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Regius Professorship of Botany

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 17, 2019.

The Board of Electors to the Regius Professorship of Botany invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 October 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in plant biology and the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in maintaining and developing a leading research presence. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, contribution to clinical service delivery, examining, supervision and administration. The Professor will be based in Cambridge. A competitive salary will be offered.

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

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

Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be made online no later than 15 March 2019.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Alison Smith, Head of Department of Plant Sciences and Convenor of Board of Electors, telephone: +44 (0)1223 333900, email: as25@cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PD17932 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Russell R. Geiger Professorship of Crop Science

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 17, 2019.

The Board of Electors to the Russell R. Geiger Professorship of Crop Science invite applications for this position in the Department of Plant Sciences from persons whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment from 1 January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Professorship is a key component of the Cambridge Centre for Crop Science partnership involving the University and the National Institute for Agricultural Botany (NIAB). The Professor will be based in a new Crop Science Building on the NIAB Headquarters located 2 miles from the Department.

Candidates will have an outstanding record of achievement in Crop Science. They will have the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in the department and NIAB, they will consolidate our leading research profile in plant science relevant to crops and they will have a strong motivation to develop translational crop science programmes in research and teaching. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification and a track record of achievement in the translation of research. Candidates from industry are especially welcome if they are motivated to work on translational crop science in a University environment.

Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration. The post holder will be expected to undertake leadership roles within the Department and in the Cambridge Centre for Crop Science Partnership. A competitive salary will be offered.

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

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

Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be made online no later than 20 March 2019.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Alison Smith, Head of the Department of Plant Sciences, email: as25@cam.ac.uk. or to Sir David Baulcombe, Regius Professor of Botany, email: dcb40@cam.ac.uk and Convenor of the Board of Electors.

Please quote reference PD17931 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Clinical Training Scholarship in Medical Oncology (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 17, 2019.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE WEST CAMBRIDGE SITE

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD £22,806.00 Year one

This Scholarship provides an outstanding opportunity to study for a postgraduate qualification in Medical Oncology and is available to start from 1 July 2019. The Scholarship will provide a solid foundation in all aspects of small animal medical oncology, including experience in radiation therapy, internal medicine, cardiology, soft tissue surgery, neurology, clinical pathology and gross pathology. The Queens Veterinary School Hospital is an approved training centre for both medical and radiation oncology. The main aim is to prepare the candidate for the examination for the European Diploma in Small Animal Oncology.

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

The training programme requires participation in the Department's clinical service, including the out-of-hours rota and first opinion practice, in addition to small-group teaching of veterinary students.

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

Full details of the person specification for the Scholarship are supplied in the information pack.

Closing Date: 24th February 2019

Interview date: 13th March 2019

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

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

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

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

Please quote reference PP17930 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Laboratory Administrator (Part Time)

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

We are looking for a Laboratory Administrator (PA) for a Senior Group Leader at the Gurdon Institute in central Cambridge. The person will act as a conduit between the Group Leader, his/her lab and core administration team. We need someone with an outstanding IT, secretarial and administrative ability who would enjoy working within a research group at the cutting edge of science. Flexibility and excellent interpersonal/communication skills are essential. You should ideally have some scientific knowledge/interest. Previous experience of working in a laboratory setting, using university systems and preparing animal licence applications would be an advantage.

For more information please consult the Further Information document.

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

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

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Suzanne Campbell at jobs@gurdon.cam.ac.uk. Please quote reference PR17910 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

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

We are seeking to recruit a postdoctoral researcher to work on human germline biology in the laboratory of Professor Azim Surani. The research group is working on mouse and human germline and early pre-and post-implantation embryonic development. Research involves investigations on the mechanism of cell fate determination in early mammalian development, including the role of signalling molecules, transcription factors, molecular and epigenetic mechanisms, as well as analysis at the resolution of single cells. Studies also cover dynamic changes in DNA methylation, chromatin organisation and modifications, epigenetic (re)programming of mouse and human germline and somatic cells for totipotency, and germline transmission of genetic and epigenetic information.

Candidates with expertise in general areas including epigenetic mechanisms, chromatic organisation and modification, stem cells, germline and early development are most suited for these positions. Experience of micromanipulation techniques will be an advantage. Candidates with prior experience of working on the early mammalian development and human germline are particularly welcome to apply. In addition to a PhD in a relevant subject applicants are expected to have appropriate bench expertise.

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

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

Applications should include a brief statement outlining key areas of expertise, reasons why you would like to join the group and if possible, an indication of research area(s) that you might like to pursue. If you have any queries about this vacancy or the application process, please email Lynn Froggett at l.froggett@gurdon.cam.ac.uk. Please quote reference PR17884 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.

Conservation Science Group Assistant (Part Time)

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

We are looking for a proactive individual to provide a high level of administrative support to the Department of Zoology's Conservation Science Research Group. This comprises Profs. Andrew Balmford, Rhys Green, Bill Sutherland and their research groups (post-docs, assistant staff, PhD students, visitors), typically numbering 40-50 people. The group is located in the Cambridge Conservation Initiative's recently refurbished David Attenborough Building, and has close links with many of the NGOs based there, as well as with co-located groups from other University departments.

Group members contribute to teaching and to research and to numerous national and international collaborations with academics and conservation practitioners. The Group also runs (in close association with the Tropical Biology Association) an annual Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS), held in March.

The job includes organising meetings, responding to requests for information about the group and also proactively communicating the group's activities through its web pages. The postholder will also assist in drafting reports, grant applications, and lecture materials, and in ensuring that group premises, equipment, and software are working.

The postholder will induct new members into the group and will act as the first point of contact for visitors.

Applicants should be educated to A-level standard and should be self-reliant and adaptable. They should have good organizational and IT skills, numeracy sufficient to help manage basic accounts, demonstrable experience of managing events, supporting teaching and/or research in an academic or comparable environment, some experience of managing web-based information and an interest in conservation.

Informal inquires could be address to Dr Nibedita Mukherjee (nm590@cam.ac.uk)

We anticipate interviewing in the week beginning 18 February 2019.

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

Please quote reference PF17891 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate (Fixed Term)

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

Fixed-term: From 1st March 2019 (or as soon as possible thereafter) for 20 months

Applications are invited for this postdoctoral position, funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) through an sLoLa consortium, on a project aiming to advance protein glycan coupling technology (PGCT) for the development of a new generation of vaccines.

The main focus of the research at Cambridge, led by Dr Andrew Grant, is to carry out detailed molecular biology to construct glycoconjugate assembling bacterial vaccine strains, and to support the evaluation of the immunogenicity and protective efficacy of candidate vaccines in chickens.

Applicants should have a PhD in Molecular Microbiology or a related discipline. Knowledge of, and experience in, the field of bacterial infectious disease research is essential. Expertise in molecular biology is required and knowledge and experience of immunoassays is highly desirable. The candidate must value teamwork and collaboration, have good administrative and interpersonal skills, and high computer literacy especially in relation to analysis of DNA sequences and the use of bioinformatics software.

Further particulars for the role and information about the Department can be found at www.vet.cam.ac.uk.

