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Senior Research Laboratory Technician[Temporary Cover] (Maternity Cover)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 20, 2017.

The successful candidate will be characterising endothelial cell function and interactions between the endothelium and other cells and endothelial cell responses to different environmental conditions, and how those responses affect susceptibility to cancer dissemination. Techniques required include mammalian cell culture methods, cell-based assays, molecular biology (qPCR) and western blotting, immunocytology and immunohistochemistry, so experience in imaging and microscopy are useful but not required. The candidate should also be prepared to analyse and interpret data, and is expected to be an active member of the group in research, discussions and presentations. This is an excellent opportunity to engage in a stimulating research environment and an exciting topic. The candidate should have an HNC, or equivalent, in biochemistry or a biology-related subject, experience on some of the techniques outlined above, have manual dexterity, good organisation and communication skills, good IT skills and be able to multi-task whilst working methodically and precisely. He/she should also be able to work independently.

Maternity cover: This post is fixed-term for 12 months or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

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

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 PM13265 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Clinical Training Schoarship in Diagnostic Imaging

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

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE WEST CAMBRDIGE SITE

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD £ 22,456.00 in Year 1 (Tax free)

This Scholarship provides an outstanding opportunity to study for a postgraduate qualification, and is available from 1 November 2017. You will be trained in all aspects of veterinary diagnostic imaging, including radiology, ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography. The training programme is approved by the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging.

The Scholarship is for one year in the first instance, renewable for periods of one year up to a total of three years.

You will be required to register for a diploma in diagnostic imaging. The training programme requires participation in the Department's clinical service, including the out-of-hours rota and first opinion clinic, in addition to small-group teaching of veterinary students.

You must be a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a veterinary degree qualifying you for membership. Completion of a recognised internship or a minimum of two years' experience in small animal practice is essential.

Closing date: 5th October 2017

Interview date: 16th October 2017

Informal enquiries: Natalie Wills nw366@cam.ac.uk

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

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

Please quote reference PP13363 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Bioinformatician (Research Associate)

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

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

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

Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent experience in biological sciences including computational biology. The ideal candidate will have prior experience in computational biology, and experience in programming and a solid background in statistical tools are essential. The role holder must also have excellent communication skills with a proven track record of interacting with biologists effectively. Familiarity with analysis of "next-generation" DNA sequencing data would also be highly desirable.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available for 15 months in the first instance.

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

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

Please quote reference PR13330 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. Benefits include generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible working and funds for returning carers and other family-friendly schemes.

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

Postdoctoral Research Associate: Evolutionary Genomics (Fixed Term)

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

A post-doctoral research associate position in Department of Zoology, located in Central Cambridge on Downing Street, is available from 1 November 2017 for 18 months, in the first instance, to work with Professor Chris Jiggins on the evolutionary genomics of adaptation and speciation in Heliconius butterflies. The PDRA will use large resequence data sets and high quality reference genomes to study adaptation and speciation in the genus.

Possible projects include: 1) analysis of species boundaries and the influence of recombination rate on patterns of admixture across the Heliconius genome 2) analysis of recombination rate evolution more broadly across the genus and the influence of chromosomal fusions on both recombination rate and population level variation and 3) modelling of selective sweeps at mimicry loci to understand the history of introgression and selection on wing pattern in the context of multiple adaptive introgressions. There is considerable scope for the focus of the biological analyses to reflect the interests of the candidate.

The research will primarily involve bioinformatic analysis of existing genomic sequence datasets. The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology, bioinformatics or a related field, with a strong interest in population genomics. In addition, candidates should have experience with the manipulation and analysis of Illumina data and working knowledge of a programing language such as Python or Perl.

Candidates should have a good collaborative spirit, as the work will involve close collaboration with researchers in Cambridge and Panama as well as coordination with many different labs working on Heliconius biology, genome assembly and genome databases.

Duties will include:

  • Designing and carrying out genomics experiments to investigate the origins of mimicry patterns and species diversity in Heliconius;

  • Analyse large resequence data sets in the context of recombination rate variation across the genome;

  • Analysing and writing up the results.

Enthusiasm, determination and the capacity to work independently are also essential.

There will be opportunities for the successful applicant to apply for fellowship funding to continue this work independently in Cambridge.

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

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

Please quote reference PF13317 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate: Genetic basis for cyanogen chemistry in butterflies (Fixed Term)

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

A post-doctoral research associate position in Department of Zoology, located in Central Cambridge on Downing Street, is available from 1 November 2017 for 18 months, in the first instance, to work with Professor Chris Jiggins on the genetic basis for variation in chemical defences among Heliconius butterflies. The project will involve genetic analysis of chemical defence variability among Heliconius butterflies and in particular between H. melpomene and H. cydno, and CRISPR experiments to study the function of genes that are responsible for synthesising cyanogens. There is considerable scope for the focus of the biological analyses to reflect the interests of the candidate.

The successful applicant must have a Ph.D in evolutionary biology, chemical ecology or a related field, with a strong interest in speciation. Candidates should have experience with Gas Chromatography and chemical analysis of butterfly defensive toxins, as well as an understanding of the genetic basis for chemical defence in Heliconius. Candidates should have a good collaborative spirit, as the work will involve close collaboration with researchers in Cambridge and Panama as well as coordination with different labs working on Heliconius biology. Enthusiasm, determination and the capacity to work independently are also essential.

