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Building Services Technician

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

A Building Services Technician is required to work in the University of Cambridge, Department of Biochemistry.

The successful applicant will join a team of three staff under the guidance of the Building Services Manager. The duties are to support the teaching and research within the department by providing a frontline service. They will monitor plant and equipment, respond to breakdowns, conduct minor plumbing and building repairs/alterations, carry out a range of routine and planned maintenance and minor building works as directed. Ideally they will be competent and knowledgeable in the operation of general water, AHU and heating plant and the setting of control equipment associated with domestic, laboratory, softened and demineralised water services.

This is a very busy department with varied research activities, using complex plant to maintain the correct environment for researchers and equipment. The Department occupies two main buildings, both being highly serviced with a large amount of plant equipment and a number of laboratories. The successful candidate will be expected to familiarise themselves with the numerous plant rooms, in order to show engineers and contractors where equipment has failed. The successful applicant will be able to work in a team, be computer literate and with good attention to detail. Communication and interpersonal skills are essential as you will be dealing with many different types of personnel both within the University and outside contractors.

Candidates should hold a industry recognised qualification (eg BTEC National certificate, City & Guilds, NVQ or equivalent).

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.

Enquiries should be directed to Aaron Hughes - ach95@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH05930 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Post-doctoral Research Associate (Structural Bioinformatics) (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 20, 2015.

New drug targets for TB through prediction/investigation of impact of resistance mutations

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research associate position that will form part of the Cambridge cohort of the Cambridge-Chennai Centre Partnership on Antimicrobial Resistance in Tuberculosis. The successful applicant will spend substantial blocks of time in Chennai, India.

The post holder will work collaboratively with partners in Chennai and Cambridge to align new sequences of strains of M. tuberculosis to Chopin, our database of the M. tuberculosis structural proteome. This will be used to analyse the impacts of polymorphisms on structures and function using both machine learning and statistical analyses of effects on protein stability (mCSM & SDM), protein-protein (mCSM-PPI & mCSM NA) and protein-nucleic acid interactions, and protein-ligand interactions (mCSM-lig) with a view to understanding and predicting drug resistance. The post holder will also analyse the "druggability" of Mtb protein structures to identify new targets.

The successful applicant should have a proven knowledge of computer scripting and/or programming languages; an understanding of biological data; genome and structural analysis.

Applicants should have a PhD in structural bioinformatics or computational biology with knowledge of molecular and structural biology. The successful applicant will be primarily based in the University of Cambridge, Department of Biochemistry, Central Cambridge.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 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.

Enquiries should be directed to Professor Sir Tom Blundell, tlb20@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH05922 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate - Endothelial cell receptor biology (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Mar 27, 2015.

Post-doctoral endothelial cell biochemist.

A Post-doctoral Research Associate position is available to work on the regulation of vascular endothelial cell activity by sub-endothelial collagens. The post is based in University of Cambridge, Department of Biochemistry, Central Cambridge working in the laboratory of Professor Richard Farndale, and is funded by a British Heart Foundation Programme grant.

The successful applicant will be qualified in biochemistry and/or cell biology, and will have a strong interest in receptor biology. He or she will be fully trained in cell culture, and will preferably be skilled in vascular biology and the measurement of endothelial cell activity. The successful applicant will extract and maintain primary human endothelial cells, and will study their regulation by specific collagen receptors. Transcriptome will be measured using next generation RNAseq, and the RA will apply ligand proximity assays to the identification of novel receptors, then explore the signals elicited in the cells by specific collagen fragments selected from our Collagen Toolkits.

Candidates should have a PhD or the equivalent in a relevant science.

Interviews are anticipated during late April/early May.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 42 months until 30 November 2018 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.

For all informal enquiries please contact Professor Richard Farndale - rwf10@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH05769 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate - Structural Biology of membrane proteins (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Mar 30, 2015.

A postdoctoral Research Associate position is available to work on the structural biology of mammalian membrane proteins using the latest technology in X-ray crystallography. The post is based in the laboratory of Dr Simone Weyand, University of Cambridge, Departmental of Biochemistry, Central Cambridge and is for 1 year initially.

The role involves the ideal candidate to carry out all the steps from cloning to structure determination of a human GPCR. The successful candidate will be highly motivated with a track record of working on integral membrane proteins and expertise in at least one, and preferably more, of the following areas: over-expression in insect or mammalian cells, membrane protein purification, and X-ray crystallography structure determination. Candidates must be self-motivated individuals who enjoy working as part of a collaborative and multidisciplinary team. Strong leadership, communication and teamwork skills are decided assets.

Candidates should hold a PhD or the equivalent in a relevant specialist subject.

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.

For all informal enquiries please contact Dr Simone Weyand - sw644@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH05779 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate in G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Apr 24, 2015.

A postdoctoral research associate position is available to work in the laboratory of Dr Daniel Nietlispach, University of Cambridge, Department of Biochemistry, Central Cambridge.

The research involves the study of G-protein-coupled-receptors (GPCR) and the role that dynamics play in the functional activation of such receptors. A multi-disciplinary approach is followed including NMR spectroscopy and other biophysical methods. The Departmental research facilities include extensive state-of-the-art high field NMR instrumentation (500-800 MHz) and a comprehensive range of biophysics equipment.

Applicants should have a PhD or the equivalent in a relevant subject. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a strong background in protein biochemistry, including protein expression and structural biology of membrane proteins. Expertise in biomolecular NMR spectroscopy is of benefit but not a necessity. A suitable candidate will be able to plan and organise his research in an independent and efficient manner.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 17 months.

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 inquiries can be made to Dr Daniel Nietlispach - dn206@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH05695 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

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