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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 16, 2018.

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic, experienced and highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate interested in studying the role of chromatin remodelling in neural stem cell biology and paediatric brain tumour development using both in vitro and in vivo approaches. The work will be supervised by Dr Manav Pathania (Department of Pathology and CRUK Children's Brain Tumour Centre of Excellence; https://crukcambridgecentre.org.uk/research/programmes/neuro-oncology/research-groups) and will be carried out in the Capella Building and the CRUK Cambridge Institute at the Addenbrooke's Biomedical Campus.

Epigenomic deregulation is a hallmark feature of many distinct types of brain tumour and has been implicated in tumour heterogeneity and the development of resistance. Recently, we developed in vivo models of mutant histone-driven paediatric high-grade gliomas and discovered that these tumours develop specifically from embryonic neural progenitor cells (Pathania et al., Cancer Cell, 2017). We now seek an outstanding Postdoctoral Research Associate to help reveal how histone mutations rewire the epigenome to serve oncogenic programmes such as tumour initiation, tumour maintenance, heterogeneity and resistance to treatment. To do this, we will carefully characterise and interrogate these molecularly and histologically accurate in vivo models using developmental neurobiology, epigenetics, stem cell science and genomics approaches.

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant subject, or be close to the completion of their degree. Candidates that have a strong background in the following three broad areas of expertise are encouraged to apply: (1) molecular biology, biochemistry, stem cell culture and FACS, (2) chromatin biology, library preparation, sequencing and basic genomics analysis (RNA-seq/ChIP-seq) and (3) histology/tissue processing, confocal microscopy, transgenics and mouse colony management. Knowledge of mammalian neurobiology or developmental biology is not necessary but would be very beneficial.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to develop a basic science and multidisciplinary approach to translational cancer research. They will have a strong publication record and an excellent aptitude for research and career development. We are especially looking for applicants with a self-starter mentality, who combine a perceptive and resourceful approach with an ability to work independently. A proven capacity to design, execute, and interpret your own experiments is essential. The ability to think creatively and develop workaround approaches when faced with the challenges that may arise while conducting pioneering new research is highly desirable.

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

Applications should include a CV with contact details for three references and a cover letter outlining reasons why you would like to be involved in the project, key areas of expertise and future goals/career ambitions. Informal enquiries can be addressed to Dr Manav Pathania (mp915@cam.ac.uk).

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to hr@path.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PK16508 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Large Animal Client Services Administrator[Temporary Cover] (Secondment)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 16, 2018.

Fixed-term: 1 year.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Client Services Administrator in the large animal section of the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital, available from 24 September 2018 or as soon as possible after that date. The Queen's Veterinary School Hospital (QVSH) is a teaching and referral hospital with a reputation both nationally and internationally as a centre for excellence in many areas of veterinary medicine.
The equine first opinion practice is being promoted as a stand-alone business unit within the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital. The Equine and Farm Animal Unit of the QVSH provides hospitalisation facilities for the ambulatory services and referral cases. The role holder is an integral part of the equine and farm teams in support of the mission to deliver excellence in client service and clinical veterinary student teaching. The role holder reports to the Head Receptionist Large Animal Unit, and deals with incoming admissions and acts as point of contact with external bodies, i.e. clients and referring vets. The role holder works as part of a team of two staff who deliver customer (referring vets) and client (patient owner) services and provide all front-of-house services. The successful candidate must be efficient in Microsoft Office packages and have excellent communication skills with the ability to establish professional and effective working relationships with the wider team. Excellent customer service, organisation skills and attention to detail are all essential parts of the role.
Further details of the role and person speciation can be found in the further information document. For informal enquiries please contact Julie Ingham on ji217@cam.ac.uk

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.

Interviews will be held: Week commencing 10 September 2018

Please quote reference PP16517 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 16, 2018.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2021 in the first instance.

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

Interviews will be held: 4 Ocotber 2018

Please quote reference PP16513 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate: Biocurator (Part Time, Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 16, 2018.

We are looking for an experienced Bioinformatician/Biocurator to support the work of the Schofield research group who are engaged in the development and application of computational methods to relate human disease phenotypes to genotypes. The purpose of the work is to enable the identification of novel disease-causing mutations in both rare and common diseases. This involves the semantic integration of complex phenotype and clinical data from very large human datasets, such as the UK Biobank and clinical genetic databases, with experimental data from non-human animal models such as the mouse.

The main responsibilities of the post will include: * Data mining of public databases including the Cancer Genome Atlas, and the Cellular Phenotype databases for data associated with cancer driver genes and integration with cellular phenotype data from the biomedical literature to generate a dataset of cellular phenotypes associated with common cancer types. * Assisting with the coding of patient phenotypes from electronic and manual health records to the human phenotype and other ontologies using a mixture of manual and semi-automated techniques. * Assisting with assessment of predictive algorithms from expert knowledge. * Assisting in the preparation and delivery of reports, publications and presentations.

You should have a post-graduate degree (or about to obtain one) in biomedical sciences, medical sciences or medicine and have experience of the elements listed above.

The post is 50% of full-time.

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

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

Please upload your CV and a covering letter with your application.

Please quote reference PM16510 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate - Group Moyroud

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 16, 2018.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the group of Dr Edwige Moyroud at the Sainsbury Laboratory. The successful candidate will conduct fundamental research aimed at understanding the mechanisms governing pattern formation on the epidermis of flower petals. The project will focus on theoretical modelling of petal epidermis growth and patterning at a tissular and cellular level and is part of a collaboration with the groups of James Locke and Henrik Jönsson at SLCU.

The successful candidate will combine imaging approaches and computational tools to understand how a clear boundary can be set-up in the growing petal of Hibiscus trionum to produce a bullseye pattern. The project will also give opportunity to the successful candidate to develop microscopy skills and to participate in the development of new methodologies allowing live imaging of pattern formation. This post requires candidates of exceptional ability who are enthusiastic about combining computational tools and experimental approaches to understand the mechanisms behind pattern formation in a living system.

Candidates must have, or be close to obtaining, a PhD in Computational Biology, Physics, Applied Mathematics, Engineering or Developmental Biology. Expertise in theoretical biophysics and advanced knowledge of tissue modelling is desirable. The candidate will also have a keen interest in working with an emerging model system and in learning and developing new experimental protocols. Candidates with a strong computational background must have the ability to use and develop novel algorithms and/or existing software to tackle novel developmental questions. They should also have some experience with the production and/or use of imaging data. Candidates with a strong experimental (microscopy) background should also have some experience in the use of computational tools and a keen interest in learning how to use modelling approaches.

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. The Moyroud group is looking for a strong team player, keen to work in a highly collaborative set-up and enthusiastic to join a young Lab that is developing as a diverse and interdisciplinary team. Strong communication skills are required to interact with group members and other researchers at SLCU with different scientific backgrounds.

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 2 years in the first instance.

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

Please quote reference PT16456 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 16, 2018.

A post is available for a postdoctoral Research Associate to work with Professor J. D. Mollon in the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, UK.

The project uses a combination of psychophysics and theoretical modelling to study the neural processes that subserve the discrimination of attributes of the visual image, such as motion, depth, colour and spatial frequency. The underlying theoretical question is how far the brain is a neural net (where information is embodied in the structure of the net, its nodes and connections) and how far it is a communications network (where the same physical substrate carries different information from moment to moment, as is the case of the man-made Internet). The Research Associate will carry out both experimental and modelling work, and experience in MatLab programming would be an advantage.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 32 months in the first instance.

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

Informal inquiries about this post may be made to Professor J.D. Mollon (jm123@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 16th September 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ16496 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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ENSA Laboratory Technician

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

Applications are invited for a Technician position to work within the Plant Engineering Foundry of the Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge University (SLCU). The post holder will contribute to plant engineering work supporting projects at SLCU and associated with the international project Engineering the Nitrogen Symbiosis for Africa (ENSA). The ENSA project aims to use biological nitrogen fixation to sustainably increase yields for small-holder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa by engineering a symbiosis with nitrogen-fixing soil bacteria in cereals.

The post holder will work within a team delivering multiple aspects of plant engineering and characterisation. This role will specifically deliver sequence verified DNA constructs for plant engineering for researchers using Golden Gate assembly strategy.

The post holder will contribute to all aspects of plant engineering delivered by the Foundry team including the selection of homozygous transgenic and CRISPR-edited plant lines. Tasks will include the development and optimisation of PCR and qPCR-based assays for the selection of engineered plant lines based on copy number, genotyping and gene expression analysis.

