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Director of Small Animal Surgical Services

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

Further details for this position: follow link to further particulars below.

Further information about the Department: www.vet.cam.ac.uk

Closing date for applications: 5 September 2014.

Interview date: 29 September 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.

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.

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Junior Clinical Training Scholar in Equine Studies

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 11, 2014.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE West Cambridge Site

One-year Junior Clinical Training Scholarship £14,700 per annum

Start date 1 December 2014

Applications are invited from recently qualified veterinarians for this 12 month post-graduate training programme offering high-quality, post-graduate training in equine studies. The emphasis will be on gaining practical clinical experience in equine medicine and surgery under the supervision of recognised specialists. As the JCTS progresses through the programme, they will have increasing responsibility within the first opinion practice to help expand their clinical competency and confidence. The combination of specialist and ambulatory training will allow the Scholar to identify specific fields in which to specialise, either in preparation for Senior Clinical Scholarship training programmes, or specialist private practice.

An applicant must be a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a veterinary degree qualifying him or her for membership.

For informal enquiries about the scholarship programme, please contact Kate Smith, Equine Surgeon, ks629@cam.ac.uk or 01223 765804.

Closing date: 31 August 2014

Interview date: 16 September 2014

Fixed-term: 1 years.

Application form (JCTS1) and information pack: contact Melissa Large on 01223 337055, quoting title of Scholarship, or download from http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/

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

Please quote reference PP03826 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Qualified Veterinary Nurse - Small Animal Wing & Theatres (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 31, 2014.

RCVS LISTED AND QUALIFIED VETERINARY NURSE (two positions)

Post 1 Small Animal Wing based

Post 2 Theatre based

Limit of tenure: Three years in the first instance

We require a listed qualified veterinary nurse ( 2 positions) with a flexible approach to join a friendly team of nurses who are responsible for nursing medical, surgical and critical care patients in the purpose built Small Animal Inpatients Wing, provide pre and post operative care of surgical patients and intraoperative assistance in the Theatre suites at the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital. You will be expected to demonstrate a willingness to work in each area and will be required to take part in an out of hours rota to meet the needs of the business.

This is a full time post working 36.5 hours a week.

Applicants should be enthusiastic, with proven ability to self motivate and must be able to work on own initiative and have the ability to communicate with individuals at both junior and senior levels within the organisation. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their ability to work as part of a team.

For an informal chat about the position, please contact: Sharon Chandler on 01223 337656; email: sc223@cam.ac.uk or Siobhan Francis on 01223 760539; e-mail: sf398@cam.ac.uk

Closing date 7th September 2014

Interviews will be held on 22 September 2014

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 clearly state which post(s) they are applying for and should submit a CHRIS/5, 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 PP03993 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 Aug 20, 2014.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2017 in the first instance.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position, funded by an ARUK Project grant 'The Molecular basis of the innate response to oligomers of beta amyloid and alpha synuclein' is available from 1November 2014. This is an exciting multi-disciplinary project that exploits single molecule fluorescence methods to directly visualise the interaction of protein aggregates with toll-like receptors. The work will be undertaken at the Department of Veterinary Medicine in Prof Clare Bryant's Laboratory and the Department of Chemistry, in Prof. David Klenerman's Laboratory.

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant scientific discipline, expertise and extensive fluorescence microscopy experience, including ideally single molecule imaging. Experience in cell biology work, viral transduction and cell signalling assays is also essential.

The candidate must value teamwork and collaboration, have good administrative and interpersonal skills.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Clare Bryant (ceb27@cam.ac.uk)

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

Interviews will be held: 2 October 2014

Please quote reference PP04135 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 Jul 11, 2014.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE WEST CAMBRIDGE SITE

Period: 3 years

An exciting new opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Associate has become available within Dr Elizabeth Murchison's research group. The group is a newly-established, small interactive and international research team based at the Department of Veterinary Medicine, with strong collaborative links with the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute's Cancer Genome Project. The group's research is focused on the genetics and evolution of clonally transmissible cancers in dogs and Tasmanian devils.

The post is part of a Wellcome Trust funded project examining genetic diversity in hundreds of dog and Tasmanian devil transmissible cancer samples. The role will involve large-scale targeted sequence analysis of Tasmanian devil tumours. Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease (DFTD) is a transmissible cancer that is spread between Tasmanian devils by the transfer of living cancer cells by biting. Thus DFTD is a single clonal cell lineage that has spread through the Tasmanian devil population. The project will involve analysis of hundreds of DFTD genomes, leading to insight into the diversity, evolution and spread of this disease. Further understanding of DFTD and its impacts on the Tasmanian devil population are essential for informing conservation strategies, and may provide broader insights into the evolution of cancer. The role provides an exciting opportunity to combine cancer genomics with conservation biology to study the emergence, evolution and spread of DFTD.

