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Senior Histology Technician

Tue, 28/03/2023 - 00:00

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Histology Technician to assist in the running of the Histology Laboratory that serves the needs of diagnosis and the research groups of the Department, the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital, Cambridge Equine Hospital, Cambridge Farm Animal Services, and external sources.

Applicants should be educated to GCSE standard and have Grade C or above in English, Maths and one Science subject. Experience of all routine histological preparation procedures, including tissue processing and sectioning, H&E and histochemical staining techniques and immunohistochemistry are essential but applicants with similar professional background could be considered for this post. The post holder will use specialist knowledge and techniques and will require excellent observational skills and the ability to remain focussed for long periods of time.

Applicants should also be able to demonstrate familiarity of health and safety issues within a laboratory setting, a strong customer focus and accurate record keeping skills, including basic knowledge of computer programmes. It is essential that applicants should also be able to demonstrate good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise their own workload and be able to work as part of a team and on their own initiative.

The full incremental salary range for the position is advertised in order to demonstrate the progression for the grade. In the majority of cases appointments will be made at the grade minimum; only in very specific exceptional circumstances can a higher salary be offered.

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

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Enquiries are welcomed and should be directed by email to: qvsh.hr@vet.cam.ac.uk

Interviews will be held early May 2023

Please quote reference PP36056 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Clinical Anaesthetist

Wed, 22/03/2023 - 00:00

Grade 9 Stipend £43,414.00 to £54,949.00 plus additional market pay supplement dependent on experience and subject to approval

Do you have a passion for clinical anaesthesia and analgesia, teaching and research?

Do you want to work as part of a growing team in a state of the art Hospital?

If so, the Department of Veterinary Medicine has an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Anaesthetist to join the anaesthesia team in the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital from May 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter. You will work within the team to provide anaesthesia and critical care services to the Small Animal, Farm Animal and Equine Hospital's; participate in the practical and theoretical instruction of veterinary students and training of Clinical Training Scholars; and take part in the out-of-hours on-call rota. You will benefit from state-of-the-art facilities and a strong team of support staff. Whilst this is primarily a clinical service post, the role holder would be expected and encouraged to contribute to current and future clinical research projects.

You should have significant experience in an animal hospital environment (experience of working in an ICU environment is desirable), have completed a recognised residency programme (ACVA or ECVA) by the start date of employment, and have a veterinary degree registerable with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). A postgraduate Diploma in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia (ECVAA or ACVAA) is preferred.

In return we can offer a supportive and engaging environment, additional payment for out-of-hours duties, generous paid annual leave for full time employees of 33 days plus public holidays, generous and competitive staff benefits and services, including family friendly policies, numerous discounts on shopping, health care, financial services and public transport.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Chiara Adami, Associate Professor in Anaesthesia, by email: ca573@cam.ac.uk

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For more information about the Department please visit www.vet.cam.ac.uk

Further particulars for the role can be found: www.vet.cam.ac.uk/job

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 25 April 2023

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

Please quote reference PP36023 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Wed, 22/03/2023 - 00:00

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

The world faces a major infectious disease challenge that is being made worse by antimicrobial resistance. We need new therapeutic modalities that overcome resistance and that do not affect the natural gastrointestinal flora, which is proven to be essential for gastrointestinal health. We contend that cell shape may be a targetable Achilles heel for enteric bacterial pathogens and has not yet been fully exploited for drug discovery and applications. To enable us to continue to explore this area of research, we have an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join our team.

The focus of the research, led by Principal Investigator Dr Andrew Grant, is to perform hit profiling and mode of action studies on small molecules that alter the shape of enteric bacterial pathogens (Shigella flexneri, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium).

The workplan for the advertised position is anticipated to include the following components: (i) Hit profiling (characterisation of small molecule hits and hit expansion), and (ii) Mode of action studies (experiments to characterise functional activity and to assess any impact on bacterial virulence and host-pathogen interactions).

This is an 18-month appointment funded by the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Tres Cantos Open Lab Foundation (TCOLF), and is based in Tres Cantos, near Madrid in Spain.

The Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge is handling the recruitment for this role, but the successful applicant will be employed by GSK.

