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University Assistant/Associate Professor in Plant Ecology and Evolution

Applications are invited for an Assistant/Associate Professor post in Plant Sciences, available from 1 July 2024. We are looking to appoint at either Grade 9 (£45, 585- £57,696) or Grade 10 (£61,198 - £64,914) depending on skills and experience.

We welcome excellent candidates who can teach and perform research in Plant Ecology. In particular, we are interested in applications from those with a focus on fieldwork in areas such as molecular ecology, evolutionary ecology, microbial ecology in the context of plant biology, plant and microbial responses to climate change and other anthropogenetic stressors.

The appointee will join the Department of Plant Sciences, which delivers teaching and research that stretches across the plant sciences discipline - from ecology and conservation, to physiology, genetics and genomics. There will be the opportunity to be affiliated with the Cambridge Conservation Research Institute, a world-leading centre for research and training in biodiversity conservation, working in partnership with eleven international conservation organisations.

Key responsibilities include teaching undergraduates, conducting world-leading research, and advising postgraduate students and post-doctoral workers. There is the opportunity to become a Fellow of a College. Undergraduate teaching includes lectures in ecology, evolution, and microbial ecology, practical classes and small-group supervisions. The teaching commitment also includes an annual field course (locations include England, Portugal, and Borneo). Postgraduate training options include contribution to MPhil and PhD programmes. Innovations in teaching methods are actively encouraged, as are engagement with mentoring and professional development.

We will support the successful candidate to develop a research programme that complements and reinforces existing Departmental research strengths. There are shared laboratory facilities for a variety of environmental analyses both within the Department and in collaboration with other Departments.

Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant field and sufficient breadth and/or depth of specialist knowledge in their chosen discipline to be able to teach to a high standard. They should also have evidence of excellence in research and demonstrated capacity to develop research objectives, projects and proposals. Appointments at the level of Associate Professor will usually be able to provide evidence of success in obtaining research funding to support research or career development.

Applications should comprise a letter of application (summarise how you would contribute to both teaching and research in the Department), your curriculum vitae (including up-to-date publications list, and for three outputs a concise narrative outlining the context for each piece of work, your contribution to the output and the importance of the findings), and a statement of your current and future research plans on no more than five pages.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BAME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level.

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If you have not heard from us within 1 month, please assume that your application was unsuccessful.

Please quote reference PD41455 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 position in the group of Dr Madelaine Bartlett at the Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to support the university's reputation for excellence, join a newly-formed research team from its inception under the direction of an established PI of international reputation and work in a cutting-edge research institute.

Under the direct supervision of Dr Bartlett, the successful candidate will work independently on a research project focused on studying the genes that control the development and evolution of sex determination in grasses.

Additionally, the role holder will play a key role in establishing and supporting a new research group to ensure its smooth operation. Responsibilities include procuring and maintaining resources, implementing standard operating procedures, and establishing a brachypodium transformation program.

Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in biological sciences. Practical experience of working in a plant sciences basic research environment is essential, as is experience of overseeing laboratory operations. Proficiency in Brachypodium transformation and genome editing techniques is required, alongside familiarity with the complete life cycle of maize. Experience in pest control is desirable, as is experience in teaching and mentoring students. Familiarity with advanced microscopy platforms (SEM, confocal) is also desirable.

The successful applicant will have strong organisational skills, alongside excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills. They will be able to work unsupervised and as part of a team. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required, with good IT skills and a high degree of precision and accuracy. Knowledge of relevant regulation and practice is desirable. The successful candidate will also be able to design and execute research projects, contribute to writing research papers and prepare and present research findings.

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

The post is available from September 2024.

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

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Please quote reference PT41427 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Scientific enquiries apart from the formal application should be directed to Dr Anne Crozat at: anne.crozat@slcu.cam.ac.uk.

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Computational Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Join our team as a Computational Research Associate!

The McGovern lab is seeking a talented and motivated Computational Research Associate to join their research group. Our research aims to understand the role of mononuclear phagocytes in autoimmunity and placental development.

