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Senior Clinical Training Scholarship (SCTS) in Small Animal Surgery

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SENIOR CLINICAL TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP IN SMALL ANIMAL SURGERY (DUAL SITE RESIDENCY)

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: £27,820.00 PER ANNUM

Please note: The ability to take up this Scholarship is contingent upon you being able to evidence your right to work in the UK, or through gaining the right to work via the UK immigration system. Evidence will need to be provided before an offer can be made. Regrettably, this Scholarship is not suitable for sponsorship via the Skilled Worker or Temporary Worker visa routes as the minimum requirements cannot be met.

The Senior Clinical Training Scholarship provides an outstanding opportunity to study for a postgraduate qualification and is available from June 2024. The Scholar will be trained in all aspects of small animal surgery, including soft tissue and orthopaedics. The training programme is approved by the European College of Veterinary Surgery.

The Scholar will be required to register for the ECVS Diploma in Small Animal Surgery. The training programme requires participation in the Department's clinical service, including the out-of-hours rota, in addition to small-group teaching of veterinary students.

Applicants must be a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Completion of an ECVS recognised internship and at least one year's experience in practice is required. Full details of the person specification for the Scholarship are supplied in the information pack.

Informal enquiries should be directed to:

Laura Owen (Soft Tissue Surgery) by email: lo247@cam.ac.uk

A SCTS application form (SCTS1) and information pack can be downloaded from the following website: https://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/job

Applicants should supply a completed SCTS Application Form (SCTS1), Curriculum Vitae and Covering Letter giving reasons for wishing to undertake the SCTS at these centres.

Applications should be submitted via e-mail to: vetmed@vet.cam.ac.uk, with the above documents as one attachment, by the closing date stated.

Interviews will be held during the week commencing Monday 29 January 2024

Please quote reference PP39665 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Receptionist & Administrative Assistant

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. An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and efficient individual to join the Department as Receptionist & Administrative Assistant - a key member of the Department's Secretariat team.

Based in a busy and friendly professional services team, and reporting to the PA to the Head of Department, the successful candidate will join a dynamic and dedicated team of reception, clerical and general administrative support specialists who work as a team to underpin the Department's performance and reputation as a modern, progressive academic teaching and research institution.

The successful candidate will provide a friendly and welcoming front of house service to staff, students and visitors to the Department of Biochemistry across its two main sites in Tennis Court Road at the Hopkins and the Sanger Buildings. Routine reception duties (responding to calls, distributing mail, issuing keys and access cards, supporting security and safety procedures etc.) are enhanced by the opportunity to explore a wider range of administrative tasks. These may include assisting with the support of departmental committee business, helping with general administrative tasks, and being involved in departmental event planning, organisation and promotion. There is plenty of opportunity and scope to excel in various areas of administrative support, allowing for the opportunity to hone and develop a diverse skill set.

Overall, this is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to be central to the smooth running of departmental operations and governance by providing an efficient, friendly and 'can-do' front of house and administrative support service.

Educated to at least GSCE-level or equivalent, the ideal candidate will be able to work on their own initiative, be well organised in prioritising their work, be flexible in their approach and have excellent communication and IT skills along with a strong sense of team playing and working flexibly across a varied workload.

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 14th January 2024 with interviews expected to be held on 22nd January 2024.

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

For an informal discussion, please contact the Departmental Administrator & General Manager of Biochemistry, 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 PH39676 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Cambridge-Africa Programme Manager (Fixed Term)

We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled individual to provide managerial and organisational support for Cambridge-Africa, a University-wide programme that supports African researchers and promotes mutually beneficial collaborations and equitable partnerships between Africa and Cambridge www.cambridge-africa.cam.ac.uk .

The role-holder will work with the Director and the Strategic Advisory Group to further develop and implement Cambridge-Africa's strategy. The role-holder will be responsible for managing the coordinators of the various initiatives within this umbrella Programme. They will work with academic departments across the University, interdisciplinary networks and central University Offices, as well as representing the Cambridge-Africa Programme externally.

The successful applicant must have an honours degree or equivalent. A PhD and post-doctoral experience or equivalent research experience/qualification would be desirable. They will be able to demonstrate:

*Excellent planning and organisational skills.

*Strong project management and administrative skills, with experience of budgetary and financial management.

*Ability to work independently, organise and deliver multiple priorities within tight deadlines.

*Excellent leadership and management skills: to induct, coach and effectively supervise the work of others.

*Knowledge of the academic and research environment in sub-Saharan Africa

*Knowledge of research sponsors, including requirements for obtaining funding

*Excellent IT skills, ideally including website and social media experience, preparing PowerPoint presentations, writing reports and developing databases.

*Excellent communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills

A proven ability to build effective relationships with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders, at all levels.

For more details of the role and the knowledge, skills and experience required, please see the further particulars for the post.