You will join us with: A PhD in Molecular Microbiology or a related discipline. A good understanding of bacterial pathogens. Practical experience in handling and manipulating bacterial pathogens. Practical experience in molecular, proteomic and cell culture assays. Excellent level of oral and written communication skills, with the ability to deal with a wide range of people across all levels. Proactive approach to problem solving everyday issues. Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines. Experience with high-content imaging platforms (Desirable). Experience of high-throughput drug screens (Desirable). The ideal candidate will value teamwork and collaboration and will be able to demonstrate good administrative and interpersonal skills, and a high-level of computer literacy.

For the successful applicant, accommodation during the stay in GSK R&D Tres Cantos in Madrid will be available from the day of arrival and directly paid (rent and utilities) by TCOLF, provided that the successful applicant relocates to one of the flats administered in Tres Cantos. Any other accommodation arrangement during the stay at GSK premises will not be covered by TCOLF. Accommodation at the University of Cambridge, if needed, is not eligible for TCOLF funding.

Relocation support for the successful applicant will be given on and after arrival by TCOLF to facilitate some processes (e.g., open bank account, council registration, phone and internet suppliers, residence/identification card etc).

Informal enquiries about the project, should be directed to Dr Andrew Grant (ajg60@cam.ac.uk).

Queries regarding the application process, should be directed to Julie Ingham (ji217@cam.ac.uk).

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Interviews will be held: 17 May 2023

Please quote reference PP36024 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant - Equine Influenza Surveillance Programme (Fixed Term)

Wed, 22/03/2023 - 00:00

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

Applications are invited for a research assistant to start as soon as possible to work on the equine influenza surveillance programme located in Cambridge University Vet School. This project is funded by the Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB).

Like other influenza viruses, equine influenza virus undergoes antigenic drift and is able to evade antibodies produced in response to vaccination. Vaccine strains for equine influenza therefore need to be updated regularly and a formal process of vaccine strain selection is in place, overseen by the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH). The main focus of the research will be to isolate and cultivate equine influenza viruses from samples supplied to us by collaborating diagnostic laboratories, which are then sequenced and characterised antigenically. These data are collated and used for epidemiological studies and vaccine strain selection. We utilise various molecular biology techniques including RT-PCR, whole genome sequencing and reverse genetics.

Applicants should have an undergraduate or Master's degree in a science discipline, including significant practical experience of laboratory skills. The candidate must value teamwork and collaboration, and have good administrative and interpersonal skills. This position will require working together with the postdoctoral research associate.

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

Informal enquiries should be directed to Julie Ingham email ji217@cam.ac.uk

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Interviews will be held: 11 May 2023

Please quote reference PP36021 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Registered Veterinary Nurse - Small Animal Wing [Temporary Cover]

Fri, 17/03/2023 - 00:00

We have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our large nursing team at the Queens Veterinary School Hospital.

The referral hospital is a very fast-paced environment which requires the role holder to be adaptable with the ability to work well under pressure.

Along with the competitive salary on offer, the role also offers an abundance of benefits including: - Enhanced annual leave allowance of 36 days including bank holidays - Enhanced pension scheme - Access to CAMbens employee discounts - Cycle to work scheme and travel to work loan scheme - Family friendly benefits and enhanced leave - Health and Wellbeing benefits such as discounted membership to the University's Sport Centre - Training and Development and Career Development

The role will be to provide nursing to an excellent standard in the Small Animal Wing. The small animal wing consist of four dog wards and two cat wards and a critical care facility housing an average of 15-25 patients during the overnight period. Nursing staff are supported by at least one ward assistant on all shifts.

We are looking for a nurse who can cover the following shift pattern on a 4 weekly rotating basis.

Week 1 - Early 07:00 to15:30 (Friday finish of 14:30) Week 2 - Late 13:15 to 21:30, (Friday hours of 16:00 - 21:00) Then a Saturday morning shift this week of 09:15 to 12:15. Week 3 - Core 08:45 to 17:15 (Friday finish of 16:15) Week 4 - Core 08:45 to 17:15 (Friday finish of 16:15)

Regular weekly hours will not exceed 36.5 per week. Shift timings may need adjustment to meet the needs of the business but currently will not fall outside of 7:00am and 22:00pm. Participation in weekend rotas may be expected with consultation.

