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Project Coordinator (Online Education) GPSEP (Part Time)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Oct 22, 2018.

The Gatsby Plant Science Education Programme (GPSEP), based at the Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University, is looking for a dynamic Project Coordinator to manage a new EU-funded education project from concept to delivery. GPSEP aims to make a demonstrable difference to the teaching and learning of plant science at all ages in the UK. The role holder will manage the development, presentation and evaluation of a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) aiming to inspire and encourage 16-19-year olds across Europe to pursue further study and careers in agriculture, food and plant science.

The successful candidate will: develop and maintain excellent communications with all internal and external stakeholders across Europe; organise international project meetings; assemble ideas and resources from key partners; supervise contractors in producing audiovisual content, brand and marketing; upload the final MOOC to the FutureLearn web platform; and manage the ongoing evaluation of the project including collection of key reporting metrics. They will also use ideas and resources gathered from this MOOC project to contribute to GPSEP's wider programme of activity. The ability to proactively prioritise workloads and work to strict deadlines is essential for the role.

The role holder will join a supportive and friendly team of five and will work with a Project Manager to deliver the MOOC and project reporting. Candidates will need to be comfortable and confident liaising with scientists, sub-contractors, teachers and students across Europe via verbal and written communications. They will need to be well-organised and have strong IT and web-based skills.

This position has variation in role and of tasks; it would suit someone with willingness to learn, who enjoys a challenge and takes pride in maintaining high standards. It is expected the role holder will be educated to first degree level or have equivalent experience, and have good skills in project management including the ability to plan, budget and evaluate. Experience of working on projects related to online education or targeted to a 16-19 year old audience would be advantageous.

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

Information about GPSEP can be found at: https://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/outreach/gatsby-plants and about the EIT Food KIC: https://eit.europa.eu/eit-community/eit-food

The post is 0.6 FTE and is available early January 2019.

Fixed Term: The funding for this post is available until 31 December 2019.

Please note interviews are scheduled to be held on Thursday 29th and Friday 30th November 2018.

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 PT17121 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.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant/Associate in Drosophila Mitochondrial Genetics x 2

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

Applications are invited for two Research Assistant/Associate positions (Postdoctoral scientists) to work in the research group of Dr Hansong Ma at the Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge (http://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/; http://hsm142.wixsite.com/malab). One position is to investigate mechanisms influencing inheritance of mitochondrial DNA in Drosophila. The lab is examining factors that bias transmission of one mitochondrial genome over another and probing the impact of this on transmission of mitochondrial mutations and evolution of mtDNA. The other position will study mitochondrial recombination and develop genetic tools to manipulate animal mtDNA. Most of the work involves Drosophila genetics, mitochondrial genetics, various molecular, cellular and biochemistry techniques.

The candidates are expected to be independent and highly motivated. They should have a PhD in molecular biology, genetics or other related fields, or be close to completion of their degree. Ideal qualifications include demonstrated experience in Drosophila genetics and mitochondrial biology, but others are welcome to apply. The candidates will work independently but collaboratively with internal and external scientists. Excellent communication skills for scientific discussion are indispensable.

The positions offer a competitive salary and enjoy the diverse and vibrant research environment of the Gurdon Institute and University of Cambridge. The successful applicants will have frequent interactions with other neighbouring labs of Drosophila and developmental biology and have a chance to develop collaborative research projects.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance, starting from 1st March 2019, with a potential renewal anticipated for another 3 years.

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

Applications should include a CV, a brief statement outlining key areas of expertise and reasons why you would like to join the project and contact information of three referees. If you have questions about these vacancies or the application process, please contact Dr Hansong Ma (hm555@cam.ac.uk). Please quote reference PR17117 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

Coordinator: Strategic Research Initiative in Reproduction (Part Time, Fixed Term)

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

This is an exciting new post based in the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience. We are looking for someone to coordinate the activities of the newly established Strategic Research Initiative (SRI) in Reproduction. We require someone to set up the administrative functions for this cross-disciplinary SRI that aims to facilitate interactions between the arts and humanities and the biological, sociological and clinical sciences in the broad field of reproduction. The post will involve liaising with, and acting as the main point of contact for all interested parties, maintaining a website and generally promoting the SRI's activities through the various media and events.

You should have experience of working in a busy administrative role together with excellent written and verbal communication skills, and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office. Some experience of budget management and organising events would be useful. Accuracy and attention to detail are particularly important in this role as well as the ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet deadlines.

This post is offered at 20 hours a week, working over at least 4 days.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 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 complete the online application as fully as possible.

Please quote reference PM17124 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.

Senior Accounts Clerk (Part Time)

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

The Sainsbury Laboratory is a scientific research institute situated in 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, and fixed assets duties. A good understanding of transaction processes is therefore required.

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.

Candidates should be educated to A-level standard or equivalent, with GCSEs in English and Mathematics. Previous experience working in a busy accounts office would be an advantage, ideally in a large academic organisation. A good knowledge of the Cambridge University Finance System or experience of other Oracle-based accounting packages is also highly desirable.

The position is part time (0.5 FTE) and it is available immediately.

The expected work pattern is five days per week.

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 PT17118 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.

Senior Systems Administrator (Fixed Term)

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

The Wellcome - MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute (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/ .

CSCI is due to move to the brand new, state of the art Capella building on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus in early 2019. There we will be joined by the Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease (CITIID) and the Milner Therapeutics Institute. It is intended that the IT support for the building will be run in house by a small cross departmental team who will provide IT support for Capella as a whole.

Applications are invited for the post of Senior Systems Administrator to lead the Capella computing facility. You will plan and run computing infrastructure and manage a small team to provide a comprehensive support service for up to ~600 research and administrative staff. The post holder will be required to build out the IT service in Capella. This will involve close working with several members of the Clinical School Computing Service. The successful candidate will require excellent communication skills.

