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Clinical Radiologist

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE WEST CAMBRIDGE SITE

CLINICAL RADIOLOGIST

Salary: £45,585 - £57,696 per annum (Grade 9) Additional Market Pay Supplement, dependent on experience

Do you have a passion for teaching and/or research?

Are you seeking to combine these career aspirations with other commitments?

The Department of Veterinary Medicine has an opportunity for a radiologist seeking to complement their current career choice with work in a University teaching environment. These roles are designed to be flexible to fit around other career and life commitments.

Applicants must have completed an approved Residency programme in Diagnostic Imaging and have passed or be eligible to the sit the second part (practical) of the ECVDI or ACVR examination. Preference will be given to Diploma holders. An in-depth understanding of the requirements of veterinary referral hospital work is essential.

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

You will be required to participate in the paid on-call diagnostic imaging rota, in order to meet the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Practice Standards Scheme requirement for 24/7, 365 days per year veterinary cover within the Hospital. We offer additional OOH remuneration for this commitment, a CPD allowance and a generous pension scheme. A market pay supplement, dependent on experience, will also be considered.

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

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

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

Informal enquiries should be directed to Sophie Giddings (qvsh.hr@vet.cam.ac.uk)

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment. We reserve the right to close the vacancy early.

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.

We welcome applications for those looking for part time working.

Please quote reference PP41759 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.

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Research Associate- in Quantitive Cell Biology/Stem Cell Biology- Zatulovskiy Group (Fixed Term)

The research group of Dr. Evgeny Zatulovskiy at the University of Cambridge is seeking to recruit a passionate and skilled Research Associate with expertise in molecular/cellular biology and a keen interest in cellular decision-making mechanisms and quantitative biology. Experience in stem cell biology and/or live-cell microscopy and tracking is desirable.

The Zatulovskiy lab is an interdisciplinary team dedicated to unravelling the mysteries of animal cell size regulation and cell fate decision mechanisms (visit our website at https://www.zatulovskiylab.org). We previously discovered how cell size is tightly controlled in animal cells and demonstrated that cell size can act as an important modulator of many cellular processes in somatic cells (Zatulovskiy et al., Science 2020; Lanz et al., Mol Cell 2022). Our current aim is to further explore the mechanisms and roles of cell size regulation in development, health, and disease. We are looking for a skilled and driven researcher to spearhead a project exploring how cell size influences signaling pathways and cell fate decisions in somatic and stem cells.

While different cell types in our body differ in size by many orders of magnitude, cells of a given type are incredibly uniform in size, suggesting that cell size is tightly controlled and crucial for tissue function. Consistent with this, significant cell size alterations are often associated with diseases and ageing. Nevertheless, surprisingly little is known about how size affects specific aspects of cell physiology, and we are only beginning to understand what molecular mechanisms regulate animal cell size. Our lab employs a systems biology approach and a diverse array of state-of-the-art quantitative techniques, including timelapse fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, SILAC proteomics, CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene editing, and mathematical modeling. These techniques help us understand how animal cells regulate their size and how changes in cell size influence cell behaviors and fate decisions in health and disease.

We are seeking an enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow who will investigate how cell size biases cell fate decisions in particular, the decisions of stem cells to self-renew or differentiate. The project will involve the use of stem cell maintenance and differentiation protocols, along with a range of cell biology assays, biochemistry, quantitative live-cell microscopy and flow cytometry, as well as proteomics and transcriptomics. The ideal candidate will possess expertise in one or more of these techniques and demonstrate a willingness to learn new methods and concepts. Moreover, a suitable candidate will have completed a PhD and demonstrated a high research impact and extensive experience. We are looking for individuals who can think independently and serve as a driving force for their research projects.

The Zatulovskiy lab is part of the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge (https://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/research/faculty/evgeny-zatulovskiy), and is also affiliated with the Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute.

The University of Cambridge is a signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research (Assessment DORA), and in recruitment or promotion evaluations will assess research on the basis of its merits rather than the journal or venue in which it is published. For more information: https://www.biology.cam.ac.uk/files/dora.pdf

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2027 in the first instance.

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

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Dr. Evgeny Zatulovskiy: zatulovskiy@cantab.net.

For any questions about this vacancy or the application process please contact: personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk

Please include your CV, contact details of two academic references, and a brief statement describing your research experience, interests, and motivation for joining our group.