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

Applicants should submit a CHRIS/6, CV, covering letter outlining suitability for the role and contact details for two references. Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Informal enquiries to Helen Boyle, HR Administrator: hmab3@cam.ac.uk

Interviews will be held on Friday 1st March 2019.

Please quote reference PP17885 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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University Lecturer/ University Senior Lecturer x 3

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 11, 2019.

The Department of Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge is a world-leading biochemical research and education facility, building on the University's tradition of scientific enquiry to enable and support outstanding science. As a component of the School of Biological Sciences, our excellent undergraduate and postgraduate education programmes develop the next generation of scientists. Our 50 research groups, led by Investigators of international standing, collaborate with colleagues around the world to answer fundamental questions concerning how tissues, cells and their constituent molecules work, how their evolution contributes to the diversity of life, but also how their change or disruption can cause disease.

Research in the Department is grouped into nine themes: Chemical Biology & Drug Design, Disease Biology, DNA & Chromatin Biology, Molecular Microbiology, Plant Biochemistry & Bioenergy, Signalling & Trafficking, RNA Biology, Stem Cell Biology, and Systems Biology. These themes are not mutually exclusive, however, and numerous Investigators conduct research spanning multiple areas.

Over the next 12 months our Department has a number of faculty positions becoming available due to retirements and invites applications for the position of University Lecturer / Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant or Associate Professor).

Candidates will have an established or developing bibliography of research publications, demonstrate clear potential to publish high impact work and show the potential to achieve international stature in their field. They will demonstrate the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths and develop a leading research presence within Biological Sciences, across the University and through broader collaboration. A Ph.D. or equivalent postgraduate qualification is essential. Standard faculty duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision and, at a later stage, contributing to the administration of the department. However, our teaching loads are relatively low by US or European standards, allowing our faculty to focus on research.

To realize the strategic aims of our department we are particularly seeking candidates with interests in the following areas: chemical and synthetic biology, biochemistry of bacteria, fungi and plants, cancer biology, RNA biology and mathematical/computational biology. However, we also welcome applications from outstanding candidates in any other area of biochemistry, molecular biology or molecular genetics. We particularly encourage people from under-represented groups to apply.

Depending on the experience of the successful candidate, the appointment will be made at the University Lecturer or University Senior Lecturer level. Appointments will be made during 2019.

The appointment comes with a generous start-up package, together with a competitive salary.

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, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a list of publications, along with details of three referees should be made online.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Gerard Evan, Head of the Department of Biochemistry; tel: +44 1223 765944, email: gie20@cam.ac.uk

Any enquiries relating to the application process, please contact the Biochemistry HR team; tel: +44 1223 333617, email: personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH17617 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 11, 2019.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please quote reference PC17878 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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Postdoctoral Research Associate: Artificial diets for bivalve aquaculture (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 11, 2019.

A post-doctoral Research Associate position in Department of Zoology, located in Central Cambridge, is available from 28 January 2019 up until 31 December 2019, to work with Dr David Aldridge on testing microencapsulated diets for commercial shellfish production. There is a global need to sustainably increase aquaculture production to meet the needs of a growing population. Bivalve shellfish aquaculture is highly attractive from a human nutrition, economic, environmental and ecosystem standpoint. However, growth in bivalve aquaculture is falling behind fish aquaculture due to critical defects in the production process. Feed defects, disease, and quality issues are throttling production. This project will develop a highly nutritious bivalve feed product, in the form of microencapsulated particles, and known as BioBullets. This feed aims to increase bivalve hatchery production rates through uplift in the quality of broodstock and higher survivorship and growth of juveniles. We have already demonstrated that our microencapsulates can be ingested by a commercially farmed bivalve, the blue mussel Mytilus edulis. This project will source nutritional encapsulates from waste streams, providing economic and sustainability benefits through a circular economy.

The PDRA will i) engage with partners in Switzerland to identify nutrients that can be sourced from waste streams, with a particular focus on plant-based origins; ii) engage with manufacturing partners in the UK to characterise encapsulated particles using scanning electron microscopy and dissolution profiling; iii) engage with partners in Iceland and Spain to assess growth and survivorship of bivalve larvae and brood stock in commercial hatchery settings; iv) engage with formal consumer perception and sensory evaluation trials; v) contribute to assessments of commercial viability.

Essential skills and requirements:

  • PhD or equivalent qualification in an appropriate subject (ecology, aquaculture, applied science);

  • Willingness to conduct hatchery trials with collaborators in Iceland and Spain;

  • Competence with routine data analysis and presentation using appropriate statistical packages (e.g. R);

  • Demonstrated record in written (i.e. scientific jounals) 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 up to 31 December 2019.

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

Please quote reference PF17872 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate: Understanding neural networks (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 11, 2019.

We are looking for a Post-doctoral Research Associate to support the research of Professor Allan Herbison whose group is focussed on understanding the neural networks that control puberty and fertility in males and females. In particular, studies will focus on investigating the mechanisms through which kisspeptin neurons control the activity of the gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons. The role holder will also play a key part in establishing the lab in Cambridge after recent relocation from University of Otago, New Zealand.

You will be involved in establishing and undertaking GCaMP-based single cell (GRIN lens/miniscope) and population (fiber photometry) activity recordings from specific hypothalamic cell populations in freely behaving rodents.

The skills and experience required for the post include: - Ability to undertake and analyse all aspects of GCaMP6/7 fiber photometry and GRIN lens/miniscope investigations of deep brain neural circuits in mice; - Precision stereotaxic surgery skills - Experience with viral vectors for transducing neuronal cells.

You should have a PhD in neuroscience and a strong motivation to lead, conduct and record research at the forefront of neuroendocrinology.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 August 2024 in the first instance.

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

Please upload your CV with a list of relevant publications into the online application.

Please quote reference PM17880 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Structural Bioinformatics and Vaccinology (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 10, 2019.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Applicants should submit a CHRIS/6, CV, covering letter outlining suitability for the role and contact details for two references. Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

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

Interviews will be held on Friday 15 February 2019.

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

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

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Human Anatomy Teaching Co-ordinator (Secondment cover)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 10, 2019.

We are looking for a coordinator to support our Human Anatomy teaching programme for first and second year medical students. The role is to assist in managing the Human Dissection Room (HDR) working in close liaison with the Clinical Anatomists and the Chief Teaching Technician. You will support the Clinical Anatomists in all areas of teaching including the provision of teaching and examination material at undergraduate level and assisting in the organisation of external courses for medical practitioners. The role holder will also have some technical oversight of the HDR ensuring compliance with the Human Tissue Act 2004.

You should have a first degree in a biological subject, with a good working knowledge of human anatomy, good communication and organisational skills. We require someone who can progress tasks independently as well as working and liaising well within the HDR team.

Fixed-term: 12 months or the return of the post holder whichever is the earlier.

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

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

Please complete the 'suitability for the post' section of the application as fully as possible.

Please quote reference PM17851 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 Jan 09, 2019.

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

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

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 18 months.

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

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

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.

Enquiries about the online application process can be sent to the departmental HR team at personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PH17825 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 Jan 09, 2019.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Researcher to continue the work of a recently developed in vitro model system to study mammalian gastrulation and the role that mechanical forces play in this process. The work will be carried out in the laboratory of Professor Alfonso Martinez Arias in the Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, Downing site in central Cambridge.

