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IT Support/Network Specialist (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 16, 2015.

Applications are invited for an IT Support Specialist within the University of Cambridge, Department of Biochemistry. The post-holder will join the team providing IT support for all the research, students and administration staff within the Department (over 500 users). The successful candidate will design, implement, maintain and support the network systems for the Department. This includes the provision of data and voice networks (including wireless network provision) across two sites, and security implementation to protect the infrastructure, systems and data within those two networks.

The specialist will also assist in supporting and maintaining departmental client and server systems, and will provide advice and desktop support to users of Windows, Mac and Linux OS systems.

The successful candidate will have a flexible and proactive approach to work, good written and oral communication skills, a strong focus on user satisfaction and an ability to use new computing technology to resolve problems and improve the Department's facilities. Applicants should have an IT related degree or an equivalent qualification.

The chosen candidate must have demonstrable knowledge and competence in at least 2 of the following areas - 1. Layer 3 switching, 2. Spanning tree, 3. Multi-mode and single-mode fibre, and 4. Wireless services and RADIUS authentication.

Knowledge and some experience of supporting Microsoft Windows and/or Linux clients and servers is also required.

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

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal enquires can be obtained from Professor Richard Farndale (rwf10@cam.ac.uk), Chair of Biochemistry IT Committee.

Please quote reference PH06531 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Protein Engineering: Directed Evolution and Mechanistic Analysis (Fixed Term) (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 31, 2015.

A postdoctoral position is available for 9 months (with a possibility of extension) from 15 September 2015 (or later) to work with Florian Hollfelder based in the University of Cambridge, Department of Biochemistry, Central Cambridge on in vitro directed evolution and mechanistic analysis of promiscuous enzymes (i.e. enzymes with multiple activities).

We will base directed evolution of new generalists and specialists on measurement of fitness landscapes of randomised protein populations: such distribution functions for multiple activities will be gathered by ultrahigh-throughput screening of >106 clones in picolitre droplet compartments during in vitro evolution cycles, followed by systematic characterization of multiple fitness traits such as expression level, stability or reaction kinetics. We will also test how directed evolution of thermostable analogs differs frm that of enzymes with low-temperature activity peaks. These approaches will enable a dynamic picture of protein evolution at various levels from transition state recognition, protein biophysics to population genetics. The work is part of the EU Marie-Curie IAAP network 'HotDrops' (http://hotdrops.cbm.uam.es/index.php)

Candidates should have skills in protein engineering, directed evolution, kinetic analysis of enzyme catalysis, chemical biology techniques, molecular biology techniques, biophysical analysis of proteins.

Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant subject/have recently submitted or the equivalent.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 9 months in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Florian Hollfelder - fh111@cam.ac.uk. Any enquiries relating to the application process please contact the personnel secretary - personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH06749 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate x 2 in Structural Biology: Structural basis of meiotic chromosome organization by the synaptonemal complex (Fixed-term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 22, 2015.

Research Associates in Structural Biology: Structural basis of meiotic chromosome organisation by the synaptonemal complex and associated proteins.

Two postdoctoral positions are available in the group of Dr. Luca Pellegrini in the Department of Biochemistry of the University of Cambridge in Central Cambridge, to work on the essential role of the synaptonemal complex in establishing the functional architecture of parental chromosomes in meiosis, which is essential for correct pairing and recombination (Davies et al, Open Biology, 2012; Syrjanen et al, eLife, 2014). A multi-disciplinary approach involving biochemical, biophysical and cellular experiments will be used to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of synaptonemal complex assembly on the meiotic chromosome axis. The ultimate goal of the project is to advance our understanding of meiotic chromosome organisation, by means of biochemical reconstitution and structural characterisation using purified protein components.

Candidates will hold or about to be awarded a PhD in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology or the equivalent and must have a proven track record of research achievements. Previous experience in the analysis of multi-protein complexes and protein-DNA interactions, as well as familiarity with biophysical techniques such as X-ray crystallography, electron microscopy and single-particle analysis would be an advantage. One of the positions would be suitable for candidates trained in cellular biology and with an interest in the study of molecular mechanisms.

Interviews of shortlisted candidates should take place from Monday, September 7th onwards. The positions are available from November 1st, 2015.

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

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Applicants should submit a CV with list of relevant publications, a cover letter explaining why they are suitable for the position and the contact details of at least two referees.

Informal enquiries can be made to Luca Pellegrini at lp212@cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PH06670 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Research Laboratory Technician

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 21, 2015.

The Department of Biochemistry is seeking a Senior Research Laboratory Technician to provide comprehensive support for the research of Professor Richard Farndale based in the University of Cambridge, Department of Biochemistry in central Cambridge and to provide general support to the other groups in the Hopkins Building.

Hands-on laboratory work will include manipulation of peptides prior to testing by ELISA and in cell culture. The successful candidate will take blood from volunteers for use in the laboratory, maintain cell lines, and ship peptides worldwide. They will be responsible for managing many aspects of a busy research laboratory, including safety, the oversight and purchase of chemicals, and arranging the maintenance of equipment. Experience of working in a cell biology/biochemistry/haematology laboratory will be desirable, but full training will be provided as necessary.

The successful candidate should have qualifications in a relevant science subject, and they will have to demonstrate good organisational and communication skills.

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

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal enquires can be obtained from Professor Richard Farndale (rwf10@cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference PH06666 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Teaching Laboratory Technician [TTOi] (Part Time)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 23, 2015.

A Teaching Laboratory Technician is required to join a small team servicing undergraduate practical classes in the department of Biochemistry during University term time for medical and veterinary students. You will assist in the preparation of reagents and equipment allocation for classes, setting out of teaching materials, ensuring equipment is in good working order and answering student enquiries. This requires a conscientious, accurate and methodical approach and the ability to work to deadlines. Manual dexterity and good communication and IT skills are essential. Ideally you will have studied to A Level/ BTEC or equivalent in Chemistry or Biology although applicants educated to GCSE level in relevant subjects and with experience will also be considered for this role.

This post is primarily for University term time 08:30 - 17:00 Monday to Friday for two sets of 9 weeks and 1 set of 5 weeks which includes some additional working time for preparation prior to commencement of term. As class requirements vary a flexible approach where ever possible is required.

The interviews will be taking place on 27 and 28 August 2015.

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

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal enquiries can be made to Debra Manning - dam24@cam.ac.uk or Sio Ball - slrb2@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH05060 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Teaching Office Assistant

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 31, 2015.

We require an individual with good secretarial, organisational and minute-taking skills who is able to support the Teaching and Examinations Administrator. We are looking for someone who is well-organised, enthusiastic and reliable to join this busy office.

Applicants should have a good general education and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word and Excel, training will be given on other software packages as necessary. The ideal applicant will be able to deal with a wide range of people, including academic staff and students. A flexible and approachable manner and the ability to work within a team will be important qualities. This post requires a high level of confidentiality and accuracy. Previous office experience is essential.

Applications must be received by 5:00pm on the closing date.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal enquiries can be made to Christine Thulborn - ctt22@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH06736 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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