The candidate is required to have demonstrated experience or working knowledge the following methods: DNA Sanger sequencing, nucleic acid extraction, plasmid preparation from E. coli, bacterial transformation by electroporation or chemical transformation, restriction enzyme digestion, PCR and quantitative PCR.

The successful candidate will be a confident user of Microsoft Office applications. A good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel is essential. Experience of workflow and project management platforms would also be an advantage.

Candidates must be educated to degree level (or have an equivalent level of practical experience) with demonstrable knowledge of plant molecular biology.

The successful applicant will be a strong team player, highly goal-oriented, and self-motivated. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential, alongside the ability to work with a high degree of accuracy, including outstanding record keeping. Candidates must have good IT literacy, a willingness and ability to learn new methodologies and strong communication skills, including demonstrable ability to write clearly and concisely in English.

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.

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

Please quote reference PT16456 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 14, 2018.

A postdoctoral research position is available from 1 October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter to work with Professor Richard Durbin in the Department of Genetics on the evolutionary genetics of the Lake Malawi cichlid radiation.

The research will involve studying the role of chromosomal rearrangements and other structural genomic variation in the speciation of Malawi cichlid fish, based on whole genome sequence data and a variety of phenotyping approaches.

While the position will be based in Cambridge, there will also be the possibility for the researcher to participate in field trips to collect samples in Malawi and/or Tanzania.

The post will be at an appropriate point in Grade 7 depending on experience.

The applicant should have:

a PhD in population genetics or evolutionary genomics at least two years' experience of genetic analysis of genome sequence variation data from population samples knowledge of the theory behind tests for selection and demographic inference in population genomic data, and practical experience of applying them to data strong demonstrated experience in biological computing using Python and R in a Unix environment Proven ability to formulate experimental designs, carry out research studies, and present and publish them as lead author, evidenced by a strong presentation and publication record

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

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

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

For further information contact Richard Durbin rd109@gen.cam.ac.uk Website: https://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/durbin https://cambridgecichlids.org/

Please quote reference PC16475 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate in Plant Sciences (Fixed Term)

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

Two post-doc positions are available at the University of Cambridge and the University of Brussels. The first investigates the response of the circadian system to Mg and will be based in the Webb and Verbruggen laboratories. The second investigates the response of the transcriptome to Mg (Verbruggen lab).

Applicants must have good expertise in molecular biology, bioinformatics (analysis of RNA seq data) and genetics who are interested in how plants responded to changes in environmental conditions; particularly the response to the essential macronutrient magnesium. Backgrounds in circadian rhythms, signaling (calcium, hormone), ion homeostasis are an asset but not required. Education to PhD standard in a relevant discipline is essential.

Successful candidates who have not been awarded their PhD by the appointment date will be appointed as a Research Assistant at Grade 5 (£25,728 - £29,799 per annum). Upon award of the PhD the individual will be promoted to Research Associate, Grade 7 (£31,604 - £38,833 per annum).

The researcher applicant for both positions must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity in Belgium for more than 24 months during the last 3 years.

Position 1 (this vacancy): First year in Cambridge + second year in Brussels;

The post doctoral researcher will dissect the signalling pathways that allow the circadian clock to respond to changes in Mg nutrition. We already have evidence that complex interactions occur between light, sugars and Mg. The effects of Mg and sucrose on the circadian clock will be studied using promoter luciferase reporters in wild type and mutant plants and time lapse imaging of the position of the leaves. Experiments using inhibitors of cellular processes will be used to test mathematical predictions concerning the machinery by which Mg regulates the circadian oscillator. The successful applicant will spend the first year working in the laboratory of Professor Alex Webb in the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge and the remainder in the laboratory of Professor Nathalie Verbruggen at ULB.

Position 2: Jan 2019-May 2020 in Brussels. Funding: FNRS (national scientific research foundation). The post doc will analyze transcriptomic (RNA seq) data in Arabidopsis plants treated with Mg deficiency in different light regimes.

Fixed-term: The funds for position 1 are available for 1 years in the first instance. The second year is funded by ULB where you will be their employee, located and supervised.

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

Applicants for position 1 should upload their CV, letter of application and two letters of recommendation. Applicants that only wish to be considered for position 2 should email their application to nverbru@ulb.ac.be and not use the Cambridge online system.

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

Please quote reference PD16473 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant (Hendrich Lab) (Fixed Term)

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

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 an MRC-funded Research Assistant position to join the research team of Dr. Brian Hendrich (https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/research/pis/hendrich). The successful applicant will integrate with a team working to understand how chromatin remodelling proteins control gene expression during cell fate decisions in pluripotent cells.

The ideal candidate will have considerable laboratory experience in biochemistry (western blots, immunoprecipitations), molecular biology (real time PCR, RT-PCR, transfections, gene cloning), and mammalian cell culture, and be familiar with the principles of good laboratory practice. Communication and note-keeping skills are essential, as is the ability to work independently as well as within a laboratory team, as required. You may be required to give oral presentations of your research work to other lab members and prepare written reports for your supervisor.

You must be able to follow procedures and methodologies. You should be able to organise, perform and analyse experiments with minimal instruction and supervision. The post will require frequent weekend work and a flexible approach to working hours. Careful observation and accurate record keeping are essential.

You should have been awarded a Bachelor's degree or equivalent.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2020 in the first instance.

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

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

The closing date is Tuesday, 11 September 2018, with interviews expected to take place the week commencing 24 September 2018.

Please quote reference PS16474 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 Aug 13, 2018.

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

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

We can offer part time hours of up to 15 per week Monday to Friday. Early morning (6am start) or late afternoon/evening (5pm start) shifts are available and will be agreed with the successful candidate.

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.

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

Please quote reference PK16465 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to hr@path.cam.ac.uk.

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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 13, 2018.

Applications are invited for an efficient, organised and resourceful Research Assistant interested in studying the role of chromatin remodelling in neural stem cell biology and paediatric brain tumour development using both in vitro and in vivo approaches. The work will be supervised by Dr Manav Pathania (Department of Pathology and CRUK Children's Brain Tumour Centre of Excellence; https://crukcambridgecentre.org.uk/research/programmes/neuro-oncology/research-groups) and will be carried out in the Capella Building and the CRUK Cambridge Institute at the Addenbrooke's Biomedical Campus.

Epigenomic deregulation is a hallmark feature of many distinct types of brain tumour and has been implicated in tumour heterogeneity and the development of resistance. Recently, we developed in vivo models of mutant histone-driven paediatric high-grade gliomas and discovered that these tumours develop specifically from embryonic neural progenitor cells (Pathania et al., Cancer Cell, 2017). We now seek a Research Assistant to help reveal how histone mutations rewire the epigenome to serve oncogenic programmes such as tumour initiation, tumour maintenance, heterogeneity and resistance to treatment. To do this, we will carefully characterise and interrogate these molecularly and histologically accurate in vivo models using developmental neurobiology, epigenetics, stem cell science and genomics approaches.

Applicants should have a BSc/BA or MSc in a relevant subject, or be close to the completion of their degree. The role entails assisting with in vitro and in vivo research, establishing and implementing standard operating procedures and managing the day-to-day functioning of the lab. The successful candidate will have joint responsibility with the group leader for (1) reagent procurement and equipment maintenance, (2) health and safety, and (3) the provision of training and support to other members of the lab. Expertise in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell culture and mouse colony management will be necessary for securing this position. This role will necessitate broad involvement in all aspects of ongoing science in the lab, including both in vivo work in mice and cell culture, and is ideal for someone who is interested in a hands-on approach to science and working collaboratively. Working on an individual research project with support from other members of the lab will also be encouraged. We are especially looking for applicants who are careful, practical and enjoy working in a team.

Applications should include a CV with contact details for three references and a cover letter outlining reasons why you would like to be involved in the project, key areas of expertise and future goals/career ambitions. Informal enquiries can be addressed to Dr Manav Pathania (mp915@cam.ac.uk). Please quote reference PK16466 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

Please quote reference PK16466 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to hr@path.cam.ac.uk.

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Cleaner (Part Time)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 13, 2018.

Would you like to join a friendly and busy department? You will provide a high level of cleaning in all areas, including research laboratories, lecture theatres and seminar rooms, offices, communal areas and toilets and also provide a lab glassware washing service. Hours of work are 25 per week Monday to Friday, mornings preferred.

No formal qualifications are required although NVQ Level 1 Cleaning and Support Services Skills would be advantageous. Experience of laboratory and/or office cleaning would be beneficial. Good communication skills are essential as is the ability to follow written and verbal instructions from supervisors.

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

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

Please complete the online application as fully as possible.

