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Clinical Veterinarian in Small Animal Surgery

Grade 9: £45,585.00 to £57,696.00 plus Market Pay Supplement dependent on experience and subject to approval

Due to expansion of our services we are looking for an additional surgeon to join our experienced team of ECVS diplomats. This is an opportunity to work in a well-equipped, multidisciplinary referral hospital, with a positive team spirit and a friendly, enthusiastic working environment.

The role primarily involves the provision of clinical services within the hospital, alongside teaching and supervision of Senior Clinical Training Scholars, Junior Clinical Training Scholars and Students with the opportunity to develop clinical research interests.

Applicants should have significant experience in a Small Animal Hospital environment, have attained or be eligible to sit the examination for the Diploma of the European or American College of Veterinary Surgery, and have a veterinary degree registerable with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

We offer a supportive and engaging environment with generous paid annual leave (41 days including the public holidays). In addition, we are able to provide competitive staff benefits and services, including family friendly policies, numerous discounts on shopping, health care, financial services, and public transport. We also offer a generous pension scheme and tax-efficient bicycle, car lease and charity-giving schemes.

If required, time off clinics for exam preparation can be discussed.

Informal enquiries please contact the HR Team by email: qvsh.hr@cam.ac.uk

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

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Closing date for applications: Wednesday, 24 April 2024

Applications will be monitored regularly, and we may contact candidates prior to the closing date. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Please quote reference PP41126 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Post Mortem Room Technician (Fixed Term)

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

We have an exciting opportunity to join a small friendly team in the Department of Veterinary Medicine. The main focus of the role, will be to provide technical assistance to the post mortem room manager in all aspects of the work including cleaning, safety and setting up of classes for teaching.

Candidates should have a good general education, (GCSE level)/NVQ Level 2 or equivalent level of practical experience, experience of working with cutting instruments is essential and candidates ideally should have experience of working in an abattoir, butchery or post mortem room, however training and learning whilst in the role will be possible for the right candidate.

Applicants should be customer focussed with a can-do attitude, be able to work with minimal supervision, have a knowledge of Health and Safety issues relating to working in a post mortem room and will need to be passionate about cleanliness and bio security. You will also need to pay attention to detail, possess good IT skills in Word and Excel so that accurate records can be kept.

This is a challenging, busy, but rewarding role, so the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, whilst staying calm is vital. You will have the opportunity to work on your own initiative within the scope of your role.

In return, you will receive the following benefits:

Generous paid annual leave including bank holidays

Defined benefit pension scheme

Enhanced family friendly policies

Access to a dedicated Personal and Professional Development team

Wellness programme including Occupational Health team and Staff Counselling

Staff discount scheme including shopping vouchers

Cycle to work scheme

Travel to work loans

Eye care voucher scheme

Discounted gym membership

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Julie Ingham by email: ji217@cam.ac.uk

For further particulars and information about the Department please visit: www.vet.cam.ac.uk

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Interviews will be held: 9 May 2024

Please quote reference PP41275 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Paediatric Cancer Programme Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

We are seeking an enthusiastic and well-organised Research Assistant to join the group of Professor Matthew Murray (https://www.path.cam.ac.uk/directory/matthew-murray) at the Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge to work under the CRUK Cambridge Centre Paediatric Programme (https://crukcambridgecentre.org.uk/research/programmes/paediatric-cancer).

This position, funded by the CRUK Cambridge Centre, will help support sample processing for a range of paediatric cancer clinical trials. The successful candidate will work with existing staff to optimise individual standard operating procedures (SOPs) and help strengthen links between clinical trials and research groups in the programme. This research has fundamental translational potential for patients with cancer to improve diagnosis, disease-monitoring and ultimately transform patient outcomes.

Candidates are expected to hold a BSc or MSc degree in Molecular or Cell Biology or a related discipline. Candidates should have experience with sample handling and processing, database curation, tissue culture, and molecular biology techniques including PCR. Prior experience with working at biosafety level 2 is advantageous, but we will be delighted to consider highly-motivated individuals who can demonstrate excellent relevant laboratory skills and a minimum of six months hands-on laboratory experience.

