), in combination with genetic manipulation, live imaging and modelling to address this question. The candidate will be responsible for developing a mechanical model of the growing tissue based on mechanical measurements. The candidate will also be encouraged to participate in experiments to generate data for the model. The ideal candidate will be willing to participate in both experiments and modelling. The successful applicant will benefit from working closely with the lab of Prof. Henrik Jönsson. Applicants must have, or be close to obtaining a PhD in applied physics, mechanics, or plant development. Ideally with experience of modelling biological material. The candidate should have an interest in plant development. Experience with C++ would be advantageous. The candidate will benefit from the multi-disciplinary project and are encouraged to participate and develop skills in the different areas. The successful candidates 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 Sainsbury 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/. Fixed-term: Funds are available for two years in the first instance. Where a PhD has yet to be awarded the appointment will initially be made at Research Assistant level (Grade 5) and amended to Research Associate (Grade 7) upon the award of PhD. Scientific enquiries apart from the formal application should be directed to Dr Sarah Robinson at Sarah.Robinson@slcu.cam.ac.uk

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Please quote reference PT18818 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Laboratory Coordinator - Group Oldroyd

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

Applications are invited for a Research Laboratory Coordinator position in the group of Dr Giles Oldroyd at the Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University, to provide specialist technical support to the research staff, enable the successful operation of research projects and ensure the smooth running of the laboratory.

The Research Laboratory Coordinator will provide management of the research laboratory to facilitate a smooth and effective support for teaching and research. They will take a lead role in supporting various lab administrative and organisational tasks for Dr Giles Oldroyd and his group to enable the successful delivery of research projects. They will work closely with other members of the team (postdocs, research assistants and technicians) and the group leader to coordinate resources. They will assist with the training and supervision of graduate and undergraduate students, new researchers and visitors.

The successful applicant will be a strong team player, keen to work in a highly collaborative set-up and enthusiastic to join a diverse research group and interdisciplinary team. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential to interact with group members and other researchers with different scientific backgrounds. The successful applicant will be self-motivated and show an ability to work independently. They will be highly solution orientated and demonstrate a high degree of accuracy including outstanding record keeping. Candidates must be educated to degree level or have an equivalent level of practical experience. Candidates with a PhD in plant biology or molecular genetics and experience of laboratory management/co-ordination are preferred. 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/. The post is full time and available immediately. Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for three years in the first instance. Scientific enquiries apart from the formal application should be directed to Dr Oldroyd at: giles.oldroyd@slcu.cam.ac.uk

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Please quote reference PT20150 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Project Manager

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

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Project Manager/Information Scientist to work on projects studying the regulation of neural stem cell behaviour, under the direction of Professor Andrea Brand at the Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the operational oversight of research projects, for monitoring current literature and assisting with the preparation of research manuscripts and grant applications, for liaising with grant funding bodies, for maintaining and updating the lab's website and promoting the lab's research on social media.

Ideally the candidate should have a PhD in a Biological Science or a related discipline and strong writing and IT skills.  Knowledge of stem cell biology is desirable.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 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.

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

As part of the application candidates should write a press release for one of Professor Brand's publications (150 words or less). See https://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/research/brand and https://andreabrandlab.org. This should be uploaded to the system, together with a copy of your CV.

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

Please quote reference PR20145 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Specialist Veterinary Nurse (Soft Tissue)

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

We have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our expanding nursing team at the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital as a Specialist Nurse working in Soft Tissue.

The Soft Tissue service is a key part of our multidisciplinary referral hospital, and requires close communication with the other clinical services. There is a busy and variable caseload, which will require you to be adaptable and have the ability to work well under pressure.

You will be involved in specialist Soft Tissue consultations, diagnostic investigations, surgery and inpatient management as well as clinical research including BOAS assessment.

We are seeking an individual with a passion for nursing, and the ability to communicate with all levels of staff, students and clients for this varied and interesting position. The ability to work on your own initiative with minimal supervision is essential.

In return, we offer an encouraging and nurturing environment and have a dedicated team of clinicians and nurses who are committed to providing the best care for our patients.

Informal enquiries about this role, please contact Natalie Wills on nw366@cam.ac.uk

Further particulars for the role and information about the Department are available here: www.vet.cam.ac.uk

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

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Closing date: 10 September 2019

Interviews will be held: 27 September 2019

Please quote reference PP20061 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 Jul 29, 2019.

