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Administrative Assistant

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Dec 05, 2019.

The Sainsbury Laboratory is seeking an enthusiastic individual to provide effective administrative assistance to the Support Services team of the institute. This is a varied and interesting role with a high level of interaction with all staff and visitors. The post holder will undertake duties within various support groups including H&S, HR and Finance. They will need to have good organisational skills and to use their initiative and judgment. The post holder will work with minimum supervision and will need to prioritise various assignments. They must have a pro-active approach to troubleshooting and problem solving. Some of the work is of a confidential nature and the ability to maintain confidentiality is paramount.

Candidates must have a good level of education, excellent interpersonal, and communication skills and be able to work well within a team environment. Previous experience in a similar role, ideally within a higher education environment, is desirable, alongside a background in either HR, Finance or Health & Safety administration. Willingness to learn new skills is essential and the Institute will be supportive of necessary training.

The successful candidate will be highly competent in standard software packages, e.g. Word, Excel and, preferably, have some working knowledge of SharePoint. The managing of custom software solutions is also part of the role.

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

The post is full time and available immediately.

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

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Please note that this is a reposting and previous candidate do not need to reapply.

Please quote reference PT21151 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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Research Assistant - Bioinformatician (Fixed Term)

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

The Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute (CSCI) is an international centre of excellence for stem cell research and regenerative medicine. Scientists in the Institute collaborate to advance our knowledge of various stem cell types and to perform pioneering work in translational research areas, providing the foundation for new medical treatments (https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/).

Applications are invited for a computational biologist/bioinformatician to join the CSCI's Core Bioinformatics Group. The aim of this group is to apply and create state-of-the-art computational methods for the understanding of the biological properties and biomedical potential of stem cells.

The vacant post is at Research Assistant level and is suitable for individuals with either a computing, mathematics, physics or biology background. The post holder will interact with the research groups within the CSCI and will mainly analyse bulk and single-cell RNAseq and methylation datasets using cutting edge software tools on internally (SCI)-produced data. You will be part of a team of bioinformaticians dedicated to the application of modern bioinformatics techniques to stem cell research.

Candidates should be familiar with a UNIX/Linux environment. Proficiency with an imperative programming/scripting language (e.g. Perl/Python) and statistical data analysis environments (R, Matlab) would be a strong advantage. Additional experience with analysis of transcriptomics/ methylation high-throughput datasets (bulk or single-cell) or with the characterization of regulatory networks using multi-omics approaches is desirable.

The post holder will be involved in both standardised and customised analyses applied on multilayer genomic, transcriptomic and epigenomic data. Training in specialist computational tools will be provided; a main criterion is an enthusiasm to using and developing bioinformatics tools and pipelines to advance stem cell research.

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

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The closing date for applications is Sunday 12th January 2020 with interview date to be confirmed.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

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

Please quote reference PS21711 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate - Bioinformatician (Fixed Term)

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

The Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is an international centre of excellence for stem cell research and regenerative medicine. Scientists in the Institute collaborate to advance our knowledge of various stem cell types and to perform pioneering work in translational research areas, providing the foundation for new medical treatments (https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/).

Applications are invited for a computational biologist/bioinformatician to join the CSCI's Core Bioinformatics Group. The aim of this group is to apply and create state-of-the-art computational methods for the understanding of the biological properties and biomedical potential of stem cells.

The vacant post is at Research Associate level and is suitable for individuals with a computing, mathematics, physics or biology background. Both experienced post-docs and applicants in the last stages of submitting their doctoral thesis are encouraged to apply. The post holder will interact with the research groups within the CSCI and will use existing cutting edge software or devise new methods for analysing a variety of NGS datasets including single-cell and bulk RNAseq, ChIP-seq, methylation assays, metabolomics and proteomics. You will be part of a team of bioinformaticians dedicated to the application of modern bioinformatics techniques to stem cell research.

Candidates should be familiar with a UNIX/Linux environment. Proficiency with an imperative programming/scripting language (e.g. Perl/Python/Java/C++) and statistical data analysis environments (R, Matlab) would be a strong advantage. Additional experience with analysis of any type of high-throughput datasets or with the characterization of regulatory networks is desirable.

The post holder will be involved in both standardised and customised analyses applied on multilayer genomic, transcriptomic and epigenomic data with the aim of understanding the dynamic changes in the underlying regulatory networks. Training in specialist computational tools will be provided; an important criterion is the enthusiasm for using and developing bioinformatics tools and pipelines to advance stem cell research.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to: Head of Scientific Computing, Dr Irina Mohorianu, iim22@cam.ac.uk.

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

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The closing date for applications is Sunday 12th January 2020 with interview date yet to be confirmed.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

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

Please quote reference PS21713 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 Dec 03, 2019.

The University of Cambridge is seeking to recruit Research Laboratory to Technician to support the setting up of the Milner Therapeutics Institute. The Milner Therapeutics Institute (MTI) is a brand-new purpose-built research Institute (opened in September 2019) within the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Clinical Medicine at the University of Cambridge. The overarching vision of the MTI is to convert pioneering science into therapies. The Institute delivers this through its aims to connect industry and academia, enable and drive collaborative research and accelerate therapeutic companies. The Institute houses the Centre for Pathway Analysis, AZ/CRUK joint Functional Genomics Centre and Cambridge Centre for Proteomics. The Centre for Pathway Analysis houses collaborative academic/industry research projects and generates its own drug discovery pipeline to translate academic research from the University of Cambridge.

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to support the set up and maintenance of the Institute to ensure research is delivered effectively. This will include set up and support for the consumable stores, tissue culture laboratories, general laboratories and equipment within the MTI. The postholder will also represent the Milner as 'Green Impact Champion' working to encourage environmental sustainability throughout the Institute.

Applicants must be self-motivated and have proven experience in an academic or commercial laboratory. Successful candidates will have good communication and interpersonal skills, a methodological approach to problem-solving and a basic understanding of current trends in the bioscience sector.

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

Please note that interviews for this post will be held on Tuesday 14th January 2020.

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

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Informal enquiries can be directed to Dr Kathryn Chapman, Deputy Director of the Milner Therapeutics Institute at Kathryn.Chapman@milner.cam.ac.uk (www.milner.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference PR21701 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Deputy Departmental Administrator (Academic Services)

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

The Department of Psychology is one of the world's leading departments with an exceptional record of research and teaching in all areas of psychology. We are seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic person to join the Department to contribute to the leadership of the administrative and technical teams of the department through serving as Deputy to the Departmental Administrator. In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day co-ordination, management and delivery of all processes and functions related to undergraduate and graduate teaching, assisted by an administrative team, ensuring compliance with University policies and procedures. The post holder will be a key source of advice relating to the policies and procedures with respect to undergraduate and graduate issues in the Department.