Successful applicants will become an integral and valued member of the group. Responsibilities of the role include basic laboratory maintenance, sample handling and processing, especially linked to paediatric cancer clinic trials, SOP development, PCR, cell culture, appropriate data documentation & analysis. The candidate should have good interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work well independently and as part of a team. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work under their own initiative and present regularly at lab meetings. There are many professional development and training activities available via the university, and the successful applicant is encouraged to engage with such opportunities.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2026 in the first instance.

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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Informal enquiries about the position can be made by email to Professor Matthew Murray (mjm16@cam.ac.uk) or Dr Cinzia Scarpini (cgs1001@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PK40973 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Client Services Administrator

We have an exciting opportunity for a personable and effective administrator to work in the newly restructured Client Services function of the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital (QVSH).

The Client Service Administrator is the first point of contact at the Small Animal Hospital, aiming to give first-class customer service by rotating between front desk and telephone to provide all front-of-house services; thus, a friendly, calm, and confident communicator is required. You will be responsible for receiving incoming calls and emails, processing payments, booking appointments, and liaising with clients, referring veterinary practices, QVSH clinicians, nurses and students. You should have experience of working in a busy administrative role, have excellent customer care skills, be numerate, accurate and have an eye for detail.

You must be efficient and experienced in Microsoft Office packages and have the ability to establish professional and effective working relationships with the wider team.

Excellent organisation skills, attention to detail and flexibility are all essential parts of the role.

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Closing date for applications: Wednesday, 8 May 2024

Applications will be monitored regularly, and we may contact candidates prior to the closing date. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

For informal enquiries please contact the Clinical HR Team, by email on: qvsh.hr@vet.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PP39383 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

The Galliano laboratory ((https://gallianolab.org/)is a recently-funded neuroscience group based at the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge. Our research focuses on investigating how brain cells change in response to altered sensory inputs, and how such changes in brain cells underpin adaptation, learning and memory at the behavioural level. We use mice as model systems, and we probe the brain networks that encode their sense of smell. We are an inclusive, diverse and welcoming group, committed to mentoring and supporting the career development of all members. We believe in open-science, and all members are encouraged to participate in science outreach activities.

Project summary We are seeking a highly motivated, proactive, and enthusiastic laboratory technician to assist in managing our expanding research operations. We will provide comprehensive mentoring and career development opportunities to facilitate your technical and managerial growth.

You will be responsible for operational running of the laboratory and support core experimental activities. You will serve as the primary manager for our histology and microscopy suites, as well as our animal colony. Responsibilities will include managing our animal colony, inventory and stock management, procurement of equipment and consumables (including forecasting use). You will be responsible for maintenance of lab equipment, schedule services and coordinate technician visits, and you will act as point of contact for health and safety and operational matters including oversight of laboratory health and safety training and documentation. You will assist in training undergraduate project students, and you will contribute to the operational strategy for the lab and in scientific discussions. Attention to detail is essential, along with collaborative teamwork skills, and outstanding multitasking and time management abilities.

Key experience and competencies Candidates should: -Be educated to a BSc level or higher within a life sciences discipline. -Have 2+ years of experience in industrial or academic research setting. -Have a track record of overseeing and managing laboratory operations either in an industry or academic laboratory. - Have experience in managing animal colonies, orders, inventory and laboratory health and safety. -Be open-minded, creative, self-propelling, and have excellent communication skills. -Have a genuine interest in supporting neuroscience research in a long-term role. -Be able to work independently and also capable of collaborating within a group. -Ideally be experienced in histology and microscopy, and/or rodent surgery. -Ideally have studied neurobiology, or have worked in neuroscience labs.

Contract terms We have funding available for a full-time 6-year contract, in the first instance. This is strictly a non-remote post, however, we are open to discussing part-time work arrangements to accommodate individual circumstances (e.g., at 80% FTE). The post is available from October 2024 onwards.

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Please provide in your application under Suitability for the Role an explanation as to how you meet the job requirements, what you would bring to the group, how your work philosophy aligns to our lab's values (see: https://gallianolab.org/how-we-operate/), and why this post would be an ideal fit for your career plan. Please include any mentoring of students, public engagement or specific technical training you have completed. We will also need the contact details of two individuals who can serve as references.