Duties will include:

  • Gas chromatography analysis of specimens collected in the wild;

  • CRISPR experiments to study the effects of candidate genes on chemical defence;

  • Designing and carrying out genetic experiments to investigate the genetic basis for chemical defence in Heliconius;

  • Analysing and writing up the results.

There will be opportunities for the successful applicant to apply for fellowship funding to continue this work independently in Cambridge.

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

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

Please quote reference PF13313 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate: Wing colour pattern genetics (Fixed term)

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

A post-doctoral research associate position in Department of Zoology, located in Central Cambridge on Downing Street, is available from 1 November 2017 for 18 months, in the first instance, to work with Professor Chris Jiggins on the genetic basis of adaptation and speciation in Heliconius butterflies. The PDRA will use CRISPR technology to study the genetic basis of wing patterns in Heliconius. We have used large scale sequencing data to identify narrow regions associated with specific wing pattern elements and these permit detailed experiments to investigate their function.

We are interested in the cortex locus which controls yellow wing patterns between species and populations of Heliconius. Potential experiments include targeted coding sequence knockouts, focusing on the cortex gene; regulatory locus deletions to investigate the effect of candidate regulatory sequence; gene-tagging using knock-ins to investigate patterns of gene expression and function. There is scope for the focus of the biological analyses to reflect the interests of the candidate.

It is likely that the post will involve periods of fieldwork in South America (Colombia, Panama or Ecuador). It is also possible that CRISPR injection experiments could be carried out with collaborators in these countries.

Essential criteria:

  • PhD in an appropriate subject (e.g. evo-devo or evolutionary genetics);

  • Experience with evolutionary genetics research;

  • Ambition and drive, strong work ethic and good interpersonal skills and an exceptional publication record;

  • Enthusiasm to interact with colleagues;

  • Ability to organise time and work effectively, independently and responsibly in a research team setting.

The successful applicant should have a strong interest in the genetic basis for adaptation.

Duties will include:

  • Designing and carrying out genetic manipulation experiments to investigate the origins of mimicry patterns and species diversity in Heliconius;

  • Designing CRISPR experiments for targeted analysis of genetic differences in wing pattern;

  • Managing butterfly care and maintenance of stocks;

  • Analysing and writing up the results.

Candidates should have a good collaborative spirit, as the work will involve close collaboration with researchers in Cambridge and Panama as well as coordination with many different labs working on Heliconius biology, genome assembly and genome databases. Enthusiasm, determination and the capacity to work independently are also essential.

The successful applicant will be strongly encouraged to apply for fellowship funding to continue this work independently in Cambridge.

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

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

Please quote reference PF13309 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 Sep 14, 2017.

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant position available for two years in the research group of Wolfram Schultz at the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience in Cambridge. The post holder will complete a project in reward evaluation using methods of experimental economics. The project is funded by the Wellcome Trust and will involve quantitative behavioural testing and computer programming (Matlab). For further details on the research group, see http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/research

Candidates should have a first degree in Neuroscience or a closely related field and have experience in the techniques listed above. You should have a high motivation to conduct research and a specific interest in learning and decision making mechanisms.

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.

Applications should include CV, publication list and a one-page research statement.

Please quote reference PM13315 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate - Regulation of gene expression through long non-coding RNA in C. elegans

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 13, 2017.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Professor Eric Miska. We are looking for an outstanding individual to lead a research project to uncover the role of long non-coding RNAs in development and physiology of C. elegans using molecular genetics techniques. Long non-coding RNAs have not been explored in this organism.

Substantial prior experience with long non-coding RNA biology in mammalian cells is essential. Also essential is a proven record of CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing experience in mammalian cells. We are particularly interested in applicants who have prior experience with X inactivation in mammals. Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant subject. For more information about the group, please visit: http://www.ericmiskalab.org.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 30 March 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.

Informal enquiries are welcome via email: e.miska@gurdon.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PR13294 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. Benefits include generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible working, funds for returning carers and other family-friendly schemes.

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

Junior Computational Biologist

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 13, 2017.

Applications are invited for a Junior Computational Biologist to join the microarray and sequencing facility Cambridge Genomic Services (CGS), part of Prof. Nabeel Affara's research group at the Department of Pathology. CGS offers microarray and next-generation sequencing services to internal and external researchers. More information on the facility can be found at http://www.cgs.path.cam.ac.uk/.

This position is an opportunity for a junior bioinformatician to acquire experience working in a core service lab as part of a growing team and building knowledge across a variety of genomic applications. As part of the bioinformatics support team, your role will be to handle the day-to-day analysis of data generated on the microarray and sequencing platforms. The analysis pipelines the candidate would be responsible for are gene expression profiling on Affymetrix arrays, RNA-seq at gene and transcript levels, non-coding RNA, micro RNA profiling (Toray arrays) as well as methylation analysis on both arrays and sequencing platforms. The role will also involve more bespoke work required by some users of the facility and will require meeting with customers.