Please quote reference PM16454 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Post-doctoral Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 13, 2018.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral Research Associate position. The post is funded by the BBSRC and is based in the Neuronal Oscillations Group at the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience in Cambridge.

The research project aims to study the role of neuromodulation of synaptic plasticity in reward-based spatial learning and memory in mice. The successful candidate will use optogenetics to control the dopaminergic input to the hippocampus during behavioural testing of mice and use extracellular field recording to monitor synaptic weights in vivo.

For further details on the research group, see http://noggin.pdn.cam.ac.uk/.

Candidates should have a PhD, or be about to complete a PhD, in Neuroscience. You should have experience of in vivo surgery and behavioural testing in mice. You should also have a high motivation to conduct research and specific interest in learning and memory mechanisms.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 18 months in the first instance.

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

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

Applications should include CV, publication list, a one-page research statement and the names of two referees that we may contact. The closing date for applications is midnight on Friday 31 August 2018.

Please quote reference PM16463 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Secretary/Receptionist

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 13, 2018.

We are seeking to appoint a positive and friendly full-time Receptionist to work in the Anatomy Building of the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience. You should have good customer service skills, a helpful and positive attitude, and the ability to deal tactfully and professionally with all enquiries.

You must have good written and verbal communication skills and be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) as you will have some secretarial and administrative responsibilities. Experience of working in an office and/or a higher education environment is desirable.

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.

Deadline for applications is Sunday 2 September 2018.

Please quote reference PM16464 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Finance Coordinator

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 13, 2018.

The Sainsbury Laboratory is a scientific research institute sited within the Cambridge University Botanic Garden that focuses on plant developmental biology and computational modelling of plant development. Since opening in 2011, it has expanded rapidly to around 150 researchers and 30 support staff in approximately 20 sub-groups.

Reporting directly to the Finance Manager, the post-holder will provide a largely autonomous accounts administrative service within the department to include accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, research grants, purchasing, fixed assets, and stores inventory procedures. The successful candidate will therefore have a good understanding of accounting transaction processes and how they fit into the broader organisation. In addition, the post-holder will actively review transaction processes and recommend improvements to the Finance Manager as required.

The post-holder will carry out financial management and reporting activities including the preparation of monthly management accounts and grant expenditure analyses. They will interpret the resulting financial information and send reports to budget holders, suggesting actions as required to ensure efficient use of grants and departmental funds.

Candidates should ideally be educated to A-level standard or equivalent, to include GCSE English and Mathematics and have a formal qualification in accounting e.g. AAT Level 3. Previous experience working in a busy academic accounts office would be an advantage, as would a working knowledge of the Cambridge University Finance System or experience using other Oracle-based accounting packages.

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills, with a positive, service-oriented attitude. They will be able to work independently as well as in a team and have a pro-active approach to problem solving. Attention to detail, a high level of accuracy and effective time management are essential. Experience coaching and supervising other team members in a finance environment is desirable.

The successful candidate will be highly competent in standard Microsoft Office software. In particular, they will have excellent Excel skills with a proven ability to organise and analyse large sets of data using a range of spreadsheet functions to help achieve finance and business objectives.

The post is available immediately.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2021 in the first instance.

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

Please quote reference PT16456 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 Aug 13, 2018.

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 early in 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.

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

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

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

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

The closing date is Sunday, 2 September 2018, with interviews expected to take place the week commencing 10 September 2018.

Please quote reference PS16458 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate x 2 (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 13, 2018.

Applications are invited for two post-doctoral Research Associate positions based at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Dr Paul Bays. The successful candidates will work on a Wellcome Trust funded research project investigating how neural noise influences human perception and action. The research combines behavioural testing of working memory, visual attention and perceptual decision-making with numerical modelling of underlying cognitive and neural processes. The researchers will design, conduct and analyze research on this project in consultation with Dr Bays, and write and communicate results as scientific papers and in scientific presentations at national and international conferences.

Applicants should have (or be about to receive) a PhD in neuroscience, cognitive science, experimental psychology, physics, mathematics, computer science or other relevant subject, with a strong analytical background. Programming experience with Matlab, R or equivalent is essential. Expertise with Bayesian techniques and/or neural network models is an advantage. Applicants will need to demonstrate a record of research success and the ability to work creatively and independently.

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

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

Informal inquiries about this post may be sent to Paul Bays (pmb20@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 13th September 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ16460 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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PA to Head of Department and Departmental Administrator

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

In Zoology we are looking for an experienced PA to support the work of the Head of Department and the Departmental Administrator.

This role is central to the effective working of Zoology. The role offers diverse challenges and brings you into contact with staff and students from across the Department and more widely in the University. We offer a friendly and supportive working environment in a central Cambridge location.

The role-holder ensures there is efficient diary management for the HoD and DA and facilitates the smooth running of their offices. In addition, the PA role manages our reception function, undertakes committee support, takes responsibility for certain HR administrative duties, and leads on annual events and occasional one-off projects.

We are looking for someone who is organized and used to working to deadlines and with accuracy. You will need to demonstrate good communication skills to enable you to work with and support staff and students - you will often be the first port of call for someone who needs help to address a problem. You'll need to have good IT skills.

You'll need to be able to prioritize and plan your workload self-reliantly. And you'll need to be flexible and able to work on your own initiative.

Do you have relevant practical PA or administrative experience for this role? If so, we hope you will want to apply for this position and to join the Zoology team.

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

Please quote reference PF16434 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

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

This 3 year post is to be funded by the British Heart Foundation and starting basic salary will be finalised according to qualifications and experience. The post will be based primarily at the University of Manchester (supervised by Dr Gina Galli; https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/gina.galli.html), but will also involve work at The University of Cambridge (supervised by Prof Dino Giussani; https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/dino-giussani).

In addition to traditional risks, such as smoking and obesity, the quality of our prenatal development plays a key role in determining whether we suffer heart disease. The quality of our environment in the womb is determined by the available nutrient and oxygen supply. We have shown that reductions in oxygen delivery to the unborn can increase its risk of developing heart disease later in life. We propose maladaptive cardiomyocyte calcium handling is the cellular basis for cardiac dysfunction and that treatment of hypoxic pregnancies with antioxidants can protect against this. Applications are invited for a Post-Doctoral Scientist to carry out the programme of work to test this hypothesis.

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

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

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

Deadline for applications is Monday 01 October 2018.

Please quote reference PM16438 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Imaging Facility Assistant (Fixed Term)

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

The Wellcome Trust - MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is a world-leading centre for stem cell research with a mission to transform human health through a deep understanding of stem and progenitor cell biology (http://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk).

We are seeking an Imaging Facility Assistant to join the Advanced Microscopy Facility. This is an exciting opportunity for a light microscopist to apply and develop their skills supporting advanced light microscopy at the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute (CSCI). The Imaging core facility provides comprehensive bio-imaging facilities to researchers throughout the CSCI and beyond. We cover a broad range of imaging techniques including confocal, 2-photon, spinning disc and live cell microscopy. The core responsibilities of the role will be to ensure that microscopes within the facility are well-maintained and to train users to set up and use the microscopes correctly. The role holder will also be responsible for instrument QC and effective image data management within the facility, as well as being involved in providing researchers with experimental design and image analysis support.

The ideal candidate will be organised with a flexible and cooperative approach to working. Applicants will be able to demonstrate a range of practical skills in imaging, and the ability to troubleshoot microscope problems and effectively liaise with vendors. Experience with either commercial or open-access image analysis software (e.g. Fiji, Imaris, Volocity) is highly desirable.

Applicants will ideally have a degree in biological sciences and experience of working in a research laboratory. Experience in teaching or training users and a background in working in a core facility/service lab would be highly desirable. Knowledge in cell and molecular biology is not essential but beneficial.

Enthusiasm for microscopy and good communication skills are essential.

For informal enquiries relating to this vacancy, please contact jobs@stemcells.cam.ac.uk.

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

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

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

The closing date for applications is Sunday, 2 September 2018, with interview details to be confirmed.

Please quote reference PS16315 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 10, 2018.

A post-doctoral Research Associate position in Computational Cognitive Neuroscience is available to work at the Adaptive Brain Lab, Univ of Cambridge, UK (http://www.abg.psychol.cam.ac.uk).

The position will focus on advanced computational approaches for modelling behavioural and multimodal brain imaging data (e.g. 7T brain imaging, EEG) including Bayesian modelling, machine learning approaches, reinforcement learning and deep learning.

Research in the lab aims to understand how humans of all ages translate sensory experience into complex decisions and adaptive behaviours by taking into account previous experience and learning. We address this challenge using an interdisciplinary approach that combines behavioural paradigms, multimodal brain imaging (MRI, EEG, MEG, TMS) and state-of-the-art computational methods. We apply these techniques to study the young and ageing brain and understand adaptive behaviours across the lifespan.