The role holder reports to the Head of Departmental Administration and works closely with the Deputy Head of Department (Teaching), the Directors of Undergraduates Studies and the Director of Graduate Studies to provide strategic advice. Experience working in an academic or educational setting and management experience is highly desirable. The post holder must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to liaise between academics and administrators, and to prioritise many competing demands. The post holder will need to be able to work on their own initiative and as part of a team.

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Informal enquiries regarding this post may be sent Dr Jeanne Estabel (je353@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 18 December 2019 . Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ21694 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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Department Administrator

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Nov 29, 2019.

The Department of Genetics is seeking a new Department Administrator. This leadership position reports to the Head of Department, and combines the functions of Chief Operating Officer and Head of Administration. As Department Administrator, you will manage ten direct reports and will have responsibility for 40 professional services staff, who provide services in HR, finance, research and teaching support, buildings and safety, scientific facilities, committees, internal and external communications, compliance and other operational areas. You will advise the Head of Department, and other senior academic staff, on strategy, planning and policy issues and options. The role requires close collaboration with other Departments in the School of the Biological Sciences, and with colleagues in the university's central administration.

Genetics is a diverse Department with an outstanding record in research and teaching. Under the direction of our 30 academic Group Leaders, our research strengths are in quantitative approaches to genomics, epigenetics, population and evolutionary genetics, and cell and developmental biology. We have a reputation as a friendly and supportive Department. The Department has an active equality and wellbeing agenda and we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award for our work in improving our working environment, inclusiveness, equality and diversity. We are based in a substantially refurbished building on the Downing Site in the city centre.

The Department Administrator will have experience of management and administration in a complex organization. You will have skills in team leadership, resource management, problem-solving, change management, planning, , contributing to strategy, and working effectively with staff, students and external stakeholders. The position is unestablished and is available for three years in the first instance.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our University.

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Further information is available via the link below.

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Sam Laister, HR Coordinator, Sam.Laister@gen.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PC21670 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Divisional Administrative Assistant - Addenbrooke's

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Nov 29, 2019.

The Department of Pathology is seeking to appoint a full time Divisional Administrative Assistant based at our Addenbrooke's site.

The role provides general administrative service to the Head of Division, Primary Investigator's and the Laboratory Manager.

The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of general administration, including secretarial, clerical and reception work. It is necessary that you have previous administration /clerical experience. Knowledge of Microsoft Office packages is essential. The successful applicant will have a helpful and positive attitude, strong communication skills, possess good organisational skills, and is self-motivated.

Applicants should be educated to GCSE level (A-C), NVQ Level 2, or have an equivalent level of practical experience. Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment. Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

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

Please quote reference PK20347 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Learning Administrator

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Nov 29, 2019.

Reporting to the Departmental Administrator, the role-holder will provide high level administrative skills, to support the functions of the Garden's Learning Team, within the overall framework of the Garden's Administrative Division.

Administrative support is given to the Learning Team in the provision of the Garden's adult learning programme, school visits, community and family learning and higher education visits as well as general duties within the Garden's Administrative Team.

PLEASE SEE FURTHER PARTICULARS for full details and person specification, via the link below

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

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

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Bioinformatics/Computer Science Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Nov 29, 2019.

A post is available for an experienced Computer Scientist or Bioinformatician to support the work of the Schofield research group who are engaged in the development and application of computational methods to relate human disease phenotypes to genotypes. The purpose of the work, which is funded by the Alan Turing Institute, is to develop and assess semantic and syntactic integration strategies to produce a formal environment in which multidimentional healthcare data can be integrated with research-led databases to support a higher level of understanding of disease which traditional clinical reasoning and expert practice is unable to achieve. There will be an opportunity to work with other members of the Turing Institute and to access its resources.

The main responsibilities of the post will include: - Data capture from electronic health records and normalisation of textual components; - Formalising and linking EHR data to deep background data in public databases using formal ontology, automated reasoning and machine learning; - Ontology and clinical terminology alignment and mapping; - Knowledge graph building; - Working with NGS human sequence data; - Preparation of data and analyses for publication; - Presentation of seminars and talks; - Support of other group members in the area of computation and data analysis.

The successful applicant should have a post-graduate degree (or about to obtain one) in biomedical sciences, computer science or mathematics and have experience of the elements listed above.

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

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

Please quote reference PM20944 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

Project Coordinator (Part Time, Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Nov 29, 2019.

Applications are invited for a part- time (50%) Administrator/Project Coordinator to support Professor Mark Johnson, Head of Psychology. The post-holder has primary responsibility for coordinating an MRC-funded project in which we follow behaviour and brain functions in infants from the third trimester prenatal through to early infancy. Duties will include overseeing participant recruitment, liaising with parents, scheduling and coordinating visits, and managing the database. In addition to these duties, the post holder will have opportunities to participate in data collection if desired.

This is a wide-ranging position, which would suit a self-motivated individual who is experienced in working in a diverse team and able to perform effectively under multiple demands. Applicants should be educated to first degree level and have experience of project planning/organising, ideally within a scientific research setting. Excellent organisational skills, ability to work independently and the ability to prioritise tasks effectively are essential, as is meticulous attention to detail. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a proven ability to summarise information and act as primary contact for the project.

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

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

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Informal enquiries about this position may be made to Professor Mark Johnson (mj492@cam.ac.uk)

Please note the closing date for applications is 5 January 2020 . Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ21673 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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IT Manager

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Nov 28, 2019.

Biochemistry is one of the largest Departments in the University. It is based in two centrally located facilities housing around 500 staff and students. The two facilities are both a mix of laboratories, teaching and office space. The role holder is responsible for the creation of the IT vision of the department and it's delivery through a team of IT professionals. Through a combination of project work and the delivery of day-to-day services, the role holder will ensure that IT creates the digital environment to enable the department to fulfil its goals in research, teaching and learning, as well as providing the tools to support the delivery of the department's administrative functions.

This highly visible role supports, influences and delivers a wide range of facilities and interacts with colleagues at all levels. Other key contacts will be the University Information Services, the School of Biological Sciences and Departments within the School, Procurement and equipment providers.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate significant experience of the definition, approach, facilitation and delivery of medium-scale projects. Also essential is clear evidence of strong operational leadership for the design, procurement, installation, upgrading, operation, control, maintenance and effective use of IT infrastructure and its performance. A working knowledge of a majority the following will also be required: the design, maintenance and operation of [Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS] clients, relevant server environment(s), centralised authentication service(s), automated installation of OS and software deployment, networking, virtualisation and website management.

Applicants should be educated to at least degree level and have significant technical and management experience in either higher education or a commercial environment. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, clear and concise communication and financial acumen. Experience in scientific computing, including high performance computing, would be beneficial.

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If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact the Departmental HR Team (personl@bioc.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 PH21580 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Studentship in the field of Phycology (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Nov 27, 2019.