Candidates should be proficient working in a heterogeneous environment consisting of a Windows and Linux server environment, HP/Mellanox networking and Netapp/Spectra Logic storage. The role holder will provide first line infrastructure (server, network, security, backup) support and specialist desktop support (Unix).

Proficiency with a scripting language (e.g. Perl/Python) and server orchestration (Ansible, Puppet) as well as Linux system administration tools (Nagios, Ganglia) is essential, as is the ability to plan and manage budgets, tender for infrastructure and write policies for both data retention and security. Familiarity with data analysis tools (R, Matlab), bioinformatics and/or a life sciences experience would be an advantage.

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.

The closing date is 28 October 2018, with interviews to be confirmed.

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

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

Please quote reference PS16829 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.

Clinical Veterinarian, First Opinion Equine Practice[Temporary Cover] (Part Time Maternity Cover)

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

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an equine ambulatory vet to join our team at Cambridge Equine Hospital as part of Cambridge Veterinary School. Applications are invited for an experienced and ambitious equine clinical vet to work in our first opinion equine practice from 1 December 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. You will be a part of a small team, playing a crucial role in the continued expansion of the ambulatory practice to provide high-calibre exclusively equine services and your role will include the practical teaching of clinical veterinary students. The ambulatory practitioners are supported by hospital based specialists and a strong team of support staff.

The role is part time, working Monday, Thursday and Friday. You must be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, with a minimum of two years experience in equine practice. An RCVS Certificate or Cert-AVP is desirable.

In return we can offer a supportive and engaging environment, additional payment for out of hours rota, generous paid annual leave for full time employees of 6.6 weeks (or 33 days), plus public holidays, CPD is actively encouraged and supported, along with competitive staff benefits and services, including family friendly policies, numerous discounts on shopping, health care, financial services and public transport. We also offer defined benefits pension schemes and tax-efficient bicycle, car lease and charity-giving schemes.

Informal enquiries: Miss Kate Smith +44 (0)1223) 746571 or: ks629@cam.ac.uk.

Further particulars for the role and information about the Department www.vet.cam.ac.uk and Cambridge Equine Hospital: www.ceh.qvsh.co.uk

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

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

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: 13 November 2018

Please quote reference PP17104 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.

Laboratory Manager Chief Histology Technician

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

We require a Laboratory Manager, Chief Histology Technician to manage the day to day running of the Histology Laboratory that serves the needs of the research groups of the Department, the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital, Cambridge Equine Hospital, Cambridge Farm Animal Services, and external sources.

Applicants should be educated to A level standard and hold a HNC in biological sciences or equivalent. Experience of all routine histological preparation procedures, including tissue processing and sectioning, H&E and special histochemical staining techniques and immunohistochemistry is essential. An understanding of in-situ hybridisation and other molecular procedures is desirable. The postholder will use specialist knowledge and techniques and will require excellent observational skills and the ability to remain focussed for long periods of time. Supervisory experience in a laboratory setting is essential.

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. It is essential that applicants should also be able to demonstrate good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise workloads.

Further information is available via the link below.

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: 16 November 2018

Please quote reference PP17092 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.

Research Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

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

Technician position in the laboratories of Professors Alex Webb (Department of Plant Sciences) and Ottoline Leyser (Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University)

Funded by the BBSRC, we are looking to appoint a technician to investigate the role of BIG, a protein of unknown function, in the regulation of the circadian clock and development in Arabidopsis. This is a collaboration between Professor Alex Webb and Professor Ottoline Leyser. The technician will form a team with a post-doctoral researcher and other members of our laboratories to perform RNAseq, genetic, physiological and protein-protein interaction identification studies. We are seeking applications from candidates with appropriate experience. Relevant laboratory experience is essential. Education up to BSc standard is desirable.

The appointment is for up to three years. We would like the appointee to be in place by 1 January 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.

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 PD17057 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.

Group Leader in Cancer Biology

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

The Gurdon Institute is a world-leading centre for research in cell, developmental and cancer biology at the University of Cambridge. Our 16 research groups address mechanisms that underlie development and disease through work in humans, model organisms, organoids and cell systems (https://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/research). We benefit from state-of-the-art facilities through core funding from both Wellcome and Cancer Research UK. Our scientists utilise diverse methods, including super-resolution imaging, single-cell analyses, high-throughput sequencing, and computational analyses and modelling. The Institute provides an exceptional and stimulating environment that promotes collaborative and interdisciplinary research in an inclusive, supportive and modern setting.

We seek to appoint a new group leader in the area of cancer biology. You will complement and expand our existing strengths, from mechanistic studies to developmental processes involved in cancer: maintenance of genomic integrity (Steve Jackson), cancer epigenetics (Tony Kouzarides, Eric Miska), stem cell biology and organoids (Meri Huch, Emma Rawlins, Ben Simons), human germ cell biology, epigenetic resetting and tumours (Azim Surani), brain tumours (Andrea Brand) and regulation of DNA replication and the cell cycle (Philip Zegerman).

This is an ideal opportunity to launch an ambitious research programme as an independent group leader. Candidates will have a PhD, have completed highly successful postdoctoral research, be well underway in establishing themselves as an internationally recognized expert in their field, and have breadth of knowledge across cancer research.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Establishing a strong track record of high impact research papers
  • Providing academic training and supervision for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers
  • Establishing research collaborations
  • Presenting research outcomes to international audiences
  • Applying for grant funding, and managing the group budget and resources

You will have full access to all of the Institute's resources and you will be supported by an exceptional team of core staff. You will also become a faculty member of a Department in the University of Cambridge and are encouraged to join the Cambridge Cancer Centre (https://crukcambridgecentre.org.uk). The Cambridge Cancer Centre is a major University-wide initiative supported by Cancer Research UK to promote engagement and research in Cancer Biology. The University of Cambridge provides access to outstanding colleagues and world-class PhD programmes. As a Gurdon Institute group leader, you will become part of the largest biomedical research campus in Europe encompassing the University and surrounding Institutes. We anticipate that funding will be available for up to 5 years in the first instance.