Please quote reference PH42052 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Junior Scientific Support Technician

Located in the heart of Cambridge, the Zoology Department is a buzzing and friendly community of researchers, students, and visitors who are passionate about exploring the wonders of the natural world. We are a large department of with around 170 staff, 90 graduate students and a final year undergraduate class of about 100, so things can get pretty busy!

We're recruiting a Junior Scientific Support Technician to join our small scientific support team. Our team prides itself on delivering exceptional service to our research and teaching labs. This position would be your chance to kick-start your career in scientific support and contribute to Zoology's success. So, what are you waiting for? Join us now and make a difference!

This is an exciting role with varied responsibilities. You will support our aquaria and insect rooms, will help to run our glass washing facility, and provide assistance with the maintenance of scientific equipment, the preparation of media and the running of the tissue culture lab. You will occasionally help the teaching lab with the preparation of practical activities.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and versatile individual who will preferably have experience working within a biological lab environment and/or with animals. You have excellent communication skills, work well as part of a time and have basic computing skills. Due to the nature of the work you should have a good level of physical fitness.

The department takes a proactive approach to personal and team development and we will provide training where necessary for this role. The successful applicant will have access to a broad range of staff benefits and personal development opportunities including discounts at a wide range of local and national businesses and educational opportunities available exclusively to University of Cambridge employees.

You will be required to work on site and the appointment is offered on a permanent, full-time basis. An essential requirement of the role is to be part of the additional cover team at weekends, Bank Holidays and on occasion, out of hours. The candidate will therefore be required to work outside of normal working hours at certain periods of time.

If you are interested in this role please contact Sylviane Moss, Lab and Facilities Manager: smmc2@cam.ac.uk for an informal discussion of the role.

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

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.

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

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

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Anastasia Nezhentseva.

Email: an286@cam.ac.uk Telephone: (0)1223 330117

Please quote reference PF42019 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Digital Assessment Administrator

We are looking to appoint a friendly and well organised full-time administrator to join a small team working in the office of the School of the Biological Sciences in central Cambridge.

This is an exciting opportunity to use your technical and communication skills to support staff who deliver our teaching to around 2,500 students. The role's primary purpose is to be responsible for maintaining and running services provided by the School for the smooth administration of online examinations. This includes setting up the online examination system; training students and staff in use of software; coordinating information from the Student Registry, departments and the Faculty Office; dealing with technical queries during the examination periods; and ensuring the smooth delivery of scripts to Examiners. The role holder will also be involved in development of online examinations at the School of the Biological Sciences.

Our ideal candidate will be able to communicate clearly and effectively both in written work and orally with staff and students throughout the University and be able to work with colleagues in wide range of professional roles. Excellent customer service skills are required and previous experience in a customer focused office environment is desirable. You will be educated to at least HND standard, and will be highly competent in standard software packages, as well as being enthusiastic about learning how to use a range of non-standard software. You will need to be able to prioritise your own workload and be able to work effectively on your own as well as within a small group.

For full details of the post please see the Further Particulars.

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.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

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

Informal enquiries can be made by contacting Leanne Wilson, Natural Sciences Tripos (NST) Coordinator (llw29@cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference PA41852 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.

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Digital Assessment Administrator

We are looking to appoint a friendly and well organised full-time administrator to join a small team working in the office of the School of the Biological Sciences in central Cambridge.

This is an exciting opportunity to use your technical and communication skills to support staff who deliver our teaching to around 2,500 students. The role's primary purpose is to be responsible for maintaining and running services provided by the School for the smooth administration of online examinations. This includes setting up the online examination system; training students and staff in use of software; coordinating information from the Student Registry, departments and the Faculty Office; dealing with technical queries during the examination periods; and ensuring the smooth delivery of scripts to Examiners. The role holder will also be involved in development of online examinations at the School of the Biological Sciences.

Our ideal candidate will be able to communicate clearly and effectively both in written work and orally with staff and students throughout the University and be able to work with colleagues in wide range of professional roles. Excellent customer service skills are required and previous experience in a customer focused office environment is desirable. You will be educated to at least HND standard, and will be highly competent in standard software packages, as well as being enthusiastic about learning how to use a range of non-standard software. You will need to be able to prioritise your own workload and be able to work effectively on your own as well as within a small group.