The Ralph Lewin - F E Fritsch Prize Studentship in the field of Phycology is available to UK and EU citizens. The Department of Plant Sciences, in conjunction with Downing College, is offering a range of projects in the field of phycology. Candidates are encouraged to review the projects on the Department's website and to contact potential supervisors directly for further details. For details see: https://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/ We are also happy to devise a project with you if you have suitable research interests that we share in phycology. Please contact a prospective supervisor to develop a project proposal before applying. The studentship is typically tenable for up to three years and includes the University Composition Fee, a contribution towards research expenses and a living allowance at the standard UK Research Council Doctoral stipend levels (£15,009 2019/20 rate). The award is conditional upon the recipient becoming a member of Downing College for the duration of the studentship and being registered for a PhD at the University of Cambridge. Applicants to the Department of Plant Sciences must have: 1. at least a 2.1 in an Honours degree from a UK university or an equivalent standard from an overseas university; 2. two outstanding academic references; and 3. competence in the English language. For full details of the University's entrance requirements see the Graduate Admissions website: www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/application-process/entry-requirements. Applicants are automatically considered when applying for postgraduate study by the University's Graduate Funding Competition deadline which is 12:00 BST on 7 January 2020. Applicants need to select Downing College as their first choice College when making an application. Please note that to be considered, applicants must have uploaded all required supporting documentation by this date, including references. Applications should be made via the University's Graduate Admissions Office: https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/application-process/how-do-i-apply Please note that there is an application fee. For details see: https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/application-process/how-do-i-apply/application-fee If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Plant Sciences' Graduate Student Administrator (email: pgadmin@plantsci.cam.ac.uk)

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

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

Please quote reference PD21647 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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MRC Postdoctoral Fellow

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Nov 27, 2019.

The Medical Research Council Toxicology Unit is an internationally renowned institution focussed on the delivery of field-changing mechanistic insights into toxicology and disease. The Unit is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and offers excellent opportunities for postdoctoral development.

We are looking to appoint an MRC Postdoctoral Fellow (PF) to join the scientific group led by Professor Gerry Melino, working on cancer biology with a particular focus on p53-family. The group was established in January 2003 and publishes extensively in high impact journals. The candidate will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other groups within the MRC Toxicology Unit (Anne E. Willis) and in external laboratories (Tak W. Mak in Toronto, Doug R. Green in Memphis, Eleonora Candi in Rome, Karen H. Vousden in London, Michael Karin in San Diego). The group is currently based in central Cambridge (Pathology Building, Tennis Court Road) and will relocate to the refurbished Gleeson building in autumn 2020.

p53 tumour suppressor protein is critical in cancer biology for its role in cell cycle regulation, maintenance of genomic stability, metabolism and cell motility. Later discovered p53 homologues ¿ p73 and p63 share remarkable structural and functional similarity with p53. Mutations of p53 and altered expression of p73 in cancer are associated to prognosis, chemo-resistance and metastasis. By using different in vivo mouse cancer models (some of which have just been established in our laboratory) as well as in vitro cellular systems, the project will focus on high throughput genomics to identify the main alterations in the genomic networks associated to p53 family-dependent metastasis and chemo-resistance phenotypes.

This is a three-year training and development position. We support postdoctoral scientists in these positions with a range of formal and on-the-job training to ensure you receive the training relevant to your role and identify additional training to help support your future career.

Applicants must have (or be in the final stages of receiving) a higher degree (PhD) in a relevant discipline and have experience Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or Oncology. Experience in cancer biology is desirable. The ability to publish high quality research in a peer reviewed journal; to be able to work both independently and as part of a team, together with excellent communication and problem-solving skills are required.

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

Fixed-term: 3 years.

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Informal enquiries are invited and can be directed to Gerry Melino at gm614@mrc-tox.cam.ac.uk.

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

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 security check.

Please quote reference PU21650 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Business and Operations Manager

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Nov 26, 2019.

The Wellcome/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, renowned for its research in developmental biology and cancer, is seeking a new Business and Operations Manager.

This is the most senior professional services post in the organisation and provides an exciting opportunity to work in a large, complex and welcoming research Institute with an exceptional record in world-class research.

As Business and Operations Manager, the role-holder will directly supervise heads of section and will have overall responsibility for all professional services staff (c.40) who deliver key services in HR, finance, research support, buildings and facilities, internal and external communications, compliance and other operational areas.

The role-holder will advise the Institute Director and other senior academic staff on strategy, planning and policy issues. The role also requires collaboration with departments in the School of the Biological Sciences and with the University's central administration.

The varied and challenging role of Business and Operations Manager requires high-level experience of managing people and budgets as well as the ability to communicate effectively, to oversee complex projects and to solve problems. This role has delegated authority from the Director to deal with HR matters, monitor the Institute's core grants (circa £4 million per annum) and oversee all financial matters.

At an exciting time of change and onward planning, the Institute offers an exceptional opportunity for a dynamic administrative leader to contribute ideas and strategy to help shape the future of the Institute and head up its professional services to ensure efficiency and future resilience.

This role will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to:

Lead and manage a team of dedicated professional services/support staff;

Engage in strategic planning at the senior management level for the success of the Institute;

Work in a dynamic, friendly environment within a world-class research institute;

Contribute to the success of research at the forefront of development biology and cancer.

The successful candidate will have significant senior management experience in an academic research environment, including an understanding of research grants and managing finances and resources. They will also be flexible and creative in response to challenges, be able to make and implement decisions to complex problems, and have excellent skills in team working and collaboration.

Permanent, restricted by funding: In the first instance, the funding supporting the post is secured for 4 years from the date of appointment.

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Informal enquiries about this vacancy, or questions regarding the application process, should be directed to: jobs@gurdon.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PR21625 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term: 6 months)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Nov 26, 2019.

Analysing EEG data in the transgenic sheep model of Huntington's disease

We are looking for a highly motivated research assistant/associate to join a research team led by Prof. Jenny Morton. We are using longitudinal electrophysiological recordings (electroencephalography [EEG], electrooculography [EOG], and electromyography [EMG]) to establish and test a highly specific and reliable biomarker to follow pathophysiological process in the sheep model of Huntington's disease. You will work closely with post-doctoral researchers already in position.

The ideal applicant will have excellent programming skills and have experience in signal processing (preferably EEG/EOG/EMG recordings) and statistical methods. You will probably be a graduate/postgraduate with a degree (or equivalent) PhD in a science or engineering discipline. An interest in neuroscience (preferably in the neurobiology of sleep regulation) is desirable. You should be enthusiastic and highly motivated, with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills. A creative, analytic and problem solving approach is highly desirable. Careful observation skills and accurate record keeping are essential. You must be able to work with minimum supervision. The successful candidate will also contribute to the interpretation and publication of the results.

A PhD or equivalent qualification is required for appointment at Research Associate level.

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

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Please refer to the further particulars for the role and use this as a guide for your application.

Please quote reference PM21627 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Training Network Manager (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Nov 25, 2019.

A positions as EU Research Training Network Managers to take a leading role in managing the European Research Training Networks in Protein Engineering and Chemical Biology: Directed Protein Evolution for Synthetic Biology and Biocatalysis (ES-Cat - http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/hollfelder/Research/es-cat) is available as soon as possible.