The application deadline is 30th April 2024, and we aim to hold Zoom interviews for shortlisted candidates between 6th and 9th May 2024. The top candidate(s) will then be invited to a final in person interview.

Please quote reference PM41227 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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HR Administrator

The Department of Genetics is looking to recruit a new HR Administrator to join our friendly and vibrant Professional Services team.

This is a key role that helps to support the delivery of a comprehensive HR service across the Department. The role holder will be responsible for supporting staff recruitment, induction, payroll, visitor administration, staff review and development, and the implementation of equality, diversity and wellbeing policies. They will also respond to a wide range of general HR queries and advise on HR policies and procedures, therefore strong communication skills are essential.

The position is available on a full-time/permanent basis and reports to the HR Coordinator for the Department. Suitable applicants should be able demonstrate that they are well-organised, proactive, reliable and self-motivated, using initiative to manage competing priorities, ensuring key deadlines are met. Confidence and professionalism when communicating with staff is essential, an aptitude for IT would also be beneficial (learning new HR processes and systems quickly). Applicants should be qualified to 'A' level standard or equivalent with relevant HR administration experience or transferable skills.

As a Department we pride ourselves on our close community of staff and students. We promote an inclusive and supportive work culture and encourage all staff groups to get involved in our varied committees, sharing ideas and innovation to improve the way we work. We have an active calendar of social activities and events and greatly welcome new and positive initiatives that inspire well-being, champion diversity and support professional development. Our staff are essential in helping us to achieve these goals and ensure that our Department is a great place to be.

The University offers a range of staff benefits which include:

  • Competitive rates of pay with automatic service-related pay progression and annual cost of living increases;
  • An annual leave allowance of 36 days paid leave (including bank holidays)
  • Generous maternity, adoption and shared parental leave entitlement and other family friendly schemes (e.g. workplace nurseries and salary exchange schemes for childcare);
  • An auto-enrolment pension scheme, with a generous employer contribution;
  • Travel benefits and retail discounts at over 2,000 local and national stores;
  • Schemes to support with relocation / the provision of accommodation

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

For informal enquiries about the role please contact, Casey Mein, Departmental Administrator at genda@gen.cam.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is midnight on Tuesday 7th May.

Please quote reference PC41211 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Postgraduate Administrator (Part Time)

The Department of Genetics is looking to recruit a new Postgraduate Administrator to join our friendly and vibrant Professional Services team.

This is a key role within the Department, responsible for providing comprehensive administrative support for the postgraduate education programme. This involves working closely with the Director of Postgraduate Education and acting as the first point of contact for enquiries from postgraduate applicants, current students and academic staff regarding postgraduate matters. The Postgraduate Administrator regularly interacts with students and their supervisors to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the programmes therefore strong communication skills are essential.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the full lifecycle of postgraduate education, from initial advice and administration relating to applications for postgraduate courses, through to student registration, induction, progress monitoring and assessment. They will need to be confident at managing a high volume of confidential information and able to apply tact and discretion at all times in their communication.

The Department of Genetics has around 80 postgraduate students at any one time across its MPhil and PhD programmes. Suitable applicants should be able demonstrate that they are well-organised, proactive, reliable and self-motivated, using initiative to manage competing priorities, ensuring key deadlines are met. Confidence and professionalism when communicating with staff and students is essential, with an aptitude for IT also beneficial (learning new processes and systems quickly). Applicants should be qualified to 'A' level standard or equivalent with relevant university administration experience or transferable skills.

As a Department we pride ourselves on our close community of staff and students where we promote an inclusive and supportive work culture. We encourage all staff groups to get involved in our varied committees and to share ideas and innovation to improve the way we work. We have an active calendar of social activities and events and greatly welcome new and positive initiatives that inspire well-being, champion diversity, and support professional development. Our staff are essential in helping us to achieve these goals and ensure our Department is a great place to be.

The University offers a range of staff benefits which include:

  • Competitive rates of pay with automatic service-related pay progression and annual cost of living increases;
  • An annual leave allowance of 36 days paid leave including bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time staff).
  • Generous maternity, adoption and shared parental leave entitlement and other family friendly schemes (e.g. workplace nurseries and salary exchange schemes for childcare);
  • An auto-enrolment pension scheme, with a generous employer contribution;
  • Travel benefits and retail discounts at over 2,000 local and national stores;
  • Schemes to support with relocation / the provision of accommodation

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

For informal enquiries about the role please contact, Casey Mein, Departmental Administrator at genda@gen.cam.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is midnight on Tuesday 7th May.