The role in Small Animal inpatients will include surgical, medical and critical care nursing (training can be given in critical care procedures). Cleaning, hygiene and administration duties linked to inpatient care will form a reasonable percentage of the time. This is a varied role where no two days are the same, so we are seeking individuals with a passion for nursing, with the ability to communicate with all levels of staff, students and clients. The ability to work on your own initiative with minimal supervision is essential.

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.

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

For information about the Department, please visit: www.vet.cam.ac.uk

Informal enquiries should be directed to Helen Boyle (hmab3@cam.ac.uk)

Please note that applicants will be reviewed on a regular basis and may be invited to visit and/or interview prior to the closing date. We reserve the right to close the position early if all available positions are filled.

Please quote reference PP35965 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Listed and Registered Equine Veterinary Nurse

Fri, 17/03/2023 - 00:00

We have an exciting opportunity for an Equine Veterinary Nurse to carry out nursing duties for equine and farm animal patients, to assist with the practical instruction of veterinary students, and to give general assistance to clinicians with hospital and ambulatory cases.

The role is offered with a salary of between £24,285.00 - £27,929.00 per annum depending on experience, and an abundance of benefits such as: - Enhanced annual leave allowance of 36 days including bank holidays - Enhanced pension scheme - Access to CAMbens employee discounts - Cycle to work scheme and travel to work loan scheme - Family friendly benefits and enhanced leave - Health and Wellbeing benefits such as discounted membership to the University's Sport Centre - Training and Development and Career Development

The right candidate will have practical experience of equine nursing, good horse handling skills and an understanding of veterinary work.

A passion for nursing is a must, along with the ability to communicate with all levels of staff, students and clients. The ability to work on your own initiative with minimal supervision is essential.

You will be required to take part in an emergency on-call rota, covering one in three to five weekends, and one night a week, for which you will receive an additional payment.

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

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

For information about the Department, please visit: www.vet.cam.ac.uk

Informal enquiries should be directed to Helen Boyle (hmab3@cam.ac.uk)

Please note that applicants will be reviewed on a regular basis and may be invited to visit and/or interview prior to the closing date. We reserve the right to close the position early if all available positions are filled.

Please quote reference PP34808 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Technician Histology, Post Mortem Room and Teaching Laboratory

Thu, 16/03/2023 - 00:00

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

This is an exciting opportunity to join a small team lead by Dr Fernando Constantino-Casas, primarily based in the histology/teaching laboratory with some responsibility to cover in the post mortem facility. The work is interesting and varied and will require the successful applicant to have excellent organisational skills and be flexible in their approach.

The work in the histology laboratory will include processing biopsy specimens, post mortem material, and other histological material. You will also be required to maintain audio-visual and electronic aids for teaching undergraduates and postgraduates and will be expected to provide an excellent service to the teaching laboratory, which will include managing the slide archive and museum specimens, setting up and assisting with practical classes in gross pathology, histology, parasitology, microbiology, and preparation of the room for teaching purposes of the Final Vet MB course.

Cover in the post mortem room will be required intermittently. This work will involve keeping the post mortem facility clean and running smoothly, and, more specifically, in assisting the duty pathologist with necropsy examinations, assisting in the set-up and delivery of practical classes, and arranging for disposal of biological/clinical waste. An ability to follow standard operating procedures and risk assessments is essential. Heavy lifting is sometimes required, and sharp instruments and hazardous chemicals are used on a regular basis. Familiarity with Health and Safety procedures in a working environment is desirable. Applicants should be educated to GCSE level in English, Maths and a Science subject. An ability to work autonomously, attention to detail, the ability to work effectively and enthusiastically in a team, and excellent IT skills, are essential requirements. Applicants must be comfortable communicating with staff at all levels. Whilst prior experience of working in a histology laboratory is desirable, training in histological sectioning and staining may be offered in post if a candidate displays an aptitude for all other aspects of this role and has the essential skills listed above. Training will be given in all other aspects of the work.

For informal enquiries please contact Julie Ingham on ji217@cam.ac.uk

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Interviews will be held: 3 May 2023

Please quote reference PP35946 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Wed, 15/03/2023 - 00:00

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

The world faces a major infectious disease challenge that is being made worse by antimicrobial resistance. We need new therapeutic modalities that overcome resistance and that do not affect the natural gastrointestinal flora, which is proven to be essential for gastrointestinal health. We contend that cell shape may be a targetable Achilles heel for enteric bacterial pathogens and has not yet been fully exploited for drug discovery and applications. To enable us to continue to explore this area of research, we have an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join our team.