The successful candidate will have to develop and maintain pipelines for the analysis and delivery of data to the facility users. This includes the development of tools that generate reports automatically including an analysis summary as well as "publication grade" graphs and integration of those into our LIMS system. Ideally, the candidate will have a good knowledge of the statistical analysis and the relevant statistical theory and tools needed to carry out these tasks. Communication is a key aspect of the post; the candidate will be in direct contact with users of the facility and must be able to communicate efficiently with the rest of the team. The candidate must also be able to troubleshoot problems and liaise with the technical support team.

The requirements of the job role are as follows: BSc or MPhil in computational biology, computer science or biology (with experience in statistical data analysis); a strong background in statistical analysis; experience with scripting language: Python or Perl; experience with R scripting and Bioconductor; experience with LINUX based systems; ability to design and maintain analysis pipelines; knowledge of the analysis microarray data and next-generation sequencing data is a plus; knowledge of reporting tool (Rmarkdown, TeX) is a plus; ability to work independently and as part of a team and strong organisational and communication skills.

Funding: A two year contract until the 31st March 2019.

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

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

The deadline for applications is Thursday 12th October 2017. Interviews will take place on week commencing 16th October 2017. Informal queries should be directed to Dr Emily Clemente, ec294@cam.ac.uk. General queries should be directed to jobs@path.cam.ac.uk or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK13283 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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Research Associate in Mathematical Biology (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 13, 2017.

A position is open for a postdoctoral research associate in mathematical biology based at the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge, supervised by Professor Beverley Glover.

The appointee will work on an interdisciplinary project to explore mechanisms that regulate surface patterning in plants and animals, with a focus on modelling the effects of tissue mechanical properties on surface buckling. These patterns are functionally important, influencing the roughness, wetting and optical properties of tissues. We are particularly focused on nanoscale ridge formation in the petal epidermal cuticle of Hibiscus trionum. We seek a mathematical biologist to help us incorporate cuticle chemistry and stiffness into our preliminary model (Antoniou Kourounioti et al., 2013) to explain surface patterning on petals. The lab is well equipped and staffed to test model predictions using molecular genetic techniques.

We are looking for a highly motivated post-doctoral scientist. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a strong background in mathematical biology, biomechanics, continuum mechanics and/or soft matter, including a PhD in a relevant area. Experience working with molecular developmental biologists is desirable, and it would be an advantage for the candidate to have some experience of plant biology.

This position is funded by the HFSP.

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

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

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

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

Please quote reference PD13299 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 13, 2017.

Research Associate (Fixed Term)


Applications are invited for an experienced and enthusiastic computer scientist / cognitive neuroscientist to work on an ERC Advanced Investigator grant on the neurobiology of spoken language understanding using statistical language modelling techniques and MEG neuroimaging.

The applicant will join the Centre for Speech, Language and the Brain (http://cslb.psychol.cam.ac.uk), an inter-disciplinary team led by Professor L.K. Tyler. S(he) will also be part of the large community of computer scientists who work on speech and language processing in the University of Cambridge. CSLB has access to a research-dedicated 3T Siemens MR scanner, and EEG and MEG facilities. We currently use a variety of analysis methods on MEG data-sets, and in particular multivariate analysis methods such as Representational Similarity Analyses.

Applicants must have a PhD in computer science, computational neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, or a related discipline. Candidates are expected to have excellent computer programming (especially MATLAB and/or Python) skills, advanced statistical skills, and expertise in statistical language modelling and/or machine learning. Experience of MEG analyses, particularly in using multivariate neuroimaging methods for MEG data and MEG source localization methods, and knowledge of the neurobiology of language processing are highly desirable. Relevant post-doctoral experience is also desirable. Given the nature of the research, candidates should be fully fluent in English.

The closing date for applications is 15 October 2017.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance, with the possibility of a third year.

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 Professor Tyler (lktyler@csl.psychol.cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PJ13305 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 13, 2017.

Research Associate in Cognitive Neuroscience Department of Psychology University of Cambridge

Vacancy Reference No: PJ13301

Salary range: £31,604 pa

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral cognitive neuroscience research position to work in the Memory Laboratory at the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge (http://www.memlab.psychol.cam.ac.uk) investigating the subjective experience of remembering in health and disease.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or related disciplines, and a strong interest in long-term memory processes, demonstrated by first-authored peer-reviewed publications. Research in the laboratory uses a number of methods, including behavioural studies, functional neuroimaging (fMRI), electrophysiology (EEG/MEG), and brain stimulation (TMS/tDCS). Previous experience with at least one of these methods (preferably a combination) as well as computer programming skills (Matlab or Python) are necessary. Applicants should have excellent organisational skills, be highly motivated, enjoy working in a vibrant collaborative research environment, and be able to communicate effectively, with outstanding writing ability. Previous supervisory experience with postgraduate students and/or research assistants is desirable.

The post is full-time and available from 1 November 2017.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Jon Simons (jss30@cam.ac.uk).

Planned interview dates end October 2017.

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 health assessment.

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

Informal enquiries are welcomed, and should be directed to Dr Jon Simons (jss30@cam.ac.uk).

