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Post-doctoral Research Associate (Fixed Term)

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

Post-doctoral Research Associate: Single molecule and super-resolution imaging of chromatin structure in mouse ES cells

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Associate who will be based in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge to carry out single molecule super-resolution imaging of chromatin structure and its assembly. You will join an MRC- and Wellcome Trust-funded research project focusing on understanding how the NuRD complex assembles and functions in mouse embryonic stem cells (mESC's). The work is carried out in a close collaboration involving Prof Ernest Laue at the Department of Biochemistry, Dr Brian Hendrich at the Stem Cell Institute and Professor David Klenerman at the Department of Chemistry.

This exciting and multi-disciplinary project exploits super-resolution fluorescence microscopy and single nucleus Hi-C experiments to study nuclear architecture (see Stevens et al., Nature, 2017, 544, 59-64; Lando et al., Nature Protocols, 2018, 13, 1034-1061; Lando et al., Nucleus, 2018, 9, 190-201). The project involves using molecular and cell biological techniques to tag particular proteins with photo-activatable fluorophores, and the study of these proteins in both fixed and live cells at the single molecule level.

The post would suit candidates with a strong multi-disciplinary background in single cell imaging and/or super- resolution microscopy. The successful candidate should have a PhD (or be close to completion).

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.

Further details about the post can be obtained from Prof Ernest Laue (e.d.laue@bioc.cam.ac.uk), Dr Brian Hendrich (Brian.Hendrich@cscr.cam.ac.uk) or Prof. Dave Klenerman (dk10012@cam.ac.uk).

Any enquiries relating to the application process please contact the HR team - personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PH15688 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

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

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

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

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 queries can be made to Ben Luisi bfl20@cam.ac.uk

Any enquiries relating to the application process please contact the HR team - personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PH15977 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Receptionist (Part Time)

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

A flexible, enthusiastic and approachable person is needed for part-time reception and clerical duties in a busy, lively, friendly research institute. More than 240 scientists, with 45 support staff, work in the Gurdon Institute's purpose-built facility in central Cambridge. The research groups work on projects ranging from breast cancer and brain development to liver regeneration and leukaemia.

Reception opens at 8:30 and closes at 17:00, Monday to Friday (fixed hours). The post will cover the morning hours from 8:30 to 12:30 (20 hours per week). Some flexibility in covering the hours of the afternoon post (12:30 to 17:00) during holiday periods would be helpful.

As the first point of contact for the Institute, you will need excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be professional and friendly. Main duties include telephone answering, greeting visitors, distributing mail, maintaining spreadsheets and databases, arranging courier deliveries and general administrative duties.

Essential skills for this post are:-

  • A good general education
  • Willingness to be flexible and versatile
  • Highly organised
  • Capacity to remain patient and tactful at all times and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and learn new skills quickly
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Ability to communicate in a friendly and professional manner with everyone
  • Computing skills

Some experience of working in a reception role and dealing with courier packages would be desirable.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 30 November 2018 in the first instance.

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

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Lynda Lockey (jobs@gurdon.cam.ac.uk, 01223 334088). Please quote reference PR15991 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.

Research Associate x 2 (Fixed Term) (Chalut Lab)

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

The Institute is a world-leading centre for stem cell research with a mission to transform human health through a deep understanding of stem and progenitor cell biology (http://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk) and is supported by the Wellcome and the Medical Research Council.

The Chalut lab's aim to understand (1) the fundamental mechanisms by stem cells undergo state transitions; and (2) how mechanical signalling is involved in those transitions. The lab uses a combination of diverse approaches, including stem cell biology, physical biology, quantitative modelling, microfluidics and micropatterning, molecular biology, genetic manipulation and imaging to understand the mechanisms of cell fate choice.

We are looking for two research associates with a proactive and flexible attitude to join a European Research Council (ERC) funded research project to illuminate the "Physical biology of pluripotency and differentiation".
Homepage of the team: https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/research/pis/chalut

Requirements:

For the first post, the ideal candidate has a background in stem cell biology or similar who is seeking to move in multidisciplinary directions with their expertise. There is no requirement for this candidate to have previous experience in physics or biotechnology. For the second post, the ideal candidate has a background in biotechnology who wants to apply their expertise to stem cell biology. Specifically, we are seeking researchers motivated to use and/or develop tools based in microfluidics, micropatterning and hydrogel substrates to probe cell fate choice. Candidates with experience in biophysics, quantitative biology or proteomics are also encouraged to apply. Some experience with either stem cell biology or developmental biology is strongly recommended. It is also of the utmost importance that the candidate is highly collaborative for this multidisciplinary project.

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

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

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

The closing date for all applications is 22nd July 2018 with shortlisting done very shortly afterwards and interviews scheduled for Monday 30th July 2018.

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 PS15988 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 21, 2018.

A postdoctoral position is available to work on a Wellcome Trust funded project to investigate the molecular mechanisms of regulation of alternative pre-mRNA splicing in the group of Prof. Chris Smith (https://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/research/uto/smithc).

The position will be based in the University of Cambridge, Department of Biochemistry, Tennis Court Road, Central Cambridge. The project focuses on the mechanisms by which regulatory RNA binding proteins, such as PTBP1 and RBPMS control splicing complex assembly at regulated splice sites, and builds upon our recent discovery of RBPMS as a master splicing regulator that acts in smooth muscle cells. It will involve a range of biochemical, molecular, proteomic, biophysical, structural and single-molecule techniques based in the PI's and collaborators labs. Candidates should have experience in two or more of the following areas: structural biology, biophysical analyses of protein-protein or protein-nucleic acid assemblies, molecular cell biology, pre-mRNA splicing/RNA biology, and bioinformatics.

The successful candidate will work in a research team comprising further post-doctoral researchers and Ph.D. students. They will need to have the initiative to work independently and as part of a team. The research will involve interaction with collaborators groups so good communication and interpersonal skills are required. In addition to carrying out research they will be expected to present research findings, contribute to writing manuscripts and supervise students in the laboratory.

The successful candidate will have a PhD or has recently submitted for a PhD.

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

Interested candidates are welcome to make informal enquiries to cwjs1@cam.ac.uk

Any enquiries relating to the application process please contact the HR team - personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PH15294 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Head Client Services Administrator (Large Animal) (Maternity Cover)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 21, 2018.

University of Cambridge Department of Veterinary Medicine

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

We have an exciting opportunity for a Head Client Services Administrator in the large animal section of the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital.

The Queen's Veterinary School Hospital is a teaching and referral hospital with a reputation both nationally and internationally as a centre for excellence in many areas of veterinary medicine.

The equine first opinion practice is being promoted as a stand-alone business unit within the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital. The Equine and Farm Animal Unit of the QVSH provides hospitalisation facilities for the ambulatory services and referral cases.

The role holder will oversee the Equine and Farm Animal Reception, and will take a hands-on approach, supervising a full time receptionist to ensure that the reception is run in an efficient manner and will be a champion in the delivery of excellent customer service.

You will be expected to work closely with clinicians and nurses in the two practices and the Hospital, and will liaise with clients, referring practices, charities and insurance companies in order to ensure the efficient delivery of clinical services.

The successful candidate must be efficient in Microsoft Office packages and have excellent communication skills with the ability to establish professional and effective working relationships with the wider team. Previous experience in a similar role and a management qualification would be advantageous.

Further details of the role and person speciation can be found in the further information document.