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

Working pattern: Full-time; requests for part-time working may be considered minimum of 80% FTE.

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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To discuss this position informally, please contact Professor Caroline Trotter, clt56@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PK39541 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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General Catering Assistant

People are at the heart of everything we do at Pathology, and our newly refurbished canteen area is the social hub of the department, so why not join our professional services team as General Catering Assistant. We can offer a welcoming work environment where you can feel valued, encouraged to develop, and supported to achieve your full potential.

You will support the Catering facility in providing a smooth and friendly service to the department, including food preparation, ordering and cleaning. There are numerous functions and events throughout the year where you will have the opportunity to be involved. Ideally you will have some relevant experience of working in a catering facility, although an aptitude for this type of work is more important as full training will be provided. Good verbal communication skills, the ability to prioritise your workload and to work both independently and as part of a team are essential.

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 in many of its grades 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 insurance 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, childcare vouchers, 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.

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

Contact Caius Liu for an informal chat on cl870@cam.ac.uk and check out our website: https://www.path.cam.ac.uk/

Please quote reference PK39575 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. Please note we are unable to offer sponsorship for this role as it does not meet the minimum skill and/or salary requirements for this visa route.

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Senior Clinical Training Scholarship (SCTS) in Neurology

TO START IN MAY 2024, OR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE THEREAFTER

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: £27,820.00 PER ANNUM

Please note: The ability to take up this Scholarship is contingent upon you being able to evidence your right to work in the UK, or through gaining the right to work via the UK immigration system. Evidence will need to be provided before an offer can be made. Regrettably, this Scholarship is not suitable for sponsorship via the Skilled Worker or Temporary Worker visa routes as the minimum requirements cannot be met.

This Scholarship provides an outstanding opportunity to study for a postgraduate qualification and is available to start in May 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter. The training programme covers all aspects of veterinary neurology including neurosurgery, imaging, electrodiagnostics and pathology, and is approved by the European College of Veterinary Neurology (ECVN).

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

The Scholar will be required to register for the Diploma of the ECVN. The training programme requires participation in the Department's clinical service, including the out-of-hours rota and first opinion practice, in addition to small-group teaching of veterinary students.

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

Informal enquiries should be directed to Paul Freeman, Principal Clinical Neurologist, by email: pf266@cam.ac.uk.

An application form (SCTS 1) and information pack can be downloaded from the following website: https://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/job

Applicants should supply a completed SCTS Application Form (SCTS 1), Curriculum Vitae and Covering Letter giving reasons for wishing to undertake the SCTS in Neurology in the Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge.

Applications should be submitted via e-mail to vetmed@vet.cam.ac.uk with the above documents as one attachment, by the closing date stated.

Closing Date: Midnight on Sunday 21 January 2024

Interviews will be held early in February 2024

Please quote reference PP39663 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position at the interface of stem cell and developmental biology and biophysics in the group of Prof. Ewa Paluch. The Paluch lab studies cellular morphogenesis combining cell and molecular biology, quantitative imaging and biophysical approaches to investigate cell shape changes in cultured cells and in vivo. Current projects in the lab include investigating the regulation of the mechanical properties of the cellular actin cortex, the biomechanics of cell migration and cell division, and the role of cell shape and mechanics during cell fate changes.

The successful candidate will conduct fundamental research aimed at understanding the cross-talk between cell shape and cell state during epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) during gastrulation. The aim of the project is to characterise the shape changes associated with gastrulation using an advanced imaging and a morphometric analysis pipeline.

You should hold a PhD (or about to be awarded a PhD) in Biophysics, Biology, or a related field and have extensive experience with cell and developmental biology, imaging, and image analysis.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD. Those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will be appointed at Research Assistant level, which will be amended to Research Associate once the PhD has been awarded.

Further information on the lab: https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/ewa-paluch.

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

Apply

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To apply for this post, please submit a CV and a motivation letter, detailing why you want to be part of this project and how this post will be a good stepping-stone for your career. We also need the contact details for two people who can provide a professional reference.

The closing date for applications is 14 December 2023.

Please quote reference PM39658 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. The Department of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience particularly encourages women and candidates from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background to apply for this vacancy.

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Teaching and Research Technician

Physiology, Development and Neuroscience delivers over half of the teaching requirements for the first two years of the Medicine and Veterinary Medicine courses (Medical Sciences Tripos and Veterinary Sciences Tripos ~390 students/year), as well as three large courses available (as options) to first and second year science students following the Natural Sciences Tripos (NST) at Cambridge (~300 students in all). All of these undergraduate courses involve hands-on practical experimental work by the students in the Department's four teaching classrooms. The practical classes are supported by three distinct but collaborative technical teams (Human Anatomy, Veterinary Anatomy, and Physiology).

