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Clinical Anaesthetist

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 11, 2016.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE West Cambridge Site

A Veterinary Anaesthetist is required to join the anaesthesia team (3 ECVAA Diplomats, 1 Clinical Anaesthetist, 3 ECVAA residents and an anaesthesia nurse) in the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital from 1 September 2016 or as soon after as possible. You will work within the team to assist in organising and managing the provision of anaesthesia and critical care services to the Department; participate in the practical and theoretical instruction of veterinary students and training of Clinical Training Scholars; and take part in the out-of-hours on-call rota. You will benefit from the state-of-the-art facilities in the Small Animal Hospital, and a strong team of support staff. The role will also include some equine and farm animal duties.

You should have significant experience in an animal hospital environment (experience of working in an ICU environment is desirable), have completed a recognised residency programme (RCVS, ACVA or ECVA) and have a veterinary degree registerable with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. A postgraduate Diploma in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia (ECVAA or ACVAA) is desirable but not essential.

In return we can offer a supportive and engaging environment, generous paid annual leave for full time employees of 6.6 weeks (33 days) plus public holidays, competitive staff benefits and services, including family friendly policies, numerous discounts on shopping, health care, financial services and public transport. We also offer defined benefits pension schemes and tax-efficient bicycle, car lease and charity-giving schemes.

Closing date for applications: 13 September 2016

Interview date: 29 September 2016

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 about the role please contact Natalie Wills on nw366@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.

Applicants should submit a CHRIS/6, CV, covering letter outlining suitability for the role and contact details for two references. Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Further particulars for the role and information about the Department www.vet.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PP09866 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.

Junior Clinical Veterinarian Farm Animal (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 26, 2016.

We require a clinical veterinarian to join the farm animal team in the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital from 28 September 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter to contribute fully to all aspects of farm animal clinical work. Participation in the practical and theoretical instruction of veterinary students will form part of the role. You will benefit from the wide-ranging facilities within the University Hospital, including a strong team of support staff.

You should be a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a degree qualifying you for membership, and have at least two years' experience in clinical practice.

The equipment and facilities expected in a dedicated farm animal practice and referral centre are provided. There are support structures for professional development which include library and computing facilities, a seminar programme for post-graduate clinical and research staff, and structured supervision of the interns within the farm animal group.

There is a non-pensionable on-call supplement payable in addition to stipend.

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Natalie Wills on nw366@cam.ac.uk

Applicants should submit a CHRIS/6, CV, covering letter outlining suitability for the role and contact details for two references. Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Further particulars for the role and information about the Department www.vet.cam.ac.uk

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 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.

Closing date: 2 September 2016

Interview date: 14 September 2016

Please quote reference PP09986 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 19, 2016.

University of Cambridge Department of Veterinary Medicine West Cambridge Site

Limit of Tenure: 31 December 2019 Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to start from 1 January 2017 or as soon as possible after this date in evolutionary genomics, funded by the Wellcome Trust and Royal Society, on a project aiming to understand the link between reductive genome evolution and pathogenicity.

The main focus of the research will be testing the many competing hypotheses about why pathogens have smaller genomes than their non-pathogenic relatives. This will be done using the model system Streptococcus suis, which has evolved pathogenicity in concert with reductive evolution multiple times over recent timescales. This post will be based in Cambridge led by Dr Lucy Weinert, with opportunities to develop independent projects and to collaborate with Oxford University's Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam, Huazhong Agricultural University in China, the US Department of Agriculture, Public Health Ontario and Wageningen University. The project will use genome sequencing data and tools from evolutionary genetics and systems biology in the first instance but could also involve the use of laboratory experiments depending on the applicant's strengths.

Main duties will include:

*To take a lead role in the analysis of S. suis genome sequence data

*To work with collaborators to collate functional data from these genomes

*To review the current literature on genome reduction and pathogenicity

*To work with collaborators in experimental design and strategic planning and lab work

*To be involved in the preparation of manuscripts and grant proposals, and, if appropriate, to present research at national and international conferences

Applicants should have a PhD in evolutionary biology, microbiology, computational biology or a related discipline. Desirable skills will be experience with next generation sequencing data, microbiological laboratory practice and programming skills in Unix, python and R. A good understanding of systems biology, bacterial genomics and evolutionary genetics would be an advantage. The candidate must value teamwork and collaboration, and have good administrative and interpersonal skills.

