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Catering Assistant (Fixed Term)

Thu, 11/07/2024 - 00:00

The Department of Biochemistry, a large and flourishing academic community that enjoys a world-class reputation for both teaching and research, is embedded in the School of the Biological Sciences. An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and efficient individual to join the Department as a Catering Assistant within our existing catering team. The Departmental Catering Service provides a full catering and tearoom service to the Department's two buildings in Tennis Court Road - the Sanger and the Hopkins buildings.

Duties of the role holder will include setting up and clearing down of service areas, helping with basic food preparation tasks, serving of food, operating tills, cleaning, re-stocking, monitoring and recording food temperatures, and similar tasks expected in a small catering facility.

The successful candidate will join a large and friendly professional services support team, and have a positive and customer-service focused attitude, with good communication skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team and be able to prioritise their workload and maintain high standards. Previous experience is desirable but not essential. Full training will be provided.

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

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

For an informal discussion please contact the Facilities Superintendent, Mr Steven Godby, by email at: sjg86@cam.ac.uk or by calling 01223 333605

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

Please quote reference PH42388 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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Cleaner

Mon, 08/07/2024 - 00:00

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.

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 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.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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Research Associate in functional metagenomics - novel biocatalysts for a sustainable circular economy from ultrahigh throughput screening- Hollfelder Group (Fixed Term)

Fri, 28/06/2024 - 00:00

A postdoctoral position is available for 24 months (in the first instance, extension possible) from 1 October 2024 to work with Florian Hollfelder at the Biochemistry Department of Cambridge University (https://hollfelder.bioc.cam.ac.uk/). The project is part of the Horizon Europe project BlueTools (https://www.bluetools-project.eu/) and involves collaborations with various EU and UK groups on harnessing marine microbiomes and marine culture collections for novel biocatalysts that may play a role in future sustainable processes with higher resource and energy efficiency.

We will develop ultrahigh throughput assays to screen metagenomic libraries for new catalysts for applications in recycling, bioremediation and green chemistry. Candidate enzymes are mechanistically investigated, structurally characterised and subsequently improved by directed evolution. Ultrahigh-throughput screening in microfluidic picoliter droplets allows us to interrogate enzyme libraries with more than 10 million members experimentally in a day, increasing the chances of success in catalyst discovery.

Applicants should thus have a first (or upper second) class degree in chemistry, biochemistry or a related, relevant subject, followed by a PhD. Familiarity with molecular and chemical biology techniques and specific skills in assay development, enzyme kinetics, DNA library generation, structural biology, organic synthesis, high-throughput screening, mechanistic enzymology, database searching and microfluidic engineering are advantages.

Applications should contain a description of research interests (e.g. as part of the cover letter), a detailed CV (with exam marks and all relevant practical experience) and a list of publications. Please also include the names and email addresses of at least two referees, who are familiar with your research work.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months or until 30/11/26, which ever comes first.

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

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Professor Hollfelder: fh111@cam.ac.uk

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

Please quote reference PH42267 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate-In discovery and engineering of novel plastic degrading enzymes -Hollfelder Group (Fixed Term)

Fri, 28/06/2024 - 00:00

A postdoctoral position is available for 24 months (in the first instance, extension possible) from 1 September 2024 to work with Florian Hollfelder at the Biochemistry Department of Cambridge University (http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/hollfelder).

Our project objective is to identify new plastic-degrading enzymes bioinformatically in metagenomic databases or experimental ultrahigh-throughput functional metagenomic screening. These enzymes will be engineered and improved by directed evolution in microfluidic droplets. Sequence datasets emerging from ultrahigh-throughput screening will be analysed by artificial intelligence/machine learning approaches

The UKRI-funded Mission Hub 'Preventing Plastic Pollution through Engineering Biology (P3EB)' is aimed at transforming end-of-life plastic waste using engineering biology approaches ranging from chemical biology to process engineering. Working in partnership with industry, we will impart value into plastic waste, incentivising its recovery and retention, and so reducing the amount destined for landfill, for incineration, or being discarded into the environment. The P3EB Mission Hub is a consortium of researchers and innovators assembled from the University of Portsmouth (lead), Bangor University, University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, Imperial College London, University of Manchester, and University College London. The initiative will receive £11.2 million from the "UKRI Technology Missions Fund" over the next 5 years. As a P3EB Mission Hub member, you will have access to training in cross-disciplinary topics such as intellectual property, AI, and responsible research and innovation. You will also have opportunities to visit collaborators' laboratories, engage in interdisciplinary research and innovation, participate in regular online Researcher Forums, and attend Annual General Meetings of the Mission Hub at locations across the UK.