For informal enquiries please contact Julie Ingham on ji217@cam.ac.uk

Closing Date: 8 July 2018 Interviews will be held: 19 July 2018

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

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

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

Please quote reference PP15981 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Veterinary Radiographer

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 21, 2018.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE WEST CAMBRDIGE SITE

Queen's Veterinary School Hospital

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

We require a Veterinary Radiographer to join a team of qualified radiographers in this busy Veterinary Teaching Hospital, for three years in the first instance. Applicants should be qualified Diagnostic Radiographers holding either a BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography or other relevant degree/qualification or qualified Veterinary Nurses (preference will be given to Diploma holders).A minimum of two years post qualification experience is desirable. Exceptional candidates without these qualifications but who have a considerable amount of radiography experience in large and small animals will be considered.

The Veterinary Radiographer will be responsible for producing high quality clinical diagnostic images of small and large animals. The role holder will ensure radiation safety is understood by all workers and is complied with at all times and will also instruct students to x-ray animals to the highest possible standards with special regard to the radiation safety implications.

Duties include diagnostic radiography of both small animals (cats and dogs) and large animals (horses and farm animals). Experience of working in this field would be advantageous, but is not essential as full training will be given.

You must be an excellent communicator, capable of establishing and maintaining good relations with clinicians, veterinary students and colleagues.

Candidates who apply for the position are strongly encouraged to spend half a day in the Department to get a good understanding of the role, the Hospital and to meet the Radiography team prior to the interview. To arrange a visit please contact Vicky O'Mahony, Head Radiographer email: vo227@cam.ac.uk.

Closing Date: 12 August 2018

Interviews will be held: 4 September 2018

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

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

If you have any questions about this role please contact Julie Ingham on ji217@cam.ac.uk

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

Please quote reference PP15318 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 Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

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

Applications are invited for a Bowel and Cancer Research funded research associate position in the laboratory of Dr Ewan St. John Smith at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge. More information about the laboratory is available at www.phar.cam.ac.uk/research/Smith

We are looking for a motivated and innovative scientist to carry out a research project examining the function of 5-HT3 receptors in colonic sensory neurones. Drugs that inhibit 5-HT3 receptors can be clinically useful in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, but commonly cause constipation and this project aims to determine why that occurs. A variety of techniques will be employed, including: dorsal root ganglion neurone culture, single-cell qRT-PCR, imunohistochemistry, Ca2+ -imaging, behavioural work, retrograde tracing and ex vivo pelvic nerve recordings.

The role holder will be based in central Cambridge. The key duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: developing research objectives and conducting the research project, writing up research work for presentation and publication, continually updating knowledge and understanding in the research field, translating knowledge of advances in the subject area into research activity, managing own research and administrative activities, assisting in the preparation of proposals and applications to external bodies (e.g. for funding and contractual purposes), communicating material of a specialist or highly technical nature.

Applicants should have, or expect to obtain shortly, a PhD in neuroscience or a related discipline. Successful candidates who have not been awarded their PhD by the appointment date will be appointed as a Research Assistant at Grade 5 (£25,728-£29,799). Upon the award of the PhD the individual will be promoted to Research Associate, Grade 7 (£31,604-£38,833). Successful candidates will be expected to have demonstrable experience in one or more of the following areas: electrophysiology, animal surgery, behavioural work and Ca2+ -imaging; holding a valid Home Office Personal Licence is also desirable. You must be a careful and methodical worker, paying attention to accuracy 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.

The funds for this post are available for 1 year with effect from 1st October 2018 (a later start date is negotiable).

The salary range if appointed as a Research Assistant is £25,728 - £29,799 per annum and Research Associate is £31,604-38,833 per annum

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 from agencies will not be considered.

Informal enquiries about the position can be made to Dr Ewan St. John Smith (es336@cam.ac.uk).

The online application is to include your personal details, names and addresses of referees, as well as your CV, research publications list and cover letter. For enquiries about the online application process please contact Miss Amparo Saez at pharsect@hermes.cam.ac.uk.

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.

Please quote reference PL15960 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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Senior Research Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

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

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join Dr Uta Paszkowski's research project in Plant Sciences, whose research focuses on on molecular mechanisms underlying the formation and functioning of AM symbioses in rice and maize. (for more information visit http://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/research/utapaszkowski) The role will require ability to set up experiments under minimal supervision with due care and attention. Day to day tasks include growth and maintenance of rice plants, conducting DNA & RNA isolation, phenotyping of rice lines, recording data and providing results. The successful candidate will be responsible for following and ensuring strict safety procedures and safety checks. The ideal candidate will have a HNC-Level or equivalent qualification in a biological subject with experience in academic or commercial molecular biology, tissue culture, genetics and microbiology laboratories. It is important that the applicant has communication and interpersonal skills at a level that allows clear understanding between all group members and role holder of requirements and potential problems.

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

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a 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 notice that if you have not received any news from us 1 month after the closing date you should consider that on this occasion your application has not been successful.

Please quote reference PD15962 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate: Developmental Neuroscience

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

Applications are invited from highly motivated individuals who are interested in fundamental mechanisms of neuronal development. The postdoctoral Research Associate position is available to work with Dr. Jimena Berni and her group in the Department of Zoology, at the University of Cambridge. The position is funded for one year in the first instance, to start as soon as possible.

Our research focuses on the development of neural networks. Specifically, we work with the motor system of the Drosophila embryo and are investigating how Hox genes orchestrate the diversification of motor circuits during nervous system development. The overall aims of the project are: i) to investigate the regulation by Hox genes of segment specific morphologies in neuronal homologues; ii) to study the role of Hox genes for the specification of circuit function and for integration across different networks.

The project will be carried out in collaboration Prof. Jim Truman, Janelia Research Campus and Dr. Matthias Landgraf, University of Cambridge.

Candidates with experience working with Drosophila and a strong background in developmental biology, cell biology or neurobiology and a keen interest in developmental neuroscience are encouraged to apply. Expertise in genetics, imaging, behavioural experiments and/or molecular biology are desirable.

The successful candidate should be capable of working independently on this project, whilst integrated into an interactive and supportive research group. Enthusiasm, determination, creativity and rigor to work on this demanding research project are essential.

For information about research in Dr Berni's lab see https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/research/neurobiology-biomechanics-and-behaviour/berni-group

For informal enquiries about the position contact Dr Jimena Berni (jb672@cam.ac.uk).

Fixed-term: the funds for this post are available from 12 months in the first instance to start on the 20th of July or as soon as possible thereafter.

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

Please quote reference PF15933 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Theatre Assistant

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

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE West Cambridge Site

Limit of tenure: Three years in the first instance

We require a Theatre Assistant to provide support to a team of Theatre Nurses and another Theatre Assistant who will work as part of a larger team of nurses, clinicians, surgeons, anaesthetists and students within the Queens Veterinary School Hospital.

You will be responsible for assisting in the efficient running of the small animal suites, and will maintain the cleanliness of the small animal theatre suites (which include five surgical theatres, an endoscopy suite and dental room), surgical equipment and instruments and assist in restocking theatre consumables. This is a key role in ensuring that the theatres are operating at maximum capacity in a clean and sterile environment and that surgical equipment is clean and sterile for use in a timely manner.

No formal qualifications are required, and no previous experience of working in a Theatre is needed as full training will be given, however applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the ability to clean to an excellent standard and that they are able to maintain high standards of cleanliness. An interest in Theatre work and the ability to acquire new skills are essential. The role requires a good level of fitness due to the physical tasks involved in the role.

You should be familiar and comfortable with levels of animal contact and have a knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety in the workplace.

The ability to communicate well with all levels of staff and to work as part of a team is essential

This is a full time post working 36.5 hours a week.

If you have any questions about this role please contact Julie Ingham on ji217@cam.ac.uk

Closing date: 1st July 2018

Interviews will be held on 11th July 2018

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

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

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

Please quote reference PP15944 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Career Development Fellowships

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

Research Career Development Fellowships

Applications are invited for Research Career Development Fellowships in the Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge University. The positions are open to applicants of any nationality. With the intention of nurturing the next generation of researchers in interdisciplinary plant developmental biology, the Fellowships provide an opportunity for talented junior investigators to develop their own research programme and become creative leaders in the field.

The Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge University is a Research Institute located in central Cambridge, providing an outstanding scientific environment. It has excellent resources and core facilities, with state-of-the-art equipment including growth rooms, glasshouses, microscopy and computing facilities. It provides a collaborative research atmosphere where researchers can take risks in a supportive environment. We are seeking to appoint Career Development Fellows who can both contribute to and benefit from this environment. In particular we are looking for scientists with imaginative research ideas that will contribute to our quantitative understanding of plant development, by elucidating the links between genotype and phenotype in any appropriate study system, including theoretical approaches.

Applicants will typically have postdoctoral experience in a field related to the overall scientific focus of the Laboratory: plant development and its computational modelling. Applicants should be able to provide strong evidence of their potential to develop an independent research programme.

The Fellowships are for five years. Successful applicants will receive an initial three years of funding, with extension for a further two years contingent on a successful review and will hold an appointment with the University of Cambridge. Funds include full salary, ranging from £39,992 to £50,618, an additional 30% Gatsby distinction award, benefits and £50,000 p.a. of unrestricted research support. As they develop into independent researchers, Fellows will be encouraged to apply for external funding. 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/.

Further details about the post and guidance and on how to apply are available below.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 5 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. Complete the requested information and upload a full CV, a research proposal for five years, and the names of at least three referees (see guidance how to apply below).

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

All enquiries should be directed to enquiries@slcu.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PT15926 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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ESRC Knowledge Exchange Studentship

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

Applications are invited for a 3-year ESRC Targeted PhD studentship in the area of Lifelong Learning starting in October 2018 or January 2019 at the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge. The successful candidate will conduct research under the supervision of Prof Zoe Kourtzi at the Adaptive Brain Lab (http://www.abg.psychol.cam.ac.uk).

The project aims to understand how humans of all ages translate sensory experience into complex decisions and adaptive behaviours by taking into account previous experience and learning.We address this challenge using an interdisciplinary approach that combines behavioural paradigms, psychological assessment, brain imaging and computational modelling. We apply these techniques to study the young and ageing brain and understand the factors (social, environmental, biological) that mediate adaptive behaviours across the lifespan. Our team works with computer scientists and industrial partners that develop online tests and mobile apps to translate our research to user-friendly tools that can be used to assess and promote individual learning ability at large-scale populations

Eligibility and Funding:

Candidates should have a first or upper second class degree in psychology, neuroscience, computer science, engineering, physics or mathematics and meet the University of Cambridge entrance requirements - see: http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/entry-requirements

All applicants must meet the ESRC funding eligibility requirements outlined at: http://www.esrc.ac.uk/skills-and-careers/studentships/prospective-students/am-i-eligible-for-an-esrc-studentship/

UK and EU students who meet the UK residency requirements will be eligible for a full studentship, which includes University and College fees as well as an annual stipend at UK Research Council rates (TBC). Students from EU countries who do not meet the residency requirements may still be eligible for a fees-only award.

Candidates from Overseas are not eligible for this studentship and should not apply.

Application process:

To apply please complete the University GRADSAF application form by Wednesday 11 July 2018. The course code is BLPC22 (PhD in Psychology).

https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/how-do-i-apply

With your GRADSAF application you will be required to submit (i) a draft research proposal outlining your suitability, why you are interested in pursuing a PhD in this area, your background and research interests. (ii) your CV stating your citizenship and years of residence in the UK (iii) copies of your academic transcripts (iv) details of two academic referees.

Please inform Mrs Dawn Ellis (dle31@cam.ac.uk) when you have made an application, please add 'ESRC Knowledge Exchange Studentship: Individualised Lifelong Learning' to the subject line of your e-mail.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview within two weeks from the application deadline.

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

Informal enquiries about the project may be made to Professor Zoe Kourtzi (zk240@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PJ15925 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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Secretariat Supervisor

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

Applications are invited for the post of Secretariat Supervisor in the Department of Biochemistry.

The Department of Biochemistry is a member of the School of the Biological Sciences and one of the largest departments in the University of Cambridge. The Department is housed in several buildings in central Cambridge.

It has a highly active research and teaching programme. Excellence in these activities is underpinned by a technical and administrative support structure. Reporting to the Administrative Officer, this role is central to the provision of that administrative support.

The role-holder's primary function is to supervise, and be a part of, the departmental Secretariat which provides a broad range of administrative and secretarial services to the Department. As well as managing their own work load, the role holder is responsible for the timetabling and assignment of duties to other members of the secretariat and ensure that the Reception areas within departmental buildings are manned. For secretariat staff the role-holder is responsible for their recruitment, induction, training and performance management.

Additionally, the role holder will be responsible for the arrangement and budgetary control of key departmental events and act as Secretary to the IT Committee and other committees as required.

This is a varied role and it is essential that the candidate demonstrates a flexible and adaptable approach to accommodate the varying aspects of the post; the ability to effectively prioritise tasks; management of both their own and the team workload and working to deadlines.

Applications must be received by 5pm on the closing date.

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

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

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 Debbie Canham ¿ dac77@cam.ac.uk. Any enquiries relating to the application process please contact the Personnel Team personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PH15865 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 Jun 13, 2018.

We are looking for a full-time Research Assistant to join the group of Dr. Felipe Karam Teixeira at the Department of Genetics (https://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/karam-teixeira). The successful candidate will be responsible for applying a number of molecular genetics techniques to support a range of projects being carried out in our research group - we are primarily interested on germline development and we use Drosophila as a model system.

Experience in standard molecular biology techniques (including genotyping, cloning, and RT-qPCR) is essential. Prior experience in fly genetics would be an advantage, although training can be provided where necessary. Other duties also include purchasing laboratory reagents and contributing to the maintenance of the lab.

Candidates should have a B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree in a relevant biological subject. The successful candidate should show initiative, possess good communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team. Excellent organisation and record keeping skills are necessary.

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.

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.

Questions regarding this post should be directed to Dr Karam Teixeira via email fk319@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PC15869 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Laboratory Technician Apprentice Level 3 (Fixed Term)

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

Level 3 Laboratory Technician Apprentice

Start date: 3rd September 2018 Salary: £14,304.00 (increases subject to progress) Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

The Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University is recruiting an apprentice to their training scheme to start in September 2018. The scheme offers: - Full advanced apprenticeship NVQ Level 3 training in conjunction with Cambridge Regional College, including vocational and technical certificate courses; - A very broad range of experience in a variety of workshops and research groups; - A supportive working environment and mentoring scheme; - Involvement with world-leading research activity.

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

The role holder will undertake training and provide, increasingly over the period of the apprenticeship, support for The Sainsbury Laboratory research laboratory and horticulture teams, as appropriate. The main functions of this role are: - Supply high quality media, consumables and glassware to the research areas, maintaining good stock levels and ensuring sterility. - Handle waste adhering to local biosafety rules and GM legislation. - Routine monitoring/calibration of and recording data from plant growth areas and instruments such as pH meters. - Other routine tasks as required by the Senior Technical Officer and Horticulture Facility Manager.

As the apprenticeship progresses, the role holder is expected to work with increasing independence and to undertake simple work, or to diagnose and solve straightforward problems (e.g. a leak on an instrument) with minimal guidance plus potentially contribute to some of the Department's key support services available to both internal people, members of other Department's within the University and industry collaborators.

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

Informal enquiries apart from the formal application should be directed to Dr Sally Ward at sally.ward@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.