Please quote reference PC41224 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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Senior Diagnostic Laboratory Technician

Applications are invited for a position of Diagnostic Laboratory Technician available from 20th May 2024 or as soon as possible after this date.

The Clinical Pathology laboratory provides a range of services critical to the timely diagnosis of patients presenting in the clinics; these services include haematology, biochemistry, microbiology, cytology and flow cytometry amongst others. The laboratory receives approximately 10,000 submissions per year and is also involved in a range of multidisciplinary research projects both within the Department of Veterinary Medicine and in collaboration with other institutions.

The role holder will be expected to work across different areas of the laboratory, utilising a diverse skill set. Previous experience of laboratory procedures, particularly haematology with blood film evaluation is highly desirable, however training will be provided as required. Applicants should have excellent communication skills, with the ability to organise and prioritise their own workload. A strong team working ethic is essential.

We are committed to a proactive approach to equality, which includes supporting and encouraging equally all groups of individuals, promoting an inclusive culture and valuing diversity.

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

Informal enquiries should be directed to Cassia Hare by email: chzh2@cam.ac.uk

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

Closing date: Monday 22 April 2024

Please quote reference PP41129 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Facilities Manager

The MRC Toxicology Unit at the University of Cambridge is an internationally renowned institution focussed on the delivery of field-changing mechanistic insights into toxicology and disease.

An opportunity has arisen at the Unit for a Facilities Manager with responsibility for the physical infrastructure, facilities and high quality support services in order to support effective operation of research activities.

The role:

¿ Management and leadership of the estates team ¿ Project manage major and minor building projects including scientific projects ¿ Undertake space management and planning ¿ Manage and oversee scientific support and estates budgets ¿ Oversee service contracts and existing warranties ¿ Manage Fixed Asset register ¿ Responsible for Emergency Action Plan ¿ Represent the Unit at appropriate committees ¿ Act as Departmental Safety Officer Deputy and Fire Manager Deputy ¿ Provide key input into business continuity plans ¿ Chair and promote the Green Committee for the Unit ¿ Available for weekend work / on call as required

What you will need:

¿ Graduate level education in a science subject ¿ Experience of managing and negotiating contracts ¿ The ability to manage staff and build an effective team ¿ Experience of project planning and delivery ¿ Strong communication skills with the ability to produce and present concise reports ¿ Experience of health and safety management is desirable ¿ Research experience in a biological laboratory setting would be an advantage

This is an open-ended position funded by the MRC.

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

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

Further information can be found on our website: https://www.mrc-tox.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PU41216 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Accounts Apprentice

The Department of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience (PDN) is seeking an enthusiastic and proactive Accounts Apprentice from September 2024, to assist in the administration of accounts and maintain financial records within the department, in order to contribute to the management of departmental finances.

Becoming an apprentice at the University of Cambridge is a great opportunity to gain practical experience and training in a Higher Education Institution, while completing your studies. The Apprentice will be a part of the departmental Finance team and will study the AAT Level 3 qualification while learning about the various Accounting functions including Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. You will learn on the job by working with experienced finance professionals and you will contribute to the daily organisational tasks of a highly successful finance function within the Department.

The successful applicant will possess good numeracy, IT and communication skills and be able to work effectively within a small team. Close attention to detail and a high level of accuracy are essential along with good organisational and time management abilities.

Full details about the role can be found in the Further Particulars.

Informal queries about this position may be directed to Lorna Goffee-Palser, lg369@cam.ac.uk.

Fixed-term: 18 months. After completing your AAT Level 3, we will continue your training to AAT Level 4.

All applications for this vacancy are being handled by the training provider for this apprenticeship, First Intuition. Please follow this link to the national apprenticeship website to apply: https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/1000241758.

Closing Date: 26 April 2024. Interviews are expected to take place in May 2024.