The focus of the research, led by Principal Investigator Dr Andrew Grant, is to perform hit profiling and mode of action studies on small molecules that alter the shape of enteric bacterial pathogens (Shigella flexneri, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium).

The workplan for the advertised position is anticipated to include the following components: (i) Hit profiling (characterisation of small molecule hits and hit expansion), and (ii) Mode of action studies (experiments to characterise functional activity and to assess any impact on bacterial virulence and host-pathogen interactions).

This is an 18-month appointment funded by the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Tres Cantos Open Lab Foundation (TCOLF), and is based in Tres Cantos, near Madrid in Spain.

The Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge is handling the recruitment for this role, but the successful applicant will be employed by GSK.

Key responsibilities: Research and scholarship

Develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research. Conduct individual and collaborative research projects. Write up research work for presentation and publication. Continually update knowledge and understanding in field or specialism. Translate knowledge of advances in the subject areas into research activity. Manage own research and administrative activities, with guidance if required. Assist in the preparation of proposals and applications for funding and contractual purposes. Communicate material of a specialist or highly technical nature.

Planning and organising

Plan the use of research resources and laboratories as appropriate. Plan and manage own research activity in collaboration with others. Contribute to planning of joint research projects led by Principal Investigator.

Liaison and networking

Liaise with colleagues and students. Build internal and external contacts and participate in networks for the exchange of information and to form relationships for future collaboration.

About you: You will join us with: A PhD in Molecular Microbiology or a related discipline. A good understanding of bacterial pathogens. Practical experience in handling and manipulating bacterial pathogens. Practical experience in molecular, proteomic and cell culture assays. Excellent level of oral and written communication skills, with the ability to deal with a wide range of people across all levels. Proactive approach to problem solving everyday issues. Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines. Experience with high-content imaging platforms (Desirable). Experience of high-throughput drug screens (Desirable).

The ideal candidate will value teamwork and collaboration and will be able to demonstrate good administrative and interpersonal skills, and a high-level of computer literacy.

Informal enquiries about the project, should be directed to Dr Andrew Grant (ajg60@cam.ac.uk).

Queries regarding the application process, should be directed to Julie Ingham (ji217@cam.ac.uk).

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

Interviews will be held: 4 May 2023

Please quote reference PP35916 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Tissue-Particle Imaging and Analysis (Fixed Term)

Thu, 09/03/2023 - 00:00

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

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to start from 01 May 2023 or as soon as possible after this date to work on confocal microscopy of tissue samples, plus other analytical techniques, in the detection of pigment grade titanium dioxide (E171). This project is funded by an industrial grant and aims to produce an accurate understanding of cell exposure in humans.

The main focus of the research will be to use existing catalogued samples, and to liaise with collaborators to bring in further samples, and to generate a full picture of target tissues and target cells in tissues due to oral exposure to E171. Confocal microscopy and AI-based image analysis will be the major technique employed but the successful candidate will also work with collaborators in analytical electron microscopy and single particle ICP-MS.

Applicants should have a PhD in an appropriate scientific discipline and a hunger to learn, develop and apply the above techniques for very accurate and precise quantitative analyses. Essential skills will be an enquiring and critical mind, great attention to detail, high level practical ability integrated with a clear and detailed understanding of the analytical techniques used, ability to develop and engage in AI-based image analysis and high level communication (written, spoken, for presentation at meetings and for writing up academic papers). A good understanding of cryotome-based frozen sectioning, confocal microscopy and image analysis would be helpful but not essential as would prior research in particle analysis.

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

Informal enquiries should be directed to Julie Ingham email ji217@cam.ac.uk

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Interviews will be held: 5 April 2023

Please quote reference PP35818 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Thu, 09/03/2023 - 00:00

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

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to start from 01 May 2023 or as soon as possible after this date to work on single particle ICP-MS analysis of tissue samples, plus related analytical techniques, in the detection of pigment grade titanium dioxide (E171). This project is funded by an industrial grant and aims to produce an accurate understanding of cell exposure in humans.