Applicants should have a first (or upper second) class degree in chemistry, biochemistry or a related, relevant subject, followed by a PhD. Familiarity with molecular and chemical biology techniques (e.g. cloning, protein engineering) and specific skills in assay development, enzyme kinetics, DNA library generation, organic synthesis, high-throughput screening, mechanistic enzymology and microfluidics are advantages. An interest in interdisciplinary collaboration is crucial.

Applications should contain a description of research interests (e.g. as part of the cover letter), a detailed CV (with exam marks and all relevant practical experience) and a list of publications. Please also include the names and email addresses of at least two referees, who are familiar with your research work.

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

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance.

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

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Professor Hollfelder: fh111@cam.ac.uk

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

Please quote reference PH42261 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

Wed, 12/06/2024 - 00:00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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Stores & Procurement Manager

Fri, 07/06/2024 - 00:00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Teaching Co-ordinator

Wed, 29/05/2024 - 00:00

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 a motivated, enthusiastic and positive individual to join our Teaching Office team, which is entering a new era under new leadership. You will make an important contribution to the effective administration and delivery of undergraduate education in the Department of Biochemistry and to the smooth running of our Teaching Office.

Based in a busy and friendly professional services team, reporting to the Departmental Administrator & General Manager, with day-to-day oversight by newly appointed co-Directors of Teaching, in this pivotal role, the successful candidate will provide support to academics, students and other professional services staff, to help ensure that all aspects of undergraduate teaching run smoothly throughout the year in a supportive work environment.

With great organisational skills, experience in planning and delivery of programmes and projects, excellent written and verbal communication skills, the successful candidate will have an evident ability to communicate with students and academics. They will have a real interest in this rewarding field and preferably some existing knowledge of higher education teaching and administration.

Being a confident team player who can work on your own initiative with high levels of accuracy and the ability to work to deadlines is prerequisite, as are excellent IT skills including knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, webpages and email packages. Knowledge of, or willingness to learn Moodle (Virtual Learning Environment), Panopto (online video recording and hosting system) and other University computing systems such as CamSIS (the University's student records system).

The position is full time and is available on a permanent basis.

Full information about the role can be accessed via the link below.

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

Interviews are scheduled for Wednesday 3rd July 2024.

Informal discussions are welcome; please contact the Departmental Administrator & General Manager, Dr Katherine Wallington (email: da@bioc.cam.ac.uk).

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

Please quote reference PH41854 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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Teaching Co-ordinator

Wed, 29/05/2024 - 00:00

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 a motivated, enthusiastic and positive individual to join our Teaching Office team, which is entering a new era under new leadership. You will make an important contribution to the effective administration and delivery of undergraduate education in the Department of Biochemistry and to the smooth running of our Teaching Office.

Based in a busy and friendly professional services team, reporting to the Departmental Administrator & General Manager, with day-to-day oversight of newly appointed co-Directors of Teaching, in this pivotal role, the successful candidate will provide support to academics, students and other professional services staff, to help ensure that all aspects of undergraduate teaching run smoothly throughout the year in a supportive work environment.

With great organisational skills, experience in planning and delivery of programmes and projects, excellent written and verbal communication skills, the successful candidate will have an evident ability to communicate with students and academics. They will have a real interest in this rewarding field and preferably some existing knowledge of higher education teaching and administration.

Being a confident team player who can work on your own initiative with high levels of accuracy and the ability to work to deadlines is prerequisite, as are excellent IT skills including knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, webpages and email packages. Knowledge of, or willingness to learn Moodle (Virtual Learning Environment), Panopto (online video recording and hosting system) and other University computing systems such as CamSIS (the University's student records system).