Closing date: 29 September 2016

Interviews will be held on: 13 October 2016

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 submit an application for this vacancy, please visit the vacancy pages on the following website: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/ This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) before completing the online application form. Further particulars for the role and information about the Department www.vet.cam.ac.uk.

Applicants should submit a CHRIS/6, CV, covering letter outlining suitability for the role and contact details for two references. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please quote reference PP09938 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 18, 2016.

Applications are invited for this Bioinformatics postdoctoral position, funded by Innovate UK, on a project aiming to develop new vaccines for Emerging Viral Diseases, with a start date of 17th October 2016.

The main focus of the research is to use virus sequence databases and neutralising epitope data to computationally design synthetic vaccine inserts for emerging viral diseases. We will be using Ebola glycoprotein-based vaccine approaches as a proof of principle in a consortium of UK partners and 1 EU partner. The project will involve the bioinformatics analysis of filovirus glycoprotein, antigen design using structural bioinformatics approaches, and epitope enrichment, using empirical data from existing monoclonal antibodies against Ebola, as well as in silico predictions of epitopes. In addition to bioinformatics analysis, there is also a more traditional statistical component involved in the analysis of data from experiments on glycoprotein binding, pseudotype neutralisation by anti-filoviral monoclonal antibodies, antibody competition and neutralisation by sera from human Ebola survivors and vaccinees.

The project is based at the Lab of Viral Zoonotics (LVZ), Dept. of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge and this role is supervised by Dr Simon Frost, in collaboration with Professor Ralf Wagner, University of Regensburg; the role will include working at the University of Regensburg with Professor Wagner on the design and synthesis of vaccine inserts based on the analyses of filovirus variation. The PI of the overall project is Professor Jonathan Heeney, head of the LVZ.

Applicants should have a PhD in computational science with a background in immunology and/or virology or a related discipline, and should have experience of working with sequence databases. A good understanding of phylogenetic methods and structural immunological bioinformatics is highly desirable. The candidate must value teamwork and collaboration, have good administrative and interpersonal skills, and high computer literacy, including proficiency in data handling, visualisation, and scripting with Python or R.

To submit an application for this vacancy, please visit the vacancy pages on the following website: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/ Further particulars for the role and information about the Department www.vet.cam.ac.uk.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 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.

Closing date: 1 September 2016

Interviews will be held on 13 September 2016

Please quote reference PP09935 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/Senior Research Associate

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 19, 2016.

Applications are invited for this postdoctoral position in Ebola Vaccine Development, funded by Innovate UK, on a project aiming to develop new vaccines for Emerging Viral Diseases, with a start date of 17th October 2016.

Limit of Tenure: Up to 12 months depending on the appointed grade, starting 17th October 2016.

Salary: Research Associate - £28,982.00 - £37,768.00 Senior Research Associate - £38,896.00 - £49,230.00

The main focus of the research is to undertake pre-clinical serological assessment of computationally designed synthetic vaccine inserts for emerging viral diseases. We will be using Ebola glycoprotein-based vaccine approaches as a proof of principle in a consortium of UK partners and 1 EU partner. The project will involve the cloning of synthetic glycoprotein inserts into viral vaccine vectors, the immunisation and serological analysis for viral neutralisation from immunised individuals. Immune sera from different vaccine candidates will be compared to determine if vaccine sera can at least equal or expand the breadth of neutralisation with existing broadly neutralising monoclonal antibodies against Ebola. This candidate will have management responsibilities in logistics and forward planning to assist the PI and different collaborators in reaching project milestones on or ahead of time.

The project is based at the Lab of Viral Zoonotics (LVZ), Dept. of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge and this role is directly supervised by the PI of the overall project, Professor Jonathan Heeney, head of the LVZ.

Applicants should have a PhD in molecular biology or microbiology with a background in immunology and/or virology or a related discipline, and should have experience of cloning and packaging of recombinant viruses. A good understanding of vaccine methods and immunological experience is highly desirable. The candidate must value teamwork and collaboration, have good administrative and interpersonal skills, and high computer literacy, including proficiency in data handling and sample archiving.

To submit an application for this vacancy, please visit the vacancy pages on the following website: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/ Further particulars for the role and information about the Department www.vet.cam.ac.uk.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

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.

Closing date: 1 September 2016

Interviews will be held on 13 September 2016

Please quote reference PP09941 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.