The work will suit a researcher who has postdoctoral experience in stem cell biology. Experience with mouse embryonic stem cells is essential and prior experience with organoids/gastruloids, desirable. The candidate must also have experience with transcriptomics (both sample preparation and data analysis).

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

Please quote reference PC17844 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Crohn's and Colitis UK PhD Studentships (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 09, 2019.

Project title: Matrix metalloproteinases, critical mediators of visceral nociception in inflammatory bowel disease?

Supervisors: David Bulmer (Pharmacology)

Project description Abdominal pain has a profound effect on the quality of life experienced by patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). As part of an initiative led by Crohn's and Colitis UK to understand and treat pain in IBD we are pleased to offer a 3 year PhD studentship based at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge. This PhD builds on a body of work from the lab of the principal investigator (Dr David Bulmer) that has utilised tissue from IBD patients to identify new drug targets for pain in IBD such as the voltage gated sodium channel NaV1.9 (Hockley et al, 2014 PAIN 155 (10): 1962-1975) and the matrix metalloproteinase, macrophage metalloelastase (MMP-12) (Tranter et al 2017 J Crohns Colitis. 11: S120). This studentship will utilise data from a whole transcriptome analysis of IBD tissue that has identified several putative mediators of visceral nociception in IBD tissue from the matrix metalloproteinase family (MMPs). To do this we will utilise ex vivo electrophysiological recording techniques and calcium imaging to study the effect of MMPs and other inflammatory mediators identified in tissue samples from IBD patients on visceral nociception.

Applicants must have or expect to obtain at least an upper 2nd class honours science degree (or equivalent). The appointee will be motivated, capable of developing his or her own ideas, and keen to interact effectively with other lab members. The studentship is for up to 3 years and will provide a stipend at the standard Research Council rate, research costs and tuition fees. Funding is available only for UK or EAA students who meet the UK residency requirements. but please see information here regarding EU fee status for entry 2019 and onwards: https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance/fees. Informal enquiries to Dr Bulmer dcb53@cam.ac.uk

Applications from agencies will not be considered. How to apply All applications will need to be made through the University Application Portal: https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/blphpdphc/apply for further information about the programme and to access the Applicant Portal. Please note that the course code for PhD applications to Pharmacology is BLPH22. Whilst making your online application please make clear that you are applying for; proposed supervisor Dr David Bulmer and title Matrix metalloproteinases, critical mediators of visceral nociception in inflammatory bowel disease.

Your online application will need to include: * Two academic references
* Transcript
* CV/resume * Evidence of competence in English
If required - you can check using our tool * Statement of interest (no more than 300 words) * Application cost £60 (you have 3 applications)

Informal enquires about application process must be sent to pharsect@hermes.cam.ac.uk The deadline for submission is 22ndth Feb 2019, with interviews likely to take place from the 11th March 2019.

Please quote reference PL17840 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate in Plant Pathology (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 09, 2019.

We invite applications for a post-doctoral research associate to join the University of Cambridge Department of Plant Sciences in the area of Food Security and Plant Pathology. The appointee will join the recently established group of Dr Sebastian Eves-van den Akker.

The research will be part of a BBSRC project to understand the juxtaposition of genomic variability and stability in the HYP effector gene family of globally important plant-parasitic nematodes. Like many "effector genes", HYPs encode nematode proteins that are secreted into the plant apoplasm, and are necessary for infection. HYPs are unusual in that, to the best of our knowledge, there is no known mechanism that can account for both the hyper-variable domain organisations/re-organisations, and the gene number variation spanning an order of magnitude between sisters of the same population. Juxtaposed to this variability, the genomes of 'successfully' infecting individuals (those that develop into females) always appear to encode at least one HYP, and all HYPs share two continuous strings of 410 and 94 coding nucleotides that have remained almost unchanged for ~30 million years. Understanding the juxtaposition of genomic variability and stability within a gene family involved in plant-parasitism is academically fascinating while disrupting this highly conserved gene family has the potential for considerable impact.

The successful applicant will use long-read nanopore sequencing to re-construct the local genomic neighbourhood of HYP effectors in individual nematodes, to understand the unprecedented genomic variability. They will use capture sequencing of various populations, species, and life stages to determine the full extent of HYP diversity in 'successfully' infecting individuals (those that develop into females) and 'non-successfully' infecting individuals (those that develop into males), to accurately target multiple HYP members. Finally, they will exploit HYP genetic structure to knockdown the entire gene family during infection, ultimately creating a tool to understand the collective function of the HYP gene family and determine the efficacy of targeting HYP effectors in planta.

The successful applicant will work closely with a technician employed on the same project, and will be expected to have involvement in the training and supervision of PhD students and other researchers within the group. The successful applicant will participate in the dissemination of research through publications and oral presentations both within the department and at conferences.

Applicants must possess, or will soon be completing, a PhD in an appropriate area (e.g. plant-microbe interactions), together with excellent skills in scientific analysis and design, independent working and time management, as well as in oral and written presentation. Applicants should be skilled in wet-lab molecular biological techniques, while a basic understanding of dry-lab bioinformatics is an advantage (in particular nanopore and/or pacbio sequencing) but is not necessary. Good interpersonal skills and enthusiasm are essential. Exceptional early career researchers will be encouraged and mentored to apply for subsequent independent fellowships.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance. Ideally you will be able to start before 4th May 2019.

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

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

Please upload a CV and covering letter describing how you meet the post specifications. Contact Dr Eves-van den Akker (se389@cam.ac.uk) if you have any queries. If you do not receive a response from us one month after the closing date you should consider that your application has not been successful this time.

Please quote reference PD17846 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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University Lecturer

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 09, 2019.

Applications are invited for the post of University Lecturer in Plant Sciences, to take up post in October 2019. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduates; research; supervision of graduate students; other duties associated with academic life. There is the opportunity for the successful applicant to become a Fellow of a College, we are operating a collaboration with Newnham College under the Trinity scheme for Joint Lectureships.

We welcome excellent candidates in all areas of Plant and/or Microbial Ecology including those with an interest in biodiversity conservation. The University has recently established a Conservation Initiative with the construction of the David Attenborough Building at the cost of £60M. This is a vibrant collaborative and interdisciplinary research hub that houses a number of academic groups and members of several NGOs based in Cambridge.

The appointee will teach undergraduates through lectures, ecology and evolution field courses, practical classes and small group supervisions, and will be motivated to further innovate our teaching methods. We expect the successful candidate to develop a research programme that complements and reinforces the existing Departmental research portfolio.

Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant field and an outstanding record of excellence in research that is reflected in their publications. They will have sufficient breadth and/or depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline, and of research methods and techniques to develop research objectives, projects and proposals. Candidates should be able to teach to a high standard, manage a diverse workload, and have the ability to lead their own research programme.

Please include with your application a detailed CV (including an up-to-date publications list) and a covering letter indicating how you would contribute to teaching and research in the Department. The closing date is 3 March 2019.

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

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

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

Please quote reference PD17290 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 Jan 08, 2019.

