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Cryo-EM Facility Technician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 12, 2018.

The Department of Biochemistry houses a newly established state-of-the-art Cryo Electron Microscopy (Cryo-EM) facility that offers equipment and expertise to the research groups within the Department, particularly Structural Biology, external academics, commercial users and other Departments in the University. The facility currently has Talos Arctica 200 kV and Titan Krios 300 kV electron microscopes and associated equipment for sample preparation and Cryo-EM data processing. Structural Biology in the Department comprises ~18 research groups, all of which rely on the facilities and expertise provided.

Applications are invited for the post of Cryo-EM Facility Technician to join the Cryo-EM Facility team. The post-holder will assist the Cryo-EM Facility Manager and staff in running of the facility by supporting the users to run their experiments on the Cryo-EM instruments, by helping to maintain the equipment in good working order, and by upholding efficient and functional infrastructure of the facility.

The post-holder will ideally have some prior experience of working within a facility environment in supporting users with a wide range of experience levels. In addition, strong inter-personal skills and a willingness to help facility users with their problems in a proactive and responsive manner are required.

Minimum qualifications for the role are a BTEC HNC/D or equivalent in physics or a biological science. The successful candidate will have appropriate laboratory experience in the areas described above. Experience of working with Cryo-Electron Microscopes is desirable but not essential, training will be provided.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 36 months 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.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Dima Chirgadze at dyc21@cam.ac.uk. Any enquiries relating to the application process please contact the HR team - personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PH14535 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Cryo-EM Post-doctoral Specialist (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 12, 2018.

The Department of Biochemistry houses a newly established state-of-the-art Cryo Electron Microscopy (Cryo-EM) facility that offers equipment and expertise to the research groups within the Department, particularly Structural Biology, external academics, commercial users, and other Departments in the University. The facility currently has Talos Arctica 200 kV and Titan Krios 300 kV electron microscopes and associated equipment for sample preparation and Cryo-EM data processing. Structural Biology in the Department comprises ~18 research groups, all of which rely on the facilities and expertise provided.

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated and enthusiastic staff member. The role-holder will assist the Cryo-EM Facility Manager in the running of the facility by supporting the users to run experiments on the Cryo-EM instruments and on sample preparation equipment, maintaining the equipment, and by upholding efficient and functional infrastructure of the facility.

The successful candidate should have (or be close to completing) a PhD in Structural Biology, Electron Microscopy or a related field. The post-holder will ideally have a knowledge of the Linux-based operating systems and relevant software for single particle Cryo-EM data analysis. Previous experience and practical knowledge in the operation of Cryo Electron Microscopes for single particle analysis and/or tomography would be an advantage but training will be provided if necessary.

In addition to having excellent technical competence, the successful candidate will be highly motivated and adaptable and will be expected to interact positively and effectively with a wide variety of facility users, i.e. postdoctoral and postgraduates researchers, academics, industrial visitors and undergraduates.

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.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Dima Chirgadze at dyc21@cam.ac.uk. Any enquiries relating to the application process please contact the HR team - personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PH14529 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.

Receptionist / Clerical Assistant (Wednesday - Friday)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 05, 2018.

A vacancy has arisen within the Departmental Secretariat.

The duties are varied and involve the provision of an efficient, helpful reception area: dealing with visitors, organising room bookings and the maintenance of a variety of security and database systems. In addition, the successful candidate would be expected to provide secretarial support to senior academic and administrative staff within the Department, operate a small switchboard, sell photocopier cards and provide a general administrative service to the scientific research and support service groups.

The ideal candidate will have a good general education (GCSE standard including English and Maths), be prepared to work on their own initiative, have the ability to prioritise their work, be well organised, flexible in their approach and have excellent communication and IT skills.

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.

Please quote reference PH14457 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 Jan 15, 2018.

DNA repair is crucial in all living cells for the maintenance of genome stability. The majority of spontaneous DNA lesions arise from the intrinsic chemical instability of DNA and include thousands of DNA single-strand breaks (SSBs) that occur on a daily basis. If left unrepaired, SSBs can terminate gene transcription, leading to mutations, cell death and disease. We are interested in unraveling novel pathways involved in the signaling of SSBs and studying the links between deficiencies in SSB repair and progressive neurodegenerative diseases (Khoronenkova & Dianov, PNAS, 2015; Khoronenkova et al., Mol Cell, 2012).

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Research Associate. The post-holder will join a vibrant research group in a world-leading and well-resourced department. This interdisciplinary project will cross boundaries between stem cell biology, biochemistry and neurodegenerative disease models.

The successful candidate should have (or be close to completion) a PhD in Molecular/Cell Biology, Biochemistry or a related field. Previous experience in the fields of stem cell biology and/or DNA repair would be an advantage. You should have a proven record of success in research and evidence of critical thinking.

The position will be for 30 months in the first instance.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Svetlana Khoronenkova at sk870@cam.ac.uk.

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.

Please quote reference PH14432 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.