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Principal Assistant (Senior Facilities and Laboratory Manager)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 18, 2016.

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Facilities and Laboratory Manager or Principal Assistant using University terminology. This position is key to the development and maintenance of the technical and support facilities required to sustain and enhance the Biochemistry Department's high international profile in research and teaching.

Biochemistry is one of the largest Departments in the University. It is based in two centrally located facilities housing around 550 staff plus students. The two facilities are both a mix of laboratories and office space.

The job holder will lead a significant team which ensures laboratory support to staff and students, the procurement and maintenance of equipment and the effective delivery of a wide range of facilities to the department. The incumbent will also be expected to actively question and propose innovative solutions to enhance operational effectiveness and reduce costs. The role also acts as health and safety manager for the department. In addition this role will be expected to lead internal project delivery and represent the department on wider University initiatives.

Applicants should be educated to degree level in a relevant biological science and have significant technical and laboratory management experience, in either higher education or a commercial environment. In addition the successful applicant will have significant experience of procuring and maintaining equipment, health and safety and display excellent motivational and interpersonal 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.

For all informal enquiries please contact Steph Favrin - personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH08111 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 28, 2016.

A position has arisen in the lab of Professor Gerard Evan, University of Cambridge, Department of Biochemistry, Cambridge (http://www.bioc.cam.ac.uk/uto/evan) to further our ongoing studies on the development and maintenance of pancreatic cancer. Higher order aspects of cell behaviour and identity are in great part determined by super-enhancer (SE) networks - transcriptional master switches that coordinate diverse gene expression networks. This work seeks to determine whether pancreatic cancer is driven and maintained by the activation of common and obligate SE-dependent regenerative programmes in the pancreatic epithelium and its attendant stroma elicited by oncogenic mutations. One candidate is deregulated expression of the Myc protein, a highly pleiotropic "master" switch that modulates a wide variety of mechanistically diverse processes. We have established models in which expression and/or activity of Myc can be rapidly and reversibly switched in the pancreas and we now seek a postdoctoral researcher to continue our studies investigating the possibility that Myc acts as a SE in pancreatic regeneration and cancer. Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent, a strong background in tumour biology and previous experience in molecular and cellular biology and in mouse models of tumourigenesis.

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

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a security check.

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 tdl2@cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PH08209 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.