The successful applicant will work with an interdisciplinary team to combine behavioural paradigms, with state-of-the-art brain imaging and computational modelling. They will receive multi-disciplinary research training at the interface between neuroscience, computer science, engineering and clinical applications.

Applicants should have a PhD, Masters and/or First Degree, together with a strong academic track record, in a relevant area (e.g., Neuroscience, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, Physics). Programming skills are highly desirable and experience with computational modeling and/or brain imaging preferable.

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

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

Informal inquiries about this post may be sent to Prof Zoe Kourtzi (zk240@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 12th September 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ16436 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

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

EEG/MEG Research Associate

Developmental Dyslexia and Remediating Oscillatory Rhythmic Entrainment Applications are invited for a full-time Research Associate to lead the EEG and MEG components of a five-year longitudinal project investigating auditory processing abilities and phonological processing in children with dyslexia. The position is available from 1 January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applicants should ideally have a PhD in psychology, engineering, neuroscience, linguistics or related disciplines, and experience of designing, administering and analysing EEG and MEG experiments. Expertise in oscillatory paradigms and time-frequency analyses would be an advantage, along with a working knowledge of the role of amplitude envelopes in speech processing.

Applicants require excellent mathematical, programming and technical skills (e.g. Matlab). Applicants will require the capacity to work independently running the planned EEG and MEG studies and analysing data.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 August 2023 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.

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

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

Please note the closing date for applications is 17 September 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ16426 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Histology Research Laboratory Manager (Fixed Term)

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

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 Toxicology Unit is currently based in Leicester, and will relocate to Cambridge in 2020.

We are looking to appoint a Histology Research Laboratory Manager to manage the core facility which provides specialist histology support to research programmes within the Toxicology Unit including FFPE histology, complex immunohistochemical assays and digital pathology.

The post holder will be the point of contact for internal and external collaborators and will supervise the day to day running of the facility and its staff. They will be responsible for health and safety and HTA compliance and be expected to manage the facility budget, providing quotes and ordering stock where needed.

Applicants must be experienced in managing a laboratory together with experience of FFPE tissue preparation and handling, microtomy, and histological and immunohistochemical staining methods. Further experience with digital pathology, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, in situ hybridisation, multiplex immunoassays and automated immunostaining would be an advantage.

A degree or equivalent in biomedical science, NHS biomedical science training in histopathology, or an equivalent level of experience is required.

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

This post is available immediately to provide short term cover for up to nine months.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 9 months in the first instance.

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

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

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

Please quote reference PU16415 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 06, 2018.

A position for a research assistant has arisen in the Department of Pathology. The successful candidate will join the laboratory of Dr Isaia Barbieri, based at the Cambridge Biolmedical Campus.

The research seeks to study the role of RNA-modifying enzymes and RNA-binding proteins in haematological malignancies and to identify new potential therapeutic targets within these classes of proteins.

The successful candidate will support the day-to-day running, organisation and operation of the laboratory: providing technical support to staff and students; assisting with experiments and ensuring health and safety policies are followed.

Applicants should have a BSc or equivalent. The candidates must have a strong background in molecular and cellular biology, including the handling of mammalian cell lines. Experience with cellular models of haematological malignancies or RNA biology is desirable.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 48 months in the first instance with possibility of extending.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr I Barbieri (ib318@cam.ac.uk).

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

Please quote reference PK16373 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to hr@path.cam.ac.uk.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 06, 2018.

Applications are invited from enthusiastic post-doctoral scientists for a research associate position in the Department of Pathology. The successful candidate will join the laboratory of Dr Isaia Barbieri, based in the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and funded by the Cancer research UK Cambridge Centre. The research associate will work on a project aimed to identify RNA-modifying enzymes as potential therapeutic targets in Haematological malignancies. The post holder will develop research lines that will identify new regulatory pathways involving RNA modifications. In turn this will involve characterisation of RNA enzymes in haematological malignancies and development of new therapeutic approaches for the treatment of these diseases.

The applicants must have a PhD in tumour biology or a related subject. Experience with CRISPR/CAS9 screens, RNA biology/epistranscriptomic and cell biology would be advantageous as would a background in translational oncology.

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

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr I Barbieri (ib318@cam.ac.uk).

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

Please quote reference PK16374 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to hr@path.cam.ac.uk.

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Chief Research Laboratory Technician

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 06, 2018.

The purpose of the role is to support the research of Dr Kristian Franze on a project which focusses on the role of mechanical signals in neuronal growth. The role will involve various molecular biology techniques including cloning and sub-cloning of genes, RNA and DNA purification, in-situ hybridisation, PCR, transgenics and knockouts as well as helping to manage the day-to-day running of the laboratory.

The successful candidate should have an HNC (or equivalent level) qualification in a biological subject. Previous laboratory experience is essential, particularly in molecular biology and genetic engineering. Very strong and relevant techniques would be highly preferred

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

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

If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Deadline for applications is Tuesday 21 August 2018.

Please quote reference PM16386 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term): Neuroanatomist/Molecular Biologist

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 06, 2018.

A neuroanatomist/molecular biologist position is available in Prof. Jenny Morton's research group at the University of Cambridge (UK), to work on a project aimed at understanding mechanisms underlying the regional specific brain pathology in an allelic series of HD mice. HD is an incurable neurodegenerative genetic disorder that causes progressive deterioration of control of movement and cognitive function. The successful applicant will join an interdisciplinary team assessing the effects of neurodegeneration in HD on cognition and metabolism in transgenic mouse models of HD. Our aim is to find treatments that will slow down or halt the disease progression.

Applicants must have relevant laboratory experience in quantitative immunohistochemistry, bright field fluorescent microscopy, western blotting, RT-PCR and/or in situ hybridisation.

Applicants should have a PhD degree (or equivalent), or about to be awarded a PhD, preferably with a background in Neuroscience.

The successful applicant will be a careful and methodical worker who is self-motivated. They will be able to conduct experiments and analyse data independently. Careful observation skills and accurate record keeping are essential.

The post is available immediately. Interviews are likely to be conducted on 21 September 2018.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2020 in the first instance.

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

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

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

Please quote reference PM16394 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship

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

The Department of Biochemistry is recruiting an apprentice laboratory technician to start in September 2018. The successful candidate will undertake a structured training programme appropriate for a modern research environment. The role is laboratory based, but there will be placement opportunities in research groups and core Department support services. This is a training position in an established scheme.

The scheme offers:

Full advanced apprenticeship NVQ Level 3 training in conjunction with Cambridge Regional College (CRC), including vocational and technical certificate courses

A broad range of experience in a variety of work environments

A supportive working environment and mentoring scheme

Interaction 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. The scheme is intended to provide a training opportunity for an individual with an interest in science and science education, and who is able to demonstrate an aptitude for practical problem solving. Good IT and communication skills would be an asset.

The deadline for applications will be 12pm on Friday 24th August 2018.

Interviews will be held on the 30th and 31st August.

The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance, covering the full apprenticeship.

Enrolment for the apprenticeship with CRC will be in early September.

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

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

Informal enquiries can be made to Ryan Bentley - rcb39@cam.ac.uk

Any enquiries relating to the application process can be directed to the HR team - personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PH16378 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate x 2 (Fixed Term)

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

Two research associate positions are available to work in the Prediction and Learning (PaL) Lab (www.lawsonlab.co.uk), Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge. The PaL Lab is funded by a Royal Society Wellcome Trust Henry Dale fellowship, awarded to Dr Rebecca Lawson, and studies how learned expectations underlie individual differences in visual perception and decision making.

One post is focused on infant developmental cognitive neuroscience, with an emphasis on fNIRS/EEG and eye tracking methodologies. The other post involves pharmacological, neuroimaging and computational modeling of adult cognition (including clinical disorders such as autism, anxiety, psychosis).

Please indicate in your cover letter which post you are applying for. Both post-holders will be responsible for the design and conduct of behavioural, functional neuroimaging (3T/7T fMRI - adults, fNIRS/EEG - infants), and other cognitive neuroscience experiments with humans, recording and analysing data and preparing the results for publication.

For the infant cognitive neuroscience position the successful candidate should have a PhD in developmental cognitive neuroscience or similar. Experience recruiting and testing infant participants is essential, and familiarity with MATLAB, R, Python or comparable software packages is desirable.