Please note the closing time for applications is 11 October 2017. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ13301 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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Media/Glass Washing Assistant

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 12, 2017.

This is an exciting opportunity for a glass washer/media assistant to complement our existing conscientious, technical support team at the Gurdon Institute. The team provides glass washing support and prepares media for the research groups at the Institute. This job involves collecting re-usable glass and plasticware from the laboratories, washing and sterilising them using glass washing equipment and autoclaves and returning them to the communal storage areas. The duties also include some media preparation, checking and maintaining stock levels of sterile glass and plasticware and associated consumables.

The job holder is required to interact well with others, be helpful and flexible and to work carefully to set standards. Previous experience of working as a glass washer in a laboratory environment would be preferable but not essential as training will be provided.

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

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

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

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

Please quote reference PR13292 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. (Previous applicants need not apply.)

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. Benefits include generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible working, funds for returning carers and other family-friendly schemes.

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

Domestic Assistant (Part Time)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 12, 2017.

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

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

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

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

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

Previous applicants need not apply.

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

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

The deadline for applications is Thursday 12th October 2017. General queries should be directed to jobs@path.cam.ac.uk or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK12616 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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CambPlants Research Co-ordinator (Maternity Cover) (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 07, 2017.

Applications are invited for a fixed term appointment or secondment for a Research Co-ordinator for the CambPlants Hub hosted in the Department of Plant Sciences. The purpose of the role will be to provide leadership and co-ordination of the CambPlants Hub activities.

The CambPlants Hub is a 'one-stop-shop' for University-wide activities with relevance to plants, covering food, energy, materials, health and ecosystem services. CambPlants operates as an umbrella connecting a number of existing initiatives and acts as a gateway for leadership companies, policy makers and the public to access Cambridge expertise in plant science and the use of plants, instigating research collaborations, outreach, skills development and networking activities. CambPlants mission is to tackle global challenges by putting plant research into practice.

The successful candidate will be educated to PhD level in a discipline of relevance to plant science research. Ideally you will have established links with industry relevant to plants, and be able to demonstrate a track record of industry interaction and outreach activities. You will have experience with Technology Transfer and familiarity with Bioenergy and Industrial Biotechnology. You will possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and be confident in communicating with academics, industry leaders and those in government roles.

Funding for this post is available for one year or the return of the post-holder, whichever is the sooner. Applications from University staff wishing to take undertake the role as a secondment from their current post are welcome.

Please quote reference PD13048 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.

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

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

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

Senior Histopathology Technician (Part Time)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 07, 2017.

We have an exciting part time opportunity for a Senior Histology Technician to assist in the running of the Histology Laboratory that serves the needs of diagnosis and the research groups of the Department, the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital, Cambridge Equine Hospital, Cambridge Farm Animal Services, and external sources. This role is for 22.5 hours a week, working Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. We are looking for someone to join the team from 1st November or as soon as possible after that date.

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

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

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

For informal enquiries please contact Natalie Wills on nw366@cam.ac.uk

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

Closing Date: 1 October 2017

Interviews will be held on: 13 October 2017

Please quote reference PP12627 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate: Neuronal Oscillations Group (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 07, 2017.

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 3 years in the first instance.

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

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

Applications should include CV, publication list and a one-page research statement. Closing date 20 September 2017, with interviews taking place in the week starting 25 September 2017.

Please quote reference PM13261 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Public Engagement Assistant (Part Time, Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 07, 2017.

Applications are invited for the position of Public Engagement Assistant at the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute. The Institute is a world-leading centre of excellence in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, supported by the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council. The Institute comprises over 300 scientists whose research spans fundamental science through to clinical applications. Our vision is to develop a deep understanding of stem cell biology for the prevention and treatment of human disease. The role will be based in the Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute on Tennis Court Road until the Institute relocates in 2018 to a new purpose-built institute on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

Public Engagement (PE) is an essential part of our work. We seek to provide opportunities for the public to explore and interact with research developments and for researchers to improve their understanding and engagement with public views. Overall, the Institute aims to have highly visible public engagement woven into all aspects of our scientific research.

The Public Engagement Assistant will support the delivery of PE events and activities led by Institute researchers, from logistics and planning through to promotion and delivery, including production of accompanying print/digital materials where necessary. The post holder will also be responsible for coordinating a series of PE skills training workshops and talks for Institute staff, and will support the collection and analysis of PE data.

The Public Engagement Assistant will report to the Public Engagement Manager and will also be required to liaise with the Institute Public Engagement Steering Committee (PESC), central University of Cambridge PE team and PE officers from other Departments, Institutes or Centres when necessary. The role is part time (0.5 FTE), with some evening and weekend work required when necessary.

Applicants should demonstrate a proven track record of event management and administrative support, ideally having worked in a public facing role previously. You should have excellent written and verbal communications skills and experience drafting social media/website content and using design software would be preferable.

If you have any queries regarding this position please contact Rebecca Jones at scipeo@stemcells.cam.ac.uk

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 June 2022 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.

Closing date for applications is the 2nd October 2017, with interview to be held on the 12th October.

Please quote reference PS13245 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 04, 2017.