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

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

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

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If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact Florian Hollfelder (fh111@cam.ac.uk) or if your questions relate to the application process, please contact the Departmental HR Team (personl@bioc.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 PH21594 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

Research Assistant/Associate (Bioinformatician) (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Nov 25, 2019.

The Wellcome - MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is an international centre of excellence for stem cell research and regenerative medicine. Scientists in the Institute collaborate to advance our knowledge of various stem cell types and to perform pioneering work in translational research areas, providing the foundation for new medical treatments (https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/).

The Living Systems Institute (LSI) pioneers transformative science to engineer control of complex biological systems. LSI merges research in biology and medicine with ground breaking physical sciences technologies and powerful mathematical modelling capabilities. https://www.exeter.ac.uk/livingsystems

A post is open for a Research Assistant/Associate bioinformatician in the laboratory of Professor Austin Smith to work on an ERC Advanced Grant project on Plasticity of the Pluripotency Network (PLASTINET). You will contribute to analyses of the fundamental biology of pluripotency and pluripotent stem cells in different mammals. The laboratory is currently based in the Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/People/pi/smith and will relocate to the Living Systems Institute, University of Exeter, in July 2020 https://www.exeter.ac.uk/livingsystems/.

Research assistant candidates should have an MSc or equivalent in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Systems Biology or related subject. Research Associate candidates should have a PhD or equivalent research doctorate in computational biology or bioinformatics. You will develop and implement algorithms, analysis methods and visualisation tools for dissecting multi-omics datasets. In particular, you will use scRNAseq, ChIPseq and ATAC-seq data in order to elucidate the regulatory networks governing pluripotency and undertake comparisons across species. You will also be encouraged to develop new analyses within the group's field of interest. Candidates will have proven capacity to understand and execute high-throughput data analysis, and should be familiar with a UNIX/Linux environment and programming/scripting language (Python, R, Matlab). General knowledge of molecular cell biology and experience in sequencing analysis will be beneficial. Specific training and support will be provided as needed.

Good communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team are essential. This post will transfer to the University of Exeter in July 2020.

Research Assistant salary range £26,715 - £30,942; Research Associate salary range £32,816-£40,322, depending on experience and qualification.

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

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The closing date for applications is Sunday 22nd December 2019 with interview date yet to be confirmed.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

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

Please quote reference PS21612 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Cleaner [Maternity Cover]

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Nov 20, 2019.

We are looking for an active person to join our existing domestic team as maternity cover for one year. A reliable and flexible outlook are essential, as is the ability to start work at 6.00am.

Duties of the role holder will include providing a high standard of cleanliness in all areas such as laboratories, offices, toilets and communal areas, using mechanical and manual methods. The collection and disposal of rubbish and the washing of laboratory glassware.

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

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

  • We operate a Cambridge Living Wage (CLW) supplement, which sets the minimum rate of pay at £10 per hour.

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If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact Ali Digby (ajd204@cam.ac.uk) and Debbie Canham (dac77@cam.ac.uk) or if your questions relate to the application process, please contact the Departmental HR Team (personl@bioc.cam.ac.uk).

Please contact the HR team if you wish to apply manually.

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

Please quote reference PH21159 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Domestic Assistant (Part Time)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Nov 19, 2019.

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

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

We can offer part time hours 15 hours weekly Monday to Friday. Early morning 6.00am-9.00am or evening 5pm -8pm shifts are available

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

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

Previous applicants need not apply.

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

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

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

Please quote reference PK21096 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Personal Assistant to Herchel Smith Professor of Biochemistry (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Nov 18, 2019.

Applications are invited for a Personal Assistant in the Department of Biochemistry, supporting the research group of Professor Jussi Taipale, Herchel Smith Professor of Biochemistry. The group includes both experimental biologists and computer scientists, and is currently composed of seven postdoctoral fellows.

The role requires the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people within the department, broader University and externally, particularly collaborators and funding bodies. Typical activities include the management and organization of international travel, expense administration, coordinating grant applications and subsequent reporting, letter writing and diary management. You will work closely with departmental administration teams including Human Resources, Finance and Procurement on behalf of the research group.

The successful applicant must have excellent communication and organizational skills and be used to working to tight deadlines with attention to detail. The ability to prioritize and plan your own workload independently is essential, in addition to being flexible and able to work on your own initiative within agreed boundaries. An interest in website design and content management would be desirable.

Ideally candidates will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) and have experience working as a PA and facilitator. Previous experience of working in a higher education institution would be advantageous.

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

*A higher salary may be available for exceptional candidates.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

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Informal enquires can be made by contacting Dr Minna Taipale, email: mt779@cam.ac.uk. Any enquiries relating to the application process please contact the Departmental HR Team at personnel@bioc.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 PH18414 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Four Year (1+3) PhD Programme in Stem Cell Biology & Medicine

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Nov 18, 2019.

https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/JoinUs/Students/MRes-PhDProgramme

Stem Cell Biology

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

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

Cambridge Stem Cell Community

The University of Cambridge is exceptional in the depth and diversity of its research in Stem Cell Biology, and has a dynamic and interactive research community that is ranked amongst the foremost in the world. By bringing together members of both the Schools of Biology and Medicine, this four year PhD programme will enable you to take advantage of the strength and breadth of stem cell research available in Cambridge. Choose from over 25 participating host laboratories using a range of experimental approaches and organisms.

Programme Outline

During the first year students will: - Perform laboratory rotations in three different participating groups working on both basic and translational stem cell biology. - Study fundamental aspects of Stem Cell Biology through a series of teaching modules led by leaders in the field. - Learn a variety of techniques, such as advanced imaging, flow cytometry, and management of complex data sets.

Students are expected to choose a laboratory for their thesis research by June 2021, and will then write a research proposal to be assessed for the MRes Degree in Stem Cell Biology. This assessment will also be used to determine whether students continue on to a 3-year PhD.

Physical Biology of Stem Cells

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

Eligibility

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

Stem Cell Biology and Medicine Programme (funding by Wellcome)

Five places are available on this Programme each year. We welcome application from EU and non-EU candidates. Wellcome provide full funding at the 'Home/EU' rate. Funding does not include overseas fees, so non-EU applicants will need to find alternative funding sources to cover these.

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

We also have MRC-funded places available on this Programme, for UK/EU candidates with a Physical, Mathematical or Computational Sciences background, interested in applying their training to aspects of Stem Cell Biology. *The Medical Research Council provide full funding for UK applicants only. Applicants from EU countries other than the UK, are generally eligible for a fees-only award. Please check your eligibility status at https://www.mrc.ac.uk/skills-careers/studentships/studentship-guidance/student-eligibility-requirements/ before applying.

Application Process

Visit https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/JoinUs/Students/MRes-PhDProgramme for full details, including how to apply.