For the adult cognitive neuroscience position the successful candidate should have a PhD in neuroscience / cognitive neuroscience / psychology / psychiatry / computational neuroscience / mathematical psychology. Experience using MATLAB, R, Python or comparable software packages is essential. The post-holder should have knowledge of findings applying computational models to cognitive neuroscience. Experience of applying computational modelling analysis techniques to data is desirable.

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 basic disclosure (criminal records check) check.

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

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

Please note the closing date for applications is 12th September 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ16383 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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HR Administrator (Part Time, Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 02, 2018.

Applications are invited for a Human Resources Administrator to provide support and guidance to staff within the Department of Biochemistry. This is a front-line role with a balance of face-to-face support and HR administration.

The successful candidate will provide support for all recruitment processes for Research, Assistant and Academic staff within the Department. This includes advertising, liaising with applicants and arranging interviews. The role holder will act as a point of contact for HR related queries and will maintain awareness of changes made to University HR policies, procedures and best practice.

The role requires an individual with excellent communication and organisational skills, a flexible approach to work, good IT skills, and experience of using Microsoft Office will be essential. The ideal candidates will be self-motivated, reliable, used to dealing with highly confidential information and able to work quickly, methodically and accurately, with good attention to detail. Knowledge of using HR database systems and experience of working in a science or higher education environment would be a distinct advantage albeit, an ability to work independently and to take initiative is more important as training will be provided where required.

This role will provide excellent exposure for an administrator seeking broader development or an entry point for those seeking a start to a HR career and who show the necessary development potential and ambition. If the successful candidate is already registered on a CIPD programme the Department will consider providing support after a qualifying period.

The role is part-time, three days per week. Ideally Monday to Wednesday to integrate with the working patterns of colleagues.

Interviews will take place on 29th and 30th August.

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

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

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

Any enquiries can be directed to Steph Favrin - personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PH16363 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate: Developmental Neuroscience Hox genes and the diversification of neuronal networks

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 02, 2018.

Applications are invited from highly motivated individuals who are interested in fundamental mechanisms of neuronal development. The postdoctoral Research Associate position is available to work with Dr. Jimena Berni and her group in the Department of Zoology, at the University of Cambridge. The position is funded for up to 24 months to start on 1 October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Our research focusses on the relation between neuronal circuits and behaviour with an emphasis on the diversification of circuits and the role of genes in specifying different neuronal networks and their assembly during development. We use state of the art techniques of Drosophila neurogenetics and combine it with the study of behavior to understand how Hox genes orchestrate the diversification of motor circuits during nervous system development.

Essential skills/knowledge:

  • PhD in cell/developmental biology
  • Prior experience working with Drosophila
  • Excellent analytic, design, and scientific skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and an ability to work as part of a team
  • The ability to organise time and work effectively, independently and responsibly
  • Enthusiasm, determination, creativity and rigor

Desirable skills:

  • Prior experience in molecular biology and microscopy would be beneficial.
  • Prior experience conducting behavioural experiments would be an advantage.

Duties and responsibilities:

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

For information about research in Dr Berni's lab see https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/research/neurobiology- biomechanics-and-behaviour/berni-group For informal enquiries about the position please contact Dr Jimena Berni (jb672@cam.ac.uk)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 24 months to start on 1 October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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

Please quote reference PF16369 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 02, 2018.

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Assistant to provide maternity cover and work on a longitudinal project investigating auditory and motor processing abilities and language development in infants using EEG and motion capture. The successful candidate will be based in the Department of Psychology (Centre for Neuroscience in Education) and will be joining a team headed by Professor Usha Goswami (see: http://www.cnebabylab.psychol.cam.ac.uk/). The position is available from 24 September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applicants should ideally have a degree in psychology, neuroscience or linguistics or a related discipline, and use of a car. Experience of behavioural testing with infants and toddlers would be an advantage. Applicants will require the capacity to work independently within the current team to ensure the smooth running of the testing of the infant cohort (120 infants, 8 repeated monthly visits from age 2 months). Applicants will also carry out home test visits to collect language data. Excellent organisational and communication skills are required, and prior experience with administering EEG experiments, ideally involving an EGI system, would be useful.

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 basic disclosure (criminal records check) check.

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

Informal inquiries about this post may can be made to Professor Usha Goswami (ucg10@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 27th August 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ16372 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 01, 2018.

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on the development of an in vitro model system to study human gastrulation within the Research Group of Professor Alfonso Martinez Arias in the Department of Genetics.

The aim of the project is to extrapolate a novel Embryonic Stem Cell (ESC) based organoid system that we have developed in mouse to human ESCs, to enable the study of the early stages of post-implantation human development, in particular the process of gastrulation. The work builds on our finding that when a defined small number of mouse ESCs are aggregated in suspension and differentiated under controlled culture conditions, they undergo symmetry breaking, germ layer specification and patterned gene expression in a manner that mimics events in the embryo (see PMID: 25371360 and 28951435).

The work will suit a researcher who holds, or is about to be awarded, a PhD in molecular genetics or stem cell biology. Experience with human or mouse embryonic stem cells is essential and molecular biology, specifically with CRISPR/Cas9 desirable.

Please contact Professor Alfonso Martinez Arias (ama11@hermes.cam.ac.uk) for further information about the project.

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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.

Please quote reference PC16350 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant in Bioinformatics

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 01, 2018.

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant post in bioinformatics. The successful applicant will join a multi-disciplinary team studying virus comparative genomics, gene expression, evolution, taxonomy, RNA structure and function, and novel virus discovery. The position will be based in the laboratory of Dr Andrew Firth in the University of Cambridge at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Further information about our lab's research may be found at www.firthlab.path.cam.ac.uk.

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with a strong academic record for their career stage. Applicants should have, or be about to obtain, a good degree in bioinformatics or molecular biology, virology, computer science, mathematics or related disciplines or equivalent experience. Applicants should have a sound knowledge of at least one programming language, and familiarity with the linux operating system. Applicants should also have a good knowledge of basic molecular biology (e.g. first year undergraduate level) and the motivation to learn more. Experience and knowledge of web development and software development would be advantageous. The successful applicant will provide computational support for a number of exciting wet-lab projects, besides working on their own projects in virus genome sequence analysis. Training may be provided as appropriate.

The ability to work both independently as well as part of a team, coupled with good communication and excellent organizational and problem solving skills, attention to detail, and an enthusiasm for scientific research, are required.

General duties/responsibilities as outlined in the Further Information Document include supporting the lab's work, writing up work for presentation and publication, and potentially assisting in the supervision of student research projects .

Direct enquiries may be addressed to Dr Andrew Firth (aef24@cam.ac.uk).

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

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Please quote reference PK16361 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to hr@path.cam.ac.uk.

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Research Assistant/Associate in Bioinformatics

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 01, 2018.

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant/Associate in Bioinformatics post. The successful applicant will join a multi-disciplinary team studying virus comparative genomics, gene expression, evolution, taxonomy, RNA structure and function, and novel virus discovery. The position will be based in the laboratory of Dr Andrew Firth in the University of Cambridge at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Further information about our lab's research may be found at www.firthlab.path.cam.ac.uk.

We are seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral research scientist, with the ability to plan and conduct high quality work and a strong track record for their career stage. Candidates should have a PhD (or expect to obtain one shortly) in bioinformatics or molecular biology, virology, computer science, mathematics or related disciplines or equivalent experience, and at least one peer-reviewed first-author publication in a high quality journal. Applicants should have a sound knowledge of at least one programming language, familiarity with the linux operating system and shell scripting, and experience in standard bioinformatic techniques and reference resources (particularly for RNA/DNA sequence analysis). Productive bioinformatic experience in the following areas would be highly advantageous: RNA virology, RNA biology, gene expression, and high-throughput RNA-Seq analysis. Experience and knowledge of web development and software development would be advantageous.

The ability to work both independently as well as part of a team, coupled with good communication and excellent organizational and problem solving skills, attention to detail, and an enthusiasm for scientific research, are required. Flexible hours and/or part-time working may be accommodated for this post.

Where the successful applicant does not yet have a PhD, they will normally be under-appointed as a Research Assistant (salary of £28,936) in a Research Associate post (on the understanding that they will be appointed as a Research Associate (salary of £31,604) upon successful completion of their PhD). The higher Research Associate salary should be backdated to the submission date of their thesis or start date whichever is the later.

General duties/responsibilities as outlined in the Further Information Document include supporting the lab's work, writing up work for presentation and publication, assisting in the supervision of student research projects, developing and driving research objectives, and delivering occasional seminars.

Direct enquiries may be addressed to Dr Andrew Firth (aef24@cam.ac.uk).

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 August 2020 in the first instance.

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

Please quote reference PK15717 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Any queries regarding the online application process for this position should be directed to hr@path.cam.ac.uk.