We are looking for an experienced Research Assistant to join the laboratory of Professor John Trowsdale, which studies the genetics and functions of natural killer (NK) cell receptors in disease. The programme, which is funded by an ERC Advanced grant, is aimed at examining: 1. How variation in receptors encoded in the LRC influences viral infection and disease; 2. The mechanisms viruses use to evade NK cells; 3. Novel ligands for LRC-encoded receptors.

This Research Assistant would support the research efforts of Post-Doctoral Research Associates, would conduct their own research projects within the programme, and would help run the day-to-day operations of the lab. An MSc in an appropriate field, along with laboratory experience in a wide variety of molecular biology techniques, are essential, including NGS DNA library preparations and enrichment assays. Experience in R package programming, bioinformatic analysis software and cell culture is desirable. The ideal candidate would have several years of experience of working in a laboratory on the complex genetics of highly polymorphic Killer Immunoglobulin-like (KIR) receptors and be skilled in KIR/HLA typing.

The ability to work both independently and as part of a team, coupled with excellent communication, organizational and problem solving skills are required.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 30th September 2020.

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.

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

Please quote reference PK19950 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Programme Manager Global Food Security IRC (Fixed Term)

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

We are looking for a Programme Manager who will support the delivery of the goals of the Global Food Security Interdisciplinary Research Centre (IRC). The aim of the IRC is to promote interactions between researchers working on the food security subject, stimulate interdisciplinary research, and communicate Cambridge's expertise on this topic to the wider world. In order to support the IRC activities the role holder will work proactively with input to the overall research strategy and vision, and manage and oversee the day-to-day running of the IRC.

Developing and managing relationships with a range of stakeholders, including those at senior levels, both within the University and at national and international levels, is a key function in order to attract new research collaborators and partners from business and industry, and raise funding for research.

The role holder will take a lead role in developing the strategy and vision for the IRC, working with the Chair, Steering Committee, External Advisors and others. They will develop and manage core activities in order to implement this strategy, and position the University of Cambridge as a leading centre for interdisciplinary research in global food security.

The role holder will also broaden the IRC's reach and influence, actively communicating and promoting IRC activities. They will be assisted by an Administrative Assistant who they will line manage.

The successful candidate will have a good first degree in a relevant subject as well as a postgraduate degree or work experience in food security research. It is essential you have the ability to develop relationships with bodies external to the University.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30th September 2020.

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

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

Please quote reference PD19997 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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IT Technician (Fixed Term)

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

Applications are invited for an IT Technician to join an expanding IT team within the Wellcome - MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute (CSCI), the Therapeutic Immunology -and Infectious Diseases (CITIID) and the Milner Institute. The CSCI is a world-leading centre for stem cell research with a mission to transform human health through a deep understanding of stem and progenitor cell biology (http://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk) and is supported by the Wellcome and the Medical Research Council.

The CITIID - Cambridge Immunology is designed to showcase and enhance the University of Cambridge's position as a leading international centre for research and teaching in immunology (https://www.immunology.cam.ac.uk/). The Milner Therapeutics Institute at the University of Cambridge is dedicated to the conversion of ground-breaking science into therapies. (https://www.milner.cam.ac.uk/).

The successful applicant will join an IT team creating a comprehensive IT support service for these multiple departments in a new Capella building on the biomedical campus https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/about-us/newbuilding. This is due to open in August 2019.

These centres provide outstanding scientists with the opportunity and resources to undertake ground-breaking research. The IT team will support this demanding environment, delivering an effective and efficient service.

Applicants should either be educated to BTEC/HNC standard, hold equivalent industry qualification, or have worked in a computing support role previously. The successful applicant should have good customer service skills and will be expected to have proven hardware and software troubleshooting skills. Experience supporting Active Directory, Windows and Office and experience supporting MacOS is required for this role.

The role holder will provide user support via phone, email and face-to-face contact. You will work closely with the rest of the IT team, managing the data network, audio-visual facilities, and a variety of computer platforms so experience of working as part of team is essential.