This is a grade G7 Research Associate post, dependant on previous skills and experience.

The McGovern Lab:

Our team focuses on characterising human mononuclear phagocytes, crucial immune cells distributed across all tissues in the body. These cells perform vital functions in tissue development and function, fighting infection and resolving inflammation. We utilise a range of technologies to develop our understanding of the ontogeny and function of these cells including proteomic, transcriptomic and epigenetic approaches. We utilise cells isolated from primary human tissue samples and organoid systems. As part of our team, you will contribute to groundbreaking research in understanding the properties of mononuclear phagocytes in both health and disease.

https://www.path.cam.ac.uk/research/immunology-division/mcgovern-group https://www.mcgovernlab.com/

About the role:

You will develop your own projects and support other projects in the lab. This will involve analysis of single cell and spatial transcriptomic data sets generated from human tissues to understand immune cells and their cross-talk with stromal cells in health and disease. You will be working with cell biologists across a range of expertise including immunology, virology, microbiology, and clinicians to adapt, improve, and integrate existing software, to best answer the scientific questions of the research programme. You will also be encouraged to develop novel computational tools to support this.

Your tasks:

  • Design, implementation and application of single-cell and spatial transcriptomic analysis workflows

  • Statistical analysis and data visualization

  • Interaction and collaboration with researchers within the McGovern team

  • Consultation regarding the planning and design of sequencing experiments

  • Presentation and reporting of results

  • Recommendation of publicly available resources and tools

  • Working in a team with bioinformatic and computational colleagues

  • Training and supervision of undergraduate and PhD students

Your profile:

  • PhD in cell biology, bioinformatics or any other related field

  • Expertise in the analysis and visualization of single-cell and other types of high-throughput data (e.g., RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq); experience with proteomics data is of advantage

  • Knowledge of statistics

  • Proficiency in programming, e.g. with R and Python

  • Experience in machine learning

  • Background in mammalian cell biology and an interest in immunology

  • Passion for unravelling complex biological systems

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and fluency in written and spoken English

  • Team player capable of adapting to a rapidly evolving and interdisciplinary research environment

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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How to apply:

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

Please quote reference PK41464 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

We are seeking a motivated and collaborative colleague to join our friendly team studying fundamental questions in neuroscience, by investigating neurotransmitter receptors in the model organism C. elegans.

You will join the group of Dr Iris Hardege (https://www.hardege-lab.com/) in the Department of Zoology. We are studying the roles of novel neurotransmitter receptors in the biology of the nematode C. elegans. The group primarily uses analysis of C. elegans as well as molecular biology, genetics and electrophysiology using Xenopus oocytes. We are an inclusive, diverse, and welcoming group, all members are encouraged to participate actively in scientific discussion as well as outreach activities.

You will be contributing to the smooth running of Dr Iris Hardege's group by providing technical support for research and by assisting with experiments.

You will be responsible for the operational running of the laboratory, for example, by managing C. elegans strains, ensuring maintenance of lab equipment, overseeing laboratory health and safety and procurement of equipment and consumables. Responsibilities will also include assisting with experimental work, for example, generating plasmids and C. elegans strains, carrying out C. elegans behavioural experiments and automated Xenopus oocyte electrophysiology recordings.

The successful candidate should have: - Practical experience of laboratory research (preferably with molecular biology techniques such as PCR and cloning). - Educated to BSc level in a STEM subject (or equivalent practical experience). - Strong organisational and communication skills. - Attention to detail and good record keeping. - Ability to manage multiple tasks and work within a set budget. - The ability to work independently and as part of a group. - A genuine interest in supporting scientific research. - An open minded, positive, and collaborative mindset.

Please provide in your application under Suitability for the Role an explanation as to how you meet the job requirements and what you would bring to the group. Please include examples of technical experience, and/or specific technical training you have completed.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 36 months.

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.

Flexible working requests will be considered.