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

Please upload your CV, covering letter, publications list, a brief (2-3 page) outline of your future research plans. Applicants should also ensure that their referees can provide references within two weeks of the closing date. Informal enquiries are invited and can be directed to any of the Institute's group leaders or to glsearch@gurdon.cam.ac.uk. Please quote reference PR17059 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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

PhD Studentship x 8 (Fixed Term)

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

The Department of Pathology has an excellent reputation in pure biological and biomedical research and is offering eight fully funded* studentships** from October 2019 to work with one of the Research Group Leaders in this large and vibrant Department.

The list of available projects is shown below. Applicants can select up to a maximum of three supervisors/projects, although this is not a requirement. Applicants should hold or be about to achieve a First or Upper-Second (2.i) class degree in a relevant subject. Additionally, the Department requires that by the time of interview all potential students must have fulfilled the language requirements for admission. (http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/blpapdpth/requirements)

Supervisors and Projects available for October 2019:

Dr Isiah Barbieri: Understanding the role of the Guanosine Trimethylase TGS1 in Acute myeloid leukaemia

Dr Betty Chung: Early PI3-mediated translation response during intracellular bacterial and viral infection

Dr Paolo D'Avino: Characterization of the roles of PP1 phosphatases in cytokinesis

Prof Ming Du: Characterization of clonal evolution of T-cell lymphoma

Dr James Edgar: Tetherin exosomes

Prof Ian Goodfellow: Characterisation of the mechanism of norovirus VPg-dependent RNA synthesis.

Dr Nerea Irigoyen: Understanding Zika virus pathogenesis in human neurons

Dr Catherine Merrick: How do malaria parasites sense and respond to DNA damage?

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

The closing date for applications is 3 January 2019. Interviews will be held in the third week of January 2019

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

**The studentships are available to students who qualify for Home/EU fees. Further information about your fee status can be found at the following website: http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance/fees/what-my-fee-status

Applications from ineligible candidates will not be considered.

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

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

Please quote reference PK17049 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.

AstraZeneca/Pharmacology 4 year PhD studentships x 3 (Fixed Term)

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

Applications are invited for 4-year PhD studentship funded by AstraZeneca and the Department of Pharmacology. The student will be working on collaborative projects co-led by departmental supervisors and AstraZeneca scientists. Apart from carrying out research, in the first year, the student will have compulsory training in: 1) Statistics, 2) Analysis of Biological Data and 3) Systems Training in Maths, Informatics, Statistics and Computation Biology (SysMIC). The student will join a vibrant research community of PhD students and scientists working on various research themes such as; Cell Signalling, Cancer and Infectious Diseases, Macromolecular Structure, Neuropharmacology and Vascular Pharmacology.

Candidate We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual, capable of thinking and working independently. Applicants should have or shortly expect to obtain a minimum of a UK II.i Honours Degree (or equivalent) in Pharmacology or a related subject including Cellular or Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. Competition is intense and the successful applicant is expected to demonstrate high academic achievements. This position is open to UK/EU candidates only.

Funding Full funding covering the University Composition Fee and Maintenance (currently £17,000 pa), is provided for up to 4 years, with effect from 1 October 2019.

A summary of the projects available can be found at: http://www.phar.cam.ac.uk/postgraduate/studentships

Application process

All applications will need to be made through the University Application Portal: https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/blphpdphc/apply for further information about the programme and to access the Applicant Portal. Please note that the course code for PhD applications to Pharmacology is BLPH22. Whilst making your online application please make clear that you are applying for AZ funding and the 2-principal investigators you are interested in working with. Your online application will need to include:

  • Two academic references
  • Transcript
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English
  • Statement of interest (1500 characters)
  • Application cost £60 (you have 3 applications)

Informal inquires about individual projects should be directed to the supervisors listed above. Applications need to be submitted up 30th Nov 2018. Applications will be assessed as and when they are submitted. Interviews will take place between 15th and 31st, January 2019.

Applications from agencies will not be considered.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Amparo Saez (pharsect@hermes.cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PL17048 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.

Unestablished Clinical Anaesthetist

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Oct 12, 2018.

We require a Clinical Anaesthetist to join the anaesthesia team in the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital from 1 November 2018, or as soon after as possible. You will work within the team to assist in organising and managing the provision of anaesthesia and critical care services to the Department; participate in the practical and theoretical instruction of veterinary students and training of Clinical Training Scholars; and take part in the out-of-hours on-call rota. You will benefit from the state-of-the-art facilities in the Small Animal Hospital, and a strong team of support staff. The role will also include some equine and farm animal duties.

You should have significant experience in an animal hospital environment (experience of working in an ICU environment is desirable), have completed a recognised residency programme (RCVS, ACVA or ECVA) and have a veterinary degree registerable with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. A postgraduate Diploma in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia (ECVAA or ACVAA) or eligibility for one is desirable.

In return we can offer a supportive and engaging environment, additional payment for out-of-hours duties, generous paid annual leave for full time employees of 33 days, plus public holidays, generous and competitive staff benefits and services, including family friendly policies, numerous discounts on shopping, health care, financial services and public transport. We also offer defined benefits pension schemes and tax-efficient bicycle, car lease and charity-giving schemes.

For informal role specific enquiries about the role please contact Matthew McMillan on mwm32@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: 16 November 2018

Please quote reference PP17046 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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Four Year (1+3) PhD Programme in Stem Cell Biology & Medicine

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Oct 12, 2018.

Studentships starting October 2019

Stem Cell Biology

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

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

Cambridge Stem Cell Community

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

Programme Outline

During the first year students will:

-Perform laboratory rotations in three different participating groups working on both basic and translational stem cell biology.

