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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.

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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.

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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.

Congratulations

Mike Herrtage and Julie Sales completed their 250-mile cycle ride from London to Paris raising money for CAMVET. They have raised more than £6500 so far, which will gotowards equipping the new Clinical Skills Lab. The hardest part was the 17% ascent of Bexley Hill, the best part was cycling down the Champs Elysees despite Julie doing this with her fifth puncture!

Research into the control of CTVT

Dr Elizabeth Murchison and Andrea Strakova publishes their latest research into the control of CTVT.

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