The main focus of the research will be to use existing catalogued samples, and to liaise with collaborators to bring in further samples, and to generate a full picture of target tissues and target cells in tissues due to oral exposure to E171. Single particle ICP-MS analysis will be the major technique employed but the successful candidate will also work with collaborators in analytical electron microscopy and confocal microscopy.

Applicants should have a PhD in an appropriate scientific discipline, good experience of bio-analysis and a hunger to learn, develop and apply the above technique for very accurate and precise quantitative analyses. Essential skills will be an enquiring and critical mind, great attention to detail, high level practical ability integrated with a clear and detailed understanding of the analytical techniques used, and high level communication (written, spoken, for presentation at meetings and for writing up academic papers). A good understanding of single particle ICP-MS would be helpful but not essential, as would prior research on biological analysis.

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

Informal enquiries should be directed to Julie Ingham email ji217@cam.ac.uk

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Interviews will be held: 6 April 2023

Please quote reference PP35816 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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University Associate Professor (Grade 10)

Wed, 08/03/2023 - 00:00

The Department wishes to appoint an Assistant Professor (Grade 9) or Associate Professor (Grade 10) in Small Animal Medicine, with effect from 1 June 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The field of Small Animal Medicine is a recognised strength of the Department of Veterinary Medicine in the University of Cambridge. The Department has a long history of clinical excellence in the field, including in the provision of post-graduate specialist training, as well as in research and publications in the broad area.

The purpose of the role is to provide academic leadership in a chosen field within small animal medicine; to conduct research and develop collaborations with colleagues across the Department and University; and to make a major contribution to further developing and sustaining the referral caseload and clinical teaching of the veterinary Hospital.

The individual appointed will achieve and sustain a clear national and international profile in research and in the clinical practices of small animal medicine. The Department already has outstanding research and clinical excellence in medicine, notably relating to endocrinology, gastroenterology and feline medicine. Many leading academic veterinary medicine specialists undertook their PhD and/or specialist training in the Department, and this post is an exciting opportunity to capitalise on, and enhance, this reputation. The Clinical Services' research efforts are supported by collaborations with a number of University Departments and Institutes.

The individual appointed is expected to achieve and sustain a clear national and international profile in research, clinical excellence and veterinary education and should hold a Diploma of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine or American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a veterinary degree qualifying membership. A PhD and a further qualification in teaching is desirable.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to: Professor Jane Dobson via Email: hr.enquiries@vet.cam.ac.uk

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Interviews will be held: 5 May 2023

Please quote reference PP35797 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Junior Clinical Veterinarian in Equine

Wed, 08/03/2023 - 00:00

Salary scale: Grade 7 - £32,348 to £42,155 per annum with additional renumeration for out of hours duties

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

The Department seeks to recruit a Junior Clinical Veterinarian in Equine from Monday 15 May 2023, or as soon as possible after that date, in order to enhance provision of the equine service and undergraduate teaching.

You will help to facilitate the smooth running of the Equine services by supporting the team with all aspects of the work-up, diagnosis, and management of equine patients across the hospital and ambulatory teams, as well as supporting veterinary students during their equine rotations and in small group teaching practical classes with appropriate supervision. There is the opportunity to be involved in the assessment of veterinary students through OSCE and DOPS as appropriate, allowing you to gain experience in all aspects of life in an academic teaching environment.

Each week, you will rotate through the equine hospital, ambulatory service, and teaching/research/self-study on a 1:3 weekly basis. In the equine hospital you will be primarily responsible for all inpatients, on the ambulatory service you will assist senior clinicians with ambulatory calls and take primary responsibility for calls as appropriate, and during the teaching/research/self-study time you will be responsible for small group teaching of veterinary students under supervision/guidance of senior staff and have time to take part in clinical research if desired, or to consider starting work towards a further qualification e.g. CertAVP or a teaching qualification.

This is a chance to develop your clinical and organisational skills as well as knowledge of equine clinical work, and to gain experience as a clinical teacher of veterinary students in a well-equipped and encouraging academic environment. The post will offer an excellent opportunity to prepare for further specialist training, such as a Senior Clinical Training Scholarship (Residency), or towards a fulfilling career in equine practice or in academia. The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of the equine service, will be required to participate in the practical instruction of veterinary students, and will take part in an on-call rota within the Hospital, all under the support and guidance of senior colleagues who are enthusiastic about teaching and mentorship. Within the equine team we have diploma holders in internal medicine and surgery, and certificate holders in internal medicine, reproduction, and dentistry, and can therefore provide support in all areas of equine work.