For full details of the post please see the Further Particulars.

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.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

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

Informal enquiries can be made by contacting Leanne Wilson, Natural Sciences Tripos (NST) Coordinator (llw29@cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference PA41852 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.

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Flow Cytometry Technician (Fixed Term)

We are seeking a Flow Cytometry Technician for the School of the Biological Sciences Flow Cytometry Facility, housed in the Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge.

https://www.path.cam.ac.uk/research/facilities/flow-cytometry

The Flow Cytometry Facility comprises three rooms within the Department of Pathology on Tennis Court Road in central Cambridge and currently includes five analysers (two Cytek Aurora, Thermo Fisher Attune NxT, Beckman Coulter CytoFLEX LX, and CytoFLEX S) and three cell sorters (BD FACSDiscover S8, BD FACSAria III, and BD FACSAria IIu). The FACSDiscover S8 is the first imaging-enabled spectral cell sorter in the market and the first installed in Cambridgeshire, expanding the power of cell analysis and sorting to new dimensions by combining full spectral flow cytometry with real-time spatial and morphological insights.

The postholder will ideally have experience operating both cell sorters and analysers, but training will be provided in-house and externally. The postholder will be attending the 4-day FACSDiscover S8 Cell Sorter operator course in Belgium at BD's European headquarters.

This course is designed for new operators who want to learn about the imaging cell sorter and includes theoretical explanations of the BD CellView Image Technology, BD SpectralFX Technology and sorting with hands-on practical exercises. Additionally, interaction with BD Research Cloud and FlowJo software will be demonstrated.

In addition to the Department of Pathology, users from the Departments of Biochemistry, Genetics, Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, Chemistry, Plant Sciences, and the Gurdon Institute use this central core facility. Benefits include the opportunity to work with world-leading scientists at the University of Cambridge and to help the Facility thrive and grow to meet the demand for its services.

Job description

  • The postholder will operate the cell sorters on behalf of the end users after appropriate training.

  • Equipment maintenance to ensure all machines are available and functioning including running QC procedures.

  • Routine maintenance of the flow facility. The postholder will help in the weekly instrument cleaning rota and maintenance.

  • Be able to troubleshoot instruments. The postholder is expected to help users who encounter any problems while running their experiments.

  • Depending on experience, the postholder may be required to train new users who request access to the analysers.

  • Working with the flow cytometry community within the Research Campus including collaborating with research groups and companies.

Selection Criteria

Essential

  • College or University Degree in Biological science or other relevant experience.
  • Ability to work independently and communicate effectively with end users.
  • Ability to learn on the job and to organise the day-to-day calendar to ensure that experiments run on time.
  • Ability to work in a Biosafety Level 2 lab.

Desirable

  • Previous experience working with flow cytometry (either as a research scientist or as a facility assistant)

The postholder will report to the Head of the Immunology Division (Professor Klaus Okkenhaug).

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

Interviews are expected to take place on 15th July 2024

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.

Informal enquiries about the position can be made to Joana Cerveira (jf651@cam.ac.uk, Flow Cytometry Manager).

Please quote reference PK41973 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.

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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

A full time Research Assistant position funded by the BBSRC is available in the Division of Cellular and Molecular Pathology working within the laboratory of Dr Paolo D'Avino to contribute to a research project investigating the regulation and function of cell division by phosphorylation.

Candidates should have a B.Sc. or preferably an M.Sc. degree in a relevant discipline (Biology/Biomedicine) and considerable experience in human cell culture, molecular biology, and microscopy. The ability to work both independently and as part of a team, coupled with good communication and organizational skills is required. Other duties/responsibilities will include preparation of reagents, maintenance of stocks, and assisting in the day-to-day running of the laboratory.

For more information about the laboratory please visit: https://www.path.cam.ac.uk/research/cellular-and-molecular-pathology-division/davino-group.

Fixed-term: The post is available until 31st August 2025 starting on the 27th of August 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter and subject to a probationary period.

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.

The deadline for applications is 4th July 2024.

Interviews will take place week commencing 22nd July 2024.

Informal queries should be directed to Dr Paolo D'Avino, ppd21@cam.ac.uk.

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

Please quote reference PK41965 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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Stores & Procurement Manager

The Department of Biochemistry, a large and flourishing academic community that enjoys a world-class reputation for both teaching and research, is embedded in the School of the Biological Sciences.