Funded by the BBSRC, we are looking to hire two researchers, a post doctoral researcher (this post) and a Technician to investigate the role of bZIP transcription factors in the regulation of the circadian clock in the model plant Arabidopsis. This is a collaboration between Professor Alex Webb (Cambridge) and Professor Michel Vincentz (Campinas, Brazil). The PDRA and technician will form a team with other members of our laboratory in central Cambridge to perform RNAseq, genetic, physiological and protein-protein interaction and phosphorylation studies to resolve how bZIP63 regulates the expression of the circadian clock gene PRR7 in response to sugars.

We are seeking applications from candidates with appropriate experience. Relevant laboratory experience is essential for both posts. The PDRA will be educated to PhD standard in a relevant discipline. Expertise in plant biology, molecular biology or circadian biology is desirable.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance. Ideally you will be able to start before 1 May 2019.

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

Please upload a CV and covering letter describing how you meet the post specifications. Contact Alex Webb (aarw2@cam.ac.uk) if you have any queries. If you do not receive a response from us one month after the closing date you should consider that your application has not been successful this time.

Please quote reference PD17821 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

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

Funded by the BBSRC, we are looking to hire two researchers, a post doctoral researcher and a Technician (this post) to investigate the role of bZIP transcription factors in the regulation of the circadian clock in the model plant Arabidopsis. This is a collaboration between Professor Alex Webb (Cambridge) and Professor Michel Vincentz (Campinas, Brazil). The PDRA and technician will form a team with other members of our laboratory to perform RNAseq, genetic, physiological and protein-protein interaction and phosphorylation studies to resolve how bZIP63 regulates the expression of the circadian clock gene PRR7 in response to sugars. We are seeking applications from candidates with appropriate experience. Relevant laboratory experience is essential for both posts. For the technical post education up to BSc standard is desirable.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance. You will need to start before 1 May 2019.

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

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

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

Please quote reference PD17820 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Weekend Horticultural Assistant (Part Time)

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

We are looking to appoint a part-time weekend horticultural assistant working Friday to Sunday with a seasonal variation in hours, averaging 18.5 per week.

The role-holder will work alongside Horticultural section supervisors on a Friday, to ascertain and prioritise work required during the weekend and in particular within the Glasshouse Range. On Saturday and Sunday the role holder will be responsible for carrying out the agreed work and to also closely supervise one of seven Trainee Horticultural Technicians, working on a weekend duty rota.

The work and responsibilities will vary throughout the year according to the seasonal requirements of the Garden. The weather will determine the amount of essential watering required at weekends and in recognition of this, additional duties will be allocated to fall back on if time allows.

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

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

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

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University Lectureship in Animal Ecology, Department of Zoology

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 04, 2019.

The Department of Zoology encourages applications to join us as a Lecturer in Animal Ecology. Your research will be in an area of ecology, in its broadest sense. You may have interests in any aspect of the ecology of animals including behavioural ecology, evolutionary ecology, the ecology of the microbiome as it pertains to animals, population and community ecology, the ecology of conservation, marine ecology, chemical ecology or molecular ecology. You will have an excellent research record and be passionate about teaching.

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

The Department has an active equality and wellbeing agenda and we hold an Athena SWAN Silver Award for our work on improving our working environment, inclusiveness, equality and diversity. We particularly welcome applications from women and black and minority ethnic candidates for this vacancy, as we currently have an under-representation of these groups at this level in our Department.

The lectureship is available from 1st October 2019.

Please see further particulars attached.

We anticipate holding interviews between 18 March and 5 April 2019

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

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

Please submit a full Curriculum Vitae (CV), including a summary of current and future research plans and how these relate to the Department's existing research. The summary should be less than 1000 words. You should also include a covering letter setting out why you are applying and what you would bring to the role (2 sides A4 maximum). If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please also arrange for three academic referees to send references directly to the Departmental Administrator via email: admin@zoo.cam.ac.uk or post to: The Departmental Administrator, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK

The deadline date for receipt of references is also 15 February 2019.

Please quote reference PF17795 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate - Mechanisms of transgenerational inheritance

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 04, 2019.

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate to work in the lab of Dr Erica Watson. A main focus of the Watson lab is to understand the epigenetic mechanisms behind non-conventional inheritance using an animal model of abnormal folate metabolism (https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/watson-erica).

The successful candidate should have completed (or about to complete) their PhD in a relevant field, have a background in epigenetic and molecular techniques (e.g., bisulfite pyrosequencing, RT-qPCR), mouse embryo dissection and phenotyping, sperm collection, and/or standard histology techniques. They will have experience handling large datasets and basic bioinformatic analysis. They must have a competitive history of research achievements. Experience in conducting embryo culture experiments, confocal microscopy, ChIP-seq or RNA-seq (and/or other high-throughput technologies) is desirable. Animal husbandry experience and Home Office Training would be a distinct advantage.

Applications should include a personal statement highlighting suitability to the post, detailed CV and the names and addresses of two academic referees.

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

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

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

Please quote reference PM17835 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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PA and Administrator, Head of Department's Office, Department of Zoology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Research Associate in Plant Sciences (Fixed Term)

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

A position is open for a Leverhulme Trust-funded postdoctoral research associate based within the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge, and supervised by Professor Beverley Glover and Professor Alex Webb.

The appointee will investigate the evolution of the WDR proteins TTG1, LWD1 and LWD2. WDR proteins form a scaffold which supports the interaction of transcription factors, allowing the regulation of diverse suites of downstream genes. Our project aims to compare TTG1 and LWD protein function and identify changes important for their functional specificity. We aim to use mutant analyses to define biological function, in combination with yeast 2-hybrid analyses to determine which proteins are involved in the interacting complexes specifying different outcomes. RNAseq and ChIPseq will be used to establish the downstream targets resulting from the activities of these protein complexes.

We are looking for a highly motivated post-doctoral scientist to work in this area. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a strong background in the molecular genetic analysis of Arabidopsis, including a PhD in a relevant area. Experience with some of: mutant analysis, microscopy, RNAseq and ChIPseq will be necessary. Prior experience of yeast 2-hybrid analyses and/or circadian analyses will also be an advantage.

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

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

Please upload a CV and covering letter describing how you meet the post specifications. Contact Professor Beverley Glover (bjg26@cam.ac.uk) if you have any queries. If you do not receive a response from us one month after the closing date you should consider that your application has not been successful this time.

Please quote reference PD17760 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Research Associate: The connectome of olfactory memory circuits in the adult fruit fly

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

One research assistant or associate post is available in the recently established Drosophila connectomics group headed by Greg Jefferis and Matthias Landgraf. The position is funded by a £3.25M Wellcome Trust collaborative award to the Department of Zoology. Preferred start date is 25th February 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

We are looking for a computational neurobiologist to strengthen the analysis of the very large amount of morphological and circuit data already generated through manual tracing in our project by contributing to current pipelines. In addition, we are looking for someone with the expertise to develop new ways to integrate and analyse semi-automated reconstruction data into our current workflow.

You must be a highly motivated individual with a strong quantitative background and research experience in a relevant area such as image analysis, network analysis, or neuroscience. You must have significant programming experience in scripting languages such as R and/or Python and ideally also high performance languages (eg C++ or Java) and databases (e.g. PostgreSQL). Demonstrated ability to write clean and well documented code e.g. through open source contributions is highly desirable. You must also have a serious interest in understanding the circuit basis of brain function and behavior.