Experience using ticketing / documentation systems to manage own work and familiarity with supporting scientific software and equipment is desirable. Managing and/or troubleshooting Linux; scripting and automation - e.g. PowerShell, Unix shell scripting would also be advantageous.

Training will be provided as a mixture of Computing Service courses and knowledge transfer via the senior team members.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Stuart Williams on sw328@cam.ac.uk.

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

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The closing date is 26 August 2019, with interviews to be confirmed.

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 PS20096 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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HR Administrator

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

The Gurdon Institute is a research-intensive centre in the University of Cambridge at the cutting edge of science. With 16 Group Leaders and their research groups, carrying out experimental projects related to cancer and developmental biology.

We are looking for a friendly, flexible and highly organised HR Administrator to join our admin team and to provide support for the Research Grants/HR Coordinator. The successful candidate will have excellent organisational skills, the ability to act with tact and discretion and will ideally have experience of working in an administration role, in an HR setting. Knowledge of university HR systems would also be an advantage. We are looking for someone who is reliable, calm under pressure, discrete and approachable, and able to keep pace in a busy work environment.

Main Duties will include:

  • Providing administrative support for recruitment processes

  • Administering and updating various HR systems for sickness, absence, appraisals, staff records etc

  • Completing HR and payroll paperwork as required

  • Acting as point of contact for HR-related queries

  • Contributing to inductions for new members of the Institute

  • Setting up visitor agreements

  • Acting as secretary for the WED (Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity) Committee

We are happy to consider applicants who wish to work between 80% and full-time (30 to 36.5 hours per week).

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.

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 Jayne Fisher at jobs@gurdon.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PR20094 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate: Developmental and Stem Cell Biology (Fixed Term)

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

Context: The lab of Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz (http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/zernickagoetzlab/) studies self-organisation and symmetry breaking processes in the mammalian embryo using embryos and stem cells as two major model systems.

We are looking for a dedicated post-doctoral researcher to investigate mechanisms of self-organisation and pattern formation during early development. The lab applies high-resolution time-lapse imaging and quantitative analysis together with techniques for uncovering and modulating gene expression.

Recently the lab developed unique methods for culturing mouse and human embryos that recapitulate the main events occurring during implantation (e.g. Bedzhov and Zernicka-Goetz, Cell 2014; Harrison et al., Science 2017; Shahbazi et al, Nature, 2017) to study morphogenesis and the interactions between stem cell populations as the embryo is built.

The successful candidate should have a PhD in stem cell biology, developmental biology or biophysics (or about to be awarded a PhD). Following skills are important: Developmental and cell biology, High-resolution live embryo microscopy; Image analysis and model building.

Enquiries regarding this post can be made to Prof Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz (mz205@cam.ac.uk).

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

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

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

Please quote reference PM20088 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 Jul 24, 2019.

A postdoctoral position is available in the group of Ben Luisi in the Department of Biochemistry of the University of Cambridge in Central Cambridge, to work on multi-component drug efflux pumps (Du et al. (2014) Nature; Wang et al. (2017) eLife; Fitzpatrick et al. (2017) Nature Microbiology; Shi et al. (2019) Nat Commun). A multi-disciplinary approach involving biochemical, biophysical and cellular experiments will be used to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of bacterial efflux pumps. The ultimate goal of the project is to advance our mechanistic understanding, by means of biochemical reconstitution and structural characterisation using purified protein components.

Candidates will hold or be about to be awarded a PhD in Biochemistry, Biophysics or Molecular Biology and must have a proven track record of research achievements. Previous experience in the analysis of multi-protein complexes and membrane interactions, as well as familiarity with biophysical techniques such as X-ray crystallography, electron microscopy and single-particle analysis or tomography would be an advantage. Applicants with computational experience in cryoEM are also welcome to apply. The position would also be suitable for candidates trained in cellular biology and with an interest in the study of molecular mechanisms in vivo.

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

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

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Informal enquires can be made by contacting Prof. Ben Luisi bfl20@cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PH20056 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 Jul 24, 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.