We are looking for a Teaching and Research Technician, assigned to the Physiology team, to primarily support the Chief Teaching Technician, University Physiologist and other teaching officers in the running of our busy undergraduate (Part I) teaching classrooms, supporting the delivery of a wide range of practical classes and lectures to first and second year students.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain further experience in supporting teaching in a higher education environment. Duties will include, but are not limited to, providing technical assistance and guidance to staff and students throughout the planning and delivery of undergraduate practical classes and examination, carrying out histological work, ensuring health and safety procedures are adhered to, maintenance of laboratory equipment and general administrative duties.

Applicants should be educated to at least A level, with GCSE passes in Mathematics and Biology, and have experience of working in a laboratory environment, preferably in an educational setting. They should have good IT skills and be manually dexterous. Accuracy, flexibility and reliability are essential, as are good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a small team to meet tight deadlines.

Apply

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On the online form, in the suitability for the role section, you should explain the reasons for your application and how your knowledge, skills and experience match the requirements of the role. The full contact details for two professional referees should be provided; please note that we will assume that you are happy for us to approach your referees at any stage, unless you indicate otherwise in the space provided on the form.

Please quote reference PM39634 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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AZ funded Non clinical PhD Studentship in Unravelling and predicting toxicity of Antibody Drug Conjugates in the lung using genome-wide multi-omics and CRISPR-Cas9.

Applications are invited for 4-year PhD studentship based in the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience and the MRC Toxicology unit in the School of Biological Sciences at U. of Cambridge and the new AstraZeneca Discovery Centre at Cambridge. The student will be working on a collaborative project jointly supervised by Dr Mennella in in the MRC Toxicology Unit and Dr Emma Rawlins in Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience in the School of Biological Sciences at U. of Cambridge and Dr Jennifer Tan, Dr Benedicte Recolin, Dr Kelly Evans and Dr Catherine Betts at AstraZeneca and will have the opportunity to work across the two sites. The project, entitled "Unravelling and predicting toxicity of Antibody Drug Conjugates in the lung using genome-wide multi-omics and CRISPR-Cas9" aims at leveraging knowledge in airway biology and Omics technologies to understand why Antibody Drug Conjugates, a promising new drug modality with high efficacy against lethal cancers can cause adverse response limiting their use. This is an important area of applied research that has generated much excitement in both academia and industry.

Project Abstract:

Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) are promising oncology agents targeting both solid tumours and haematological malignancies with high target specificity and killing efficiency. ADCs consists of a small molecule cytotoxin (payload) attached to a monoclonal antibody (mAb) carrier. In recent years, a handful of blockbuster ADCs have been approved by the FDA, and currently over 400 drugs are in the pipeline, rapidly transforming healthcare. However, clinical toxicities limit their full potential. In particular, pulmonary toxicities, (i.e. Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)), which can be potentially fatal, has been reported in the clinic ¿ e.g. ILD has been reported for T-Dxd, an ADC consisting of anti-Her2 antibody/anti- topoisomerase 1 inhibitor conjugate (15.8% with 2% fatal rate). Importantly, to date, no biomarker and/or screening assay is available for safety screening and assessment. Mechanisms underlying ADC-induced lung toxicities are believed to be complex, mediated primarily through ADC uptake by alveolar macrophages, which may crosstalk with epithelial cells, leading to scarring and remodeling. However, the underlying molecular cascade remains unknown. To maximize the full potential of ADC therapeutics, urgent new information is required to understand off-target toxicities of ADCs and how different components of the ADCs may be modified to mitigate their toxicity (antibody, linker, payload). The project proposes a data-driven approach using multi-omics and CRISPR-Cas9 screening using airway models to investigate the molecular mechanisms underpinning ADC lung toxicity.

Candidate:

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual capable of thinking and working independently. Applicants should have or shortly expect to obtain a first or upper second-class degree from a UK university, or an equivalent standard from an overseas university, in a relevant subject such as Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. Interest in bioinformatics and omics data analysis is preferred but not required. These positions are open to UK citizens or overseas students who meet the UK residency requirements (home fees) or are able to augment the funds to cover the extra costs associated with international student fees through scholarships or funding schemes. Full details of the University's entrance requirements and scholarships are specified on the following link: https://www.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/

Funding

Full funding covering Maintenance fees at £21,500 per annum and the University Composition Fee is provided for the studentship, with effect from 1 October 2024.

Deadline Deadline for applications is 8th January and interviews will be held in early January.

Please quote reference PR39642 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

How to apply: Please send a covering letter that describes your previous research experience and motivation for the project, your CV with your University grades, your academic transcripts and the names and contact details of two academic referees who have agreed to act on your behalf to Dr Vito Mennella via email (vm430@cam.ac.uk). For important queries related to the PhD studentship contact Dr Vito Mennella, vm430@cam.ac.uk.