The position will involve collaborative work across the project PIs, but will be particularly closely linked to the research group of Greg Jefferis at the MRC LMB which has developed a number of computational neuroanatomy tools. We will work to develop your research skills and scientific independence and will be happy to mentor individuals from different backgrounds; senior scientists will introduce you to all of our existing software infrastructure. You will also be expected to contribute directly to scientific publications and to present your work at UK and international conferences.

There will also be opportunities to mentor junior team members.

This is an opportunity to develop key analytic approaches to leverage large scale connectomics data in a model system that is having a major impact on circuit neuroscience.

Essential

  • For associate position: relevant PhD in neuroscience, computer science, physical sciences
  • For assistant position: relevant Masters or 2 or more years of practical experience in neuroscience, computer science, physical sciences
  • Significant experience with computer programming / scripting / data analysis (e.g. R, Python, Matlab, unix shell)
  • Basic understanding of neuroscience
  • Strong desire to understand circuit basis of brain function and behaviour
  • Experience analysing and writing scientific results;
  • Experience sharing code and data post-publication, following standard open research practices
  • Good communication skills (written and oral);
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Attention to detail

Desirable

  • Background in computational neuroanatomy
  • Proven ability to work with very large datasets
  • Ability to reason about computational bottlenecks
  • Proven ability to develop R or python packages
  • Ability to parse and write C++ code
  • Expertise in Drosophila neuroanatomy
  • Expertise in CATMAID EM reconstruction software or EM of neural circuits
  • Experience with Image Processing (e.g. Fiji / ImageJ)
  • Experience mentoring junior scientists

Duties and responsibilities

  • Contribute to current morphological and connectivity analysis pipelines
  • Develop new ways to integrate and analyse semi-automated reconstruction data
  • Presenting and writing up the results
  • Facilitating data sharing with public resources
  • Providing analytical skills expertise to the group
  • Mentoring junior team members

Interview dates: 4th to 15th February

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance with a possibility of extension until 30 Sep 2020 subject to funding.

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 PF17766 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Junior Clinical Training Scholarship (Internship) in Equine

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

Scholarship award: £15,000.00 per annum

Scholarship to start April 2019 for 12 months

Applications are invited from recently qualified veterinarians for this twelve month post-graduate training programme offering high-quality, post-graduate training in equine studies. The emphasis will be on gaining practical clinical experience in equine medicine and surgery under the supervision of board-certified diplomates, and will allow the intern to identify specific fields in which to specialise, either in preparation for Senior Clinical Scholarship training programmes, or specialist private practice.

Applicants must be a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a veterinary degree qualifying them for membership.

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

Please send a completed application form, curriculum vitae, and covering letter (all three documents as one) by email to vetmed@hermes.cam.ac.uk

For informal enquiries about the scholarship programme, please contact Helen Boyle hmab3@cam.ac.uk

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 13 February 2019.

Please quote reference PP17750 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant (Fixed Term: 9 months)

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

Measuring locomotion, cognition and social behaviour in sheep.

We are looking for a highly motivated research assistant to join a research team led by Professor Jenny Morton. We are using behavioural testing to investigate motor, social and cognitive behaviour in a sheep model of Huntington's disease. You will work closely with post-doctoral researchers and other research assistants to provide experimental assistance for the project, as necessary.

The ideal applicant will have experience in behavioural testing of farm animals. You should be a graduate with a degree (or equivalent) in a science discipline. Experience of zoology-related fieldwork would also be an advantage. You must be enthusiastic and highly motivated, with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills and be able to work with minimum supervision. You should have good practical skills and be prepared to work outdoors all year round. You should be physically fit as some heavy lifting will be required.

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

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

Closing date for applications: Sunday 3 February 2019. Interviews will be held on Monday 11 February 2019.

Please quote reference PM17744 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Clinical Radiologist (Fixed Term)

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

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

The Department wishes to appoint an individual to assist the diagnostic imaging team, from 1st February 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The role is full time and for 3 years in the first instance. Applicants wishing to work part time will also be considered. The role is a Grade 9 stipend role with additional OOH remuneration, CPD allowance and pension scheme. A market supplement may be discussed for Diploma holders and based on experience.

Along with other academic staff you will be responsible for providing small and large animal diagnostic imaging services to the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital; practical teaching of diagnostic imaging to undergraduates; and for training Clinical Scholars. You will also assist the Principal Clinical Radiologist marketing the diagnostic imaging service to the veterinary profession, and engaging with local referring practitioners.

Working closely with the existing Diagnostic Imaging team, the role will involve the training of postgraduate Senior Clinical Training Scholars. The role holders will also supervise the Junior Clinical Training Scholars during their rotation in diagnostic imaging. The role will participate in the clinical rotation teaching of 70 6th year students and 140 4th and 5th year students.

Whilst this is primarily a clinical service post, the role holder would be expected and encouraged to contribute to current and future clinical research projects.

The role will participate in the on call diagnostic imaging rota, in order to meet the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Practice Standards Scheme requirement for 24/7, 365 days per year veterinary cover within the Hospital.

For more information about the Department please visit www.vet.cam.ac.uk

Further particulars for the role can be found https://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/job

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

Applicants should submit an application form, CV, covering letter outlining suitability for the role and contact details for two references.

Informal enquiries to Helen Boyle, HR Administrator: hmab3@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PP17298 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

TIGR2ESS Impact, Data and Outreach Manager (Part Time, Fixed Term)

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

The Department of Plant Sciences is currently recruiting an Impact, Data and Outreach Manager to join the TIGR2ESS programme, led by Professor Howard Griffiths. This 4-year research programme, funded by the Global Challenge Research Fund, consist of six interdisciplinary work packages (Flagship Projects) helping to transform agriculture in India, focussing on empowering young people and women and improving their nutrition and health, as well as optimising water use and enhancing resilience of crops (wheat, millets) to heat and drought. The programme was launched in February 2018, with a total of 19 collaborating institutions across India, Pakistan and the UK.

The role holder will be based in the Department of Plant Sciences, together with the UK Programme Manager (COO) and the Administrative Assistant. The role holder will be responsible for creating and maintaining a data platform which will capture outputs from the overall programme. S/he will collate data and updates from the project partners and create content for the programme website and the various social media accounts. Other responsibilities include organisation of public engagement events and the writing and creating of content for multimedia platforms. Within the Department of Plant Sciences, the post holder will be based with the TIGR2ESS Programme Manager, the TIGR2ESS Administrative Assistant and other members of the Food Security Impact and Outreach team. S/he will work closely with the Programme Manager in India.

The successful applicant should be educated to degree level / level 6 vocational qualification or equivalent experience. The ideal candidate will have excellent planning and organisational skills and be capable of building effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders. S/he should have experience in organisation of public engagement events, and of communicating complex information to a diverse audience.

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

For informal inquiries about the role, please contact the UK Programme manager Rose Eichenberger on re305@cam.ac.uk or 01223 747160.

Please quote reference PD17721 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Accounts Clerk: Secondment cover

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

Would you like to join our small, friendly accounts team? We are looking for someone to support the Accounts Administrator in the day-to- day running of the Department's finances delivering a comprehensive accounts service for a range of activities within teaching, research and administration

As part of a team of four, you will undertake a wide range of accounts administrative duties following University policy, procedures and best practice in order to achieve accurate input within specified guidelines and meet specified deadlines.