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

To submit an application for this vacancy: click on the link in the 'Apply online' section of the advert published on the University's Job Opportunities pages. This will take you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already done so) and log in before completing the online application form. Please upload the following documents: curriculum vitae; brief statement (no more than one side of A4) about how your experience fits the profile for this role.

Please quote reference PT15867 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Research Associate (Fixed Term)

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

Applications are invited for an experienced and enthusiastic cognitive neuroscientist with strong computational skills to work on an ERC Advanced Investigator grant on the neurobiology of language processing using MEG neuroimaging and fMRI data-sets.

The applicant will join the Department of Psychology, as a member of the Centre for Speech, Language and the Brain (at the University of Cambridge http://cslb.psychol.cam.ac.uk), an inter-disciplinary team led by Professor Lorraine Tyler. The Centre 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 and fMRI data-sets, and in particular multivariate analysis methods such as Representational Similarity Analyses.

Applicants must have a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, psychology, computer science, or a related discipline. They are expected to have an interest in the neurobiology of cognitive functions, advanced statistical skills, and excellent computer programming (especially MATLAB and/or Python) skills. Experience of MEG analyses, particularly in using multivariate neuroimaging methods for MEG data and MEG source localization methods, are highly desirable. Relevant post-doctoral experience is an advantage. Given the nature of the research, candidates should be fully fluent in English.

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

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

Informal inquiries can be made to Professor Tyler (lktyler@csl.psychol.cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 15 July 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ15880 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate - Chloroplast Synthetic Biology (Fixed Term)

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

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in Prof. Alison Smith's lab in the Cambridge Plant Sciences Department to join a project that will (re)design the chloroplast genome of the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. This exciting project is newly funded by the BBSRC, and offers the opportunity to make the first completely synthetic genome - Chloroplast SynBio 2.0.

This three-year post is joint with the group of Prof. Saul Purton, Structural and Molecular Biology, University College of London. The post-holder will therefore coordinate and manage their research with a second PDRA in the Purton group to ensure that key milestones are met and deliverables achieved. The project will involve the development of a suite of SynBio parts and orthogonal tools, and the defining of parameters for minimising and redesigning the chloroplast genome.

The successful candidate must hold a PhD degree in the area of Synthetic Biology/Molecular Biology/Genetic Engineering. S/he will have demonstrable experience of successful design and undertaking of research in this field, and publication of results. S/he is expected to have experience of collaborative working, and supporting the research training and teaching efforts within a University environment. The successful candidate should have the capacity to communicate effectively, work as part of a team, and take a lead role in the design and execution of the research programme as required. In addition, the PDRA will be expected to be involved in supporting junior scientists in the laboratory.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance. You must be able to start by 1st 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.

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.

For further information please email algae@plantsci.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PD15853 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

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

Research Associate Sainsbury Laboratory

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the group of Dr Edwige Moyroud at the Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University. The successful candidate will conduct fundamental research aimed at understanding the genetic basis of floral pattern evolution. The successful candidate will combine genomics and transcriptomic approaches to (1) resolve the evolutionary relationships within a subgroup of Hibiscus species and to (2) study the mechanisms accounting for pattern variation on the Hibiscus petal during the evolution of this subgroup.

This post requires candidates of exceptional ability who are enthusiastic about using both computational tools and experimental approaches to understand the mechanisms behind flower development and evolution, with excellent genetic and bioinformatic skills.

Candidates must have, or be close to obtaining, a PhD in Evolutionary Biology or Computational Biology. Successful candidates will be experienced in producing next-generation sequencing data and in using modern statistical phylogenetic approaches to analyse large datasets. Experience working with phylogenomic methods, as well as a strong knowledge of the associated theories behind those methods, is essential. Candidates must have advanced bioinformatic skills and the ability to develop novel algorithms and computational programs to tackle challenging evo-devo questions. Previous experience using transcriptomics to reconstruct evolutionary relationships and knowledge of the mechanisms governing flowering plant evolution would also be advantageous. The candidate will also have a keen interest in working with an emerging model system.

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 will be required to assist in the supervision of student projects, provide instructions to students and deliver seminars relating to their research area. The Moyroud group is looking for a strong team player, enthusiastic to join a young Lab that is developing as a diverse and interdisciplinary team. Strong communication skills are required to assist with training and to interact with group members and other researchers at SLCU with different scientific backgrounds.

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

  • Salary £31,604.00 - £38,833.00
  • Fixed Term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance.
  • The post is full time and available immediately.
  • Closing date: 11 July 2018

Scientific enquiries apart from the formal application should be directed to Dr Edwige Moyroud at edwige.moyroud@slcu.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.

To submit an application for this vacancy: click on the link in the 'Apply online' section of the advert published on the University's Job Opportunities pages. This will take you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already done so) and log in before completing the online application form. Please upload the following documents: curriculum vitae; brief statement (no more than one side of A4) about how your experience fits the profile for this role.

Please quote reference PT15854 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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.

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

PhD Studentship (Fixed Term)

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

PhD studentship in Deep Learning of disease-vector biology: hacking the mechanism of mosquito adaptation and pathogenic immune evasion.

Thanks to a grant from the National Productivity and Investment Fund and the BBSRC the University of Cambridge is able to offer four fully funded PhD's in the area of artificial intelligence and Data-Driving Economy. All projects have been created jointly by a University of Cambridge Department or Partner Institute and an Industrial Partner Company.

Successful candidates must be able to start their PhD before the end of December 2018.

Students will become part of the BBSRC DTP Cohort offering an extra level of support and training opportunities. Candidates are asked to select a project from the list below and apply to the corresponding department by the 30th June, 12 noon to be considered for one of the 4 studentships.

Short Description This project will apply deep learning and Bayesian approaches to characterizing functional elements in the mosquito genome. The predictions will be used to gain an understanding of how the malaria parasite evades the host immune system, and will be validated experimentally using structural, molecular and cell biological techniques.

Academic Supervisors - Dr Monique Gangloff and Professor Nick Gay (University of Cambridge) Industry Supervisors - Dr Jonathan Ward and Professor Thomas Hain (Fetch.ai)

Entry requirements Applicants for this research project must be UK citizens to obtain full funding. They must have obtained a First or Upper Second Class UK Honours degree, or the equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK, in an appropriate area of science or technology. Experience in computer coding, algorithms, data analysis is desirable.

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

Please apply by 30th June, 12 noon to be considered for one of the 4 studentships.

Please send your application and for all enquiries to mg308@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH15820 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 Jun 08, 2018.

We are looking for a Research Assistant for our exciting research project to study Antarctic snow algae communities. You will join and support our team who is studying the genomic and metabolomic composition of the field communities collected from our recent research expeditions to Antarctica. Your contribution to the project will be to isolate and culture field-collected polar algae for laboratory and pilot plant experiments, extract RNA and DNA from the field and laboratory grown samples for subsequent genomic (PCR, metabarcoding) analysis, and to extract metabolites for analysis by HPLC-MS and GC-MS. You will also support the project by maintaining and ordering equipment and materials. You will have experience with handling micro-organisms and/or expedition planning, and have excellent record-keeping and data input skills. You will also have the opportunity to give presentations and contribute to meetings within the group, at BAS HQ and at other meetings in the UK and internationally.

Snow algae live on snow fields in the Arctic and Antarctica, and may well be the most abundant primary producers in these regions. Despite their ecological importance however, our knowledge of their distribution and growth habits is limited to a few locations. This project will use remote satellite imagery, coupled with measurements in the field (ground-truthing), to estimate the area and biomass contributed by snow algae in several Antarctic locations. It will also carry out a detailed study of the genetic variation of these algae, and the composition of bacteria and other organisms found associated with snow algal communities. The project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, has two complementary objectives: 1. to estimate the large-scale biogeographic distribution of snow algae, using satellite remote sensing, and by field biomass and carbon sequestration measurements; and 2. to determine the patterns of genetic and metabolic diversity in native communities of snow algae. Objective 1 will allow us to provide a first estimate of the overall contribution of snow algae to the carbon budget in regions of Antarctica, whilst Objective 2 will demonstrate the extent of endemism, and determine whether community composition affects the productivity of snow algae.