THIS IS A REPOST. CANDIDATES WHO HAVE APPLIED FOR THIS POSITION BEFORE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO REAPPLY.

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Manager of Flow Cytometry Facility (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 31, 2018.

We are seeking an experienced Flow Cytometry Manager for the School of Biological Sciences Flow Cytometry Facility, Housed at the Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge.

The Flow Cytometry Facility comprises three recently refurbished rooms within the Department of Pathology on Tennis Court Road in central Cambridge and includes three analysers and one sorter. One of the rooms is equipped with a class 2 microbiological safety cabinet which houses a 5-laser, 18-colour MoFlo Astrios sorter and has direct access to a biological services unit with class 2 pathogen containment. We are in the process of purchasing and additional analyser capable of detecting 20 or more fluorophores. In addition to the Department of Pathology, users from the Departments of Biochemistry; Genetics; Physiology, Development and Neuroscience; Plant Sciences and the Gurdon Institute use this central core facility. The Facility is run on a cost-recovery basis and you will be responsible for managing bookings and budgets to help ensure that the Facility is run in a sustainable manner.

The postholder will have significant experience operating both flow sorters and analysers as they will be responsible for the efficient running of the Facility and all of its instruments. The postholder will train users to operate the flow analysers and in select cases, the flow sorters, though in most cases, the postholder or their assistant will operate the flow sorters on behalf of the end users. The postholderwill also be responsible for the training and line management of an assistant flow cytometrist who will help the postholder with the efficient running of the facility and who will be responsible for the instruments in postholder's absence. Experience with flow data analysis, data management and electronic booking systems would also be an advantage.

The postholder will be the first point of contact for suppliers and engineers and they will help prepare grant applications and lead negotiations with suppliers for the purchase of new instruments.

The postholder will report to the Head of Division of Immunology at the Department of Pathology, Professor Klaus Okkenhaug. They will also be a member of the Flow Cytometry Management Committee which will include representatives from each of the Departments.

Benefits include the opportunity to work with world-leading scientists the University of Cambridge and to help the Facility to thrive and grow to meet the demand for its services.

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

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

Please quote reference PK16335 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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Research Associate in Integrative Cancer Medicine (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 30, 2018.

A postdoctoral position is available in the group of Dr Jasmin Fisher https://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/research/uto/fisher in the Department of Biochemistry of the University of Cambridge, Central Cambridge to work on in-silico modelling of breast cancer. The project will involve the development of an in-silico (computational) model of breast cancer based on the integration of genomic profiles with imaging data to predict the response to different therapeutic regimes and guide optimal treatment decisions. This research will further our ongoing studies of cellular signalling and molecular pathology using an executable biology approach to define the mechanistic rules by which oncogenic signalling pathways regulate cancers evolution.

The successful candidate will be working in close collaboration with the Caldas lab at the CRUK Cambridge Institute and colleagues from the Integrative Cancer Medicine (ICM) Programme, the Department of Oncology and CRUK Cambridge Institute. The overarching objective of ICM is to deliver a revolutionary new treatment paradigm for cancer patients. This concept envisages the integration of clinical, laboratory, mathematical and computational science and technology to chart precision medicine approaches for all patients.

Candidates should hold or about to be awarded a PhD in either computational biology, computer science, physics, mathematics or biological sciences with substantial experience in computational work and must have a proven track record of research achievements. Previous experience in cancer research is a plus, but not a requirement. Background in formal verification methods would be an advantage. Candidates will need to have the initiative to work independently and as part of a team. Due to the highly interdisciplinary nature of this project, effective communication skills are essential.

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

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

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Jasmin Fisher - jf416@cam.ac.uk

Any enquiries relating to the application process can be directed to the HR team - personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PH16316 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Facilities Manager

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 30, 2018.

The Department of Pathology is one of the largest Departments in the School of Biological Sciences, and a leading research institution with a yearly research income of £10M.

The Department is seeking to employ a Facilities Manager to run a number of core technical and administrative services at its departmental sites located in central Cambridge and at Addenbrooke's Hospital. The role involves direct supervision of a number of central services including oversight of all aspects of building maintenance, operation and refurbishment, and management of departmental cleaning, workshop services, canteen facilities and building security.

The postholder will also have a key role in the management of operational safety including acting as the Departmental Safety Officer.

This is a vital role supporting senior management in the Department to ensure the effective delivery of research and teaching facilities. The Facilities Manager is expected to provide expertise on a range of issues as well as manage a number of support staff.

You will hold an HNC or equivalent in a science subject and ideally hold qualifications in health and safety. A customer-service approach is vital. You will have experience of contract negotiation, project management, management of staff and budgetary control. Experience of safety management is essential and in particular biological safety. The successful applicant will also have experience of managing teams and resources including budgets. Excellent interpersonal, communication and IT skills are required as well as being well- organised, and adept at problem-solving.

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

Please quote reference PK16327 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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Research Laboratory Co-ordinator and ResearchTechnician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 30, 2018.

The post is to provide lab management and research support for Professor Alison Smith's research group, one of approximately 20 groups in the Department of Plant Sciences. The group currently comprises 5 post-doctoral research associates, 8 PhD students and several interns and visitors. Professor Smith's research is focused on algal molecular biology and biochemistry, and is funded by grants from Research Councils, charities and the EU. As well as individual projects, the group is responsible for a plant metabolite analytical facility (with HPLC, GCs and GC/MS equipment) and the Algal Innovation Centre (AIC), a facility in the nearby Botanic Garden that allows scale up of algal cultures under natural conditions. Work in the AIC is frequently in collaboration with industry.

The role-holder will be responsible for managing the laboratory and the AIC, taking a lead in safety aspects of research, facilitating use and maintenance of equipment, and training new members of the laboratory, as well as being responsible for ordering, monitoring and cataloguing of stocks, and ensuring maintenance of crucial algal and bacterial stocks. They will have the opportunity to support one or more members of the group in their research projects, and depending on background experience and interests, may have their own individual project to pursue, such as development or modification of analytical protocols. There is also the requirement to liaise with other technical and research staff in the Department and the wider University, particularly over safety or disposal of waste.

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.

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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 PD16324 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Post-Doctoral Research Associate: The Evolutionary Ecology Group

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 30, 2018.

A post-doctoral Research Associate position in Department of Zoology, located in Central Cambridge, is available from 1 October 2018 for up to twenty-three months

We are looking for a bioinformatician/population geneticist to work with Dr Andrea Manica on a project investigating localised selection in humans.

Applicants will need a PhD in bioinformatics, population genetics or closely related subjects; they will be proficient programmer with experience in the analysis of genomic data, using python and/or R; willing to interact with specialist from other fields, such as archaeology and climatology; able to organise time, plan ahead and to work effectively independently; have good data handling and analysis skills, and good communication skills (writer and oral); and proven ability work in a team and strong inter-personal skills. Desirable characteristics are a background knowledge (e.g. from degree courses) of archaeology or anthropology; experience with selection scans on whole genomes; advanced programming skills in C; and/or experience in working with High Performance Computing facilities.

Duties will include:

  • Collating and curating genomic data, both from the literature and ongoing collaborations
  • Analysing genomic data for selection, both using standard approaches and CISGeM
  • Interacting with archaeologists and climate modellers to help result interpretation
  • Preparation of manuscripts for publication.

Interviews are planned in the week commencing 3 September 2018. Informal enquiries can be addressed to Andrea Manica (am315@cam.ac.uk)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 23 months.

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Head of Scientific Computing (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 30, 2018.

Applications are invited for an individual of outstanding ability to take up this important strategic post supporting the Wellcome - MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute (CSCI). The CSCI is a world-leading centre for stem cell research with the mission to transform human health through a deep understanding of stem cell biology. The CSCI spans three University Schools (Biological Sciences, Clinical Medicine and Physical Sciences) and heads an Interdisciplinary Research Centre involving two additional Schools (Schools of Technology and Humanities and Social Sciences). More details can be found here: https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/

Later this year the whole of the CSCI (30 research groups currently based in six different buildings) will relocate to the new Capella building on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. As part of this step-change for stem cell research in Cambridge, there is a new and exciting opportunity for a Head of Scientific Computing who will be responsible for the creation of the scientific computing and bioinformatics vision for CSCI and for its delivery by a team of scientific computing and bioinformatics specialist researchers.

