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Client Services Administrator (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 24, 2015.

The Queen's Veterinary School Hospital is looking for a pro-active, flexible team player to work in the Reception area of both the Small and Large Animal sections as part of the Hospital Administration Team. This is a full time position working Monday to Thursday 8.45am to 5.15pm and 8.45am to 4.15pm on a Friday, with one hour for lunch each day, some flexibility is required. You will be expected to work in the large animal and small animal reception areas.

You will be the first point of contact for our clients, therefore a friendly manner, combined with excellent communication skills are essential. You will be responsible for receiving incoming calls and faxes, billing clients and taking payments, booking appointments, liaising with clients, referral practices, clinicians, nurses and students and therefore knowledge of medical terminology would be advantageous.

The ability to plan and prioritise your own workload is essential along with being able to work within a team environment.

You should have a sound knowledge of IT systems and should be numerate, accurate and have an eye for detail. You will be educated to 'A' level standard or have experience in a similar working environment.

For informal enquiries please contact Kate Smith email: kw306@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: 6 September 2015

Interviews will be held: 21 September 2015

Please quote reference PP06954 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Clinical Director of Small Animal Surgical Services

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 04, 2015.

The Queen's Veterinary School Hospital (QVSH) is seeking a highly experienced small animal specialist to direct and expand clinical activities in small animal surgery, with a particular emphasis on orthopaedic surgery. This is an outstanding opportunity for a senior surgeon to manage and develop the Small Animal Surgery programme in line with the Hospital strategy while still practising surgery. This will be a full-time position that will combine clinical and managerial responsibilities, and will also allow the successful applicant to participate in didactic teaching, the supervision of clinical training scholars, and in clinical research activities.

The Small Animal Surgery programme is composed of Orthopaedic and Soft Tissue services, with four European board-certified surgeons (three academic-track and one clinical-track), three senior clinical training scholars and a team of 5 theatre nurses. The new post of Clinical Director of Small Animal Surgery has been created to develop the Small Animal Surgery programme and to strengthen the links between clinic and research. The Clinical Director will report to the Head of Department and will play an important role in developing and implementing clinical strategy through involvement with the Hospital Strategy and Management Committees in QVSH. The Clinical Director will work closely with the recently appointed, research-intensive Professor of Small Animal Surgery (Professor Matthew Allen).

Candidates for this position should be board-certified by the European and/or American College of Veterinary Surgeons, or recognised as a Specialist in Small Animal Surgery by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). Preference will be given to candidates with a track record of management and leadership at a senior clinical level, as well as to those with experience in teaching/training clinical veterinary students, interns and residents.

Candidates must be a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a veterinary degree that is registerable with the RCVS.

Further information: follow further particulars link in advertisement on University of Cambridge website: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/

Informal enquiries: Professor Matthew Allen, 01223 337642, mja1000@cam.ac.uk

Further 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.

Please ensure that you upload a full Curriculum Vitae and a brief statement about how your experience fits this role in the upload section of the online application.

Closing date: 20 September 2015

Interview date: 12 October 2015

Please quote reference PP06801 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research Laboratory Technician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 11, 2015.

Dr Elizabeth Murchison's Wellcome Trust-funded research group at the University of Cambridge, Department of Veterinary Medicine, is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic person to fill a new role as Research Laboratory Technician. Dr Murchison's group is a newly established small, interactive and international research team focused on the genetics and evolution of transmissible cancers in dogs and Tasmanian devils. Although this is a full time position, we welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements. Please indicate your preferred working hours on the application form. For further information about Dr Elizabeth Murchison's laboratory, the Transmissible Cancer Group, please see our website: http://www.tcg.vet.cam.ac.uk

Key responsibilities of the role will include:

-Maintaining and curating large sample collections of dog and Tasmanian devil tumours and managing sample quality control pipelines

-Interacting with international collaborators and government agencies to oversee logistics and regulatory documentation associated with biological sample collection and shipment

-Overseeing day-to-day running of the laboratory, including ordering, managing laboratory databases, equipment purchase and maintenance and overseeing laboratory safety procedures