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and efficient individual to join the Department in a management role, and take responsibility for the BioPath Stores - a central stores facility for all departments within the School of the Biological Sciences (SBS) and over 40 other institutions across the University as Stores & Procurement Manager

Based in a busy and friendly professional services team, and reporting to the Departmental Administrator & General Manager, the successful candidate will join a dynamic and dedicated team, taking responsibility for three key service areas: management of the BioPath Stores Facility; management and oversight of the Department of Biochemistry procurement function; management of the SBS Vehicle Pool.

With a turnover in the region of £2m per annum, a significant stock holding, both facility-owned and on consignment from suppliers, BioPath Stores is a key and pivotal resource for STEM research and teaching activities across the University. The role-holder is responsible for effective continuity of the service and overall business processes of the facility.

As departmental Procurement Manager, the role-holder will ensure that all purchasing adheres to best practise and guidelines issued by the University Procurement Service, in particular obtaining best value for the University whilst maintaining awareness of sustainability goals.

The third, exciting aspect of the position requires the role-holder, as manager of the SBS vehicle pool, to be responsible for the safe and cost-effective running of the vehicle pool service, on behalf of the School of the Biological Sciences (SBS), under the stewardship of the Department of Biochemistry.

With experience in the smooth running of commercial and/or technical operations, strong health and safety awareness, and 'can-do' communicative skills, the successful candidate will be able to motivate and lead others to successful service delivery.

Educated to at least degree level or equivalent, the ideal candidate will be knowledgeable of consumables demands in STEM subjects, be highly effective and efficient in analytical and problem solving skills, and will ideally have experience of procurement and purchasing at scale.

To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

The closing date for this position is the Monday 1st July 2024 with interviews to be held Friday 12th July.

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

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to the Departmental Administrator & General Manager: Dr Katherine Wallington via: da@bioc.cam.ac.uk

For any questions about this vacancy or the application process please contact: personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH41136 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.

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Flow Cytometry Technician (Fixed Term)

We are seeking a Flow Cytometry Technician for the School of the Biological Sciences Flow Cytometry Facility, housed in the Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge.

https://www.path.cam.ac.uk/research/facilities/flow-cytometry

The Flow Cytometry Facility comprises three rooms within the Department of Pathology on Tennis Court Road in central Cambridge and currently includes five analysers (two Cytek Aurora, Thermo Fisher Attune NxT, Beckman Coulter CytoFLEX LX, and CytoFLEX S) and three cell sorters (BD FACSDiscover S8, BD FACSAria III, and BD FACSAria IIu). The FACSDiscover S8 is the first imaging-enabled spectral cell sorter in the market and the first installed in Cambridgeshire, expanding the power of cell analysis and sorting to new dimensions by combining full spectral flow cytometry with real-time spatial and morphological insights.

The postholder will ideally have experience operating both cell sorters and analysers, but training will be provided in-house and externally. The postholder will be attending the 4-day FACSDiscover S8 Cell Sorter operator course in Belgium at BD's European headquarters.

This course is designed for new operators who want to learn about the imaging cell sorter and includes theoretical explanations of the BD CellView Image Technology, BD SpectralFX Technology and sorting with hands-on practical exercises. Additionally, interaction with BD Research Cloud and FlowJo software will be demonstrated.

In addition to the Department of Pathology, users from the Departments of Biochemistry, Genetics, Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, Chemistry, Plant Sciences, and the Gurdon Institute use this central core facility. Benefits include the opportunity to work with world-leading scientists at the University of Cambridge and to help the Facility thrive and grow to meet the demand for its services.

Job description

  • The postholder will operate the cell sorters on behalf of the end users after appropriate training.

  • Equipment maintenance to ensure all machines are available and functioning including running QC procedures.

  • Routine maintenance of the flow facility. The postholder will help in the weekly instrument cleaning rota and maintenance.

  • Be able to troubleshoot instruments. The postholder is expected to help users who encounter any problems while running their experiments.

  • Depending on experience, the postholder may be required to train new users who request access to the analysers.

  • Working with the flow cytometry community within the Research Campus including collaborating with research groups and companies.

Selection Criteria

Essential

  • College or University Degree in Biological science or other relevant experience.
  • Ability to work independently and communicate effectively with end users.
  • Ability to learn on the job and to organise the day-to-day calendar to ensure that experiments run on time.
  • Ability to work in a Biosafety Level 2 lab.