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

Please quote reference PS21526 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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PhD Studentship (Fixed Term) - Department of Genetics

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Nov 15, 2019.

A PhD Studentship supported by the KAUST Fund for Biological Sciences is now available within the Department of Genetics starting October 2020. Funding will cover the University Composition Fee at the Home/EU rate and a stipend at the UKRI rate for 4 years.

The list of available projects can be found at https://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/postgraduate/kaust-phd-studentship and potential applicants are strongly advised to make an informal approach to the relevant Supervisor before applying.

Applications should be made via the University's Graduate application system available at https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/application-process/applicant-portal-and-self-service-account by 5pm on Monday 6th January 2020.

Applicants must have at least a 2.1 in an Honours degree or equivalent (e.g., CGPA 3.5/4.0) in a relevant subject; two excellent academic references as well as fluency in the English language. For more details of the University's entrance requirements see the Graduate Admissions website via the following link https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/

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 (http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance)

If you have any questions please in the first instance forward your enquiry to our Departmental Graduate Education Administrator genda@gen.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PC21515 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 Nov 13, 2019.

Applications are invited for a full-time postdoctoral research associate or research assistant starting as soon as possible. The successful candidate will work on a project called "A toolkit of customised tension sensors for interrogating mechanical forces in the cell" in the lab of Prof Laura Itzhaki, Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge.

The project will exploit the mechanics of a class of spring-like biomolecules known as tandem-repeat proteins. The physical strength of these molecules can be straightforwardly and predictably manipulated with simple protein engineering approaches, with which we will create a toolkit of tension sensors and use it to understand mechanical forces in biology. The work will involve protein design, recombinant protein production and biophysical analysis including single-molecule force spectroscopy, with the opportunity to spend time in collaborators' labs in Germany. Applicants should have a first degree or PhD in an area relevant to the project. The key duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: developing research objectives and conducting the research project, writing up research work for presentation and publication, continually updating knowledge and understanding in the research field, translating knowledge of advances in the subject area into research activity, managing own research and administrative activities.

The funds for this post are available for 36 months. The salary range if appointed as a Research Associate is £32,816-£40,322 per annum and the salary range if appointed as Research Assistant is £26,715-£30,942 per annum with promotion to Research Associate on attainment of PhD if applicable.

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Informal enquiries about the position can be made to Prof Laura Itzhaki (lsi10@cam.ac.uk).

If you have any questions about the application process please contact Debbie Stanley, phar-hr@lists.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PL21456 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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.

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PhD Studentship - Interface between embryonic development and physics

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Nov 12, 2019.

The Wellcome/Cancer Research UK Gurdon institute is a leading institution in basic research of development and cancer, embedded in the first-class interdisciplinary environment of the University.

Applications are invited for a 4-year PhD studentship in the group led by Dr Fengzhu Xiong, on a project titled Tissue mechanics in body axis symmetry. For further information about Dr Xiong's group, please go to https://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/research/fengzhu-xiong

Xiong Lab is interested in the role and regulation of tissue mechanics in morphogenesis (shape change) during development. We integrate a variety of tools from imaging to soft matter physics with the long-term goal of quantitatively predicting morphogenesis. Early vertebrate embryos increase the length of the body significantly during somitogenesis while maintaining straightness. The cell dynamics and tissue forces that prevent axis curvature remain unknown. The project will involve: observing and analysing the dynamics and variability of tissue symmetry and cell behaviours in avian embryos; performing microsurgeries and quantitative tissue force measurements to understand the mechanical constraints on the body axis; developing computational models linking signalling, cell dynamics to tissue mechanics to assess robustness of symmetry. A variety of other projects on tissue mechanics are possible, depending on the student's interest and background. The student is expected to complete the PhD thesis in the fourth year of study.

Applicants must have (or expect to obtain) a Bachelor's or Master's degree in developmental biology, genetics, physics and/or engineering disciplines relevant to the project. Motivation, creativity and intellectual independence are desirable as are excellent communication skills with the ability to work collaboratively. This project includes full funding for University and College fees and a stipend. Applicants are encouraged to seek external funding sources. For example, applicants eligible for various scholarships at Cambridge (https://www.cambridgetrust.org/scholarships/) should submit a copy of the application through the University portal and select the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience graduate course (https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/blpdpdpdn) before the deadline.

To apply, please send the following as a combined PDF file to jobs@gurdon.cam.ac.uk, please indicate "Application - PR21447" in your email subject:

  • CV (PDF file listing awards and honours, publications and research/work experiences),

  • Copy of your undergraduate transcript (and certified English translation if applicable)

  • A research writing sample (e.g., a publication, undergraduate or masters dissertation, internship project report, etc)

  • A statement of interest (limit of 2,500 characters) should explain your research career motivation and how this PhD training will help you improve your knowledge and skills.

In addition, please arrange 3 recommendation letter to be sent to jobs@gurdon.cam.ac.uk directly from the referees with the reference number PR21447 and your name in the title.

The closing date for applications is 7 January 2020, with interviews expected to take place in February.

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

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. Benefits include generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible working and funds for returning carers and other family friendly schemes. The Gurdon Institute is committed to equality and diversity in the workplace, for more information go to https://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/wed/SWAN

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

Please quote reference PR21447 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Co-ordinator & Events Manager for the Synthetic Biology Interdisciplinary Research Centre

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

The Synthetic Biology Interdisciplinary Research Centre (IRC) in Cambridge is seeking a Co-ordinator. The IRC aims to promote interdisciplinary scientific exchange and responsible innovation in Synthetic Biology.

The Co-ordinator will play a crucial role in creating a hub for interdisciplinary exchange between the physical sciences, engineering and the life sciences, that will underpin advances in Synthetic Biology. The role-holder will work with the IRC co-chairs and steering committee to develop, plan and deliver the IRC's vision and strategy. They will promote efforts to facilitate the exchange of novel foundational technologies and applications, build shared resources and provide a point of exchange.

Responsibilities include managing seed funding competitions, organising meetings and forums, and developing and managing relationships with stakeholders. The role-holder is additionally responsible for ensuring that synthetic biology activities in Cambridge are actively communicated and promoted.

The successful candidate will have at least a good first degree in a relevant subject, experience in events management, in designing/building websites and writing content for websites, newsletters and social media. They will have knowledge and understanding of Synthetic Biology research, policy and practice. Administrative or project management experience in a research-related role is desirable, together with problem-solving and organisational skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to manage their own workload and work independently to a set of objectives.

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

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

Please quote reference PD21378 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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University Lecturer / University Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery

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

Applications are invited for the role of University Lecturer or University Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery (soft tissue or orthopaedics), available from 1 March 2020. This is an exciting opportunity for you to provide academic leadership in small animal surgery in the Department, in order to conduct research through collaboration with colleagues, and to develop new research directions. The individual appointed is expected to achieve and sustain a clear national and international profile in research and in the clinical practices of small animal surgery. The Department has outstanding research and clinical excellence in surgery, notably relating to the management of brachycephalic dogs, and in comparative musculoskeletal research. Many leading academic veterinary surgeons undertook their PhD and/or specialist training in the Department, and this post is an opportunity to capitalise on, and enhance, this reputation.