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Student support and training

As a graduate student at Cambridge, you will have access to a wide range of training opportunities and benefit from close supervision provided by a primary and secondary PhD supervisor as well as a personal mentor. During their PhD, there is no taught or examined coursework, but students are encouraged to attend the wide variety of lectures and training courses available to them across the Institute and wider University. This includes a centrally run Statistics course and the University Core Skills Training Programme, which includes sessions on Time Management, Presentation and Performance and Scientific Writing. Students at the Institute will be members of the University's Postgraduate School of Life Sciences (PSLS) who offer a wide variety of core skills and professional development training. Visit the Researcher Development page on the PSLS website for more information. In addition, the student can also take advantage of training courses and seminars in therapeutic sciences offered by Cambridge Academy of Therapeutic Sciences. All students are expected to attend all internal and external seminars held within the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience and the MRC Toxicology Unit. Students will also be encouraged to attend and present at the annual AstraZeneca students symposium.

Diversity and Inclusion

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. We place major emphasis on the importance of team work and an enjoyable work environment as a foundation for performing internationally leading research. This will allow the student to acquire cutting edge research methodologies in a supportive environment, where they can focus on making the best possible scientific progress.

Research Associate (Fixed Term)

The Maori lab, based in the Department of Biochemistry of Cambridge University, is inviting applications for a Research Associate. The position holder will join our research programme, which centres around a new paradigm in RNA biology: secreted extra-organismal RNA-binding proteins (RBPs).

Secreted extra-organismal RBPs have been recently discovered in honeybees and Listeria monocytogenes. In both instances, the RBP stabilises RNA outside the organism it originated from to interact with- and affect another organism. Given their recent discovery, it is unknown how widespread and diverse the roles of extra-organismal RBPs are.

Our recent studies identified an extra-organismal RBP in the honeybee jelly secretion, which is somewhat analogous to mammalian milk (Maori et al., Mol Cell, 2019; Maori et al., Cell Reports, 2019). Prompt by this observation, we explored the presence of such RBPs in breast milk. We isolated two secreted milk proteins with robust yet unknown RNA-binding capacity, playing essential metabolic roles. Both factors are conserved across mammals, active in the intestine, and interact with multiple receptors and components of the extracellular matrix. Therefore, our key goals are to define how and why these novel secreted RBPs bind RNA in human milk and the gastrointestinal tract. To achieve these goals, the successful candidate will employ cutting-edge protein and RNA biochemistry techniques, imaging and high-throughput sequencing to assess the impact of RNA binding on protein/RNA stability and function. They will also test whether these secreted RBPs are endocytosed in their ribonucleoprotein forms and deliver their maternal RNA partners into cells.

Uncovering the biology of these novel extra-organismal RPBs would provide new knowledge about the bioactivity of breast milk and the healthy digestive process, and what could go wrong during disease. Hence, this research will ultimately contribute towards the development of transformative new research and technology avenues to sustain health and control disease.

Applicants will hold or be about to receive a PhD in a relevant subject. They will have a track record in driving competitive research, including peer reviewed publications as first author. The ideal candidate will be passionate about interdisciplinary research and be highly motivated to succeed professionally.

Strong experience with protein biochemistry, molecular RNA analyses and cell culture is highly desirable. A solid background in cell biology, protein activity assays and NGS analyses would be advantageous, but not mandatory.

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. Applicants should not include Journal Impact Factors or uncontextualized metrics in their applications. For more information: https://www.biology.cam.ac.uk/files/dora.pdf

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 14 April 2026 in the first instance.

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Informal enquiries can be sent to Dr Maori: em514@cam.ac.uk

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

Please quote reference PH39640 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant x 2 (Fixed Term)

Are you passionate about molecular biology and biochemical research? Do you thrive in a laboratory environment, supporting cutting-edge projects? If so, we have two exciting opportunities for you to join our multidisciplinary team as a Research Assistant. We are seeking a motivated individual to provide crucial support in our lab, contributing to both scientific projects and the smooth day-to-day operations.

Responsibilities: *Assist in conducting molecular biology and biochemical experiments, including DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis, cloning, protein purification, and enzyme assays. *Prepare reagents, buffers, and media for experiments, ensuring accurate measurements and following standard protocols. *Maintain laboratory equipment, perform routine maintenance, and troubleshoot any technical issues that may arise. *Order and organize laboratory supplies, ensuring an adequate inventory of materials. *Collaborate with other team members to analyze experimental data, interpret results, and contribute to scientific discussions. *Document experimental procedures, protocols, and results accurately and efficiently. *Adhere to laboratory safety guidelines and maintain a clean and organized work environment.

Qualifications: *Bachelor's degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related field. *Strong theoretical knowledge and practical experience in molecular biology and biochemistry techniques, including DNA/RNA manipulation, PCR, gel electrophoresis, protein purification, and enzymatic assays. *Familiarity with laboratory equipment and techniques commonly used in molecular biology and biochemistry research. *Proficient in data analysis using software tools such as Excel or statistical analysis software. *Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. *Strong written and verbal communication skills. *Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment. *Demonstrated ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines.