Desirable

  • Previous experience working with flow cytometry (either as a research scientist or as a facility assistant)

The postholder will report to the Head of the Immunology Division (Professor Klaus Okkenhaug).

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

Interviews are expected to take place on 15th July 2024

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.

Informal enquiries about the position can be made to Joana Cerveira (jf651@cam.ac.uk, Flow Cytometry Manager).

Please quote reference PK41973 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.

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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

A full time Research Assistant position funded by the BBSRC is available in the Division of Cellular and Molecular Pathology working within the laboratory of Dr Paolo D'Avino to contribute to a research project investigating the regulation and function of cell division by phosphorylation.

Candidates should have a B.Sc. or preferably an M.Sc. degree in a relevant discipline (Biology/Biomedicine) and considerable experience in human cell culture, molecular biology, and microscopy. The ability to work both independently and as part of a team, coupled with good communication and organizational skills is required. Other duties/responsibilities will include preparation of reagents, maintenance of stocks, and assisting in the day-to-day running of the laboratory.

For more information about the laboratory please visit: https://www.path.cam.ac.uk/research/cellular-and-molecular-pathology-division/davino-group.

Fixed-term: The post is available until 31st August 2025 starting on the 27th of August 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter and subject to a probationary period.

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.

The deadline for applications is 4th July 2024.

Interviews will take place week commencing 22nd July 2024.

Informal queries should be directed to Dr Paolo D'Avino, ppd21@cam.ac.uk.

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

Please quote reference PK41965 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.

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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant position in the group of Dr Alexander Jones at the Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge University.

The cellular dynamics of the plant hormones underpin plant development and environmental responses. The Jones group at SLCU have extensive experience in probing the functional relationships between hormones and plant developmental plasticity by engineering and deploying high-resolution biosensors in living plants. The next step is to perturb cellular hormone dynamics in living plants. We have made progress towards this goal by engineering Highlighter, an optogenetic gene expression switch for plants, and now we aim to use Highlighter and other switches to alter hormone enzyme and transporter expression dynamics with exquisite precision. This post will involve supporting the molecular cloning for a portfolio of cutting-edge transcriptional engineering and optimisation projects. The advanced gene expression switches that will be the output of this role will illuminate the functions of cellular and subcellular metabolite patterns in vivo.

For more information, please see a recent talk by Dr. Jones on YouTube (from 1hr30min to 2hrs of the video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLL-mJ7KaE&list=PLoARHFjEDBUWi7F6lLrY-3rseZfF1HX3) and consult the Jones team website (https://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/research/jones-group).

Applicants must have or be close to obtaining a degree in Plant Biology, Biochemistry, Systems Biology, Genetics, or related field. A solid foundation in molecular biology and in particular gene cloning is strictly required, alongside a willingness and ability to learn and work with new methodologies. We particularly welcome candidates with advanced knowledge of, and a proven track record in, any of the following cloning techniques and concepts: Golden-gate, MoClo, Golden-braid, Mobius, Phytobricks, Gateway, Multi-site Gateway, Error-prone PCR. Additional techniques that would be of added value are FACS, Sort-seq, plant protoplast transfection, Agrobacterium-mediated transient expression, and Arabidopsis thaliana transformation and husbandry. Proficiency in structural biology, plant developmental biology, synthetic biology, protein bioengineering, computational modelling, and confocal imaging and image analysis would also be valuable to the role, but are not essential.

The successful applicant will be an excellent team player, highly solution orientated and self-motivated. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential, alongside the ability to work independently and with others, with a high degree of accuracy including outstanding record keeping. The Jones group is looking for a person keen to work in a highly collaborative set-up and enthusiastic to join our diverse and interdisciplinary team. Solid communication skills are required to interact with group members and other researchers at SLCU with different scientific backgrounds. Candidates should also demonstrate a history of science communication (e.g. presentations, outreach activities, teaching).

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

The post is available from September 2024.

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

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

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

For questions regarding the application process, please email HR@slcu.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PT41981 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.

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Research Assistant/Associate in Cellular Hormone Dynamics

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant/Research Associate position in the group of Dr Alexander Jones at the Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge University.

