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Director of Small Animal Surgical Services

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Sep 03, 2014.

Competitive salary

Applications are invited for the role of Director of Small Animal Surgical Services, to take up appointment as soon as possible and ideally by 1 January 2015. This is an exciting opportunity for the successful applicant to provide leadership and strategic direction in the area of small animal surgical services in the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital in order to ensure a well led and efficient surgical service, to participate in the clinical service and drive forward the growing surgical referral caseload of the Hospital, and to participate in clinical teaching.

You must be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a veterinary degree qualifying you for membership; hold an RCVS and/or European and/or American College Diploma in small animal surgery, focused in orthopaedics.

You should have substantial practical experience in small animal surgery; documented clinical veterinary student teaching experience; experience in the training of postgraduate veterinary surgeons (interns and residents).

You should be able to demonstrate evidence of ability to lead a team and to lead by example; sensitivity to the differing needs and career directions of co-workers and students; excellent organisational skills and the ability to balance the demands on the time of members of the small animal clinical team; enthusiasm for the discipline, and good interpersonal and teaching skills in order to impart their skills and knowledge to others; excellent written and verbal communication skills; the ability to work under pressure; and evidence of academic endeavour (e.g. published papers).

A higher degree is desirable.

Informal enquiries: Professor James Wood, 01223 764666, jlnw2@cam.ac.uk

Closing date for applications: 31 October 2014.

Interview date: TBA November 2014.

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.

Further details for this position: follow link to further particulars below. Further information about the Department: www.vet.cam.ac.uk To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link in the 'Apply online' section of the advertisement published on the University's Job Opportunities web pages. You will need to register an account and log in before completing the online application form. You should upload the following documents: a curriculum vitae; a brief statement about how your experience fits the profile for this role.

Please quote reference PP03910 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.

Project Administrator - Ethicobots (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Oct 03, 2014.

Limit of Tenure: Funds for this post are available until 31 August 2019

This role provides high level coordination and administrative support for a major research programme, and day-to-day advice to the Principal Investigator, Professor James Wood. The five-year Ethiopia Control of Bovine Tuberculosis Strategy (ETHICOBOTS) research grant is a £2.9m multidisciplinary research programme funded by the BBSRC. It involves partners in UK and Ethiopian Institutions who aim to tackle the high burden of bovine TB in the Ethiopian dairy farm sector.

The role holder will liaise with the Principal Investigator and with regional co-ordinators to ensure the smooth running of the project, and will be the first point of contact for researchers working on the project and for liaising with the project partners both in the UK and Africa.

The role involves a wide range of duties, which include: providing administrative support to the project team; organising project meetings, conference calls, stakeholder workshops, training workshops; liaison with researchers with regard to milestones and deadlines; purchasing; monitoring expenditure on the grant and providing financial reports; managing publicity including the project website. The role will require travel to Ethiopia.

The following are essential: a degree in a relevant subject area i.e. administration/ finance or a science based subject; ability to manage a website, including producing and/or editing multimedia content; excellent IT skills and proficiency in the use of Office and database packages; familiarity with conference calls, skype; good level of numeracy with experience of managing budgets; ability to prioritise and meet competing deadlines; excellent verbal and written interpersonal and communications skills (oral and written); ability to interact with senior academic scientists, project members and project staff, administrative and finance staff internally and externally; excellent organisational skills with the ability to plan and organise the workload effectively, flexibly, and with initiative to ensure that unforeseen difficulties that arise are dealt with at short notice, and to a high standard; excellent telephone manner; ability to make decisions and work on own initiative and work well in a team; ability to work well under pressure; ability to work diplomatically and with confidence with a wide range of people, establishing and maintaining communications with colleagues and representatives at different partner institutions (e.g. telephone and/or e-mail communications as appropriate) to facilitate close working relationships; prior administrative/ finance experience/research grants administration experience; ability to pay attention to detail; excellent organisational skills; proven problem-solving skills and initiative; proven ability to meet deadlines; ability to travel overseas for periods of time.

The following are desirable: knowledge of (or ability to learn quickly) the University Financial System, specifically the Grants Module; prior work experience in HE sector. Informal enquiries: Professor James Wood, jlnw2@cam.ac.uk

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 August 2019 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.

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 for applications: 4 November 2014

Interview date: 21 November 2014

Please quote reference PP04386 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.

Senior Post Mortem Room Technician

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Oct 23, 2014.

This appointment is available from 1 December 2014 or as soon as possible after that date.

The Post Mortem Room is a purpose-built facility which provides a comprehensive necropsy service to the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital, to research groups within the Department of Veterinary Medicine and other Departments in the University, and a service for a small number of independent external clients. It provides a facility for the instruction of veterinary students, who are required to acquire skills in post-mortem techniques and interpretation of post-mortem specimens.

In this context, the purpose of the role is to provide support to the Department's team of veterinary pathologists; to facilitate the use of the Post Mortem Room by researchers; to prepare and assist with necropsies and practical classes; to keep the Post Mortem Building clean and running smoothly; to arrange for the disposal of biological/clinical waste; to maintain the highest standards of health and safety in the Post Mortem Rooms, and to ensure that Standard Operating procedures are adhered to at all times. Heavy lifting is sometimes required, and sharp instruments and hazardous chemicals are used on a regular basis.

The following are essential: HNC or equivalent in a biology based subject; knowledge of anatomy and dissection of animal carcasses; excellent communication skills in order to deal students, other staff, veterinary surgeons, and outside agencies; ability to give clear instructions and guidance to others in order to ensure adherence to health and safety and Standard Operating Procedures; some experience in pathology and/or post mortem facility/abattoir; experience of application of health and safety guidelines and SOPs. You should have the ability to organise your own workload and to work unsupervised.

The following are desirable: some experience of supervising junior technical staff or students.

Closing date for applications: 12 November 2014.

Interview date: 25 November 2014.

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.

Informal enquiries: Dr Fernando Constantino-Casas, fc307@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 done so) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please quote reference PP04558 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.

PIs - PhD projects please.

"PhD projects please:
We will be placing PhD Project advertisements on ‘FindAPhD.com’ during the next few weeks.  If you are considering taking a student, could you please supply a project title, 5 key words and a short description of the project (300 words or less).  Please include the skills that will be gained by the student.  Don’t worry if the project doesn’t yet have funding as we will be looking into their funding situation before inviting candidates to interview.
 
A prompt email response to Fiona Roby would be very much appreciated."