It is essential that you a degree (BSc or MSc) in a relevant subject (Biological Sciences, Biotechnology), have experience of working within a plant laboratory environment and ability to work safely in a team and individually with good laboratory management and record keeping skills.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 2 years. If you start after 31st July 2018 your contract end date will be 31 July 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 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.

For further information please contact Dr Davey mpd39@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PD15833 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Cleaner/Kitchen Assistant (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 07, 2018.

We are looking for an active person to join our existing domestic team. A willingness to be flexible and reliable are essential as is the willingness to start work at 6.00 a.m. Cleaning duties include tasks such as laboratory glass washing, floor (using mechanical or manual methods), toilet and general cleaning. Kitchen assistant duties include tasks such as serving customers and ensuring that all food is stored and served in line with the current Health and Safety and Food Hygiene rules and regulations.

The successful candidate should have good communications skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team and be able to priortise their workload. Previous experience would be desirable but not essential. Full training to be provided.

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

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

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

Enquires can be directed to Amy Marshall (am2440@cam.ac.uk) and Debbie Canham (dac77@cam.ac.uk)

Any enquiries relating to the application process please contact the HR team - personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PH15806 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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PhD Studentship in Directed Protein Evolution

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 07, 2018.

Mechanism-based Ultrahigh Throughput Enzyme Evolution in Droplets

A graduate studentship leading to the award of a PhD is available from 1 October 2018 (or 1 January 2018) to work at Cambridge University in the Biochemistry Department (with Dr. F. Hollfelder - http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/hollfelder). The studentship is in the context of the EU Marie-Curie network EvoDrops) on Directed Protein Evolution for Synthetic Biology and Biocatalysis.

Efficient exploration of sequence space requires new technologies that connect genotype and phenotype. Using droplet compartmentalization we have developed systems in which evolution of binders or catalysts is possible completely in vitro. These powerful technologies will be further developed, to select functional proteins from large libraries, so that they have programmed binding and recognition properties. We hope to develop strategies for evolution that are inspired by insight into enzyme mechanism that will enhance our understanding of how enzyme accelerate reactions.

Candidates will be mainly based in the Biochemistry Department (in central Cambridge), but also work for extended secondments in the labs of the academic and industrial netwok partners in Glasgow, Zürich, Paris, Bordeaux, Vilnius and Warzaw. All students take part in a training programme that includes workshops, meetings and courses given by all network partners.

Applicants should have a first (or upper second) class degree in biochemistry, biotechnology, chemistry or a related, relevant subject. Specific skills in protein engineering, directed evolution, chemical and kinetic analysis of enzyme mechanisms, organic synthesis and familiarity with molecular biology techniques (e.g. phage or ribosome display, cloning, DNA manipulation, preparation and handling of DNA libraries) are advantages.

The full stipend will be paid at rates of the EU Marie-Curie programme for the 3 year duration of the award.

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

Applications should contain a description of your research interests (e.g. as part of the cover letter) and your detailed CV (with exam marks and all relevant practical experience). Please also include the names and email-addresses of at least two referees, who know you from your courses or laboratory research work.

Send your application by email to studentships@bioc.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH15805 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Post-doctoral Research Associate in Ultrahigh-throughput Exploration of Metagenomic Libraries (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 07, 2018.

A postdoctoral position is available for 12 months (with a possibility of extension) from 1 September 2018 (or later) to work with Florian Hollfelder based in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge on ultrahigh-throughput exploration of metagenomics libraries. Metagenomes comprise enormous reservoirs coding for proteins with useful activities, but harvesting this potential is difficult, because useful candidates are rare and hidden in an overwhelming majority of irrelevant genes. Traditionally screening campaigns of metagenomic libraries thus have required massive capital-expenditure for robotic systems and much manpower, making them expensive, slow and available to very few users.

We have shown (Colin et al. Nature Communications 2015, 6:10008. doi: 10.1038/ncomms10008) that exploration and exploitation of the metagenome is accelerated and made more successful by ultrahigh-throughput screening in picoliter droplets: allowing throughput of tens of millions of assays per hour, at dramatically lower cost (and work!) per assay. We now want to use this platform technology to identify enzymes for biosynthesis of therapeutic small molecules, for green bioenergy conversion, bioremediation, food chemistry and other industrial applications. The postdoc project involves establishment of suitable assays for these tasks in microdroplet format, building environmental metagenomics libraries and looking for new catalysts that are then characterised mechanistically and structurally.

Candidates with a background (and published track record) in protein engineering, mechanistic enzymology, organic synthesis and microfluidic engineering are especially welcome. The work is part of the EU Project 'Metafluidics' that involves collaborations with companies and academic groups in Spain, Denmark, Norway, France, Portugal and the UK.

The successful candidate should have (or be close to completion) a PhD in a relevant subject.

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

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

Informal enquires can be made by contacting Professor Florian Hollfelder, email: fh111@cam.ac.uk

Any enquiries relating to the application process please contact the HR team - personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PH15795 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Training Network Manager ES-Cat

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 07, 2018.

A vacancy has arisen for an EU Research Training Network Manager to take the leading role in managing a European Research Training Network in Directed Protein Evolution for Synthetic Biology and Biocatalysis (ES-Cat - https://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/hollfelder/Research/es-cat).

The role which will be based in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge involves scientific coordination of research training projects, dealing with contacts at all levels, both within and outside of the university, organisation of training events, workshops and summer schools and leading the reporting of project results. In addition to acting as liaison between the network partners throughout Europe and at the European Commission, you will provide general support to the Co-ordinator and his group within the department, including management of the funding of the network (approx. €3.8 million each), coordination of scientific visits, recruitment of young researchers. The ability to work independently with self-motivation and to take initiative is key to being successful in this role that carries considerable responsibility.

The ideal candidate will have a university degree in Chemistry of Biology (or other relevant areas) and doctoral and postdoctoral experience in research projects in these areas. You will have excellent communication and organisational skills and a flexible approach to work. Good IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and possibly website design programmes) will be essential. The ability to work independently and to take initiative is absolutely crucial, given the varied tasks the appointee will be involved in. The position is available from mid July 2018.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until the end of February 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.

Any enquiries relating to the application process please contact the HR team - personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PH15798 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Teaching Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 07, 2018.

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

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

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

This is a full-time position, Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

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

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

Informal inquiries about the role can be made by contacting Sio Ball - slrb2@cam.ac.uk

Any enquiries relating to the application process please contact the HR team - personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PH15793 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Teaching/Research Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 07, 2018.

A Laboratory Technician is required to join a small team servicing undergraduate practical classes and providing support to one or more research groups in the Department of Biochemistry. During University term time the primary role will be to assist in the preparation of reagents and equipment allocation for classes, setting out of teaching materials, ensuring equipment is in good working order and answering student enquiries. When classes are not operating and out of term it is anticipated that the role holder will support nominated research groups. The teaching labs also host external events and outreach activities which this position will support. Typically the position will support teaching for around 80% of the time during term and the opposite ratio in favour of research groups outside term. Working with a small number of research groups will allow the successful candidate to build relationships with the groups and their science.

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

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

This is a full-time position, Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

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

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

Informal inquiries about the role can be made by contacting Sio Ball - slrb2@cam.ac.uk

Any enquiries relating to the application process please contact the HR team - personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PH15819 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

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

A position is available for a highly motivated post-doctoral research associate working on the spatial regulation of photosynthesis gene expression and evolution of C4 photosynthesis.