You should have AAT Intermediate or equivalent qualification (or working towards) and have extensive accounts experience. Good communication and IT skills are essential along with a high degree of accuracy. A good understanding of transaction processing is desirable as is familiarity with the University Financial System (CUFS).

The funds for this position are available for up to one year or until the return of the permanent post holder whichever is the earlier. Internal applicants who wish to undertake a secondment are welcome to apply.

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

For any inquiries relating to this vacancy, please contact Lorna Goffee-Palser by email at lg369@cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PM17712 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate: Molecular Biology/Imaging (Fixed Term)

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

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to join a research project investigating the functional architecture of the nucleus. The project is a collaboration between Rob White's group (see: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/rob-white) and the Cambridge Advanced Imaging Centre. The project will focus on the nuclear architecture underlying the control of gene expression using the large primary spermatocyte nuclei in Drosophila as a model system. The research will involve the generation of transgenic Drosophila carrying fluorescence-tagged proteins and loci and their analysis using super-resolution microscopy. The role holder will be a highly motivated scientist with strong investigative skills.

Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant subject, research experience in molecular biology and a strong interest in imaging approaches. To see the further particulars, essential selection criteria and skills required for the post, please follow the link below.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 28 February 2022 in the first instance.

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

For further information about the position contact Rob White (rw108@cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference PM17701 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant/Associate in bioinformatics/computational biology: Non-coding RNA, transposons, epigenomics and genome evolution

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

A position is available for a postdoctoral Research Assistant/Associate in bioinformatics/computational biology to work with Professor Eric Miska at the Gurdon Institute.

How the environment shapes and influences dynamic properties of nucleic acids and what this means for development, physiology, disease and inheritance is a fundamental question in biology. Professor Eric Miska leads an international team of scientists from different backgrounds to investigate the role of RNA and epigenetics in the interpretation and shaping of genomes. For more information about our research group, please visit: http://www.ericmiskalab.org.

We are seeking an outstanding individual to lead research projects using computational and bioinformatic approaches. In addition, this post will offer you the opportunity to work on collaborative projects with experimental group members. Potential projects could involve RNA metabolism including RNA epigenetics, transposon biology, non-coding RNAs and chromatin. The group utilises C. elegans, African cichlid fish, mice and human cells as models.

You will become part of a driven, collaborative, enthusiastic and diverse team. You will have access to state-of-the art managed computer facilities at the Gurdon Institute and the Wellcome Sanger Institute. You should hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics or similar, or be close to completion of such a degree. You will also have proven experience in the processing, analysis and management of next generation sequencing datasets. Suitable programming skills are essential (e.g. Bash, R, Python, Matlab, cluster programming). You will also have excellent communication (written and oral) and documentation skills. A track record in the field of non-coding RNA or transposon biology would be an advantage.

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

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

Applications should include a CV and a brief statement outlining key areas of expertise and reasons why you would like to join our team. If you have questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Eric Miska directly via email: eric.miska@gurdon.cam.ac.uk. Please quote reference PR17682 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 Assistant/Associate on Neural Circuits for Visual Learning (Fixed Term)

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

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate or research assistant position in the Selective Vision lab, led by Dr Jasper Poort and based at the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge. The successful candidate will work on a research project funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Royal Society that will investigate the neural circuit mechanisms of visual perceptual learning.

The project will combine long-term two-photon calcium imaging, electrophysiology and optogenetic manipulation of specific cell types and neural projections in visual cortical areas and decision-making brain areas to understand how mice (including mouse models of neurodevelopmental disorders) learn to become experts in different visually-guided decision-making tasks. The successful applicant will join a supportive and multi-disciplinary research environment and collaborate with experts on learning and executive function in rodents and humans, experts on learning and executive impairments in mental disorders, and computational neuroscientists.

Applicants should have completed (or should be about to submit) a PhD (research associate) or (under)graduate degree (research assistant) in neuroscience, cognitive psychology, biology, or other relevant disciplines. Previous experience with either imaging, optogenetics, and/or behavioural training in rodents, and data analysis (e.g. Matlab or Python) will be valuable.

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 basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a health assessment.

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

The research position is available from May 2019 onwards for an initial 2 year period with the possibility for extension. More information about the lab can be found here including recent publications: www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/svl/ .

Informal enquiries about the position can be made to Jasper Poort (jp816@cam.ac.uk)

In addition to the covering letter and CV, applicants are asked to provide a brief statement (500 words) describing the questions and approach they consider important for the study of visual perceptual learning and their future research ambitions.

Please note the closing date for applications is 31 January 2019. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ17689 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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The Claire Barnes PhD Studentship in Marine Biology 2019

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

A Claire Barnes PhD Studentship in Marine Biology, covering the University Composition Fee at the Home/EU rate, a stipend at the RCUK rate for 4 years, and £5k pa towards research costs for 3 years, is offered at the Department of Zoology (University of Cambridge) to start in October 2019. Candidates must carry out research that is relevant to marine biology.

For a list of available projects, please visit the relevant page of our website, link here (https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/claire-barnes-zoology-studentships) or via www.zoo.cam.ac.uk)

Applicants are also invited to suggest their own projects. Please visit our research pages (https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/research) for more information on our supervisors and their research areas.

Eligibility:

Applicants to the Department of Zoology graduate programme must have:

  1. at least a 2.1 in an Honours degree or equivalent (e.g., CGPA 3.5/4.0) in a relevant subject;

  2. two excellent academic references;

  3. fluency in the English language: recent IELTS test with an overall band score of at least 7.0 with not less than 7.0 in speaking, listening and writing, and 6.5 in reading.

For more details of the University's entrance requirements see the Graduate Admissions website (https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/entry-requirements).

Candidates of any nationality/residency may apply, but a successful Overseas applicant would need to secure additional funds from other sources to cover the higher fee level. The most current estimates of costs can be found on the Graduate Admissions fees page (https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance).

Application procedure:

To be considered for these studentships, candidates must have applied to the University of Cambridge following the normal application process (https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/study/postgraduate) by 31 January 2019.

Please note that to be considered, you must also have uploaded all of your supporting documentation by this date. This deadline falls after the main University funding deadline of 3 January 2019; any eligible applications made to the Zoology Department between 12 noon on 3 January and 31 January will therefore only be considered for these studentships.

Interviews are likely to be held in February-March 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Zoology Graduate Administration team (graduate@zoo.cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PF17663 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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The Claire Barnes PhD Studentship in the Biology and Ecology of Asia 2019

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

A Claire Barnes PhD Studentship in the Biology and Ecology of Asia, covering the University Composition Fee at the Home/EU rate, a stipend at the RCUK rate for 4 years, and £5k pa towards research costs for 3 years, is offered at the Department of Zoology to start in October 2019. Candidates must carry out research that is relevant to the biology and ecology of Asia.

For a list of available projects, please refer to the relevant page of our website, link here (https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/claire-barnes-zoology-studentships) or via www.zoo.cam.ac.uk) . Applicants are also invited to suggest their own projects. Please visit our research pages (https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/research) for more information on our supervisors and their research areas.