-Study fundamental aspects of Stem Cell Biology through a series of teaching modules led by leaders in the field.

-Learn a variety of techniques, such as advanced imaging, flow cytometry, and management of complex data sets.

Students are expected to choose a laboratory for their thesis research by June 2020, and will then write a research proposal to be assessed for the MRes Degree in Stem Cell Biology. This assessment will also be used to determine whether students continue on to a 3-year PhD.

Physical Biology of Stem Cells

Incorporated into the 'Stem Cell Biology' Programme, opportunities are available specifically for candidates with a Physical, Computational or Mathematical Sciences background, wanting to apply their training to aspects of Stem Cell Biology *. Great inroads have been made towards understanding how stem cells generate tissue and sustain cell turnover, most of which have been made by studying the biochemistry of stem cells. Less is known of their function across scales - from molecules to tissue - or interaction with their physical environment. We aim to identify the importance of physical, chemical, mathematical and engineering considerations in stem cell functionality. This could include mathematical modelling, engineering controlled environments to control stem cell function, single molecule approaches to study molecular interactions, systems biology, or investigating stem cell's response to forces in its environment.

Eligibility

We welcome applications from those who hold (or expect to receive) a relevant Bachelor's or equivalent degree (minimum of a UK II.i Honours Degree or equivalent). You must have a passion for scientific research.

Stem Cell Biology and Medicine Programme (funding by Wellcome)

We welcome applications from EU and non-EU candidates. The Wellcome Trust provide full funding at the 'Home/EU' rate. Funding does not include overseas fees, so non-EU applicants will need to find alternative funding sources to cover these.

'Physical Biology of Stem Cells' Programme (funding by the MRC)

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

Application Process

Visit https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/join-us/study for full details, including how to apply.

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

The closing date is 4 January 2019, with interviews taking place 30 January 2019 - 1 February 2019.

Please quote reference PS17042 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.

SCTS in Anatomic Pathology

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

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

THE QUEEN'S VETERINARY SCHOOL HOSPITAL

SENIOR CLINICAL TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP IN ANATOMIC PATHOLOGY

Scholarship Award: £22,806 in Year One

Fixed-term: 3 years

This Scholarship is available from 1 December 2018, 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 Scholarship provides an outstanding opportunity to study for a postgraduate qualification, and it is expected that the Scholar will work towards the diploma exams of the European College of Veterinary Pathologists or the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, and/or the Fellowship exams of the Royal College of Pathologists.

You will be trained in diagnostic gross pathology and histopathology of all common domestic species with some additional exposure to zoo animal species and laboratory animals; will participate in the small-group teaching of veterinary students; and will undertake a research project. The training programme is approved by the European College of Veterinary Pathologists (ECVP), American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP), and the Royal College of Pathologists.

Applicants must be a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a veterinary degree qualifying them for membership. In order to comply with ECVP trainee registration requirements, the applicant must have worked or undergone training as a veterinarian in a field relevant to veterinary pathology for at least one year subsequent to graduation from veterinary school. A minimum of 12 months' experience of diagnostic pathology is desirable.

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

Completed application form, curriculum vitae and covering letter: email vetmed@hermes.cam.ac.uk by closing date.

Please quote reference PP17035 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing date: Sunday 11 November 2018

Interview date: Wednesday 21 November 2018

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Research Assistant x 2: The connectome of olfactory memory circuits in the adult fruit fly (Fixed term)

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

Two research assistant posts are available in the recently established Drosophila connectomics group headed by Greg Jefferis and Matthias Landgraf. The positions are funded by a £3.25M Wellcome Trust collaborative award to the Department of Zoology. Preferred start date from 3rd December 2018 but a later date may also be possible.

The research project is in collaboration with co-applicants from HHMI Janelia Research Campus in the US (Gerry Rubin, Davi Bock), the MRC LMB in Cambridge and the University of Oxford Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour (Scott Waddell). The project reconstructs neurons and their connections from a recently completed electron microscopy (EM) volume of a whole adult fly brain. This will enable a comprehensive understanding of the neural circuits basis of memory storage and retrieval.

You will work in a highly collaborative team using web-based software to trace neuronal structures and connections. Sophisticated data analysis tools will be used to identify traced neurons and to analyse their organisational logic. Experienced senior staff will give full training in neuron tracing, data analysis and the required Drosophila neuroanatomy. We are looking for highly motivated individuals with a background in biological or physical/computational sciences and a long-term interest in understanding the circuit basis of brain function and behaviour. In exchange we will work to develop your research skills and scientific independence. You will be expected to contribute directly to scientific publications and to present your work at UK and international conferences. This is an opportunity to join at the very beginning of one of the first large scale connectomics efforts that will have a major impact on circuit neuroscience.

Essential Experience/Attributes

  • Relevant BSc, or equivalent, to a good level in an appropriate subject (e.g. neuroscience, biological sciences or computer science/physical sciences).
  • Basic understanding of neuroscience
  • Strong desire to understand circuit basis of brain function and behaviour
  • Good communication skills (written and oral).
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Attention to detail

Desirable

  • Formal coursework in neuroscience
  • Prior research experience
  • Experience in analysing neural circuits
  • Experience working with electron microscopy data
  • Experience with Drosophila
  • Experience with computer programming / scripting / data analysis (e.g. R, Matlab, Python, unix shell)
  • Experience with Image Processing (e.g. Fiji / ImageJ)

Interview dates: Wednesday the 14th November to Friday the 23rd November 2018

Fixed-term: The funds for these posts are available up until 30 September 2020.

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 PF16998 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate in Structural Bioinformatics and Vaccinology (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Oct 05, 2018.

Applications are invited for this research position, funded by the BBSRC, on a project aiming to develop new vaccines for Emerging Viral Diseases.