The post-holder will take responsibility for the core Scientific Computing and Bioinformatic team, will be a source of expertise as well as contribute to institute-wide training, and provide a strategic lead in the area of Scientific Computing and Bioinformatics for the whole Institute. The latter will involve regular meetings with research group leaders to shape both current and future research projects. The successful candidate will also work closely with the Capella IT Manager to develop and maintain the bioinformatics and scientific computing infrastructure and to establish a framework for scientific data management. They will also oversee the installation and maintenance of scientific support databases, will work closely with the CSCI Imaging Manager on the archiving and computational analysis of scientific images, and provide strategic leadership for CSCI's wider interactions on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus in the areas of scientific computing and bioinformatics.

This is an excellent opportunity for a strong leader with a proven track record of building and developing a team responsible for providing high-performance computational analysis and research collaboration/support in a life science environment. This individual will have significant expertise and achievements in high-performance scientific computing systems, and a deep understanding of scientific research processes. It is essential that they should also display strong technical knowledge combined with interpersonal and influencing skills. An understanding of modern concepts of stem cell biology is not essential, but will be an advantage. For more information about this role, please contact Professor Bertie Gottgens (bg200@cam.ac.uk).

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

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. 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.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 28th of August 2018, with details of interview to be confirmed.

Please quote reference PS16334 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Library Information Supervisor

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 27, 2018.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the Department of Psychology as a Library Information Supervisor to take responsibility for all aspects of our busy and friendly specialist Departmental Library.

The successful candidate will be an experienced Librarian and will play an important role in maintaining a high standard of reader service to staff and students. They will also provide guidance to users enabling them to make best use of departmental, university and world ­wide resources. The Library Information Supervisor is also responsible for the maintenance and development of the Department of Psychology website. An interest in communicating via social media is essential. Previous experience in administrating archives is desirable.

Applicants must have experience of an academic library and a familiarisation with library IT and electronic issuing systems. Good organisation and communication skills are essential as well as the ability to work accurately and efficiently without supervision.

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

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

Informal inquiries about this post should be directed to Dr Jeanne Estabel (Head of Administration, je353@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 27th August 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ16314 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Software Engineer (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 23, 2018.

This is a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic and talented software engineer to work on an innovative collaboration in the form of an Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), between University of Cambridge and STORM Therapeutics. The key objective of this role is to develop an analysis platform using the data warehouse InterMine to help STORM advance their cancer research. The KTP program aims to develop future business leaders and thus offers excellent training (dedicated annual budget), supervision and mentoring.

Required skills and experience:

Degree in computer science, bioinformatics or a related discipline, or equivalent experience; Familiarity with managed languages (such as Java) and/or dynamic scripting languages (such as Python, Perl); Experience with databases, ideally PostgreSQL; Experience or interest in web front-end development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript); Ability to work on Linux systems and use the command line; Exceptional communication, problem-solving and critical thinking skills; Ability to work and communicate effectively as part of a diverse multi-disciplinary team of programmers, biologists, chemists.

Desired skills and experience:

Experience with build tools, unit tests and continuous integration; Experience with version control, in particular Git; Some awareness of modern bioinformatics best-practices; Knowledge of some different biological file formats, e.g. GFF3, OBO

STORM Therapeutics (www.stormtherapeutics.com) is a drug discovery company focused on RNA epigenetics, developing small-molecule inhibitors of RNA-modifying enzymes for the treatment of cancer. This project aims to provide STORM with sophisticated tools to view and interrogate pertinent data on target genes/proteins and to perform advanced bioinformatic analyses and visualisation.

InterMine (intermine.org) is the world-leading advanced platform for biological data integration developed by the Micklem Lab, within the Department of Genetics at the University of Cambridge. Working on InterMine will give you the chance to contribute directly to a popular open-source tool suite, used by dozens of top open science-oriented bioinformatics groups worldwide. As a mature Java-based tool, InterMine has a stable code base with a rich set of well-tested web services and API endpoints to power data analysis and applications.

The successful applicant will be employed by the University of Cambridge although embedded at STORM Therapeutics, with regular time also spent within the Cambridge academic team..

Informal enquiries should be directed to Julie Sullivan (j.sullivan@gen.cam.ac.uk) or Hendrik Weisser (hendrik.weisser@stormtherapeutics.com).

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.

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.

Please quote reference PC16252 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Clinical Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 20, 2018.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

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

The Department of Veterinary Medicine wishes to appoint a soft tissue surgeon to join our two experienced ECVS-boarded soft tissue surgeons, Dr Jane Ladlow and Dr Laura Owen.

This is an opportunity to work in a well-equipped, multidisciplinary referral teaching hospital, with a positive, inclusive team spirit and a friendly working environment. The soft tissue caseload is varied and interesting, with a particular emphasis on oncological surgery, brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome and urology. Sophisticated facilities, including surgical laser and minimally invasive surgical equipment are available and an individual motivated to expand these areas of the service would be welcomed. Support with case management is available from within the team and from other services in the Department.

The successful applicant will be encouraged to develop areas of personal interest in soft tissue surgery and related clinical research. Involvement with student tuition, as well as intern and ECVS resident training make this a very stimulating and rewarding position.

Employees are encouraged to pursue CPD through the Department of Veterinary Medicine and the extensive University of Cambridge Personal and Professional Development program.

This is a permanent position and is available from 1 October 2018.

Closing date for applications: 30 August 2018

Interview date 13 September 2018

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

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

Informal enquiries may be directed to: Dr Jane Ladlow, jfl1001@cam.ac.uk or Julie Ingham, Assistant Secretary-HR email: ji217@cam.ac.uk

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

Please quote reference PP16238 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Statistical Physics of Biological Systems

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 19, 2018.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to develop theoretical and/or computational approaches to study the collective behaviour of cell biological systems. The position, which is supported by a Senior Investigator Award from the Wellcome Trust, will be associated with the research group of Prof. Benjamin Simons and will be based in both the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and the Wellcome Turst-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 theorist and will hold a PhD/DPhil in physics, mathematics, or a closely related field, with a strong interest in biological systems.

The proposed research project will be particularly suitable for candidates who have experience in developing and applying methods of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, dynamical systems and/or soft matter physics to problems in biology. However, theorists interested in applying statistical and/or mathematical approaches to biology are encouraged to apply.

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

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

Applications should include a CV and a brief statement outlining key areas of expertise and reasons why you would like to join the project. Further information on the research interests of the group can be obtained by referring to the group website http://www.tcm.phy.cam.ac.uk/~bds10/ or contacting Prof. Benjamin Simons (bds10@cam.ac.uk). Please quote reference PR16059 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant/Associate

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 19, 2018.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to study clonal dynamics and the regulatory mechanisms controlling branching morphogenesis in the developing mouse lung. In a multidisciplinary collaboration, this experimental project will be supervised jointly by Dr Emma Rawlins (Gurdon Institute; http://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/research/rawlins), in whose lab the work will be based, and Prof. Ben Simons (Gurdon Institute and Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, https://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/research/simons). Between the labs, recent research activities have targeted the molecular mechanisms of cell fate decision-making during lung development and the cellular basis of branching morphogenesis in lung and other ductal tissue types (Nikolic et al., Elife, 2017; Scheele et al., Nature, 2017, Hannezo et al., Cell, 2017). We now aim to recruit an outstanding experimental Postdoctoral Research Associate, who is interested in developing quantitative experimental approaches to study cellular decision-making in the developing mouse lung, with an emphasis on lineage tracing assays.

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant subject, or be close to completion of their degree. Expertise in general areas of developmental/stem cell biology including lineage tracing and/or live-cell imaging, image analysis and cell signalling mechanisms would be suitable for this position. Experience of in vivo mouse experiments would be an advantage.

The successful applicant will learn state-of-the-art clonal analysis mechanisms and the application of quantitative models to biological questions. They will have a strong publication record and an excellent aptitude for research and career development. We are looking for applicants who are collaborative with effective communication skills and enjoy working in a team. Proven capacity to design, execute, and interpret your own experiments is essential.

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

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

Applications should include a CV and a brief statement outlining key areas of expertise and reasons why you would like to join the project. Informal enquiries can be addressed to Dr Emma Rawlins (e.rawlins@gurdon.cam.ac.uk). Please quote reference PR16060 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. Benefits include generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible working 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/about/athenaswan.

Safety Coordinator

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 19, 2018.

The Department of Pathology is one of the largest Departments in the School of Biological Sciences, and a leading research institution with a yearly research income of £9M.

