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Clinical Skills Centre Facilitator (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 14, 2015.

University of Cambridge Department of Veterinary Medicine West Cambridge Site

Limit of Tenure: Three years in the first instance

The Department has just opened a brand new purpose-built Clinical Skills Centre (CSC) for the teaching and learning of a wide range of practical clinical skills to 200 veterinary students, e.g. catheter placement, reading of X rays, suturing, use of anaesthetic machines, rectal examination of equines and bovines, etc.

The resources in the CSC are used for practical skills teaching sessions led by academic staff as a complement to didactic and rotation teaching and learning, in order to reinforce techniques and good practice. The CSC also provides a resource for students to reinforce their own practical skills learning on an open access basis

This role reports to the Clinical Skills Centre Co-ordinator, who is the academic member of staff responsible for the CEC and for co-ordinating clinical skills strategy. The CSC is a recent innovation and there will be substantial ongoing work in developing Standard Operating Procedures and other management systems, and in equipping the CSC so that it can be used to its full potential.

The role will co-ordinate and manage the use of equipment, resources and time in the Clinical Skills Centre, will assist in the development of standard operating procedures; will support and facilitate clinical skills teaching and engage in the development of clinical skills teaching in the Clinical Skills Centre and elsewhere in the Department as required; and will manage a small consumables budget.

You must be a veterinary nurse registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

The following are essential:

  • Good IT skills.
  • Experience in the training of veterinary nurses or veterinary students is desirable.
  • Experience in using and having responsibility for care and maintenance of range of equipment commonly used in veterinary practice.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in order to prepare and maintain documentation to a high standard and to communicate with academic and nursing colleagues and with veterinary students.
  • Significant post-registration nursing experience.
  • Experience of referral standard veterinary medical and surgical techniques.
  • Excellent level of practical skills in order to pass these on to students.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Ability to organise own time and work.
  • Ability to address skills learning in a creative and innovative manner.

Closing date for applications: 8th February 2015

Interview date: 24th February 2015

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.

Department website: www.vet.cam.ac.uk

Further information: click on link below

Informal enquiries: Dr Jackie Brearley, jcb78@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.

Please quote reference PP05137 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

Principal Clinical Oncologist / Clinical Veterinarian in Oncology

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Dec 22, 2014.

Principal Clinical Oncologist / Clinical Veterinarian in Oncology

Principal Clinical Oncologist Grade 11 Stipend £58,172.00 or

Clinical Veterinarian in Oncology Grade 9 £38,511.00 to £48,743.00

Limit of Tenure 3 years in the first instance

The Department wishes to appoint an individual, to further develop the national and international reputation of the Department of Veterinary Medicine and the University of Cambridge for excellence in research and the teaching of Veterinary Oncology by supporting and maintaining the high standard of clinical service provision.

The Principal Clinical Oncologist / Clinical Veterinarian in Oncology will play a key role in developing the Cancer Therapy Unit as a stand-alone veterinary facility and will promote the clinical service and research aspects of this nationally and internationally.

S/he will be responsible for the day-to-day organisation and management of the Oncology service and will be responsible for developing, with the support of the Clinical Services Manager, the business aspects of the Cancer Therapy Unit, and to this end will formulate medium and long-term strategies for the management and direction of the Oncology service. This will include agreeing and meeting annual targets for the sustainability of staffing and the profitability of the Unit.

The role will take a lead in the training of postgraduate Senior Clinical Training Scholars and clinical rotation teaching of students. The roleholder will participate personally in the service work of The Queens' Veterinary Hospital, including its out of hours emergency work.

Applicants appointed at the Principal level should be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and hold a Diploma of the European or American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine ¿ subspeciality Oncology and have substantial experience at a senior level in veterinary clinical oncology. An in-depth understanding of the requirements of veterinary referral hospital work is essential. Applicants considered for appointment to the Clinical Veterinarian in Oncology should be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and hold a Diploma of the European or American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine subspeciality Oncology, but candidates who have completed an approved Residency training programme in Medical Oncology and who are eligible to sit the ECVIM-Onc certifying examination, will also be considered. Documented undergraduate teaching experience is desirable.

Closing date for applications 5th February 2015

Interview date 18th February 2015

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.

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 PP05036 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 Assistant (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 09, 2015.

University of Cambridge Department of Veterinary Medicine West Cambridge Site

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

Applications are invited for this Research Assistant position, funded by faculty start-up funds, on a project aiming to develop and optimize the use of 3D printing in pre-operative planning in small animal surgery.

The main focus of the research is to develop a streamlined pathway for converting 3-dimensional (3D) image datasets into solid plastic models that can then be used for pre-operative trials ahead of surgery. The work will be performed at the newly established Surgical Discovery Centre, led by Professor Matthew Allen.

Applicants should have at least one year of experience in a biomedical research laboratory. An understanding of musculoskeletal anatomy, bone imaging (especially CT scan) and image reconstruction/3D modelling would be an advantage. The candidate must value teamwork and collaboration, have good administrative and interpersonal skills, and high computer literacy.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Matthew Allen (mja1000@cam.ac.uk).

Closing date 28 January 2015

Interviews will be held on: 17 February 2015

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 PP05096 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.