If you are enthusiastic, detail-oriented, and eager to contribute to molecular biology and biochemical research, we invite you to apply for this position. Please submit your resume, a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience, and contact information for three professional references.

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's leading universities, and the Department of Pathology is renowned for its research in the field of molecular biology. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic and supportive environment, and to collaborate with leading researchers in the field.

This opportunity is funded by the BBSRC, a major funding body for research in the life sciences in the UK, providing support for research and training in universities, research institutes and other organizations.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 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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For informal enquiries, please email Dr Betty Chung on bcy23@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PK38868 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Circuit/Systems Neuroscience - Investigating Neural Circuits for Spatial Orientation (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate position in the lab of Dr. Sepiedeh Keshavarzi at the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience (https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/), University of Cambridge.

The position involves investigating the neural circuits underlying spatial orientation and is funded by the Wellcome Trust. The project provides the opportunity to combine behaviour, electrophysiology, calcium imaging, and circuit manipulation across the thalamic and cortical networks involved in navigation, using the mouse as an animal model. Further information about our research questions and approaches can be found on our lab website at https://www.keshavarzilab.com/.

Key Experience and Competencies:

We are seeking a highly motivated researcher with prior experience in circuit/systems neuroscience research. Applicants should hold (or be close to receiving) a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or related disciplines.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experimental expertise in electrophysiology (in vivo or brain slice) or calcium imaging (in vivo).
  • High level of competence in data analysis and analytical skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of circuit/systems neurobiology and evident interest in the lab's research program.

Preference will be given to candidates who additionally demonstrate the following desirable skills and achievements:

  • Proficient programming skills in Python (or alternatively Matlab).
  • Expertise in analysing large-scale neurophysiological/behavioural data.
  • Expertise in designing, building and controlling bespoke experimental setups for behavioural studies and neural recording.
  • Expertise in developing quantitative behavioural tasks for rodents.
  • Expertise in circuit manipulation techniques (opto- and chemogenetics).
  • A strong track record of research output and achievements, including high-quality publications, preprints and international conference proceedings.

Role Summary:

The role involves developing and conducting novel behavioural experiments to study spatial orientation abilities in mice, recording neural activity using electrophysiology and/or calcium imaging techniques, manipulating specific circuits and cell types with opto- and chemogenetics, as well as designing and performing data analysis. In addition to research activities, the postholder is expected to present research findings at conferences, contribute to writing articles, and provide training and supervision to students and other junior lab members.

Research Environment and Training Opportunities:

We are a welcoming and inclusive group, strongly committed to providing mentoring, training, and support for the career development of all lab members. The postdoctoral fellow will join a multidisciplinary research environment, closely interacting with other circuit/systems neuroscience groups studying sensory processing and cognitive functions. The regular symposiums and seminars held at the Department and various scientific and networking events organised by the Cambridge Neuroscience Network will further provide excellent opportunities for scientific discussion and networking with fellow researchers and the wider neuroscience community at the University.

Training opportunities in experimental and computational approaches new to the applicant will be available. Additionally, regular interactions with the principal investigator will ensure close and continuous career mentorship and support, along with scientific supervision. The position also offers possibilities for collaboration with hardware and software engineers and computational neuroscientists, as well as support for attending international conferences and workshops.

How to Apply:

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

Please submit a CV, including a list of your publications, along with a cover letter. In your cover letter, please address the following points:

  • How your research skills align with the job description.
  • Your reasons for wanting to join the lab.
  • Your future research ambitions and career goals.

Additionally, please provide the contact details of two individuals who can serve as references.

The post is available from February 2024 onwards for an initial three-year term, with the possibility for extension.

Informal enquiries about the position can be made to Dr Sepiedeh Keshavarzi (sk2244@cam.ac.uk).

Salary: £36,024 - £44,263. The starting salary will be within this range depending on skills and experience.

Closing Date: 15 January 2024. Please note that we will be reviewing applications on a regular basis. We reserve the right to close the position early once the available position is filled.

To learn more about this position and what the University offers please see the Further Particulars.

Please quote reference PM36807 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Director of the University Museum of Zoology and Professorship of Evolutionary Biology and Ecology

The Board of Electors to the Professorship of Evolutionary Biology and Ecology invites applications for this position, which will be held in conjunction with the Directorship of the University Museum of Zoology. The successful applicant will take up appointment from 1 June 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter, and will hold the Professorship until the retirement age. From the start of their appointment, they will also become Director of the University's Museum of Zoology (UMZC), which is embedded within the Department of Zoology. Their continued tenure of the Museum Directorship will be subject to a formal review five years after the start of their appointment, and further renewal of the Directorship may be possible subsequently.