-Overseeing laboratory grant expenditure

-Assisting with research investigating genetics of transmissible cancers in dogs and Tasmanian devils, and assisting other laboratory members with research projects

Essential attributes:

-Bachelors degree in biological science, biomedical science or related discipline

-Previous laboratory research experience in molecular biology and a desire to learn new skills

-High level of computer literacy and an interest in learning new software packages

-Excellent communication and team working skills

-Excellent skills in research planning, record keeping and organisation

Desirable attributes

-Experience in high-throughput sample tracking and laboratory administration

-Experience in grant administration

-Experience in DNA and RNA analysis

-MSc / PhD or equivalent years of laboratory experience

For informal enquires please contact: Dr Elizabeth Murchison epm27@cam.ac.uk

Further particulars for the role and information about the Department can be found at www.vet.cam.ac.uk

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 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: 16 September 2015

Interview date: 7 October 2015

Please quote reference PP06846 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Research and Engagement Co-ordinator

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 03, 2015.

An exciting opportunity for a Research & Engagement Co-ordinator has become available within the Department and we wish to appoint to this role from 1 December 2015 or as soon as possible after that date. The role is funded for 5 years in the first instance.

This role will work in close liaison with the Research Director (a Professor in the Department) to support and develop the Department's research strategy, and to foster the research community. The role holder will provide a service to all academic staff in the Department, providing high quality support to individuals developing both particular research applications and future research profiles. A significant amount of work outside the Department may be required, interacting with and providing intelligence about traditional funders and beyond, enhancing research and engagement with industry, and suggesting ways to expand this in the Department.

This is a key administrative role in the Department. It reports to the Departmental Secretary and will require close teamwork with the Assistant Secretary (Finance & Research) and the Assistant Secretary (Human Resources) in order to ensure that projects progress at the post-activation stage within the sponsor's contractual terms and that changes and amendments are made correctly; and the role will work closely with the Research Support Assistant and provide direct supervision and training for that role.

The successful candidate will be educated to first degree level, preferably in a science discipline, a postgraduate degree in a science discipline is desirable. The successful candidate will have significant experience of research or administration in a higher education environment or similar type of large research organisation. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential, as is the ability to build strong working relationships with a variety of people.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Natalie Wills, nw366@cam.ac.uk

To find out more about the Department please visit: www.vet.cam.ac.uk

Further information about the role can be found below.

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 for applications: 13 September 2015

Interview date: 6 October 2015

Please quote reference PP06785 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 Clinical Training Scholarship in Anatomical Pathology

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 22, 2015.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD £ 21,690 Year One

The Scholarship is available from 1 December 2015, for one year in the first instance, renewable for periods of one year up to a total of three years. It is subject to an initial monitoring period of six months, and to review on an annual basis.

The Scholarship provides an outstanding opportunity to study for a postgraduate qualification, and it is expected that the Scholar will work towards the diploma exams of the European College of Veterinary Pathologists and/or the fellowship exams of the Royal College of Pathologists.

You will receive core training at the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital diagnostic pathology laboratory. You will be trained in diagnostic gross pathology and histopathology of all common domestic species with some additional exposure to zoo animal species and laboratory animals; will participate in the small-group teaching of veterinary students; and will undertake a research project. The training programme is approved by the European College of Veterinary Pathologists (ECVP), and the Royal College of Pathologists.

Applicants must be a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a veterinary degree qualifying them for membership. In order to comply with ECVP trainee registration requirements, the applicant must have worked or undergone training as a veterinarian in a field relevant to veterinary pathology for at least one year subsequent to graduation from veterinary school. A minimum of 12 months' experience of diagnostic pathology is desirable.

For informal discussion about the position, please contact Professor Alun Williams, 01223 337640, aw510@cam.ac.uk or Dr Fernando Constantino-Casas, fc307@cam.ac.uk

Closing date: 1 September 2015

Interview date: 14 September 2015

Application form (SCTS1) and information pack: contact Melissa Large on 01223 337055, or download from http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/news/

Completed application form, curriculum vitae and covering letter: send to Melissa Large, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 OES, or email vetmed@hermes.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PP06682 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.