The successful applicant will join Professor Julian Hibberd's laboratory in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge. The project will focus on understanding mechanisms that regulate gene expression in specific cells of leaves, by assessing cell specific gene expression, patterns of transcription factor binding and then the relationships between the two phenomena. Functional testing will be undertaken via gene editing and the main chassis for this work will be A. thaliana. Findings will be relevant to photosynthesis generally and the C4 pathway in particular.

The position is available from October 2018 onwards. The successful candidate will have a strong background in plant molecular biology including a PhD in a relevant area. Experience with spatial regulation of gene expression, synthetic biology approaches and evolution will be advantageous. Information on the laboratory is available at hibberdlab.com.

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 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.

For further information please email Prof Julian Hibberd on jmh65@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PD15796 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 Jun 06, 2018.

We are looking for a bright and resourceful cognitive scientist who is passionate about using their understanding of human behaviour to have a positive impact on industry and the wider world. This is a unique opportunity to apply and learn new skills in a growing and globally relevant industry

The project is a Knowledge Transfer Partnership between the University of Cambridge and data-visualization specialists Vizzuality. Vizzuality create tools and applications that visualise data to inspire learning and catalyse new actions or decisions that bring lasting benefit to society and the environment (examples of their work are available here: www.vizzuality.com). The objective of this project is to apply the knowledge and approaches of cognitive science to identify techniques that increase the effectiveness and impact of these data visualisations. The knowledge generated in this project would then help Vizzuality create experiences that leads to greater learning and action to tackle sustainability challenges around the world.

You will be based at Vizzuality in Cambridge, and will be jointly supervised by the company and by Drs William Skylark and Greg Davis from the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge. You will review current approaches to visualization across the sector and within the company, and will employ user-testing to understand how users and clients use and process different kinds of visualization. Using cognitive science theory and techniques including eye-tracking, qualitative user-testing, and large-scale web-based data collection, you will develop clear insights into the consequences of different visualization decisions. Using those insights, you will help develop new visualization tools and to embed your work into the company's future activities.

The ideal candidate will have a degree and preferably a PhD in Psychology or a closely-related cognitive science discipline (e.g., human-computer interaction), with a background in human visual cognition and/or decision-making. They will have extensive experience of collecting and interpreting data from human participants, including sophisticated data-analysis skills. You would also need to have strong communication skills, including the ability to identify key points and share them in a concise and clear way.

The post holder must be keen to work in a non-academic environment; although the project involves cognitive science, it is first and foremost an opportunity to use science in a practical setting with the scope for real impact on business and society. Prior experience of collaborating with non-academic partners (e.g., businesses, government departments, or charities) may be an advantage.

Due to funding restrictions, the post holder must be able to start before August 14th, 2018.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 July 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 inquiries about this post may be sent to William Skylark wjm22@cam.ac.uk or Jamie.gibson@vizzuality.com

Please note the closing date for applications is 25th June 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ15791 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate: Computational analyses of influenza virus evolution

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

We invite applications for postdoctoral Research Associate position to join the Centre for Pathogen Evolution in the Department of Zoology, located in Central Cambridge.

The appointment will be for a period of two years starting on 1 August or as soon as possible thereafter. The research focus is to design and develop analytical, computational, and mathematical methods to understand the fundamental processes that govern the evolution of influenza viruses. The aim is to translate this understanding into the prediction of possible future antigenic variants to guide currently funded phase II clinical trials of next generation influenza vaccines. Our research is highly interdisciplinary and involves substantial global collaboration with experimental virologists, immunologists and clinicians to quantify the selection pressures on influenza viruses to better understand their evolutionary dynamics, and to inform control strategies. The project position, which is funded by US government funding agency BARDA is to start on 1 August 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience for the Role.

  • PhD in an appropriate area (eg, genetics, virology, statistics, mathematics);
  • Excellent analytic, design, and scientific skills;
  • Ambition, drive, strong work ethic, and good interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • The ability to organise time and work effectively, independently and responsibly in a research team setting;
  • Enthusiasm to interact with colleagues in a multi-disciplinary and collaborative environment;
  • The ability to engage in continuing professional development and to keep relevant specialist knowledge up-to-date.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The responsibility of this position is to contribute to analysis and scientific understanding of pathogen evolution as a member of Professor Derek Smith's research group within the Department of Zoology;
  • The post holder will be expected to participate in the dissemination of research through publications and oral presentations both within the department and at conferences;
  • The post holder may also be expected to advise, train, and co-supervise PhD students and other junior or visiting postdoctoral researchers within the group, and to periodically write reports for funding bodies and other supporting institutions.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 24 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 quote reference PF15778 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate: Computational analyses of influenza virus evolution

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

We invite applications for postdoctoral Research Associate position to join the Centre for Pathogen Evolution in the Department of Zoology, located in Central Cambridge. The appointment will be for a period of up to two years starting on 1 August 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The research focus is to design and develop analytical, computational, and mathematical methods to understand the fundamental processes that govern the evolution of influenza viruses. The aim is to translate this understanding into the prediction of possible future antigenic variants to guide currently funded phase II clinical trials of next generation influenza vaccines. Our research is highly interdisciplinary and involves substantial global collaboration with experimental virologists, immunologists and clinicians to quantify the selection pressures on influenza viruses to better understand their evolutionary dynamics, and to inform control strategies. This position, funded by US government funding agency NIH, is to start on 1 August 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience for the Role

  • PhD in an appropriate area (eg, genetics, virology, statistics, mathematics);
  • Excellent analytic, design, and scientific skills;
  • Ambition, drive, strong work ethic, and good interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • The ability to organise time and work effectively, independently and responsibly in a research team setting;
  • Enthusiasm to interact with colleagues in a multi-disciplinary and collaborative environment;
  • The ability to engage in continuing professional development and to keep relevant specialist knowledge up to date.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The responsibility of this position is to contribute to analysis and scientific understanding of pathogen evolution as a member of Professor Derek Smith's research group within the Department of Zoology;
  • The post holder will be expected to participate in the dissemination of research through publications and oral presentations both within the department and at conferences;
  • The post holder may also be expected to advise, train, and co-supervise PhD students and other junior or visiting postdoctoral researchers within the group, and to periodically write reports for funding bodies and other supporting institutions.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 24 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 quote reference PF15781 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Cleaner (Part Time)

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

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

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

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

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

Please complete the online application form as fully as possible.

Please quote reference PM15784 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistants x 2 (Fixed Term)

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

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

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

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

Candidates will ideally hold a full UK driving license (hire car available), be willing to travel independently to families throughout the UK, be flexible with working hours, have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to conduct research on sensitive topics. Previous experience in conducting interviews would be an advantage, as would a proven interest in child development.

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.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 7th August 2018

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role, please contact Dr Susan Imrie si275@cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference XJ15980 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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University Lecturer (Honorary Consultant)

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

Applications are invited for a University Lectureship in Histopathology (Clinical) in the Department of Pathology www.path.cam.ac.uk at the University of Cambridge, to take up the appointment from 1st September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The purpose of the role is to strengthen the Department's teaching and training of clinical and undergraduate students, as well as its basic and applied research, and to support and maintain the University's national and international reputation for excellence in teaching and research.

Applicants must be educated to degree level, normally with a PhD in relevant specialist subject area. Applicants for appointment are expected to demonstrate a commitment to teaching at both clinical and undergraduate levels, as well as excellence in research. The successful candidate will have a strong publication record in research in molecular pathology.

As a University Teaching Officer, the appointee will be expected to conduct lecturing and small group teaching to clinical students and undergraduates and to contribute to directing studies for programmes within their subject area.