The Museum is an outstanding resource for research, teaching and public engagement. It re-opened in 2018 after significant refurbishment and has roughly two million specimens in its collections, amassed globally over the past two centuries. The Museum attracts over 150,000 visitors each year and shares a building with the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI. The new Director will capitalize on these unique qualities of the Museum in providing effective and engaged leadership. They will continue to develop the Museum's highly successful programme of public engagement, and continue to position the Museum in the wider academic community as a key open resource for multidisciplinary research within Cambridge, nationally and internationally.

The Department of Zoology seeks to appoint a scientist of outstanding calibre. Our new colleague will be recognised internationally for the originality and impact of their research in evolutionary biology or ecology (or both), with the potential for links to conservation biology. For example, the successful candidate might carry out research in ecology that is linked to reversing biodiversity loss, or understanding adaptations to climate change. Or their research might develop links with colleagues in other Departments within the School of Biological Sciences by using eco-evo-devo approaches in evolutionary biology, or through work in genomic evolution. Or their work could develop research in the 'Environment and Sustainability' theme of the University's Strategic Research Initiative which is centred on its collections ("Collections, Connections, Communities"). We welcome applications from people whose research builds and develops large genomic, phenotypic or environmental datasets, for analysis with novel techniques to address key environmental challenges.

The Professor will be based in Cambridge. Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration. As Director of the Museum, the Professor will be expected to join the Department's Senior Leadership Team, A competitive salary will be offered.

Applications, consisting of a cover letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans (of up to 4 pages), a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be made online no later than 22 January 2024. The cover letter should explain how the applicant meets the criteria in the Person Specification (set out in the Further Particulars). It should also describe how the applicant proposes to position the Museum in the wider academic community as a key open resource for multidisciplinary research within Cambridge, nationally and internationally.

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

Informal enquiries may be directed to Prof Rebecca Kilner, Convenor of Board of Electors and Head of the Zoology Department email: HoD@zoo.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PF39553 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Research Associate (Fixed Term)

An opportunity is available for a postdoctoral scientist to join the group of Dr. Michael Imbeault in the Department of Genetics, Cambridge - https://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/research-groups/imbeault. Our research is focused on characterizing the role of KRAB zinc finger proteins, the largest family of DNA binding factors in the human genome. Many of the projects in our lab relate to their function in transposable element regulation and the evolution of gene regulatory networks - this project is based on a new and exciting way to efficiently obtain an overview of these networks in various cell contexts. Through the project, the candidate will have the opportunity to develop a strong expertise in epigenetics and transposable elements.

Candidates should be highly motivated and have a PhD (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant biological science. Ideally, the candidate will have experience working with mammalian cells, chromatin immunoprecipitation, lentiviral vectors and CRISPR/Cas9 to mediate knock-in of short DNA sequences encoding for protein tags (HA, dTAG). Experience in heterochromatin biology and advanced variants of chromatin immunoprecipitation (optimization of ChIP for non-DNA contacting targets, ChIP-exo, Cut and tag) is required.

Where the successful applicant does not yet have a PhD, they will normally be under-appointed as a Research Assistant in a Research Associate post (on the understanding that they will be appointed as a Research Associate upon successful completion of their PhD). The salary for a Research Assistant is £29,605- £33,966, the salary for a Research Associate is £36,024- £44,263.

The successful candidate will be involved in the use and development of methods to quantify gene regulatory networks normally silenced by KRAB zinc finger proteins in a variety of cellular contexts using genetic manipulations. The project requires a combination of various approaches, including the use of CRISPR/Cas9 to engineer degron-tagged cell lines and deep sequencing to quantify genome-wide transcriptomics and epigenetic profiles. Although a plan has been designed to answer the question efficiently, the candidate will have the opportunity to provide their input and bring their own set of ideas and expertise.

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

We particularly welcome applications from women, candidates who identify as Black or Asian and those who consider themselves to be racialized minorities, as they are currently under-represented at this level in the University. We offer mentoring and access to inclusion networks to support and empower individuals and enable an inclusive research culture.

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For informal enquiries about the role please contact Dr Michael Imbeault at mi339@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PC39561 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Professor in Integrative & Systems Neuroscience

The School of Biological Sciences is pleased to invite applications for three new Professor posts, available from October 2024:

  • Professor of Integrative and Systems Neuroscience
  • Professor of Evolutionary Networks
  • Professor of Biotic Interactions

The posts align with School's research strategy to foster innovative research across disciplinary boundaries.

The focus of the Professor of Integrative and Systems Neuroscience will be to build a world-leading research programme, deliver excellent teaching, and to positively engage with academic leadership both in the home Department(s) and across the School of Biological Sciences.

The successful applicant will have an excellent track record in integrative and systems neuroscience to engage with and strengthen collaboration across the Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour Research Theme. Applications are welcomed from outstanding individuals using animal models to bridge the bench-to-bedside divide, studying specific aspects of neuroscience that would provide the widest opportunity for interdepartmental research synergies and translational potential. A track record in cross-species approaches (e.g. rodent, primate, human) would be particularly encouraged.

