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Administrative Officer (Finance Manager)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 13, 2017.

Applications are invited for the position of Administrative Officer in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge resulting from the promotion of the present incumbent. The Department is a research establishment, currently made up of 48 research groups comprising over 350 research, technical staff and Postgraduate students and 41 academics and 17 fellows making it one of the largest in the University. The Department currently holds 183 research project grants which range up to £5m with a total budget of £55m.

In the last 18 months the Department has reviewed and simplified its decision-making structures, is investing in greater support for academics and fellows to increase and broaden funding sources and is building strong links with a number of industry leaders. In addition the department has acted as the University lead for a consortium of institutions on two successful multi-million pound equipment funding programmes and has become an exemplar for online teaching support.

Reporting to the head of administration this is a broad and varied role which leads key aspects of Biochemistry's activities and is key to underpinning academic success. The role leads a range of activities, including financial planning/reporting/management, procurement, grant administration, together with a number of support services through a strong and supportive team. In the commercial sector the equivalent role would be a Finance Manager with enhanced operational responsibilities. In addition to these duties the successful candidate is also expected to support broader School of the Biological Sciences and wider University activities.

Key to the success of this role will be the incumbent's ability to forge a strong and supportive relationship with the Head of Department, head of administration and the rest of the management team, of which this position is a member. Critical attributes include financial and business acumen, the credibility to act as a sounding-board and advisor, create trust and be comfortable initiating change. In addition the successful candidate will be an excellent communicator, motivator and leader, able to manage detail but at the same time see the big picture and have a track record of successful project delivery.

Educated to degree level, with at least AAT full membership or preferably ACCA/CIMA qualified, the incumbent will be able to demonstrate a track record of success in financial leadership within a complex organization. It is essential the successful candidate can deliver compliance with both the department's internal needs and the University's financial procedures. Empathy with the needs and priorities of an academic environment is important, and as such experience of working in a science or higher education environment would be an advantage but not essential.

Salary: £34,956-£46,924 (potentially higher for exceptional candidates)

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 sent to Nick Smith by email (nts23@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PH11165 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Herchel Smith Professor of Biochemistry

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 11, 2017.

The Board of Electors to the Herchel Smith Professorship of Biochemistry invite applications from outstanding established investigators for this Professorship. The Herchel Smith Professorship of Biochemistry is one of two established and fully endowed Professorships within the Biochemistry department and is funded by a generous bequest from the eponymous Anglo-American Organic Chemist.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in their field. They will demonstrate the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths and developing a leading research presence within Biological Sciences, across the University and through broader collaboration. A PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification is essential.

Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration. The Professor will be based in Cambridge.

The appointment comes with a substantial endowment and a start-up package to be negotiated, together with a competitive salary. The appointment will be from 1 October 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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.

Further information is available at: http://www.hr.admin.cam.ac.uk/professorships or contact Human Resources, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email: ibise@admin.cam.ac.uk).

Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a list of publications, along with details of three referees should be made online no later than 13 March 2017.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Gerard Evan, Head of the Department of Biochemistry; tel: +44 1223 766017, email: gie20@cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PH11136 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 12, 2017.

The Laboratory of Prof Guy Brown (www.guybrown.net) in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, is looking for a post-doctoral Research Associate to work on a new EU funded project examining the roles of microglial TREM2 and CD33 in Alzheimer's disease. We will be looking at how these receptors regulate phagocytosis, signalling, inflammation and neurotoxicity.

The applicant should have: experience of microglial, glial and/or neuronal biology, including isolation of brain cells, and the methods of molecular cell biology and biochemistry.

The applicant needs to have: lots of ideas, enthusiasm, experience, a good publication record and very good references, to work on this exciting new project involving multiple labs and companies across Europe. If needed, informal enquiries can be made to Guy Brown: gcb3@cam.ac.uk

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 36 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 sent to Guy Brown: gcb3@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH11146 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Training Network Manager MMBio (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Dec 23, 2016.

A vacancy has arisen for an EU Research Training Network Manager to take the leading role in managing a European Research Training Network in Molecular Tools for Nucleic Acid Manipulation for Biological Intervention (MMBio - http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/hollfelder/Research/mmbio).

The role involves scientific coordination of research training projects, dealing with contacts at all levels, both within and outside of the university, organisation of training events, workshops and summer schools and leading the reporting of project results. In addition to acting as liaison between the network partners throughout Europe and at the European Commission, you will provide general support to the Co-ordinator and his group within the department, including management of the funding of the networks (approx. €3.8 million each), coordination of scientific visits, recruitment of young researchers. The ability to work independently with self-motivation and to take initiative is key to being successful in this role that carries considerable responsibility.

The ideal candidate will have a university degree in Chemistry of Biology (or other relevant areas) and doctoral and postdoctoral experience in research projects in these areas. You will have excellent communication and organisational skills and a flexible approach to work. Good IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint .and possibly website design programmes) will be essential. The ability to work independently and to take initiative is absolutely crucial, given the varied tasks the appointee will be involved in. The position is available from 1 January 2017.

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

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 directed to Adriana Dote - personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PH11061 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.