Please quote reference PM41041 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant - Godlee Group (Fixed Term)

We are seeking to recruit a research assistant to work for the laboratory of Camilla Godlee in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge, UK. Research in the Godlee lab focuses on host-pathogen interactions of bacterial infections. https://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/research/faculty/camilla-godlee

The position would suit an ambitious and talented graduate who has recently completed a degree in Molecular or Cellular Biology or Biochemistry and is keen to gain further laboratory research experience.

The key responsibilities of the post are assisting with projects in the lab and contributing to lab organisation and general lab duties. There will also be the opportunity to pursue an independent research project.

The ideal candidate will have a strong aptitude for scientific research, excellent communication skills and work well in a team. Previous research experience in eukaryotic cell biology, fluorescence microscopy, infection biology or microbiology would be highly desirable. Training will be provided as required.

Applicants should submit a CV citing relevant experience, a cover letter explaining why they are suitable for the position and contact information for at least two referees.

The successful candidate would be expected to start at the beginning of September. The post is available for 1 year, with the possibility of extension.

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For an informal discussion please contact Dr Camilla Godlee: cbjg2@cam.ac.uk.

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

Please quote reference PH41127 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

The Department of Plant Sciences is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral Research Associate to contribute to work on betalain-pigment related technologies. The successful candidate will join the Brockington Lab, who specialise in the evolution of betalain pigments and their biotechnological applications.

The candidate will perform experimental work to understand the regulation and manipulation of betalain synthesis and biochemistry, including protein optimisation via evolutionary design approaches. Experimental work will involve protein visualisation, protein modelling, and the engineering of artificial protein complexes.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in plant molecular biology and a thorough understanding of betalain pigmentation pathways and and pigment biochemistry. In addition, applicants must be proficient in the design and construction of constructs for engineering plants, yeast and bacteria and well as experience in plant transient expression assays and the production and analysis of transgenic plants.

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

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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 PD41202 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a laboratory technician to support the research work in Dr Jeongmin Choi 's laboratory, starting in July 2024 ideally. This is an exciting opportunity for somebody passionate about scientific research to join a new team and work in a state-of-the-art laboratory.

The successful candidate will be joining a vibrant and friendly group of researchers and technicians in the Crop Science Centre at the University of Cambridge. Dr Choi's group aims to create a positive and respected environment to work in to ensure the wellbeing of all its members.

The Crop Science Centre opened in October 2020 and benefits from the diverse skills and expertise of the University of Cambridge and NIAB, providing an environment for research excellence in crops, with the drive and expertise for scientific translation to address real-world problems. About 80 staff and students are located at the Centre, distributed in between 6 research groups.

The role holder will report to Dr Choi and will provide technical support, contributing to the smooth running of research activities across her group. The role holder will prepare and analyse samples in support of research activities.

Practical experience in laboratory technician/biological scientific research work is essential. Experience with molecular biology (PCR, cloning, RNA extraction) and horticultural practices would be an advantage. The role holder will have good IT skills, excellent organisation and communication skills as well as the ability to work independently once trained.

The successful candidate will work as part of a wider team of laboratory technicians and willingness to help when demands are high and being a strong team player is essential.

Informal enquiries are very welcome and should be directed to Dr Jeongmin Choi - jc913@cam.ac

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

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

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If you have not received any response 1 month after the closing date you should consider your application to be unsuccessful.

Please quote reference PD41156 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Visitor Services Assistant (Part Time)

We are looking to recruit a Visitor Services Assistant to join the Visitor Services Team of the Botanic Garden. Working pattern, 4 days per week to include one or both Saturday/Sunday, and all Bank Holidays.

Responsible to the Head of Visitor Services, the Visitor Services Assistant team provide excellent front of house service. They welcome visitors, staff the ticket offices, sell publications and membership, patrol the Garden to ensure the safety and security of its collections, buildings and visitors, ensure public areas are clean and fully stocked, and assist in setting up rooms for events and activities. Includes working outside and undertaking practical tasks in a wide variety of weather conditions.

The candidate should be educated to at least GCSE level standard or equivalent and be committed to providing first-class visitor service. Previous experience of cash-handling and cash tills is required and the ability to deal with people at all levels.