The main focus of the research is to use computational methods, virus structure and sequence databases, Immunoglobulin gene sequencing and neutralising epitope data to computationally evolve improved methods design synthetic vaccine inserts for emerging viral diseases. We will be using glycoprotein-based vaccine approaches for Ebola and virus, Lassa viruses as a proof of principle in a consortium of UK partners and 1 Nigerian partner. The project will involve the bioinformatics analysis of viral sequences, antigen design using structural bioinformatics approaches, and epitope enrichment, using empirical data from existing monoclonal antibodies, as well as in silico predictions of epitopes. In addition to bioinformatics analysis, there is also a more traditional statistical component involved in the analysis of data from experiments on glycoprotein binding, pseudotype neutralisation by monoclonal antibodies, antibody competition and neutralisation by sera.

The project is based at the Lab of Viral Zoonotics (LVZ), Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge and this role is co-supervised by Professor Simon Frost, in collaboration with Professor Jonathan Heeney, head of the LVZ and PI of the BBSRC OVEL grant.

Applicants should have a PhD in the field, and a clear understanding of viral neutralisation. A background in the molecular biology of RNA viruses and analysis with computational skills. The candidate must be hard working, dedicated, able to meet deadlines and deliver. They must value teamwork and collaboration, have good administrative and interpersonal skills, and high computer literacy, including proficiency in data handling, and databases.

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

Further particulars for the role and information about the Department www.vet.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 your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

The interview date is 30 November 2018.

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

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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Oct 04, 2018.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position working within the laboratory of Dr Brian Ferguson in collaboration with Professor Clare Bryant. The post is funded by the BBSRC and is based at Department of Pathology in central Cambridge.

The successful candidate will undertake a research project in innate immunity, specifically investigating the molecular mechanisms of intracellular nucleic acid sensing during DNA virus infection in avian and mammalian species. A further research assistant position on the same project will shortly be available in the laboratory of Clare Bryant.

Candidates should have a PhD, or expect to obtain one shortly, and a track record of success in virology and/or immunology research. Relevant experience in innate immunity, DNA viruses or comparative immunology is desirable.

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, salary range of £25,728 to £29,799 (on the understanding that he/she will be appointed as a Research Associate, salary range £31,604 to £38,833, upon successful completion of his/her PhD). The higher Research Associate salary should be backdated to the submission date of their thesis.

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

Research Assistant possible duties/responsibilities include undertaking basic research and provide administrative support to colleagues; conduct and record the outcome of experiments and field work; analyse and interpret the results of own research and generate original ideas based on outcomes; conduct literature and database searches; write up results of own research; contribute to the production of research reports and publications; present information on research progress and outcomes to internal and external contacts.

Research Associate possible duties include developing research objectives and proposals for own or joint research; conduct individual and collaborative research projects; write up research work for presentation and publication; assist in the preparation of proposals and applications to external bodies; plan the use of research resources, laboratories and workshops as appropriate; may be required to assist in the supervision of student projects, provide instructions to students and deliver seminars relating to own research area.

The general duties/responsibilities which may be required for this post at either Research Assistant or Research Associate level are outlined in the Further Information Documents.

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

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

Please quote reference PK16912 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate in Molecular biology (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Oct 04, 2018.

A position is available for a highly motivated post-doctoral research associate to create an open source toolkit for local manufacturing of enzymes for molecular biology research in low-resourced contexts, including low and middle income countries and community labs. The project aims to overcome barriers in accessing these important research tools and build capacity to underpin emerging bioeconomies.

The successful applicant will join Dr Jenny Molloy's team in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge. The project will focus on curating a collection of off-patent enzymes for basic molecular biology techniques along with protocols for affordable manufacturing and purification. Techniques will include DNA assembly to generate constructs for combinatorial testing of off-patent binding domains with a range of substrates for purification. Findings will be translated into scaled-up protocols including context-relevant quality assurance methods and will be piloted in academic and social enterprise settings by collaborators based in Africa and Latin America.

The position is available to start immediately. The successful candidate will have a strong background in molecular biology including a PhD in a relevant area (or have submitted a PhD by the time of appointment). Experience with cell-free and in vivo protein expression and purification, synthetic biology approaches, protocol optimisation and quality assurance will be advantageous. An interest in open source technologies, sustainable development and frugal innovation is encouraged.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 6 months in the first instance. There is potential for an extension to 28 Feb 2020 subject to funding confirmation in Jan 2019.

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 a CV and covering letter describing how you meet the post specifications. Contact Dr Jenny Molloy (jcm80@cam.ac.uk) if you have any queries. If you do not receive a response from us one month after the closing date you should consider that your application has not been successful this time.

Please quote reference PD16974 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

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

Are you interested in using state of the art mass spectrometry techniques to develop new diagnostic markers for diseases and understand their underlying mechanisms? An exciting opportunity to work in the area of mass spectrometry based metabolomics has arisen with the appointment of a Research Associate in the Griffin group at the Department of Biochemistry, Central Cambridge. Using state of the art Mass Spectrometry and NMR spectroscopy, human and other biological tissues are processed to obtain complex spectra which, through careful analysis can led to many important medical breakthroughs e.g. novel biomarkers, measures of drug efficacy (as part of precision and stratified medicine approaches) or the discovery of key underlying biological mechanisms to human disease. In particular the group has a strong focus on aspects of the metabolic syndrome and why the inappropriate accumulation of lipids can produce cellular and tissue dysfunction.

Working as part of a team, the post holder will primarily be responsible for developing methods for lipidomics, particularly for developing new assays for different classes of lipids either using high resolution or targeted mass spectrometry. In addition the post holder may be involved in cell culture and molecular biology experiments and so general experience in a biochemistry laboratory would be an advantage. This role will involve a wide range of biological applications and analytical approaches and would suit someone with a degree of independence and the ability to problem solve.