Eligibility:

Applicants to the Department of Zoology graduate programme must have:

  1. at least a 2.1 in an Honours degree or equivalent (e.g., CGPA 3.5/4.0) in a relevant subject;

  2. two excellent academic references;

  3. fluency in the English language: recent IELTS test with an overall band score of at least 7.0 with not less than 7.0 in speaking, listening and writing, and 6.5 in reading.

For more details of the University's entrance requirements see the Graduate Admissions website (https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/entry-requirements).

Candidates of any nationality/residency may apply, but a successful Overseas applicant would need to secure additional funds from other sources to cover the higher fee level. The most current estimates of costs can be found on the Graduate Admissions fees page (https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance).

Background:

Claire Barnes (Clare College, 1976) writes:

"I have been fortunate to spend my working life in Asia during an era of rapid economic growth. As a traveller and keen diver, I have visited some of the world's most magical places, and have also witnessed unprecedented ecological change and destruction. Losses of habitat, biodiversity, and traditional local knowledge are all of concern; and regional education systems often equip their graduates with little understanding of the natural world. Meanwhile, the amateur naturalist marvels at the number of species yet to be documented and of topics yet to be studied. I would like to encourage zoological studies in Asia, and to strengthen scholarly and personal ties between the UK and Asia."

Application procedure:

To be considered for these studentships, candidates must have applied to the University of Cambridge following the normal application process (https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/study/postgraduate) by 31 January 2019.

Please note that to be considered, you must also have uploaded all of your supporting documentation by this date. This deadline falls after the main University funding deadline of 3 January 2019; any eligible applications made to the Zoology Department between 12 noon on 3 January and 31 January will therefore only be considered for these studentships.

Interviews are likely to be held in February-March 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Zoology Graduate Administration team (graduate@zoo.cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PF17664 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Trainee Horticultural Technician

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

Each year vacancies under the Trainee Technician scheme are available for people wishing to pursue a career in horticulture by gaining practical experience. The training is for a period of one year starting at the beginning of September. Based within the 40-acre Botanic Garden, the trainees are able to learn and perform the wide range of horticultural skills that are required to maintain a diverse collection of over 8,000 plants, which is of international importance. The scheme is demanding and is intended for those wishing to gain experience in practical horticulture, collection management and plantsmanship. Trainees are part of the staff of the Botanic Garden and receive a salary.

Trainees who successfully complete the scheme will be awarded a Certificate of Higher Education in Practical Horticulture and Plantsmanship by the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education, which works closely with the Botanic Garden. This award attracts 120 credits (Credit Accumulation Transfer [CAT] Points) at FHEQ level 4 (first-year undergraduate level). By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the roles of botanic gardens
  2. Discuss and review issues relating to plant diversity and conservation
  3. Demonstrate their ability and skill to cultivate and manage plant collections according to scientific principles

The trainees work with experienced Garden staff and rotate between the horticultural sections in the Garden: Trees and Shrubs; Demonstration and Display; Systematic Beds; Alpine and Woodland; Experimental; Glasshouse; Landscape and Machinery. Trainees work on each section, enabling them to experience how the management of each section changes with the seasons. The trainees form a significant proportion of the Garden's workforce and are central to its horticultural operations. The practical training is augmented by a weekly programme including talks, seminars, demonstrations, plant identifications, and visits to other gardens and sites of botanical significance. Trainees must attend all teaching sessions during the year in order to complete the qualification. There is an emphasis on plant diversity, basic taxonomic training and plant identification utilising the plant collections. See Further Particulars document for full details.

Fixed-term: 12 months.

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

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

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

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Unestablished Lecturer (Fixed Term)

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

The Department of Psychology invites applications for an Unestablished University Lectureship to be taken up from 1st February 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applicants should have expertise in one or more of the areas of cognitive and behaviour genetics, social perception/neuroscience, developmental affective neuroscience/psychology and computational/quantitative approaches to human cognition. Interdisciplinary and collaborative research is strongly encouraged across the university and its associated institutes. Candidates must demonstrate a firm commitment to teaching at undergraduate level within the department.

Applicants must have a PhD degree in a relevant subject and strong evidence of research excellence. The funding for this position is available until January 2023. The post is based in central Cambridge.

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

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

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

Please note the closing date for applications is 31 January 2019. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ17644 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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University Lecturer

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

Applications are invited for a University Lectureship in the Department of Psychology. This post is in association with a Fellowship at Lucy Cavendish College. The post is available from 1st April 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applicants should have expertise in one or more of the areas of cognitive and behaviour genetics, social perception/neuroscience, developmental affective neuroscience/psychology and computational/quantitative approaches to human cognition. The successful candidate will be qualified to PhD level and have a proven academic record in their subject together with evidence for delivering teaching at university level in one of the listed areas.

Standard duties for a University Lecturer include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration. College duties involves a minimum of 4 hours per week supervising undergraduate students for the Psychological and Behavioural Science Tripos.

It is an occupational requirement for the successful applicant to be female because the post holder will also hold a Fellowship with Lucy Cavendish College, which is a strong and diverse intellectual community uniquely for women committed to widening women's participation in higher education. This is permitted under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

The post is based in central Cambridge (Downing site and Lucy Cavendish College).

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

Information about the Department of Psychology and Lucy Cavendish College can be found at www.psychol.cam.ac.uk and www.lucy-cav.cam.ac.uk.

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

Please note the closing date for applications is 31 January 2019. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ17642 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate x 2 (Fixed Term)

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

Research Assistant/Research Associate X 2 Human and Mouse Breast Single Cell Atlas

Applications are invited for two post-doc positions to work on a collaborative project between the laboratories of Dr. Walid Khaled (University of Cambridge), Dr. John Marioni (CRUK, CI & EMBL-EBI) and Prof. Carlos Caldas (CRUK, CI). Our laboratories have expertise in mammary gland development (Khaled W.T. et al. 2015 Nat Commun, Bach K. et al. 2017 Nat Commun), Single Cell Genomics (Ibarra-Soria X., 2018 Nat Cell Bio, Haghverdi et al. 2018 Nat Biotech., Martinez-Jimenez et al. 2017 Science) and Breast Cancer (Curtis C. et al 2012 Nature, Dvinge et al, Nature 2013, Bruna et al, Cell 2016). We are joining forces on this ambitious project to build a comprehensive Human and Mouse Breast Single Cell Atlas. We will be using scRNAseq and scATACseq to chart the cellular changes in the breast at different healthy conditions. This data will allow us to study the impact of breast cancer risk modulators such as age and parity on the normal cellular homeostasis.

Applicants should have a strong interest in developmental or cancer biology and are expected to hold or obtain shortly, a PhD in the life sciences. They must have demonstrable experience in analysing and integrating single cell genomics data. It is also desirable if the candidates have experience in cell biology and/or mouse models. The successful applicants will be careful and methodical workers, accurate and ready to take responsibility as part of a team. They will be self-motivated and able to organise, perform and analyse experiments with minimal instruction. Ideally, they will have several years of previous laboratory experience and be capable of working efficiently and productively without direct supervision. Careful observation and accurate computer-based record-keeping and presentation are essential.

