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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Oct 09, 2014.

We have a vacancy for a Research Assistant to work in the Butterfly Genetics Group. This position will be based in the Department of Zoology at Cambridge, with Professor Chris Jiggins.

The successful person will assist with curation of a research database for the study of Heliconius butterflies. This will involve checking taxonomic and geographic records and correcting errors in existing data. In addition, the postholder will be photographing specimens collected from a hybrid zone in Ecuador for uploading to the database.

The successful person will join an active and multi-disciplinary research team.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 3 months.

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 PF04432 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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University Lecturer in Neuroscience (Tenure Track Position)

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

The Department of Zoology is seeking to recruit an outstanding scientist to complement and extend existing strengths within our Neurobiology, Biomechanics and Behaviour research theme. The successful candidate will combine excellence in research with a commitment to teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and will have the ability to fund and lead an independent research group. The Department would particularly welcome applications from women as we have an historic imbalance in the number of women holding academic staff positions.

Selection Criteria

Essential

An outstanding research record, documented by publication and by the demonstrated ability to attract research funding.

An innovative and focused research agenda in some area of neuroscience

The training and expertise to contribute broadly to undergraduate teaching in neuroscience and related disciplines.

Desirable

Demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduates and supervising research students.

A track record of commitment to wider responsibilities in a current or previous institution (for example, in project leadership, mentoring, or promoting public engagement.)

Duties and Responsibilities

To conduct research in Neuroscience (60%);

To teach undergraduate and graduate students in Neuroscience (30%);

To undertake some departmental administration (10%).

The post is available from 1 April 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. Appointment will be for a probationary period of five years with appointment to the retiring age thereafter, subject to satisfactory performance.

Potential applicants are encouraged to make informal enquiries through the Head of Department, Professor Michael Akam, hod@zoo.cam.ac.uk

Interview date(s): Interviews/seminars are planned to take place in either the week beginning 8 December, or week beginning 15 December 2014.

Applicants should send the following: A full CV, including a summary (<1000 words) of current research and future research plans.

A covering letter setting out why you are applying and what you would bring to the role (2 sides A4 maximum).

A completed CHRIS 6 (Parts 1 and 3), available at: http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/forms/chris6/

Please send these to the Departmental Administrator via email to: admin@zoo.cam.ac.uk or by post to: The Departmental Administrator, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK

Please also arrange for two academic referees to send references directly by post or email to the same address

Please quote reference PF04316 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.