The cellular dynamics of the plant hormones underpin all aspects of plant development and environmental responses. The Jones group at SLCU has recently engineered a series of high affinity FRET biosensors to track such dynamics for gibberellin, abscisic acid, auxin and salicylic acid in high resolution.

This post will involve targeted deployment of these FRET biosensors to illuminate previously undetectable cellular and subcellular hormone patterns in vivo. The project's eventual aim will be aimed at gaining a mechanistic understanding of how and why hormone accumulations or depletions are modulated in space and time. The Jones group combines imaging of FRET biosensors with high-resolution genetic and biochemical perturbations to allow us to link signal integration upstream and program activation downstream of phytohormone cellular dynamics. We also collaborate with mathematicians to build multi-scale understanding of these complex and important signaling pathways.

For more information, please see a recent talk by Dr Jones on YouTube (from 1hr30min to 2hrs of the video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLL-mJ7KaE&list=PLoARHFjEDBUWi7F6lLrY-3rseZfF1HX3) and consult the Jones team website (https://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/research/jones-group).

Applicants must have or be close to obtaining a PhD in Plant Biology, Biochemistry, Systems Biology, Genetics, or related field. Where a PhD has yet to be awarded the appointment will initially be made at Research Assistant level (Grade 5) and amended to Research Associate (Grade 7) upon the award of PhD.

Foundations in molecular biology and confocal microscopy are also required, alongside a willingness and ability to learn and work with new methodologies. We particularly welcome candidates with advanced knowledge of, and a proven track record in, hormone biology. Proficiency in plant developmental biology, molecular cloning, synthetic biology, systems biology, computational modelling, and image analysis would also be valuable to the role.

The successful applicant will be an excellent team player, highly solution orientated and self-motivated. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential, alongside the ability to work independently and with others, with a high degree of accuracy including outstanding record keeping. The Jones group is looking for a person keen to work in a highly collaborative set-up and enthusiastic to join our diverse and interdisciplinary team. Solid communication skills are required to interact with group members and other researchers at SLCU with different scientific backgrounds. Candidates should also demonstrate a history of science communication (e.g. presentations, outreach activities, teaching).

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

The post is available from September 2024.

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

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

For questions regarding the application process, please email HR@slcu.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PT41972 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.

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Associate Professor in Equine Orthopaedics and Surgery (Part Time, Fixed Term)

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

We require a part-time specialist in Equine Orthopaedics and Surgery to join team in order to manage and direct teaching in equine orthopaedics and surgery within the Department of Veterinary Medicine.

You will take overall responsibility for the practical and didactic teaching of clinical veterinary students in the area of equine surgery and orthopaedics, including the planning, preparation and delivery of lectures, seminars, and classes and the provision of innovative course developments in relevant subject area(s).

Working closely with the Equine Teaching Professor, you will be closely involved in the setting and marking of VetMB examinations including examination of both practical skills and theoretical knowledge across the clinical years of the course. You will also supervise student research projects in relevant area(s).

You will be a Diploma holder of the AVCS, ECVS, or RCVS, and :

Have a veterinary degree registerable with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

Have documented teaching experience

Informal enquiries should be directed to Anna Hollis by email arh207@cam.ac.uk

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

Interviews are expected to be held early July 2024

Please quote reference PP41971 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.

Categories: Latest Jobs

Associate Professor in Equine Orthopaedics and Surgery (Part Time, Fixed Term)

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

We require a part-time specialist in Equine Orthopaedics and Surgery to join team in order to manage and direct teaching in equine orthopaedics and surgery within the Department of Veterinary Medicine.

You will take overall responsibility for the practical and didactic teaching of clinical veterinary students in the area of equine surgery and orthopaedics, including the planning, preparation and delivery of lectures, seminars, and classes and the provision of innovative course developments in relevant subject area(s).

Working closely with the Equine Teaching Professor, you will be closely involved in the setting and marking of VetMB examinations including examination of both practical skills and theoretical knowledge across the clinical years of the course. You will also supervise student research projects in relevant area(s).

You will be a Diploma holder of the AVCS, ECVS, or RCVS, and :

Have a veterinary degree registerable with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

Have documented teaching experience

Informal enquiries should be directed to Anna Hollis by email arh207@cam.ac.uk

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

Interviews are expected to be held early July 2024

Please quote reference PP41971 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.

Categories: Latest Jobs