The position is full time and is available on a permanent basis.

Full information about the role can be accessed via the link below.

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

Interviews are scheduled for Wednesday 3rd July 2024.

Informal discussions are welcome; please contact the Departmental Administrator & General Manager, Dr Katherine Wallington (email: da@bioc.cam.ac.uk).

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

Please quote reference PH41854 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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Research Associate- Hollfelder Group:Metagenomic screening for carbohydrate-active enzymes and directed evolution in microfluidic droplets (Fixed Term)

Fri, 03/05/2024 - 00:00

A postdoctoral position is available for 3 months (in the first instance, extension possible) from 1 June 2024 to work with Florian Hollfelder at the Biochemistry Department of Cambridge University (https://hollfelder.bioc.cam.ac.uk/). The project focuses on harnessing metagenomic libraries for novel biocatalysts that break down or modify carbohydrates and may play a role in future sustainable processes with higher resource and energy efficiency.

We use ultrahigh throughput assays in microfluidic droplets to screen metagenomic libraries for new catalysts for applications in recycling, bioremediation and green chemistry. Candidate enzymes are mechanistically investigated, structurally characterised and subsequently improved by directed evolution. Ultrahigh-throughput screening in microfluidic picoliter droplets allows us to interrogate enzyme libraries with more than 10 million members experimentally in a day, increasing the chances of success in catalyst discovery.

Applicants should thus have a first (or upper second) class degree in chemistry, biochemistry or a related, relevant subject, followed by a PhD. The project involves chemical and molecular biology techniques. Specific skills in mechanistic enzymology/enzyme kinetics, assay development, DNA library generation, structural biology, organic synthesis, high-throughput screening and microfluidic engineering are advantages, but will also be acquired during the postdoctoral training period. Applications should contain a description of research interests (e.g. as part of the cover letter), a detailed CV (with exam marks and all relevant practical experience) and a list of publications. Please also include the names and email addresses of at least two referees, who are familiar with your research work.

The University of Cambridge is a signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research (Assessment DORA), and in recruitment or promotion evaluations will assess research on the basis of its merits rather than the journal or venue in which it is published. Applicants should not include Journal Impact Factors or uncontextualized metrics in their applications. For more information: https://www.biology.cam.ac.uk/files/dora.pdf

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

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

For an informal discussion please contact Professor Florian Hollfelder: fh111@cam.ac.uk

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

Please quote reference PH41547 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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HR Administrator

Mon, 29/04/2024 - 00:00

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

The Department is offering an exciting opportunity for a talented administrator to join its HR office and play a key role in providing administrative support within the Department of Biochemistry.

The successful candidate will respond to HR related questions and queries, supporting a range of tasks such as staff recruitment, database management, payroll administration and provide support with the day to day running of the Biochemistry Human Resources function.

The successful applicant will have excellent communication and organisational skills, a flexible approach to work, good IT skills, and with experience of using Microsoft Office. They will be self-motivated, reliable, have previous administrative experience and be used to dealing with confidential information, working with multiple processes and working to tight regulations. A good general knowledge surrounding the concepts and principles of HR administration is highly desirable, along with the desire to learn and develop further skills in this area.

Candidates should be educated to at least A-level standard/NVQ level 3 or equivalent level of practical experience.

This role will provide excellent exposure and experience for an administrator seeking broader development, or an entry point for those seeking a start to a HR career touching on all aspects of the employment cycle.

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

For an informal discussion please contact Dr Katherine Walington, Departmental Administrator & General Manager: DA@bioc.cam.ac.uk

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

Please quote reference PH41470 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Cleaner

Fri, 19/04/2024 - 00:00

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.

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

For an informal discussion please contact the 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.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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Research Associate- Mata Group (Fixed Term)

Fri, 19/04/2024 - 00:00

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.

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

For an informal discussion please contact 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.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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Research Assistant - Godlee Group (Fixed Term)

Mon, 08/04/2024 - 00:00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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Stores & Procurement Manager

Tue, 02/04/2024 - 00:00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The closing date for this position is 6th May 2024 with interviews likely to be held in late May.

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

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

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

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

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

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