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Associate position in the group of Dr Alexander Jones at the Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge University, to carry out fundamental research in the development of optogenetic sensors and actuators. The development and application of these high-resolution technologies opens the door to obtaining a cellular-level understanding of molecular events in vivo. This project focuses on sensing and perturbing phytohormone patterning, in a minimally invasive manner in live plants, by developing and optimizing FRET biosensors for high-resolution measurements and optogenetic actuators for high-resolution spatiotemporal control.

Candidates must have, or be close to obtaining, a PhD in plant biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, systems biology, or related field and have expertise in molecular biology, assay development and microscopy. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of scientific achievement alongside an element of creativity and initiative to develop novel approaches and methods. Candidates with advanced knowledge of, and experience in, some or all of the following areas will be preferred: synthetic biology, structural biology, biochemistry, and bioengineering.

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 colleagues and deliver seminars relating to their research area.

Good communication and organizational skills are essential as the post holder will work in a highly collaborative team with creativity, initiative and personal development as core values. Candidates should also demonstrate a history of scientific communication (e.g. presentations, outreach activities, teaching).

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/.

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

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

Please ensure that you upload a copy of your full CV including a list of publications, and a covering letter highlighting your suitability for the position and contact information of three referees.

Scientific enquiries apart from the formal application should be directed to Dr Jones at alexander.jones@slcu.cam.ac.uk.

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

Please quote reference PT13223 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Research Laboratory Technician (Part Time, Fixed Term)

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

Applications are invited for a part-time (29.2 hours per week: Monday to Friday with reduced hours or a 4-day week) BBSRC funded Research Laboratory Technician position to join the lab of Dr. Paul Conduit in the Department of Zoology, located in central Cambridge. The post-holder will be part of a vibrant team of researchers who use fruit flies to study how microtubule formation is regulated in cells.

The post-holder's primary responsibilities will be to maintain the lab's fly stock collection, help with fly handling and fly crosses, manage lab databases, organise lab meetings, process orders and help in the day-to-day running of the lab. They will also be expected to support lab members in their research and to participate in experiments as and when required. Training in fly handling and molecular biology will be provided.

The appointment will start 1st January 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Essential 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

Preferred skills: - Prior experience of working with Drosophila would be an advantage, but not essential - Prior experience in molecular biology would be an advantage, but not essential

Informal enquiries are welcomed and can be addressed to Dr. Paul Conduit ptc29@cam.ac.uk.

Please see the lab website for more information on our research http://conduitlab.zoo.cam.ac.uk/.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 36 months.

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

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

Please quote reference PF13050 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Assistant to Trees and Shrubs Section Supervisor

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

We are looking to appoint a full-time horticultural assistant for the Botanic Garden's Trees and Shrubs Section.

The Trees and Shrubs Section is one of seven sections that comprise the Garden's horticultural division, each responsible for caring for specific areas of the Garden and associated plant collections within the 40 acre site.

The role supports the Trees and Shrubs Supervisor in the maintenance, curation and development of the internationally important scientific collection of woody collections at the Botanic Garden. This section consists of some 3,000 different species of trees and shrubs planted throughout the 40-acre garden. This role includes the care and maintenance of associated herbaceous plantings and turf areas.

The role-holder reports directly to the Trees and Shrubs Supervisor on daily and weekly work plans, progress and developments within the Section. They assist in providing supervision guidance to one Trainee Horticultural Technician. They deputise for the Trees and Shrubs Supervisor in their absence.

The candidate should be educated to at least GCSE level, hold a National Certificate in Horticulture, or equivalent, and have suitable professional horticultural experience.

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

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

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

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CTR - Next Generation Fellowship (Fixed Term)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CTR Graduate Studentships (Fixed Term)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Research Assistant/Associate: Neurobiology/Biophysics (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 31, 2017.

This postdoctoral position at the interface between neurobiology and biophysics is available from the 1st of October 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter in the group of Kristian Franze. The project is focused on the role of mechanical signals in neuronal maturation.

The successful candidate should hold a PhD (or about to be awarded a PhD) in cell or neurobiology, biophysics, or bioengineering (or a related subject). Strong expertise in patch clamp electrophysiology is essential. Knowledge of primary neuronal cell cultures and / or Matlab would be helpful. Motivation to work in a multidisciplinary environment is fundamental to this position. An ability to independently take responsibility over his/her own project as well as good teamwork and communication skills are expected.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 18 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 enquires regarding the position should be made to Dr Kristian Franze:

Email: kf284@cam.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)1223 333761 http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/staff/franze

Please quote reference PM13203 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant (Part Time, Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 29, 2017.

Proteomics/Mass Spectrometry, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, Central Cambridge.

We are seeking to employ an enthusiastic scientist to join the Cambridge Centre for Proteomics, University of Cambridge, led by Professor Kathryn Lilley to work on a project funded by a joint Wellcome Trust Investigator award to Professor Anne Willis (MRC Toxicology Unit, University of Leicester) and Professor Kathryn Lilley. The project is entitled "Transcription, Trafficking, Translation: dissecting the spatiotemporal mechanisms underlying localised protein synthesis".