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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HR Administrator

People are at the heart of everything we do at Pathology, so why not join our professional services team as our HR Administrator and start supporting excellence in research and education. We can offer a welcoming work environment where you can feel valued, encouraged to develop, and supported to achieve your full potential.
You will work closely with our HR Coordinator to provide a comprehensive HR service supporting staff recruitment, induction, probation, contract changes, end of contract procedures and leave requests.

You will also respond to a range of HR queries, advising on HR policy, procedure and best practice. This is a busy and varied role, so good communication skills and the ability to handle a varied workload are key skills to bring to the role. There will be competing demands and deadlines to meet, as well as maintaining a high level of attention to detail. Ideally you will have some relevant administrative experience, be able to deliver a high level of customer service, maintain complete confidentiality and have the ability to plan and prioritise your own workload. However, we really value teamwork at Pathology so you will work within a friendly team and will have a support network to help you along the way.

What we Offer

*Our Professional Services staff play a fundamental role in the School's academic vision of the pursuit of education and research at the highest levels of excellence.

*The University of Cambridge offers excellent benefits, extensive opportunities in a stimulating environment.

*The University salary structure includes automatic service-related pay progression and an annual cost of living increase.

*In addition to this, employees are rewarded for outstanding contribution through a number of regular pay progression schemes.

*Staff also benefit from a generous annual leave entitlement.

*The University offers employees a wide range of competitive benefits, from health care cash plans to childcare, a cycle to work scheme, to shopping and travel discounts.

*University-led initiatives in the areas of equality, diversity and wellbeing include staff and students networks. These include the Women's Staff Network, the Disabled Staff Network, the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Staff Network, Parents and Carers and the LGBT+ Network.

We also hold a wide range of Equality and Diversity events on a regular basis.

*Wellbeing at Cambridge is a University-wide initiative aiming at supporting and maximising the health and wellbeing of staff. It encompasses a network of Wellbeing Advocates, who provide guidance and general signposting about wellbeing issues, including mental or physical health and Dignity@Work concerns.

*The University offer a range of family-friendly policies, including maternity, adoption and shared parental leave. In addition, workplace nurseries, a childcare salary sacrifice scheme and a high-quality holiday play scheme are available to help support University employees with caring responsibilities

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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Contact Jodi Smith for an informal chat on 01223 333 940 or email hr@path.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PK41085 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Cell Biologist (Fixed Term)

THE GROUP

We are seeking a highly motivated cell biologist to join Dr. Naomi McGovern's laboratory. The lab works on human mononuclear phagocytes and how their properties are regulated by the local microenvironment. We study these cells in a range of settings including the maternal-fetal interface, inflamed joints and cancer. Details of research projects currently being undertaken in the McGovern lab can be seen at: https://www.mcgovernlab.com/ https://www.path.cam.ac.uk/research/immunology-division/mcgovern-group

We seek a talented, productive and motivated postdoc with a desire to work in a congenial, dynamic and collaborative research team.

PROJECT SUMMARY

The group is interested in studying mononuclear phagocyte biology in diverse settings. The project is funded by the UKRI and will investigate how the properties of macrophages are regulated by their local microenvironment at the maternal-fetal interface. You will work on primary tissues macrophages, iPSCs and organoid systems. Techniques you will use include multiparameter FACS, scRNAseq and confocal microscopy.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

The post holder should embody and demonstrate our core values: Bold, Open, and Collegial, in addition to the following:

Essential:

  • PhD in immunology, molecular or cellular biology or in the final stages of PhD submission

  • Experience with organoids and/or iPSCs

  • Experience with bioinformatics

  • Experience in molecular biology

  • Proven track record of research (e.g: publication record)

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to prioritise and manage own time

  • Ability to multi-task and integrate the demands of different activities in parallel

  • Ability to work independently and also capable of interacting and working within a group

Desirable:

  • Experience in flow cytometry, microscopy, single cell RNA sequencing data analysis using R or Python

Postdoctors are expected to lead their own projects, contribute to other projects on a collaborative basis (both in the lab and with external collaborators) and guide PhD students in their research. The ability to work in a team is essential.