The Department is seeking to employ a Safety Co-ordinator, to direct the provision of departmental-wide safety including the provision of professional-level safety advice and solutions, across its sites in central Cambridge and at Addenbrooke's Hospital. Responsible to the Facilities Manager, on a day-to-day basis, the post holder will play a key role in the Department, providing specialist safety support and training in the areas of biological and chemical safety, tissue culture, cryogenic storage and laboratory and radiation facilities. The post holder will also support the provision of site-wide fire safety, food safety and security as well as co-ordinate the management of all safety information including annual updating and review of all departmental documents relating to safety. This is a vital role supporting senior management in the Department to ensure the effective delivery of research and teaching services. The Safety Co-ordinator is expected to provide expertise on a range of safety issues and make a significant contribution to the effective management of safety across the Department. We are looking for someone with specialist knowledge of biological, chemical and fire safety and with significant experience of working in the area of health and safety. Excellent interpersonal, presentation and verbal and written communication skills are required as well as being well-organised, IT literate and adept at problem-solving. A NEBOSH certificate or equivalent is desirable.

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

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

Please quote reference PK16236 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Clinical Training Scholarship Small Animal Surgery (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 19, 2018.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE WEST CAMBRIDGE SITE

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD £22,456.00 Year one

The Senior Clinical Training Scholarship provides an outstanding opportunity to study for a postgraduate qualification, and is available from 1 October 2018 for a period up to 30 June 2022. The Scholar will be trained in all aspects of small animal surgery, including soft tissue and orthopaedics. The training programme is approved by the European College of Veterinary Surgery.

The Scholarship is for one year in the first instance, renewable for periods of one year up to 30 June 2022. It is subject to an initial monitoring period of six months and to review on an annual basis.

The Scholar will be required to register for the ECVS Diploma in Small Animal Surgery. The training programme requires participation in the Department's clinical service, including the out-of-hours rota, in addition to small-group teaching of veterinary students.

Applicants must be a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Completion of an ECVS recognised internship and at least one year's experience in practice is required. Full details of the person specification for the Scholarship are supplied in the information pack.

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

Closing Date: 21 August 2018

Interview date: 12 September 2018

Application form (SCTS1) and information pack about the Scholarship: download from link below.

Completed application form including your curriculum vitae and, covering letter should be emailed to vetmed@hermes.cam.ac.uk by the closing date.

Please quote reference PP16214 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate: Computational analyses of dengue virus evolution

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 18, 2018.

We invite applications for a postdoctoral Research Associate position to join the Centre for Pathogen Evolution in the Department of Zoology, in central Cambridge. The appointee will be working with Professor Derek Smith, CPE, and Dr. Leah Katzelnick, University of Florida/University of California.

This research will be part of the NIH R01 project entitled "Linking antigenic and genetic variation of dengue to individual and population risk", in which a global collaboration of researchers is measuring the genetic and antigenic evolution of dengue viruses circulating in Thailand over a span of four decades.

Applicants must possess a PhD in an appropriate area (e.g. genetics/virology/statistics) and experience in R or Python. Excellent skills in scientific analysis and design, independent working and time management, as well as in oral and written presentation are required. Good interpersonal skills and enthusiasm for collaborative work are also essential. Ambition, drive and an eagerness to participate in a truly global collaboration are necessary. Ideally, some understanding of basic wet-lab work would be desirable.

The post-holder will be responsible for contributing to the scientific understanding of pathogen evolution as a member of Professor Derek Smith's research group. They will also be expected to participate in the dissemination of research through publications and oral presentations both within the department and at conferences. The pdRA may also be expected to train and co-supervise PhD students and other researchers within the group, and to periodically write reports for funding bodies and other supporting institutions.

Interviews are likely to be scheduled for the week commencing 3rd of September, 2018.

Fixed-term: Funding is available from 1st September 2018 up until 31 January 2020. There is a strong probability of an 18 month extension to the grant subject to availability of funds.

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

Please quote reference PF16210 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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University Lecturer/ University Senior Lecturer

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 18, 2018.

The Department of Psychology invites applications for a University Lectureship/Senior Lectureship to be taken up from 1 October 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful applicant will have an expertise in human developmental cognitive neuroscience with relevance to developmental disorders such as autism and ADHD. Interdisciplinary and collaborative research is strongly encouraged across the university and its associated institutes. Candidates must demonstrate a firm commitment to teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels within the Department.

Applicants must have a PhD degree in a relevant subject and strong evidence of research excellence. For University Senior Lecturer a strong research grant funding record and experience working with individuals with autism and/or ADHD is essential. Appointment will be to the retiring age, subject to a probationary period of five years. The post is based in central Cambridge.

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

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

Information about the Department and the research interests of members of staff can be found at www.psychol.cam.ac.uk

For enquiries about the post please contact the Head of Department, Professor Mark Johnson (mj492@cam.ac.uk)

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter (2 sides A4 maximum) in the Upload section of the online application. Please ensure that your referees are aware that they will receive an automated request to upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System, and please encourage them to respond promptly. Please note that the email request to referees can only be generated once an application has been fully completed and submitted.

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 note the closing date for applications is 27th August 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ16195 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Broodbank Research Fellowship

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 17, 2018.

The Managers of the Broodbank Fund invite applications for three fellowships to be held in a Department in the School of the Biological Sciences at the University of Cambridge from 1 October 2018 or otherwise by negotiation. The Research Fellow is required to carry out research in biochemistry or biophysics, with special reference to the principles and practice of food preservation. These terms will be interpreted broadly to include fundamental research including molecular processes.

The fellow must have a PhD in a Biological Sciences subject. Candidates should provide evidence of outstanding academic excellence, a high quality and original research proposal and evidence of their capabilities as an independent researcher.

The research will be based at a laboratory within the University of Cambridge. Applicants must identify and obtain consent of an appropriate host. The successful candidate can apply for an annual research expenses budget of up to £12,000.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance. Applications looking for part time work are welcome. The duration of funding will be extended to take account of part time working.

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

Please upload 3 attachments. The first should be an outline of the proposed research stating how this bears on the principles and practice of food preservation, the University Department within which you hope to work and whose research group you hope to join. There should also be a breakdown of estimated research expenses, up to £12k per annum.

The second should be a letter of support from the head of the research group from your chosen Department.

The third should be your CV with recent publication list.

Please quote reference PD16178 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Clinical Training Scholarship in Neurology (ECVN Approved)

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

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

SENIOR CLINICAL TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP NEUROLOGY (ECVN Approved)

January 2019

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD £22,456.00 (Year one)

This Scholarship, to start on 2 January 2019, provides an outstanding opportunity to study for a postgraduate qualification. The training programme covers all aspects of veterinary neurology including neurosurgery, imaging, electrodiagnostics and pathology, and is approved by the European College of Veterinary Neurology (ECVN).

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 to review on an annual basis.

The Scholar will be required to register for the Diploma of the ECVN. 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.

Applicants 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 internship or a minimum of two years' experience in small animal practice is essential.

Informal enquiries: contact Julie Ingham on ji217@cam.ac.uk

Closing Date: 31 August 2018

Interview date: 30 October 2018

Application form (SCTS1) and information pack: download from link below

Completed application form which includes your curriculum vitae and a covering letter: send to Melissa Large, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 OES, or email to vetmed@hermes.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PP16135 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Claire Barnes University Lectureship in Marine Biology - Department of Zoology

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 29, 2018.

The Department of Zoology encourages applications to join us as the first holder of the Claire Barnes Lectureship in Marine Biology. Your research will be in an area of Marine Biology that aligns with the Department of Zoology's existing research strengths in, for example, the broad areas of ecology, evolution, conservation biology or animal behaviour. You will have an excellent research record and be passionate about teaching.

The Department of Zoology (www.zoo.cam.ac.uk) provides an exciting research and teaching environment with a strong sense of cooperation and community. Our research covers a broad range of animal biology. We have excellent facilities to support both field and laboratory based experimental research together with theoretical work. The Department has an outstanding embedded Museum of Zoology and close links with the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI). The Department has a thriving graduate student community and contributes to undergraduate courses across the Natural Sciences Tripos.

We particularly welcome applications from women and black and minority ethnic candidates for this vacancy, as they are currently under-represented at this level in our Department. The Department has an active equality and wellbeing agenda and holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award for our work on improving equality and diversity.

The lectureship is available from 1st October 2018.

Please see further particulars attached.

We anticipate holding interviews in late September

For informal enquiries please contact the Head of Department, Dr Howard Baylis, hod@zoo.cam.ac.uk or +44 (0) 1223 336601

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

Please submit a full Curriculum Vitae (CV), including a summary of current and future research plans. The summary should be less than 1000 words. You should also include a covering letter setting out why you are applying and what you would bring to the role (2 sides A4 maximum). 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 also arrange for three academic referees to send references directly to the Departmental Administrator via email: admin@zoo.cam.ac.uk or post to: The Departmental Administrator, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK

The deadline date for receipt of references is also 24th August 2018.

Please quote reference PF16035 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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