It is now widely acknowledged that mRNA is spatially organised such that its translation frequently occurs in the vicinity where the corresponding protein product adopts its function. This phenomenon has been studied extensively in specialised cells, however, recent research has suggested that spatial restriction of mRNA storage and translation is much more widespread.

The aims of this project are to define where translation of mRNA takes place in the cell, how this is regulated by protein binding partners and sequence motifs and how this changes upon cellular perturbation.

We are seeking a research assistant with experience in cell culture, sub-cellular fractionation methods and mass spectrometry, to join the team that includes RNA biologists, mass spectrometrists and informaticians.

This post is for 24 months in the first instance.

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

Please quote reference PH13190 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 29, 2017.

A post-doctoral position funded by St Baldrick's Foundation is available in the Division of Cellular and Molecular Histopathology, based in central Cambridge, working within the laboratory of Prof Nicholas Coleman/Dr Matthew Murray, to undertake a research project investigating malignant germ cell tumours (GCTs). This translational project seeks to identify and validate novel molecular drivers of pediatric GCTs and the development of clinical protocols for serum microRNA testing in childhood cancer diagnosis, prognostication and monitoring. The ultimate aim of this work is to improve outcomes for children or any young people with this disease.

Candidates should have a PhD, or expect to obtain one shortly, and a track record of success in molecular biology research. Relevant experience in handling biospecimens, patient derived sample processing, nucleic acid extraction, PCR and working with miRNA are essential. Experience with next generation sequencing technologies and data analysis is highly desirable.

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

Where the successful applicant does not yet have a PhD, he/she will normally be under-appointed as a Research Assistant in a Research Associate post (on the understanding that he/she will be appointed as a Research Associate upon successful completion of his/her PhD). The higher Research Associate salary should be backdated to the thesis submission date of the start date, whichever is the later.

Fixed-term: The formal grant end date is 30 June 2020, with the potential for an extension for a further year. Funding is renewed annually on satisfactory annual progress reports, which undergo scientific review by St Baldrick's Foundation.

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

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

The deadline for applications is Friday 6th October 2017. Interviews will take place on Thursday 19th October 2017. Informal queries should be directed to Dr Matthew Murray, mjm16@cam.ac.uk. General queries should be directed to jobs@path.cam.ac.uk or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK12672 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Hospital Managing Director

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 25, 2017.

Salary: £84,662 - £104.038

An exciting opportunity is offered on a permanent basis for the right individual at the prestigious Queen's Veterinary School Hospital

The Vision

The Hospital Managing Director will provide the leadership and management required to enable the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital to fulfil its ambitious goals:

To increase its income and caseload

To consolidate the national and international clinical reputation of the Hospital

The Role

  • To join the Department's Senior Management Team to ensure the long term success of the University of Cambridge Veterinary School

  • To work with the Head of Department, the Hospital Board and a Clinical Advisory Group to drive change in Hospital strategy and culture

  • To provide strong leadership, direction and management for its business, finance, IT and administrative planning and structures

  • To facilitate the delivery of an efficient clinical service to meet the targets for growth and in this context, to manage the leads of the individual clinical disciplines

  • To promote the development of high performing clinical teams and a commitment to continuous improvement across all aspects of clinical service delivery

  • To ensure appropriate levels of investment in all clinical areas

  • To oversee the management of the Hospital administrative staff

Experience required

  • An outstanding career in senior financial management in a successful commercial business
  • Substantial experience in leading programmes involving complex organisational change
  • Proven leadership skills, involving influencing and negotiating with diverse teams
  • Excellent communication and people skills

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

Information about the Department: www.vet.cam.ac.uk

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

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.

Closing date for applications: 8 October 2017

Interview date: 27 October 2017

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

Please quote reference PP13183 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Qualified Veterinary Nurse - Small Animal Wing and Theatres (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 24, 2017.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE WEST CAMBRIDGE SITE

Limit of Tenure: 3 years in the first instance

We have an exciting opportunity for a Qualified Veterinary Nurse to join us from 1st November 2017 or as soon as possible after that date.

The role will be to provide nursing to an excellent standard for the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital, to meet the needs of the service in the Small Animal Wing and Theatre Suites. The role holder will be expected to be flexible and will work in both areas as the need arises.

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

This post will predominately be based in Theatres.

The role in the Theatre suites will provide pre, intraoperative and post-operative care of surgical patients, medical diagnostics and administration duties linked to each case, various cleaning and hygiene duties and to undertake on call and weekend duties on a rota basis to meet the demands of the business

The role in Small Animal inpatients will include surgical, medical and critical care nursing (training can be given in critical care procedures). Cleaning, hygiene and administration duties linked to inpatient care will form a reasonable percentage of the working day. On call and weekend duties as required.

This is a varied role where no two days are the same, so we are seeking someone with a passion for nursing, with the ability to communicate with all levels of staff, students and clients. The ability to work within a team and work well under pressure are essential.

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

Closing date: 28th September 2017

Interview date :9th October 2017

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

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

Further particulars for the role and information about the Department are available here: www.vet.cam.ac.uk The website for The Queens Veterinary School Hospital is available here: http://qvsh.co.uk/

Please quote reference PP13169 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Computational Science: Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 22, 2017.

