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Department of Zoology

 

Receptionist [Temporary Cover] (Part Time)

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Department of Zoology at the University of Cambridge. We are looking for a friendly, enthusiastic and approachable person to provide part-time reception duties. Based in the centre of Cambridge, Zoology is home to a thriving community of researchers, students, staff, and visitors who work to answer the most exciting and important questions about how organisms develop, function, behave, interact and evolve. Members of the Department have a diverse range of research interests including exciting projects in conservation, ecology, evolution, cell and developmental biology and neurobiology.

You will be part of a team providing a welcoming and efficient service to visitors and staff. As the first point of contact for the Department, you will need excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be professional and friendly. The ability to prioritise your workload with the minimum of supervision and to work both independently and as part of a team are essential. You will be the first point of contact for visitors, answer and transfer telephone calls, circulate and respond to emails, sort and distribute post, issue access cards and keys and respond to requests and queries from members of the Department. You will also carry out some clerical duties such as coordinating right to work checks and the new starter and induction processes.

The ideal candidate will have a good general education (GCSE standard including English and Maths), be prepared to work on their own initiative, be adaptable and organised, flexible in their approach and have excellent communication and IT skills. Some experience of working in a reception role and dealing with courier packages would be desirable.

Temporary cover: This post is fixed-term for up to 13 months or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

Your hours of work will be all day Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesdays.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

What we Offer

The University of Cambridge offers excellent benefits, extensive opportunities in a stimulating environment.

*The University salary structure includes automatic service-related pay progression in many of its grades and an annual cost of living increase. In addition to this, employees are rewarded for outstanding contribution through a number of regular pay progression schemes. Staff also benefit from a generous annual leave entitlement.

*The University offers employees a wide range of competitive benefits, from health care cash plans to childcare, a cycle to work scheme, to shopping and insurance discounts.

*University-led initiatives in the areas of equality, diversity and wellbeing include staff and student networks. These include the Women's Staff Network, the Disabled Staff Network, the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Staff Network, Parents and Carers and the LGBT+ Network. We also hold a wide range of Equality and Diversity events on a regular basis.

*Wellbeing at Cambridge is a University-wide initiative aiming at supporting and maximising the health and wellbeing of staff.

*The University offer a range of family-friendly policies, including maternity, adoption and shared parental leave. In addition, workplace nurseries, childcare vouchers, a childcare salary sacrifice scheme and a high-quality holiday play scheme are available to help support University employees with caring responsibilities

Temporary cover: This post is fixed-term for up to 13 months or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a security check.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our University.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Anastasia Nezhentseva

Email: an286@cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference PF35869 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

Categories: Current Vacancies

Research Associate (Part Time, Maternity Cover, Fixed-Term)

A Research Associate post is available in the Drosophila Connectomics Group directed by Greg Jefferis and Matthias Landgraf in the Department of Zoology at the University of Cambridge.

Applicants will have a dual remit to carry out scientific research and assist in the smooth running of the group. The research focus is electron-microscopy connectomics by proofreading and analysis of automatically segmented reconstructions of neurons and their connectivity, performing graph/circuit analyses etc. to obtain biological insight. A background in neurobiology ideally with a strong quantitative preparation (e.g. some formal coursework in computer science) is expected.

The successful candidate will join a team based in Zoology with 16 team members, carrying out data processing and analysis on computer-assisted neuronal reconstruction data. They will interact closely with a similar team in the US as well as experimental groups in Oxford (Scott Waddell) and Cambridge (Greg Jefferis), but particularly with the latter. The candidate will need to be highly motivated and develop a good understanding of the nature of the data and the project's scientific aims. This will be critical to setting priorities as it develops. Close teamwork and a collaborative spirit will be essential, but team members will have increasing opportunities for scientific independence as their expertise develops. Candidates will report to a PI jointly based in Zoology and the MRC LMB and will receive training from experienced post-docs as well as benefiting from courses organised at the University level. The postholder will also contribute to general project management of the group e.g. through interaction with junior researchers and external funders, as well as participating in public engagement activities.

The role will be based on site in the Department of Zoology, with hybrid working arrangements possible following agreement.

Please upload a copy of your CV (2 sides of A4 maximum) and a covering letter (2 sides of A4 maximum).

Interview dates: Interview during week commencing 20th March 2023 - may be conducted remotely.

Fixed-term: The position is part-time (50%) maternity leave cover and is available until 31st December 2023.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

Flexible working requests will be considered.

We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our University.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Anastasia Nezhentseva

Email: an286@cam.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is: 17 March 2023

Interviews maybe done remotely following current guidelines.

Please quote reference PF35705 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

Categories: Current Vacancies