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

For more information about the Department and the role please visit: www.vet.cam.ac.uk

Interviews will be held early in April 2023.

Please note that applicants may be invited to visit and/or interview prior to the closing date, so early application is encouraged.

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

Please quote reference PP35798 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Administrator (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Tue, 28/02/2023 - 00:00

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

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

We are looking for a part time administrator for the Laboratory of Viral Zoonotics lead by Professor Jonathan Heeney. The research focuses on transmission of viruses, the co-evolution of viruses and their hosts including evolution of immune mechanisms of disease, disease resistance and prevention with a focus on the development of vaccines.

This interesting role will provide administrative support for the day-to-day operations of the research group. The role involves being the first point of contact between the Head of LVZ, the Research Co-ordinator, students and staff and will involve communicating regularly with staff in the LVZ, liaising regularly with departmental colleagues such as Accounts, Finance and Research Operations.

Applicants should have experience of organising and scheduling meetings. Meetings will need to be organised within the LVZ team, with other academic institutions, external organisations/providers and funding organisations. The applicant should have an awareness of collaborations with other institutions worldwide and will assist with co-ordinating projects.

Record keeping is a key aspect of the role including maintaining records relating to PhD students, visiting researchers, interns and staff.

Applicants should be an experienced administrator, educated to at least A Level standard or equivalent standard/NVQ level 3 or equivalent level of practical experience. Competence in standard software packages e.g. Word, Excel, Access and Outlook is essential. You will also need excellent organisational skills, the ability to prioritise your own workload, and excellent communication skills.

For informal enquiries please contact Rebecca Kinsley rk571@cam.ac.uk

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Interviews will be held: 28 March 2023 in the afternoon

Please quote reference PP35666 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Technician, Histology, Post Mortem Room and Teaching Laboratory

Mon, 30/01/2023 - 00:00

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

This is an exciting opportunity to join a small team lead by Dr Fernando Constantino-Casas, primarily based in the histology/teaching laboratory with some responsibility to cover in the post mortem facility. The work is interesting and varied and will require the successful applicant to have excellent organisational skills and be flexible in their approach.

The work in the histology laboratory will include processing biopsy specimens, post mortem material, and other histological material. You will also be required to maintain audio-visual and electronic aids for teaching undergraduates and postgraduates and will be expected to provide an excellent service to the teaching laboratory, which will include managing the slide archive and museum specimens, setting up and assisting with practical classes in gross pathology, histology, parasitology, microbiology, and preparation of the room for teaching purposes of the Final Vet MB course.

Cover in the post mortem room will be required intermittently. This work will involve keeping the post mortem facility clean and running smoothly, and, more specifically, in assisting the duty pathologist with necropsy examinations, assisting in the set-up and delivery of practical classes, and arranging for disposal of biological/clinical waste. An ability to follow standard operating procedures and risk assessments is essential. Heavy lifting is sometimes required, and sharp instruments and hazardous chemicals are used on a regular basis. Familiarity with Health and Safety procedures in a working environment is desirable.

Applicants should be educated to GCSE level in English, Maths and a Science subject. An ability to work autonomously, attention to detail, the ability to work effectively and enthusiastically in a team, and excellent IT skills, are essential requirements. Applicants must be comfortable communicating with staff at all levels. Whilst prior experience of working in a histology laboratory is desirable, training in histological sectioning and staining may be offered in post if a candidate displays an aptitude for all other aspects of this role and has the essential skills listed above. Training will be given in all other aspects of the work.

For informal enquiries please contact Julie Ingham on ji217@cam.ac.uk

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Interviews will be held: 7 March 2023

Please quote reference PP35216 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior HR Coordinator

Wed, 25/01/2023 - 00:00

Are you an experienced HR professional looking for a new opportunity? The HR team supporting the Queens Veterinary Schools Hospital (QVSH) is looking to recruit a Senior HR Coordinator to work alongside the established team to deliver a customer focused HR service that is aligned with the business needs.