The newly established Boroviak lab is looking to recruit a highly enthusiastic individual to carry out ground-breaking research on primate embryogenesis. Recent advances in the field have shown that early human and non-human primate development substantially differs from the rodent paradigm. This divergence has dramatic implications for our understanding of germ cell specification, placental development and pluripotency in the embryo and embryonic stem cells.

Working closely with our international collaborators, the principal research focus will be on studying the mechanisms of embryonic lineage segregation in the implanting primate embryo. Our approach entails the generation of a transcriptional and epigenetic blueprint of primate development, from the fertilised egg up until gastrulation. Based on these insights, we will generate synthetic embryos and develop an in vitro model of primate implantation. You will be responsible for integrating multi-omics single-cell data, statistical analysis, innovative data visualisation and cross-species comparisons. A particular focus will be on signalling pathway analysis and target prediction for functional validation in close collaboration with wet-lab colleagues.

The successful applicant will be based within a vibrant working environment at the interface of computational science, embryology and molecular biology. We are looking for a team player with excellent communication skills and you will liaise with colleagues and fellow computational scientists within the Centre for Trophoblast Research. Essential requirements are a PhD (or about to complete a PhD) or equivalent experience in bioinformatics, mathematics, statistical analysis or genomics. The ideal candidate will have experience in a scientific programming language e.g. R, Python, C or Java; previous exposure to single-cell transcriptomics is a plus. Most importantly, you will have a can-do attitude with a genuine drive to push boundaries.

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 directed to Dr Thorsten Boroviak (thorsten.boroviak@cscr.cam.ac.uk).

The closing date for this vacancy is Sunday 15 October 2017.

Please quote reference PM13146 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 17, 2017.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate position in the laboratory of Dr. Walid Khaled. The successful candidate will work on a project funded by Breast Cancer Now aimed at the identification and characterization of novel protein-protein interactions in triple negative breast cancer.

Applicants should have, or expect to obtain shortly, a PhD in the life sciences and have demonstrable experience in studying protein-protein interactions and/or a strong interest in cancer biology. The candidates will need to have strong experience in the following techniques: cell culture, molecular biology (cloning), proteomics, biochemical assays or biophysical assays. It will also be desirable if the candidate has experience in working with GEMM and NGS data analysis. You must be a careful and methodical worker, accurate and ready to take responsibility as part of a team. You should be self-motivated and able to organise, perform and analyse experiments with minimal instruction. You will have several years of previous laboratory experience and be capable of working efficiently and productively without direct supervision. The post will require some weekend work. Careful observation and accurate computer-based record keeping and presentation are essential.

The successful candidate will join the Epithelial Tumour Biology group led by Dr Khaled, studying various aspects of triple negative breast cancer and squamous lung carcinoma. With a wide range of expertise, team members regularly collaborate amongst themselves and with scientists from other Cambridge Institutes. The successful candidate is expected to interact and work closely with other members of the team.

The Department holds an Athena SWAN bronze award, demonstrating a commitment to provide equal opportunities and to advance the representation of women in science subjects. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender but, as women are currently under-represented at this level in our department, we strongly encourage applications from female candidates. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

The closing date is 30th September 2017. Interviews will be carried out as applications are received.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance but may be extended to 3 years for the right applicant.

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 should be made to Dr. Walid Khaled (wtk22@cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference PL13111 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Qualified Veterinary Nurse - Small Animal Wing and Theatres (Maternity Cover)

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

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE WEST CAMBRIDGE SITE

Limit of Tenure: 12 months maternity cover or the return of the post holder, whichever comes first.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Qualified Veterinary Nurse to join us from 1st November 2017 or as soon as possible after that date.

The role will be to provide nursing to an excellent standard for the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital, to meet the needs of the service in the Small Animal Wing and Theatre Suites. The role holder will be expected to be flexible and will work in both areas as the need arises.

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

This maternity cover post will predominately be based in Theatres.

The role in the Theatre suites will provide pre, intraoperative and post-operative care of surgical patients, medical diagnostics and administration duties linked to each case, various cleaning and hygiene duties and to undertake on call and weekend duties on a rota basis to meet the demands of the business

The role in Small Animal inpatients will include surgical, medical and critical care nursing (training can be given in critical care procedures). Cleaning, hygiene and administration duties linked to inpatient care will form a reasonable percentage of the working day. On call and weekend duties as required.

This is a varied role where no two days are the same, so we are seeking someone with a passion for nursing, with the ability to communicate with all levels of staff, students and clients. The ability to work within a team and work well under pressure are essential.

Subsidised single accommodation in shared, on site premises is available.

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

Closing date: 28th September 2017

Interview date : 9th October 2017

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

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

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

Please quote reference PP12628 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 08, 2017.

Research Associate - Centre for Natural Material Innovation, Department of Biochemistry

Our Leverhulme Programme Grant brings together plant scientists, biochemists, chemists, engineers, mathematicians, and architects to develop new natural materials capable of providing a renewable and energy-efficient alternative to traditional manufactured materials.