The candidate should have at least a PhD (or equivalent) in analytical chemistry, metabolomics, proteomics or another related field which makes use of mass spectrometry and/or chromatography separation. Practical experience of modern mass spectrometry techniques are essential for this post. Good team working skills will be essential as will excellent communication skills and ability to work to deadlines whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year 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 Julian Griffin at jlg40@cam.ac.uk.

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

Please quote reference PH16937 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

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

Applications are invited for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate position, funded by the Wellcome Trust, to join an international team in the Department of Genetics in central Cambridge. The project is led by Dr Ben Steventon and is aimed towards understanding the role of mechanical forces in the growth control of neuromesodermal progenitors. The project will involve experiments using the precise spatio-temporal control of gene expression within zebrafish embryos.

We are looking for a highly motivated and well-organised person, with a PhD in Developmental Biology, ideally with experience in the study of mechanochemical signaling in the control of gene expression. The project will involve cutting-edge imaging techniques including the quantification of gene expression levels in situ, and the development of tools for manipulating gene expression levels within single cells in vivo. Experience in zebrafish micro-manipulation and oocyte maturation, gene-editing technologies and confocal imaging is essential. Experience in biochemical techniques such as protein extraction and purification are desirable.

For further details on this research, please visit steventonlab.wordpress.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 12 months in the first instance.

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

Please quote reference PC16949 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate - Biology and Disease Mechanisms of Drosophila Axonal Endoplasmic Reticulum (Fixed Term)

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

We wish to appoint a postdoctoral research associate, funded by a BBSRC grant, to work on the roles of spastic paraplegia gene products in formation of axonal endoplasmic reticulum, and identification of new genes and cellular processes involved in this.

Applicants should have a PhD in a biological science, and previous experience or strong interests in as many as possible of model organism genetics, genetic screens, neuronal cell biology, light or electron microscopy, live imaging, molecular biology, and bioinformatics.

For some background on the project, see: https://elifesciences.org/articles/23882.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Cahir O'Kane, c.okane@gen.cam.ac.uk, @OKaneCahir, http://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/okane

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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.

Please quote reference PC16947 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate in Aquatic Biogeochemistry & Microbial Diversity (Fixed Term)

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

The Ecosystems and Global Change Group led by Dr Andrew Tanentzap at the University of Cambridge (www.ecosystemchange.com) is seeking a full-time Post-Doctoral Research Associate (PDRA). The PDRA will join an exciting new ERC-funded project investigating the ecological and evolutionary Importance of molecular diversity in dissolved organic matter of European lakes. The post must start during February 2019.

The goal of the position is to map the biogeography of microbial communities and chemical diversity in dissolved organic matter. The PDRA will be responsible for planning and delivering a 100 lake survey spanning the entire extent of Europe during the 2019 growing season, so successful experience with project and team management is ideal.

The successful candidate must be a highly motivated scientist with a proven track record of publication in leading peer-reviewed journals that demonstrates innovation in applying theory to empirical datasets. They will have a PhD in ecology, biogeochemistry, or a related subject and considerable experience with all of the following: water chemistry sampling, environmental metagenomics, bio/cheminformatics, and statistical modelling. It is also an occupational requirement for the successful applicant to be able to drive due to the remote locations of fieldwork.

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 upload a CV and covering letter describing how you meet the post specifications. Contact Del Hawtin (jobs@plantsci.cam.ac.uk) if you have any queries. If you do not receive a response from us one month after the closing date you should consider that your application has not been successful this time.

Please quote reference PD16946 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Teaching/Gen Lab Technician (Histology and Teaching Laboratory)

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

This is an exciting opportunity to join a small team lead by Dr Fernando Constantino-Casas, primarily based in the histology/teaching laboratory with some responsibility to cover in the post mortem facility. The work is interesting and varied and will require the successful applicant to have excellent organisational skills and be flexible in their approach.

The work in the histology laboratory will include processing biopsy specimens, post mortem material, and other histological material. You will also be required to maintain audio-visual and electronic aids for teaching undergraduates and graduates and will be expected to provide an excellent service to the teaching laboratory, which will include managing the slide archive and museum specimens, setting up and assisting with practical classes in gross pathology, histology, parasitology, microbiology, and preparation of the room for teaching purposes of the Final Vet MB course.

Cover in the post mortem room will be required intermittently. This work will involve keeping the post mortem facility clean and running smoothly, and, more specifically, in assisting the duty pathologist with necropsy examinations, assisting in the set-up and delivery of practical classes, and arranging for disposal of biological/clinical waste. An ability to follow standard operating procedures and risk assessments is essential. Heavy lifting is sometimes required, and sharp instruments and hazardous chemicals are used on a regular basis. Familiarity with Health and Safety procedures in a working environment is desirable.

Applicants should be educated to GCSE level in English, Maths and a Science subject. An ability to work autonomously, attention to detail, the ability to work effectively and enthusiastically in a team, and excellent IT skills, are essential requirements. Applicants must be comfortable communicating with staff at all levels. Whilst prior experience of working in a histology laboratory is highly desirable, training in histological sectioning and staining may be offered in post if a candidate displays an aptitude for all other aspects of this role and has the essential skills listed above. Training will be given in all other aspects of the work.

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

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

For informal enquiries please contact Helen Boyle on hmab3@cam.ac.uk.

Interviews will be held on 8 November 2018

Please quote reference PP16230 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Microinjection Technician (Fixed Term)

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

Applications are invited for a Drosophila Microinjection Technician position in the Fly Facility at the Department of Genetics (www.flyfacility.gen.cam.ac.uk). The facility provides support for the Drosophila research community, including a microinjection service that is used by numerous fly groups across the UK and beyond. The Microinjection Technician will play an important role in delivering and developing the microinjection service, at a time when Drosophila genetics is undergoing revolutionary developments.