The role will provide end-to-end HR support within QVSH ensuring a professional and inclusive recruitment and HR administration service. No two days will be the same as the role supports recruitment, coaches and advises managers on policy and procedures, and supports staff members in all aspects of their employment.

The right person for the role will: ¿ be an HR professional with experience in a generalist environment and be able to demonstrate their experience advising and influencing management on staffing matters. ¿ be a skilled communicator with exceptional problem solving skills. ¿ have a professional CIPD qualification or equivalent experience.

Interviews will be held on Monday 20 February 2023.

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

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Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Nicola Bull by email: nlt26@cam.ac.uk

If you have queries regarding the application process please contact QVSH.HR@vet.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PP35137 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Junior Clinical Veterinarian in Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery (Service Intern)

Mon, 23/01/2023 - 00:00

Stipend - Grade 7: £32,348.00 per annum

Fixed-term: 12 months

The Department seeks to recruit a Junior Clinical Veterinarian in Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery (Service Intern) from February 2023 or as soon as possible after that date, in order to enhance provision of the Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery service and undergraduate teaching.

You will help to facilitate the smooth running of the Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery service by supporting the team with all aspects of the work-up, diagnosis and management of small animal soft tissue surgery patients, helping with scheduling of appointments, preparation for and assisting with surgeries, and helping with the post-surgical aftercare and discharge of the patients; as well as supporting final-year veterinary students during their small animal soft tissue surgery rotation. Assisting with the assessment of brachycephalic patients using functional grading and whole body barometric plethysmography will also be part of the role.

This is an opportunity to develop your clinical and organisational skills, knowledge of small animal soft tissue surgery, and to gain experience as clinical teacher of final year veterinary students in a well-equipped and encouraging academic environment. The post will offer an excellent opportunity to prepare for further specialist training, such as a Senior Clinical Training Scholarship (Residency) in Small Animal Surgery. The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of the Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery Service and will be required to participate in the practical instruction of veterinary students and a weekend / weeknight on call rota within the Hospital.

Candidates must be members of the RCVS and have at least 12 months' experience in companion animal practice. Candidates with some pre-existing experience in small animal surgery will be preferred.

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Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Helen Boyle, by email: hmab3@cam.ac.uk

For more information about the Department and the role please visit www.vet.cam.ac.uk

Interviews will take place in February 2023.

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

Please quote reference PP35117 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Large Animal Client Services Administrator (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Wed, 18/01/2023 - 00:00

We have an exciting opportunity for a part time (0.4 FTE) Client Services Administrator to join the large animal department of the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital.

The Queen's Veterinary School Hospital (QVSH) is a teaching and referral hospital with a reputation both nationally and internationally as a centre for excellence in many areas of veterinary medicine. The Equine and Farm Animal Unit of the QVSH provides both ambulatory and hospitalisation facilities.

You will be an integral part of the equine and farm teams in support of the mission to deliver excellence in client service and clinical veterinary student teaching. You will work as part of a team of two Client Services Administrators and report to the Head Administrator for the Large Animal Unit. Duties will include incoming admissions, diary management, general office and farm and equine administrative duties.

You must be efficient and experienced in Microsoft Office packages and have excellent communication skills with the ability to establish professional and effective working relationships with the wider team. Excellent customer service, organisation skills, attention to detail and flexibility are all essential parts of the role.

Further details of the role and person specification can be found in the further information document.

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

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment. Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

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

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For informal enquiries please contact Helen Boyle on hmab3@cam.ac.uk

Closing Date: 01 February 2023 Interview Date: 13 February 2023

Please quote reference PP35023 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Veterinary Nurse - Small Animal Wing

Tue, 17/01/2023 - 00:00

Salary £24,285.00 to £27,929.00 (pro rata for 0.96 FTE) + 15% Shift Allowance = £27,927 to £32,118.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our expanding nursing team at the Queens Veterinary School Hospital.

The referral hospital is a very fast-paced environment which requires you to be adaptable with the ability to work well under pressure.

The role will be to provide nursing to an excellent standard in the Small Animal Wing. The small animal wing consists of four dog, two cat, critical care and isolation wards housing an average of 15-25 patients during the overnight period.