Academic responsibilities associated with this role will include delivering undergraduate and postgraduate lectures, practical classes and small group supervisions, engaging with the Research Theme initiatives, and positively contributing to the inclusive and collaborative ethos of the School. Mentoring and professional development of staff and students is expected as part of our inclusive and supportive community.

We particularly welcome applications from women, candidates who identify as Black or Asian and those who consider themselves to be racialized minorities, as they are currently under-represented at this level in the School of Biological Sciences. We offer mentoring and access to inclusion networks to support and empower individuals and enable an inclusive research culture.

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Applications, including a 1500-word statement on current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and publications list, a brief narrative (maximum 300 words per output) on your three most significant outputs a one-page statement on your teaching experience, contributions to open research and research culture improvement, and your perspective on Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion, along with three referees' details, should be submitted online by 25 January 2024.

The University of Cambridge is a signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), and we are committed to assessing research on the basis of its merits rather than the journal or venue in which it is published. Applicants should not include Journal Impact Factors or journal titles as a proxy for research quality in their applications. For more information: https://www.biology.cam.ac.uk/files/dora.pdf.

Please quote reference PM38902 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Professor of Evolutionary Networks

The School of Biological Sciences is pleased to invite applications for three new G11 Professor posts (Reader equivalent), available from October 2024:

  • Professor of Evolutionary Networks
  • Professor of Biotic Interactions
  • Professor of Integrative and Systems Neuroscience

The posts align with the School's research strategy to foster innovative research across disciplinary boundaries.

The focus of the Professor of Evolutionary Networks will be to build a world-leading research programme, deliver excellent teaching, and to positively engage with academic leadership both in the home Department(s) and across the School of Biological Sciences.

The successful applicant will have an excellent track record in studying the complexities of genome and /or species relationships, in line with the concept of the 'Network of Life', where the focus is on reticulate networks, rather than simple hierarchical or branching patterns. The post holder will build strategic strength across the Functional and Evolutionary Genomics Theme, as well as connections with colleagues in the Organisms, Evolution and Ecology Theme. Of particular interest are advances in novel sequencing technology, environmental genomics and new perspectives in extant and historic ecological and environmental interactions. Expertise in the implementation and development of machine learning and AI approaches to drive advances in evolutionary networks is equally of interest.

Academic responsibilities associated with this role will include delivering undergraduate and postgraduate lectures, practical classes and small group supervisions, engaging with the Research Theme initiatives, and positively contributing to the inclusive and collaborative ethos of the School. Mentoring and professional development of staff and students is expected as part of our inclusive and supportive community.

We particularly welcome applications from women, candidates who identify as Black or Asian and those who consider themselves to be racialized minorities, as they are currently under-represented at this level in the School of Biological Sciences. We offer mentoring and access to inclusion networks to support and empower individuals and enable an inclusive research culture.

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Applications, including a 1500-word statement on current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and publications list, a brief narrative (maximum 300 words per output) on your three most significant outputs, a one-page statement on your teaching experience, contributions to open research and research culture improvement, and your perspective on Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion, along with three referees' details, should be submitted online by 25 January 2024.

The University of Cambridge is a signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), and we are committed to assessing research on the basis of its merits rather than the journal or venue in which it is published. Applicants should not include Journal Impact Factors or journal titles as a proxy for research quality in their applications. For more information: https://www.biology.cam.ac.uk/files/dora.pdf

Please quote reference PC39350 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant in the group of Dr. Renske Vroomans (https://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/research/vroomans-group), at the Sainsbury Laboratory (SLCU), Cambridge University, to study the evolution of petal patterning in collaboration with Dr. Edwige Moyroud.

The overall aim of this position is to use the computational model developed in the Vroomans team to predict gene regulatory interactions that govern the early patterning of the Hibiscus bullseye. The model will subsequently be expanded to delve deeper into bullseye evolution, to predict which genes are most likely to be affected by selection for altered size.

As successful candidate, you will develop computational tools such as Python scripts to analyse simulation data to make predictions and uncover general evolutionary trends. To adapt the available code, some basic knowledge of C++ is required. You will be provided with computational resources and support and will be able to team up with PhD and Masters' students using related models to study other aspects of plant evolution. You will also interact directly with experimentalists who will generate data to test model predictions.

For this project, you must have a background in Computational Science and Biological research, e.g. through a computational biology course with a biology or computer science background.

Some knowledge of evolution and/or evolutionary algorithms is desirable.

You will be fully involved in the basic research whilst also writing up the research work for presentation and publication. A collaborative attitude is a must.

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

It is essential that you include a motivational letter in your application.

This position is available immediately.

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

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

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Scientific enquiries apart from the formal application should be directed to Dr Renske Vroomans at renske.vroomans@slcu.cam.ac.uk.

