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Department of Biochemistry

 
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Chief Research Laboratory Technician

Mon, 06/09/2021 - 00:00

Applications are invited for a Senior Laboratory Technician position that has become available in the Department of Biochemistry of the University of Cambridge, UK.

The successful applicant will work to support the laboratories of Profs. Luisi and Pellegrini, with the aim to ensure the smooth and efficient running of daily research activities. Main duties include maintaining stocks of reagents and consumables, looking after equipment items, liaising with suppliers and service engineers and monitoring lab resources including expenditure within a set budget.

A smaller portion of the time will also be dedicated to work supporting the Structural Biology Research Facilities of the Department.

This is a challenging but rewarding position that would suit a graduate in Biochemistry, Biology or related discipline, who is keen to gain relevant experience in an academic research environment.

The ideal candidate will combine an ability to multi-task and to fit in well within international team(s). Excellent communication and time-management skills are essential for the role. Experience with basic biochemistry and molecular biology techniques would be highly desirable, although training will be provided.

Applicants should submit an application citing relevant experience, explain why they are suitable for the position and contact information for at least two referees.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

If you have questions about the application process please email personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH28054 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Receptionist/Clerical Assistant (Part Time)

Thu, 02/09/2021 - 00:00

A vacancy has arisen within the Departmental Secretariat.

Reporting to the Secretariat Supervisor, the successful candidate will be expected to provide ad-hoc administrative support to research groups and facilities within the Department, including but not limited to accounts and the library. In addition, and as part of the Departmental Secretariat Team, they be expected to assist in providing cover and support to both the Hopkins and Sanger Receptions, acting as the first point of contact for visitors. Whilst covering Reception, the successful candidate will be expected to answer and transfer telephone calls, circulate and respond to emails, sort and distribute post, issuing access cards and keys and respond to requests and queries from members of the Department. The successful candidate will also provide support to the Fire Manager during the fire evacuation procedure and inform senior members of the Department of any security related concerns.

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.

This is a part-time role working 22.5 hours per week across three days, Monday to Wednesday.

If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact Debbie Canham (dac77@cam.ac.uk) or Sarah Gordon (Sg953@cam.ac.uk). If your questions relate to the application process, please contact the Departmental Human Resources Team (personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk).

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

If you have questions about the application process please email personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH28021 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Research Associate - Hyvonen Group (Fixed Term)

Thu, 02/09/2021 - 00:00

Short term position for a postdoctoral research associate in the group of Marko Hyvonen to work on a fragment-based drug discovery (FBDD) project on a novel cancer target, in collaboration with groups in The Department of Chemistry and at the University of Oxford.

We are a looking for a motivated individual with a background in biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology or chemistry. Full training will be provided, but expertise in one or more of the key methodologies used in FBDD would be highly desirable and prior experience in drug discovery advantageous.

The postholder will be in charge of the whole process from protein production through fragment screening by thermal shift, NMR and crystallography to hit validation

The postholder is expected to have good practical knowledge of one or more of the key methodologies used in FBDD and strong background in quantitative biomolecular sciences. Good understanding of structural biology and protein structure analysis is highly desirable.

The postholder is expected to work independently, while support is given for all aspects of the project. They are expected to have attention to detail in the experimentation and be producing high quality data. They are expected to report the results in clear manner in project meetings internally and externally and liaise with collaborators to progress the work in coordinated fashion.

The project is milestone-driven and the postholder is expected to have good time management skills and ability to prioritise work as needed.
Informal queries can be sent to Dr Marko Hyvönen at mh256@cam.ac.uk

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 8 months in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

If you have questions about the application process please email personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PH27992 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Sir William Dunn Professorship of Biochemistry

Tue, 03/08/2021 - 00:00

The Board of Electors to the Sir William Dunn Professorship of Biochemistry invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 October 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in biochemistry and the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in maintaining and developing a leading research presence. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

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

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

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

Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be made online no later than 30 September 2021.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Mark Carrington, Convenor of Board of Electors: mc115@cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PH27625 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.