Due to increasing caseloads in the hospital, we are looking for nurses who can cover 24/7 working on a 7 week generous and attractive rotating shift pattern, covering core, early, late, night shifts and time off. This will include weekend working (2 in 7).

The role in Small Animal inpatients will include surgical, medical and critical care nursing (training can be given in critical care procedures). Cleaning, hygiene and administration duties linked to inpatient care will form a reasonable percentage of the time. This is a varied role where no two days are the same, so we are seeking individuals with a passion for nursing, with the ability to communicate with all levels of staff, students and clients. The ability to work on your own initiative with minimal supervision is essential.

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

Benefits

  • Generous paid annual leave including bank holidays
  • Defined benefit pension scheme
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Access to a dedicated Personal and Professional Development team
  • Wellness programme including Occupational Health team and Staff counselling
  • Staff discount scheme including shopping vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Travel to work loans
  • Eye care voucher scheme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • CPD allowance

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If you have any questions about this role please contact Helen Boyle by email: hmab3@cam.ac.uk

Further particulars for the role and information about the Department are available here: https://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/job

Closing date: Tuesday 28 February 2023

Please note that applicants will be reviewed on a regular basis and may be invited to visit and/or interview prior to the closing date. We reserve the right to close the position early if all available positions are filled.

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

Please quote reference PP34829 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Qualified Veterinary Nurse - Theatres

Mon, 16/01/2023 - 00:00

Are you looking for a new challenge?

Are you keen to expand and develop your nursing skills in a fast-paced and dynamic environment?

If yes, then we want to hear from you!

Salary: £24,285.00 - £27,929.00 per annum depending on experience, plus on call allowance.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our theatre nursing team at the Queens Veterinary School Hospital.

You will provide nursing to an excellent standard in the Small Animal Theatres, consisting of five surgery suites, endoscopy suite and dental room, alongside anaesthesia induction bays and an x-ray room. The environment requires you to be adaptable, stay calm under pressure and have excellent communication and team working skills.

The tasks in the Theatre suites will provide pre, intraoperative and post-operative care of surgical patients, medical diagnostics and administration duties linked to each case, various cleaning and hygiene duties. Additionally, on rotation the nurses spend a week with the anaesthesia department - under supervision they are assigned cases to work up and then deliver the anaesthetic from induction to recovery - a great opportunity for anyone wanting to develop their anaesthesia skills.

Participation in weekday and weekend out of hour's rota will be expected, however, the current rota is one in seven.

This is a varied role where no two days are the same, so we are seeking individuals with a passion for nursing, with the ability to communicate with all levels of staff, students and clients. The ability to work on your own initiative with minimal supervision is essential.

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

Benefits

  • Generous paid annual leave including bank holidays
  • Defined benefit pension scheme
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Access to a dedicated Personal and Professional Development team
  • Wellness programme including Occupational Health team and Staff counselling
  • Staff discount scheme including shopping vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Travel to work loans
  • Eye care voucher scheme
  • Discounted gym membership

If you are interested in having a new challenge, we would welcome you to visit the hospital and meet this dedicated and passionate team to learn more.

Informal enquiries about this role, please contact Helen Boyle, by email: hmab3@cam.ac.uk

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

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The closing date for applications is: Midnight on Tuesday 28 February 2023.

Please note that applicants will be reviewed on a regular basis and may be invited to visit and/or interview prior to the closing date. We reserve the right to close the position early if all available positions are filled.

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

Please quote reference PP31021 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Client Services Administrator

Mon, 09/01/2023 - 00:00

We have an exciting opportunity for a Client Services Administrator to join the Small Animal department of the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital (QVSH). This is a full-time position that will take part in an early and late rota (hospital reception opening hours are currently Monday to Friday 8.00am - 6:00pm)

As a member of our Client Services team, you will be the face of the Hospital and the first point of contact for our clients and referring vets. Therefore, being a friendly, calm and confident communicator is essential. You will be responsible for receiving incoming calls and emails, billing clients and taking payments, booking appointments, liaising with clients, referring veterinary practices, QVSH clinicians, nurses and students and therefore knowledge of medical terminology would be advantageous.

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

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For informal enquiries please contact Helen Boyle on hmab3@cam.ac.uk

Closing Date: 23 January 2023

Interviews will be held 26 and 27 January 2023

Please quote reference PP34913 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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