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

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

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

Please quote reference PF41447 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Teaching Associate: Social Psychology (Fixed Term)

We are seeking an enthusiastic person to join the Department of Psychology as a Teaching Associate. The purpose of the role is to support and maintain the University's national and international reputation for excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will demonstrate a willingness to contribute to undergraduate education within the Department of Psychology and an ability to teach effectively at undergraduate level.

Reporting to the Professor Sander van der Linden, the post-holder will support the Department of Psychology's teaching in Social Psychology. The post-holder will work in collaboration with relevant Course Organisers and the Deputy Head of Department for Teaching, conducting social lectures for undergraduate students, helping to develop a new first year exam paper, and contributing to exam marking in first and second year. The post holder will ideally also offer number of research projects in the domain of social psychology for third year research students. The role will involve liaising with lecturers, students and administrative staff.

It is essential that the post-holder has a background in Social Psychology. The candidate should demonstrate a commitment to teaching and will ideally have experience of teaching at university level. It is essential that the post-holder is self-motivated, can work independently as well as part of a team, and has good organisational and communication skills.

The position is funded for 1 year. Ideally, the successful candidate will be able to take up the post of Teaching Associate on 1 August 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. The interview date is projected to be the week beginning 3rd June 2024 , and will involve a short skills-based test.

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

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For an informal discussion about the post please contact Professor Sander van der Linden (sander.vanderlinden@psychol.cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PJ41387 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Assistant Horticulturist - Western Displays [Temporary Cover] (Part Time)

We are looking for a suitably experienced and qualified applicant to start as soon as possible in joining our Horticultural Team as an Assistant Horticulturist in the Display Team of the Botanic Garden (Maternity cover). Responsible to the Team Leader (Horticultural Display) the role holder is responsible for assisting in the maintenance, care and curation of the Garden's varied landscapes and plantings.

Horticultural knowledge and practical experience are essential to fulfil this role to assist the team in ensuring that the collections are developed and maintained to a high standard. The collections and areas within this role are popular with visitors and are an important resource for research and education purposes within the Garden, University and the wider botanical and horticultural community.

See Further Particulars for further information, including full Person Specification.

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

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

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

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Business Administrator

People are at the heart of everything we do at Pathology, so why not join our professional services team as our Business 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 provide a comprehensive administrative service to the Head of the Division of Virology and the other staff of the division. Ideally you will have some relevant administrative experience with high competency in standard software packages. Good communication skills and the ability to deal with a wide range of people at all levels are key skills to bring to the role. This is a busy and varied role, so the ability to plan and prioritise your own workload is essential. However, you will work within our friendly team, so 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.

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

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

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Contact Fiona Craig for an informal chat on 01223 333693 or fcc21@cam.ac.uk and check out our website: https://www.path.cam.ac.uk/

Please quote reference PK41272 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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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 Scholar (SCTS) in Small Animal Cardiology

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: £27,820.00

The Scholarship is for one year in the first instance, renewable for periods of one year up to a total of three years.

The Scholarship provides an outstanding opportunity to receive specialist training in all aspects of small animal cardiology and is available to start from December 2024.

You will receive core training in all aspects of clinical cardiology, including interventional procedures and transoesophageal echocardiography. You will also be required to undertake and publish a research project. The training programme is approved by the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ECVIM-CA).

The Scholar will be required to register for the Diploma of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 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.

You must be a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a veterinary degree qualifying you for membership. Membership will be required prior to commencing the Scholarship. Completion of an appropriate internship or a minimum of two years' experience in small animal practice is essential.

The internship has an abundance of benefits such as:

  • Tax-free stipend

  • Academic opportunities, e.g. teach Cambridge students during rotations and College supervision opportunities; weekly Department research and clinical seminars; journal and book clubs

  • Generous CPD allowance

For more information on benefits and our internship programmes: https://www.hospital.vet.cam.ac.uk/qvsh/internship-and-residency-programmes

Informal enquiries should be directed to Jose Novo Matos (Principal Clinical Cardiologist) by email: jms330@cam.ac.uk

Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 5th of June 2024.