We are looking to appoint an MRC Postdoctoral Fellow (PF) to work in the Laboratory of Mitochondria and cell death regulation following toxic injury:

https://www.mrc-tox.cam.ac.uk/research/l-m-martins-programme

We are seeking a highly-motivated postdoc candidate, to join Miguel Martins's lab. Our work employs Drosophila as a model organism to better understand the consequences of mitochondrial dysfunction for the activation of adverse outcome pathways that lead to cellular and tissue damage. We employ multi-disciplinary approaches, including Drosophila genetics, quantitative fly behaviour analysis, RNAseq, metabolomics, quantitative proteomics, and microbiome analysis. We model how drug exposure and mitochondrial liabilities activate adverse outcome pathways. These adverse outcome pathways, in turn lead to cellular and tissue dysfunction.

Job description

This project offers an exciting opportunity to study how mitochondrial toxicity can modify immune responses.

The successful candidate will explore the links between drug exposure, through off-target effects can cause mitochondrial defects and activate innate immunity as an adverse outcome pathway of toxicity. The working hypothesis that forms the basis of this project is that mitochondrial dysfunction acts in a non-cell autonomous manner to induce cell death through inter-organ communication. The organs that are the focus of this study are the brain, fat body and intestine.

Key Lab Publications:

Garrido-Maraver, J.et al. Enhancing folic acid metabolism suppresses defects associated with loss of Drosophila mitofusin, Cell Death and Disease (2019)

Celardo, I.et al. dATF4 regulation of mitochondrial folate-mediated one-carbon metabolism is neuroprotective, Cell Death and Differentiation (2017)

Celardo, I.et al. Mitofusin-mediated ER stress triggers neurodegeneration in pink1/parkin models of Parkinson's disease, Cell Death and Disease (2016)

Requejo-Aguilar, R.et al. PINK1 deficiency sustains cell proliferation by reprogramming glucose metabolism through HIF1. Nature Communications 5, 1-9 (2014)

Tufi, R.et al. Enhancing nucleotide metabolism protects against mitochondrial dysfunction and neurodegeneration in a PINK1 model of Parkinson's disease. Nature Cell Biology (2014)

This is a three-year training and development position during which 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

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.

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

Informal enquiries are invited and can be directed to Miguel Martins at lm795@mrc-tox.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 PU19151 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 Jul 22, 2019.

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

As part of the phased development of the Taipale group in Cambridge there is a position available for a Post-doctoral Research Associate using computational genome-wide approaches to study transcription and signal transduction. The candidate will have a PhD in Genetics, Biochemistry, Systems Biology, Computational Biology, Medicine or a related field.

The duties involve development and use of computational tools to analyze large in house and external datasets using advanced artificial intelligence, machine learning, computational biology, statistical and bioinformatic approaches. Applicants interested in any of the above research areas and/or interested in developing a novel research direction will be considered.

The selection processes will be conducted in September and the post is available from 1st October 2019.

The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance.

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Informal enquires can be made by contacting Dr. Minna Taipale, email: mt779@cam.ac.uk; further information on the Taipale lab can be obtained at https://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/research/uto/taipale

Please quote reference PH19969 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 Jul 22, 2019.

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

As part of the phased development of the Taipale group in Cambridge, there is a position available for a Post-doctoral Research Associate studying growth regulation in normal cells and cancer models using genome engineering and functional genomics approaches.

The main duties will involve designing and performing genome-scale experiments to understand the role of phosphorylation cascades and transcriptional networks in cell growth regulation, using mass spectrometry, functional genomics and genome editing, as well as computational analysis of the experimental results.

The successful candidates should have (or be close to completing) a PhD in Genetics, Biochemistry, Systems Biology, Computational Biology, Medicine or a related field. Applicants interested in any of the above research areas and/or interested in developing a novel research direction will be considered.

The selection processes will be conducted in September and the post is available from 1st October 2019.

The funds for this post are available for 24 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.

Informal enquires can be made by contacting Dr. Minna Taipale, email: mt779@cam.ac.uk; further information on the Taipale lab can be obtained at https://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/research/uto/taipale

Please quote reference PH19970 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Programme Manager MillNETi (Fixed Term)

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

The Department of Plant Sciences is recruiting a Programme Manager to oversee the MillNETi programme, led by Professor Howard Griffiths (https://www.globalfood.cam.ac.uk/keyprogs/millneti).