You must be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a veterinary degree qualifying you for membership; be an active Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgery or the American College of Veterinary Surgery; have a PhD in a relevant area; have undergraduate and postgraduate teaching experience in lecturing and small group teaching; and have a track record in research and publication.

Further information: follow link below. Informal enquiries: Professor James Wood, Head of Department, jlnw2@cam.ac.uk

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

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Interviews will be held: To be confirmed after the closing date

Please quote reference PP21446 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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University Lecturer / University Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Anaesthesia

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

Applications are invited for the role of University Lecturer or University Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Anaesthesia, available from 1 March 2020. This is an exciting opportunity for you to provide academic leadership in anaesthesia in the Department, in order to re-invigorate research in anaesthesia through collaboration with colleagues, and to develop new research directions. The individual appointed is expected to achieve and sustain a clear national and international profile in research and in the clinical practices of anaesthesia. The Department has a long history of outstanding research and clinical excellence in anaesthesia: many leading academic anaesthetists undertook their PhD and/or specialist training in the Department, and this post is an exciting opportunity to capitalise on this reputation.

You must be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a veterinary degree qualifying you for membership; be an active Diplomate of the European or American College of Veterinary An[a]esthesia and Analgesia; have a PhD in a relevant area; have undergraduate and postgraduate teaching experience in lecturing and small group teaching; and have a track record in research and publication.

Further information: follow link below.

Informal enquiries: Professor James Wood, Head of Department, jlnw2@cam.ac.uk Information about the Department: www.vet.cam.ac.uk

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Interviews will be held: Date to be confirmed after the closing date.

Please quote reference PP21441 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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AstraZeneca Studentship x 3 (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Nov 07, 2019.

Applications are invited for a four-year PhD programme through the generous support of AstraZeneca. The Department of Biochemistry is a member of the School of the Biological Sciences and one of the largest departments in the University of Cambridge. The Department is especially strong in research with investigators of international standing in a wide range of disciplines including structural biology, molecular enzymology, cell signalling and control of gene expression, molecular microbiology, plant molecular biology and bioenergy, cancer and cardiovascular biology.

The programme aims to educate and train the next-generation doctoral scientists in all aspects of cutting edge biochemistry research which in the department focuses on the fundamental processes of biological systems, with a particular emphasis on understanding at the molecular level.

  1. Students awarded places on the programme will join a specific research group from the outset and undertake a research project agreed with the principal investigator.

  2. All students will have the opportunity to spend some time conducting research at the AstraZeneca Global Research and Development Centre in Cambridge.

  3. All students will receive a tailored career development programme and an AstraZeneca-based project supervisor (in addition to a Biochemistry-based supervisor), designed to broaden their research and professional skills.

In addition to her/his direct supervisor, each PhD student will also have an advisor and a graduate thesis panel comprising three members of faculty, two of which are chosen by the student. Our PhD programmes offer many opportunities for both specialised training and the acquisition of transferable skills. Further details of our PhD program can be found at https://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/graduate/new-graduates.

Applicants should have or shortly expect to obtain a minimum of a UK II.i Honours Degree (or equivalent) in Biochemistry or a related subject. Competition is intense and successful applicants will demonstrate very high academic achievements. We are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic and industrious individuals who are capable of thinking and working independently.

Application process: You should identify one or more labs in which you might wish to study, then make informal contact with the principal investigator(s) to ensure they are potentially able to supervise you, and to understand the research project you would undertake.

To find PIs' areas of research see Research Group Heads http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/people/uto.

When making informal contact with the PI, please e-mail the following information to them:

  1. Your CV (max two A4 pages), with full contact details of 2 academic referees.

  2. A covering letter (max two A4 pages) highlighting (a) your research interests, (b) what you hope to achieve from the programme, (c) your career aspirations beyond the programme, and (d) why you wish to undertake this programme in the Department of Biochemistry.

The email addresses of the PIs can be found at http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/graduate/apply

If you receive support from the PI you should apply using the Applicant Portal which can be found at:

http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/how-do-i-apply. You can only submit one application with one PI for consideration. Multiple applications with different PIs will not be accepted. Fully completed applications (including references) must be submitted by the deadline.

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

Funding - Full funding covering the University Composition Fee for Home/EU candidates only, Maintenance (currently £18,500 pa), and an allowance for consumables is provided for up to 4 years, with effect from 1st October 2020.

If you have any questions please in the first instance forward your enquiry to our Graduate Admissions Administrator at pg-entry@bioc.cam.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 9th January 2020. Interviews will be held on 23rd and/or 24th January 2020.

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

Please quote reference PH21395 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

PhD studentships x 11 (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Nov 06, 2019.

The Department of Pathology has an excellent reputation in pure biological and biomedical research and is offering eleven fully funded* studentships from October 2020 to work with one of the Research Group Leaders in this large and vibrant Department.

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

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

Supervisors and Projects available for October 2020:

Dr Andrew Blagborough - Dissecting the role of protein disulphide isomerase in plasmodium, and targeting function to block malarial transmission

Professor Ian Brierley - Investigating the regulation of coronavirus sub-genomic mRNA transcription, translation and the impact on the host response to infection

Professor Nick Coleman - MicroRNA dysregulation in malignant germ cell tumours: more than a biomarker?

Professor John Doorbar - The cellular origin of Human Papillomavirus associated Neoplasia

Dr Brian Ferguson - How is viral DNA sensed by human cells?

Dr Valeria Lulla and Dr Andrew Firth - A newly discovered protein encoded by enteroviruses: from mechanism to application

Dr Bidesh Mahata - Immune cell-mediated steroidogenesis in regulating cancer immunity

Dr Rahul Roychoudhuri - High-throughput discovery of mechanisms underlying tumour immunosuppression using functional genetics

Professor Geoffrey L Smith - Inhibition of innate immunity by vaccinia virus: a discovery tool for host restriction factors

Dr Liz Soilleux - Development of a high throughput butyrophilin analysis, to complement a holistic immunological analysis tool for clinical diagnosis/prediction of prognosis

Dr Richard Hayward - Dissecting inclusion biogenesis - the specialised intracellular replicative compartment of Chlamydia trachomatis

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

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

Applications from ineligible candidates will not be considered. Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance. The closing date for applications is 1 January 2020. Interviews will be held during the week commencing 20 January 2020.

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

Please quote reference PK21381 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 Nov 06, 2019.

Applications are invited for a vacancy in bioinformatics at pre-doctoral (Research Assistant) level. The successful applicant will join a multi-disciplinary team studying gene expression mechanisms, particularly translation control and protein synthesis. The position will be based in the laboratory of Dr Betty Chung in the University of Cambridge at the Department of Pathology.