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 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.

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 PP41325 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Finance Administrator (Part Time)

The Department of Pathology is seeking a highly motivated and professional individual to undertake financial duties, providing proactive support to academic and research staff.
We are a department that truly values teamwork and has strong and inclusive programme of wellbeing.

Candidates will ideally be educated to AAT level four (or equivalent level of practical experience). You will be highly numerate, analytical and proficient in standard software packages, particularly Excel. You will be well-organised and able to prioritise effectively and work to tight deadlines. The role requires a good understanding of finance and strong problem solving skills. Excellent communication skills are also essential, including the ability to explain financial regulations and procedures effectively to non-finance staff. You will need to have strong interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively as a member of a team and to build positive working relationships with a wide variety of colleagues. Previous experience of working in an accounts environment within a University would be an advantage.

Working closely with the Department's Finance Coordinator this role has a wide range of responsibilities, including:

  • Acting as a Departmental key contact working proactively with academics, researchers, and departmental budget holders as well as other University departments and external suppliers/customers to resolve queries

  • Carry out the Department's month end and year end procedures

  • Ensuring accuracy of financial information on University financial system (CUFS), identifying and resolving any problems

  • Working with the Shared Financial Services team to ensure that accounts payable and receivable transactions are accurate and timely

  • Carry out accounts administration relating to the general ledger and research grants

  • Carry out financial management and reporting activities as required

It is vital that you possess excellent inter-personal skills to be able to work well with the team and manage good working relationships with a wide variety of people from all over the world, in order to gain an understanding of the needs of academics and research staff and deliver a responsive financial service to them.

You will be involved in contributing to continuous improvements in the Department's financial administration through close cooperation with the central Finance team. The Department is committed to supporting training and development opportunities for colleagues.

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 an informal chat, please contact Fiona Craig on (01223) 333693 or fcc21@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PK41083 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research assistant in the development of multi-species interactions

We are looking for an enthusiastic full-time Research Assistant to work with Dr Susie McLaren on the development of key species interactions in coral reef ecosystems, based in the Xiong group (www.xionglab.org) at the Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge.

The successful candidate will be involved in studies of symbiont-host cell interactions, morphogenesis and tissue mechanics during coral embryo development and symbiosis establishment with dinoflagellate algae. This research seeks to uncover novel mechanisms in the development of Cnidarian-Plankton symbiosis and the unexplored interplay between symbionts and corals during cnidarian morphogenesis with an aim to inform our understanding of fundamental biological processes and coral reef ecosystem recovery approaches. Using molecular, cellular, physical and theoretical approaches, the candidate will work closely with the PI and researchers in the lab to assist the completion of projects and upkeep of organisms. In addition to working on the development of key ecological interactions, the candidate will have the chance to work in an exciting interdisciplinary environment and engage with members of the host lab, which focuses on understanding the physical mechanisms of development using the chicken embryo as a model system. There will also be opportunities to receive training in a variety of techniques including imaging, computation, biophysics, cell and developmental biology and engineering approaches and will receive co-authorship credits on publications. Furthermore, the candidate will receive support if they wish to take on career development activities including appropriate professional courses while in the role. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to contribute to and develop their experience in research at the intersection of developmental biology and ecology with important implications for ecosystem conservation approaches.

The position is available immediately.

It is essential that the candidate has excellent communication and teamwork skills. Experience and a good understanding of working in research labs are required. Prior lab technician experience is desirable.

Main duties include: Perform experimental and analysis work on different projects depending on project needs; Perform and develop methods for maintenance and handling of organisms (Cnidarians, algae, copepods); Master and maintain lab protocols and prepare common reagents; Coordinate with the PI; Provide technical guidance and training to new lab members; Participate in regular group meetings and other group activities.

