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Clinical Veterinarian in Farm Animal

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 31, 2016.

We require an experienced Veterinary Surgeon to join the farm animal team of the Department of Veterinary Medicine in this senior clinical post. The person appointed will be a key player in the development and provision of clinical services in the farm animal field, undertaken for teaching, focusing on sheep and cattle. Practical instruction of veterinary students is central to this position. The successful applicant will benefit from the wide-ranging facilities within the Department, including a strong team of support staff.

The successful candidate will have shared responsibility for the day to day running of the first opinion practice, and become an initial contact partner for farm clients. Will deliver clinical instruction to undergraduate veterinary students in the Department, through the medium of small-group teaching and complete administration tasks associated with the primary role.

For full details of the key responsibilities please see the further information document.

Candidates must be members of the RCVS or hold a degree qualifying them for membership, and have experience in all aspects of modern farm animal medicine, particularly herd health. Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area is desirable, and support and encouragement will be given to those wishing to undertake these. Official veterinarian status (for TB testing) is also desirable.

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

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: 6 October 2016

Interview date: 24 October 2016

Please quote reference PP10012 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Infectious Disease Dynamics (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 07, 2016.

University of Cambridge Department of Veterinary Medicine West Cambridge Site

Limit of Tenure: 36 months.

Applications are invited for a new postdoctoral position in mathematical modelling in the Department of Veterinary Medicine. This post is part of a Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award to Dr. Colin Russell, Prof Wendy Barclay, Prof Steven Riley, and Prof Paul Kellam focused on the within and between host evolution of influenza viruses. The post holder will work most closely with Dr Russell but also be expected to actively engage with all project members.

Over the period of the project we will perform a substantial number of in vitro and in vivo evolution experiments to explore the processes that govern the pace of influenza virus evolution. These experiments will generate tremendous amounts of host and virus data. The post holder will be responsible for developing mathematical models of within and between host virus dynamics based on the data. The wealth of data and expertise in this project should provide exciting opportunities to make fundamental insights into virus evolution.

Applicants should have a PhD, preferably in infectious disease dynamics, evolutionary biology, epidemiology, mathematics, statistics, physics, or a related field. In depth experience in developing and estimating mathematical models is essential. Applicants should also have good programming skills and the ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative team. Previous experience in modelling infectious disease dynamics is highly desirable. Applicants should also be able to deliver project goals as well as initiate their own projects.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Julie Ingham (ji217@cam.ac.uk).

Closing Date: 9 October 2016.

Interviews will be held: 26 October 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.

Applicants should submit a CHRIS/6, CV, covering letter outlining suitability for the role, and contact details for three references. Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. Further particulars for the role and information about the Department www.vet.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PP10082 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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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.

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 01, 2016.

Dr Mark Holmes and Dr Andrew Grant are seeking to appoint a postdoctoral Research Associate to join a team of scientists using chromosome conformation metagenomics sequencing to investigate the transfer of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) genes within microbiomes.

The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in one of the Biological Sciences and have strong experience in Molecular Microbiology and Bioinformatics. The candidate must value teamwork and collaboration, have good administrative and interpersonal skills, and high computer literacy especially in relation to analysis of DNA sequences and the use of bioinformatics software.

Some of the duties for this role will include:

  • Develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research
  • Conduct individual and collaborative research projects
  • Establishing the accuracy and reproducibility of two novel metagenome sequencing methodologies and use these techniques in experimental conditions
  • Performing longitudinal studies
  • Developing mathematical models that capture the flux of AMR genes in bacterial populations
  • Writing up research work for presentation and publication

A full detailed description of the key responsibilities is available in the further information file.

For informal enquires please contact: Natalie Wills on nw366@cam.ac.uk

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 until 30 November 2018 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.

Closing date: 2 October 2016

Interviews will be held on 17 October 2016

Please quote reference PP10018 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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Veterinary Radiographer

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 08, 2016.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE WEST CAMBRDIGE SITE

Queen's Veterinary School Hospital

Limit of Tenure 3 years in the first instance

We require a Veterinary Radiographer to join a team of qualified radiographers in this busy Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Applicants should be qualified Veterinary Nurses (preference will be given to Diploma holders) with a particular interest in radiography, or diagnostic Radiographers holding either the DCR or equivalent degree. A minimum of 2 years post qualification experience is desirable.

The Veterinary Radiographer will be responsible for producing high quality clinical diagnostic images of small and large animals. The role holder will ensure radiation safety is understood by all workers and is complied with at all times and will also instruct students to x-ray animals to the highest possible standards with special regard to the radiation safety implications.

Duties include diagnostic radiography of both small animals (cats and dogs) and large animals (horses and farm animals) Experience of working in this field would be advantageous, but is not essential as full training will be given.

You must be an excellent communicator, capable of establishing and maintaining good relations with clinicians, veterinary students and colleagues.

Candidates who are successful at shortlisting will be invited to come and spend half a day in the Department to get a good understanding of the role and the Hospital and to meet the Radiography team prior to interview.

If you have any questions about this role please contact Natalie Wills on nw366@cam.ac.uk

Closing Date: 16 October 2016

Interviews will be held : 10 November 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.

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link 'Apply online' or visit the vacancy pages on the following website: 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.

Please quote reference PP10089 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.

Veterinary Radiographer (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 08, 2016.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE WEST CAMBRDIGE SITE

Queen's Veterinary School Hospital

Limit of Tenure 1 year in the first instance

We require a Veterinary Radiographer to join a team of qualified radiographers in this busy Veterinary Teaching Hospital on a one year contract. Applicants should be qualified Veterinary Nurses (preference will be given to Diploma holders) with a particular interest in radiography, or diagnostic Radiographers holding either the DCR or equivalent degree. A minimum of 2 years post qualification experience is desirable.

The Veterinary Radiographer will be responsible for producing high quality clinical diagnostic images of small and large animals. The role holder will ensure radiation safety is understood by all workers and is complied with at all times and will also instruct students to x-ray animals to the highest possible standards with special regard to the radiation safety implications.

Duties include diagnostic radiography of both small animals (cats and dogs) and large animals (horses and farm animals) Experience of working in this field would be advantageous, but is not essential as full training will be given.

You must be an excellent communicator, capable of establishing and maintaining good relations with clinicians, veterinary students and colleagues.

Candidates who are successful at shortlisting will be invited to come and spend half a day in the Department to get a good understanding of the role and the Hospital and to meet the Radiography team prior to interview.

If you have any questions about this role please contact Natalie Wills on nw366@cam.ac.uk

Closing Date: 16 October 2016

Interviews will be held : 10 November 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.

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link 'Apply online' or visit the vacancy pages on the following website: 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.

Please quote reference PP10090 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.