The successful candidate will also be expected to pursue academic research at an international level of sufficient quality to be returnable in the Research Excellence Framework, including developing a research group and attaining research funding.

The post is available from 1st September 2018 and is remunerated on the Clinical Academic Scale at Consultant level.

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

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

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

Short-listed candidates will be invited to visit the Department, to give a seminar on their work and meet prospective colleagues, prior to a meeting of the Appointments Committee. It is intended to arrange these visits for mid July 2018.

For informal enquiries please contact the Head of Division of Cellular and Molecular Pathology, Professor Nicholas Coleman by email at nc109@cam.ac.uk.

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

Please quote reference PK15610 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 May 31, 2018.

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

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

Where the successful applicant does not yet have a PhD, they will normally be appointed as a Research Assistant, salary range of £25,728 to £29,799 on the understanding that they will be appointed as a Research Associate, salary range £31,604 to £38,833, upon successful completion of their PhD.

The ability to work both independently as well as part of a team, coupled with good communication and excellent organizational and problem solving skills, attention to detail, and an enthusiasm for scientific research, are required. Flexible hours and/or part-time working may be accommodated for this post. General duties/responsibilities include supporting the lab's research work; developing research objectives/proposals; conducting research projects; writing up research work; assisting with proposals and applications to external bodies; potentially assisting in the supervision of student projects; providing instructions to students; and delivering occasional seminars relating to own research area.

Other general duties/responsibilities which may be required for this post are outlined in the Further Information Documents.

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

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

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

Direct enquiries may be addressed to Dr Andrew Firth (aef24@cam.ac.uk). General queries should be directed to jobs@path.cam.ac.uk or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK15717 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 May 31, 2018.

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant / Research Associate - Bioinformatician position funded by Bloodwise UK, starting as soon as possible.

The successful candidate will develop and implement bioinformatic tools to analyze next generation sequencing (exome, targeted resequencing, CHIP-Seq) and gene expression profiling data from lymphoma in the research laboratory of Professor Ming-Qing Du based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus within Addenbrooke's Hospital.

Applicants should have a MSc in a relevant subject or PhD, or expect to obtain a PhD shortly, an excellent knowledge of a programming or scripting language, and significant experience in bioinformatic analyses, ideally in next generation sequencing data analyses. The post-holder will work closely with other bioinformaticians in the Biomedical Research Centre, should be highly motivated, and have the ability to plan and conduct high quality bioinformatic analyses within a multidisciplinary team.

Where the successful applicant does not yet have a PhD, he/she will normally be appointed as a Research Assistant, 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.

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.

Further information about the research group can be found at the group's website (http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/pages/du/).

Informal enquires may be made to Professor Ming-Qing Du (mailto:mqd20@cam.ac.uk)

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

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

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

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

Please quote reference PK15382 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

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

This position will be primarily responsible for application mammalian molecular genetics techniques supporting a range of projects being carried out in Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith's research group. Experience in molecular biology including genotyping, epigenetic analysis and qPCR is preferred. Other duties also include purchasing laboratory reagents and contributing to the safe maintenance of a busy laboratory.

You should have a BSc or equivalent degree in a relevant biological subject. Good communication skills are essential as is the ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team. Excellent organisation and record keeping skills are essential.

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.

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 PC15718 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

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

This role will be responsible for the applications of bioinformatics tools for the analysis of genomics, transcriptomics and epigenomics datasets and the application of computational approaches for the studying the epigenetic control of genome function. You will be working as part of a team and have the opportunity to contribute to a range of different research projects.

You should have a BSc or equivalent degree in biology, computer science, systems biology or a related subject, be proficient in programming and have some bioinformatics experience. Good communication skills are essential as is the ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team. Excellent organisational and record keeping skills are essential.

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

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

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

Please quote reference PC15719 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

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

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

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

The ability to work both independently as well as part of a team, coupled with good communication and excellent organizational and problem solving skills, attention to detail, and an enthusiasm for scientific research, are required. Flexible hours and/or part-time working may be accommodated for this post. General duties/responsibilities include undertaking research and providing administrative support to colleagues; analysing results of own research and generating ideas based on outcomes; conducting literature and database searches; writing up results of own research; contributing to production of research reports and publications; presenting information on research progress; and potentially assisting in the supervision of student research projects.

Other general duties/responsibilities which may be required for this post are outlined in the Further Information Document.

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

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

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

Direct enquiries may be addressed to Dr Andrew Firth (aef24@cam.ac.uk). General queries should be directed to jobs@path.cam.ac.uk or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK15734 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate: Biological microfluidics

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

A post-doctoral Research Associate position in Department of Zoology, located in Central Cambridge, is available from 1 September 2018 for up to twelve months, to work with Professor Eske Willerslev on developing new microfluidic methods in ancient plant genomics.

The PDRA will work on microfluidic components of a new method for high-throughput genome sequencing of single fossil pollen grains and its application to studying past plant population dynamics. Currently, our ability to reconstruct plant population dynamics beyond the last 150 years is limited to only a small number of species. The proposed method is expected to provide such information for thousands of species across the plant kingdom and open up a wide array of exciting new research possibilities in the fields of evolutionary biology, ecology and archaeology.

Duties will include developing and optimising biomicrofluidic techniques, setting up a biomicrofluidic pipeline, analysing the data and writing up the results. There is scope for the focus of the techniques/ analyses to reflect the interests of the candidate.

Essential skills:

  • PhD or equivalent qualification in an appropriate subject (physics, bioengineering, biotechnology or a related field);
  • Advanced quantitative and analytical skills;
  • Demonstrated experience in the development and optimization of microfluidic techniques and/ or platforms;
  • Demonstrated experience in working with single-cell microfluidics;
  • Demonstrated record in written (i.e. scientific journals) and oral (i.e. professional conferences) communication in relevant subjects;
  • Ambition and drive, strong work ethic and good interpersonal skills;
  • Enthusiasm to interact with colleagues;
  • Ability to organise time and work effectively, independently and responsibly in a research team setting.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available from 1 September 2018 for up 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 quote reference PF15731 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 May 30, 2018.

A Research Assistant is required for a Wellcome Trust funded research programme. The research programme is led by Professor TW Robbins focusing on "impulsive-compulsive disorders and fronto-striatal systems". The successful candidate is required for experimental studies of brain imaging and cognitive function in healthy volunteers and patients, predominantly with obsessive-compulsive disorder. The Assistant will be required to maintain databases and be aware of data protection and ethical issues, help in the recruitment and contact with patients, including adolescent cases and healthy volunteers and to liaise effectively with clinician and academic collaborators, other post-doctoral and graduate students and NHS personnel, consultant psychiatrists and GPs associated with this project. They will be required to record and analyse data and to help in the preparation and submission of manuscripts for publication and for presentations at conferences, as well as in funding and ethical applications. The successful candidate will have obtained a first degree (BA or BSc) in Psychology, Neuroscience or a cognate discipline.

Ideally, the candidate will have expertise or training in neuropsychological testing including of patients, and experimental psychology and brain imaging methodology. It may be possible for the successful candidate to register for a higher degree. Although based at the Dept. of Psychology, Downing St Cambridge, the Assistant will be required to travel to the Clinical School and possibly to other sites outside Cambridge for cognitive testing of patients.

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

This appointment requires a Research Passport application.

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

Informal inquiries about this post may be sent to Professor TW Robbins (twr2@cam.ac.uk) or Professor BJ Sahakian (bjs1001@cam.ac.uk).