Informal enquiries can be made to Susie McLaren via sbm35@cam.ac.uk

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

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

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Please quote reference PR41264 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a 3-year Grade 7 Post-Doctoral Research Associate position to join an international team in the Department of Genetics in central Cambridge. The project is led by Dr Ben Steventon and is aimed towards understanding how alterations in tissue geometry and tissue extrinsic mechanical forces can alter early tissue morphogenesis during embryonic development. The project will be co-led by the Steventon group, and that of Dr Thierry Savin in the Department of Engineering. It would be well suited to someone from a Bioengineering or experimental Biophysics background who has an interest to apply their skills in the context of a mechanobiology project. There will be ample opportunity to learn from and become immersed in a research group that utilizes a range of biological systems to tackle fundamental problems of early embryo development.

We are looking for a highly motivated and well-organized person, with a PhD in Bioengineering, Biophysics or a related discipline, with experience in either microfluidic methods, hydrogels for 2D/3D cell culture, or micromechanics of biological tissues. Excellent organizational skills and the desire to work as part of an inter-disciplinary team is essential.

Specific experience required:

  • Development and application of microfluidics
  • Engineered hydrogels for tissue culture
  • Mechanobiology
  • Cell culture and generation of embryonic organoids (gastruloids)
  • Confocal and live cell imaging
  • Microscopy development

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For further details on our research, please visit https://steventonlab.wordpress.com/

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Dr Ben Steventon, bjs57@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PC41397 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Cleaner

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's Domestic Services team as a Senior Cleaner - a key role in servicing departmental operations, leading by example.

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

An early riser (start time is between 6am-7am), the successful candidate will thrive in leading and overseeing others, working as part of a team, but will also be content working alone, maintaining a flexible and friendly attitude at all times. They will have a good level of oral communication, a high standard of English, and the ability to give and receive written and verbal instructions - including safety instructions regarding the use of cleaning chemicals.

Duties include thorough cleaning of all areas, including research laboratories, offices, teaching and meeting rooms, communal areas, stairways, WCs and washrooms. Directing and participating in the collection, cleaning and return of laboratory glassware is also an important element of this role.

A good general education (GCSE /NVQ level 2) or equivalent level of practical experience is required, and experience of experience of laboratory and/or office cleaning, including the use of mechanical scrubber/polishing equipment is essential. Physically fit, the successful candidate will enjoy an active and varied workload.

We are a friendly Department and value all our staff for the contribution that they make to our community. We hold various social activities throughout the year and staff are also able to make use of free passes to the University Botanic Garden. They also enjoy a subsidised staff canteen service.

For this position, the University Real Living Wage (RLW) supplement applies, which sets the minimum rate of pay at £12 per hour. The salary band holds the opportunity to progress to £25,138 subject to performance.

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 Facilities Superintendent, Mr Steven Godby, by email at: sjg86@cam.ac.uk or by telephone on 01223 333605.

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

Please quote reference PH40331 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Accounts Clerk

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

We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible person to join our friendly accounts team as soon as possible. Our ideal candidate is someone with broad experience of finance-based functions. Familiarity with the way the University works is an advantage, but if you have used other systems and have experience of MS Excel, we will teach you how to use the University's systems. You will find the role interesting and varied, with the opportunity to work on your own initiative within the scope of the role.

The role includes a full range of accounts duties in Payables, Receivables and General Ledger, with other tasks relating to research grants and payroll. We'd love you to bring good communication skills with patience, tact, diplomacy so that you can help provide a first point of enquiry for staff, students and suppliers seeking accounts-related information, help and guidance.

Sometimes the team's work is very busy, so the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, whilst staying accurate and paying attention to detail is vital. All members of the team work well to support each other, especially when deadlines are approaching.

You will have GCSE English and Maths, Grade 4 or 5 (Grade C) or above. Additionally, AAT Intermediate, or equivalent is desirable.

In return, you will receive the following:

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

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.