The role will involve:

1 Improvement and further annotation of the Tasmanian devil reference genome assembly

2 Design and testing of an exon capture and sequencing strategy for Tasmanian devils

3 Development and implementation of a computational pipeline for analysis of genetic sequences from hundreds of Tasmanian devil tumours

4 Analysis of Tasmanian devil cancer whole genomes, including adaptation of existing bioinformatics tools for detection and analysis of single nucleotide variants, small insertions and deletions, structural variants and variation in genomic copy number

5 Use of statistical models to analyse DFTD mutational patterns, mutational impact, phylogenetics and evolution

6 Use of image analysis software to analyse panels of DFTD histology slides

7 Interaction with a broad and multi-disciplinary group of collaborators dedicated to saving the Tasmanian devil

8 Possible scope for field work involving Tasmanian devils

Essential skills:

1 PhD bioinformatics or related discipline (biology, computer science, mathematics or physics)

2 Research experience in genomics and analysis of next generation sequencing data

3 Extensive experience in statistical programming using R and/or MATLAB

4 Fluency in Perl and/or other biocomputing programming languages

5 Highly self-motivated and ability to work independently

6 Excellent communication, organisational and team-working skills

Desirable skills:

1 Experience in molecular biology laboratory techniques

2 Experience in use of parallel computing

3 Experience in cancer genome analysis

4 Experience in histopathology analysis

5 Experience in use of image analysis software

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Elizabeth Murchison (epm27@cam.ac.uk)

Closing date 21st September 2014

Interviews will be held on the morning of 7th October 2014

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 referees. 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 please see www.vet.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PP03829 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 - Bioinformatician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jul 10, 2014.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE DEPARMENT OF VETERINARY MEDICINE West Cambridge Site

Bioinformatician Large-scale genome sequencing studies of transmissible cancers in dogs and Tasmanian devils

Limit of Tenure: 6 years Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 6 years in the first instance.

A new opportunity for a Bioinformatician has become available within Dr Elizabeth Murchison's research group. The group is a newly-established small interactive research team based at the Department of Veterinary Medicine, with strong collaborative links with the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute's Cancer Genetics and Genomics Programme. The group's research is focused on the genetics and evolution of clonally transmissible cancers in dogs and Tasmanian devils.

The position is part of a Wellcome Trust funded project examining genetic diversity in hundreds of dog and Tasmanian devil transmissible cancer samples. The role will involve working closely with the team to develop and implement pipelines for genomic sequence data storage, analysis and visualisation. Specifically, this will involve adapting cancer genomics tools for analysis of cancers in dogs and Tasmanian devils, developing computational tools to assess variant presence/absence across panels of tumours, as well as providing bioinformatics support to the team. You will have strong ties with the IT team at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (WTSI) Cancer Genetics and Genomics Programme, and the first six months of the role will be based at WTSI.

The position would suit a Bioinformatician who enjoys working collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team. We are looking for someone who would take an active interest in both the scientific and technical challenges posed by analysing transmissible cancer genomes. There may be potential to convert this position to a PhD. The role provides an exciting opportunity to combine cancer genomics with conservation biology to study the emergence, evolution and spread of transmissible cancers.

The role will involve:

1 Establishing computational infrastructure to support laboratory bioinformatics needs

2 Developing pipelines for analysis and visualisation of exon-pulldown next
generation sequencing data

3 Liaising with bioinformaticians at Cambridge and WTSI to adapt existing cancer genomics pipelines for use in dogs and Tasmanian devils

4 Developing and implementing sample management and tracking software

5 Participation in lab meetings and scientific discussions

6 Working as part of a team to prepare and present data for publication and public release

Essential Qualifications and Skills

1 Degree in bioinformatics, computer science, biology or another related scientific discipline, with relevant bioinformatics experience

2 Excellent computer programming skills, knowledge of Perl, and skills in relational database management systems

3 Knowledge of statistical programming languages such as R or MATLAB

4 Excellent communication and team-working skills

Desirable Qualifications and Skills

1 MSc or PhD in bioinformatics or equivalent years of experience of bioinformatics experience

2 Knowledge of additional programming languages (Java, Python, C++ etc)

3 Skills in web development

4 Experience in analysis of next generation sequencing data

5 Background in cancer genomics

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Elizabeth Murchison epm27@cam.ac.uk

Closing Date: 14 September 2014

Interviews will be held: 30th September 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.

Applicants should submit a CHRIS/6, CV, covering letter outlining suitability for the role and contact details for two referees. 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 PP03801 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 (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Aug 21, 2014.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2019 in the first instance.

The Department of Veterinary Medicine is recruiting a Senior Research Associate / Research Associate to work on a BBSRC funded strategic LOLA grant "Understanding influenza A virus: linking transmission, evolutionary dynamics, pathogenesis and immunity in pigs". The main aim of the programme is to improve our understanding of the transmission and evolution of influenza viruses in pigs. This post-holder will develop and parameterise mechanistic models of between-host transmission, and within- and between-host viral evolution, based on deep sequenced, whole genome data from natural transmission experiments to be conducted as part of the programme. The potential impact of vaccination on virus evolution is of particular interest. The postholder will be expected to take a lead role in the development of novel models, using statistical and mathematical methods that integrate genetic and epidemiological approaches. The project is led locally by Professor James Wood and the overall sLOLA PI is Professor Bryan Charleston at the Pirbright Institute. Collaborators include Simon Frost (Cambridge), Mark Woolhouse (Edinburgh), Mario Caccamo (TGAC), Mick Bailey (Bristol), Sarah Gilbert (Oxford) and Ian Brown (AHVLA). Candidates should hold a PhD (or equivalent) in bioinformatics, statistics, epidemiology, or a closely related discipline. Substantial experience of programming in languages such as R and C (or equivalent) is essential. Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor James Wood (jlnw2@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.

Interviews will be held: 15 October 2014

Please quote reference PP04148 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.