This 2-year research programme started on 1st April 2019 and is funded by the UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) as part of the 'Food and nutrition research for health in the developing world: bioavailability and nutrient content' programme. MillNETi consists of four interdisciplinary work packages (Flagship Projects), covering research activities in the UK, Ethiopia and The Gambia. The overall programme aim is to improve iron micronutrient status for people in Ethiopia and The Gambia, where iron deficiency is common, by introducing biofortified millets as a food source.

The programme teams will work with local institutions and farmers to grow new millet varieties that have a higher natural iron content. The teams will investigate different meal cooking methods to find out how to best bring out the available iron. Selected test meals will be used in human nutrition trials in The Gambia to investigate real-life absorption of iron from food made with the biofortified millets. Working together with local partners and communities, the researchers will facilitate knowledge exchange and nutrition education activities.

The role holder will be based in the Department of Plant Sciences, but will be working across multiple disciplines. Project partners include MRC The Gambia, Bahir Dar University (Ethiopia), ICRISAT (India, Ethiopia, Malawi), NIAB, Rothamsted Research, King's College London and the Centre for Global Equality.

We are seeking an individual who will manage the day-to-day running of the programme. The role holder will be responsible for developing governance procedures and risk assessments, for monitoring expenditure and budgets, and compiling other programme documents. S/he will be setting up an International Advisory Board, organise regular meetings of the board and the programme's Executive Committee and write progress reports for the board and the funder. Other responsibilities include organising training activities, workshops and (outreach) events.

Within the Department of Plant Sciences, the post holder will be working in a team of translational administrators and be managed by the TIGR2ESS Programme Manager. The successful applicant should be educated to degree level or equivalent. The ideal candidate will have excellent planning and organisational skills and be capable of building effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders. S/he should have experience of working within a higher education, industry, or government environment.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 20 months 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.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our University.

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On the application form, please utilise the 'Further Information' section to explain your motivation and suitability for the role.

For informal inquiries, please contact Rose Eichenberger (TIGR2ESS Programme Manager, maternity cover) on re305@cam.ac.uk or 01223 747160 (A/L between 30th July and 19th August), or Professor Howard Griffiths on hg230@cam.ac.uk (from 11th August).

The closing date is Sunday 25th August. Interviews will likely take place on Friday 6th September.

Please quote reference PD19771 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Neuroblastoma UK Funded Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 17, 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 drug libraries and CRISPR/Cas9 based screens for drug resistance in paediatric cancers, specifically neuroblastoma.

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 Cellular and Molecular pathology.

Candidates must have a PhD in cancer biology or a closely related subject and preferably have already conducted a period of postdoctoral research. 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.

Previous applicants need not apply

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

Please quote reference PK19971 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate in Plant Molecular Biology (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 15, 2019.

We are seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral research assistant / associate to join the newly established Plant Environmental Physiology Group led by Dr Johannes Kromdijk. The position will be available until September 2022 and will form part of the International project RIPE: Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency for Sustainable Increases in Crop Yield, funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Department for International Development, and the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research.

The aim of the research is to adjust non-photochemical quenching dynamics to improve photosynthetic efficiency under fluctuating light. Based on previous work by the consortium, accumulation of the xanthophyll zeaxanthin plays an important role in the dynamics of NPQ and associated photosynthetic efficiency. The appointee will take a genetic engineering approach targeting zeaxanthin-dependent NPQ and will work closely with collaborators at the University of Illinois (Long lab) and University of California Berkeley (Niyogi lab).

The successful candidate must have a strong background in plant molecular biology and biochemistry and detailed understanding of photosynthesis. Previous experience with gene editing and HPLC is desirable. The collaborative nature of the research and ambitious goals of the project within demanding deadlines also requires strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication abilities, both oral and in writing. Applicants must possess, or will soon be completing, a PhD in an appropriate area.

Successful candidates who have not been awarded their PhD by the appointment date will be appointed as a Research Assistant at Grade 5 (£26,243 - £30,395 per annum). Upon award of the PhD the individual will be promoted to Research Associate, Grade 7 (£32,236 - £39,609 per annum).

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2022 in the first instance.

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Please upload your CV and covering letter. Contact Dr Kromdijk (jk417@cam.ac.uk) if you have any queries. Selected candidates will be interviewed early September, with an intended start date in October 2019 or as soon as practically possible. If you have had no response one month after the closing date you should consider that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Please quote reference PD19789 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.

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.