Please note the closing date for applications is 30 June 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ15729 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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JCTS Small Animal Studies x 4 (Fixed Term)

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

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE JUNIOR CLINICAL TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP (INTERNSHIP) SMALL ANIMAL STUDIES

Scholarship award: £14,800.00 per annum

Four Scholarships to start on 1 November 2018 for 12.5 months until 15 November 2019 Applications are invited for this post-graduate training programme based in the Queen's Veterinary School Small Animal Hospital. Scholars will receive training and tuition as they rotate through anaesthesia, clinical pathology, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, orthopaedics and soft tissue surgery and be supervised by recognised specialists in each field. Scholars will also have responsibility for primary care cases seen at the hospital's charity clinic, and be involved in teaching final year veterinary students. Scholars will be an integral part of the out of hours care of animals within the hospital especially within the intensive care unit. Candidates must be Members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and should have the following skills and experience: - Proficiency in neutering of dogs and cats - Competency in performing dental work in dogs and cats - At least one years' experience in primary care veterinary practice in the UK For applicants for whom English is not their first language, a score of 7.5 in IELTS (with no element under 7), or a score of 100 in TOEFL (with no element less than 24).

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

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

Informal enquiries to Julie Ingham, Assistant Secretary - HR ji217@cam.ac.uk

The deadline for applications is 1 July 2018.

Interviews will be held on the 17 July 2018

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 15 November 2019 in the first instance.

To submit an application for this vacancy: click on the link in the 'Apply online' section of the advert published on the University's Job Opportunities pages. This will take you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already done so) 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.

Please quote reference PP15666 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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PhD Studentship - Metabolic reprogramming in human ES/iPS cell models of neurodegenerative disease

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

PhD project title: Metabolic reprogramming in human ES/iPS cell models of neurodegenerative disease

Supervisors: Lia Panman (MRC Toxicology Unit, University of Cambridge) Muireann Coen (AstraZeneca) Will Redfern (AstraZeneca)

Project description 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 part of the University of Cambridge; it is currently located in Leicester and will be relocating to Cambridge in early 2020. Candidates will therefore be undertaking the first part of their PhD at the Unit's current premises in Leicester. The Unit is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and provides a supportive learning environment designed to meet the scientific and transferable skills required for an internationally competitive career.

Students will be registered with the University of Cambridge for the duration of the studentship. Successful applicants will enjoy membership of a University of Cambridge College from commencement of their PhD in October 2018, but will initially have only limited access to College facilities due to the location of the Unit. The studentship if funded by the MRC Integrative-Toxicology Training Partnership (ITTP) and the training includes courses covering aspects of toxicology and molecular sciences. A part of the project will be carried out at AstraZeneca (Cambridge) and Imperial College (London) in collaboration with Muireann Coen and Will Redfern

This studentship is for four years commencing October 2018 with an annual stipend of £15,000 (tax free).

Project Outline

Neurodegenerative diseases result in the selective death of highly vulnerable neuronal populations and it has been proposed that this is due to both genetic and environmental factors. The emergence of embryonic stem (ES) cell technology has provided us with significant opportunities for exploring toxicity of chemical compounds in selective neuronal populations. However, to use ES cells it is important that the relevant cell types are being generated. In our lab we have established a novel approach to differentiate human ES cells into a population of dopamine neurons that is highly sensitive and selectively degenerates in Parkinson's disease. The student will use human ES and iPS cell derived cultures of dopaminergic neurons to gain novel mechanistic insight into the selective sensitivity of these neurons and the onset of Parkinson's disease using cutting edge technologies. In collaboration with AstraZeneca we will apply our technology and we will determine the metabolic profile for several chemical compounds in human ES and iPS cell derived SN dopaminergic neurons.

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

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

Fixed-term: 4 years.

Funding Notes

Candidates must expect to obtain qualifications at the level of a first-class or 2.1 Honours Degree in a biological science or related discipline and to fully satisfy the residence requirements of the UK Research Councils.

A fees-only award will be available to EU nationals who are not ordinarily resident in the UK. Students who are liable for fees at the 'overseas' rate are not eligible for these studentships.

To be eligible for a full award (stipend and university fees) a student must have:

  • Settled status in the UK, meaning they have no restrictions on how long they can stay
  • Been 'ordinarily resident' in the UK for three years prior to the start of the studentship. This means they must have been normally residing in the UK (apart from temporary or occasional absences)
  • Not been residing in the UK wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education (this does not apply to UK or EU nationals)

This advert will remain open until 30th June 2018 or until a suitable candidate is found. Please check the Toxicology Unit website for updates http://www.mrc-tox.cam.ac.uk/

Applications must be made via the University's online Applicant Portal: http://www.2018.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/blphpdtox/apply

Further information on the Panman lab can be found at: http://tox.mrc.ac.uk/research/panman-group

Queries regarding the project and your suitability can be sent in the first instance to: Dr. Lia Panman: fwp20@mrc-tox.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PU15460 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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PhD Studentship - Mitochondrial toxicity in Drosophila models of neurodegenerative diseases

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

Mitochondrial toxicity in Drosophila models of neurodegenerative diseases

SUPERVISORS:

1st: L. Miguel Martins 2nd A Willis

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 part of the University of Cambridge; it is currently located in Leicester and will be relocating to Cambridge in early 2020. Candidates will therefore be undertaking the first part of their PhD at the Unit's current premises in Leicester. The Unit is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and provides a supportive learning environment designed to meet the scientific and transferable skills required for an internationally competitive career.

Students will be registered with the University of Cambridge for the duration of the studentship. Successful applicants will enjoy membership of a University of Cambridge College from commencement of their PhD in October 2018, but will initially have only limited access to College facilities due to the location of the Unit.

This studentship is for four years commencing October 2018 with an annual stipend of £15,000 (tax free).

PROJECT OUTLINE

Mitochondria are essential for cellular functions due to their role in energy production, calcium homeostasis and apoptotic signalling. Specialised cells, such as neurons, are heavily reliant on mitochondria for most of their energetic demands. The maintenance of a pool of healthy mitochondrial in neurons is, therefore, of critical importance. Our work focuses on mitochondrial signalling pathways of toxicity associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. We use fruit fly as an animal model to gain in vivo mechanistic insight into mitochondrial toxicity associated with these neurodegenerative diseases. We have recently uncovered that neuronal toxicity in Drosophila models of Parkinson's disease is linked to the activity of PERK, an endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-resident kinase. We found that defective mitochondria form direct contacts with the ER in fly brain and this causes neuronal death (https://youtu.be/13oA5eiH-8s). The objective of this project is to explore the mechanism through which the activity of PERK is regulated by contacts between mitochondria and the ER using Drosophila as an in vivo model.

This advert will remain open until 30th June 2018 or until a suitable candidate is found. Please check the Toxicology Unit website for updates http://www.mrc-tox.cam.ac.uk/

More information about our research can be found at the lab's website: http://tox.mrc.ac.uk/research/martins-group/

Funding Notes

Candidates must expect to obtain qualifications at the level of a first-class or 2.1 Honours Degree in a biological science or related discipline and to fully satisfy the residence requirements of the UK Research Councils.

A fees-only award will be available to EU nationals who are not ordinarily resident in the UK. Students who are liable for fees at the 'overseas' rate are not eligible for these studentships.

To be eligible for a full award (stipend and university fees) a student must have:

  • Settled status in the UK, meaning they have no restrictions on how long they can stay
  • Been 'ordinarily resident' in the UK for three years prior to the start of the studentship. This means they must have been normally residing in the UK (apart from temporary or occasional absences)
  • Not been residing in the UK wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education (this does not apply to UK or EU nationals)

Please note that you should include a 'motivational statement' in your CV as well as in the field entitled 'Additional Information to Support Application'. This should explain why you have specifically applied to conduct your PhD within our research team.

Queries regarding the project and your suitability can be sent in the first instance to: lm795@mrc-tox.cam.ac.uk

Applications must be made via the University's online Applicant Portal: http://www.2018.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/blphpdtox/apply.

Please quote reference PU15034 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.