Applications are invited for Post Doctoral Research Associate position in plant cell wall biochemistry. The post holder will be in the lab of Professor Paul Dupree. The project aims are to understand the molecular architecture of the plant cell wall, and to apply these findings to the improvement of natural material use. The postholder will work as part of a team of biochemists to understand the biosynthesis and structure of xylan in wood, bamboo and also in Arabidopsis as a model species. Our recent work has contributed to a significant advance in understanding of cell wall structure (Nature communications 7:13902). Previous experience in one or more of carbohydrate/polysaccharide analysis, solid state NMR of biological materials or plant cell wall biology is essential.

Duties include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives and research grant proposals. The role holder will be expected to plan and manage their own research, with guidance as required, and to be able to write research publications. The holder must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. Supervision of student projects and delivery of research seminars are also required.

Applicants must have (or be about to receive) a PhD in biochemistry or plant sciences or similar discipline, must have a good command of oral and written English.

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

Informal enquiries about the position can be sent to Prof Paul Dupree (pd101@cam.ac.uk)

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

Please quote reference PH13024 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Group Leader (Fixed Term)

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

We wish to recruit a non-clinical Research Group Leader to the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Cambridge Centre Paediatric Programme to establish an independent research group (http://crukcambridgecentre.org.uk). The position will be for a maximum of five years but may be extended subject to funding and is available immediately.

The successful candidate will be based at the Department of Pathology, in Cambridge (http://www.path.cam.ac.uk), and will be provided with laboratory space in the Division of Cellular and Molecular Pathology on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus (Addenbrooke's hospital site). It is expected that he/she will obtain research grants to build an independent research group which will be initiated with an attractive start-up package provided by the CRUK Cambridge Centre.

Applicants are expected to have a PhD and not more than ten years' postdoctoral research experience that is relevant to their proposed research programme within the Department of Pathology. They will have an excellent track-record of research and have published in leading journals. Their research interests will lie within/be related to the field of paediatric cancers. Applicants in the areas of early (non-invasive) cancer detection, development of models of paediatric cancers and/or novel therapeutic strategies are particularly encouraged.

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

As part of the selection process, short-listed candidates will be invited to visit the Department to give a seminar on their work and meet prospective colleagues throughout the Department of Pathology and the CRUK Cambridge Centre. It is intended to arrange these visits for mid-October 2017.

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

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment. The requirement for any higher level pre-employment checks is dependent on the role.

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

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter, your curriculum vitae (CV), a list of publications, and a one page statement of research interests and future plans.

The deadline for applications is the 30th September 2017. Informal enquiries can be made in the first instance to the Chairs of the CRUK Cambridge Centre Paediatric programme, Dr Suzanne Turner (sdt36@cam.ac.uk) and Dr James Nicholson (james.nicholson@addenbrookes.nhs.uk) and the head of the Division of Cellular and Molecular Pathology, (Prof. Nick Coleman nc109@cam.ac.uk).

General queries should be directed to jobs@path.cam.ac.uk or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK12786 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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University Lecturer in Innate Immunity

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

Applications are invited for the role of University Lecturer in Innate Immunity available from 1 October 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a 2- year fixed-term full-time University Teaching Officer (unestablished academic) role, subject to completion of a satisfactory probation period. The role supports Professor Clare Bryant who is on a 3 year part-time sabbatical at GSK.

The individual appointed is expected to achieve and sustain a clear national and international profile in research, to collaborate within the Department as well as externally, and to provide team leadership to build further on the Department's international reputation in innate immunity.

University Teaching Officers are expected to deliver lectures, conduct small group teaching of undergraduates and/or taught postgraduate students (in relevant Departments) and, where appropriate, to contribute to course organisation for programmes within their subject area.

The individual appointed will:

  • Be expected to develop an active research programme (indicated by publication of research articles each year, giving invited talks at international research conferences, giving presentations (oral and/or poster) at international research meetings, supervision/co-supervision of PhD students)

  • Develop collaborations both internally (within the Department) as well as developing national and international research collaborations to consolidate and continue to build the innate immune research in the Department as well as at a personal level

  • Write/co-write grants to achieve an average of at least a £100,000 research income a year over the 3 year period.

  • Contribute to the leadership of the Bryant research group

  • Develop and deliver publications of sufficient quality to achieve 4* level in REF2021 and each subsequent REF exercise.

  • Develop an impact profile

  • Undertake any other duties as are specified from time to time by the Head of Department or a person nominated by the Head of Department

It is essential that the individual appointed should have:

  • A PhD or doctoral level degree in a relevant area.

  • A proven track record in peer-reviewed publication

Desirable:

  • Qualified Veterinary Surgeons are particularly encouraged to apply

The individual appointed should have:

  • Enthusiasm for their subject and good interpersonal in order to impart their skills and knowledge to others.
  • Sensitivity to the differing needs and career directions of co-workers and students.
  • Good leadership and team working skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to work under pressure.
  • The ability to work in a collaborative team both internally (within the Department) as well as developing national and international research collaborations

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Bryant on ceb27@cam.ac.uk

Information about the Department: www.vet.cam.ac.uk

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

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

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 the following documents: curriculum vitae; list of research publications; brief statement (no more than one side of A4) about how your experience fits the profile for this role.

Closing date for applications: 1 October 2017.

Interview date: 24 October 2017.

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

Please quote reference PP12678 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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