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

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Interviews will be held 21 May 2024

Please quote reference PP41353 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

The Cardona Lab are pleased to invite applications for the position of Research Associate in the Experimental and Comparative Connectomics Laboratory. The primary purpose of the role is to support the research of Dr Albert Cardona, whose lab is interested in the neural circuit basis of behaviour. For details of recent projects in the lab, see https://tinyurl.com/cardonalabpubs . For a description of the lab's focus see https://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/directory/albert-cardona.

The post holder will have a neuroscience background, with a PhD in neuroscience or a very closely related discipline. They will have experience with sample preparation for electron microscopy (EM), trimming resin blocks and mounting them for imaging in block-face and for serial sectioning and imaging with transmission EM, imaging at both electron microscopy and light-sheet laser-scanning microscopy, neuron reconstruction from electron microscopy, and analysis of neural activity imaging data.

Fixed Term: the funds for this post are available until 31 December 2025.

Informal enquiries about the position can be made to Dr Albert Cardona (ac2040@cam.ac.uk).

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Please submit a CV and a covering 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 3 May 2024.

Please quote reference PM41386 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 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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Research Associate- Mata Group (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a Biocurator to join PomBase, the model organism database for the fission yeast, Schizosaccharomyces pombe. The project's aims are to manually curate and integrate molecular, genetic, biochemical and sequence data for fission yeast.

Applicants will have completed a PhD and have a background in biocuration and/or in yeast experimental biology, with a degree in Cell biology, Biochemistry, Genetics or a similar field. They should also have skills in data organization and basic bioinformatics and a passion for reading and interpreting original research. The applicant will need to have a broad understanding of eukaryotic cell biology. Experience in ontology use and/or editing would be an advantage.

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 uncontextualised 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 for 1 year in the first instance, with a possibile extension. Part-time hours may be considered.

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For an informal discussion please contact Professor Juan Mata: jm593@cam.ac.uk

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

Please quote reference PH41373 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Business Administration Advanced Apprentice

Applications are invited for a Business Administration Advanced Apprentice to work in the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute (CSCI) and Department of Haematology.

This role is based in the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre located on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Wellcome MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute and Department of Haematology professional services team. The role provides an efficient administrative service to the Finance, Postgraduate Education, HR and Operations (communications, events and public engagement) management in the Institute and Department. The role will provide support across multiple and diverse research groups and will play a key part in the Office, PhD, Finance and HR administration processes in the University. The role will rotate through the sub-teams to earn a broad range of experiences and will provide support to a wide range of different areas and projects.

If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact Rebecca Coull, Senior HR Coordinator rc980@cam.ac.uk

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for flexible working arrangements.

Fixed-term: 20 months.

How To Apply:

To apply for this role, please use this link to access the National Apprenticeship Service site and follow the on-screen instructions on how to submit your application:

link https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeships?ApprenticeshipLevel=All&Hash=0&Location=cb20ab&LocationType=NonNational&PageNumber=1&ResultsPerPage=5&SearchAction=Search&SearchField=All&SearchMode=Keyword&SortType=Relevancy&WithinDistance=5&DisabilityConfidentOnly=False

Please quote reference PS41299 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Proteomics Technical Lead

We are looking to appoint a Proteomics Technical Lead to join the Proteomics Facility at the MRC Toxicology Unit, University of Cambridge. The facility performs a fundamental role in tackling proteomic-based problems for the Unit's scientific programmes.

As the Proteomics Technical Lead you will work on several projects in response to the needs of our researchers and actively participate in mass spectrometry/proteomics method development. You will be responsible for sample preparation, reporting results to scientists, operating and maintaining specialist equipment and general laboratory management.

You will ideally be skilled in a broad range of methods in proteomics and biological mass spectrometry and chromatography and have excellent communication skills to enable to you work on projects which are often transient and time critical. You will need to have a degree in a scientific discipline, preferably with a postgraduate qualification. You will also be an excellent communicator and team player, with the ability to manage a laboratory including health and safety, purchasing and equipment maintenance.

The Medical Research Council Toxicology Unit is an internationally renowned institution focussed on the delivery of field-changing mechanistic insights into toxicology and disease and is based in the newly refurbished Gleeson building, central Cambridge.