The closing date is 31st January 2019.

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

The position is available for 2 years (subject to a probation period) in the first instance and is available from 1st February 2019 or soon thereafter.

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.

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.

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 (including a description of your experience as it relates to the job specifications).

For enquiries about the online application process please contact Ms Amparo Saez at pharsect@hermes.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PL17626 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Professorship of Psychology in the Social Sciences

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

The Board of Electors to the Professorship of Psychology in the Social Sciences invite applications for this position from persons whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 October 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in Psychology with relevance to work in social sciences including areas such as social or educational neuroscience, child development, and social psychology. Applicants will require the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in the department, and to consolidate our leading research profile. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, contribution to clinical service delivery where relevant, examining, supervision and administration. The post holder will be expected to undertake leadership roles within the department. A competitive salary will be offered.

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

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

Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be made online no later than 4 February 2019.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Mark Johnson, Head of the Department of Psychology and Convenor of the Board of Electors: mj492@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PJ17591 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 Dec 05, 2018.

Research Assistant/Research Associate Cancer biology

Applications are invited for a position in the laboratory of Dr. Walid Khaled. The successful candidate will join the Epithelial Tumour Biology group which studies various aspects of triple negative breast cancer and lung squamous carcinoma (Khaled W.T. 2015 Nat Commun, Bach K. et al. Nat Commun 2017 & Lazarus K. et al. Nat Commun 2018).

Applicants should have a strong interest in cancer biology and are expected to hold or obtain shortly, a PhD in the life sciences. They must have demonstrable experience in one or more of the following areas: mouse models, cell biology, tumour immunology and/or protein-protein interactions. It is also desirable if the candidate has experience in analysing NGS data such as CHIPseq, ATACseq or RNAseq. The successful applicant will be a careful and methodical worker, accurate and ready to take responsibility as part of a team. They will be self-motivated and able to organise, perform and analyse experiments with minimal instruction. Ideally, they will have several years of previous laboratory experience and be capable of working efficiently and productively without direct supervision. Careful observation and accurate computer-based record-keeping and presentation are essential.

The closing date is 14th January 2019. Interviews will be carried out as applications are received.

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

The position is available for 2 years (subject to a probation period) in the first instance and is available from 1st February 2019 or soon thereafter.

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.

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.

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(including a description of your experience as it relates to the job specifications).

For enquiries about the online application process please contact Ms Amparo Saez at pharsect@hermes.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PL17597 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate

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

We are looking to recruit a motivated postdoctoral researcher to work on the biochemical characterisation of a highly conserved non-canonical KRAB Zinc Finger Protein (KZFP) regulating mammalian epigenetic states within the research group of Anne Ferguson-Smith in the Department of Genetics.

The project involves the identification of protein partners and the role of protein subdomains in the targeted regulation of chromatin states by KZFPs. Mouse mutants and mutant ES cell models have been generated to underpin this project which will integrate in vivo functional analyses with proteomics and protein biochemistry.

Candidates should hold a PhD in biochemistry or molecular biology and should have experience in proteomics and bioinformatics, as well as mammalian cell culture.

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.

Enquiries should be addressed to Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith (afsmith@gen.cam.ac.uk)

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

Please quote reference PC17568 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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University Lecturer

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

Applications are invited for a University Lectureship in the Department of Pharmacology with effect from 1 June 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter. Based in central Cambridge, the Department offers excellent facilities for teaching and research, and has particular interests in cell signalling, cancer, pain, macromolecular structure, neuropharmacology and vascular pharmacology. We are seeking to recruit within the broad field of pharmacology, and particularly in the fields of inflammation, immunity and cardiovascular pharmacology.

The key duties and responsibilities will include but not be limited to: mentoring and giving lectures and seminars to undergraduate/graduate students (including marking their work), taking an active part in examinations, carrying out innovative research and writing papers on topics relevant to the specialist subject area (this will include journals, books and other material), identifying funding opportunities within the area of research and submitting research grant applications. A full description of the teaching and research activities in the Department can be found at http://www.phar.cam.ac.uk.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in a relevant specialist subject area and be developing a bibliography of research publications. They will keep abreast of the latest thinking in their specialist subject area by reading other academic material, attending conferences and active discussions with other academics in the field. The successful candidate will also have a strong track record in teaching at a higher education institution.

Appointments will be made at University Lecturer level with a probationary period of five years. Appointment to retiring age thereafter is subject to satisfactory progress. The starting salary, depending upon experience, will be in the region of £40,792 pa. Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure, a security check and a health assessment. Whether the outcome is satisfactory will be determined by the University.

Prospective candidates are invited to contact the Head of Department, Professor Mike Edwardson, for informal enquires (Tel: +44 (0)1223 334014, email: jme1000@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 ensure that in the Upload section of the online application you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), research publications list and a covering letter (max 2 pages, outlining your professional, teaching and research experience and describing your future research plans, indicating the fit within the research profile of the Department and how you might contribute to our teaching). If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, these will not be considered as part of your 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.

Applications from agencies will not be considered.

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

Please quote reference PL17492 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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University Lecturer in Statistical and Computational Modelling in Biology

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

Applications are invited for a University Lectureship in Statistical and Computational Modelling in Biology based at the Department of Genetics.

The Department of Genetics is a world class research and teaching environment with particular strengths in genomics, population genetics and quantitative cell and developmental biology. We are searching for an outstanding scientist, with an excellent publication record, who is undertaking cutting edge and fundable work to complement our broad existing programme of research. In particular, we are encouraging applicants who will strengthen our current research activities in the area of quantitative genetics taking approaches that include mathematics, modelling, computing, bioinformatics and statistics. (http://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/research-by-subject).

The candidate should also have an aptitude and enthusiasm for teaching at undergraduate and graduate level, and will be expected to contribute to these activities in the Department. This will include the design and delivery of undergraduate and graduate-level lecture courses and in particular the new undergraduate course in Statistical, Computational and Mathematical Modelling in Biology The successful candidate will also be expected to perform related academic duties associated with examinations and other forms of assessment.

We welcome applications from individuals with degrees in the biological, mathematical or physical sciences who are focused on applying their expertise to research in relevant areas of modern genetics. Applicants should also be able to demonstrate an effective contribution to teaching, and more general contributions to their subject and to related activities, for example to the public understanding of science.

Prospective candidates are invited to contact the Head of Department, Professor Anne Ferguson Smith, for informal enquires (Tel: +44 (0) 1223 339984, e-mail: afsmith@gen.cam.ac.uk).

The Department is committed to the Athena SWAN scheme to provide equal opportunities and to advance the representation of women in science. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender but, as women are currently under-represented at this level in our department, we strongly encourage applications from female candidates. Appointment will be based on merit alone. The Department strongly supports DORA (https://sfdora.org) and will assess research on its own merits rather than on the basis of the journal in which it is published.

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 the following application documentation - Curriculum Vitae (CV), a full publications list, highlighting up to 5 publications you regard as most significant, and a statement of professional, teaching and research experience and a description of your future research plans.

If you upload any additional documents to those above, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Short-listed candidates will be invited to visit the Department, give a research seminar and short teaching talk, and attend a formal interview. This process will take place during March 2019.

Please quote reference PC17441 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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