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

Please quote reference PT39546 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Safety Technician

The Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience (PDN) is seeking a Senior Safety Technician to support the Department's compliance with the University's health and safety requirements. PDN is a large, welcoming, and inclusive Department with an exceptional international record in teaching and research.

This is a new role that has been created in the departmental safety team comprising the Health & Safety Coordinator, Facilities & Operations Manager, Departmental Administrator, Head of Department, and other academic staff with responsibilities for health and safety

Reporting to the Health & Safety Coordinator, the Senior Safety Technician will perform a range of technical and administrative duties and provide advice and guidance to support a safe working environment in the Department, which is mostly housed in the Anatomy and the Physiology Buildings on the Downing Site.

You will be educated to at least A Level standard or equivalent or possess a comparable level of practical experience. While training will be provided, experience of working in a laboratory environment is essential. The successful candidate will be highly organised, computer literate, and able to work flexibly and in support of team members. Good communication and people skills are also prerequisites for the role, which involves interacting with a wide range of stakeholders in the Department, and proactively building networks of staff working in similar roles across the School of Biological Sciences.

The position is offered on a permanent, full-time basis, though we also welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working (minimum 28 hpw) or other flexible working arrangements.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Karen Whitehead, Health & Safety Coordinator, kw240@cam.ac.uk.

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On the online form, in the suitability for the role section, you should explain the reasons for your application and how your knowledge, skills and experience match the requirements of the role. The full contact details for two professional referees should be provided; please note that we will assume that you are happy for us to approach your referees at any stage, unless you indicate otherwise in the space provided on the form.

The closing date for applications is midnight on 7 January 2024. Interviews will take place shortly after the closing date.

Please quote reference PM39381 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate: Drosophila Connectomics Research Group (Part Time, Fixed Term)

A Research Associate post is available to start as soon as possible in the Drosophila Connectomics Group directed by Greg Jefferis and Matthias Landgraf in the Department of Zoology at the University of Cambridge.

Applicants will have a dual remit to carry out scientific research and assist in the smooth running of the group (up to 20% FTE). The research focus is electron-microscopy connectomics by proofreading and analysis of automatically segmented reconstructions of neurons and their connectivity, performing graph/circuit analyses etc. to obtain biological insight. A background in neurobiology with experience in Drosophila neuroanatomy, connectomics and some quantitative preparation is expected.

The successful candidate will join a team based in Zoology with 15 team members, carrying out data processing and analysis on computer-assisted neuronal reconstruction data. They will interact closely with a similar team in the US as well as experimental groups in Oxford (Scott Waddell) and Cambridge (Greg Jefferis), but particularly with the latter. The candidate will need to be highly motivated and develop a good understanding of the nature of the data and the project's scientific aims. This will be critical to setting priorities as it develops. Close teamwork and a collaborative spirit will be essential, but team members will have increasing opportunities for scientific independence as their expertise develops. Candidates will report to a PI jointly based in Zoology and the MRC LMB and will receive training from experienced post-docs as well as benefiting from courses organised at the University level. The postholder will also contribute to general project management of the group e.g. through interaction with junior researchers and external funders, as well as participating in public engagement activities.

The role will be based on site in the Department of Zoology, with hybrid working arrangements possible following agreement.

Please upload a copy of your CV (2 sides of A4 maximum) and a covering letter (2 sides of A4 maximum).

Interview dates: Interviews on the 14th or 15th December 2023 - may be conducted remotely.

Fixed-term: The position is part time (50%) for 2 years, the funds for this post are available up until 31st December 2025.

The postholder will be expected to work on site at least two days per week, including Fridays.

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.

Flexible working requests will be considered.

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If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Megan Norkett (hr@zoo.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference PF39514 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 within the Small Animal Hospital aiming to provide a first-class customer service, rotating between front desk and telephone to provide all front-of-house services, therefore a friendly, calm and confident communicator is essential. 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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For informal enquiries please contact the Clinical HR Team, by email on: qvsh.hr@vet.cam.ac.uk

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

Interviews will be held early in December 2023

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

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

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a Research Associate role in the Greg Davis's Lab at the University of Cambridge.

The main duties of this role are to gather and image stimuli for security screening experiments, to prepare, run, analyse and report behavioural experiments. Experience with the use of artificial neural networks for identifying stimuli would be an advantage.

The role will also involve travelling to work on site with an industry partner, infrared imaging of human beings carrying a range of items, and use of those images in behavioural experiments.

The applicant will have a PhD in Psychology or Cognitive Neuroscience with a background related to visual perception and preferably experience of using artificial neural networks for image processing.

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

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

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For informal inquiries, please contact Greg Davis at gjd1000@cam.ac.uk

Closing Date: Tuesday 5th December 2023 at 12 Midnight

Interviews: TBC

Please quote reference PJ39493 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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