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Next Generation Sequencing Research Facility Manager (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 28, 2014.

The Next Generation Sequencing Unit in the Department of Biochemistry is seeking an experienced research facility manager to join this expanding unit in the Sanger Building.

Candidates must have experience with Roche 454 FLX+, 454 Junior, Illumina MiSeq and Illumina NextSeq500 instruments. They must also have detailed experience of Next Generation Sequencing, including but not limited to targeted DNA-seq, RNA-seq, Meth-Seq, and whole genome sequencing as well as being able to demonstrate complete sequencing project management experience (customer-facing skills, sequencing library preparation, instrument resource allocation, finance management, instrument and sequencing project troubleshooting).

Candidates should also have bioinformatic skills including working with GS De Novo Assembler, GS Amplicon Variant Analyzer, Phred-Phrap, Consed, BaseSpace, BWA and DNASTAR and be able to analyse complex NGS data including challenging GC-rich actinomycete genomes. Candidates should be able to interact with high profile research scientists and corporate customers as well as manage technical staff. Previous experience using liquid handling automation (Perkin-Elmer NGS-Express) would be an advantage

Candidates should be well motivated, innovative, organised, have good communication skills and be able to work both independently and as part of a team.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 5 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.

Informal enquiries about this post may be directed to: Professor Peter Leadlay (pfl10@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference PH04201 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Assistant (Part Time, Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 12, 2014.

A position is available for a short-term, part-time Research Assistant for 2-3 days per week to join the Cys-loop Receptor Research group led by Professor Sarah Lummis in the Department of Biochemistry which is situated on the Downing site in central Cambridge. The group is working on structure function relationships in Cys-loop receptors and experience in this area would be advantageous.

A background in molecular biology (e.g. PCR, mini and midi preps) is essential, as well as some familiarity with cell culture and protein chemistry.

Candidates should be well motivated, organised, and able to work both independently and as part of a team.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 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.

If you have any queries regarding this position please contact Professor Sarah Lummis: sl120@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH04010 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.

Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 12, 2014.

A position is available for a MRC funded postdoctoral Research Associate to join the Cys-loop Receptor Research group led by Professor Sarah Lummis in the Department of Biochemistry which is situated on the Downing site in central Cambridge. The group is working on structure function relationships in Cys-loop receptors and experience in this area would be advantageous.

A strong background in protein expression and crystallography is essential, and familiarity with membrane proteins would be useful. Experience in molecular biology, protein chemistry and cell culture techniques is also needed.

Candidates should be well motivated, innovative, organised, have good communication skills and be able to work both independently and as part of a team.

The successful applicant will have a PhD or the equivalent in a relevant science.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2017

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.

If you have any queries regarding this position please contact Professor Sarah Lummis: sl120@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH04011 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.

Research Associate (Postdoctoral Scientist) (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 05, 2014.

Life depends on a network of biochemical reactions that constitutes our metabolism. It is key for the survival of modern cells that this metabolic network is flexible and able to adapt to changes in the environment. We are an EMBO young investigator laboratory in the University of Cambridge, Department of Biochemistry, Tennis Court Road, Central Cambridge, that's funded by the ERC and Wellcome Trust and investigates how this flexibility is achieved. We combine tools of yeast functional genetics with mass-spectrometry based analytics and computational biology to identify genes required for the regulation of metabolism, to define principles on how the metabolic networks operate, and we try to understand how the metabolism has evolved. The results help us to understand about changes in metabolism that occur during ageing and in the human metabolic disease.

We are looking for a motivated postdoctoral scientist to join our Wellcome Trust funded project to identify regulators of the metabolism. The successful candidate should have a PhD in either Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or Analytical Chemistry, and experience in either liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, or yeast functional genomics. Despite this post being ideal for an experimentalist, the candidate should have sympathy for computational work, data analysis, and training in R/python or a related programming language will be provided.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 April 2016 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.

To visit the Ralser Group homepage please see link below: http://ralser.sysbiol.cam.ac.uk/

If you have any queries regarding this position please contact Markus Ralser: mr559@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH04009 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.M