Why join us? - Contribute to cutting-edge immunology research with real-world implications. - Collaborate with experts across the fields of immunology, virology, microbiology, and clinicians. - Work in a supportive and collaborative environment that fosters professional growth. Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

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

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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Please provide a statement of interest/cover letter, CV and 2 references.

Please quote reference PK41109 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a BBSRC-funded postdoctoral vacancy in molecular biology to join a multi-disciplinary team based at the Department of Pathology in Central Cambridge. The successful candidate will study RNA-structure dependent translational regulation in response to environmental changes.

Candidates should have a PhD, or expect to obtain one shortly, and have a strong track record in RNA-based molecular biology and/ research. Where the successful applicant does not yet have a PhD, he/she will normally be appointed as a Research Assistant on the understanding that he/she will be appointed as a Research Associate upon successful completion of his/her PhD.

Relevant experience in RNA molecular biology is essential. Knowledge of biochemistry, bioinformatics and handling biosafety level 2 material would be advantageous. The successful candidate will use a range of next-generation sequencing techniques including ribosome profiling as well as molecular biology techniques such as in vitro transcription/translation, recombinant protein expression and protein-protein or protein-RNA interaction assays.

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

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

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

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

Please quote reference PK41122 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Principal Clinical Veterinarian General Equine Practice

Do you have a passion for general practice equine work and teaching?

Do you want to lead a team of general equine practitioners in teaching the equine vets of the future?

If so, the Department of Veterinary Medicine has an exciting opportunity for a Principal Clinical Veterinarian in General Equine Practice with effect from 1 July 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The purpose of this role is to develop and lead a high standard of clinical service provision and teaching in equine general practice. The person appointed will provide leadership in the provision of clinical equine general practice services to the Department of Veterinary Medicine. The successful applicant will also take primary responsibility for the clinical teaching of veterinary undergraduate students on their equine rotations.

Applicants should be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Applicants should have an in-depth understanding of the requirements of equine general practice work with significant experience of working in an equine general practice environment. Excellent team leadership and team working skills, with the ability to lead and inspire a team and work with vision and foresight, are essential.

Additional remuneration for out of hours work, and with additional market pay supplement, dependent on experience and subject to approval.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Anna Hollis, Equine Teaching Professor, by email: arh207@cam.ac.uk

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Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please quote reference PP41158 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

Closing date for applications: Tuesday, 23 April 2024

Applications will be monitored regularly, and we may contact candidates prior to the closing date. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

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

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24/7 Veterinary Care Assistant [Temporary Cover]

Salary - £21,828-£23,144 (pro-rata for 0.95 FTE) plus 15% shift allowance

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join us as a 24/7 Veterinary Care Assistant, on a temporary basis, in our Small Animal Wing. The referral hospital is a very fast-paced environment working with complex and seriously ill animals.

The main objective of the role is to provide animal care to an excellent standard for the Queen's Veterinary School referral Hospital, to meet the needs of the service in the Small Animal Wing. The Small Animal Wing consists of four dog, two cat, critical care, isolation wards housing an average of 15-25 patients during the overnight period and Theatre Suite.

You will play an important part in a primary care team working alongside nurses and other veterinary care assistants. Responsibilities will include cleaning and animal care duties in order to assist veterinary nurses in the inpatient area and in theatres.

In return, we offer an encouraging and nurturing environment and have a dedicated team of clinicians, nurses and veterinary care assistants who are committed to providing the best care for our patients.

Benefits

  • Generous paid annual leave including bank holidays

  • Defined benefit pension scheme

  • Enhanced family friendly policies

  • Access to a dedicated Personal and Professional Development team

  • Wellness programme including Occupational Health team and Staff counselling

  • Staff discount scheme including shopping vouchers

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Travel to work loans

  • Eye care voucher scheme

  • Discounted gym membership

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If you have any questions about this role, please contact the Clinical HR Team on qvsh.hr@vet.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PP41135 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing date: Tuesday 16th April 2024

Applications will be monitored regularly, and we may contact candidates prior to the closing date. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

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

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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 6th May 2024 with interviews likely to be held in late May.

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

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For an informal discussion please contact the Departmental Administrator & General Manager, Dr Katherine Wallington (email: da@bioc.cam.ac.uk).

For further assistance, please contact the Biochemistry HR team via email: personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH41136 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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