We are seeking a highly motivated pre-doctoral research scientist, with the ability to plan and conduct high quality work. Applicants should have, or be about to obtain, a good degree in bioinformatics, molecular biology, computer science or related disciplines or equivalent experience. Applicants should have a sound knowledge of at least one programming language, and familiarity with the linux operating system and shell scripting, and preferably experience in standard bioinformatic techniques and reference resources (particularly for RNA/DNA sequence analysis). Applicants should also have a good knowledge of basic molecular biology (e.g. first year undergraduate level) and the motivation to learn more. Productive bioinformatic experience in the following areas would be highly advantageous: RNA biology, gene expression, and high-throughput NGS analysis. Experience and knowledge of web development and software development is desirable. The successful applicant will provide computational support for a number of exciting wet-lab projects and potentially working on their own projects in gene expression analysis. Training can be provided as appropriate.

The ability to work both independently as well as part of a team, coupled with good communication and excellent organizational and problem solving skills, attention to detail, and an enthusiasm for scientific research, are required. General duties/responsibilities include supporting the lab's work, writing up work for presentation and publication, and potentially assisting in the supervision of student research projects.

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

Direct enquiries may be addressed to Dr Betty Chung (bcy23@cam.ac.uk).

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

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

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

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

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

Please quote reference PK20712 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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David Sainsbury Career Development Fellowships

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Nov 06, 2019.

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

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

Applicants will typically have postdoctoral experience in a field related to the overall scientific focus of the Laboratory: plant development and its computational modelling. However, no prior experience with plants is required - researchers wishing to bring their current wet lab or modelling experience to open questions in plant developmental biology are welcome to apply. Applicants should be able to provide strong evidence of their potential to develop an independent research programme.

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

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

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 5 years.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Further details about the post, guidance on how to apply and a contact email address are available in the further particulars document below.

Please quote the reference PT21386 in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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University Lecturer in Genetics

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

Applications are invited for a research-oriented, tenure-track University Lectureship. The post is available from 1 April 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Department of Genetics is a world-class research and teaching environment with particular strengths in quantitative approaches to genomics, epigenetics, population and evolutionary genetics, cell and developmental biology and has numerous links with other local institutions. We are searching for an outstanding scientist, with an excellent publication record, who is undertaking cutting edge and fundable research in any field of contemporary genetics relating to or complementing our existing research programmes (http://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/research-by-subject).

The successful applicant will have a PhD in a relevant subject area and will have demonstrated the potential to achieve international recognition for their research. Applicants will also have an aptitude and enthusiasm for teaching at undergraduate and graduate level as they will be required to contribute to the teaching and other academic activities in the Department. This includes the design and delivery of undergraduate and graduate lecture courses and performing other academic duties such as departmental administration, examinations and other forms of assessment.

Prospective candidates are invited to contact the Head of Department, Professor Anne Ferguson Smith, for informal enquires (Tel: +44 (0) 1223 333834, e-mail: afsmith@gen.cam.ac.uk).

The University of Cambridge and the Department of Genetics value diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity. The Department holds an Athena SWAN bronze award in recognition of this. We particularly welcome applications from women and BME candidates for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department. Appointment will be based on merit alone. The University of Cambridge 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.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

In addition to this, please ensure that you upload the application documentation as follows:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • A full publications list, highlighting up to 3 publications you regard as most significant with an explanation of why you regard these as important. Please do not include journal Impact Factors or metrics such as H-index on the list.
  • Statement of professional, teaching and research experience (1 page) and a description of your future research plans (2 pages).

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 to give a research seminar, short teaching talk and attend a formal interview. This interview process will take place in the period 24 January - 7 February 2020.

Please quote reference PC21195 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Oct 31, 2019.

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

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

Funding Full funding covering the University Composition Fee and Maintenance (currently £17,000 pa), is provided for up to 4 years, with effect from 1 October 2020. A maximum of four studentships will be awarded in this application round.

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

Application process

All applications will need to be made through the University Application Portal: https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/blphpdphc/apply for further information about the programme and to access the Applicant Portal. Please note that the course code for PhD applications to Pharmacology is BLPH22. Whilst making your online application please make clear that you are applying for AZ funding and the 2-principal investigators you are interested in working with. Your online application will need to include: - Two academic references
- Transcript
- CV/resume - Evidence of competence in English
If required - you can check using our tool - Statement of interest (1500 characters) - Application cost £65 (you have 3 applications) Informal inquires about individual projects should be directed to the supervisors. Applications need to be submitted by 9th December 2019. Applications will be assessed as and when they are submitted. Interviews will take place between 3rd and 14th, February 2020. Please quote reference PL21290 on your application and in any correspondence about these positions. The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Amparo Saez, pharsect@hermes.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PL21290 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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PhD Studentship: Ancient genetics of rice resilience to environmental stressors

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Oct 23, 2019.

We invite applications for a 3-year PhD studentship, funded by the Carlsberg Foundation, to start in April 2020 to work in Prof Eske Willerslev's Geogenetics Group on the project: 'Ancient genetics of rice resilience to environmental stressors'.

A student stipend of £15,009 per annum and EU/Home tuition fees will be offered to a successful candidate.

Rice is the staple food for more than half of the world's population, making it one of the most important crops today and the foreseeable future. The International Rice Research Institute has recently reported that rice production will need to increase by 25 per cent over the next 25 years to meet global demand for the grain. However, current climate change is posing a major challenge to achieving this target. One key strategy to improve the resilience of rice crops to increasing environmental threats is by genetic modification, i.e., introduction of new alleles into existing rice breeds. While the introduction of extant wild type alleles into domesticates is a well-established practice, the use of 'lost' alleles from ancient genotypes remains unexplored. This is a major oversight if we consider that rice domestication dates back at least 10,000 years before the present, and that during this time period rice has been exposed to climatic perturbations comparable to those projected for the future. A promising approach for identifying the 'lost' alleles is to reconstruct the genomes of ancient breeds and ancient wild types and track their changes in response to varying selection pressures over time.

This project will examine the basis of genetic resilience of rice to environmental perturbations using ancient DNA from fossil pollen. The project will involve state-of-the-art ancient genomic techniques, both for wet lab and computational analysis. You will reconstruct, for the first time, ancient rice genomes from pollen DNA preserved in lake sediment cores and use this data to search for previously unknown genetic variants in rice genome that have been under positive (natural or artificial) selection over the last 10,000 years. You will then compare the identified variants under selection against a series of available environmental records in order to pinpoint those genetic variants that are likely associated with rice persistence to climatic perturbations and pathogen/pest pressure.

Some fieldwork in Asia may be necessary.

References:

Gutaker RM, Groen SC, Bellis ES, Choi JY, Pires IS, Bocinsky RK, et al. Genomic history and ecology of the geographic spread of rice. bioRxiv. 748178 (2019).