The post-holder will work closely with other facility staff to provide a high quality microinjection service. They will inject insect embryos as requested by facility users, and will perform post-injection work including screening for transformants and building transformant stocks. In addition, the post-holder will contribute to other Drosophila project work ongoing in the facility. As a member of the Fly Facility team, they will also be expected to provide support for the other facility services during staff absence or periods of exceptional demand.

The successful candidate will have a degree in biological sciences, familiarity with working in a research environment, and a good working knowledge of genetics, molecular biology and transgenics. Knowledge of Drosophila genetics and microinjection procedures would be desirable, but is not essential, as appropriate training will be provided.

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 1 year in the first instance.

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

Please quote reference PC16923 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate: (Fixed Term)

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

Developing cell-based assays for inhibitors of TRPV1-AKAP interaction.

A short-term postdoctoral position is available for a cell biologist working on a joint BBSRC-funded project between Dr Katherine Stott of the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, Central Cambridge, and Professor Peter McNaughton, of King's College London. Previous work in our labs has identified the interaction between the ion channel TRPV1 and a kinase anchoring protein (AKAP79) as a target for developing novel analgesics:

Btesh, J., Fischer, M. J., Stott, K. & McNaughton, P. A. Mapping the Binding Site of TRPV1 on AKAP79: Implications for Inflammatory Hyperalgesia. J. Neurosci. 33, 9184-9193 (2013).

The aim of the project is now to develop a cell-based assay to allow high-throughput screening for novel inhibitors, alongside a parallel project to enhance our knowledge of the structural biology of the interaction to aid in rational inhibitor design. Suitable candidates will have cell biology experience, e.g. heterologous protein expression in HEK or CHO cells. Prior experience of PPI reporter assay technologies such as split luciferase/NanoBiT would be useful, but not essential as full training will be given (https://www.promega.co.uk/resources/technologies/nanoluc-luciferase-redefining-reporter-assays/protein-protein-interactions/).

Candidates must either hold or be about to be awarded a PhD. The post-holder will be Cambridge-based, and will work closely with other members of the team who specialise in biochemistry, biophysics and structural biology.

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

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

Informal enquiries can be made to Katherine Stott at ks123@cam.ac.uk.

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

Please quote reference PH16894 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 26, 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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CTR Graduate Studentships

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 26, 2018.

The Centre for Trophoblast Research aims to fund up to two PhD studentships commencing in October 2019. 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 https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/

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.

Application procedure:
We encourage all applicants to make initial informal enquiries of individual members of the Centre regarding projects on offer at https://www.trophoblast.cam.ac.uk/opportunities/projects. 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

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 or 4 years in the first instance.

All elements of the application must arrive by 14 December 2018, and incomplete applications cannot be considered. 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 2019.

Please quote reference PM16887 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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CTR Next Generation Fellowships (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 26, 2018.

Next Generation Fellowships are aimed at promoting the career prospects of high-calibre individuals pursuing innovative research falling within the remit of the Centre, 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 (Grade 7 point 40-48, £31302-£39609 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.

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

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, candidates should submit a fully-costed research proposal (using the form available on https://www.trophoblast.cam.ac.uk/opportunities/fellowships), a copy of their CV and the names of 2 referees, as outlined on the website. The closing date is 14th December 2018 and interviews for short-listed candidates will be held towards the end of January 2019. Successful candidates will be expected to commence their Fellowship in October 2019, unless agreed otherwise with the Director.

Please quote reference PM16886 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Bioinformatician (Part Time, Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 25, 2018.

A position is open for a postdoctoral research associate to provide bioinformatic support in the lab of Professor Beverley Glover, based at the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge.

The appointee will provide bioinformatic training and support to PhD students and postdoctoral workers in the group. Group members are working on a wide range of projects involving different plant systems. However, there is currently need for support across several of these projects in two main technical areas: (1) assembling, analysing and comparing transcriptomes, particularly in the absence of reference genomes, and (2) assembling reduced genome sequence datasets (GBS and RAD-seq), calling and analysing SNPs within those datasets.

We are looking for a highly motivated post-doctoral scientist. The successful candidate must be able to train other scientists in the use of appropriate techniques, provide day-to-day backup and support in their analyses and trouble shoot problems. You will have a PhD in biostatistics, mathematics, statistics, computing, mathematical biology or a related subject as well as demonstrable experience, ability and practical success in biostatistics or bioinformatics. You will have proficiency in the use of statistical programming languages and have excellent data analysis skills, including experience with analysing RNAseq data and other next generation sequencing data.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 18 months in the first instance based on a 50% fte working pattern. The working pattern is flexible. The fte could be increased to 75% but the contract shortened to 12 months.

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

Please upload a CV and covering letter. Please indicate how many hours you would be looking to work in your cover letter. 50% fte = 18.5 hours per week. If you do not receive a response from us one month after the closing date you should consider that your application has not been successful this time.

Please quote reference PD16851 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant: Conservation Evidence Administrator (part-time)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 25, 2018.

We are looking for a research assistant to work with Prof. William Sutherland on the Conservation Evidence project in the Conservation Science Group. The successful candidate will be responsible for the administrative tasks required for the running of the Conservation Evidence project (www.conservationevidence.com). The job will also involve maintaining and updating a database of literature of evidence on the effectiveness of conservation interventions and providing relevant studies to authors developing synopses, and coordinating volunteers contributing to this database. You must be organized with excellent writing skills and a strong interest in biodiversity.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Conservation Evidence team in Cambridge. The project is funded by MAVA Foundation.