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Informal enquiries can be directed to Sandip Patel skp59@cam.ac.uk

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 note, previous applicants need not apply.

Please quote reference PU41321 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 August 2025 in the first instance.

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

The Department of Veterinary Medicine would like to appoint a highly motivated Research Laboratory Technician to provide technical support for research activity in order to ensure the smooth running of the Biomineral Research Facility. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a cutting-edge research environment while making a meaningful impact.

The Biomineral Research Group endeavours to unravel the intricate ways in which minerals influence both health and pathology, aiming to leverage this knowledge for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes, including through engineered mineral structures. Diseases of special interest to the Group are cancer and autoimmune/inflammatory disorders. Recent work focused on improving understanding of cell exposure to titanium dioxide (E171) in humans (Curr Opin Toxicol. 2020 Feb:19:112-120).

The successful candidate will have practical experience of laboratory research and strong organisational skills. ICP-MS analysis will be the major technique employed, but there will also be opportunities to work with collaborators in confocal microscopy and other analytical and imaging techniques.

This is a full time, fixed term position. The funds for this post are available until August 2025 in the first instance. We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements. Applications are also 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.

Key responsibilities of the role will include:

Preparing and analysing samples in support of research activity, contributing to the design of research experiments, developing new or improved methods of testing under the supervision of research or academic staff, collating results for interpretation by others.

Overseeing day-to-day running of the laboratory, including ordering, managing laboratory databases, equipment purchase and maintenance, overseeing laboratory safety procedures

Essential attributes:

Educated to A level, NVQ level 3, or an equivalent level of practical experience

Practical experience of laboratory technician/biological scientific research work

High degree of precision and accuracy

Good IT skills

Good communication skills

Good organisational skills

Desirable attributes:

BSc in a relevant scientific discipline

Experience in analytical science

Willingness to work on more than one research project at the same time

For informal enquires please contact: Dr Alicja Dabrowska (ad981@cam.ac.uk). To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link 'Apply online' 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.

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

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Interviews will be held 15 May 2024

Please quote reference PP41320 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant/Research Associate (Fixed Term)

The Sawarkar lab at the MRC Toxicology Unit is looking to appoint a Research Associate (Postdoctoral Fellow) to contribute to its programme on Epigenetics, tRNA transcription and Neurodegeneration. The project will use state-of-the-art genomic technologies to identify epigenetic determinants that lead to protein misfolding in neurons.

Using single-cell technologies for in vivo mouse models as well as embryonic stem cell differentiation models of neurodegeneration, the project will identify mechanisms leading to age-associated protein misfolding in neurons. The focus of the work will be on the role of tRNAs in neurodegeneration and protein misfolding.

Your role will be to support the research activities of the group and conduct your own research projects within the remit of the research programme at the frontiers of molecular bioscience.

For further details, please see Leone et al (2024) Mol Cell and Mulroney et al (2024) Nature.

You will need to hold, or be close to completing, a PhD in an appropriate field such as molecular cell biology/chromatin/transcription, together with proven skills obtained in a molecular cell biology lab (RNA work, mammalian cell culture, cloning and protein work). You will be able to work both independently and as part of a team, have excellent communication and organisational skills with full commitment to the publication of data.

The MRC Toxicology Unit is an internationally renowned institution focussed on the delivery of field-changing mechanistic insights into toxicology and disease. The Unit is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including mass spectrometry, microscopy, and bioinformatics, and offers excellent opportunities for scientific career development.

Appointment at Research Associate is dependent on having a PhD. Where a PhD has yet to be awarded or submitted, appointment will initially be made as a Research Assistant and amended to Research Associate when the PhD is awarded.

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

Fixed-term: This post is funded by ERC for two years in the first instance with the possibility of future extension.

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Informal enquiries can be directed to Ritwick Sawarkar rs2099@mrc-tox.cam.ac.uk

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 PU41315 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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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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