Pont C, Wagner S, Kremer A, Orlando L, Plomion C, Salse J. Paleogenomics: reconstruction of plant evolutionary trajectories from modern and ancient DNA. Genome Biol. 20(1):29 (2019).

Parducci L, Jørgensen T, Tollefsrud MM, Elverland E, Alm T, Fontana SL, et al. Glacial Survival of Boreal Trees in Northern Scandinavia. Science. 335:1083-6 (2012).

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Professor Eske Willerslev (ew482@cam.ac.uk) or Dr Ana Prohaska (ap989@cam.ac.uk) before submitting an application.

Applications should be made on-line via the Cambridge Graduate Admissions Office: https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/application-process/how-do-i-apply

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years.

Please quote reference PF21210 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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Neuroblastoma UK funded Research Associate (Fixed Term)

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

Applications are invited for a highly motivated Post-doctoral Research Associate position in the group of Dr Suzanne Turner to work on a project employing drug libraries and CRISPR/Cas9 based screens for drug resistance in paediatric cancers, specifically neuroblastoma.

The position is funded by Neuroblastoma UK.

The post is available immediately and will be based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus within Addenbrooke's hospital in the Division of Cellular and Molecular pathology.

Candidates must have a PhD in cancer biology or a closely related subject and preferably have already conducted a period of postdoctoral research. Experience of cell culture and molecular biology would be advantageous. We particularly welcome applications from those holding a UK Home Office licence for work with laboratory animals or have experience of working with lab mice.

The research group of Suzanne Turner is interested in understanding mechanisms of tumour development as they pertain to paediatric cancers, specifically lymphoma and neuroblastoma. Work in the lab covers the basic understanding of biological processes leading to cancer through to the development of biomarkers and novel therapies.

The successful candidate will conduct research and also write up their research work for presentation and publication. The post holder may be required to assist in the supervision of student projects, provide instructions to students and deliver seminars relating to their research area.

Good communication skills are essential as the post holder will need to work well in a team and collaborate with other researchers. Candidates would ideally have published or submitted papers in this area.

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

Previous applicants need not apply.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Suzanne Turner sdt36@cam.ac.uk

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

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

General queries should be directed to Jodi Smith, HR@path.cam.ac.uk or 01223 333940.

Please quote reference PK21061 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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PhD Studentship - Biology&Ecology of Asia - 2020/21 (Fixed Term)

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

A PhD Studentship in the Biology and Ecology of Asia, covering the University Composition Fee at the Home/EU rate, a stipend at the UKRI 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 2020. Candidates must carry out research that is relevant to the biology and ecology of Asia. Projects on offer can be found on the list of available projects. 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.

For more information please visit our website via the following link: https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/study/postgraduate

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 via the following link http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/students/gradadmissions/prospec/studying/entryreq/

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 (http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance).

Application procedure: To be considered for these studentships, candidates must have applied to the University of Cambridge via this link (https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/study/postgraduate) by 12 noon on 7 January 2020 We would advise candidates to contact their proposed supervisor directly before applying.

Please note that to be considered, you must also have uploaded all of your supporting documentation by this date.

Interviews are likely to be held in February/March 2020.

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

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 4 years.

Please quote reference PF20997 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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PhD Studentships in Marine Biology - 2020/21 x 2 (Fixed Term)

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

Two PhD Studentships in Marine Biology, covering the University Composition Fee at the Home/EU rate, a stipend at the UKRI rate for 4 years, and £5k pa towards research costs for 3 years, are offered at the Department of Zoology (University of Cambridge) to start in October 2020.

Candidates must carry out research that is relevant to marine biology. Projects on offer can be found on the list of available projects. Applicants are also invited to suggest their own projects; please visit our research pages: www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/research for more information on our supervisors and their research areas.

At least one of these studentships will be under the supervision of Dr James Herbert-Read (www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/dr-james-herbert-read).

For more information please visit our website: www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/study/postgraduate

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: www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/application-process/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 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: www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/study/postgraduate) by 12 noon on 7 January 2020.

We would advise candidates to contact their proposed supervisor directly before applying.

Please note that to be considered, you must also have uploaded all of your supporting documentation by this date.

Interviews are likely to be held in February/March 2020

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

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 4 years.

Please quote reference PF20999 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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CTR Next Generation Fellowship (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Oct 03, 2019.

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

The Next Generation Fellowships are a great springboard to a long and successful career in the field of reproduction. Our very first Next Generation Fellow is now a University Lecturer at Cambridge University. Subsequent NGFs have moved on to prestigious positions such as group leaders in outstanding research centres (Crick Institute in London, Blizzard Institute in London, Stem Cell Institute in Vienna). Some have been awarded prestigious fellowships from the Royal Society. One of our former NGFs even went on to create her own Bio Tech company in Cambridge!

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

The Fellowship A Fellowship is usually of three years duration and may be held in any department within the University or its affiliated institutes. A Fellowship will provide for a personal salary on the Research Associate scale (Grade 7 point 41-48, £32,816 - £40,322) depending on research experience), justified research consumables, essential equipment and conference travel. Successful candidates will be free, and indeed encouraged, to apply for additional funding from other sources. Fellows will be expected to contribute fully to the activities of the Centre and to their host department.

Application Candidates should first identify a mentor from the list of Principal Investigators within the Centre, and discuss their research plans with them. To apply, candidates should submit a fully-costed research proposal using the CTR form available on our website (https://www.trophoblast.cam.ac.uk/opportunities/fellowships), a copy of their CV and the names of 2 referees, as outlined on the website.

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

For details on how to apply, please go to the link on the CTR website at: https://www.trophoblast.cam.ac.uk/opportunities/fellowships

Please quote reference PM20936 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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CTR Graduate Studentship (Fixed Term)

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

The Centre for Trophoblast research aims to fund one PhD studentship for start in October 2020

The Centre for Trophoblast Research aims to fund one PhD studentship commencing in October 2020. It may be held in any relevant department within the University or affiliated institutes. The studentship will be awarded on a competitive basis and applicants will be expected to demonstrate both a strong academic background and an aptitude for research. The studentship will be fully funded at Wellcome Trust rates for three or four years of full-time research depending on academic background, and is open to UK, EU and overseas students. The Centre is also willing to consider hosting students for the PhD who have already secured independent funding. For information regarding the costs of PhD training in Cambridge please refer to the Board of Graduate Studies website: https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/

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

Application procedure We encourage all applicants to make initial informal inquiries regarding projects available and listed on our website here: https://www.trophoblast.cam.ac.uk/opportunities/projects

Once you have identified a potential supervisor and project you should make a formal application as follows:

Send a curriculum-vitae, a half-page personal statement outlining your motivation for research at the Centre, two confidential academic references in sealed envelopes, and, if possible, a transcript of your undergraduate results to: The Administrator, Centre for Trophoblast Research, Physiology Building, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EG, UK Applications by postal mail only. Deadline: Monday 16 December 2019.

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

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

Please quote reference PM20902 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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