Essential required skills

  • Relevant BSc, MSc or equivalent, to a good level in an appropriate subject (e.g. biological science/zoology)
  • Experience of administration work
  • Fluent at writing in English
  • Ability to write clear, concise summaries of scientific information for a wide audience
  • Experience of organising meetings/workshops
  • Good general understanding of experimental design
  • Experience of database management
  • Good team worker
  • Good understanding of biodiversity and ecosystem services

Duties and responsibilities

  • Compiling databases of relevant literature on the effectiveness of conservation interventions
  • Maintaining a bibliographic database of all relevant references in collaboration with synopses authors
  • Maintaining the Conservation Evidence Website
  • Recruiting and overseeing volunteers to search the scientific literature for references to add to the Conservation Evidence database
  • Organizing logistics for workshops, meetings and conferences
  • Carrying out other general administrative duties relevant to the Conservation Evidence project
  • Maintaining databases of expenditure on budgets

Fixed-term: The grant funding this position is run on an annual basis until 30th June 2021. This part-time post is therefore initially available from 15 November 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter, until 30th June 2019, with a likely annual extension for an additional two years subject to availability of funds.

Interview date: Wednesday 14th November 2018

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 PF16850 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Marks and Spencer Professorship of Farm Animal Health, Food Science And Safety

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 25, 2018.

The Board of Electors to the Marks and Spencer Professorship of Farm Animal Health, Food Science and Safety invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work is broadly connected with veterinary public health or food hygiene (including pathogen biology and host-pathogen interactions) to take up appointment on 1 October 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will be internationally recognised in their field with an outstanding research track record. The candidate will have the vision, leadership, and enthusiasm to build and develop the type of leading research program commensurate with a research chair at the University of Cambridge.

Professorial duties include teaching, research, examining, supervision of graduate students and administration at both a departmental and university level. The Professorship will be based in Cambridge. A competitive salary will be offered.

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

Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be made online no later than 5 November 2018.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor James Wood (Convenor of Board of Electors) on jlnw2@cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PP16845 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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MRC Postdoctoral Fellow

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 25, 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 Unit is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including Cryo-EM and offers excellent opportunities for postdoctoral development. The Unit is part of the University of Cambridge; it is currently located at Leicester and will physically relocate to Cambridge in 2020.

We are looking to appoint an MRC Postdoctoral Fellow (PF) to work in the laboratory of Prof. Marion MacFarlane to carry out research into the 'Molecular Mechanisms of Cell Death'.

Our laboratory is focussed on investigating cell death pathways that are regulated in response to members of the TNF cytokine family and agents that trigger mitochondrial-dependent cell death, with a specific emphasis on mechanisms that regulate activation of cell death signalling complexes.

The aim of the project is to obtain novel insights on the regulation and 3D molecular architecture of key multiprotein signalling complexes that direct cell death/survival.

This is a three year training and development position during which you will receive a range of formal and on-the-job training to ensure you receive the skills relevant to your role and to help support your future career.

Applicants must have (or be in the final stages of receiving) a PhD in a relevant discipline and have experience in protein expression/the analysis of protein structure and function. Experience in Cryo-Electron Microscopy/analysis is desirable. The ability to publish high quality research in a peer reviewed journal; to be able to work both independently and as part of a team, together with excellent communication and problem solving skills are required.

This post requires you to hold a PhD in a relevant discipline. Whilst we welcome applications from those who have submitted but who have not yet been awarded their PhD, or are due to submit in the near future, please note that commencement of your appointment will be subject to the confirmation of the award which is expected to be within three months of the initial offer.

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

Fixed-term: 3 years.

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

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

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

Please quote reference PU16847 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Director of Research x 3

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

Director of Research x 3

Grade 12 £71,404

  • Epigenetics
  • Immunology
  • Computational Biology

The MRC Toxicology Unit is a leading International Research Institute within the School of Biological Sciences, University of Cambridge. The Unit delivers high impact mechanistic toxicology research, pursuing hypothesis-driven toxicological questions with a particular focus on the study of the causal links between exposure to endogenous and exogenous toxicants, molecular initiating events and adverse outcome pathways. The Unit's overall aims are to carry out pioneering research which leads to improved health and to train and mentor the next generation of toxicologists. Our research environment provides state-of-the-art research facilities including microscopy, Cryo-EM, flow cytometry, proteomics, bioinformatics and imaging. In addition, excellent opportunities exist for collaborative interactions with University of Cambridge researchers.

We are looking to appoint Directors of Research across three research themes: Gene-environment interactions following Toxic Exposure; Computational and Systems Biology; and Inflammatory responses and Immune Regulation. We are particularly interested in those with a strong research record in the following areas:

  • Epigenetics: determining how the DNA or RNA epigenome changes following exposure to pharmaceuticals/environmental agents, studies directed at obtaining mechanistic information about of the mode of action and physiological consequences of these epigenetic changes.

  • Immunology: studying the adverse effects on the immune system resulting from therapeutic exposure to biologics, including immune modulators and CAR- T cells, adverse immune responses to chemicals and environmental agents including respiratory tract allergies, allergic contact dermatitis or autoimmunity.

  • Computational Biology: carrying out in silico modelling studies, and/or experimental work, to generate new algorithms to predict toxicity of established and novel compounds.

As Director of Research you will develop the scientific strategy for your research programme and contribute to the strategic direction of the Unit. Leading a team of researchers and students you will contribute to the advancement of knowledge in your research subject, maintain an exceptionally successful programme of funding; collaborate externally and internally to advance thinking and disseminate your research in international papers and at international conferences.

Applicants must have a PhD and an international reputation within their field; they will have led original research in a relevant area and be able to build effective and sustainable international collaborative partnerships. They will have the vision, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths within the Unit as well as an established track record in attracting research grant support.

We offer a generous support package; including competitive salary, stable intramural MRC funding, core-funded postdoctoral posts and PhD studentships.

These posts are open-ended contracts funded by the Medical Research Council.

For further details about the MRC Toxicology Unit visit: http://www.mrc-tox.cam.ac.uk/

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter, CV and contact details of your referees with your application.

The closing date for this vacancy is 31st October 2018.

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

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

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

Please quote reference PU16742 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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